25 RTAs graduate, enhance resilience program

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  • By Heidi Hunt, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs

Twenty-five service members, civilians and key spouses graduated from the 45th Space Wing Resiliency Training Assistant Course Sept. 22, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.


The 3-day course is taught by Master Resiliency Trainers, who provide expertise, guidance and structure to the Resiliency Program. 


“These 25 members of our military family were selected by unit leadership to be representatives and promote resiliency,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th Space Wing command chief. “Resiliency Training Assistants play a vital role in building and sustaining a culture of Comprehensively Fit Airmen who are capable of addressing the unique challenges and stressors we face every day while optimizing performance both on duty and at home.”


Upon completion of the course, Resiliency Training Assistants will deliver small group unit-resilience training, assist Master Resiliency Trainers in teaching at the First Term Airman Center and assist with Wingman Days, according to Lorie Woodcock, 45th Space Wing community support coordinator.


Resiliency Training Assistants are peers within the work centers,” Woodcock said. “They are accessible and approachable and help set the foundation for sustaining a fit, resilient and ready force.


“We are fortunate to have a skilled team of Master Resiliency Trainers who make the Resiliency Training Assistant course successful,” said Woodcock. “A special thank you goes to Staff Sgt. Richard Colon, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron water-fuel system maintenance, and lead Master Resiliency Trainer of the course.


For more information about the Resilience Training Assistant additional duty or the next Resiliency Training Assistant course, contact a unit Master Resiliency Trainer or Lorie Woodcock at 321-494-6968.


New Resiliency Training Assistants include:

Capt. Amanda Rowton, Air Force Technical Applications Center

1st Lt. Bryan Davis, 1st Range Operations Squadron

2nd Lt. Tyler Almquist, 45th Logistics Readiness Squadron

2nd Lt. Dylan Shiltz, 45th Launch Support Squadron

Master Sgt. Ryan Barlowe, 45th Operations Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Melvin Underwood Jr., 45th Security Forces Squadron   

Tech. Sgt. Trisha Cook, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Omar Ashraf, 45th LCSS

Staff Sgt. Devell Shanks, 45th Medical Operations Squadron

Staff Sgt. Leland Lakemper, AFTAC

Staff Sgt. Ryan Yeoman, 45th CES

Staff Sgt. Priscilla Nalley, 1st ROPS

Staff Sgt. Taylor Donnellan, 45th Space Communications Squadron

Staff Sgt. Bradley Owens, 45th Weather Squadron

Staff Sgt. Joaquin Sabio III, 45th CES

Senior Airman Jarrod Peterson, AFTAC

John Carrigan, 45th SCS

Cynthia Dove, 45th Medical Operations Squadron

Jessica Egleson, 45th Force Support Squadron Key Spouse

Michele Kerlin, 45th CES

Tamala McDowell, 920th Maintenance Squadron Key Spouse

James Merideth, 45th OSS

Kelly Mixson, 45th SFS

Shalarie Montgomery, 45th FSS

Natalie Ramsey, 45th CES Key Spouse and 45th FSS