Hearlink: An educational program for Air Force spouses

Have you ever had a conversation with your military spouse that sent your brain into shock because of all the “alphabet soup” language used? 

Do you have questions concerning your spouse’s pay, benefits or legal rights but aren’t sure where to get the answers? 

Are you new to the community and want to meet new friends? If you have answered “yes” to any of the above questions, Heart Link is the program for you. This Spouse Orientation Program was developed to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. The program is open to any spouse married to an active-duty Air Force member. 

The Heart Link program will provide you the tools needed to succeed as an Air Force spouse as well as increase your awareness of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocol, support resources and services available to you.

Attendees will enjoy games, lunch and an opportunity to get to know other spouses and make new friends. 

 “I was thankful that the Airman & Family Readiness Center provided the Heart Link seminar because I am new to the military community and Germany. I had a wonderful time learning the widely used acronyms, organizations, resources and various agencies willing to work with me, especially when my husband will deploy. Lastly, the most memorable moment was being ‘coined’ by 435th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Donald Bacon,” said Keysha Lott, a previous Heart Link attendee.

The next Heart Link will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 4.

 If you would like to attend, contact the Ramstein A&FRC to register at 480-5100, 06371-47-5100 or e-mail 435MSS.DPF@ramstein.af.mil.

If you would like to attend Heart Link, but cannot make this session, call for future dates. The program is offered quarterly.

Free child care for attendees is available upon request and provided through Family Child Care. Contact the A&FRC to pick up a voucher courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society.

(Courtesy of Ramstein A&FRC)