- Job referrals to full and part-time employment
- Resume and job application assistance
- Career counseling and planning
- Information about educational opportunities
- Workshops with emphasis on career and personal development.
- Resource room with access to personal computers, printers and information on careers and jobs
- Job board with listings of current job vacancies on base and in the community
- Job fairs are an integral part of the employment program. Several are held each year in the local area
- Volunteer Resources
Looking for an interesting and rewarding experience? Become a volunteer! Volunteers provide support to the base community, donating thousands of hours each month at agencies across the installation. Opportunities range from Wright-Patterson Medical Center to the National Museum of the USAF. Volunteers enjoy personal satisfaction that comes from helping others and contributing to the mission. Plus, volunteers grow professionally from their experiences and help build on their resume. Free childcare is often available for volunteers!
- Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force. The mission of AFAS is to "relieve the distress of Air Force members and their families." Financial assistance is available in the form of a loan or a grant for emergencies such as, rent/mortgage, food, utilities, car repairs, funeral expenses, emergency travel, special medical and dental needs. All requests for assistance will be channeled to AFAS by the A&FRC staff.
AFAS also sponsors several education assistance programs and offers a variety of base community enhancement programs that improve quality of life for Airmen and their families. If you are having a financial emergency or would like more information, call the A&FRC or visit www.afas.org.
- 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 Transition 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.
The 2022 TAP schedule is available by clicking this link
- "E" Sponsorship Program
Taking 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: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving-housing/moving/sponsorship/the-new-esponsorship-application-and-training/.
- 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.