What is Ready?

The ability to accomplish assigned tasks or missions through resilience, individual and collective team training, and leadership.

What is Resilient?

The mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral ability to face and cope with adversity, adapt to change, recover, learn and grow from setbacks.

What's Different?

The Ready and Resilient Campaign integrates and synchronizes multiple efforts and programs to improve the readiness and resilience of the Army Family - Soldiers (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard), Army Civilians and Families. Ready and Resilient creates a holistic, collaborative and coherent enterprise to increase individual and unit readiness and resilience. Ready and Resilient will build upon physical, emotional and psychological resilience in our Soldiers, Families and Civilians so they improve performance to deal with the rigors and challenges of a demanding profession.

Specifically, Ready and Resilient will...

  • Integrate resilience training as a key part of the Army's professional military education throughout a Soldier's career from induction through separation or retirement.
  • Synchronize and integrate key Army programs to reduce or eliminate suicide and suicidal ideations; sexual harassment and sexual assault; bullying and hazing; substance abuse; domestic violence; and any stigma or barriers associated with seeking help.
  • Develop improved methods to provide Leaders and Commanders timely and accurate information and metrics to aid them in better identifying "at risk" and "high-risk" Soldiers, enabling early intervention.
  • Continue to improve the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) to shorten processing times and improve the services provided to Soldiers and their Families.

Why Is It Important?

  • A healthy mind and body are essential to individual and unit readiness
  • Resilience combines mental, emotional, and physical skills to generate optimal performance (i.e. readiness) - in combat, healing after injury, and in managing work and home life
  • Resilient individuals are better able to bounce back and overcome adversity by leveraging mental and emotional skills and behavior by seeking out training
  • Individual resilience can be built, maintained, and strengthened when viewed as an enduring concept and acquired through regular training

An Army Soldier...

  • Is a skilled professional who lives by the Soldier's Creed and Army Values
  • Works with strong Army Civilian teammates who embody the same resilient characteristics
  • Is a valued member of the Army Team who treats all with dignity and respect
  • Manages sleep, diet and mind/body conditioning to become stronger and optimize performance
  • Bounces back from adversity to thrive and meet goals and objectives
  • Is self-aware, seeks help when needed and intervenes to help others, treats all with dignity and respect
  • Embraces challenges, solves problems, continuously learns, improves and strengthens



An Army Family...

  • Is an essential member of the Army Team
  • Is able to thrive and remain strong through deployments, reassignments, and adversity
  • Is aware of resources, and willing to seek help for themselves and their Soldier when needed
  • Supports other families, connects with their community and makes positive contributions



An Army Civilian...

  • Is a skilled professional who lives by the Civilian Corps Creed and Army Values
  • Works with strong Army Soldiers to provide stability and continuity during war and peace
  • Is a valued member of the Army Team crucial to support military operations and provide full complement to military occupational specialties
  • Seeks out training and self development opportunities to strengthen readiness and resilience



An Army Leader...

  • Leads by example, sets and enforces high standards and holds themselves and others accountable
  • Establishes a climate that fosters resilience and trust
  • Knows their team and equips team members with the skills to achieve missions, overcome challenges and grow
  • Teaches, coaches and mentors team members through positive thinking and effective problem solving



An Army Unit...

  • Is well-led and cohesive, with members proud to be part of the Team
  • Is trained, resourced and equipped to accomplish assigned tasks and quickly adapt to future missions
  • Is comprised of members who provide each other and their families strength and encouragement in all situations and conditions
  • Is stronger and more resilient than the sum of its individual parts



Stories

Bernie McGrenahan

Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a...

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan stopped at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks for two shows April 17 that combined comedy with a unique perspective on alcoholism and recovery. MORE about Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a message' to Ansbach

Fort Hood Chaplain Statue

Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel...

In the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting, Chaplains and chaplain assistants coordinated coverage to provide counseling and care to the Army family. MORE about Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel Soldiers, families in aftermath of tragedy

AW2

Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston...

Staff Sgt. Julio Larrea gazed at a front-page newspaper photo of this year's Boston Marathon, explaining that he and other Soldiers of the Army Wounded Warrior program keep in contact with those... MORE about Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston Marathon victims

Burn Center Daily Living Skills

Burn center addition helps patients acclimate...

Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded... MORE about Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living

Vice Chief meets with garrison commanders, command sergeants major

Vice Chief to IMCOM: What you do vital to Army

Vice Chief of Staff General John F. Campbell met with senior leaders and some very junior members of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command immediately following IMCOM's change-of-command... MORE about Vice Chief to IMCOM: What you do vital to Army

Surgeon general: advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to...

The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general. MORE about Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

Chief of the US Army Reserve holds town hall at Fort McCoy

Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort...

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, addressed more than 250 Soldiers during a town hall meeting at the 88th... MORE about Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort McCoy

Stress & resilience

Stressors in life can result in greater...

Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them... MORE about Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat... MORE about Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide program

Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide...

It is not often that Soldiers are able to take the knowledge learned from their hobbies and apply that knowledge to better Soldiers on a grand scale, but that is exactly what one Soldier has the... MORE about Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide program

Fort Hood emergency responders save lives amid tragedy

Fort Hood medical teams spring into action...

Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as... MORE about Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

R2C

Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to...

The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign is now focusing on "intervention," not on "bystander" behaviors, said the director of the Army's R2C program. MORE about Army resilience shifting from 'bystander' to 'intervention' model

Performance Triad

NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit...

Army leaders are providing "under the oak tree" counseling, to improve their Soldier's health and resilience, said Col. Michael J. Talley, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, Army... MORE about NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

Carrying on for the fallen

Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the...

It has become a familiar, symbolic sight -- Capt. Justin Fitch walking along local roads, carrying his rucksack. MORE about Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the fallen

CSA at Senate Armed Services Committee

CSA: Army has much to learn about what...

The chief of staff of the Army said there is still much to learn about what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, and why, but changes made after a 2009 shooting spree prevented the tragedy from being... MORE about CSA: Army has much to learn about what happened, why at Fort Hood

On the run: Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace new normal in fight against cancer

Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace 'new normal' in...

With his doctor's permission and the unexpected company of his wife, Heather, Fort Bragg Soldier Col. Lenny Kness, chief of staff, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), stayed on track and they ran... MORE about Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace 'new normal' in fight against cancer

Army athletes honored at White House

White House hosts Army Olympic, Paralympic...

When the president and first lady honored members of Team USA last week, the packed East Room included a special group: elite athletes who also serve the nation in the Army. MORE about White House hosts Army Olympic, Paralympic athletes

April 4 Press Conference - Lt. Gen. Mark Milley

Fort Hood shooting claims four, wounds 16...

A shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, April 2, 2014, claimed the lives of four Fort Hood Soldiers, including the alleged gunman, and injured another 16. MORE about Fort Hood shooting claims four, wounds 16, investigation continues

Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

The three Soldiers killed in the April 2 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas have been identified while the search continues for answers that might explain the motive for the killings. MORE about Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

Master Resilience Training for spouses

Largest class of Army spouses undergo Master...

Some 29 spouses and 36 Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., recently finished the 10-day Master Resilience Trainer course. MORE about Largest class of Army spouses undergo Master Resilience Training

Adriana Wertz admires SSG Jen Lees gold medal

White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal...

Staff Sgt. Jen Lee of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will accompany U.S. Olympic and Paralympic winter athletes on a visit to the White House today, in Washington, D.C. MORE about White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal tour

McHugh and Odierno discuss 2014 Fort Hood tragedy with SASC

Army mourning loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

To the Fort Hood, Texas, community and the Army family worldwide, "this is a time once again to come together, to stand as one as they have so many times before, drawing strength from each... MORE about Army mourning loss of Soldiers at Fort Hood

VBS3

Latest 'Virtual Battle Space' release adds...

The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more... MORE about Latest 'Virtual Battle Space' release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

Sexual assault prevention specialist speaks out, helps others

Sexual assault prevention advocate speaks out...

Spc. Natasha Schuette wants victims of sexual abuse in the military to know they are not alone and help is available. MORE about Sexual assault prevention advocate speaks out, helps others

Resilience

Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's...

Many people who experience crises and adversity are able to resolve and grow from these events, drawing upon internal strengths previously unrecognized. MORE about Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's crises

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

Three Army women honored for extraordinary...

The Department of Defense honored three women March 31, 2014, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values. MORE about Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

SHARP

SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from...

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking... MORE about SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

Pamela Long

Increase muscle strength with conditioning

A great alternative to weight lifting is strength conditioning. What makes strength conditioning different is that it uses a variety of exercise tubes and your own body weight to reap the benefits... MORE about Increase muscle strength with conditioning

Natick study examines stress, Soldiers immune systems

Natick study examines effects of stress on...

