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Families come together during deployed spouse dinner

Participants converse during a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner, Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Participants converse during a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner, Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Col. Danielle Willis, right, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing vice commander, talks with participants of a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.  The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Col. Danielle Willis, right, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing vice commander, talks with participants of a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Family members of Airmen from the 23d Wing and 93d Air Ground Operations Wing participate in a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.  The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Family members of Airmen from the 23d Wing and 93d Air Ground Operations Wing participate in a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Master Sgt. Kianta Asplund, left, 23d Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of readiness, serves food to a participant during a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.  The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

Master Sgt. Kianta Asplund, left, 23d Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of readiness, serves food to a participant during a Deployed Spouse’s Dinner Aug. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The dinner served as an opportunity for the families of deployed members to bond and provide relief. 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 Elijah M. Dority)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) hosted a Deployed Spouses Dinner, August 20, for families with loved ones currently deployed downrange.

 

The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility, here, designed as a thank you for each families’ support and sacrifice.

 

“The dinner helps to show Moody takes care of its families,” said Master Sgt. Kianta Asplund, 23d Force Support Squadron, NCO in charge of AFRC. “We support them as they support their spouses downrange.”

 

The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, 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.

 

“These dinners help relieve some of the pressure off of the deployed Airmen by allowing them to focus on the mission,” said Asplund.

 

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.

 

“The dinner helps brings families together,” said Sadie Journagin, 23d Maintenance Group. “They get a chance to get out of the house, enjoy a free meal and meet others.”

 

The next deployed spouses dinner will be September 17.