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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.

@HollomanFSS

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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

Cooking Class

Cooking
Classes

The cooking classes are scheduled for:

21 October / 1000-1130 / @ A&FRC, provided by the New Mexico State University Extension

16 November / 1000-1130 / @ A&FRC, provided by the New Mexico State University Extension

 

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.

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.





PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME DEVELOPMENT


Learn to build a targeted resume that showcases your skills that are required for landing the job you want!




NAVIGATING USA JOBS


Learn to navigate the USAjobs website. This class will provide an overview of the USAjobs website. In addition it will show how to write an effective civil service resume using the USAjobs resume builder.




UNDERSTANDING LINKEDIN


Discover how dynamic the LinkedIn website is, how to set up an account and how to use LinkedIn resources.




INTERVIEWING 101


Learn how to prepare for an interview, from researching the company, to asking relevant post-interview questions.





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). 

PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME DEVELOPMENT


Learn to build a targeted resume that showcases your skills that are required for landing the job you want!




NAVIGATING USA JOBS


Learn to navigate the USAjobs website. This class will provide an overview of the USAjobs website. In addition it will show how to write an effective civil service resume using the USAjobs resume builder.




UNDERSTANDING LINKEDIN


Discover how dynamic the LinkedIn website is, how to set up an account and how to use LinkedIn resources.




INTERVIEWING 101


Learn how to prepare for an interview, from researching the company, to asking relevant post-interview questions.





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

EFMP - FAMILY SUPPORT [EFMP-FS]


EFMP – Family Support (EFMP-FS) provides support:

  • Helping families on the path to empowerment by providing information and referral services, non-medical case management, training and other forms of support, such as opportunities for families to connect around a common need or concern
  • Helping relocating families pinpoint and navigate formal programs and services and informal supports, which may have a different title in the new state or fall under a different agency
  • Bridging gaps in programs, services and supports, and helping families understand what's offered, how to determine eligibility and how to apply for benefits and entitlements
  • Providing community enhancement by educational workshops and community events meant to support and provide community engagement to EFMP Families. Notification of events is through a monthly newsletter and the Facebook webpage, https://www.facebook.com/HollomanEFMPFS/
  • Helping families find respite care for their qualifying member through The AF EFMP respite program https://usa.childcareaware.org/
*EFMP Family Support Office # 575-572-7754




EFMP - MEDICAL [EFMP-M]


  • Proactively identifies family members who meet eligibility criteria for enrollment, assists enrolled members with OCONUS or CONUS screening after the member has received their assignment, assists all members with overseas clearance whether enrolled in EFMP or not, assists ADM and family with EFMP reassignment process, EFMP enrollment and EFMP removal. Supports families to ensure they receive the services they require.
*Special Needs Coordinator Office # 575-572-5880, *Special Needs Technician Office # 575-572-7849




EFMP - ASSIGNMENTS [EFMP-A]


  • Provides comprehensive and coordinated medical, education, community support, assignment coordination, and housing accommodation to families enrolled in the EFMP program.
*Holloman Assignments Office # 575-572-1316





 

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

PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME DEVELOPMENT


Learn to build a targeted resume that showcases your skills that are required for landing the job you want!




NAVIGATING USA JOBS


Learn to navigate the USAjobs website. This class will provide an overview of the USAjobs website. In addition it will show how to write an effective civil service resume using the USAjobs resume builder.




UNDERSTANDING LINKEDIN


Discover how dynamic the LinkedIn website is, how to set up an account and how to use LinkedIn resources.




INTERVIEWING 101


Learn how to prepare for an interview, from researching the company, to asking relevant post-interview questions.





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.

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HEART LINK PROGRAM


Held every quarter on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of the Heart Link program is to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. The overall objective is to increase spouse awareness of the mission, customs, traditions, protocol, and support resources and services available to you throughout the Air Force. The Heart Link program is held on a quarterly basis and hosted by the Holloman 49th Wing Commander. We also invite senior leadership spouses and key spouses including the wing commander’s spouse. Since there is so much more to be learned than what we can cover, these spouses are there as another resource throughout the day.




KEY SPOUSE PROGRAM


Training conducted as required. The role of the Key Spouse is designed to enhance mission readiness and resilience, and establish a sense of community. It is a commander’s initiative that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, families, volunteer Key Spouses, Centers, and other installation community agencies. The A&FRC Key Spouse Coordinator provides initial Key Spouse training at least quarterly, or more frequently if needed, using AF standardized Key Spouse training curriculum and is a resource for key spouses.




THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS WORKSHOP


Conducted the 2nd Thursday every other month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop helps attendees learn how to speak their significant other’s, family members, and children’s love language. It includes tips on how to express love when apart.





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.





 

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

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





SPECIAL EVENTS

MILITARTY SAVES WEEK 2019





SAVING & INVESTING


February 25 | 11- Noon




CREDIT REPORTS & SCORES


February 27




BRS/TSP SAVINGS INTO FAIR


March 1





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

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.





DEPLOYMENT/REMOTE SUPPORT SERVICES

EFMP - FAMILY SUPPORT [EFMP-FS]


EFMP – Family Support (EFMP-FS) provides support:

  • Helping families on the path to empowerment by providing information and referral services, non-medical case management, training and other forms of support, such as opportunities for families to connect around a common need or concern
  • Helping relocating families pinpoint and navigate formal programs and services and informal supports, which may have a different title in the new state or fall under a different agency
  • Bridging gaps in programs, services and supports, and helping families understand what's offered, how to determine eligibility and how to apply for benefits and entitlements
  • Providing community enhancement by educational workshops and community events meant to support and provide community engagement to EFMP Families. Notification of events is through a monthly newsletter and the Facebook webpage, https://www.facebook.com/HollomanEFMPFS/
  • Helping families find respite care for their qualifying member through The AF EFMP respite program https://usa.childcareaware.org/
*EFMP Family Support Office # 575-572-7754




EFMP - MEDICAL [EFMP-M]


  • Proactively identifies family members who meet eligibility criteria for enrollment, assists enrolled members with OCONUS or CONUS screening after the member has received their assignment, assists all members with overseas clearance whether enrolled in EFMP or not, assists ADM and family with EFMP reassignment process, EFMP enrollment and EFMP removal. Supports families to ensure they receive the services they require.
*Special Needs Coordinator Office # 575-572-5880, *Special Needs Technician Office # 575-572-7849




EFMP - ASSIGNMENTS [EFMP-A]


  • Provides comprehensive and coordinated medical, education, community support, assignment coordination, and housing accommodation to families enrolled in the EFMP program.
*Holloman Assignments Office # 575-572-1316





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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PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME DEVELOPMENT


Learn to build a targeted resume that showcases your skills that are required for landing the job you want!




NAVIGATING USA JOBS


Learn to navigate the USAjobs website. This class will provide an overview of the USAjobs website. In addition it will show how to write an effective civil service resume using the USAjobs resume builder.




UNDERSTANDING LINKEDIN


Discover how dynamic the LinkedIn website is, how to set up an account and how to use LinkedIn resources.




INTERVIEWING 101


Learn how to prepare for an interview, from researching the company, to asking relevant post-interview questions.





TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

PROGRAM [TAP]

 
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MANDATORY PROCESS

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.





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.  

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.





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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.





 

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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