Welcome to

Airman & Family Readiness Center

The Airman and Family Readiness Center promotes self-sufficiency, enhances mission readiness, retention, and adaptation to the Air Force way of life. We provide Air Force members, their families, and leadership with measurable and effective services.

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749 West New Mexico Avenue, Bldg. 788

(575) 572 - 7754

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed on Federal Holidays & AETC Family Days

Email us at 49FSS.AFRC.Services@us.af.mil 

 
 

WHAT AREA ARE YOU INTERESTED TO KNOW?

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EVENTS &  CALENDAR

 

AIR FORCE AID  SOCIETY

The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of the Airmen and their families since 1942. It provides emergency financial assistance with no-interest loans and grants consisting of a Falcon Loan up to $1,000 or a Standard Loan to eligible military members for basic needs such as basic living expenses, emergency leave or unexpected vehicle repairs.

PROCESS 1: PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING


Pre-Separation Counseling will begin as soon as possible during the 24-month period preceding an anticipated retirement date but no later than 90 days before retirement. For reasons other than retirement, Pre-Separation Counseling will begin as soon as possible during the 12-month period preceding the anticipated date of separation but no later than 90 days before separation, retirement, or release from active duty. Public Law 101-510 requires that all separating/retiring personnel receive Pre-Separation counseling. During this counseling you will receive information regarding job search, relocation assistance, education, medical and VA benefits and much more. This class is a pre-requisite for the Transition Goals, Plans, and Success Workshop. Pre-separation Resources Sheet




PROCESS 2: TRANSITION GPS WORKSHOP


Transition GPS Workshop should start no later than 6 months before your date of separation/retirement. Transition GPS provides each transitioning Service member a broad range of information, skills building and counseling service to strengthen their transition from military to civilian life and prepare them to succeed in the next phase of their lives. Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Gap Analysis Part A Gap_Analysis Part B1 TGPS Spend Plan Budget Financial Planning Participant Guide 2019 MOC Crosswalk Participant Guide 2019




PROCESS 3: CAPSTONE REVIEW


Capstone review is required for all separating/retiring personnel and should occur no later than 90 days prior to anticipated separation/retirement; however, if a member has less than 90 days left in the military, the member should attend as soon as possible within their remaining period of service. Capstone Review is the culminating activity to verify whether Service members have/have not met their Career Readiness Standards (CRS). The Capstone Review, in conjunction with the ITP, will be used by the TAP counselor and the commander (or commander’s designee) to verify status of CRS’s completion. The CRS’s are defined as a set of common and specific activities and associated relevant deliverables (documentation within the last 12 months) that must be achieved to demonstrate Service members are prepared to transition effectively and pursue their personal post-separation higher education, career technical training, or civilian employment goals. Capstone Career Readiness Standards Verification Process





SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM


This program provides entry-level job training to active duty Air Force spouses with a goal to help them secure immediate, viable employment. Community Readiness Consultants at individual Airman & Family Readiness Centers work with local community colleges to tailor training that matches requirements of local employers interested in hiring military spouses. AFAS pays for tuition, instructor fees, and course materials for spouse participants.




GENERAL HENRY H. EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM


The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program is the centerpiece of the Society’s education support initiatives, awarding competitive education grants to eligible Air Force dependents based on family financial need.




AFAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP


AFAS awards a number of merit based scholarships as a complement to the needs-based support allocated through the hallmark Arnold Education Grant program. Scholars who are being considered for the Arnold Education Grant may also be evaluated on academic merit and considered separately for an AFAS Merit Scholarship.




AFAS SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM


This no-interest loan program – also offered as a complement to the main Arnold Education Grant – is designed to help Air Force families with those incidental college expenses. Scholars who are being considered for the Arnold Education Grant may have the opportunity to secure a Supplemental Education Loan.





AF WOUNDED WARRIOR

 

The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program is a federally mandated program that provides personalized care, services and advocacy for total force seriously wounded, ill and injured Recovering Service Members. (RSMs). 

DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





AIR FORCE FAMILIES

FOREVER GOLDSTAR

 

Air Force Families Forever offers support for survivors who are grieving the death of a service member. Gold Star families fall under the Air Force Families Forever program, which ensures all families of our fallen Airmen are never forgotten.

