Seasonal events continue with upcoming Spring Fest

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  • By Michelle Gigante
  • 919th Special Operations Wing

The 919th Special Operations Force Support Squadron is hosting its First Annual Spring Fest event for the Duke Field community, service members and their families April 2, 2023, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Outpost and surrounding fields.

“Spring Fest is exciting and is our very first one,” said Alexandra Crozier, 919th SOFSS director of services. “We are getting a petting zoo, bouncy castle, and we will have an egg hunt for kids of all ages.”

This is also the first year Duke Field has a full seasonal base-wide calendar of events. The first community event the base hosted was a Tree Lighting in December.

“These resiliency events like the Tree Lighting give families an opportunity to see where mom and dad work and all the cool things they get involved in here,” said Amy Fuqua, 919th Special Operations Wing Preservation of the Force and Family community program peer network coordinator. “It also helps family members get to know the people who really care about them and want them to be successful and proud of who they are and what they do.”

The 919th SOFSS and the Integrated Resiliency Optimization Network team have activities planned with prizes and give-aways. Spring Fest will also include live music, food and drink vendors, and a resource fair for all to partake.

“I think it really brings it home when we have these events because family members and community partners witness first-hand our unique mission,” said Fuqua. “Duke is a small base, but we are so much more personally involved with our folks than most people realize. It is really cool for the families, the service members and us who put on these events to be able to have that relationship.”

For more information about 919th SOFSS and IRON team events, check out their monthly newsletters posted via their social media page at