16. Stand United: Addressing NS Pearl Harbor and NAS Pensacola
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Show Notes | January 16, 2020 | Episode 016 Stand United In December 2019, the military community was rocked by two shootings, just days apart, at NS Pearl Harbor and NAS Pensacola. Like many of you, the VirtForce team struggled to process the events and figure out how to move forward as a community. In an effort to support our community and provide a resource, as well as create a safe space to heal, host Kimber talks with Tesa Saulmon about the psychological impacts of an event like this, as well as how they personally felt in the aftermath of the events. We also speak with Melinda from GFI Apparel to share all the details on their Stand United fundraiser and how you can help support the families of the fallen. If you are a new listener to VirtForce Podcast, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today! Links and Resources VirtForce Podcast  Kimber Hill LinkedIn Tesa Saulmon GFI Apparel ABC News Explore these Resources In this episode, we mentioned the following resources: My Abundant Life: Secondary Trauma Stand United Fundraiser (Purchase you shirt here) Join the Conversation Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our live chat, on social media, and in our comments section.   VirtForce on Facebook VirtForce on LinkedIn Check Out More VirtForce Programming TCDI, A Path for Milspouses into Legal and Cyber Services Let’s Talk Military Taxes with Brandyn Cox You are what you speak – with Mark England Instantly create a profile with Kara of Instant Teams Blog Post In December 2019, the military community was rocked by shootings at NS Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and NAS Pensacola in Florida. The shootings occurred just two days apart, on opposite sides of the country. If you are interested in learning more about the events that transpired, we encourage you to read the above articles and to talk to those around you who may have been impacted. One of VirtForce’s core values is that we believe in the power of true community and advocacy. We wanted to provide a resource to our military community where they can process, speak openly, begin to heal, and hear how they can support our community moving forward. In this two-part conversation, we cover how we respond to tragedies such as this, what it feels like to be a part of the military community at this time, and what you can do moving forward.  In Part 1, host Kimber talks with Tesa Saulmon about the psychological impacts an event like this can have on a community. They discuss secondary post-traumatic stress as well as what it feels like for them personally to have significant others who have gone through the aviation pipeline. In Part 2, Kimber speaks with Melinda from GFI Apparel to share all the details on their Stand United fundraiser and how you can help support the families of those who lost their lives at NS Pearl Harbor and NAS Pensacola. As always, VirtForce is here to Stand United with our fellow military spouses, veterans, reservists, and active duty military brothers and sisters. The news clip you heard at the beginning of the episode is from ABC News and can be found here.
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