Yokota comes together for resiliency days

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  • By Airman 1st Class Cayla Hunt
  • 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members from across Yokota dedicated multiple days to bolstering Total Force resiliency April 22 and April 23.

On their assigned days, Airmen and leadership gathered within their respective units to review the importance of connections within a team and engage in team-building exercises facilitated by the 374th Airlift Wing integrated resiliency office.

The team-building activities consisted of a variety of events, including group fitness sessions, personality evaluations, team barbecues, and car gatherings, among others.

U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th AW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Dunn, 374th AW command chief, hosted the entire base during all-calls throughout the two-day period. This provided the opportunity to remind Airmen of the importance of resilience and team-building, as well as the amount of support offered by the helping agencies on base.

“Today is all about taking a pause from what we do everyday,” said Roddan. “Taking time to think about resilience and taking time to think about what we can do to look after ourselves.”

The all-calls featured multiple educational performances from social theater group actors. Their performances were workplace scenarios involving sexual harassment and after each act, they opened dialogue between audience members on how to identify sexual harassment and employ strategies to navigate and prevent it.  

“Walk away learning something you didn't already know and adopt it,” said Roddan. “Then take a look and remember the folks around you are the people that hold you up everyday. Keep those connections strong.”

Find more information about Yokota’s own supporting agencies and resources at the 374 AW Helping Agency Matrix.

Additionally, members can reach the crisis line by dialing 988 or 1-800-273-8255 and selecting option one after connecting to talk to a trained emergency responder. Finally, veterans, troops, or their family members can also text 838255 or visit VeteransCrisisLine.net for assistance.