There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can solve by ourselves. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

One team. One heartbeat.

The 118th Wing Sustainment of Airman Readiness and Resiliency Team, also known as the 118th Wing SOARR Team, was established to promote morale and welfare of personnel, educate and maintain a proactive mindset to help airmen cope with adversity and prepare for future challenges, and encourage an attitude of resiliency and a strong sense of purpose.

Please use the Quick Links menu to the right of this page to access more helpful SOARR resources and tools.


Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. ~Eccel. 4:9, 10 New Living Translation

The primary purpose of the Chaplain is to provide religious support to members of the 118th Wing, ensuring the free exercise of religion for Air National Guard personnel and their families. In addition, the Chaplain advises the Commander on all matters of morale and moral issues.

The Chaplain Group offers a variety of spiritual/religious programs, counseling, resilience and relationship trainings, seminars, programs and crisis intervention.

Services can be accessed by contacting our office: 

POC: Major Robert Dunbar


Phone: (615) 660-8074


People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. ~Vince Lombardi

The Psychological Health Program offers free of charge, confidential, individualized psychological assessments and brief solution focused coaching in areas including but not limited to life adjustments, relationship issues, and stress management. The program aims to assist you and your family members navigate resiliently through various life challenges. Additionally, the PHP can assist in connecting you or your family members with appropriate community-based wellness-oriented resources.

You and your family members can access services by contacting our office.

POC: Autumn Merriss

Phone (615) 660-8055


The Military and Family Readiness Program Managers (MFRPMs) are a focal point for information and assistance with referrals to internal and external sources and agencies to meet the needs, support and assist Service Members and their families. MFRPMs are responsible for family readiness education by creating awareness of benefits and entitlements.

The 118th Wing Family Programs Office contains an abundance of resources to help Service Members enhance their quality of life.

You and your family member can obtain additional information by contacting our office.

POC: Stephanie Weeks


Phone (615) 660-8012


The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is to promote the wellbeing of the 118th Wing members, their families, and communities by connecting them with resources, educating them on benefits and entitlements earned because of deployment, and providing them reintegration support after airmen return home.

Events and activities are carefully planned to facilitate access to services supporting health and wellbeing of airmen and their families throughout the deployment cycle.
Additional information is available by contacting our office.
POC: Michelle Andrews
Phone (615) 660-8100


Lakiesha Grant

Our office is trained to provide information and strategies to prevent acts of violence in our 118th Wing community. As we all know, acts of violence can have devastating impacts on individuals, families, and entire communities. As primary prevention specialists, our role is to work with airmen to help promote safety and identify risk factors and protective factors that can impact the likelihood of violence occurring. 

We explore the three types of violence, such as suicide, family violence and workplace violence and discuss ways to prevent them. We will also talk about the importance of primary prevention and the role that bystanders can play in preventing acts of violence.

Service members can contact the IPPW office for more information.

POC: Lakiesha Grant


(615) 660-8053


The SARC serves as the installation's primary point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim care services for eligible recipients. Services may begin at the initial report of sexual assault and continue through disposition and resolution of issues related to the victim's health and wellbeing.

The SARC reports directly to the installation wing commander (or equivalent) or installation vice wing commander, executing the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program at the installation level. SARCs assist unit commanders as necessary to ensure victims of sexual assault receive appropriate and responsive care.

Service members can contact the SARCs office for more information.

POC: Heidi Jenkins


Phone (615) 660-8075

DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247 or website: www.safehelpline.org



  1. Surround yourself with a supportive network. Often what can seem initially insurmountable can be brought into focus when talking to others.
  2. Keep communication channels open. It's important to keep those around you informed about the known as well as the unknown. This is a fluid process which can be made less daunting when shared with those around you.
  3. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy, exercising consistently, incorporating fun and nurturing one's soul are the best ways to support good physical and mental health.
  4. Acknowledge emotions yet don't let them rule your behaviors. Many conflicting emotions may be experienced during transitional periods. By monitoring and recognizing your emotions, you will be less likely to be reactive in your decision making.
  5. Continue to be a Wingman. Be mindful of those around you and of how they are doing. Be quick to listen and to offer assistance when needed.


In addition to the resources provided, here are a few you and your dependents may reach out to for additional support and information as you go through this process:

Military One Sources (800) 342-9647

Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-8255


Financial Counseling and One-on-One Appts (615) 513-8424

Transition Assistance Program - Contact AFRPM for more details

Job Placement/Resume Assistance and One-on-One Appts (615) 497-6680