Deployed families dinner Sept. 28 features disco theme

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  • By Tyler Hemstreet
  • 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Spouses of McChord's deployed active-duty and Reserve Airmen, and their family members are invited to attend the next deployed families dinner Sept. 28. 

The dinner's theme, "Fall into the Groove", draws on the disco era as the Chapel Support Center (Bldg. 746) turns back the clock. The event features a catered meal and the 62nd Airlift Wing's Airman and Family Readiness Center hosts a craft area for children. The evening also features a grand prize giveaway -- a two-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash. 

The quarterly dinner is a combined effort of base helping agencies and is paid for by the base chapel community and the Airman and Family Readiness Center, said Chap. (Lt. Col.) Michael Husfelt, 62nd Airlift Wing chaplain. 

Numerous agencies and base private organizations contribute significantly to make the dinner happen, he said. 

"This is one very special and festive way we demonstrate a unified front in taking care of our deployed (Airmen) and their families," Chaplain Husfelt said. "Each event is theme oriented and our staff and volunteers go all out to make it a fun and encouraging evening. 

The dinner is also an opportunity for families to make connections with each other. Spouses can find support and care for each other while their husbands and wives are deployed. 

"In addition to meeting other spouses, the dinner also offers spouses a chance to meet their squadron's commander or first sergeant and find out about some of the services the chapel and other base organizations offer for families of deployed Airmen," said Chaplain (Capt.) Kathy Scott, 62nd Airlift Wing. 

"While people come to the dinner for the fellowship, they'll also get a chance to see what services are out there for them," she said. 

For more information, or to register for the event, families can send an e-mail to Carl Supplee, 446th Mission Support Squadron's A&FRC, at and he will make sure they are signed up.