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.

@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 

 

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.





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





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). 

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





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

CASUALTY & SURVIVOR BENEFITS

 

The Air Force provides casualty assistance to family members and other designated beneficiaries of deceased members. Assistance includes counseling on rights, benefits, and entitlements, completing claim applications for monetary benefits and privileges, and helping to resolve any problems or concerns the next of kin may encounter.

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.

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.





ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE

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.





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.

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.





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

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





SPECIAL EVENTS

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 & 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. 

DEPLOYMENT/REMOTE SUPPORT SERVICES

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.





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





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.





OTHER ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

RELO

 

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]

 

MANDATORY PROCESS

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

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.  

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.





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.





 

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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