The M&FRC provides programs and services to assist commanders in indentifying, assessing, and minimizing personal and family related challenges to maintaining unit cohesion and strengthening operational readiness. The population served includes DoD military, AFR, ANG, DoD Civilians, retirees, and eligible family members.
The M&FRC operates under the Service Delivery model. This comprehensive customer service approach includes both outreach and center-based services. The following programs/services are offered by the M&FRC:
AFAS provides emergency assistance to Air Force and Space Force families when unexpected financial emergencies arise with no-interest loans and grants. These financial assistance programs help meet immediate financial emergency needs and help make a positive step toward a lasting financial solution. Additionally, AFAS provides support with Community Enhancement programs and Scholarships for family members.
Community Enhancement Programs include:
Childcare for PCS: The Air Force Aid Society will pay up to 20 hours of childcare, per child for AD families arriving or departing – referrals provided at the M&FRC.
Scholarship for Education:The AFAS has three programs to support the education of family member: General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program, Henry H. Arnold Merit Scholarship Program, and Supplemental Education Loan Program. For more inform visit their website at www.afas.org.
Give Parents a Break Active-duty AF families, to include Air Guard and AF Reserve members activated under Title 10 USC for more than 15 days are eligible for this program. The purpose of this program is to offer eligible parents a few hours break from the stresses of parenting. Families may use this time to suit their personal needs.
Bundles for Babies: this class is designed to teach soon to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth to college. After completing the class, parents will receive a gift card from AFAS to help purchase some of baby’s first essentials.
For emergency assistance on issues such as emergency travel, car repairs, basic need assistance, etc., go to their website (www.afas.org) and submit your application.
The AFFF is a long-term aftercare program established to provide proactive outreach to family members who have lost a loved one that was at the time of death, serving on Active Duty in the United States Air Force. The program’s objective is to provide resources, support and information to help survivors adapt to life without their loved one and allows AFFF to remain part of the Air Force community, by giving them the opportunity to access support services and attend events. This program can provide services such as referrals for private and group counseling, sources for support in the local community and national support networks.
M&FRC provides warriors and their families assistance in transition, employment, relocation, financial, as well as a variety of other areas of need. Ensures one-on-one pre-separation counseling, a self-paced Transition: Goals, Plans, Success Workshop (TGPS) option, and Capstone are accomplished for all Warrior & Survivor Care program participants. The M&FRC ensures a veterans benefits briefing, a disabled-transition assistance program counseling, and claim for disability compensation is provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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The M&FRC provides and maintains computers with internet connectivity, telephone, fax machine, scanner, copier, printer and informational material on service areas offered through the M&FRC. Reference materials are available for checkout.
The M&FRC activates the EFAC upon direction from the Installation Commander. The EFAC serves as the focal point for victim and family assistance services after a natural disaster or manmade incident. The primary mission of the EFAC is to be a one-stop shop to integrate services that address the practical and emotional needs of families of potential DoD casualties and personnel affected by a disaster. EFAC Hotline (activated after emergency): (877) 571-7209.
The M&FRC provides information and assistance to enhance marketability, job search skills, and employment opportunities. The program maintains partnership with the Department of Labor to stay current with local labor market information. M&FRC counselors assist clients with establishing career goals and assessing career objectives by offering classes. Along with group classes, clients also have the opportunity for one-on-one appointments to develop personalized career and employment opportunities. Further, we offer multiple job fairs throughout the year.
The M&FRC offers employment related classes such as:
Spouse Employment Program: This program assists family members with career planning, improving employment-related skills, and identifying vocational interests. Individual career counseling, assessment, development, and decision-making are key elements of this program. Classes, workshops, computers, and one-on-one assistance are available.
Resume Readiness: This class will teach the tools necessary to create a resume that will get you to the interview for your desired job!
The Art of Interviewing: The do’s and don’ts of interviewing are introduced, along with the types of interviews and interview stages. Learn how to dress the part to make a great first impression and how to answer various types of questions.
Federal Employment: Interested in Federal Civil Service Employment? Learn about the different procedures for researching and applying for positions with all agencies as well as developing a federal resume.
Getting Started with LinkedIn: Learn the value of creating a professional social media profile to get noticed by hiring managers and connect to industries of choice.
The Air Force is committed to providing consistent, quality support to military special needs family members while striving to promote self-sufficiency and resiliency in the EFMP arena. EFMP is offered by all branches of the military and offers several support functions. EFMP-FS is the community support function provided by M&FRCs to enhance the quality of life of family members with special needs and provides services to more than active-duty members/families. Customers include DoD military, Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) personnel, DoD civilians, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, retirees, spouses of deployed members, and personnel from other military branches of service.
