Ramstein hosts Caring for People Forum Thursday

by Jan Devitt
86th Airlift Wing community support coordinator

caringThere is a Caring for People Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Community Center Annex multipurpose room, Bldg. 411 on Ramstein.

This forum is an opportunity for active-duty military, civilians, spouses and local nationals to voice their concerns and influence Air Force programs. This annual forum has become one of the preferred methods for Air Force leadership to understand and act on community concerns.

Airmen, civilian employees and family members collaborate in working groups to identify problems and propose solutions to Air Force policies and services. After the brainstorming and discussion process, the working groups convene to vote on the most important issues affecting the installation, such as child care, youth sports, spouses deployment programs and many more. Many issues will be addressed by the 86th Airlift Wing leadership, and common issues brought up in the forum will be sent to Air Force leadership for review.

The Caring for People Forum relates directly to the wing’s priority to lead and take care of people. The sessions will be:

• All family members, 9 to 11 a.m.

• Unaccompanied Airmen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Single parents, 1 to 3 p.m.

• Dual military families, 3 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 478-8630 or 06371-405-8630.