A&FRC holds deployed families open house
By 2nd Lt. Darren Domingo, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 20, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Families of deployed Airmen spent quality time participating in Halloween-themed activities Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
Families worked together to decorate pumpkins, make homemade candy caramel apples and watch "Hotel Transylvania" at the free open house as part of the center's monthly deployed families events.
"It's important to let our deployed families know we care about them and we are here for them," said Master Sgt. Tonya Jones, A&FRC noncommissioned officer in charge.
Along with the families, Wing leadership and group and squadron commanders also participated in the event.
"Leadership came through our open house today so they could also intermingle with the families. It's important [for them] to know who their leadership is especially while their member is deployed," said Jones.
Families enjoyed the free food and activities while also connecting with other deployed families.
Open houses provide deployed families the opportunity to reach out to one another for help with emotional support, child care and any other needs that may arise.
Tech. Sgt. Peter Uson, incoming A&FRC NCOIC, explained it's crucial to show support for deployed families as their loved ones serve away from home.
"This is my first event for the deployed families," said Uson. "I think it's very important to show that we support them while their loved ones are out there helping us and providing support to us."
To find out more about open houses or the A&FRC, contact 567-3920.