The Airman and Family Readiness offers a wide range of military and family support, services and programs. Services offered include consultation services, deployment & family support, education and career assistance, financial services, retiree and Veteran services, etc. A&FRC’s overall goal is to create a sense of community and readiness for military members and their families.
10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the A&FRC Annex, Levitow, room 134. Mandatory for any AIT/NPS airman who would like to reside outside of the dormitories during technical training. Call 228-377-0155 to register.
9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesdays for separatees and retirees. Call for specific dates/times. Registration is required to attend and ensure prerequisites are met prior to attending.
This free program is offered every month starting at 8:00 a.m. to all new to Keesler service members and spouses. Check out the A&FRC calendar for specific dates. Registration is done during in-processing or call for more information.
Two trained professionals are here to listen and help service members and their family with issues such as marriage/relationship, parenting/sibling and family, deployment/reintegration, depression, grief/loss, and other concerns. Consultations are free and anonymous – no records are kept. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (228) 365-5834 or 365-5927.
An EFMP-FS Coordinator is available to provide information and referral for special needs. Let us help you navigate the EFMP program to the best of your ability.
Private, one-on-one financial appointments are available for all active duty, retirees and DoD civilians.
Individual resumes are able to be reviewed for format/content. Please call to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Federal and private sector resume workshops are offered monthly.
Available for families of deployed/TDY greater than 30 days & NPS Students who attend a financial counseling session.
To those attending Bundles for Babies.
For families PCSing, conducting volunteer work or of deployed.
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Employment supports military, civilians and family members in achieving short and long-term employment, by referring for education/training and portable careers in the private and public sectors. Services also include resources for self-employment, small business and entrepreneurial efforts, local labor market information, skills development workshops, and other on and off base resources.
Programs and services provided for military spouses and families include:
A Key Spouse is the face of unit leadership to families. A Key Spouse provides peer-to-peer wingman support, informs and refers family members. Caring for families on the home front allows the war fighter to focus on his/her mission at home and down range. To find out who your key spouse is, call the Airmen and Family Readiness Center at 228-376-8728.
Heart Link is an Air Force program designed to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness by helping to orient new Air Force spouses (typically 5 years or less) to active duty military life. Child care for PCS benefit can be used in conjunction with Heartlink participation through the Air Force Aid Society. Visit your Airman & Family Readiness Center to learn more about how this program works.
The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. EFMP is comprised of three components who work together to support military members and their families. EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identification of a special need. The required forms for enrollment are: DD Form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical Summary for medical issues only DD Form 2792-1, Exceptional Family Member Special Education/Early Intervention Summary for educational issues.
Military Family Life Consultants provide non-medical counseling addressing life skills such as anger management, conflict resolution, parenting, parent/child communication, relationship issues, and marriage enrichment; the military lifestyle, including deployment stress, reintegration, relocation adjustment, separation, coping skills, homesickness, and loss and grief. MFLC’s possess a master’s degree or Ph.D. and are located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Consultants (CYB-MFLC) are available to address deployment related stressors in children and are available through the CDC, School Age and Youth Centers. For more information, call 228-355-2980 or 228-355-2065.
The A&FRC's mission is to offer pre-deployment, sustainment, and reintegration services that provide information, improve skills by fostering competencies and coping skills, and offer support and assistance that will help personnel and their families deal with the demands of the expeditionary military mission and their family responsibilities. To improve outreach to the Air Force community, in 1997 Airman & Family Readiness NCO positions were developed to assist A&FRC staff in managing the challenges of evacuations, emergencies, deployments and separations including TDYs and remote tours.
An Airman & Family Readiness staff member is ready to assist members and ensure that their families are taken care of as expeditiously as possible in a family emergency.
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