by Airman 1st Class Luke Hill
2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs
8/7/2015 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) -- The
Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure
Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman
Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to
The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all at the touch of a finger.
"The toolkit provides resources like videos, stories and testimonies
that help Airmen improve CAF," said Jeffrey Maiette, a 2nd Bomb Wing
community support coordinator. "It also has tools that help Airmen
implement CAF concepts into their daily activities. They can track
physical training workouts and scores, set up spiritual reminders that
help keep a positive mindset and it even has tools that help track sleep
Many Airmen are already taking advantage of the toolkit's many resources.
"For me, the best feature is the 'count your blessings' portion of the
app," said Master Sgt. Joshua Copeland the 2nd Communication Squadron
information technology project manager. "It provides a place to document
all the great things that happen over the course of the day and gives
me time to reflect back on why it was good and who helped make it good. I
use this feature several times a day as good things happen."
Airmen are also seeing benefits in their personal and professional life.
"The app has reminder options you can set," said Senior Master Sgt.
Jeremy Shay, the Air Force Global Strike Command fabrication functional
manager. "I have pop-ups set for after the end of the duty day. I use
this as a way to help me refocus on my family and the things they look
to me for after a long day of work. The app has definitely helped me not
bring the stress I feel from impending changes into my daily
interactions with my wife and daughter."
Overall, CAF concepts can result in more resilient Airmen, which means they can accomplish the mission more effectively.
"CAF isn't about a program, it's about a lifestyle," Maiette said. "This
new app gives Airmen a genuine hands-on way to apply CAF concepts and
empowers them to follow through on things they've learned through CAF."