The Davis-Monthan Airman & Family Readiness Center serves as a one-stop information and referral center for single, married, active-duty, Guard, Reserve and retired members, as well as their families. One of our major functions is a linkage, ensuring military personnel and their families are connected with the appropriate services both on and off-base.
The Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) offers services to personnel and their families through core programs offering workshops, special events, and one-on-one consultations. Each staff member works as a Community Readiness Consultant and can provide services in the center or via outreach.
The Heart Link Program is an orientation offered on a quarterly basis to acquaint new Air Force Spouses with the Air Force way of life. This program strengthens military families and enhances mission readiness. Appreciating that spouses play an important role in re-enlistment decisions, therefore impacting retention, a major program goal is to help spouses, especially those with the Air Force five years or less, acclimate to the Air Force/military environment. All spouses-- new to the Air Force family or new to Davis-Monthan-- are welcome to attend.
The A&FRC offers monthly events for spouses and families of deployed Airman. All spouses/family members of active duty Air Force personnel deployed or TDY for longer than 30 days or on a remote tour assignment are invited to join the Airman & Family Readiness Center for a night of fun for all ages.
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that protects federal entitlements and military benefits of special needs family members. The Family Support, Medical, and Assignments functions work together and with other military and civilian agencies to ensure EFMP families have an enhanced quality of life as they relocate around the world with their sponsors.
Employment and career assistance supports active military, civilians and family members in achieving short and long-term employment, by referring for education/training and obtaining career goals in the private and public sectors. The A&FRC provides employment skills counseling to prepare for portable careers in the private and public sectors. Services also include resources for self-employment, small business, and entrepreneurial efforts.
Individual appointments for resume review are also available.
Personal & Work Life services promote community wellness and assist with the readiness and resiliency of the force across the life cycle. Services include intervention, prevention/enrichment consultation and skills-building designed to enhance work/life competencies for individuals, couples, and families. Focus is on promoting, enriching and improving work/home balance, resulting in increased quality of life and resiliency. Activities will be educational and offered through individual and group settings to meet identified community needs.
Contracted professional counselors are available to provide non-medical short term, situational problem-solving counseling to Service Members and their families. Services can be provided on or off military installations, to individuals, couples, families, and groups. MFLCs are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse, and other duty-to-warn situations. Services are otherwise confidential and private, except for duty-to-warn situations. Please contact the A&FRC office to make an appointment.
The Air Force Key Spouse Program is an official Air Force unit family readiness program designed to enhance mission readiness and resiliency and establish a sense of community. It is a commander's initiative that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, families, volunteer Key Spouses, the A&FRC and other IDS agencies. The A&FRC offers monthly socials and training opportunities for Key Spouses. To support mentors, commanders, and first sergeants, Key Spouse Mentor and Leadership Training can be scheduled on an individual basis. Please contact the A&FRC for more information.
The A&FRC offers information, education, and support services to individuals, families, and the community during deployments, contingencies, and emergencies. Personal and Family Readiness programs help families to be self-sufficient if military members are away on deployments or temporary duty. The A&FRC offers briefings and events to support the service members and their families, such as Pre-Deployment Briefings, Reintegration Briefings, How Goes It Assessments, and Deployed Family Events.
The A&FRC offers information, education, and personal financial counseling to help individuals and families maintain financial readiness and build resiliency.
If you would like individualized assistance, our staff of experts is available to assist you on an appointment basis. Individual appointments are recommended if you are facing particularly difficult financial problems. Our staff can assist with establishing a basic budget, managing debit cards/checkbooks, repairing or maintaining credit, buying a car, buying a home, Thrift Savings Plan, and receiving basic investing information.
While moving can be stressful, your stress can be drastically reduced if you take full advantage of the many Relocation Assistance Program services and tools available. The A&FRC provides relocation information, education, and skills development for customers. The A&FRC is the place to find answers to all of your relocation questions as well as assistance with in-transit emergencies.
We offer monthly DLT Right Start Orientations, Sponsorship information, and Plan My Move classes. Call us for more information.
Transition-GPS is not an end-of-service activity. It is a full life-cycle model, stressing a continuum of career, financial, educational and personal development techniques throughout the course of a military career. The aim of Transition-GPS is to make the transition a well-planned, organized and thoughtful progression that empowers Service members to make informed career decisions, be competitive in a global workforce and become positive contributors to their communities.
A&FRC offers Pre-Separation Counseling, TAP Seminars, resume and interviewing assistance, Capstone Employer Resource Fairs, Boot to Business, help to access higher education, and career exploration and planning.
Other services provided by A&FRC include:
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