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Helping agencies, USO support spouses

Schriever spouse

Cheryl Jensen, work life specialist and David Bell, military and family life counselor with the airman and family readiness center, engage in discussion with attendees during a spouse meet and greet breakfast at Schriever AFB, Colorado, April 13, 2018. AFRC was one of many agencies on hand to answer questions and offer opportunities for spouses and the Tierra Vista housing community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Schriever spouse

Col. Jennifer Grant, commander of the 50th Space Wing, speaks with attendees during the spouse meet and greet breakfast at Schriever AFB, Colorado, April 13, 2018. Grant engaged with various attendees in a show of support for spouses and the Tierra Vista housing community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Schriever spouse

Julia Rivers, visual information specialist with the 50th Force Support Squadron, discusses 50th FSS marketing events during the spouse meet and greet breakfast at Schriever AFB, Colorado, April 13, 2018. Helping agency representatives provided insight to spouses of their services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Schriever spouse

Eric McCullough, center operations and program manager for USO Colorado Springs, Colorado, supported a spouse meet and greet in the Tierra Vista Community Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 13, 2018. McCullough and the Colorado Springs USO anticipate strengthening their bonds with Schriever AFB in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Schriever spouse

Helping agency representatives speak with attendees during the spouse meet and greet in the Tierra Vista Community Center at Schriever, Air Force Base, Colorado, April 13, 2018. The event featured representatives from the Schriever AFB Family Advocacy Program, the 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s office, Military and Family Life Counselors and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Schriever spouse

Helping agency representatives and spouses engage in discussion during a meet and greet breakfast for spouses in the Tierra Vista Community Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 13, 2018. Hughes and other 50th SW Chapel members hosted an information table to help familiarize Schriever AFB spouses with their services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

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Helping agencies informed spouses during a spouse meet and greet with free refreshments provided by the USO at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado April 13.

USO, expanded their Schriever AFB support and provided the event’s refreshments and disseminated information about their services.

“We are out here to support the military community,” said Eric McCullough, center operations and program manager for USO Colorado Springs. “We want Airmen to know the resources we have available. Spouses are especially integral to the community, we want them to feel like they are part of the family.”

Additionally, the event featured informational tables from the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Family Advocacy Program, the 50th Space Wing Chaplain’s office, Military and Family Life Counselors and more.

“The event was really informative, I learned a lot,” said Stacy Rosenfeldt, Schriever AFB spouse, and event attendee. “It’s good to see the USO coming out to support us.”

Ruth Moore, community readiness consultant with the 50th Force Support Squadron, detailed new events like the meet and greet help strengthen the bonds of the base helping agencies and Schriever AFB spouses, and advance the 50th SW’s priority of taking care of our Airmen and their families always.

She looks forward to a stronger USO presence on base.

“This is the first time we partnered with the USO for an event like this, and working with the USO is a great opportunity,” Moore said. “Events like these brings the whole community together.”      

McCullough shared this sentiment, saying he anticipates a brighter future for Schriever AFB and USO.

“For 2018, we are definitely trying to make a bigger footprint out here,” McCullough said. “Judging by this event’s success, we are looking into doing something like this quarterly or possibly do larger events this summer in addition to supporting promotion ceremonies.”

For more information about the Colorado Springs USO, go to https://coloradosprings.uso.org/.

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