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SMC Key Spouse

Is your spouse interested in becoming more involved at Los Angeles AFB in El Segundo or Fort MacArthur in San Pedro?  If so, he or she should consider becoming a Key Spouse for LAAFB/SMC.


What is a Key Spouse?

The Key Spouse program is an official unit/family program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of Air Force community. It is a commander's program that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, volunteer Key Spouses appointed by the commander, families, the Airman & Family Readiness Center and other community and helping agencies.

A Key Spouse volunteer impacts mission readiness and retention by ensuring families have appropriate information and resources to meet their needs. The program has been standardized across the Air Force to address the needs of all military families with special emphasis on support to families across the deployment cycle.

Key Spouse program benefits

· Increased awareness of installation/community resources
· Identified/resolved issues at lowest levels
· Enhanced up/down information flow
· Prepared/supported families during separations
· Increased sense of unit support
· Improved Quality of Life among unit families
· Increased readiness and retention
· Enhanced family resiliency
· Promotes individual, family, and unit readiness
· Establishes continuous contact with spouses/families
· Encourages peer-to-peer/Wingman support
· Links to leadership
· Provides an informal sounding board
· Strengthens leadership's support team
· Vital to building strong AF communities

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:30-4:30 p.m.

Weekends, Federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

Key Spouse training is held in Building 272, Room C2-205 at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif. Any spouse who is interested in this training can call or e-mail the Airman & Family Readiness Center for more information.

Airmen & Family Readiness Center / SMC Key Spouse
Los Angeles Air Force Base
Space and Missile Systems Center
483 N. Aviation Blvd.
Bldg. 272 - Room C2-205
El Segundo, CA 90245

Fort MacArthur
2400 S. Pacific Ave.
Bldg. 410
San Pedro, CA 90731
By Appointment Only

(310) 653-5428
DSN: 633-5428

Numbers and E-mails

Los Angeles AFB Operator
(310) 653-1110

LAAFB Base Locator
(310) 653-3080

ID Card Customer Support
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664


Public Queries or Event Requests
(310) 653-3145 or 


Official Public Communication Guidance & Request Process