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New mobile apps connect Airmen to leadership and resilience tools

Two new mobile apps from the Air National Guard offer Airmen and their families easy access to a variety of tools and information on leadership and resilience. The Ready Airman app (left) and the Air National Guard CCM Mobile app (right) were produced by the Air National Guard Community Action Information Board and the ANG Safety Directorate. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Two new mobile apps from the Air National Guard offer Airmen and their families easy access to a variety of tools and information on leadership and resilience. The Ready Airman app (left) and the Air National Guard CCM Mobile app (right) were produced by the Air National Guard Community Action Information Board and the ANG Safety Directorate. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Two new mobile apps from the Air National Guard offer Airmen and their families easy access to a variety of tools and information on leadership and resilience.

The first app, called Ready Airman, connects users to important resiliency resources -- including a geo-location-based local and national resource directory, crisis prevention information, Wingman Reminders, relaxation techniques and more.

The second application, called the ANG CCM Mobile App, connects enlisted members directly to critical news and information from the ANG Command Chief's Office.

Both apps are available in the iTunes App Store (for iOS devices) and on Google Play (for Android devices).

"We created (ANG CCM Mobile App) to give all Airmen access to essential leadership tools at their fingertips," said Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling, command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard.

Features include:

- Push notifications directly to the field
- Access to the Chief's AimPoint and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration information
- One-click access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or DoD Safe helpline
- Location tool to find nearby Air National Guard Wings for assistance
- Calendar showing upcoming events across the Air National Guard
- Extensive library of resources and links, including the Ready Airman app
- All-in-one handy references, including the Airmen "Brown" and "Blue" books
- Live feeds from the chief's Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter accounts

"Leadership advocacy is the key to promoting resilience, diversity, risk management and readiness among our Airmen and their families," said Col. Edward Vaughan, executive director of the ANG Community Action Information Board. "Chief Hotaling is a crucial strategic voice and valuable partner in this effort."

The apps were produced by the Air National Guard Community Action Information Board and the ANG Safety Directorate.