Sept. 3, 2013 tweet chat with Mrs. Welsh and Mrs. Cody

In case you missed out on our Sept. 3 tweet chat, #USAFchat on @usairforce, with Mrs. Betty Welsh, Chief of Staff of the Air Force spouse and Mrs. Athena Cody, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force spouse, you can catch up on the questions and answers below!

Mrs. Welsh and Mrs. Cody

Q1: What’s the best part about being in the US Air Force? #USAFchat
A1: Being part of a team of people who proudly wear the uniform of their nation and the families who serve alongside them. #USAFchat

PHOTO: Mrs. Betty Welsh and Mrs. Athena Cody pose for a quick picture prior to their Sept. 3 tweet chat.

Q2: Have you listened to the Air Force band perform?#USAFchat
A2: They’re a group of remarkably talented #Airmen representing the U.S.! We listen to them all the time & love to hear them play. #USAFchat

Q3: Best career/family advice for a young Airman planning his wedding for next year? #USAFchat
A3: Get your spouse connected to all the great programs on base that will enhance quality of life and ease the transition. #USAFchat

Q4: Why should I choose the Air Force? I want to do Aircraft Metals Technology. #USAFchat
A4: To be a part of the #airpower team! A chance to serve your country alongside the greatest #Airmen on Earth! #USAFchat

Q5: What advice would you give to a trainee Airman about to leave for basic training? #USAFchat
A5: Stay focused, be a team player and get in shape!#USAFchat

Q6: Does the Air Force still pay full tuition for any college? #USAFchat
A6: The AF offers many educational opportunities for both enlisted & officer candidates. Contact your recruiter at!

Q7: Anything outside of getting good grades to help me get into the Academy? It’s my dream! #USAFchat
A7: A good attitude and community involvement. It’s not just about good grades; they’re looking for a well-rounded person. #USAFchat

Q8: How are you involved in spouse employment initiatives? #USAFchat
A8: I recently went to the White House and met with the @JoiningForces team. (cont’d) #USAFchat
A8 (cont’d): @JoiningForces is committed to connecting spouses to resources, jobs and portable careers. #USAFchat

Q9: What does a special forces job consist of and is it the front line for the AF? #USAFchat
A9: Battlefield Airmen ROCK! There are many opportunities @AFSpecOpsCmd — has more info and videos. Check it out.

Q10: When were you the most proud to be an American Airman? #USAFchat
A10: The day we were able to watch the legacy continue with our children. We both have sons serving and are exceptionally proud! #USAFchat

Q11: I noticed on your husband’s FB page you were traveling to bases in the Pacific. Did you meet w/spouses? What did you learn? #USAFchat
A11: Yes, Mrs. Cody and I met with Airmen and spouses. Our Airmen & families rock! (cont’d)#USAFchat
A11 (cont’d): When overseas, comm. is vital to keeping connected & informed because we know frustration is the enemy. (cont’d) #USAFchat

Q12: Can you have 20/20 corrected vision and be a pilot in the AF? #USAFchat
A12: There are quite a few different rules on this. Please contact your recruiter for more info.#USAFchat

Q13: How can we best prepare transitioning service members to be veterans and share post-service opportunities? #USAFchat
A13: Take advantage of available resources as you transition, like the new TAPS program and#HireOurHeroes. #GoOrange! #USAFchat
Thank you for the conversation! Please continue to follow us on FB: CSAFSpouse and GenMarkAWelshIII or @GenMarkWelsh on Twitter! #USAFchat

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Sept. 3, 2013 tweet chat with Mrs. Welsh and Mrs. Cody