Gold Star Program

An outreach program specifically tailored to immediate family members of fallen troops so they know they will always be part of the Air Force family. These families have access to and receive long-term care and support through the Air Force Families Forever program located with Airman and Family Readiness Centers

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CASUALTY SERVICES

 
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Casualty Assistance

Our mission is to provide dignified compassionate and humane notification to family members and other designated persons as promptly as possible after a member is placed in a casualty status.  Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) will provide support with submitting all Next-of-Kin (NOK) benefits.

  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) – Active Duty member’s elected life insurance

  • Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FGLI) – Family member’s life insurance if Active Duty member is covered by SGLI

  • Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) – Veterans’ life insurance if elected

  • Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) – Annuity that is provided to spouse and/or dependent children of an Active Duty member.

  • Death Gratuity (DG) – Benefit that is paid to the individual listed on the Active Duty member’s DD Form 93 (vRED)

  • Arrears of Pay (AOP) – Unpaid pay owed to the Active Duty member and basic housing will be provided to the elected beneficiary

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) – Tax free VA compensation payment to eligible spouse and dependents

  • Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) – Beneficiary would receive or possible roll over the funds to their own TSP

  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) – Educational funds is provided to the SGLI beneficiary  

 

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM

 The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with  physical, emotional, developmental, intellectual or social impairments/disabilities.   EFMP is comprised of three components who work together to support military members and their families.  

EFMP Forms can be found in EPUB in Virtual (VMF) or contact the EFMP-M office

PRE-DEPLOYMENT/REMOTE BRIEFING


Offered weekly. Mandatory for AD deploying members. Spouses are welcome to attend. This briefing covers a variety of topics to get both members and families ready to include Finances, Communication, Childcare programs, Support Services, and much more.




REINTEGRATION


Offered bi-weekly. Mandatory for AD deploying members. Spouses are welcome to attend. Reintegration is a process not an event. This briefing aims members at available local support agencies and gives information on what to expect in the days to come.




COPING WITH FAMILY SEPARATION


Offered Monthly. Open to families of those deploying or going on a remote tour. Coping with Family Separation, Stress Management, and Communication Skills are also covered.

  • What to Know Before They Go
  • Kids Serve, Too
  • All About Reunion





 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Supports 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.  Airman and Family Readiness Centers (A&FRC) provide 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.

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WORKSHOPS

THE ESSENTIALS


Jan 3 2019, April 11, 2019 and Dec 12, 2019 | 11-Noon Sustainable Steps to Financial Freedom through investing. Looks at some of the nuances of why we invest for our future.




HOME BUYING


Mar 7, 2019, July 11, 2019, September 12, 2019 |. 11- Noon In the market to expand your knowledge of the ins and outs of home buying? We coveR VA and the process




ESTATE PLANNING FOR REAL


June 13, 2019 11 – 1Noon None of us can predict life, but we can plan for our loved ones.




SAVING, SPENDING, & SHOPPING AS A SINGLE PARENT


October 10, 2019 | 11-Noon Provides some tips and guides to help with the single income family





ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE

PROCESS 1: PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING


Pre-Separation Counseling will begin as soon as possible during the 24-month period preceding an anticipated retirement date but no later than 90 days before retirement. For reasons other than retirement, Pre-Separation Counseling will begin as soon as possible during the 12-month period preceding the anticipated date of separation but no later than 90 days before separation, retirement, or release from active duty. Public Law 101-510 requires that all separating/retiring personnel receive Pre-Separation counseling. During this counseling you will receive information regarding job search, relocation assistance, education, medical and VA benefits and much more. This class is a pre-requisite for the Transition Goals, Plans, and Success Workshop. Pre-separation Resources Sheet




PROCESS 2: TRANSITION GPS WORKSHOP


Transition GPS Workshop should start no later than 6 months before your date of separation/retirement. Transition GPS provides each transitioning Service member a broad range of information, skills building and counseling service to strengthen their transition from military to civilian life and prepare them to succeed in the next phase of their lives. Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Gap Analysis Part A Gap_Analysis Part B1 TGPS Spend Plan Budget Financial Planning Participant Guide 2019 MOC Crosswalk Participant Guide 2019




