Air Force Key Spouse Program

Air Force Key Spouse Program

Article of Interest from Civilian Male Military Spouse Taurus M. James

The Key Spouse Program is an official unit/family 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 appointed by the commander, families, the Airman & 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.   

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Air Force Key Spouse Program offers additional deployment support resources

  • in most units that have a first sergeant
  • serve as an ongoing community connection at all times and  especially across the  deployment cycle
  • provide a volunteer opportunity for spouses interested in giving back to their communities

Contact the Airmen & Family Readiness Center to find YOUR Key Spouse and for more information

Why is the Key Spouse Program Important?

  • Promotes individual, family, and unit readiness
     
  • Establishes continuous contact with spouses/families
     
  • Encourages peer-to-peer Wingman support
     
  • Links to leadership
     
  • Provides an informal sounding board
     
  • Strengthens leadership's support team

     

Key Spouse Program Benefits

 

  • Increased awareness of installation/community resources
     
  • Identified/resolved issues at lowest levels
     
  • Enhanced up/down information flow
     
  • Prepared/supported families during separations
     
  • Increased sense of unit support
     
  • Improved Quality of Life among unit families
     
  • Increased readiness and retention
     
  • Enhanced family resiliency
     
  • Promotes individual, family, and unit readiness
     
  • Establishes continuous contact with spouses/families
     
  • Encourages peer-to-peer/Wingman support
     
  • Links to leadership
     
  • Provides an informal sounding board
     
  • Strengthens leadership's support team
     
  • Vital to building strong AF communities

 

Key Spouse Training


To access the most current Initial Key Spouse Training Modules to be used during in-person or telephonic training please go to the Wingman Toolkit,http://www.wingmantoolkit.org/key-spouse/

The Key Spouse Desktop Guides for both Key Spouse Mentors and Key Spouses are also available via the Wingman Toolkit, along with other Key Spouse tools and resources.

For additional information on the Key Spouse Program, please contact your local Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Keywords: male military spouse, key spouse, air force, military spouse

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