Spouse program 'key' to Year of the Air Force Family

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  • By Lt. Col. Brian Hinsvark
  • 36th Force Support Squadron commander
As we celebrate the Year of the Air Force Family, especially during Air Force Family Week, we focus on one the critical elements of what makes our Air Force the best in the world - an ability to take care of our families, and maintain high Quality of Life standards.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center takes care of our families in many different ways. One of their more important programs is the Key Spouse Program, which is designed to support family members when a military member is deployed.

The Key Spouse Program serves as a critical liaison between the command and the families of our deployed airmen. It is an official communication network, supported by squadron leadership and volunteers, designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of community among unit leaders, Airmen and their families. It bridges the communication gap and keeps our families informed, supported and offers insight to helping or referral agencies as needed.

The Key Spouse Program structure comprises the unit commander, Key Spouse, first sergeant, and Key Spouse mentor who work as a team to ensure 100 percent follow-up with separated families.

If you would like more information, our Airman and Family Readiness Center would be happy to assist, just call 366-6247.