WPU gets Airmen out and about

by Senior Airman Ashley L. Gardner, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Kunsan Air Base

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Recently a new program called the Wolf Pack University was created for the first time here. The program is tailored so each Wolf Pack Airman can exercise personal choices for overall growth; supported and encouraged by frontline supervisors as well as higher leadership.

The base university is a collegiate-mirrored system which includes a personalized curriculum, transcripts, advisors, electives and even a diploma specific to being at Kunsan. The purpose is to help Airmen develop resiliency in all Comprehensive Airman Fitness domains: Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual.  

Courses that are part of the program can be found across the installation and in the local community, such as the Korean Demilitarized Zone. It also includes mandatory items such as computer based training. The courses and activities are ongoing and can be accessed as each Airman’s schedule permits, or on designated days in coordination with Wolf Pack mission requirements.

The university is designed to enhance the Republic of Korea experience by exposing the participants to more activities, including cultural experiences.

“It will push Airmen to get out and be involved in the community instead of staying in their rooms,” said Janneane Moody, 8th Fighter Wing community support coordinator.

Participation can broaden each individual as a person through personal and professional growth and contributes to the whole Airman concept.  It can also help Airmen personally maximize the Wolf Pack mission and contribute to a healthy force which makes healthy choices.

"WPU is a vehicle to get Wolf Pack Airmen engaged and involved while improving their resilience and cultivating professional development," said Moody.   

To participate in WPU and track credits:

1. Access the WPU SharePoint site to review the course catalogue, choose a track, print the applicable WPU curriculum worksheet.

2. Keep all AF, 8FW, unit & AFSC training current.

3. Obtain signature of POC, instructor, or supervisor on WPU curriculum worksheet for any activities and classes you participate in.

4. Turn completed worksheet into shirt.

In order to get classes and participation accredited send your recommendation to the 8FW/RESILIENCY org box which is 8FW.CVB.CVBRESILIENTORG@us.af.mil.

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