A&FRC scavenger hunt salutes military families

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany— Stephanie Altchuler, a Red Cross volunteer, left, bandages Allison Moore, daughter of Rebecca Moore and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Calvin Moore, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, for points toward the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. More than 20 families participated in the quest throughout Spangdahlem for items they needed to win. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany— Stephanie Altchuler, a Red Cross volunteer, left, bandages Allison Moore, daughter of Rebecca Moore and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Calvin Moore, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, for points toward the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. More than 20 families participated in the quest throughout Spangdahlem for items they needed to win. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—Lee McDonough, a military spouse, left, acts out a taboo game card with her sons John, center, and Benjamin, right, to gain points during the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. For some items, families had to play games for a chance to win bonus points toward winning the scavenger hunt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—Lee McDonough, a military spouse, left, acts out a taboo game card with her sons John, center, and Benjamin, right, to gain points during the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. For some items, families had to play games for a chance to win bonus points toward winning the scavenger hunt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kellie Wilson, 52nd Force Support Squadron force management superintendent, assists her son Morgan with bowling to gain points during the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. Participants solved riddles to find items on base to earn the most points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kellie Wilson, 52nd Force Support Squadron force management superintendent, assists her son Morgan with bowling to gain points during the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. Participants solved riddles to find items on base to earn the most points. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—Allisa Shepard, 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist from New York City, explains the rules of the A&FRC scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. The scavenger hunt coincided with the Month of the Military Family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—Allisa Shepard, 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist from New York City, explains the rules of the A&FRC scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. The scavenger hunt coincided with the Month of the Military Family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany— U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ben Knight, 52nd Logistic Readiness Squadron logistic planner, shoots a basket for points toward the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. Families had one hour to collect more than 23 items from around base including the library, Skelton Memorial Fitness Center, Saber Conference Center and the Red Cross on Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany— U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ben Knight, 52nd Logistic Readiness Squadron logistic planner, shoots a basket for points toward the Airman & Family Readiness Center scavenger hunt Nov. 16, 2013. Families had one hour to collect more than 23 items from around base including the library, Skelton Memorial Fitness Center, Saber Conference Center and the Red Cross on Spangdahlem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The Airman & Family Readiness Center hosted a scavenger hunt for Spangdahlem families Nov. 16.

The event, themed for the Month of the Military Family, challenged participants to find items like blue parking meters and a library card throughout the installation.

"The scavenger hunt is a fun way we want to thank our families for everything that they do," said Allisa Shepard, 52nd Force Support Squadron A&FRC community readiness specialist from New York City.

In addition to the hunt, the A&FRC sponsors many complementary events throughout the year for families of deployed Airmen.

"Military families sacrifice a lot in service of their country," Shepard said. "This is just one of the things we are offering."

Other events hosted this month include a chili cook-off judged by spouses of deployed service members, a rock garden display in the A&FRC representing each member of a family, and a photo contest showing military family members.

For more information, contact the A&FRC at 452-6422.