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Team Moody readies, cares for families

Col. Tiffany Morgan, 23d Medical Group commander, sets a plate on a tray during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Col. Tiffany Morgan, 23d Medical Group commander, sets a plate on a tray during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Erica Sirmons, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron key spouse, helps a guest during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Erica Sirmons, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron key spouse, helps a guest during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Participants socialize during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Participants socialize during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

A guest carries her tray during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

A guest carries her tray during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Guests laugh during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Guests laugh during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

A participant poses for a photo during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families, who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

A participant poses for a photo during a deployed spouses dinner, Jan. 15, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The mission’s success depends on resilient Airmen and families, who are prepared to make sacrifices with the support of their fellow Airmen, local communities and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

Moody spouses and families may not have sworn an oath in service to this country, but they carry a burden and make sacrifices daily.

As a thank you, the Airmen and Family Readiness Center held a free dinner for the spouses of deployed members at the Georgia Pines Dining Facility, here, Jan. 15.

“This event is so important,” said Master Sgt. Amanda Lewis, 23d Force Support Squadron (FSS) readiness NCO. “We want our families of deployed or remote tour members to know how much we appreciate them and their sacrifices.”

The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other deployed families, key spouses and unit leadership. This, in turn, allows leadership to take active measures to create an environment that strengthens the Moody family and enhances their families’ well-being and readiness.

“This event allows deployed Airmen to focus on their job downrange,” Lewis said. “It gives them peace of mind knowing that we are caring for their families back home.”

The mission’s success depends on ready, resilient Airmen and families who are prepared to make sacrifices. The dinner provides the support these Airmen and their loved ones need from their Air Force community.

“Because deployments are a huge part of Moody’s diverse mission, it is important for members to know that Moody will look after their families while they are away,” said Master Sgt. Kianta Asplund, 23d FSS readiness NCO in charge. “As someone who has deployed multiple times in the past and received support from the Moody community, it is an opportunity for me to return the favor.”