Quimby named Airmen and Family Readiness Program manager

By Senior Airman Joshua Horton, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

141123-Z-DI861-001KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Amy K. Quimby was appointed the 123rd Airlift Wing’s new Airmen and Family Readiness Program manager Aug. 24.

She has been involved with Air National Guard family programs for 21 years as both a volunteer and as the Airmen and Family Readiness Program manager for the Illinois Air National Guard in Peoria.

 

Quimby, whose office provides a broad range of services to assist Airmen and their family members, said she is excited to begin her work in Kentucky.

“I want to take it to a higher level than where it has been in the past, bringing my knowledge from the Peoria Air Guard here,” she said.

Quimby noted that her office provides everything that an active-duty Airman and Family Readiness center does.

“We have by-law programs with the transition assistance program and the Yellow Ribbon reintegration program,” she said. “We provide information and resources on several other topics that affect our Airmen such as relocation, financial, stressors or just general life issues they might have going on.

“We also encourage the Airmen to take care of their wingmen,” Quimby added. “If an Airman doesn’t want to come get resources, we encourage their wingmen to come get it for them. The financial piece is more than informational referral. We’ve actually been trained by the Air Force in personal financial readiness to work with the Airmen on budgeting and spend plans. We can sit down and create an action plan with an Airman and do a follow-up on a monthly or quarterly basis based on what the needs are.”

The ultimate goal of the Airmen and Family Readiness Program is to build healthy, resilient Airmen by connecting them with information and resources that will positively impact their lives, she said.

Quimby can be reached at (502) 413-4240/4241 and via e-mail at amy.quimby@ang.af.mil.