Key Volunteer Network open to military spouses
By Sgt. Joshua Bozeman
| | May 13, 2003
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. -- The Key Volunteer Network recently held the second of two training sessions to introduce military spouses to the program.
Lynn Willis, Key Volunteer trainer for Marine Corps Family Team Building, taught spouses how to handle different types of emergencies and explained what the Marine Corps expects of active duty personnel and their family members.
According to Charlene Baggs, Key Volunteer Coordinator, the program is open to all military spouses and everyone new to the military family is strongly encouraged to attend due to the wealth of information available through the classes.
The free training is necessary for any spouse interested in joining the Key Volunteer Network.
Seven spouses attended the six-hour class and each earned certificates and a key-shaped pins for completing the training.
Brig. Gen. Richard Kramlich, former Logistics Bases commander, was on hand to pass out the certificates while his wife Gail, key advisor, passed out the pins.
Kramlich praised the Key Volunteer personnel for the progress they have made in establishing the program here, despite the fact that Albany handles deployments differently than most bases.
"Participants in this program can carry this information to other bases. This is a very important program and this is a good place to learn this information," said Kramlich.
Carla Martin, Catherine Zuraski, Mary Raymer, Christine Wilson, Penni Kinkade, Kimberly Shelburne, and Lindsay Opie graduated from the last class.
According to Baggs the classes will be offered quarterly from now on. For more information call 639-5199.