May, June activities honor military spouses

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
In honor of military spouses at Robins, activities for families will be held throughout May and June. For new military spouse Elizabeth Yarbrough, the get-togethers provide an ideal chance to network and get to know the local community.

"I really enjoy these," said Yarbrough, whose husband, 2nd Lt. Jace Yarbrough, is a development engineer with the 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group. "It gives me an opportunity to meet other spouses."

She was able to attend some of Tuesday's Military Spouse Appreciation Day activities at the Health and Wellness Center, including learning how to start a home-based business, and luncheon festivities at the Horizons Club.

Also in attendance was Tammy Pilcher, spouse of retired Master Sgt. Paul Pilcher, who works in the 78th Dental Squadron. She has supported military spouses as a key spouse the last several years, providing resources to families whose loved ones are deployed.

Annual spouse appreciation days, sponsored by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, are a wonderful way to recognize those who selflessly give of themselves.

"I think it's really good for morale," said Pilcher. "It gives spouses a chance to be with other adults while the children do activities. It helps these spouses know they are not alone."

The Spouse Appreciation lunch was attended by about 50 spouses, and included musical entertainment and games.

Upcoming activities include: "Married to the Military Class," Tuesday; firearms safety training, June 2; library tour and story reading with children, June 4; and a self-defense class taught by the Warner Robins Police Department (date yet to be determined).

Events are open to all military spouses in the Air Force, Air National Guard, Reserves, Marines and Army. To learn more, call the HAWC at 327-8480 or A&FRC at 926-1256.