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Task Force True North
Task Force True North  


        Task Force True North

Mission: To develop and test effective models to address the seams and shortfalls with resources/capabilities that optimize Airman performance, increase resilience of the force and their families, and decrease negative and violent outcomes."

 

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Group Chaplain

Group Chaplain

Ch, Capt Thaddaeus J. Werner is a USAF Chaplain with over 18 years of service. He initially enlisted as an Information Manager in 2000 and has served in various Active Duty assignments and Reserve positions. After graduating from seminary in 2010 he commissioned as a Reserve Chaplain and returned to Active Duty in 2013. He has served as a chaplain in various units and has experience in counseling family and marital issues, career transition, grief, financial issues, suicidal ideation, and religious and spiritual concerns.

 

 

 

 

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3 MXS LCSW

3 MXS LCSW

Janice M. Clark, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has practiced over 30 years. She has worked with the US Air Force in Yokota and JBER from 2007-2015. She specializes in outpatient counseling in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief/loss and trauma. Her scope of care includes Biblical Counseling, interpersonal communication, stress and anger management. Her strengths include individual and group education that both encourage and inspire hope and problem solving.

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3 MUNS

 

Marietta Phillips

Marietta Phillips, LCSW, DCSW is a clinical social worker who has worked in multiple settings including emergency rooms, college counseling centers, employee assistance programs, VAMC, correctional institutions, community mental health centers, emergency response mobile teams, and critical incident response teams.  She moved to Anchorage in 1992 after graduating from the University Of Southern California School Of Social Work.  With the Red Cross, she has responded as a national disaster mental health volunteer to incidents including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and terrorism.  Ms. Phillips previously worked at JBER as a Military Family Life Consultant, and was a private practice - based Military One Source/Tricare provider.  In 2007, she received a Recognition of Service award while participating in Operation Enduring Families, a corps of mental health volunteers working with the Iowa National Guard demobilizing after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  She values a person-centered, shared decision making approach while specializing in life transitions, trauma informed care, grief and loss, building resiliency, anxiety/depression, and crisis intervention, and enjoys incorporating musical strategies into her work.  Marietta is grateful for the opportunity to support our Air Force service members.

 

 

 

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Group Assets

Religious Affairs NCO

Religious Affairs NCO

SSgt Reilly Pilgrim is the NCOIC of Religious Affairs for the 3rd Maintenance Group. He has been in the Air Force for 8 years and has acquired a broad and diverse skill set due to spending time in three different career fields: Air Traffic Control, Intelligence Analysis, and Religious Affairs. As the NCOIC he is responsible for the development and execution of an annual ministry plan budget, logistical support to chaplain programs, maintaining program records and assisting the chaplain in the spiritual care of the active duty Airmen in the 3rd Maintenance Group. SSgt Pilgrim is trained in crisis intervention counseling, and suicide intervention and has granted the same confidentiality privileges as the chaplain, but does not hold any professional training in long-term counseling or therapy.

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Squadron Assets

3 AMXS LCSW

Cleo Patrick

Cleo Patrick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Idaho assigned to 3 AMXS. A graduate of Boise State University, she was raised in Prince William Sound and has returned to Alaska after 35 years in California, Oregon, and Idaho. She has worked extensively with populations ages 3-90 in various social work environments and contexts. She is experienced in behavioral, trauma, depression, adjustment, family roles, self-care, relationship, addictions, grief, and loss. She uses psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, radical acceptance, and mindfulness interventions to integrate personal, community, and global wellness. She is honored to have the opportunity to work at JBER and looks forward to supporting the Air Force mission.

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 Mental Health Technician

Mental Health Technician

Karen Clemans is the Mental Health Technician for 3 MXG. Karen has 6 years of experience working with our troops, and their families, and is also a former military spouse. Karen earned her Bachelors of Social Work degree in 2007 from University Alaska Anchorage. Karen has been an Alaskan resident for 21 years.

 

 

 

 

 

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703 AMXS

Laura Knight

Being of service to the Heavy Metal Knights in the 703rd, Laura Knight, LCSW, LPCS, isn’t afraid of turning a wrench. As a transplant from Los Angeles, Ms. Knight, holds an AS Degree in Automotive Repair, AA Degree in Social and Behavioral Science, BS Degree in Psychology and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Ms. Knight has been practicing social work on micro and macro levels in a variety of diverse settings for over 25 years, culminating a wide scope of practice and competence. Understanding that individuals are the experts in their lives, her clinical foundation of a solution-focused, strength-based perspective complements her application of eclectic, evidence-based interventions tailored to individual needs.