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Military & Family Readiness Center

The Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) is one part of the overall installation network of support; which promotes personal and family life readiness, as well as mobilization, deployment, economic, and mobility readiness. As one of your first stops upon arriving aboard the installation, the M&FRC offers important resources for you and your family.

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Contact one of our amazing Military Family Life Consultants today.

Classes

What We Offer

Federal Employment

This two-part workshop is designed to provide information on the federal job search process. Part I will teach you how to navigate USAJobs to find the perfect job. Part II will focus on the ins and outs of federal resume building.

Bundles for Babies

Come to the A&FRC's Bundles for Babies event for information on budgeting, WIC Overseas, passports, new parent support, car seat safety and more! Expectant parents will also receive a $50 BX Gift Card to purchase essential baby items. Contact the A&FRC to sign up.

Reintegration Briefing

Monday & Thursday: 9:00-10:00am

Pre-Deployment Briefing

Thursday: 10:00am-11:00am

Deployed Family Event

We invite the spouses and family members of deployed service members to meet, socialize and build relationships to assist during a deployment. Cost is free for all pre-deployers and their families 30 days from departure, members’ families while they are deployed and returning members and families 30 days after deployment. Call for more information.

Heart Link

This event is designed to welcome new Air Force spouses to the Air Force community and provide an introduction into the Air Force culture. Join us for a fun filled day of interactive games, networking and information sharing.

Resume 101

This free workshop is designed to show you how to best showcase your skills! Topics include formatting, writing effective accomplishments, cover letters, and common mistakes. Open to service members, spouses, and family members.

Interviewing insight

Need some tips to nail that next job interview? Join us for this class!

Topics include:

Tips: what employers want, attitude and effort, what to wear
Before: research, FAQs, mock interviews
During: attitude and effort, body language
After: closing the interview, thank you notes

Linkedin

New to LinkedIn? Want to learn how to create a more effective profile? We can help! Learn:

  • how to build a profile
  • what to include on your profile
  • how to network professionally

Other Programs

What We Offer

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY
  • The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is administered through the A&FRC. This service provides emergency financial assistance to active duty Air Force members, Title 10 reservists, Title 32 Air National Guard Airmen, retirees, and their families. The Society provides interest free loans based on situation for needs such as:

    • Basic Living Expenses
    • Emergency Travel
    • Vehicle Expenses
    • Funeral Expenses
    • Medical/Dental Expenses
    • Respite Care

    To apply for AFAS financial assistance, go to www.afas.org click on “How We Help", scroll down to select "Standard Assistance", and select “Apply for Assistance.”


    Additionally, the AFAS supports a number of base programs such as Car Care Because We Care, Give Parents a Break, Bundles for Babies, Heart Link Spouse Orientation, and Military Spouse Employment Scholarship Program.

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Looking for a job can be a daunting task, but you’re not alone when it comes to finding employment. The staff at the Airman and Family Readiness Center are here to help you open doors! Our goal is to ensure you have the information needed to improve the effectiveness of your job search. You’ll be guided through the process from cover letters to how to conduct yourself in an interview. In addition to classes, you can schedule a personal consultation with one of our experts to assist you personally!

Career Classes
Join us in our Employment Workshops! Quarterly we have a different employment class designed to assist you. Classes include Resume 101 (civilian resume), Federal Employment Part 1 (USAJOBS website navigation), Federal Employment Part 2 (federal resumes), Interview Insight (interview skills) and LinkedIn.

Resume Assistance
Ever wonder why you aren’t getting referred for the job you want so badly? We can help you make your resume stand out from all the rest.

Interviewing Skills
Most employers assess a candidate’s value within the first 30 seconds of an interview. We can teach you how to make those 30 seconds the key to opening up employment opportunities.

Personal Assistance
We know the job hunt can be stressful and confusing. When you’re ready to look for work, visit us for valuable consulting. We can help you locate job opportunities and assist you with completing your application and résumé.


