Air Force Key Spouse of the Year and Space Force Key Spouse of the Year Awards Nominations 

Major Commands (MAJCOM) Commanders, Field Command (FIELDCOM) Commanders, Combatant Commands (COCOM), Field Operating Agency (FOA), Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) Suspense:  17 April 2024
The 2023 Air Force Key Spouse of the Year and newly added Space Force Key Spouse of the Year Awards recognize an Air Force and a Space Force-level Key Spouses who exemplifies the critical role Key Spouses play across the Air and Space Forces.  Key Spouse Award winners exemplify the critical role Key Spouse 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.
For information on the nomination process and submission log into myFSS by following the link HERE.

Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their MAJCOM, FIELDCOM, COCOM, FOA, DRU or MAJCOM equivalent for applicable suspense date and for additional information regarding nomination procedures.

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 Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) and community agencies.

Best Practice Submission Form. This 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, Military and Family Operations Branch.  Once approved the information will be loaded to this webpage.   

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