21 Feb Adopt an Airman Program
Would you like an opportunity to serve as a Host Family for a member of the SJAFB team?
The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee is working with Col Sage and his team to launch this new initiative: ‘Adopt an Airman @ Seymour Johnson Program.’
The program is designed to provide Airmen with an avenue to form new friendships in our community and gather support beyond the formal work environment. Host families are asked to provide a home-away-from-home during an Airman’s first years at Seymour Johnson AFB. Serve as the Airman’s mentor, friend, and advisor, providing a caring environment to relax, away from the pressures of work and future deployments.
The 4th Fighter Wing Commander’s Action Group (CAG) office will match host families with Airmen who share the same basic interests and characteristics, whether it be sports, outdoors, religion, and other activities with which they identify. Airmen can request host families “by name,” and families may do the same for Airmen.
The “Adopt an Airman at Seymour Johnson” Program is a collaboration between Seymour Johnson AFB and our local community that connects community members and their families with young Airmen to provide a home-away-from-home during their first enlistment in the military. It also offers individuals and families a unique opportunity to support and bond with our Air Force men and women. If you have the desire and commitment to make a difference in a young Airman’s life, this is the program for you!
Here is the link to the Adopt an Airman video:
The relationship established through the program can, and typically will, last for the full duration of time the Airman resides in the SJAFB dormitories, unless one of the parties chooses to terminate the relationship prior to that time and notifies the CAG.
We believe this can be a great program for both the Airman and the families. If you are interested in participating, please send your completed questionnaire back to Janet Brock as soon as possible and she will be glad to forward it the base.
Janetb@waynecountychamber.com or call (919) 734-2241