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Schriever Sentinel

Heart Link increases spouse awareness

By Halle Thornton

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.    Heart Link is an Air Force program designed to orient new Air Force spouses, typically five years or less, to active duty military life. Three spouses attended the annual tour at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 23.

“Heart Link is a spouse orientation program geared toward strengthening military families and enhancing mission readiness,” said Ruth Moore, Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness consultant. “Heart Link’s objective is to increase spouse awareness of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocol and community resources that support Air Force families.”

According to the Air Force Aid Society “AFAS understands the challenges that come with active duty Air Force life, from deployments to PCS orders, and offers targeted community programs to help make everyday life on base a little easier and help take care of military families.”

Heart Link also helps spouses better understand the integral part they play in the overall wing mission.

The spouses visited both the 4th and the 22nd Space Operations Squadrons to learn about their respective missions.

“The tours are important because they see the mission in person,” Moore said.

Moore has been hosting Heart Link tours for three years, and her favorite part about hosting the event is seeing the spouses obtain resources and connect with other spouses.

“Spouses are the heart of the Air Force team and mission,” she said. “The Heart Link program covers essential items that will help an Air Force spouse get to know their surroundings and adjust to Air Force life at Schriever with ease.”

For more information about the A&FRC’s services, call 719-567-3920.

Heart Link increases spouse awareness
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