EFMP-FS Services include:
The M&FRC assist individuals and families identify and clarify needs, determine appropriate forms of assistance and provide linkage to resources. The M&FRC maintains list of base and community programs and services to meet Airmen and family needs to include marriage and family needs, crisis intervention, childcare needs, employment, and spouse education. The M&FRC publicizes services, activities, and events via the M&FRC monthly calendar, Hurlburt M&FRC Facebook page, Hearts Apart, EFMP, and Key Spouse Facebook groups, Force Support website (www.myhurlburt.com), Commanders’ Calls, First Sergeants’ meetings, Key Spouses’ meetings, unit liaison contacts, and the Community Action Team (CAT). Appropriate referral is ensured through follow- up and evaluation of follow-up data to determine if the need has been met as well as the value of the referral resource used.
This official Air Force unit family readiness program is designed to enhance mission readiness and resilience and establish a sense of community. The KSP is a volunteer-based unit commander’s initiative that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, families, Key Spouses, Key Spouse Mentors, the Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC), and other helping agencies. The M&FRC provides all standardized and continuing required training.
The M&FRC is ready to assist and educate military families during times of mobilization, deployments, remote assignments, and local natural emergencies. Services across the four phases of the deployment cycle (pre-deployment, deployment, re-deployment and post-deployment) are provided for single and married Airmen and their families.
Pre-deployment briefings and consultations prepare members and families for their pending separation and help them get their personal affairs in order.
Deployment/Sustainment services address the needs of the families during the separation with the Hearts Apart program. This program offers monthly events for families of the deployed to connect, childcare vouchers, and materials for the spouse and children to better understand the deployment cycle and prepare for the return of their loved one.
Re-deployment/Reintegration briefings are offered to Airmen returning from the Area of Responsibility (AOR) as well as to families and co-workers of the re-deployers to smooth the transition back into the community.
Post-deployment follow-up services focus on the well-being of reconnecting members, their families and their units.
This program promotes community wellness
and assists with the readiness and resiliency of the force across the life cycle. The M&FRC provides consultation and assistance to base leadership to address
individual and family concerns. The program provides active-duty military, retirees,
guard and reservists, DoD civilians and family members a range of prevention and
enrichment services designed to strengthen their resiliency in dealing with the
demands of military life. The focus is on promoting, enriching and improving
work/home balance, resulting in increased quality of life and resiliency
Programs & Services:
Educational Classes, Trainings, and Groups:
The M&FRC assists active-duty members, retirees and civilians as well as their families in the development of a financial plan that addresses consumer education and awareness, credit and debt management, credit score review and rebuilding, as well as retirement planning. In addition, a robust education plan that includes savings, investing, home buying/selling, credit score, etc. is available to ensure financial readiness to all DoD cardholders and their families. One-on-one financial counseling is offered with one of our accredited/certified financial counselors as well as group seminars and classes. The M&FRC also helps members meet their mandatory financial literacy touchpoints IAW 10 US Code Sec 992 through classroom/individual counseling when myVector is not available or not preferred by the member.
Mandatory Touchpoints Offered Through 1-1 Counseling or Classroom Instruction
PFR Seminars, Briefings and Workshops:
The Relocation Assistance Program minimizes the stress associated with a permanent change of station, separation or retirement. Services provide information relevant to the areas where individuals (military, dependents and DoD civilians) will be relocating through classes, one-on-one counseling or via online services. Some of the programs and services provided by the relocation assistance programs are:
Newcomer’s Orientation: This briefing is held twice a month and is intended for all new arrivals to Hurlburt Field. Managed by the M&FRC, this orientation involves multiple base agencies, mandatory briefers, and 1 SOW mission briefing. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
Sponsor Training Class: Designed to provide sponsors with the tools for effective sponsorship of other Airmen and families. Training is provided virtually and in person each month at the M&FRC or at the Units upon request. Upon completion of training signed SOU must be kept on file with squadron CSS.
Plan My Move Class: Tips and Tools for families and Airmen PCS'ing CONUS (Stateside to Stateside) or OCONUS (Overseas). This class is mandatory for everyone with less than four years of service and/or first PCS CONUS, OCONUS or Remote.
Welcome Spouse and Coffee & Connections: Allows spouses new to Hurlburt Field the opportunity to make new friends, become familiar with Hurlburt Field, find out about programs and services available to them and ask as many questions as they’d like! Welcome Spouse provides a field trip to a base agency and tour while Coffee & Connections is held at the M&FRC for spouses to explore installation and center resources.
Child Care for PCS:The Air Force Aid Society will pay up to 20 hours of child care, per child for AD families arriving or departing – referrals provided at the M&FRC.
Online Relocation tools: Worldwide relocation information on major military and associate installations for use by service men and women, DoD civilians and their families during permanent change of station moves.
If you have questions regarding relocation, or need help connecting with a sponsor, call or email us.
The M&FRC manages Base-level Transition Assistance Program (TAP) activities. TAP provides the preparation needed to ensure a smooth separation or retirement from the Air Force back to the civilian community. Congressionally mandated Initial Counseling and Pre- Separation Briefings are to begin 365-days or more before date of separation or retirement.
