Families come together during deployed spouse dinner
By Airman Elijah Dority, 23d Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 21, 2019
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.