By Ms. Erin Creighton, 102nd Family Readiness
/ Published May 05, 2014
OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- Kimberly Healy began volunteering with the 102nd Intelligence Wing in 2008 as a Key Spouse from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron. Propelled by a passion for informed and prepared Families, Kim hit the ground running and hasn't slowed down. As a testament, for the last four year Kim has volunteered on average of 130 hours annually to the 102IW.
When Security Forces Squadron deployed in 2010, Kim became the Treasurer for the Family Readiness Group. As the largest squadron level deployment during OIF, Kim was instrumental in building and maintaining a FRG that is still an unrivaled example of squadron level family-to-family support. Utilizing her knowledge of support opportunities, Kim helped the FRG and squadron hold formal send offs, sustainment, and home coming events that typically are not able to be used by the Wing due to deployment structure. The effort of this team, which Kim played a major role, became a shining example for commanders and families to witness a working and successful FRG model.
For the last three years Kim has been the Lead Volunteer for many sustainment and quality of life programs that benefit the Wing and Joint Base Cape Cod. Annually, she has been the coordinator of the annual 102IW Children's Christmas Party, JBCC's Back-to-School Backpack & School Supply giveaway, and the 102IW Christmas Toy giveaway.
Kim gracefully balances her family; husband Jay, and children Bryan, Danielle and Nicolas with her desire to help others. She uses her volunteerism to exhibit her values to her children, who are often seen pitching in to volunteer full days at various events. At the 102IW's Family Day 2013 the Healy Family was recognized as a group for dedicated more than 1,000 volunteer hours to the Wing. Kim is also a lover of learning; she recently received her Master's degree and is currently getting preparing to pursue her PhD.