Training and operations can put such tremendous physical and psychological stresses on warfighters that their immune systems and their ability to respond to threats may be compromised. MORE about Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers' immune systems, cognitive ability

HASC Army Posture testimony

SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political...

"This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services Committee, March 25, 2014, in... MORE about SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment...

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive... MORE about TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

1st Infantry Division Company Thrives with Help from CSF2

Big Red One Soldiers thrive with help from...

How do hula hoops and buckets of ice make a company better? For Capt. Erik Anthes, commander of Forward Support Company (Easy Red), 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat... MORE about Big Red One Soldiers thrive with help from Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

Dave Lipsons lecture

Soldiers get nationally accredited training...

Several Soldiers from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division listen to coach Dave Lipson's lecture on nutrition March 12 during a class at Fort Stewart. The end state for the... MORE about Soldiers get nationally accredited training, trickles into Army PT regimens

Mack 1

NCO makes long journey back from TBI

A Fort Jackson NCO is education Soldiers about Traumatic Brain Injury after suffering a moderate TBI during an accident in 2012. MORE about NCO makes long journey back from TBI

MFTC 3

Reserve moves toward embedding master fitness...

The Army Reserve is taking a step toward embedding master fitness trainers into its units. Six Reserve Soldiers are currently in training to become certified master fitness instructors. Five of the... MORE about Reserve moves toward embedding master fitness trainers

Army Spouses Receive CSF2 Executive Training at Fort Bragg

Army Spouses Receive CSF2 Executive Training at...

The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining," President John F. Kennedy said at his 1962 State of the Union Address, and this quote made for an apt start to the four-hour Executive... MORE about Army Spouses Receive CSF2 Executive Training at Fort Bragg

Team USA at Paralympics Closing Ceremony

USA beats Russia for gold in sled hockey

A goal by U.S. Marine Corps veteran Josh Sweeney won gold for USA's Sled Hockey Team in a 1-0 victory over Russia, March 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. MORE about USA beats Russia for gold in sled hockey

SMA: Fewer deployments, more training in Army future

SMA Chandler: Fewer deployments, more training...

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III spent March 13-14, 2014, at Fort Stewart, Ga., observing training and talking to Soldiers about the future of the Army. MORE about SMA Chandler: Fewer deployments, more training in Army future

Soldiers complete combat tasks for Army Physical Demands Study

Study assesses physical demands for combat arms

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., completed physically demanding tasks of combat jobs, as part of an Army study that is determining "gender neutral" standards... MORE about Study assesses physical demands for combat arms

Sgt. Jen Lee

Resilient Soldier in goal for Paralympic Team...

U.S. Army World Class Athlete Paralympic Program goalie Sgt. Jen Lee was selected for the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that will compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. MORE about Resilient Soldier in goal for Paralympic Team USA

Eight Army vets competing on U.S. Paralympic...

An active-duty Soldier and seven Army veterans are competing this week in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. MORE about Eight Army vets competing on U.S. Paralympic Team

Paralympic Opening Fireworks

Paralympic Games open in Sochi

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games opened March 7, 2014, with a ceremony called "Breaking the Ice," and Staff Sgt. Jen Lee, backup goalie for the USA sled hockey team, was among... MORE about Paralympic Games open in Sochi

Chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Denises Veitia Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon...

Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military... MORE about Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon chaplain assistant

Take change one day at a time

'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenges...

Guard Your Health will launch the Small Steps to a Healthier You, also known as Small Steps, on Saturday to help Army National Guard Soldiers and their families create long-term healthy habits by... MORE about 'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenges Guard Soldiers and community

Medal of Honor recipent Staff Sgt. Ty Carter speaks with Dr. Jack Obusek

Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter waging war...

NATICK, Mass. (Feb. 24, 2014) -- Staff Sgt. Ty Carter has two words for Soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, "Get help." The Medal of Honor recipient brought this... MORE about Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter waging war on PTSD

Family BCT 1

The family challenge -- Battalion launches...

The families of Soldiers taking part in Basic Combat Training with the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, now have access to a course titled, "Basic Training for Families." The course... MORE about The family challenge -- Battalion launches program to prepare families for military life

Soldiers, civilians train together, commit to...

In Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention training courses, there is one overall message that should reach participants -- that sexual assault and sexual harassment are wrong and will not be... MORE about Soldiers, civilians train together, commit to protecting each other's backs

First Soldier, Family Fitness course builds DIVWEST Family resiliency

First Soldier, Family Fitness course builds...

