U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet

The Airman & Family Readiness Center is located at 382 Avenue D. It is the focal point for family matters and provides a variety of services to military members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and family members. Some of the services and programs offered include:

Transition Assistance Program is driven by Public Law and DoD policy and is designed to assist military members and families with a smooth transition to civilian life. The mandatory pre-separation briefing for all separating or retiring personnel is held at the A&FRC as well as a 5-day TAP seminar.

The information and referral program is designed to link people with resources to meet their needs, to help determine those needs and provide assistance and information for services available on base and in the local community.

The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is an emergency assistance program and includes the following services...
- Falcon Loan which is a streamlined interest free loan of $750 or less repayable within 3 to 10 months.
- Move Assistance Program offers interest free loans designed to assist with rent and deposits.
- Child Care for PCS is available for all incoming and outgoing personnel. - Bundles for Babies is a quarterly seminar for expecting parents.

Casualty assistance is available to widows/widowers of active and retiree deaths. Helps ensure they receive all benefits they are entitled to.

Happy Landings and Heartlink are programs available for incoming and newlywed spouses.

The Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support Coordinator provides support to active duty family members who have any type of specialized medical or educational need. Referrals to non-medical resources can be provided to on and off base agencies (i.e. support groups, alternative therapies, assistance with school issues related to special needs, etc.) Recreational events are also made available to EFMP families to include sensory friendly movies, pottery events, quarterly dinners, and helpful workshops on a variety of topics unique to EFMP families.

Readiness Programs offers assistance to military members and their family's pre/during/post deployment, TDY's longer than 30 days and remote assignments.

There is also a Wounded Warrior program and a volunteer placement program.

For more information call 696-5999.