Key Spouse

2022 KS Initial flyer
2022 KS Q CE flyer
2022 KS Refresher flyer
2022 KSM flyer

Key Spouse Program

The U.S. Air Force Key Spouse Program (KSP) is an official Air Force Unit Family Readiness Program designed to enhance readiness, personal/family resiliency and establish a sense of Air Force community by offering informal peer-to-peer/wingman family support. Key Spouses are commander-appointed and serve as a vital resource to command teams in an effort to support Air Force families. The strategic vision is to increase resiliency and unit cohesion amongst military members and their families throughout the military life cycle. 

This commander program promotes partnerships with unit leadership, Key Spouses, family members, the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and other community and helping agencies. In March 2009, the KSP was standardized across the Air Force to address the needs of all Air Force families. The KSP provides service-minded volunteers an opportunity to contribute to their communities, with a special emphasis on support to families throughout all phases of the deployment cycle.


  • Promotes individual, family, and unit readiness and resiliency
  • Establishes and maintains continuous contact with spouses and families
  • Encourages peer-to-peer Wingman support amongst spouses and families
  • Builds family links to leadership
  • Provides an informal sounding board to leadership
  • Strengthens leadership’s support team


The mission of the Key Spouse Program is to provide information and resources to military spouses, supporting families in successfully navigating throughout the military cycle.


The Air Force Family--empowered and resilient.


Key Spouse Resources

2022 Class Schedule

Key Spouse Guide

Key Spouse Position Description

Key Spouse Mentor Position Description

Volunteer Hours Tracker


Commander's Key Spouse Program Resources

Commander's Key Spouse Guide 

 Key Spouse Funding Brochure