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Airman & Family Readiness

Hours (as of September 1, 2020): Monday - Friday 8am-4pm

The Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) serves as a one-stop education and referral center for single, married, active duty, Guard, Reserves, retired members, spouses and families. 

Activities and services and are offered throughout the year.  View us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/AFRCFEW/ or view the weekly column located in The Minuteman (base newspaper), for listings of our current programs and activities, as well as helpful information for you and your family.

Pre-Separation class: Tue, 1 - 3:30 p.m. and Wed 9 - 11:30 a.m. No appointment necessary, but prerequisites required; for info call 773-3069 .

Capstone: Tue/Thu 9 - 11 a.m. and Wed 2 - 4 p.m. No appointment necessary, for questions call 773-3069 .

Programs

  • * AF Families Forever Assistance
  • * Air Force Aid Society
  • * Absentee Voting
  • * Employment Assistance
  • * Family Readiness and Deployment Planning and Support
  • * Information and Referral
  • * Personal and Family Life Skills Development
  • * Personal Financial Management Skills Development
  • * Relocation Assistance
  • * Exceptional Family Member Program
  • * Casualty Assistance and Survivor Benefits
  • * Transition Assistance Program
  • * Military Family Life Consultants
  • *Warren Welcome Center
  • *Violence Prevention Integrator
  • *Installation Community Support Coordinator (CSC​)

Air Force Families Forever is a long term survivor aftercare program established to provide support to family members who have lost an Airman. Please call 773-5946.

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force.  The basic philosophy of AFAS assistance is to meet immediate needs of an emergency situation as a step towards a lasting solution to a problem.  AFAS also administers a robust array of education and community enhancement programs.

Air Force Aid Office: Hours of operation for non-emergency, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. call 773-2216, after hours call the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337.

Emergency Assistance: Offers interest-free loans and grants on a case-by-case basis to assist with a financial emergency. Call 773-2216.

Falcon Loan: Allows active duty and some free loans for emergencies up to $1000 to cover basic living, vehicle, medical/dental expenses and emergency travel. Call 773-2216.

Bundles for Babies: Financial planning for expectant parents.  Open to all ranks and services, but only active duty Air Force families may receive a gift card of $50. Held quarterly. Call 773-2216 for more information.

Car Care Because We Care: This program is for deployed families and provides a cash-equivalent voucher for a primary vehicle covering basic maintenance services.  Includes an oil/filter change and may include lubrication and a vehicle safety check on a modest grant basis. Call 773-5899.

Give Parents a Break: On base program provided through the Child Development Center (CDC) to help families during stressful times.  Circumstances include separation due to deployment, remote tours, extended training TDY, and family stress. The A&FRC offers vouchers to eligible active duty Air Force parents in order to give a few hours break from the stresses of parenting by providing AFAS funded child care for active duty Air Force families. Call 773-2216 or 773-773-5899.

Child Care for PCS: This program helps relieve some of the stress felt by families during a PCS move.  AFAS pays for up to 20 hours of child care per child in certified Family Child Care homes.  Open to all ranks. Call 773-2216 or 773-5946 for more information.
 

Absentee Voting – Go to  FVAP.gov to learn more about absentee voting and request your ballot, or contact Voting Assistance Officer for more information at 773-5940.

Employment Assistance – The Airman & Family Readiness Center supports customers in achieving short- and long-term employment, education and training, and career goals through employment skills counseling, resources for self-employment, small business and entrepreneurial efforts. We offer labor market information, employment trend tracking, skills and interest identification, skills development workshops, job referrals, alternatives to paid employment (volunteerism, for example), networks to local employers, and on- and off-base resources.Current programs help with developing a career plan, establishing community network contacts and utilizing employment listings.  Open to family members and civilian employees. Please call 773-5945 for more information.

Family Readiness and Deployment Planning and Support please call 773-5899

Pre-Deployment and Re-Deployment (Return) Briefings.  Spouses are encouraged to attend. Call 773-5899 for more information. 

Hearts Apart Social Group – Designed for spouses of members who are TDY/Deployed/Remote/In place Deployed. Call 773-5899 for more information.

Information and Referral – please call 773-2599 or 773-2241

Resource Rooms: A&FRC Resource Rooms offer a wide variety of self-study resources on a variety of topics.  Books and printed materials are available for client use.  Computers may be used for writing resumes, and Internet access is available for relocation, employment, research topics and scholarship information.

Personal Life Skills Development – Please call 773-5945. Educates active duty, retirees, DoD civilians and their families on personal, family and work life concerns, and refers to off base agencies.

Personal Financial Management Skills Development – please call 773-5941. Assists members and their families to determine priorities and making sound financial decisions.Offers various financial education seminars. Provides information on investing and Blended Retirement.

Relocation Assistance – Providing pre-departure and post-arrival relocation services and Sponsorship Training, please call 773-5946

Right Start – Newcomers Welcome event usually held every month.  Due to current conditions, all newcomers are required to view the Right Start Mission Brief on the Air Force Connect App and view the rest of the Right Start presentations in the Virtual Right Start (VRS) folder, located on the Base Information “O: Drive” at (O:\Right Start\1. Virtual Right Start).  Newcomers can go into this area and review the slides or a CD with the presentations is available at the Unit CSS or AFRC. Please call 773-5946 with questions. 

Individual PCS Planning – Assist military member and their families on obtaining information on their next assignments utilizing MilitaryOneSource  and local resources. Call 773-5946.

Military HOMEFRONT – Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.

Military Child – The Military Child Education Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization.  Its work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Exceptional Family Members Program – Family Support - Please call 773-5944 – Elective program that provides case management, educational opportunities, information and resources, support, recreational opportunities, community referrals, PCS warm hand-offs, Family Needs Assessments and Service Plans, Respite Care, and state and federal resource assistance for any DoD card holder with additional needs. No EFMP enrollment required.

Casualty Assistance and Survivor Benefits – please call 773-3529. Assists AD members and their families to help decide on type of survivor benefit election upon retirement and provides casualty notification.

Transition Assistance Program – Provides Pre-Separation Counseling, Transition Workshop and Capstone.  Transition Workshop consists of the congressionally-mandated verification of attendance and completion of the transition deliverables (resume, budget, Individual Transition Plan, school/employment acceptance letters). Transition deliverables are required from ALL Active Duty members who are separating or retiring. Pre-Separation Counseling is conducted Tue @ 1300 or Wed @ 0900, takes about 2 1/2 hours, and no appointments are required – you will be scheduled for the Transition Workshop upon completion of Pre-Separation Counseling.  Walk-in hours for Capstone (to be completed following your Transition Workshop) are Tue/Thur 0900-1100, and Wed 1400-1600. Please call 773-3069, should you need further information.

Military and Family Life Consultant Program Need to talk? The Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) provides short term, situational, problem-solving counseling to Service Members and their families. The MFLC can help with communication, relationship issues, coping skills relating to deployment stress and relocation adjustment and much more!  Services are free, confidential and private. Reach the F. E. Warren MFLC at (307) 509-9859 to set up an appointment.

WIC Office:  The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office, located within the A&FRC, provides nutrition information, counseling and referrals to other health services.  Supplemental food packages are provided to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age five healthy and strong.  Call the WIC office on base at (307) 773-3963 for eligibility requirements or stop by Building 207, Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Military One Source –  A resource library for military spouse employment, education, and relocation information, with links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.

The Warren Welcome Center (WWC) is a one-stop, highly efficient process for newly  arrived Airmen and Families. The WWC assimilates newcomers into Warren AFB, and the local community in a way that creates a sense of family, and team unity upon arrival.  The primary mission of the WWC consists of efficiently and accurately in-processing airmen and their families.  This process is done in a manner that ensures all personnel and their families receive maximum assistance, within available resources, to minimize challenges that may accompany relocation.  Additionally, the WWC initiates Warren AFB’s primary system of support, providing a continued connection, and commitment to Air Force families and the Air Force mission. Please call (307) 773-5816 for more information.

Violence Prevention Integrator:  Focuses on non-clinical and primary prevention of interpersonal and self-directed violence—stopping it before it occurs.  Interpersonal and self-directed violence includes sexual assault, dating violence, family violence, workplace violence, and suicide. Please call 773-3298 for more information.

Installation Community Support Coordinator (CSC) – provides program management and serves as subject matter expert for the installation Resilience Program, Community Action Board (CAB), and Community Action Team (CAT).  Provides guidance to leadership and CAB and CAT members on resilience.   The Community Support Coordinator also serve as the Community Action Board Executive Director and as the Community Action Team Chair. The CSC also oversees the management of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees, including management work through various life challenges that may adversely affect job performance, health and personal well-being.  EAP services are available and confidential to all civilian employees and their family members and is there for all of life’s challenges, big and small, with a goal of alleviating their concerns. EAP provides financial, legal services and counseling services, health and wellness orientations, supervisor and risk management consultations and crisis responses. All is done in confidentiality, except in life-threatening situations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is similar to the Airmen’s Military One Source.  The CSC can be reached at 307-773-4552.

CONTACT INFORMATION

(307) 773-2241
7601 Randall Ave.