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New director leads Airmen and Family Readiness Center

Posted 1/21/2012   Updated 1/20/2012 Email story   Print story


by SrA. Alexander Brown
439th AW/PA

1/21/2012 - WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. -- Westover's Airman and Family Readiness center is now under new command. Shanna King moved into the director's position in November 2011. She came from Tampa, Fla., to fill the position that hadbeen open since May.

Her experience with military life comes from her years in England at Royal Air Force Lakenheath as the community readiness consultant with her husband who was active-duty Air Force.

As the wife of an active-duty Airman, King knows the in's and out's of military life. With that knowledge she plans on continuing excellent service for Westover service members.

King said she is adjusting well to the job and the new pace that is the Air Force Reserve.

"I'm still trying to get my feet wet and sort everything out," said Shanna King. "I'm looking forward to meeting people." King is concerned that some reservists still don't know where the center is located.

"That's a shame because our staff can do a lot for reservists amd their families," she added.

One of the center's most important roles is assisting service members and their families during deployments and when stationed at home, including:

· Air Force Aid Society financial assistance
· Bundles for babies
· Resume assistance
· Job listings for surrounding states
· Setting up budgets or spending plans
· Computer lab with 20 network computers
and six non-network computers
· Redeployment meetings
· Family assistance while service member
is deployed

King says she wants people to come see her before any situation they are in, financial or otherwise, puts them into a hole.

For more information on services provided by the Airman and Family Readiness center visit 100 Walker Avenue, next to the USO, call King at (413) 557-3027, visit online at www.westoverafrc.com, or email King at shanna.king.1@us.af.mil.

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