'Air Force 101' gives spouses toolbox for life in Air Force

By Air Force News on August 9, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Taking care of Air Force families has been a passion of Suzie Schwartz, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, and Paula Roy, wife of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy. They have tackled issues that have ranged from spouse employment to issues affecting the families of deployed Airmen and the exceptional family member program, in addition to listening to families directly during visits around the globe.

Through their efforts, a guide book has been developed to give spouses a "toolbox" of information, as well as a way to familiarize them with such things as the Air Force mission, organization, rank structure and traditions.

"Air Force 101" was developed in response to requests for a "spouse battlebook" - a one-stop resource on the basics of life in the Air Force. This guide is designed to provide spouses with "enough information to know what questions to ask...and, who to ask to fully understand the answers."

To access a copy of the guide, go to: https://www.usafservices.com/Home/SpouseSupport.aspx