Resiliency Operations Center opens to Airmen & families

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  • By Senior Airman Emily Copeland
  • 173rd Fighter Wing

173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Jeff Edwards, cut the grand-opening ribbon on the Resiliency Operations Center at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. October, 17, 2021. The newly remodeled center is the home to the Kingsley Resiliency Team, made up of the Director of Psychological Health, Airman and Family Readiness, Chaplain, Health Education Awareness Team, Human Resource Advisor, Equal Opportunity, Yellow Ribbon, and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response offices.

“We are excited to have the ROC’s centralized and inter-professional collaborative model to serve our Airmen and their families; where anyone can come and get assistance as needed,” said Jen Green, Director of Psychological Health.  “This building allows for us to have a consolidated place for development and prevention services for our Airmen.”

Edwards says this is vital to the Kingsley mission. “Our first Wing priority is to care for our people,” added Edwards.   “Because it’s a one-stop center, this minimizes any confusion about where to go for assistance… stop in at the ROC, and the Resiliency Team will be ready to help!”

 Cecily Gaudinski, 173rd FW Airman and Family Readiness Program manager says having all of the support teams under one roof maximizes the use of the programs and support services available.

“The greatest benefit of the ROC is the no wrong door concept and all the helping agencies being co-located together,” she adds.  “It’s a place that is accessible and welcoming which allows Airmen and families the opportunity to receive the best care Team Kingsley has to offer.”

The building offers discrete entrances, a kitchen, and private meeting rooms. Additionally, the ROC will offer classes that aid in the behavioral, mental, physical, and spiritual health for both Airmen and their families across the base

The ROC concept of having a one-stop shop for all resiliency needs has been in the works for several years.

“I am just amazed at the dedication of the resiliency team to make their vision of the ROC come to life!” said Edwards.  “The ROC was designed by our resiliency team and our Civil Engineering team, and it goes to show how incredible Team Kingsley  is—working together to transform a vision into reality.  This is a huge step forward in our capability to care for our Airmen.” 

If you are interested in making an appointment or attending a class, contact the individual teams at their respective numbers listed below, or stop by the ROC in building 239.

Director of Psychological Health: Jen Green 541-885-6433 or 541-851-1928

Director of Psychological Health: Mariana Peoples 541-885-6644 or 541-331-7945

Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager: Cecily Gaudinski 541-885-6112 or 541-238-4377

Chaplain: Lt. Col. Kraig Kroeker 541-885-6239

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: Beth Aruja 541-885-6198 or 541-591-5545

Health Education Awareness Team Coordinator: Lt. Jenn Hall 541-810-2927

ONG Personal Financial Counselor: George Katsinis 503-459-6446

Yellow Ribbon Support Specialist: Shawn Farber 541-885-6209 or 541-281-2591