PROCESS 3: CAPSTONE REVIEW


Capstone review is required for all separating/retiring personnel and should occur no later than 90 days prior to anticipated separation/retirement; however, if a member has less than 90 days left in the military, the member should attend as soon as possible within their remaining period of service. Capstone Review is the culminating activity to verify whether Service members have/have not met their Career Readiness Standards (CRS). The Capstone Review, in conjunction with the ITP, will be used by the TAP counselor and the commander (or commander’s designee) to verify status of CRS’s completion. The CRS’s are defined as a set of common and specific activities and associated relevant deliverables (documentation within the last 12 months) that must be achieved to demonstrate Service members are prepared to transition effectively and pursue their personal post-separation higher education, career technical training, or civilian employment goals. Capstone Career Readiness Standards Verification Process





HELPFUL LINKS

On-Base Employment Resources
NAFJobs
USAJobs
AAFES
Off-Base Local Gov’t Employment Resources
City of Alamogordo
Otero County
Department of Labor [DoL]
Off-Base Local Gov’t Employment Resources
Spouse Education & Career Opportunities
Military Spouse Employment Partnership
My Career Advancement Account

PERSONAL & WORK LIFE

 

The Personal & Work Life Program provides education and enrichment services that focus on helping families build and maintain healthy relationships, strengthen interpersonal competencies and problem-solving skills, and master respective roles, tasks, and responsibilities throughout the family life cycle. Services may be provided in collaboration with other helping agencies.

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DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





PRE-DEPLOYMENT/REMOTE BRIEFING


Offered weekly. Mandatory for AD deploying members. Spouses are welcome to attend. This briefing covers a variety of topics to get both members and families ready to include Finances, Communication, Childcare programs, Support Services, and much more.




REINTEGRATION


Offered bi-weekly. Mandatory for AD deploying members. Spouses are welcome to attend. Reintegration is a process not an event. This briefing aims members at available local support agencies and gives information on what to expect in the days to come.




COPING WITH FAMILY SEPARATION


Offered Monthly. Open to families of those deploying or going on a remote tour. Coping with Family Separation, Stress Management, and Communication Skills are also covered.

  • What to Know Before They Go
  • Kids Serve, Too
  • All About Reunion





 

PERSONAL FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS

Provide financial education, information and counseling that equips service members, civilians, families, and retirees to address their current personal financial situations, maximize their financial resources and effectively handle any financial challenges that may arise throughout their military life-cycle.

WORKSHOPS

DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





SPECIAL EVENTS

DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





PERSONAL & FAMILY READINESS

 

The A&FRC provides support services to help single and married DoD personnel and families meet challenges associated with all phases of deployments and remote tours. Deployment-related programs deliver information, support and assistance, which foster competencies, coping skills and help personnel and their families deal with mission demands and family responsibilities. 

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OTHER FAMILY READINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMS

DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





DEPLOYMENT/REMOTE SUPPORT SERVICES

DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





OTHER ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WORKSHOPS

PRE-DEPLOYMENT/REMOTE BRIEFING


Offered weekly. Mandatory for AD deploying members. Spouses are welcome to attend. This briefing covers a variety of topics to get both members and families ready to include Finances, Communication, Childcare programs, Support Services, and much more.




REINTEGRATION


Offered bi-weekly. Mandatory for AD deploying members. Spouses are welcome to attend. Reintegration is a process not an event. This briefing aims members at available local support agencies and gives information on what to expect in the days to come.




COPING WITH FAMILY SEPARATION


Offered Monthly. Open to families of those deploying or going on a remote tour. Coping with Family Separation, Stress Management, and Communication Skills are also covered.

  • What to Know Before They Go
  • Kids Serve, Too
  • All About Reunion





RELO

 
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DEPLOYED KIDS CLUB [Holloman Elementary School]


This club is for our school aged children to make crafts to help connect with their deployed/remote parent and to learn about coping skills for the separation time. It is hosted in partnership by the HES school counselor, APS Military Liaison, and Holloman School Liaison Officer (SLO), and A&FRC Readiness NCO. Please contact the SLO at 572-3944 for schedule.




SINGLE PARENTS UNITE [Support/Social Group]


Being a single parent in the military is extremely difficult. This group was created to help network, learn resources, share tips, plan play dates and create a community of support. Meets monthly, dates, times & locations may vary so call 572-7754 to sign up.





TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

PROGRAM [TAP]

 
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MANDATORY PROCESS

SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM


This program provides entry-level job training to active duty Air Force spouses with a goal to help them secure immediate, viable employment. Community Readiness Consultants at individual Airman & Family Readiness Centers work with local community colleges to tailor training that matches requirements of local employers interested in hiring military spouses. AFAS pays for tuition, instructor fees, and course materials for spouse participants.




