Key Spouses are trained volunteers hand-selected by their unit leadership to provide personal, peer-to-peer support for their squadron’s families. Their role is to care for families by providing them with information from their squadron’s leadership about events, programs, and other available resources during periods of separation. As an official unit representative, they serve as a point of contact when spouses need to communicate any difficulties they may be experiencing to their leadership. As fellow military spouses who also live with and adapt to military lifestyle cycles and changes, they are passionate about what they do! They are a critical team member of each squadron’s leadership, and they are informed, equipped, and empowered to make a difference on base and in the lives of their squadron’s families.
If you are interested in having an active role in your squadron as a Key Spouse, please schedule a meeting with your squadron commander in order to obtain an official appointment. (Key Spouses are official commander appointed volunteers who represent the unit and MUST be appointed in writing prior to attending Key Spouse Initial Training.)
If you are unsure how to get in contact with your squadron commander, get in contact with your squadron First Sergeant or current Key Spouses in the unit, if you would like to inquire further about this program, please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at (229) 257-3333.
Description of Key Spouse Workshops
Key Spouse Initial Training: One day mandatory training held quarterly from 9 am-1:00pm at the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). This class will provide newly appointed Key Spouses with a basic knowledge about the resources and helping agencies on base and in the local community. Training topics include Suicide Prevention, Resiliency Training, Communication, and Identifying Helping Agencies. Before registering for Key Spouse Initial Training, please make sure you have met with your Unit leadership (Commander and First Sergeant). Requirements for registration and certification of this program are:
1) Required for all newly appointed spouses.
2) Must have an official Appointment letter signed by Unit Commander
3) Must attend upcoming Initial Training course.
Key Spouse Quarterly Training: This is an additional training workshop held quarterly for already trained and active Key Spouses at the A&FRC. Workshops are either held from 11:30-1:00 or held in the evening from 5:30-7:00pm. Workshops will cover various topics.
Note: Registration is required all trainings. Please call (229)-257-3333 to sign-up.