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Warrior Resilience & Fitness (WRF) Division
The National Guard Bureau (NGB) established the Warrior Resilience & Fitness (WRF) Division to synchronize Air and Army National Guard well-being, resilience, and suicide prevention efforts across the 54 states, territories, and DC. The goals are to: 1) align, promote, and enhance wellness and prevention best practices; and, 2) provide strategic oversight for outreach, innovation pilots, and data analysis.


Program delivery – Execute resilience, risk reduction, and suicide prevention programs across the Air and Army National Guard

Integration – Integrate National Guard programs with external DoD, federal agencies, state, and non-government organizations

Standardization – Ensure that Joint Staff and Air and Army National Guard programs are standardized to improve and measure a ready force (policy, metrics, and standard operating procedures)

Innovation – Develop and/or leverage existing programs (federal, civilian, state) to expand to other states/units and use an incubation approach to validate program impact on readiness

Measures and outcomes – Provide data analysis and impact of programs and strategies on readiness

Wellness culture – Shifting to a culture that values support seeking behaviors and performance optimization for all Service members
Response/Recovery (RE) Leadership Integrated Engagement Framework (RELIEF)
The Response/Recovery (RE) Leadership Integrated Engagement Framework (RELIEF) provides a unified crisis response and recovery strategy for the National Guard (NG). RELIEF outlines key activities and areas of support states should consider to ensure that NG Service members are resilient during and after crisis response.
Leaders can identify the key domains on which to focus to develop a strong crisis response and state/territory recovery plan. Specific resources and programs are provided under each domain of RELIEF for illustrative purposes; however, leaders should work with state-level SMEs to identify the national and local resources that best meet the needs of their NG Service members.
NGB/NG State Program staff can explore how existing programs fit into evidence-based broader response and recovery strategies, identify related programs and resources with which they can collaborate, and ensure that programs are aligned to meet the specific needs of NG Service members during and after crisis response.
NG Service Members and Families can gain a clear understanding of the NG's response and recovery plan and learn about specific resources and programs they can access to receive the support they need.

Response/Recovery (RE) Leadership Integrated Engagement Framework (RELIEF)