GENERAL HENRY H. EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM


The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program is the centerpiece of the Society’s education support initiatives, awarding competitive education grants to eligible Air Force dependents based on family financial need.




AFAS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP


AFAS awards a number of merit based scholarships as a complement to the needs-based support allocated through the hallmark Arnold Education Grant program. Scholars who are being considered for the Arnold Education Grant may also be evaluated on academic merit and considered separately for an AFAS Merit Scholarship.




AFAS SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM


This no-interest loan program – also offered as a complement to the main Arnold Education Grant – is designed to help Air Force families with those incidental college expenses. Scholars who are being considered for the Arnold Education Grant may have the opportunity to secure a Supplemental Education Loan.





SURVIVOR BENEFITS PLAN

 
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

If an active duty member has a spouse and/or dependent children, they are automatically covered by the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) at the highest level at no cost to you. Prior to your retirement date, one-on-one counseling will be provided to make an election concerning the program. This includes medically retirements.  If you elect SBP coverage, you must pay premiums once you retire. SBP premiums are collected by reducing your retired pay, and they are not counted in your taxable income. This means less tax and less out-of-pocket cost for SBP. Also, the overall Plan is funded by the Government (subsidized), so the average premiums are well below cost.

 

If you elect SBP coverage, you must elect a level of coverage or “base amount”. The base amount is used to calculate both your cost and your survivor’s annuity. Full coverage means your gross retired pay is your base amount, but the base amount can be any dollar figure between your gross monthly retired pay, down to as little as $300. When retired pay gets a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), so does the base amount, and as a result, so do the premiums and the annuity payable.

 

If you elect SBP coverage, you must also elect a category of beneficiary (ie., spouse only, child only, spouse and child, former spouse, former spouse and child, or insurable interest person). After retirement, your election cannot arbitrarily be changed.

 

A great resources to find out more information are:

https://www.myairforcebenefits.us.af.mil/ and https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/gold-star-surviving-family/survivor-finances-and-legal/understanding-the-survivor-benefit-plan/

OTHER ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TOTAL FORCE QUALITY OF LIFE [TFQOL] | EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM [EAP] CLASSES

 

Total force includes regular Air Force, Air National Guard of the United States, Air Force Reserve military personnel, US Air Force military retired members, US Air Force civilian personnel (including foreign national direct and indirect-hire, as well as non-appropriated fund employees), contractor staff, and host-nation support personnel. In addition, the total force includes the Civil Air Patrol, as the official Air Force Auxiliary. The Holloman A&FRC provides seamless Total Force Quality of Life services to all eligible clients.  

NEWCOMERS


New to Holloman? Get local employment information for on base and local area employment.




PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME ASSISTANCE


Learn to write an effective targeted resume.




USAJOBS


Learn how to write a resume for civil service employment. Discover special programs that help veterans and military spouses secure civil service employment.




MILITARY ONE SOURCE & ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS


Learn about MiliaryOneSource and associate programs; Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) and Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP).




MY CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNT [MYCAA]


My Career Advancement Account (mycaa) scholarship. How about a scholarship grant for an education that leads to a portable career.





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NEWCOMERS


New to Holloman? Get local employment information for on base and local area employment.




PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME ASSISTANCE


Learn to write an effective targeted resume.




USAJOBS


Learn how to write a resume for civil service employment. Discover special programs that help veterans and military spouses secure civil service employment.




MILITARY ONE SOURCE & ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS


Learn about MiliaryOneSource and associate programs; Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) and Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP).




MY CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNT [MYCAA]


My Career Advancement Account (mycaa) scholarship. How about a scholarship grant for an education that leads to a portable career.





 

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Do you have a calling to help others?  Would you like to try new things and make a difference?  Why not try volunteering?

Please stop by or call the Airman and Family Readiness Center to hear about different opportunities for Airmen, Spouses, Family Members, and Civilians. 

 

Volunteer listings are available. The Volunteer Opportunities Workshop will be held every other month on the second Monday of the month from 9-10. Come to find out about on and off base volunteer opportunities.  

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VOTER ASSISTANCE

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so – from anywhere in the world.

Get everything you need to vote at FVAP.gov

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