resilience starts with information
Podcast puts new spin on resilience
How do you talk to Airmen about resilience – especially when a unit is geographically dispersed? When two colleagues and friends at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing set out to answer that question, their priorities were to make the information approachable, accessible and relevant to their diverse community. One way they discovered, was a podcast.
Capt. Jerry Walker, the 363rd ISRW psychologist and acting wing surgeon general, and Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgeham, the 363rd ISRW chaplain, have just recorded the 12th episode of their podcast, “The Pillars.” The name is derived from the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program. CAF emphasizes the role of physical, spiritual, mental and social pillars (or domains) in creating balanced lives for Airmen.
“This is a podcast we put together to help (Airmen) with any issues or challenges they may face in their personal or professional lives … to help them become a better leader, wingman and warrior,” explained Walker. “These are general resilience skills (in the podcast), and in that regard, everyone…
NASA eyes compact Hurricane Hilary
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible light image of Hilaryon July 25 at 5:54 p.m. EDT (2154 UTC). The Suomi NPP image showed that Hilary appeared somewhat asymmetric.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted an eye feature in the northwestern portion of the central dense overcast, suggestive of some northwesterly shear.
On July 26, NHC forecaster Blake said “The central dense overcast has become more symmetric, although convection is still preferentially forming in the eastern eyewall. Any eye feature, however, is somewhat less distinct than a few hours ago, and the…