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The public affairs shop was humbled to interview an inspiring 932nd Maintenance Group enlisted member, Chief Master Sgt. Shane Wagner, at right, who has sadly, experienced great family loss in two separate generations.  Lt. Col. Stan Paregien spoke with Wagner to understand the deep challenges he overcame personally in order to help others.  This included Wagner losing his son in an automobile accident, and the shocking death of his father to a violent murder. What he told us about grief, coping, and eventually, forgiveness, is amazing; his story of hope and resiliency will follow shortly as part of a new video series at the 932nd Airlift Wing.  The project is a joint effort between public affairs and 932nd Psychological Health offices at the Illinois unit, part of 22nd Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Command.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)


Chief talks about making it through tough times

The 932nd Airlift Wing's public affairs shop was humbled to interview an inspiring 932nd Maintenance Group enlisted member, Chief Master Sgt. Shane Wagner, at right, has unfortunately, experienced great family loss in two separate generations. Lt. Col. Stan Paregien spoke with Wagner to understand the deep challenges he overcame personally and professionally, in order to help others. This included Wagner losing his son in an automobile accident, and the shocking death of his father to a violent murder. What he told us about grief, coping, and eventually, forgiveness, is amazing; his story of hope and resiliency will follow shortly as part of a new video series at the 932nd Airlift Wing. The project is a joint effort between public affairs and 932nd Psychological Health offices at the Illinois unit, part of 22nd Air Force and the Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)

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