WASHINGTON (AFNS) —
The partner of the Chief of Workers of the Air Drive, Sharene Brown, has introduced a 5 & Thrive initiative, which will increase focus and a spotlight on the highest 5 high quality of life challenges army households face.
The challenges – childcare, training, healthcare, housing and partner employment – are instantly tied to army household readiness, resilience, and retention of the power. These 5 areas have been chosen based mostly on suggestions from army households and surveys performed by Blue Star Households, Navy OneSource, the Navy Household Advisory Community, and different organizations.
5 & Thrive was developed by Brown along with her Thrive Crew, a various group of spouses. Her platform goals to encourage, assist and construct thriving army households by tackling these challenges and enhancing preventative measures by partnerships and sharing of greatest practices.
“My objective is to make sure these 5 particular areas are highlighted and any challenges beneath them are met with function and resolve, to incorporate the distinctive challenges to our Distinctive Household Members Program households,” Brown mentioned.
Brown meets with households and repair members throughout base visits to gather experiences, greatest practices and proposals. Her objective is to share this info with senior leaders to handle these challenges, promote neighborhood partnerships, and finally enhance high quality of life for army households.
With assist of the Thrive Crew, Brown publishes a month-to-month CSAF Partner State of affairs Report, which helps to speak and share info with army spouses. The SITREP will deal with figuring out the newest actions, coverage modifications, and accessible assets made on the headquarters stage to carry consciousness to our army households.
“These actions and insurance policies happening on the highest ranges usually are not at all times readily communicated to our spouses and households,” Brown mentioned. “Sharing this info on to our spouses is significant to their continued assist. Navy spouses are important to the success and energy of our power and needs to be included in these quality-of-life discussions.”
Brown, together with the Thrive Crew, collaborates to assist her 5 & Thrive platform, in addition to different initiatives which are for spouses and led by spouses.
This crew produced an academic and inspirational guidebook for immediately’s army partner. This guidebook consolidates important info and assets into one easy-to-use instrument and is presently accessible on the AF.mil web site and the AF Join App. The guidebook is split into three sections:
1. “In This Collectively” – This part highlights pertinent info on Airman and Household Readiness, the Key Spouses Program, Navy OneSource, the Spouses golf equipment, and resiliency assets.
2. “5 & Thrive” – This part explains the companies and assist choices accessible to members and their households beneath every pillar of the 5 & Thrive initiative as described under:
Childcare – on and off-base daycare choices, earlier than and after-school care, youngster care subsidies and youth packages
Schooling – Ok-12 training, Navy Interstate Compact Fee, partner training, partner profession development and Put up-9/11 GI Invoice
Healthcare – TRICARE, dental, pharmacy, imaginative and prescient, affected person advocates, Distinctive Household Members Program, psychological well being and Household Advocacy Program
Housing – base housing, off-base housing, family items, storage and transfer planning
Partner employment – Airman and Household Readiness Heart packages, hiring help packages, re-licensure/recertification, USAJOBS, profession growth and entrepreneurial exploration
An additional part explains extra assets exterior of those pillars akin to Airman’s Attic, base trade, library, commissary, health middle, authorized help and sexual assault response coordinator.
3. “Navy Life” – This part focuses on army group, rank construction, pay and advantages, acronyms and safety points. Partner testimonials share private perception, information, and expertise to carry consciousness to partner conditions.
For up-to-date info on these initiatives, observe Brown’s Fb web page right here.
Thrive Partner Information (U.S. Air Drive Graphic)