It’s National Mentoring Month

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Marlon Burton
  • 182nd Airlift Wing Human Resource Advisor

Happy New Year!

It’s National Mentoring Month:

This month, we focus on how we can all work together to increase the number of mentors to make sure young people in our communities have dependable people to look up to and follow in their footsteps. Moreover, how us as Airmen can coach other Airmen and provide guidance to help maximize each other’s potential.

I challenge you all to start dialog with other Airmen this drill, see who’s in need of a mentor and lead them to our 182nd Airlift Wing SharePoint mentoring page.

Last month, Airman and Family Readiness Center manager Ms. Kim Crouch and HRA Senior Master Sgt. Burton held a “Lunch and Learn” 10 Steps to a Federal Resume, Interview Skills and Goal Value Mapping course that had great success. If you missed the course, get with either points of contact and schedule a course for your unit.

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA) Human Resource Advisor course this month is full. Please register for February 2022 classes via ARCNET or by coordinating with the Wing HRA.

More information regarding courses can be found on the 182d HRA page found in the virtual newsletter or Wing SharePoint.

Are you looking for civilian employment? Members are strongly encouraged to use the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) website to connect with an employment services professional, among other services (apprenticeships). Members can also continue to speak with an IDES expert over the phone, by requesting a callback at 800-244-5631 or the IDES Scheduling Hotline at 217-558-0401, by visiting, or by emailing

Appointments are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Human Resource Advisor (Diversity Manager)
182 AW, Peoria, IL
Comm: 309-633-5189 / DSN 724-5189
Diversity + Equity + Inclusion = Unity