Airman & Family Readiness Center
Other Available Programs
Bundles for Babies Class
Topics include budgeting for baby, parenting roles, stress management, communication, Air Force Aid, Family Advocacy and more.For more details, call 884-5441.
Mom, Pops & Tots Playgroup
Provides a fun and informal setting for parents and children to get together.
Every Tuesday at 10am
Location: Airman & Family Readiness Center
Every Wednesday at 10am
Telephone: (850) 884-5441
Hours of Operation
Closed Federal Holidays
Air Force Aid Society (details)
The AFAS is the official charity of the US Air Force. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance in emergency situations through interest free loans or grants. To apply for an AFAS loan, you must log into their website (HTTPS://MY.AFAS.ORG/MEMBERPORTAL/). Once your application is submitted you must call the A&FRC to schedule an appointment, or you can also stop by the center and a Community Readiness Consultant will be able to guide you through the process. Other special programs available through the Air Force
Aid Society are:
- Give Parents a Break
- Volunteer Childcare
- General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
- Car Care Because We Care, Child Care for PCS
- Youth Employment Skill (Y.E.S.)
- Bundles for Babies
For more information on the AFAS please visit the AFAS at http://www.afas.org/index.cfm.
Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) (details)
In the event of overwhelming trauma, mass casualties or disaster the Airman & Family Readiness Center will become an all purpose assistance facility. A&FRC staff in conjunction with other base agencies will provide informational, financial, social and emotional support to all DoD ID Card Holders.
Employment Assistance Program (details)
If you or a family member plan to enter the job market or want to start planning for a career, this program will help you. Workshops, individual assistance, and computers are available to teach you how to write résumés, dress for success, interview effectively, seek federal and state employment, network, and penetrate the hidden job market. Also, in partnership with JobsPlus One Stop Career Center an Employment Ready is offered every other Monday from 9:00am to 11:00 am with detailed information about the local labor market and all services available to job seekers.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) (details)
The Airman & Family Readiness Center now has an EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) – Family Support (FS) Coordinator will assist families in navigating the programs, resources, and activities available for their dependents with special needs, to include the stressors of relocation. These resources include: both base and community information, guidance, special events, a monthly support group and information & referral. Families do not have to be already enrolled in EFMP to use this service; it is open to everyone. For details, questions, or assistance call Ruthy Srun, EFMP – FS Coordinator at the A&FRC at 884-6830 or 5441. View Brochure
Information and Referral (I&R) (details)
A one-stop information center on services provided at Hurlburt Field and Eglin AF Base, agencies in the Fort Walton Beach community, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties. If we don’t provide the services, we will refer you to the agency that does!
Key Spouse Program (KSP) (details)
The Key Spouse Program is a formal unit program that offers informal peer-to-peer/Wingman support to families and informs, and refers family members to services within the community. Caring for families on the home front allows the war fighter to focus on his/her mission at home and downrange. The KS is appointed by the commander and trained by the A&FRC to fullfil his/her responsibilities. If you would like to obtain more information on this program please call the A&FRCat 850-884-5441, or you can contact your sponsor's unit to find out the POC for the program.
Personal and Family Readiness Program (Heart’s Apart) (details)
PPrograms are available for all DOD ID card holders regarding all aspects of personal readiness. Separations have become a way of life in today's military. The stress associated with deployment can be reduced by being prepared for periodic absences. The Readiness Program provides information and resources to assist members and their families to be as prepared as possible for deployments and remote assignments. Programs are available to assist members and their families in all phases of deployment including Pre-Deployment, Sustainment, and Reunion. Families can stay connected with the Hearts Apart Morale Program offering free telephone calls, e-mails and Skype. Personal and Family Readiness briefings are offered weekly and on a one to one basis, as needed.
