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?

 

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.

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK


Give Parent’s a Break is a no-cost program for Air Force families experiencing stresses from PCS, deployment, a newborn child and family difficulties. Give Parents a Break is offered once a month through the A&FRC, Sponsored by Air Force Aid Society! It is held in Bldg 648 (CDC East and Youth and Teen Center). Now opening it up to limited hourly care as well! All patrons must be fully immunized to include a flu vaccine and have a completed health assessment on file. Please call CDC (575) 572-7505 Youth & Teen Center School Age Program (575) 572-1136 to register your child for either GPAB or hourly care (limited spaces!) by noon on the Thursday before the date of care.




BUNDLES FOR BABIES


Class held 4th Friday of the month from 1-4 P.M. Bundles for Babies class is designed to teach soon to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth to college. The class is also a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. After completing the class, parents will receive a gift card from AFAS to help purchase some of baby’s first essentials. This class is open to all ranks of service and is not limited to a first pregnancy.




CHILD CARE FOR PCS


This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress inherently associated with the PCS move process. AFAS will pay for 20 hours of child care (per child) in Air Force certified Family Child Care homes. Air Force families with PCS orders are eligible for this service.




CAR CARE BECAUSE WE CARE


This program is designed to keep the primary family vehicle of a deployed active duty Air Force member in top running condition. AFAS will help provide preventive vehicle maintenance including oil/filter changes, fluid check and replacement and vehicle safety check. Spouses of active duty Airmen deployed away from their duty station for more than 30 days are eligible for the Car Care Because We Care program. Service is limited to once per deployment (maximum of two times per calendar year) and is intended for the primary family vehicle only. The program is also extended to spouses of active duty Airmen assigned to a remote tour, as well as First Term Airmen.




EDUCATION SUPPORT


Higher Education is a key to advancement and future success. Dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree with AFAS education grants, scholarships and loans.





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). 

CASUALTY & SURVIVOR BENEFITS

 
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  

 

 

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/

AFW2 Goals


Provide well coordinated and personal-ized support for RSMs, caregivers and their families. Advocate to ensure accessibility and minimize delays in gaps of medical and non-medical support and services. Provide a refined, simplified transition back to duty or civilian life, ensuring RSMs are well-equipped to manage challenges as a result of their injury or illness.




WHAT ARE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?


Identified as SI/VSI on a Casualty Morn-ing Report or by a Medical Authority. On a case-by-case basis, Airmen with highly complex medical conditions as provided by a Medical Authority, or medical diagnosis of:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Air Reserve Components (ARC) who are:

  • Returned for more than 6 months on Title 10 medical orders (Serious/Severe Conditions)
  • Returned to Title 10 orders for de-ployment related condition(s)(Serious/Severe Conditions)




HOW DO AIRMEN ENROLL IN AFW2?


Anyone may refer a RSM to the AFW2 Pro-gram. Common avenues for referral are:

  • Casualty Morning Report (CMR) (VSI/SI)
  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)
  • Commander, First Sergeant, Supervisor
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
  • Medical Continuation (MEDCON) Cell
  • Applications requesting compensation for Special Compensation for Assis-tance With Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) Program




WHAT IS A RECOVERY TEAM AND WHAT DO THEY DO?


The Recovery Team (RT) is an integral part of the Recovery Coordination Program, providing individualized support, care management and coordination. Key RT members are Recovery Care Coordina-tors, Non Medical Care Managers, Medical Care Case Managers, Commanders and First Sergeants, family members and caregivers.
The RT uses the Continuum of Care to pro-vide services and anticipate the RSMs, caregivers and families needs.
The following is a list of services typically provided/coordinated:

  • Comprehensive Recovery Planning
  • Pay and personnel issues
  • Personalized transition assistance
  • Connecting with local and DoD re-sources to meet their needs
  • Warm hand-off with the U.S. Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs
  • Lodging and housing adaptation
  • Child and youth care services
  • Transportation needs




WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED TO WOUNDED WARRIORS BY THE AWW2 PROGRAM?


The AFW2 Warrior Care Support Programs focus on specific personal and family needs through individualized support. Programs include:

  • Family Liaison Officer Program (FLO)
  • Caregiver Support Program
  • Special Compensation for Assistance With Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) Program
  • Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning Programs
  • Recovering Airman Mentorship Program (RAMP)
  • Career Readiness Programs
  • Communication & Outreach Events and opportunities




WHAT IS A RECOVERY TEAM AND WHAT DO THEY DO?


