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Laughlin Airman writes letters to Lackland

Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, writes to Basic Military Training Airmen at Lackland Air Force Base to offer support and words of wisdom. Brislin began Letters to Lackland in April, and has since gathered more than 50 of her fellow Airmen from around the world to send mail to basic trainees. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)

Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, writes to Basic Military Training Airmen at Lackland Air Force Base to offer support and words of wisdom. Brislin began Letters to Lackland in April, and has since gathered more than 50 of her fellow Airmen from around the world to send mail to basic trainees. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)

Airman First Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, says she began the Letters to Lackland project when she realized she could make an impact on a trainee who may be feeling lonely--especially in this new climate of physical distancing. She believes getting the opportunity to write words of wisdom has great impacts on Airmen during one of the most formative and vulnerable parts of their Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)

Airman First Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, says she began the Letters to Lackland project when she realized she could make an impact on a trainee who may be feeling lonely--especially in this new climate of physical distancing. She believes getting the opportunity to write words of wisdom has great impacts on Airmen during one of the most formative and vulnerable parts of their Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)

Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, began the project Letters to Lackland just shy of one year after graduating basic military training herself. Brislin was inspired to write letters to current trainees after finding old letters of support she saved from her time at Lackland, which helped motivate her during the most rigorous parts of training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)

Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, began the project Letters to Lackland just shy of one year after graduating basic military training herself. Brislin was inspired to write letters to current trainees after finding old letters of support she saved from her time at Lackland, which helped motivate her during the most rigorous parts of training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)

Airman 1st Class Cailey Brislin, 434th Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, writes to Basic Military Training Airmen at Lackland Air Force Base to offer support and words of wisdom. Brislin began Letters to Lackland in April, and has since gathered more than 50 of her fellow Airmen from around the world to send mail to basic trainees. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rachael Parks)