I’m a big fan of creating and fostering genuine human connections with my coworkers up, down and laterally on the chain of command. I’ve witnessed firsthand, as provider and recipient, that connectedness allows us to detect when someone . . . isn’t quite right; and that detection helps protect our Airmen and their families from internal and external stressors/threats. I live each day believing that we’re all people, doing our best, and we just need to remember to care and be kind to ourselves and to others.