Looking for a chance to show your resiliency?

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
When things get tough, what do you do to get through your day at work or at home? If you had an opportunity to write a very simple sentence on what makes you resilient, how would it read?
A special event will take place Sept. 12 that will give members of the Team Robins family a chance to highlight their resiliency - defined as the ability to withstand, recover and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.

A resiliency campaign, known as "I am Resilient Because ...," will be part of an interactive, community-based effort to promote the four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness - mental, physical, social and spiritual.

Volunteers may come to Bldg. 610 from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 12 to have an opportunity to show what makes them resilient. You will be able to create individualized messages, which will appear through photographs and video.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend, to include all military members in the Air Force, Army and Marines, Navy, active duty, Guard, Reserve, retired members, civilians, contractors, spouses and family members.

"Resiliency is being able to bounce back from difficult life events, to keep growing in the face of challenges and adversity," said Capt. Nicole Campbell, Robins Air Force Base Suicide Prevention Program manager. "We want to know, 'How do you do that?'"

"We know the definition of resiliency, but how do people exercise it? What do they rely on during times of stress and distress?" she said. "Most of the time it falls under one of the four pillars."

For example, if you participate in sports, volunteer, attend religious services or are involved in performing arts, how would you answer the question of what makes you resilient?

"We're trying to promote self-care," she said. "You should be focusing on resiliency every day."

To schedule a time to promote your resiliency efforts during the Sept. 12 event, call Capt. Campbell at 327-8398 or email As this is an ongoing campaign, if you are unable to make it Sept. 12, please call for future alternate dates.

Be on the lookout for other communication tools as part of this ongoing resiliency campaign across Robins.