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52nd Fighter Wing hosts Caring for People Forum 2018

The housing support group's goal was to help make the housing process easier for Spangdahlem Air Base military members.

A group at the Caring for People forum takes a break after narrowing down their concerns for presentation at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 2, 2018. The housing support group's goal was to help make the housing process easier for Spangdahlem Air Base military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany- The 52nd Fighter Wing hosted the bi-annual Caring for People Forum to allow community members to voice concerns and develop solutions to quality of life issues at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 2, 2018.

“This is an opportunity to identify, prioritize, analyze, and create,” said Michaele Kubacz, a 52nd FW violence prevention integrator.

The participants in the forum were split into seven groups. Which included spousal support, single Airmen support, child and youth activities, geographically separated unit, school support, housing support, and health and wellness.

“This forum makes a difference,” said Col. Tad Clark, 52nd FW vice commander. “We aren’t doing this for nothing. There is evidence that this forum can have an Air Force-wide impact.”

During the forum, a wide variety of issues were discussed. The GSU group deliberated about building a teen community center on base.
Forums like these benefit the Air Force by helping communicate issues people have with their bases and coming up with a solution, Clark said.
These issues will be presented to the community action board May 16, 2018, to determine if they can be resolved.

“This forum is here to help us think differently,” Clark said. “It brings forth interesting experiences and solves problems.”