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688th Cyberspace Wing Opens The Oasis Room in Support of Airmen Resilience

Seven people stand side by side in front of a door with a red ribbon attached to the door.

From left Linda Roque, U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Blankenship, U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Anderson 688th Cyberspace Wing commander, Jay Aragon, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Israel Jaeger, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Capt. Amy O’Connell, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jasmine Jones, attend a small ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of The Oasis resiliency room located at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, Oct.13, 2020. The resiliency room is stocked with books, a massage chair, a television, games, and offers free resources for 688th Cyberspace Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Eric Nevins)

Commander and chaplain hold large scissors to red ribbon before cut.

U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Anderson, 688th Cyberspace Wing commander and U.S. Air Force Capt. Amy O’Connell, 688th Cyberspace Wing chaplain, cut the ribbon during a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of The Oasis resilience room at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas, Oct.13, 2020. The resiliency room is stocked with books, a massage chair, a television, games and offers free resources for 688th Cyberspace Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Eric Nevins)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - LACKLAND, Texas -- Members of the 688th Cyberspace Wing came together to celebrate the opening of their new resiliency room with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Col. Steven Anderson, 688th Cyberspace Wing commander, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 13, 2020.

The resiliency room formally named Oasis, envisioned first by the Airmen, executed by the chaplain, and supported by wing leadership is stocked with seating, books, a massage chair, a television, games and free resources for the wing Airmen.

“The goal was to create a place where all Airmen can retreat and refresh,” said Capt. Amy O’Connell, 688th Cyberspace Wing chaplain.  “The room offers everyone a chance to step back and take a break, even if only for a couple minutes.“

The goal of the Oasis room aligns with the 688th Cyberspace Wing line of effort to develop resilient Airmen and the Air Force Chaplain Corps’ vision; to care for Airmen more than anyone thinks possible.

The 688th Cyberspace Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is aligned under Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), Air Combat Command. The wing is the Air Force's premier cyberspace warfighting organization dedicated to delivering actionable intelligence and tactics, techniques, and procedures, deployable warfighter communications, engineering and installation capabilities, defensive cyber operations, and network security operations across the Air Force Information Network enterprise.