AFRC hosts Key Spouses Appreciation Dinner
By Senior Airman James L. Miller, 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 10, 2018
Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. --
More than 50 spouses and base leaders attended Ellsworth AFB’s key spouse appreciation dinner May 8, 2018, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on base.
The dinner was a way for Team Ellsworth to show key spouses appreciation for the support they provide to the base.
“We couldn’t do it without our families,” said Col. John R. Edwards, 28th Bomb Wing commander. “We need to make sure they are taken care of, and the key spouses are an important piece of that.”
The Key Spouse Program is an official family unit program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of Air Force community.
It is a commander’s program that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, volunteer key spouses, families, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and other community and helping agencies. The program has been standardized across the Air Force to address the needs of all military families with special emphasis on support to families across the deployment cycle.
Edwards also discussed housing, readiness, child care and emphasized the importance of communication.
“It makes you feel important, hearing about how you matter from the base commander,” said Mounika Sessions, a 37th Bomb Squadron key spouse. “It also reiterates the idea that doing something small can make a big difference for our families and for everyone on base.”
For more information contact the Airmen and Family Readiness Center to find your key spouse.