CAF: Retired Chaplain talks spiritual resiliency in the face of adversity
By Airman 1st Class Kedesha Pennant, 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 05, 2014
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Rev. Bill Libby, McMurry University assistant professor of religion, spoke during a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness (CAF) event organized to explain the importance of spiritual resiliency Nov. 24, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
Libby, a retired chaplain and Vietnam War veteran, served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. He experienced trials and perils throughout his life and military career. One included witnessing his unit being attacked by the Viet Cong, which led to the bloodshed of 54 soldiers in Vietnam.
According to the Air Combat Command CAF website, the spiritual pillar of resiliency strengthens a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual's sense of well-being and purpose. Libby's story was one of personal loss and tragedy. His main point was not to focus on times of adversity, but to get through those difficult times by using inner strength and support from others.