First Army Division West is holding its first Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness course for its command teams. MORE about First Soldier, Family Fitness course builds DIVWEST family resiliency

7221st MSU first to join Army Wellness Center program

Army Reserve unit first to join Army Wellness...

Soldiers of the 7221st Medical Support Unit, Newark, Del., were the first Army Reserve Soldiers to undergo the battery of metabolic and fitness tests associated with the Army Wellness Center... MORE about Army Reserve unit first to join Army Wellness Center program

Wounded Veteran pays it forward

Wounded Veteran pays it forward

When Jeremy Horsley got hurt, he landed in a labyrinth of challenges that he had to lead himself through. Back in 2004, the Army offered medical care and physical evaluation board liaison... MORE about Wounded Veteran pays it forward

Small groups key element of better SHARP training

Small groups key element of better SHARP...

Last month at the opening of the Army's SHARP conference, the service's chief of staff told attendees he's heard reports of "SHARP training fatigue" among junior Soldiers. MORE about Small groups key element of better SHARP training

Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as �

Army Under Secretary welcomes home division...

Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, 2014, to welcome back the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as they returned from... MORE about Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as 'gem'

German and American wounded warriors compete on the court

German, American wounded warriors compete on...

Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a... MORE about German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

ArmyFit

Thousands using new ArmyFit site for...

Since Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launched its ArmyFit site two weeks ago, tens of thousands have logged on and are taking advantage of its features, designed to improve self-awareness... MORE about Thousands using new ArmyFit site for self-improvements

Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

Three wounded warriors who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, are aiming to glide to gold in Sochi, Russia, next month. MORE about Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

SMA: Soldiers have duty to end sexual assault, prevent suicides in Army

SMA: Soldiers have duty to end sexual assault...

Soldiers have a duty to protect one another from sexual assault, help a battle buddy at risk for suicide, and create a safe and respectful environment for all members, said the sergeant major of... MORE about SMA: Soldiers have duty to end sexual assault, prevent suicides in Army

Have the courage to help a buddy

Number of suicides in Army drops in 2013

The number of suicides in the Army dropped last year, compared to 2012, according to the Army deputy chief of staff, G-1. MORE about Number of suicides in Army drops in 2013

Finding hope and strength while battling combat injuries

Army Contract Specialist Finds hope and...

Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Contract Specialist Mitch Chapman, an Illinois National Guard Veteran, suffers from mental and physical afflictions directly related to an IED ambush on a... MORE about Army Contract Specialist Finds hope and strength while battling combat injuries

Army piloting teen resilience program to strengthen Army families

Army piloting teen resilience program to...

In an effort to further strengthen the Army family, the Army is extending resilience training to teenagers. MORE about Army piloting teen resilience program to strengthen Army families

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness...

The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians. MORE about Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

Performance Triad

Squad leaders motivate Soldiers toward better...

The Army's Performance Triad program -- which aims to increase Soldier performance through an increased emphasis on adequate sleep, physical activity, and proper nutrition -- is showing signs of... MORE about Squad leaders motivate Soldiers toward better health

Wounded Soldier hopes to pay it forward as doctor

Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as...

Maj. Will Lyles, a bilateral amputee, is prepping night and day so he can ace the entry exams for medical school and become a doctor. MORE about Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as doctor

Get pumped up

Post fitness centers ready to help with...

FORT SILL, Okla. Jan. 16, 2014 -- The Fires Center of Excellence is helping Soldiers, family members and civilians turn New Year's resolutions into lifestyle changes. MORE about Post fitness centers ready to help with resolutions

Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at...

Rape Aggression Defense training was conducted Jan. 13 and 14 here, allowing participants to learn a vital -- possibly lifesaving -- skill, the training instructor said. MORE about Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

Catholic Guy: Families share stories about military life during radio commentators visit

'Catholic Guy:' Families share stories about...

WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers, civilians and family members shared their experiences with the "Catholic Guy" during a visit to the Hainerberg Chapel Dec. 18-19. Lino Rulli, host of... MORE about 'Catholic Guy:' Families share stories about military life during radio commentator's visit

3rd ID to focus sexual assault training on Bystanders

3rd Inf. Div. focuses sexual assault training...

