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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Early each year we commit to "getting in shape" by re-focusing on our physical fitness regimen, or perhaps changing our diet to include more fruits and vegetables. Have you ever consider that "being healthy" is more than being physically able to outrun your boss during squadron PT?

Comprehensive Airman Fitness focuses on a well-rounded approach to health including mind and body. Airmen and their families do this by ensuring balance between four pillars of wellness: mental, physical, social and spiritual. CAF is not a program, but simply a way of life, with the end goal of building a more resilient and better equipped total force to deal with the rigors of military life.

The wing's community support coordinator, Beverly Price, meets monthly with military community helping agency representatives, such as Family Advocacy, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and Exceptional Family Member Program managers, to brainstorm and resolve community needs and issues in a continuous effort to improve the quality of life for our military community. Price promotes and links various military and non-military resources, helping Airmen know about the network of support available to them in case they, or a wingman, face a situation where they need assistance to strengthen a particular pillar.

Military community needs and issues are identified through focus groups, the biannual Air Force community needs assessment, and the strength and resiliency inventory, which is an on-line assessment tool available through the Air Force Portal. Individual input is valued and welcome. Peterson personnel can also be on the lookout for the 2013 community needs assessment in the near future.

Price also maintains a Facebook page which highlights the great resources and activities available on Peterson AFB and in the local Colorado Springs community. "Like" the Peterson AFB Community Support Facebook page to get up-to-date information on events, workshops, military community and family policy.

If you or a wingman knows of a community issue, you can contact Price at 556-6768, email 21sw.caib.ids@us.af.mil or visit her at building 350, the Mission Support Facility, room 2129.

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