The Recovery Team (RT) is an integral part of the Recovery Coordination Program, providing individualized support, care management and coordination. Key RT members are Recovery Care Coordina-tors, Non Medical Care Managers, Medical Care Case Managers, Commanders and First Sergeants, family members and caregivers.
The RT uses the Continuum of Care to pro-vide services and anticipate the RSMs, caregivers and families needs. The following is a list of services typically provided/coordinated.

  • Comprehensive Recovery Planning
  • Pay and personnel issues
  • Personalized transition assistance
  • Connecting with local and DoD re-sources to meet their needs
  • Warm hand-off with the U.S. Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs
  • Lodging and housing adaptation
  • Child and youth care services
  • Transportation needs




WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED TO WOUNDED WARRIORS BY THE AFW2 PROGRAM?


The AFW2 Warrior Care Support Programs focus on specific personal and family needs through individualized support. Programs include:

  • Family Liaison Officer Program (FLO)
  • Caregiver Support Program
  • Special Compensation for Assistance With Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) Program
  • Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning Programs
  • Recovering Airman Mentorship Program (RAMP)
  • Career Readiness Programs
  • Communication & Outreach Events and opportunities




HOW DO I CONTACT AFW2 MAILING ADDRESS?


HQ AFPC/DPFW ATTN: AFW2 550 C STREET WEST, SUITE 37 JBSA RANDOLPH, TX 78150 CALL US TOLL FREE: 800-581-9437





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

 

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

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK


Give Parent’s a Break is a no-cost program for Air Force families experiencing stresses from PCS, deployment, a newborn child and family difficulties. Give Parents a Break is offered once a month through the A&FRC, Sponsored by Air Force Aid Society! It is held in Bldg 648 (CDC East and Youth and Teen Center). Now opening it up to limited hourly care as well! All patrons must be fully immunized to include a flu vaccine and have a completed health assessment on file. Please call CDC (575) 572-7505 Youth & Teen Center School Age Program (575) 572-1136 to register your child for either GPAB or hourly care (limited spaces!) by noon on the Thursday before the date of care.




BUNDLES FOR BABIES


Class held 4th Friday of the month from 1-4 P.M. Bundles for Babies class is designed to teach soon to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth to college. The class is also a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. After completing the class, parents will receive a gift card from AFAS to help purchase some of baby’s first essentials. This class is open to all ranks of service and is not limited to a first pregnancy.




CHILD CARE FOR PCS


This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress inherently associated with the PCS move process. AFAS will pay for 20 hours of child care (per child) in Air Force certified Family Child Care homes. Air Force families with PCS orders are eligible for this service.




CAR CARE BECAUSE WE CARE


This program is designed to keep the primary family vehicle of a deployed active duty Air Force member in top running condition. AFAS will help provide preventive vehicle maintenance including oil/filter changes, fluid check and replacement and vehicle safety check. Spouses of active duty Airmen deployed away from their duty station for more than 30 days are eligible for the Car Care Because We Care program. Service is limited to once per deployment (maximum of two times per calendar year) and is intended for the primary family vehicle only. The program is also extended to spouses of active duty Airmen assigned to a remote tour, as well as First Term Airmen.




EDUCATION SUPPORT


Higher Education is a key to advancement and future success. Dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree with AFAS education grants, scholarships and loans.





 

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.

WORKSHOPS

SUPERVISOR ORIENTATION - A Supervisor’s 24/7 Resource


Providing an overview of services, this presentation focuses on the nature of the EAP as a voluntary, confidential, and free benefit to employees. In addition, it underscores the EAP as a consultative resource and offers practical tips for dealing with employees when they are experiencing problems in the workplace.




EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION - We Care, Just Call


Providing an overview of services, this presentation focuses on the nature of the EAP as a voluntary, confidential, and free benefit to employees.




ANGER HAPPENS


Anger can lead to behaviors we regret, and it can also affect our health. This presentation focuses on understanding what happens to us when anger is triggered, and ways to address our strong reactions.




BALANCING WORK & PERSONAL LIFE


Parents of children of all ages can learn practical tips for setting and enforcing limits, communicating with kids, identifying when children need professional help, and other essential elements of effective parenting.




BURNOUT & STRESS MANAGEMENT


When someone experiences stress, or when stress lasts too long, it can be harmful; burnout is one possible outcome. This seminar addresses ways to prevent burnout.




