Wingman Week looks to bring Airmen and families together

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  • By Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

The 81st Training Wing will host its annual Wingman Week April 25-29.

The week-long event includes multiple 5k runs, a Story Tellers showcase covering hardships and resiliency, a heritage themed scavenger hunt, a live streaming event and much more.

Wingman Week’s goal is to help strengthen fitness, resilience, and readiness in Airmen, families, communities and organizations, according to Maj. (Dr.) John Wu, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutic Squadron pharmacy operations chief.

The scheduled events give Airmen a chance to take a step back and decompress.

“Wingman Week is about taking a step back from everyday operations to reflect and share the importance of having someone to talk to about any situation we may be facing that’s detracting from us being that ‘Whole and Complete Airman’,” said Staff. Sgt. L C Fowler, 338th Training Squadron military training leader. “It is also a time to decompress and share in activities that will create a more resilient Air Force.”

During this year’s Wingman Week, anyone with base access is encouraged to participate in the event activities.

“We encourage all interested parties to take advantage of as much as they can in our lineup of events in order to maximize their overall comprehensive airman fitness,” said Wu.

For more information on Wingman Week contact Maj. Wu at 228-376-4965, Staff Sgt. Fowler at 228-377-5183 or visit the Keesler website at