AFMC Spouse and Family Forum set for Nov. 16 Published Oct. 6, 2022 By Marisa Alia-Novobilski Air Force Materiel Command WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Materiel Command will host a virtual Spouse and Family Forum, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. ET, open to military and civilian family members across the enterprise. The event, hosted by Dede Richardson, spouse of AFMC Commander, Gen. Duke Z. Richardson, is part of a new AFMC Family Connection initiative, which is designed to connect family members across the command with support and resources in all aspects of life. “We are building on the ‘Five and Thrive’ program, which was developed by Sharene Brown, the spouse of Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, in an effort to link military families with the resources and support in key areas of service life,” said Lesley Darley, AFMC Community Support Program Manager. “The AFMC Family Connection efforts build on the Thrive Initiative with the added goal of reaching the family members of our civilians to better connect them to the Air Force, AFMC and installation resources in areas such as childcare, employment, education, medical, housing and more.” The AFMC Spouse and Family forum will feature Department of the Air Force representatives from the Five and Thrive focus areas who will provide information on services and resources available to the military and civilian community. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the subject matter experts during the live event. The virtual forum will be hosted on ZoomGov, with the invitation and event link sent to employees via internal channels prior to the event. Uniformed and civilian Airmen are asked to forward this information to their family members to encourage widespread attendance. For additional information on the event, contact the AFMC Community Support Program team.