MISSION

tackle the top five quality-of-life (QoL) issues military families face


VISION

a culture where all military families thrive


WHY

Military family quality of life has strategic implications for our military and national security as it directly impacts recruitment, readiness, and retention. 

THE FIVE 

Childcare

Education

Healthcare

Housing

Spouse Employment


THE FIVE LINES OF EFFORT

· Advocate for Quality-of-Life Improvements

· Foster Community Partnerships

· Consolidate Quality-of-Life Resources in One Convenient Location

· Educate Military Families, Leaders, and Community Partners on Existing Efforts and Best Practices

· Promote the Exceptional Value of the Military-Connected Spouse

MEET THE FIVE & THRIVE CHAMPION

Sharene Brown | Spouse of the 21st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mrs. Brown has accompanied her husband on 20 assignments around the globe, cultivating a deep understanding of the military lifestyle. Hailing from a military family herself, she is an avid supporter of all military families. Recognizing the pivotal role military spouses play in supporting the missions of the Armed Services Mrs. Brown dedicates her efforts to raising awareness about the unique challenges military families face. As the Champion of Five & Thrive, she focuses on advocating for improved quality of life in critical areas such as Childcare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Spouse Employment. Her unwavering commitment reflects a profound dedication to enhancing the well-being of those who serve our nation.





NAVIGATING CONTENT

RESOURCES
Visit this page to learn more about specific DoD resources in Childcare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Spouse Employment.


THRIVE GUIDE

This resource is an educational and inspirational guide for today's Air and Space Force spouses. It is designed in three sections to teach spouses how to build a strong network, understand the resources available to them, and provide a firm foundation of support as spouses navigate their milspouse journey.

SITREP

Check out the latest Situation Report (SITREP), designed to communicate and share information with military spouses as well as leadership. The SITREP highlights resources and the latest information in Childcare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Spouse Employment. These monthly reports also focus on identifying action and policy changes made at the headquarters level to bring awareness to our military families.

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

The Community Solutions page was created with installation leaders in mind to share creative solutions for Childcare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Spouse Employment at the local level. Here you will find best practices implemented at military installations through community partnerships, often using unique funding through agreements with local community leaders. The purpose of this page is to share creative community partnership solutions that can be replicated at other installations where appropriate.

SPOTLIGHTS

Visit this page to hear incredible spouse stories about how the Air Force community has positively influenced their lives and learn about our heritage. Feel free to spotlight your own story!