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Heather Mayheu selected as the 2010 ANG Key Spouse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Heather Mayheu, the wife of Lt. Col. Eric Mayheu, 30th Airlift Squadron, was selected as the 2010 Air National Guard Key Spouse.

She will be recognized at the 2011 Caring for People Forum to be held July 18-21, in Arlington, Va. Each major command selected an overall Key Spouse to be recognized, with Mayheu representing the Air National Guard.

The Wyoming Air National Guard is the first Air National Guard Wing to stand up a Key Spouse Program making it a true "Total Force" that successfully engages and educates both Air National Guard and active duty Air Force spouses forming a solid support network, said Denise Rampolla, Wyoming Air National Guard's Airmen and Family Readiness Programs manager.

Mayheu received the award based on her support of the continued mission success of the Air Force's first active duty associate squadron's Total Force Key Spouse program. A small portion of her accomplishments are listed as follows:

· Pioneered the Total Force Spouse Continuity Binder for Active Associate spouses which outlines and highlights the many unique features and challenges of being part of an active duty, Air National Guard family support network.
· Organized the 30th Airlift Squadron spouse group and mentored and supported more than 110 families through constant deployments.
· Supported 25 families per deployment with meals, updates, meetings and assistance, created deployment packages, spearheaded the first 30 AS deployment briefing for spouses/families, and developed a new spouse orientation program.

"I am delighted that Mrs. Mayheu was selected for this honor," said Rampolla. "It has been a true pleasure to work with her. Her dedication, attention to detail and sincere approach to making a difference within our community has been exceptional."