Military spouses learn about different resources available during 'Spouse to Spouse' event

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - For active duty soldiers, airmen, and their families, moving to a new place can be stressful - but the organizers behind Spouse to Spouse are helping to make the transition easier.

Every other month the North Haven Communities Center at Fort Wainwright is filled with military spouses eager to learn about different resources available to them and meet and get to know other wives at the Spouse to Spouse event.

Both Fairbanks and Fort Wainwright organizations set up for this event, sharing information and advice on living in the Interior.

Nancy Kilbourn with the Fairbanks Job Center was just one of the many to attend this event, “Just to make sure that, that when you are moving from one place to place you have someone to support you even if it's just to help you with a resume and doing interviews, how to find a job,” she said.

Marygrace Tilman and her family have only been in Fairbanks for a few months, but already she has found that these Spouse to Spouse events have made a difference.

“I just think Alaska and Fort Wainwright are such a unique and special place for our soldiers and families to be stationed. I think that there is so much that this post and Fairbanks has to offer to spouses and this is great opportunity to see it all at once,” Tilman said.

Whether a spouse needs advice on education for their children, how to best utilize services at Bassett Army Community Hospital, or how to cope during a deployment or a Permanent Change of Station, Spouse to Spouse is the place to learn about it all.

The next Spouse to Spouse event will take place in January, after the holidays.