To provide targeted Airmen and Family support and services by contributing to mission readiness
and the well-being of the Air Force community.
Air Force Aid Society
Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the Air Force. Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty orders 15 days or more are eligible for AFAS emergency assistance.
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
FEEA assists civilian federal employees with emergency loans for basic living expenses due to unforeseen emergencies.
Air Force Reserve Emergency Preparedness Resources
Personal Financial Management services include classes and one-on-one assistance to analyze financial situations, seek solutions to financial problems, develop budgets, and provide financial information on various topics from home ownership to investment strategies. Our goal is to assist members and their families in successful management of their personal finances. Workshops are offered monthly on various topics to include budgeting, savings, TSP, PCS’ing, basic investing, credit/debt management, and other topics of interest. A variety of special classes and briefing such as Home Buying, Car buying and Goal Setting Workshops are presented through the year. Referrals to other on or off base agencies are provided as needed.
Learn to budget, save and reduce debt. Check out these links to help your family get on top through education and planning.
A national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.
National Endowment for Financial Education
The Air Force aid Society provides interest free loans and other assistance with emergency needs for items such as basic living expenses, medical care, funeral expenses, and other personal emergencies. They also fund many special programs offered through the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and other base agencies. Please note member has to be on Title 10 orders to qualify for application submission. Many Reserve A&FR offices will redirect AFAS questions to the Active Duty A&FRC.
Prevention/enrichment programs are offered in various family development areas. Hear Link is a fun-filled quarterly class that helps new spouses adjust to the Air Force life. Reparation for Parenthood teaches a range of subjects important to new expectant parent. The Key Spouse program is a network of commander appointed and A&FR trained volunteers that provide peer support and information and referral services to military families. Additionally, workshops such as Effective Communication, Couple’s Resilience, and Healthy Relationships are held throughout the year (on-and-off base).
Are you an Air Force Reserve member coming off orders of 180 days or more? The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is here to help. TAP is Congressionally-mandated for all AFR members on 180+ consecutive day orders. The program will assist members with understanding resources, benefits, and provide information that will ease transition from military status to a civilian lifestyle. For specific details on requirements, classes, and workshops contact your local Airman and Family Readiness Staff.
Need a job? The A&FR Staff offers numerous career development services to help you. Services offered include providing information, assistance, & job skills training to enhance employability. Workshops are offered on resume writing, how to apply for a federal job, interviews, job searching and other workshops on career and personal development. Job announcements and Job Fairs are another source of referral.
The A&FR provides a variety of services and activities for individuals and families affected by deployment. Pamphlets, books and videos discuss how to prepare for a deployment, cope with separation and come back together as a family. Other materials help single people, who have different issues, prepare for deployment. A&FR Staff works through units and with individuals to provide advice and help. Monthly events bring deployed families together for fun.
This is a long-term aftercare program established to provide dedicated support for all Air Force families who have lost an Airman.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) provides immediate and long-term emotional support and healing to anyone grieving the death of a loved one who served in the military, regardless of their relationship to the deceased or the circumstances of the death.
The members at TAPS provide military survivor seminars, good grief camps for young survivors, peer mentors and casualty case assistance to help solve problems. They also provide information and resources about grief and trauma.
For help coping with the loss of a loved one or to find out more information about TAPS call their 24-hour helpline at 800-959-2877 or visit their website at www.taps.org.
Gold Star Families are survivors of military service members who lost their lives during armed hostilities, including deployments in support of military operations against an enemy and/or during an international terrorist attack.
The Air Force’s Gold Star program provides enhanced support and outreach for the lifetime of each survivor, or until the survivor no longer needs or desires the services. The program is designed to let families know the Air Force cares for them and will continue to embrace them as part of the Air Force family.
For more information about the Air Force Gold Star Program, email AFPC.DPFFF.AFFF@us.af.mil or search Facebook for "AF Families Forever Support Network."
Wounded Warrior & Survivor Care Program
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) is a Congressionally-mandated and Federally-funded organization tasked with taking care of U.S. Air Force wounded, ill, and injured Airmen, Veterans, and their families. We provide personalized restorative care throughout their transformation back to duty, separation, or retirement, staying in contact with them throughout the process as an Airman For Life. The goal is to leave them well-equipped to manage challenges, regardless of injury or illness.
Recovery Care Coordinator (RCCs)
The primary mission of the Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC) is to facilitate, monitor, and ensure access to care and resources for seriously or very seriously wounded, ill and injured (WII) Airmen and their families. RCCs allow for a smooth transition from immediate hospital recovery to long-term adaptability and care.
The Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support (EFMP-FS) provides support to military family members with special needs by using a variety of personnel, medical, and family support functions. The EFMP-FS is a function provided by A&FR Staff that includes, but is not limited to, on-and-off base information and referral, parent trainings, support groups, relocation assistance, financial management, and school information.
Volunteering can be a wonderful way to meet people, explore careers and develop new job skills. The A&FR Staff can help you find a volunteer job that suits your personal interests or career goals. The A&FR Office has volunteer positions.
New to the area? A&FR Relocation Assistance is here to help you with information about your new installation, community and schools. Many locations provide a Newcomer’s Orientation, to learn about programs and services available in the local area. During the Newcomer’s Orientation you may be afforded the opportunity to meet representatives from TMO, Finance, Legal, and more. The website Military Installations at www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil has valuable resources to help plan your move.