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19th AW holds Wingman Day

Senior Airman Kailyn Herglotz, 19th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment program technician, teaches a class on effective communication during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Senior Airman Kailyn Herglotz, 19th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment program technician, teaches a class on effective communication during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 26, 2020. Throughout the first half of the day, Airmen had the opportunity to take virtual or in-person classes centered around the four-pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness to include COVID-19 and bias awareness topics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing participate in an effective communication course during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing participate in an effective communication course during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 26, 2020. Throughout the first half of the day, Airmen had the opportunity to take virtual or in-person classes centered around the four-pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness to include COVID-19 and bias awareness topics. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)

Senior Master Sgt. Brock Atchley, 19th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, teaches a class on professional development during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Senior Master Sgt. Brock Atchley, 19th Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor, teaches a class on professional development during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 26, 2020. A variety of classes were held during Wingman Day to enhance Airmen’s physical, spiritual and mental fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs mass communications apprentice, does a push-up during a Vital 90 course as part of Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs mass communications apprentice, does a push-up during a Vital 90 course as part of Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 26, 2020. For the second half of Wingman day, unit commanders allowed time for Airmen to come together to conduct team building and unit cohesion activities. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)

Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing attend a class on effective communication during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing attend a class on effective communication during Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 26, 2020. Wingman Day offered Airmen a way to boost morale and encouraged open conversations among units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

Senior Airman Trenton Sikute, 19th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, runs on the track during a Vital 90 course as part of Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Senior Airman Trenton Sikute, 19th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, runs on the track during a Vital 90 course as part of Wingman Day at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, June 26, 2020. For the second half of Wingman day, unit commanders allowed time for Airmen to come together to conduct team building and unit cohesion activities. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The 19th Airlift Wing held a Wingman Day on June 26, encouraging the continuation of open discussions to form a deeper understanding and connection between Airmen of all ranks.

Col. John Schutte, 19th Airlift Wing commander, had one request for Wingman Day participants, “be vulnerable, listen to understand and lead with courage.”

“These conversations help form the beginning of a deeper understanding for action,” Schutte said. “We will continue to explore ways to improve and encourage leaders at every level to listen more to their Airmen, to better understand their stories, and to help obliterate any barriers that exist to strong, inclusive cultures at the unit level.”

Throughout the first half of the day, Airmen had the opportunity to take virtual or in-person classes centered around the four-pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness: mental, physical, social and spiritual.

Some of the topics and discussions included COVID-19 and bias awareness topics, communication skills, emotional intelligence, supervisor safety training, basic retirement planning and a multitude of fitness classes.

“Wingman Day is an important opportunity for Airmen to step out of their comfort zone and have a chance to add to their toolbox, both professionally and personally,” said Linda Benjamin, 19th Airlift Wing emotional intelligence trainer.

For the second half of Wingman day, unit commanders allowed time for Airmen to come together to conduct team building and unit cohesion activities.

“Our hope is that we are all motivated from these Wingman Day courses and that leaders at every rank will take the necessary actions on these important topics and continue to learn from each other,” said Chief Master Sgt. Justin Strain, 19th Airlift Wing command chief. “This day is an important component of our efforts to forge a culture of trust, empowerment, and accountability, infused with our warrior ethos.”

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