Wing Spouse of the Year Wins Space Command Award
By 2nd Lt. Cait Suttie, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 10, 2011
PATRICK AFB, Fla. -- In May, Mrs. Lisa Weidmann was announced as the 45th Space Wing Military Spouse of the Year for 2010.
But on June 2, Air Force Space Command announced Mrs. Weidmann as the Command's Key Spouse of the Year.
Lisa has supported the Civil Engineer's Key Spouse Program since 2009 and has spear headed numerous programs to help the unit and family.
She supported the wing's largest squadron and the welfare/morale of 174 military families. She recruited and mentored seven unit Key Spouse's and supported 94 deployments.
Weidmann helped organize the CE "Lil Engineers" picnic, a pumpkin carving event, "Bring Your Spouse to Lunch Day", and the airport "Home Comings" for combat vets.
She built a holiday travel tracker to ensure 100% contact should a need arise. She facilitated "Photos from the Home Front", showcasing family during the deployed members' mission.
She even notified families of pending tropical storms and advised on assistance programs. She personally maintained 100% monthly contact with 60 deployed families helping unit commander gauge squadron health while allowing members to maintain mission focus.
Wiedmann's fundraiser to ease deployment stress on families raised more than $3,000. Focus on her military family is evident; however, her volunteerism isn't limited to the base.
Weidmann logged over 100 hours at Holland Elementary School leading the 4th graders in writing 60 letters to deployed members.
She ensures the total health of her family by serving home-cooked meals and hugs, takes her kids to piano and guitar lessons, ice-skating, soccer and play dates.
What's more amazing is; she has done all this with her husband, Lt. Col. Brian Wiedmann, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, deployed. Lt. Col. Weidmann returned from deployment May 26 and was able to celebrate the announcement with his family.
Congratulations to Lisa Weidmann.