Air Force Base partners with cities to improve on airmen quality of life

Sharene Brown, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, announces the Five & Thrive initiative, Dec. 17, 2021. The new initiative focuses on the top five life challenges faced by military families. Cannon Air Force Base and the local community are combining their efforts by creating subcommittees dedicated to the Air Force initiative Five & Thrive. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Eastern New Mexico News, Clovis, N.M.

Cannon Air Force Base has partnered with the cities of Clovis and Portales to create sub-committees focused on improving quality of life for Airmen and their families.

According to a news report from the Cannon Public Affairs office, the base’s Air and Space Force civic leader, David Robinson, said, “Our job as a committee is to support Cannon Air Force Base, its Airmen and their families.”

Robinson says with the committee’s support in the areas of education, spousal license portability, childcare, medical availability, and affordable housing “the community can ensure that Airmen and their families are not asked to sacrifice their quality of life.”

The report describes the committee’s efforts are part of the Air Force Five & Thrive initiative, which focuses on improving five quality of life areas: safe and affordable housing, medical care, spouse employment, education and childcare.

U.S. Air Force Col. Terence G. Taylor, 27th Special Operations Wing commander said, “We are working closely with our community partners to ensure we address these Five & Thrive initiatives that impact our daily lives here at Cannon Air Force Base. We are headed in the right direction.”

The news release goes on to report that those who are interested in learning more may go to the link:


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