We are excited to announce that Mrs. Lauren Bley was named the U.S. Air Force Key Spouse of the Year. Lauren is the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the College of Public Safety at SPC’s Allstate Center. Her husband, Master Sergeant Timothy Bley, serves as a U.S. Air Force Reservist in the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base. In addition to her assigned duties of supporting local, regional, and national law enforcement agencies at SPC, she assumed the official role of Key Spouse for the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
Many families experience various hardships during deployments and while service members are assigned duties away from home. Lauren exemplifies SPC’s Community of Care by taking the initiative to volunteer her time to provide peer-to-peer support to unit families, serve as a link between unit leadership and her community, provide information and referral assistance to families during a crisis, welcome new families as they arrive on station, and cultivate relationships within the unit. Additionally, Lauren maintains and updates community resources, troubleshoots issues, serves as a role model and mentor for unit spouses, and attends meetings with the Unit Commander and First Sergeant. The Key Spouse program that Lauren leads directly affects mission readiness and retention.
Lauren’s tireless contributions and dedication to our community and nation set the standard for others. We are proud of her accomplishment, and despite her reservation for acknowledgment, we are sharing with our college family!