Participants sought for Caring for People Forum at Wright-Patt

A Caring for People Forum to improve programs or quality-of-life services at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be held Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the USO Community Center, Bldg. 1222, 2221 Birch St., Kittyhawk Center, Area A.

The forum will target key spouses, first sergeants, single Airmen, Department of Defense civilians, active-duty military members and retirees. The daylong event is designed to improve the quality of programs and resources offered through Wright-Patterson AFB and the Air Force in general, said Jan Devitt, Community Support coordinator.


“The IDS helping agencies help our population. So by identifying these issues or concerns, we can promote a healthier quality of life for the base community,” Devitt said. “For instance, if you are active-duty military, you may have different issues than DoD civilians have. This is our opportunity to highlight how we can make changes for the better for the people we serve.”

Each installation IDS team is required to hold Caring for People forums to identify quality-of-life issues for targeted populations and forward their top three identified issues. The Feb. 15 results will be sent to Col. Bradley McDonald, 88 ABW commander. McDonald will then submit the information to Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. The AFMC IDS team in turn selects the top quality-of-life issues to send to Air Force.

Those results, as well as those from the most recent Air Force Community Assessment Survey, will be combined into one product and made public.

To attend, simply show up at the appropriate time slot:

• 10 to 11 a.m.: Key spouses

• 11 a.m. to noon: First sergeants

• Noon to 1 p.m.: Single Airmen

• 1 to 2 p.m.: DoD civilians

• 2 to 3 p.m.: Active-duty military

• 3 to 4 p.m.: Retirees

“We want everybody who has information to please come,” Devitt said. “The more information we have, the better we can serve our population.”

For more information, contact Jan Devitt at

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