Personal and Work Life (P&WL) (details)
Skill building programs that focus on milestones and hurdles throughout one’s life span. Personal growth and relationship issues such as boundaries, relationships, parenting, and communication are a few of the topics addressed. Single Parents and Moms & Tots groups meet regularly at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Commando Heart Link is offered to increase spouse awareness of the Air Force mission, traditions, protocol and supporting agencies. Other Personal & Work Life Classes are offered monthly or individuals are welcome to seek individual assistance with a Community Readiness Consultant. This summer we will be offering Marriage, Family and Single Airman Retreats focusing on communication and resiliency.
Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) (details)
The Airman and Family Readiness has 4 Accredited Financial Counselors available to assist members and their family with their financial needs. This program is designed for those individuals interested in investing, traditional TSP, the Roth TSP, debt consolidation, home buying/ selling/refinancing and other financial concerns. Counselors are available for Wingman Day, Commander Calls, Squadron Briefings, or other functions upon request. The “Who Wants to be Debt Free” program will check the individuals FICO score (Credit score), adjust the tax withholding liability, individualize a debt reduction program, and establish a monthly payment schedule using the Power Pay plan. This is accomplished by appointment in a private environment. Other consumer information is also available on new / used vehicles, their reliability and cost. Educational seminars are presented throughout the year on various topics. For further information contact the A&FRC at 884-5441/2.
Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) (details)
Offers information and assistance to minimize the physical and emotional impact of relocating. Plan My Move and Military Installations are a computer network system that provides specific up-to-date information on military installations worldwide. Individual consultations are available to help plan for the upcoming PCS. A Resource Room is available with Internet access (WiFi internet access point) to research information on a new location or to maintain communication with friends and family while in transit. Information and certificates of eligibility are provided for the Air Force Aid Child Care for PCS Program. All programs are open to military, DoD civilians and their families. Also, a spouse orientation is conducted once a quarter to help spouses obtain information about the military and civilian community and all the services that are available to them.
School Liaison Officer (SLO) (details)
The School Liaison Officer may provide assistance in the following ways: address issues with registration and graduation requirements, coordinate school transition, act as a communication link between the installation and the off-base schools, support home school families, provide information about schools for families moving to Hurlburt Field, and refer families to the school liaison officer at the gaining installation. In addition, activities and classes are offered to families on hot topics such as bullying, virtual school, the interstate compact, and Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS). The school liaison's office is located in the Airman &s Family Readiness Center, Building 90213. Call (850) 884-6829, DSN 579-6829, for more information. Office hours are: 7:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) (details)
Provides information, education and referral to active duty members and their families separating or retiring from military service. The Congressionally mandatory pre-separation briefing (worth $90K in benefits) is given on every Thursday at 0800 hours (call for an appointment 884-6281). Members leaving the military with an Administrative Discharge are briefed on Wednesday mornings. A 3-day TAP Seminar covering topics such as job search skills, interviewing techniques, salary negotiation, state employment, and other transitioning information is available twice monthly. Colonels and Chiefs retiring interested in ETAP seminars, please call the TAP office for information. Veteran's Benefits Briefing, Resume Class, Federal Job Search/Resume classes are available on a monthly basis. A Mapping Your Career class is held monthly for those members retiring/separating that require career planning assistance. Veterans Disability Claims/Medical Records Reviews are available to members separating or retiring to assist in applying for VA disability. An Employment Resource Room is available for resume typing, Internet access (job research areas), as well as one-on-one assistance.
Volunteer Resource Program (VRP) (details)
Participate in our community. Explore areas of interest or new career fields and open doors into new relationships by volunteering. Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who wishes to acquire new skills or polish old ones. For those persons who have young children, the VRP will reimburse child care costs while the person volunteers on base. If you are looking for professional job experience, volunteering will give you the opportunity to document your hours and work experience for inclusion on your next job application or resume.
Wounded Warrior Program (details)
Wounded Warriors receive enhanced supportive transitional services from the staff at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. This includes individualized services that assist the wounded warrior and their family members explore finances, employment, VA benefits and entitlements, and referral to community agencies as needed, who can also offer supportive services.
Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit Military OneSource today at www.militaryonesource.com or call 1-800-342-9647.
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