Thursday, October 12, 2006

Heart Link emphasizes spouses importance

Heart Link is a fun and informative orientation specially designed to give Air Force spouses a better understanding of how important they are to the Air Force team.

‘The Air Force spouse ... heart of the team,’ is the slogan for the program, which helps strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness by showing spouses how they are a critical part of the Air Force.

The program is targeted at spouses who have been married to Air Force servicemembers for less than five years. However, all interested Air Force spouses are invited to attend.

Heart Link is the first chance for many spouses to learn how the Air Force works, how active-duty members help fulfill the Air Force mission, and the important role spouses play on the Air Force team.

Through this program, the Air Force’s intent is to improve spouses’ quality of life.

The program’s goals are to increase spouse awareness of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols, and available resources and services. This enables spouses to capitalize on community resources, and to help families become physically, emotionally and spiritually healthier. Air Force spouses play a central role in creating stable, healthy military families and are key contributors to making re-enlistment decisions.

The next Heart Link program is scheduled for Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the family support center on Bolling. Lunch will be provided along with prizes and giveaways. For childcare needs during the program, ask to speak with a Heart Link team member at registration. To register, call the family support center at (202) 767-0450.