Thirty senior non-commissioned officers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently became the first Soldiers in the division to be... MORE about 3rd Inf. Div. focuses sexual assault training on 'bystanders'

Puertas crosses finish line

Warrior Transition Command restructuring as...

With the numbers of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers steadily declining over the last 14 months to its lowest levels since 2007, the Warrior Transition Command will restructure over the next nine... MORE about Warrior Transition Command restructuring as numbers fall

Army rebalancing to Asia Pacific

Army rebalancing to Pacific, seeking other...

With U.S. forces drawing down in Afghanistan, the Army is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific region and seeking other regional alignments, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno. MORE about Army rebalancing to Pacific, seeking other alignments

Retired Marine participates in the Save a Warrior program

California Guard veteran fights back against...

When it comes to veterans committing suicide, Save A Warrior founder Jake Clark minces no words. MORE about California Guard veteran fights back against military suicides

Religious Support Teams: Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Hospital, Hospital Chaplain, Medical, Afghanistan

Religious Support Teams Provide Hope and...

Two teams of Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants provide religious support and spiritual counsel to a wide range of patients and caregivers at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram... MORE about Religious Support Teams Provide Hope and Comfort at Bagram, Afghanistan Hospital

Prepare to perform

Performance Triad warm-up changes prepare body...

The Army substituted static stretches for the more dynamic Preparatory Drill with the introduction of the Physical Readiness Training program. Now, the Performance Triad encourages Soldiers to... MORE about Performance Triad warm-up changes prepare body to perform

Skateboarding soldier shreds toward resilience

Skateboarding soldier shreds toward resilience

There are some sports that people need in their lives. One soldier needed skateboarding so much that he tried to build a half-pipe at the forward operating base he was deployed to in Afghanistan. MORE about Skateboarding soldier shreds toward resilience

Performance Triad Nutrition

Strategies to avoid office weight gain

We are not destined to work in "obesifying" office conditions and can make positive changes in our work world to manage our health and weight. MORE about Strategies to avoid office weight gain

Synthetic drugs dangerous, can end an Army career

Synthetic drugs dangerous, can end Army career

The Army is warning Soldiers about dangers of synthetic drugs, as Department of Defense expands its testing to include synthetic marijuana. MORE about Synthetic drugs dangerous, can end Army career

Smashing the Barriers

'We care' suicide prevention campaign supports...

In the first eight weeks of 2013, the Army Reserve suffered the loss of 11 Soldiers from its ranks. The Army Reserve "We Care" campaign is challenging every leader, across the force, to... MORE about 'We care' suicide prevention campaign supports Reservists

New Years fitness resolution

Health, fitness ideal New Year's resolutions

Working out or losing weight often tops the list for New Year's resolutions -- with varying degrees of success experienced by those who do. MORE about Health, fitness ideal New Year's resolutions

PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program. MORE about PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

Family members may occupy a different and greater care-giver role, as a result of service member PTSD, and in many circumstances may even be thriving in that role.

PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family...

Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat. MORE about PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

What doesnt kill me

Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on...

Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from... MORE about Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

Drill sergeant competition

Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

Drill sergeants and cadre in 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., took a break from pushing their Soldiers, to test their own physical limits, Dec. 11, 2013, in their inaugural... MORE about Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

Performance Triad

MEDCOM promoting healthy living by example

In support of the Performance Triad, the Army Surgeon General and Commander of U.S. Army Medical Command dedicated Dec. 13, 2013, to be MEDCOM's "Holiday Jingle Walk" at their... MORE about MEDCOM promoting healthy living by example

Going full circle

Going full circle: Former Soldier guides others...

When Staff Sgt. Clodomiro Espinoza tells his Soldiers that he understands what they're going through--the medical appointments, the career uncertainties, the challenges of recovery-- he means it... MORE about Going full circle: Former Soldier guides others in transitions

Pushing forward in life

Pushing forward in life: Soldier survives brain...

Less than a year ago, Spc. Allyssa Nolan underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor. Coming out of surgery and inpatient recovery, at first she couldn't walk -- now she's walked a half-marathon... MORE about Pushing forward in life: Soldier survives brain tumor, interns in her career field

Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA prosthetics clinic

Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA...

Tristan Wyatt thought he would make a career out of the Army. After a life-changing injury, he found a new path and now helps injured service members as chief of a VA prosthetics clinic in San... MORE about Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA prosthetics clinic

8th TSC wins annual USARPAC Career Counselor of the Year competition

8th TSC wins annual USARPAC Career Counselor of...