To begin the process, complete the following forms, in the download section (to the right), and send them to the M&FRC org box at 1SOFSS.FSFR.TP@us.af.mil
You will be contacted to schedule an Initial Counseling session and Pre-Separation Briefing. Afterwards, you will be registered for the 3-day core curriculum courses, other mandates (if needed), and any additional classes/workshops of interest. Your Transition Counselor will be assigned and will connect with you for mandate confirmation and will initiate the eForm 2648.
Immediately following the PreSeparation Briefing, your Transition Counselor will update the eForm 2648 for your digital signature indicating completion of the PreSeparation Counseling Phase. The email will come from Enterprise Solutions (not your Transition Counselor) and may arrive in your SPAM folder.
Complete the 3-day core curriculum courses which include: the VA Benefits and Services Day, the DoD Transition Day, and the DoL Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition (EFCT) Day.
When you are within 12, but NLT 3-months prior to separation or retirement, you and your Transition Counselor must meet in-person to accomplish the Capstone Review Phase. At this appointment, Career Readiness Standards are verified. Your eForm will be updated to reflect mandate completion. You and your Transition Counselor will sign the form, and afterwards, it will automatically transfer to the Commander (or their Designee) for the 5th and final signature.
Members who are unable to attend TAP courses in a “brick and mortar” classroom have the option of completing the mandates virtually through the Transition Online Learning (TOL). See your Transition Counselor for details and logon information.
Employment Track: Assists members seeking employment with resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, labor market information and federal employment.
Education Track: Service members pursuing college education will receive guidance to prepare for the college application process.
SBA Entrepreneurship (Boots to Business) Track:Provides members an overview of entrepreneurship and application business ownership fundamentals and developing a business plan.
Vocational (Career & Credential and Exploration [C2E]) Track: Assists members with establishing career goals, evaluating training options, and building an action plan.
Additional Classes/Workshops and Programs:
MEB (Medical Evaluation Board) Orientation: Designed to assist members going through the MEB process by providing information and resources. Briefers include representatives from AFSOC Wounded Warrior, Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO), Survivor’s Benefits Plan, VA Disability and Veteran Readiness & Employment.
Spouse Transition and Readiness Workshop (STAR): This class is designed to provide information and resources to spouses of active-duty members transitioning from the military. A spouse panel shares personal experiences with the transition process and the information fair provides agency-specific materials.
VA Women’s Open Forum: Provides transitioning servicewomen with gender specific information for a better understanding of available resources, programs, services, and information to utilize after separation or retirement.
Veteran’s Services Offered Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD): The Disability Claim’s Process begins 180 and ends 90 days from separation or retirement. Member must obtain copy of medical, dental, and mental health records on CD from the (MDG) prior to appointment.
NEW REQUIREMENT: Completion of Separation Physical, Part A must accompany member to BDD appointment. Records may be reviewed by a representative of the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs or a representative from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Complete medical examination with VA contracted physicians.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program: The VR&E program assists eligible Service members and Veterans with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other assistance may be provided to help Veterans start their own business or independent living services for those with a severe disability and unable to work in a traditional employment setting. Service members and Veterans with a disability rating of 20% or more may be eligible for this program. For more information, contact the Hurlburt Field VR&E representative at (850) 884-1604.
Volunteerism affords ID card holders the opportunity to participate on Hurlburt Field and in the surrounding community with agencies/organizations seeking volunteer assistance. The VRP is a clearinghouse to coordinate the volunteer efforts at Hurlburt Field by serving as an information source, a placement service, and as part of a referral network. Whether you are seeking professional job experience or a chance to help others, volunteering will provide the chance to document hours earned and to gain work experience for inclusion on your next job application or resume.
The Hurlburt Field Voting Assistance Program is here to help active duty members and their immediate family members of voting age exercise their right to vote! We can assist with registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot and notifying local election officials back home of a change of address. We have several other resources to assist voting before and after a change in assignment, a deployment and a separation or retirement. For more information on absentee voting, visit www.fvap.gov or contact the Installation Voting Assistance Program at (850) 884-5441.
Voting Assistance Information Sheet
This program assists family members with career planning, improving employment-related skills, and identifying vocational interests. Individual career counseling, assessment, development, and decision-making are key elements of this program. Classes, workshops, computers, and one-on-one assistance are available.
Spouse Employment Ready:
An excellent opportunity for military spouses to learn about employment, education, and certification resources available through the M&FRC and agency partners. This two-hour course discusses career development and job search techniques, as well as unique resources and opportunities available to the military spouse community. The course concludes with a panel of presenters from local and national level agencies to feature their unique career and training opportunities that are available to military spouses.
OSD-contracted consultants provide non- medical counseling for individuals, couples and families. Information available at the M&FRC.