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Fairchild AFB, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC), hosted a Military Spouse Roundtable at Fairchild Air Force Base today. The event brought together more than 20 spouses of Fairchild’s Active Duty and Guard members. Their conversation focused on how to better assist military spouses and families in the following areas – employment, education, health care, and housing.
“When a service member joins the military, it’s not just a job; it’s a family commitment to our country,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers, whose husband, Brian, is a retired Naval pilot. “America’s military spouses have needs that are not being met, but with your input here today, we can better understand those needs and better address them.”
After the roundtable, Rep. McMorris Rodgers toured the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) School at Fairchild. The SERE School is where the Air Force teaches its aircrews and other designated personnel to evade capture and survive under any circumstances.
In 2009, Rep. McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-GA) co-founded the Congressional Military Family Caucus, which today has over 80 Members.
In 2011, they co-hosted the Caucus’ first event outside Washington, D.C. at Fairchild AFB.
To learn more about the Congresswoman’s work for Fairchild and military families, click here.