Caring for People forum set for March 2

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Team Robins' 2012 Caring for People Forum is set for March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horizons Club.

The Caring for People Forum is a grassroots approach to improve quality of life issues here and is in line with Installation Commander Col. Mitchel Butikofer's vision of Robins being a great place to "live, learn, work and play."

The day will consist of roughly 150 active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen, spouses, and family members coming together to work on the top 10 issues which will be forwarded to Air Force Materiel Command and possibly to the Air Force level for resolution.

Covered areas include:
*Family support;
*Guard and Reserve support;
*Spouse communication;
*School support;
*Health and wellness;
*Single Airmen Support;
*Special Needs Family Member Support,
*Deployment Support.

The working groups will discuss and develop needs statements for items needing resolution. The items will then be voted on and presented to senior leadership for action. They are then tracked throughout the year from action item to resolution.

Last year's 2011 action items will be presented at the start of the 2012 Caring for People forum.

Airmen or family members interested in participating in this year's forum should contact their respective first sergeant who will forward their names up to the Caring for People Forum planning committee.