Spring Fling brings wing together

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The Airman & Family Readiness Center hosted a Spring Fling March 20 at the Base Exchange here to raise awareness for the Exceptional Family Member Program.

The fair offered sensory activities that engaged the five human senses to introduce the community to the program that supports military families with a special needs.

April Lucas, A&FRC EFMP coordinator, organized the fair and ensured its activities would be well-provided and fellow agencies would be properly represented.

"I think it's important for families to know that we do have a lot of resources available and that we are here as support for them," Lucas said. "That way they know we exist, and they can come to us to get in touch with those resources."

The fair held various activities, including a bouncy house, rock-climbing wall and face-painting stations along with other base agencies such as the Red Cross, Education Development Intervention Services, Family Advocacy and New Parent Support.

Members of the Spangdahlem community volunteered at the fair to help with aiding and maintaining the activities.

"I just wanted to help out the community," said U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jeremy Gegenhuber, 52nd Comptroller Squadron financial services officer and event volunteer who manned the rock-climbing station. "It's important for families of the base to come together on a nice day, especially when the kids are out of school."

For more information about the EFMP or other related services, contact the A&FRC at DSN: 452-6422 or 0656561-6422