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Airman & Family Readiness

Airman & Family Readiness Center
(307) 773-2241
7601 Randall Ave.
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4800 Converse Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82009

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.

From Air Force Aid Society to Transition Assistance, the A&FRC offers activities and services through classes and group activities to units and individuals on a wide variety of topics that include the following:

* 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
* School Liaison Officer and Dependent Education Information
* Exceptional Family Member Program
* Casualty Assistance and Survivor Benefits
* Transition Assistance Program
* Military Family Life Consultants

Activities and services and are offered throughout the year.  View the weekly column located in the base newspaper (The Minuteman), for listings of our current programs and activities, as well as helpful information for you and your family.

F.E. Warren Retiree Activities Office

Also located in the A&FRC at 7601 Randall Ave., is the Retiree Activities Office. Hours on station are: Wed., 9 -11 am.  Contact Mike Archer, RAO Director, at (307) 773-2309. Email: mikearcher@bresnan.net <mailto:mikearcher@bresnan.net> . Visit www.retirees.af.mil. <http://www.retirees.af.mil>

Air Force Families Forever is a program to provide dedicated 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
New hours of operation for non-emergency, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Transition – Capstone Capstone consists of the congressionally-mandated verification of Transition-GPS attendance and completion of the transition deliverables (resume, budget, ITP, school/employment acceptance letters). Transition deliverables are required from ALL Active Duty members who are separating or retiring. Walk-in hours for Capstone are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 – 11 a.m. and Wednesday2 – 4 p.m.

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 773-5942.

Employment Assistance – please call 773-5945

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.

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

Pre-Deployment and Re-Deployment (Return) Briefings.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Hearts Apart Social Group – Designed for spouses of member who are TDY/Deployed/Remote/In place Deployed.

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.

Various financial education seminars

Information on investing and Blended Retirement.

Relocation Assistance – please call 773-5946

Right Start – Newcomers Welcome event every month.

Individual PCS Planning – Assist military member and their families on obtaining information on their next assignments.

Military HOMEFRONT – www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil <http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/> : 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.

School Liaison Officer: The School Liaison Officer provides information on local school districts, acts as the liaison between the military community and school administrators, provides consultation services regarding school education, and provides transition information on other school districts for military members who are PCSing. For information, call (307) 773-5943.

Military Child – www.militarychild.org/military-parent/checklist-for-transferring-students <http://www.militarychild.org/military-parent/checklist-for-transferring-students> : 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 – Information of available services and activities, please call 773-5943.

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 – please call 773-5942

Transition – Provides Pre-Separation Counseling, Capstone, 5 day transition workshop consists of the congressionally-mandated verification of Transition-GPS attendance and completion of the transition deliverables (resume, budget, ITP, school/employment acceptance letters). Transition deliverables are required from ALL Active Duty members who are separating or retiring. Walk-in hours for Pre-Sep Counseling is conducted Tue @ 1400 or Wed @ 0900, takes about 2 1/2 hours, and no appointments are required, simply show up for one.  Walk-in hours for Capstone are Tue/Thur 0900-1100, and Wed 1400-1600.

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 (509) 312-9260 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 – www.militaryonesource.com <http://www.militaryonesource.com/> : 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.

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