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Last Updated on September 29, 2022 by OCF Communications

Uniformed female officers, past, present, and future, from all branches of service, are welcome at Spring Canyon to be encouraged, equipped, and inspired in your Christlike service and leadership! We have lined up amazing female veterans from multiple services who will lead sessions focused on the topic of “Come and Find Rest in Him,” all based on passages of scripture.

Speakers: Col Krystal Murphy, USAF (Ret); Tami Waring (OCF Women’s Ministry staff)

During her 30-year military career, Krystal Murphy moved 15 times, deployed to the Middle East, and traveled for temporary duty (TDY) more times than she can count. So, she knows from experience how challenging it can be to find fellowship with people who “get” military women and the time and distance challenges of sustaining these relationships. So, Krystal launched and currently leads 4 Word Women’s “Uniformed and Veterans” online community group.

Krystal retired from the Air Force in June 2020. Her final assignment was in Stuttgart, Germany, where she served as the Deputy Command Surgeon for United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). At that time, the AFRICOM surgeon’s office was responsible for the medical care of 13,000 people deployed throughout Africa, and for helping to build the public health, healthcare, and emergency-management resources of 27 African governments. Krystal has also commanded a medical group (hospital) and a medical squadron (multi-practice clinic). She also served as the 7th Air Force Surgeon General.

Her primary career field (i.e., AFSC, MOS) was Bioenvironmental Engineering, and she still practices environmental health and safety in both the commercial and non-profit sectors. The impact of leadership and organizational culture on the well-being of employees is one of her passions and areas of expertise.

Krystal has been married to one of her Air Force Academy classmates for more than three decades. He is also a retired Colonel. They have three adult sons.

Tami Waring is a 1984 graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. She served for 5 years in the AF as a Space Systems Analyst in Intel. After separating from the AF she followed her AF husband, Hous, around for over 24 years of his career. Tami and Hous have nine children and 16 grandchildren, spread out in eight states. She homeschooled all her children and just sent the last child off to college in July of 2022. Currently Tami works for Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF) as the Staff Representative for Women’s Ministry. She enjoys reading and knitting in her free time.


  • Company Grade Officers qualify for discounts that may lower costs as low as $110 (plus tax).
  • ROTC and service academy cadets and midshipmen qualify for discounts that may lower costs as low as $75 (plus tax).
  • Enlisted members qualify for a 20% discount.

Limited needs-based scholarships are available. Please contact Tami Waring, OCF Staff Rep for Women’s Engagement, at [email protected] regarding scholarship requests or any other Leading Women Retreat inquiries.

Can’t make it to this November’s OCF Leading Women Retreat? Consider attending the next OCF Leading Women Retreat, scheduled for March 17-19, 2023, at White Sulphur Springs Conference Center (Manns Choice, PA). Stay tuned for more information!

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