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Air Force and Space Force Key Spouse of the Year Award

The 2022 Air Force Key Spouse of the Year and newly added Space Force Key Spouse of the Year Awards recognize an Air Force and Space Force-level Key Spouses who exemplifies the critical role Key Spouses play across the Air and Space Forces to support mission readiness, enhance command Key Spouses visibility and accomplishments, and motivate Key Spouses to strive for meaningful connections within military communities.  Key Spouse Award winners exemplify the critical role Key Spouses play in the wing/garrison/delta/unit/organization’s mission success; enhance command Key Spouses visibility and accomplishments; encourage units to recognize Key Spouses' outstanding accomplishments and contributions to overall mission accomplishment; and motivate Key Spouses to strive for meaningful connections within communities.  These are two separate awards for each respective service.

MAJCOMs and FIELDCOMs must validate Key Spouse achievements covering the time frame used for nomination of the award.  MAJCOMs and FIELDCOMs must define the scope and impact of the Key Spouse’s involvement in the community which, tangibly or intangibly, contributed to community or group welfare, morale, or status.  Include volunteer awards, certificates of appreciation, training, etc., obtained as recognition for personal services rendered or contributions made having a direct impact on Quality of Life.  The award is not designed to recognize Key Spouses for a single act. The Air and Space Forces-level Key Spouse of Year Awards will each recognize a single winner in each service who has gone above and beyond as the role model for all Key Spouses within the respective service.

Please go to the myFSS Article for additional information. 

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Key Spouse Resource Repository

The U.S. Air and Space Force Key Spouse Program (KSP) is an official Unit Family Readiness Program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of community. Key Spouses are volunteers appointed by the unit Commander that serve as a conduit of information providing resources to Air and Space Force families. This Commander’s program promotes partnerships with the unit, Key Spouses, Key Spouse Mentors, family members, the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and community agencies.

Best Practice Submission FormThis website provides information and resources to help unit leaders, Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors navigate the KSP. If you would like to share your installations Key Spouse resources or best practices with other installations, complete the attached form for approval by Air Force Personnel Center, Airman and Family Operations Branch.  Once approved the information will be loaded to this webpage.   

Submit Your Best Practice


A brand-new resource created just for YOU - the Department of the Air Force spouse - BY your fellow spouses. This modern, educational, and inspirational guide is dedicated to help you successfully navigate this military way of life.



  Key Spouse Engagement Series
Nov 2022  pt1 
The third Key Spouse Engagement Series was hosted on 8 Nov 22, by Mrs. Sharene Brown and Mrs. Jennifer Saltzman.  In this segment, a panel of health and wellness experts discuss mind, body and financial well-being, while arming viewers with information on services and resources available to reduce stress for Airmen, Guardians, and family members. 
Key Spouse Engagement Series
Nov 2022  pt2
In this segment, Key Spouse Panelist provide personal experiences and tips to reduce the stigma of seeking help and discuss key resources available to military members and their families.


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