AFMC updates wellness survey, officials encourage participation

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The health and well being of Air Force Materiel Command's work force of nearly 78,000 continues to be a high priority for the command's senior leaders.

To promote candid feedback from workers on topics ranging from work environment to available counseling resources on Air Force bases, AFMC will offer an updated Wingman Wellness Survey online June 18 through June 29. Individuals can access the Wingman Wellness Survey at work or from home by going to: https://survey.afms.mil/wws07/survey.htm. The site will go "live" and access to the survey will be available beginning June 18.

Active-duty members, Reservists, and civilians within AFMC are eligible to take the survey.

According to Brig. Gen. (Dr.) William J. Germann, the intent of the survey is to provide leadership with measures of the four dimensions of wellness.

"These include physical, social, emotional and spiritual, as well as safety and other wingman initiatives as they currently exist in the command," said General Germann, the Command Surgeon for Air Force Materiel Command.

For most people, the survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and their inputs are anonymous.

"Those inputs we receive on these surveys are seen by leadership at all levels and action is taken based on that information," General Germann said.

The AFMC Community Action Information Board, or CAIB, reviews all survey information and requests action based on the review. CAIB members include co-chairs

Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, AFMC vice commander, and Barbara Westgate, Executive Director, AFMC. Representatives from all Headquarters AFMC directorates as well as wing commanders also take part in CAIB meetings.

"Our leaders collaborate to share ideas about improving identified issues," said General Germann. "It's why we encourage participation, because the survey provides workers with an excellent tool to tell us what is working in their units and what areas need improving."