AFAS 2019 Annual Report

A CAREER THAT’S READY TO GO

An Air Force spouse gains a new career that can move with her.

“There are so many families that wouldn’t be able to attain this, or even think of going for this course because of the financial strain that it would incur on their family,” she said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have that financial burden lifted.”

As a military spouse, Heather Cameron wanted a career that would be easily transferable when her family inevita- bly is relocated. Or, in Heather’s words one that she can put “in go-mode.”

Through the AFAS Spouse Employment Program (SEP), Heather enrolled in the certification course as a pharmacy technician at Delaware Technical Community College. The program provides free, no-cost entry-level job training to active duty military spouses with a goal to help them secure immediate, viable employment and possibly long-term careers. Upon completing the SEP course and passing thenational certification,Heatherwill bea certified pharmacy technician. It will open new opportunities in a field of interest to her, and she won’t have to start over again with each PCS move. Heather and her spouse, Master Sergeant Theodore Cameron, are grateful for the support from AFAS and the opportunity their family has received. She also recognizes the opportunities that the program provides to many families who cannot otherwise afford additional schooling.

Having received aid from AFAS after Hurricane Michael in 2018, Heather sees her participation in the SEP as a second blessing from AFAS. To Heather, admittance to the program says, “We believe in you, and here’s another gift that we can give.” And for this second gift, Heather is extremely grateful to AFAS and its generous donors.

“THERE ARE SO MANY FAMILIES THAT WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO ATTAIN THIS, OR EVEN THINK OF GOING FOR THIS COURSE BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL STRAIN THAT IT WOULD INCUR ON THEIR FAMILY.”

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