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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
Prevention/enrichment programs are offered in various family development areas. Heart Link is a fun-filled quarterly class that helps new spouses adjust to Air Force life. Preparation for Parenthood teaches a range of subjects important to new expectant parents. The Key Spouse program is a network of commander appointed and M&FRC 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.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is Congressionally-mandated for all AFR members on 180+ consecutive day orders. The program will assist members with understanding resources and benefits, and provides information that will ease transition from military status to a civilian lifestyle. For specific details on requirements, classes, and workshops contact your local Military and Family Readiness Center.
Volunteering can be a wonderful way to meet people, explore careers and develop new job skills. The M&FRC can help you find a volunteer job that suits your personal interests or career goals.
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, PCSing, basic investing, credit/debt management, and other topics of interest. A variety of classes and briefing such as home buying, car buying and goal setting workshops are presented through the year. Referrals to 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.
MilitarySaves - A national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month and convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.
NEFE - National Endowment for Financial Education
The M&FRC offers numerous career development services to help you. These include providing information, assistance, & job skills training to enhance employability. They offer workshops on resume writing, applying for federal jobs, interviews, job searching and others for career and personal development. Job announcements and job fairs are another source of referral.
The Air Force Aid Society provides interest free loans and other assistance for things such as basic living expenses, medical care, funeral expenses, and other personal emergencies. They also fund special programs offered through the Military and Family Readiness Center and other base agencies. Member must be on Title 10 orders to qualify for application submission. Reserve M&FR offices may redirect AFAS questions to the Active Duty M&FRC.
The M&FRC provides a variety of services and activities for individuals and families affected by deployment. They have pamphlets, books and videos that 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. M&FRC staff work with units and individuals to provide advice and help. Monthly events bring deployed families together for fun.
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 provided by M&FRC staff and includes, but is not limited to, on-and-off base information and referral, parent trainings, support groups, relocation assistance, financial management, and school information.
M&FRC relocation assistance can with information about your new installation, community and schools. Many locations provide a newcomer’s orientation to teach you about programs and services in the local area. During newcomer’s orientation you may have the opportunity to meet representatives from TMO, finance, legal, and more. The Military Installations website also has valuable resources to help plan your move.
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.
Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Chief Air Force Reserve, headquarters U.S. Air Force, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, and his wife Mrs. Janis Scobee share information about the Air Force Key Spouse Program for Reserve Citizen Airman at Robins Air Force Base, Mar. 11, 2021. The U.S. Air Force Key Spouse Program (KSP) is an official Air Force Unit Family Readiness Program designed to enhance readiness, personal/family resiliency and establish a sense of Air Force community. The strategic vision is to increase resiliency and unit cohesion amongst military members and their families throughout the military life cycle. (U.S. Air Force Video by Staff Sgt. Matthew Matlock.)