They advise more than a thousand Soldiers at any given time, directly impacting each person's family, future, and physical and mental health. Army career counselors are highly trained Soldiers... MORE about 8th TSC wins annual USARPAC Career Counselor of the Year competition

Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects...

Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically... MORE about Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

Ready, set, resilient

U.S. Army Alaska leaders, soldiers, families and civilians had the opportunity to see, experience and learn about the plethora of resources and support available to help them bounce back from the... MORE about Ready, set, resilient

SHARP

Special care, treatment available to sexual...

Short- and long-term medical care and counseling are available to victims of sexual assault. MORE about Special care, treatment available to sexual assault victims

70K veterans still have chance to gain...

About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain "retiree"... MORE about 70K veterans still have chance to gain 'retiree' status

MRT course for sergeants major

SGM Academy students now learning to be...

Students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently began taking a 10-day course that will qualify them as master resilience trainers. MORE about SGM Academy students now learning to be resilience trainers

Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness uses sports psychology to enhance performance

Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness uses...

Soldiers across Fort Drum, N.Y., aren't just focused on building muscles, running faster and improving fitness. They are learning how to perform better, work harder and stay focused, despite the... MORE about Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness uses sports psychology to enhance performance

Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot...

For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass... MORE about Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

CSF2 Resilience Skills Prove a Key Tool for Wounded Warrior Caregivers

CSF2 Resilience Skills Prove a Key Tool for...

"At its core, caring for wounded Soldiers is about using resilience skills, both for our wounded Soldiers and to keep ourselves strong as the people who are responsible for their care"... MORE about CSF2 Resilience Skills Prove a Key Tool for Wounded Warrior Caregivers

Army Attempts Stuff

Red, white & blue volleyballs fly at tourney

Gung-ho spirits were the norm as wounded-warrior athletes from the four services, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs clashed at the 3rd Annual Joint Services... MORE about Red, white & blue volleyballs fly at tourney

Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps encourage healthy lifestyle

Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps...

WIESBADEN, Germany - Young metabolisms need lots of fuel to run efficiently. Getting the proper fuel is the key. That's why Dr. Susan Hargis, Wiesbaden Middle School principal, and Maj. Gen... MORE about Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps encourage healthy lifestyle

SAVVY Program: Teaching nonviolence, respect to cultivate healthier school environment

SAVVY Program: Teaching nonviolence, respect to...

WIESBADEN, Germany - Being savvy isn't just being cool and in the know. For the students at Wiesbaden Middle School, it means standing against unacceptable behavior and fostering an atmosphere of... MORE about SAVVY Program: Teaching nonviolence, respect to cultivate healthier school environment

Army secretary notes wounded warrior progress, challenges

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Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

National Suicide Hotline
(800) 784-2433 (800-SUICIDE)

Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community
(877) 995-5247
Text: 55-247 (inside the U.S.)
Text: 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.)

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)
(866) 966-1020 - 24/7 Outreach

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Quotes

  • We are committed to every Soldier and our efforts are focused on prevention well before the individual chooses suicide as their only option.

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command

  • "Research has shown that if you can get Soldiers to get treatment before symptoms become severe then that leads to the best outcome for Soldiers and their families."

    Thomas W. Britt

    The Clemson University psychology professor facilitated a behavioral health study that aims to create an intervention for Soldiers focused on reducing the stigma of seeking treatment.

  • "We have long known our Army is the best trained, best equipped, and best resourced force in the world; going forward, our Army should also be the 'most resilient' force in a world with ever-increasing challenges."

    John M. McHugh

    Secretary of the Army

  • "From our individual Soldiers and Civilians to our Units and Families, we must be committed to investing in building enduring strength in a holistic way."

    John M. McHugh

    Secretary of the Army

  • "We have a window of opportunity here to make our Army better and stronger if we focus on the right things and resiliency is one of the right things that will make the Army stronger and more effective."

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

    Chief of Staff of the Army

  • "R2C is an enduring program to equip our Soldiers, Families and Civilians to be Army Strong!"

    Gen. John F. Campbell

    Vice Chief of the Army

  • "We have to take our Soldiers from the time they come into the Army and build resiliency within them all the way until the time they get out, not only with our Soldiers and their Families, but with our great civilians."

    Gen. John F. Campbell

    Vice Chief of the Army

  • We are committed to every Soldier and our efforts are focused on prevention well before the individual chooses suicide as their only option.

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command

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