Buckley Key Spouses stand ready to help
By Senior Airman Stephen Musal , 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 10, 2009
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Team Buckley kicked off the Key Spouse program here with an evening of training Nov. 5 and an appreciation luncheon Nov. 6.
"Over the last eight to 10 years, all our services have been under great stress due to the increased operations tempo," said Col. Clint Crosier, 460th Space Wing commander, at the luncheon. "We all know the tremendous amount of pressure that can put on our families."
The Key Spouse program is designed to relieve some of that pressure by putting together a network of trained spouses to get all the right information to the right people. While the military member is deployed, trained volunteers stand ready to network with their fellow military spouses, explain the ins and outs of the military to them and help keep them from being lost in the confusion of becoming, effectively, the head of the household.
"In my time in the Air Force, I've found the best way to get information to spouses is through spouses," Colonel Crosier said.
For more information about the Key Spouse program, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 720-847-6681.