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Event To Unite UK, U.S. families of deployed military, March 15
A free event at RAF Mildenhall tomorrow, Saturday March 15, 2008 will bring UK and U.S. families of deployed military members together in a fun, supportive environment. Family members of deployed troops from RAFs Marham, Honington and Mildenhall are invited to the Hearts Apart Spring Festival scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park. Activities will include a barbecue, Easter egg hunt, games and bouncy castles.
"This is the third Hearts Apart event here that will include RAF Marham family members", said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Will Dominy, event organizer.
"The joint venture between the U.S. and Royal Air Forces is a wonderful opportunity to bring the community together", said Vicky Stayton, base community relations advisor. "We all share the same experiences when our loved ones deploy," she added. "These events help British and American military family members come together to talk about these experiences and build new friendships."
Hearts Apart events provide an opportunity to improve the quality of life for families of deployed military members. The activities give spouses a chance to interact with other spouses to share experiences and advice. They also give children a chance to have fun, Dominy said.