CIVILITY IN THE WORKPLACE


Civility is a timely concern, and a civil workplace can help to mitigate stress and increase collaboration. This presentation highlights the importance of civil behaviors, and reviews skills and techniques needed to build and create civility in the workplace.




CONTENDING WITH CHANGE


The seminar is designed to help participants understand the effects of change, assess their own attitudes about change, and learn practical techniques for dealing with change.




TIME MANAGEMENT


This seminar reviews the three keys to time management: remembering, setting priorities and motivation.





ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE

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.





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.

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

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK


Give Parent’s a Break is a no-cost program for Air Force families experiencing stresses from PCS, deployment, a newborn child and family difficulties. Give Parents a Break is offered once a month through the A&FRC, Sponsored by Air Force Aid Society! It is held in Bldg 648 (CDC East and Youth and Teen Center). Now opening it up to limited hourly care as well! All patrons must be fully immunized to include a flu vaccine and have a completed health assessment on file. Please call CDC (575) 572-7505 Youth & Teen Center School Age Program (575) 572-1136 to register your child for either GPAB or hourly care (limited spaces!) by noon on the Thursday before the date of care.




BUNDLES FOR BABIES


Class held 4th Friday of the month from 1-4 P.M. Bundles for Babies class is designed to teach soon to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth to college. The class is also a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. After completing the class, parents will receive a gift card from AFAS to help purchase some of baby’s first essentials. This class is open to all ranks of service and is not limited to a first pregnancy.




CHILD CARE FOR PCS


This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress inherently associated with the PCS move process. AFAS will pay for 20 hours of child care (per child) in Air Force certified Family Child Care homes. Air Force families with PCS orders are eligible for this service.




CAR CARE BECAUSE WE CARE


This program is designed to keep the primary family vehicle of a deployed active duty Air Force member in top running condition. AFAS will help provide preventive vehicle maintenance including oil/filter changes, fluid check and replacement and vehicle safety check. Spouses of active duty Airmen deployed away from their duty station for more than 30 days are eligible for the Car Care Because We Care program. Service is limited to once per deployment (maximum of two times per calendar year) and is intended for the primary family vehicle only. The program is also extended to spouses of active duty Airmen assigned to a remote tour, as well as First Term Airmen.




EDUCATION SUPPORT


Higher Education is a key to advancement and future success. Dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree with AFAS education grants, scholarships and loans.





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. 

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

 

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.





TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

PROGRAM [TAP]

 

MANDATORY PROCESS

GIVE PARENTS A BREAK


Give Parent’s a Break is a no-cost program for Air Force families experiencing stresses from PCS, deployment, a newborn child and family difficulties. Give Parents a Break is offered once a month through the A&FRC, Sponsored by Air Force Aid Society! It is held in Bldg 648 (CDC East and Youth and Teen Center). Now opening it up to limited hourly care as well! All patrons must be fully immunized to include a flu vaccine and have a completed health assessment on file. Please call CDC (575) 572-7505 Youth & Teen Center School Age Program (575) 572-1136 to register your child for either GPAB or hourly care (limited spaces!) by noon on the Thursday before the date of care.




BUNDLES FOR BABIES


Class held 4th Friday of the month from 1-4 P.M. Bundles for Babies class is designed to teach soon to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth to college. The class is also a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. After completing the class, parents will receive a gift card from AFAS to help purchase some of baby’s first essentials. This class is open to all ranks of service and is not limited to a first pregnancy.




CHILD CARE FOR PCS


This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress inherently associated with the PCS move process. AFAS will pay for 20 hours of child care (per child) in Air Force certified Family Child Care homes. Air Force families with PCS orders are eligible for this service.




CAR CARE BECAUSE WE CARE


This program is designed to keep the primary family vehicle of a deployed active duty Air Force member in top running condition. AFAS will help provide preventive vehicle maintenance including oil/filter changes, fluid check and replacement and vehicle safety check. Spouses of active duty Airmen deployed away from their duty station for more than 30 days are eligible for the Car Care Because We Care program. Service is limited to once per deployment (maximum of two times per calendar year) and is intended for the primary family vehicle only. The program is also extended to spouses of active duty Airmen assigned to a remote tour, as well as First Term Airmen.




EDUCATION SUPPORT


Higher Education is a key to advancement and future success. Dependent children and spouses of active duty and retired Airmen can work toward their dreams of a college degree with AFAS education grants, scholarships and loans.





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.  

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





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.  

 

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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