MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. ‚Äì Spouses of McChord’s deployed Airmen and their family members will enjoy dinner and activities in their honor from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the chapel support center on McChord Air Force Base.
The deployed spouse’s dinner began six years ago during the holiday season as a way to show spouses that Team McChord cares. It continues to give family members an opportunity to network, enjoy an evening out and unwind.
“We are committed to taking care of our entire military family as we accomplish our demanding mission,” said Col. Jeffrey Stephenson, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. “This dinner is one way we can express our thanks to the families who give so much. It is also a great opportunity for the families of deployed Airmen to make connections with each other, providing support during times of separation.”
Staff Sgt. Katrina LeBlanc, 62nd AW chaplain’s assistant, said spouses enjoy the quarterly dinners because they are able to make new friends experience the same challenges, and it helps them cope with their separation from loved ones. She also said spouses enjoy learning about the programs available to them and having someone else make dinner.