Mental health, resilience Spouse and Family Forum set for Nov. 9

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  • By Marisa Alia-Novobilski
  • Air Force Materiel Command

The Air Force Materiel Command will host a virtual Spouse and Family Forum, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. ET, open to military and civilian family members across the enterprise.

The forum will focus on mental health and resilience, featuring panelists from across the Department of the Air Force to help individuals understand and navigate the diverse resources available for support. Panel members will include representatives from Military OneSource, Military Family Life Counseling, Chaplain, First Sergeant, Mental Health Clinic, and the Employee Assistance Program.

Gen. Duke Z. Richardson, AFMC Commander, and his spouse Dede will host the forum, which is part of the AFMC Family Connection initiative. The initiative is working to better connect uniformed and civilian family members across the command with support and resources in all aspects of life. This is the final family forum for 2023.

Officials at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, will host a watch party for the forum at the Military and Family Readiness Center large classroom in building 1240.

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.

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.

For additional Hanscom AFB-specific information, email Kristin Wright, Hanscom AFB’s violence prevention integrator, at

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