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

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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.

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.





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). 

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.





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

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





 

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

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.





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.

IN-PROCESSING


In processing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen for Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all hand carried medical, dental and educational records will be collected by the customer support representative.




IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO HAND CARRY


Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, social security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records.




SPONSORSHIP


Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor. To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Helping with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Going with service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
  • Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
  • Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Ease the transition for inbound members and their family members
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact the installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.




TEMPORARY MAILING ADDRESS


Temporary mailing address is: Name, General Delivery, Holloman AFB, NM 88330. Before using temporary mailing system, you must call DSN 572-3842 ( 575-572-3843 commercial) and ask to be placed on list to hold mail. You must also provide an approximate arrival date. Mail will held and can be picked up at the U.S. Post Office on Holloman after arrival using ID




PLAN MY MOVE


Plan My Move seminar is a two hour classroom briefing that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers. Program tailored to help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you're traveling solo or taking your family with you, so that you can seize the adventure of your move and make it as smooth and seamless as possible.




LOAN LOCKER


For active-duty members and their families, one of the stressors of the military lifestyle is moving to a new installation and awaiting the arrival of their household goods. The Loan Locker provides temporary household items such as dish kits, coffee pots, and pots and pans for service members and their families during relocation. This is a great resource to utilize when you arrive at your next duty station or are about to make a permanent-change-of-station move and your household items are packed up or haven’t arrived yet. The Loan Locker’s normal operating hours are 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, but military members may borrow items whenever the A&FRC is open.





ADOPTION & FOSTER WORKSHOP


Conducted the 2nd Thursday every other month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thousands of children across New Mexico are in need of foster and adoptive families to provide them with a loving caring home. This workshop will guide attendees through the process and provide information, answer questions about the process to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent.




LIVING WITH A SHIFT WORKER WORKSHOP


Conducted the 3rd Thursday every other month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A great place for spouses to learn how to cope with the active duty spouse who works shifts. This workshop brings the base physiologist over to share skills that will ease some of the stress that comes with living with a shift worker.




TRUE COLORS PERSONALITY PROFILE WORKSHOP


Conducted upon request at your location or the A&FRC True Colors Personality Program is an easy, entertaining, user friendly way to identify your full color spectrum to better understand yourself and others. Its mission is to foster healthy, productive relationships and organizations whose esteem and success flow from the natural gifts and talents of each person. Key benefits of this interactive process include enhanced understanding of self and others and the appreciation of differences within each of us. Used appropriately, the process can result in reduced conflict and more productive relationships. And it is fun!





 

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

IN-PROCESSING


In processing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen for Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all hand carried medical, dental and educational records will be collected by the customer support representative.




IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO HAND CARRY


Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, social security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records.




SPONSORSHIP


Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor. To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Helping with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Going with service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
  • Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
  • Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Ease the transition for inbound members and their family members
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact the installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.




TEMPORARY MAILING ADDRESS


Temporary mailing address is: Name, General Delivery, Holloman AFB, NM 88330. Before using temporary mailing system, you must call DSN 572-3842 ( 575-572-3843 commercial) and ask to be placed on list to hold mail. You must also provide an approximate arrival date. Mail will held and can be picked up at the U.S. Post Office on Holloman after arrival using ID




PLAN MY MOVE


Plan My Move seminar is a two hour classroom briefing that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers. Program tailored to help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you're traveling solo or taking your family with you, so that you can seize the adventure of your move and make it as smooth and seamless as possible.




LOAN LOCKER


For active-duty members and their families, one of the stressors of the military lifestyle is moving to a new installation and awaiting the arrival of their household goods. The Loan Locker provides temporary household items such as dish kits, coffee pots, and pots and pans for service members and their families during relocation. This is a great resource to utilize when you arrive at your next duty station or are about to make a permanent-change-of-station move and your household items are packed up or haven’t arrived yet. The Loan Locker’s normal operating hours are 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, but military members may borrow items whenever the A&FRC is open.





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

IN-PROCESSING


In processing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen for Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all hand carried medical, dental and educational records will be collected by the customer support representative.




IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO HAND CARRY


Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, social security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records.




SPONSORSHIP


Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor. To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Helping with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Going with service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
  • Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
  • Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Ease the transition for inbound members and their family members
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact the installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.




TEMPORARY MAILING ADDRESS


Temporary mailing address is: Name, General Delivery, Holloman AFB, NM 88330. Before using temporary mailing system, you must call DSN 572-3842 ( 575-572-3843 commercial) and ask to be placed on list to hold mail. You must also provide an approximate arrival date. Mail will held and can be picked up at the U.S. Post Office on Holloman after arrival using ID




PLAN MY MOVE


Plan My Move seminar is a two hour classroom briefing that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers. Program tailored to help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you're traveling solo or taking your family with you, so that you can seize the adventure of your move and make it as smooth and seamless as possible.




LOAN LOCKER


For active-duty members and their families, one of the stressors of the military lifestyle is moving to a new installation and awaiting the arrival of their household goods. The Loan Locker provides temporary household items such as dish kits, coffee pots, and pots and pans for service members and their families during relocation. This is a great resource to utilize when you arrive at your next duty station or are about to make a permanent-change-of-station move and your household items are packed up or haven’t arrived yet. The Loan Locker’s normal operating hours are 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, but military members may borrow items whenever the A&FRC is open.





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

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.





OTHER ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

RELO

 

IN-PROCESSING


In processing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen for Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all hand carried medical, dental and educational records will be collected by the customer support representative.




IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO HAND CARRY


Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, social security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records.




SPONSORSHIP


Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor. To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Helping with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Going with service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
  • Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
  • Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Ease the transition for inbound members and their family members
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact the installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.




TEMPORARY MAILING ADDRESS


Temporary mailing address is: Name, General Delivery, Holloman AFB, NM 88330. Before using temporary mailing system, you must call DSN 572-3842 ( 575-572-3843 commercial) and ask to be placed on list to hold mail. You must also provide an approximate arrival date. Mail will held and can be picked up at the U.S. Post Office on Holloman after arrival using ID




PLAN MY MOVE


Plan My Move seminar is a two hour classroom briefing that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers. Program tailored to help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you're traveling solo or taking your family with you, so that you can seize the adventure of your move and make it as smooth and seamless as possible.




LOAN LOCKER


For active-duty members and their families, one of the stressors of the military lifestyle is moving to a new installation and awaiting the arrival of their household goods. The Loan Locker provides temporary household items such as dish kits, coffee pots, and pots and pans for service members and their families during relocation. This is a great resource to utilize when you arrive at your next duty station or are about to make a permanent-change-of-station move and your household items are packed up or haven’t arrived yet. The Loan Locker’s normal operating hours are 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, but military members may borrow items whenever the A&FRC is open.





TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

PROGRAM [TAP]

 

MANDATORY PROCESS

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





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





IN-PROCESSING


In processing begins at your unit. Immediately upon arrival at Holloman, notify your sponsor and/or report to your unit orderly room. Your unit will direct you to the Military Personnel Flight. A mandatory appointment will be given to all airmen for Holloman Newcomers Orientation (HNO). In addition, all hand carried medical, dental and educational records will be collected by the customer support representative.




IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS TO HAND CARRY


Important documents to hand carry include your orders, lodging confirmation number, sponsor's phone number, commander's phone number, birth certificates, marriage license, social security cards, car registration, pet health certificates and vaccination records, school records and immunizations records.




SPONSORSHIP


Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status. We also recognize that the service member isn’t the only one affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become a sponsor. To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their duties including:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Staying in contact with the service member throughout the moving process
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing information about resources
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Helping with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Going with service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if it’s available
  • Familiarizing service members and families with the installation and key locations, like the commissary
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:
  • Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Ease the transition for inbound members and their family members
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Improve morale
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact the installation’s Relocation Assistance Program office at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.




TEMPORARY MAILING ADDRESS


Temporary mailing address is: Name, General Delivery, Holloman AFB, NM 88330. Before using temporary mailing system, you must call DSN 572-3842 ( 575-572-3843 commercial) and ask to be placed on list to hold mail. You must also provide an approximate arrival date. Mail will held and can be picked up at the U.S. Post Office on Holloman after arrival using ID




PLAN MY MOVE


Plan My Move seminar is a two hour classroom briefing that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps for both experienced and first-time movers. Program tailored to help make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information. Assistance is available for every stage of your PCS, whether you're traveling solo or taking your family with you, so that you can seize the adventure of your move and make it as smooth and seamless as possible.




LOAN LOCKER


For active-duty members and their families, one of the stressors of the military lifestyle is moving to a new installation and awaiting the arrival of their household goods. The Loan Locker provides temporary household items such as dish kits, coffee pots, and pots and pans for service members and their families during relocation. This is a great resource to utilize when you arrive at your next duty station or are about to make a permanent-change-of-station move and your household items are packed up or haven’t arrived yet. The Loan Locker’s normal operating hours are 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, but military members may borrow items whenever the A&FRC is open.





 

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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