New name signals culture change
By Major Laurie Arellano, 90th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 13, 2006
F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo. --
The name has changed, and more. What used to be known as the Family Support Center is now the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The mission of the center is to not only assist family members of deploying Airmen, but to partner with squadron and group commanders to help provide a more cohesive and stable environment at the home station so members are more satisfied and families are better informed.
"The Community Readiness consultant is the commander's expert for identifying strengths and areas for improvement," said Jody Clark, community readiness consultant. "We help the commander understand how well they are taking care of
In order to assist the commander, the Airman and Family Readiness Center establishes a baseline of satisfaction and stability through a unit assessment inventory. Recently, the 90th Medical Group took on the first-ever unit assessment inventory.
"It was a phenomenal experience," said Col. Brian Hayes, 90th Medical Group commander. "I'm excited to work with the Airman and Family Readiness Center to develop better programs for the group."
"The 90th Medical Group's assessment inventory shows a very high overall satisfaction rate," said Ms. Clark. "That means commanders and first line supervisors are providing strong leadership in areas of spouse partnership, relationship support and family support."
Ms. Clark said that means family members are taken care of, and the squadron members are working together as a team.
Colonel Hayes said he's thrilled to see the survey results directly correlate to his group values of family, faith and service.
"It confirmed we have good relationships within the group and with families," said Colonel Hayes.
And he said he also knows now what areas he can improve upon with the assistance of the Airman and Family Readiness Center.
"We have areas to focus on - that's positive," he said.