Watch party planned for AFMC spouse employment, higher education family forum

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  • By Marisa Alia-Novobilski
  • Air Force Materiel Command

Officials at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, will host a watch party for the next Air Force Materiel Command virtual Spouse and Family Forum, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m.

The forum will stream via ZoomGov at the Hanscom AFB Military and Family Readiness Center large classroom.

All uniformed and civilian spouses and family members are invited to attend the virtual event.

Representatives from several Hanscom AFB helping agencies, including the Exceptional Family Member Program, Child and Youth Services, the school liaison officer, and more, will be available before and after the forum to engage with attendees beginning at 10:30 a.m.

“Being able to watch the forum together with our community members helps establish and maintain connections with each other, and develop new ones,” said Kristin Wright, Hanscom AFB’s violence prevention integrator. “It’s a great opportunity to share what resources we have available.”

The forum will feature Air Force experts who will share updates, resources, and answer questions related to spouse employment and higher education opportunities.

Panel members and their areas of expertise include:

  • Monique Allshouse - Civilian Development
  • Ashley Morgan - Civilian Personnel Programs
  • Linda Logan – Air Force Personnel Center; Military Family Readiness Center
  • Danna Plewe - Air Force Employee Assistance Program

AFMC Commander, Gen. Duke Z. Richardson, and his spouse, Dede Richardson, will host the forum, which is part of the AFMC Family Connection initiative. This initiative is focuses on better connecting uniformed and civilian family members across the command with support and resources in all aspects of life. This event is the second of three family forums planned for 2023.

The event will be hosted on ZoomGov, with the invitation and 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. Unit key spouses and AFMC installation Family Readiness Centers will also have the link available for those interested.

To submit a question prior to the event and receive the ZoomGov link, email the AFMC Community Support Program team at

For additional information, email

(Editor’s Note: This article was localized for Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts)