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Airman & Family Readiness Flight

Airman and family readiness center logoFamily Support Centers across the Air Force were renamed Airman & Family Readiness Centers to reflect their importance to mission accomplishment.  The Airman & Family Readiness Center supports individuals, families, and leadership with programs and services to strengthen communities, encourage self-sufficiency, enhance mission readiness and ease adaptation to the Air Force way of life.  The center serves singles, couples and families alike.  Services are provided to military members of all branches of service, DOD employees and their families.  Most services are provided on a walk-in basis or just a phone call away. 

Wright-Patterson's Airman & Family Readiness Flight is part of the 88th Force Support Squadron.
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Relocation Assistance

A&FRC has information about Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and neighboring communities available for newly arriving members, as well as Airmen and families preparing to depart the area. Our services include individual assessments, information on local schools, Smooth Move Seminars, Kids on the Move and seminars for buying & selling homes.  Come by to see our loan locker and to sign up for PCS for Childcare (have orders with you). Our loan locker contains household items to make your transition comfortable while awaiting your household goods. Check out our Smooth Move Checklist.

Transition Assistance

The TransitioClassroom full of people for Transition Assistance Programn Assistance Program (TAP) offers separating or retiring personnel an individual transition plan to ease re-entry into civilian life. Consider beginning transition planning at least one year prior to retirement or separation. A&FRC provides TAP workshops and pre-separation counseling. TAP is designed to provide necessary tools to effectively transition from the military to the civilian community. The pre-separation counseling checklist (DD Form 2648) is a mandatory briefing for all separating/retiring service members and must be accomplished at least 90 days prior to the individual's separation/retirement to facilitate out-processing. Also, based on Vow to Hire Heroes Act, TAP has changed from a 3.5-day optional program to a 5-day program with mandatory requirements. It is highly recommended that both pre-separation counseling and TAP be accomplished one year prior to retirement and/or separation.

Mandatory pre-separation counseling and TAP are two separate requirements. Members attending TAP are automatically signed up for pre-separation counseling and will receive counseling the morning before TAP begins at 8:00 a.m. The TAP workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. after pre-separation counseling has been completed. Depending on circumstance, members may receive pre-separation counseling on a walk in basis prior to attending TAP. Members must complete pre-separation counseling before attending TAP.

"E" Sponsorship Program

Airman in uniform with a sponsorship packageTaking care of newly assigned and soon-to-be assigned members as a sponsor is one of the most important roles you can have as a military member. Being a great sponsor helps relieve new members of much of the tension and anxiety of moving and settling in at a new or first duty station. Sponsorship training is required for all sponsors. E-Sponsorship Training is your first source for sponsorship needs. Resources for training and post-training tools and information are available through this online resource: "E" Sponsorship Application & Training: http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/esat

Exceptional Family Member Program- Family Support (EFMP-FS)

This program is designed to give information to military families with members in need of special assistance due to physical, developmental, emotional, or intellectual impairments. The EFMP Coordinator provides resources from local, state/county, and federal agencies, both educational and medical to accommodate the special needs member and their family.

 
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Stay informed on Airmen & Family Readiness activities across the installation. Check out the latest news of interest to Airmen and their families in the Informant Newsletter.
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Airman & Family Readiness Center
Building 2
2000 Albrook Dr.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5312
Tele: 937-257-3592
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Holidays) 
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Many Wright-Patterson organizations rely on volunteers to enhance mission effectiveness and support to the base community.  There are volunteer opportunities for virtually any interest area or skill set.  Please Click here to register as a volunteer!
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