HELPFUL LINKS & DOCUMENTS
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM

EFMP Family Support (EFMP FS) is the community enhancement component of the EFMP program. EFMP FS provides a variety of services tailored to the EFMP community on RAF Lakenheath to include the following areas of support: Information and referral services to on and off installation resources, Family needs assessments, Family service plans and non-medical case management, Educational and recreational events, Workshops and activities aimed at promoting resilience, Building community and increasing knowledge and awareness of special needs topics, Provides respite care referrals to installation Community Childcare Coordinator, Provides educational and consultation services to all community members regardless of EFMP enrollment status.

For more information or to speak with an EFMP FS Coordinator, contact the A&FRC at 01638-52-3847. For additional EFMP related information and resources visit https://www.militaryonesource.mil/special-needs or https://daffamilyvector.us.af.mil/membersite/.

KEY SPOUSE PROGRAM

The U.S. Air Force Key Spouse Program (KSP) is an official Air Force Unit Family Readiness Program designed to enhance readiness, personal/family resiliency and establish a sense of Air Force community. Key Spouses are trained volunteers hand-selected by their unit leadership to provide personal, peer-to-peer support for their squadron's families. Their role is to care for families by providing them with information from their squadron's leadership about events, programs, and other available resources. As an official unit representative, they also serve as a point of contact when spouses need to communicate any difficulties they may be experiencing. As fellow military spouses who also live with and adapt to military lifestyle cycles and changes, they are passionate about what they do! Key Spouses are critical team members. They are informed, equipped, and empowered to make a difference on base and in the lives of their squadron's families.

Why is the key spouse program important?

  • Promotes individual, family, and unit readiness and resiliency
  • Establishes and maintains continuous contact with spouses and families
  • Encourages peer-to-peer Wingman support amongst spouses and families
  • Builds family links to leadership
  • Provides an informal sounding board to leadership
  • Strengthens leadership’s support team

What are the key spouse program outcomes?

  • Increased awareness of installation and community resources
  • Identified/resolved issues at lowest levels
  • Enhanced up and down information flow
  • Prepared and supported families during separations/deployments
  • Increased sense of unit support
  • Improved quality of life amongst unit families
  • Increased readiness and retention
  • Enhanced individual and family resilience

The goal is to have a team of trained volunteers who can support your unit’s military families in an official capacity.

If you are interested in having an active role in your squadron as a Key Spouse, please schedule a meeting with your squadron commander in order to obtain an official appointment. (Key Spouses are official commander appointed volunteers who represent the unit and MUST be appointed in writing prior to attending Key Spouse Initial Training.) Volunteers of any gender, age, or rank are encouraged to become Key Spouses.

The Commander’s Desktop Guide provides commanders with information and resources to help units manage their official KSP. The guide is designed to provide a practical approach to develop an effective unit KSP, with tips and tools to assist commanders in recruiting, interviewing and selecting unit Key Spouse(s) and Key Spouse Mentor(s).

The KS and KSM Desktop Guides provide volunteers with guidance, information and resources on how to meet the expectations of their role and vision set forth by their unit commander.


HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS

The Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program is based out of the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

For assistance please contact the A&FRC at 226-3847 for more details.

PERSONAL FINANCIAL READINESS

The RAF Lakenheath Airman and Family Readiness Center, Financial Readiness Program mission is to provide financial foundations at the beginning of a member’s career and develop those foundations across the continuum to improve financial literacy. Airman and Family Readiness Center personnel are available in a group or one-on-one setting for all members of the military community including active duty, reservists, family members, civilian employees, and retirees of any military service. We provide the following

  • Preventative Education: We help develop financial goals and improve money management skills needed to be financially ready for the challenges of military and adult life. Common topics include basic investing, Thrift Savings Plan / retirement planning, credit & debt management, PCS/deployment readiness, student loan management, purchasing a vehicle or home, moving out of the dorms, getting married or divorced and planning for a new baby.

  • Crisis Education: We help provide tools, such as a debt management plan and education to manage financial crisis such as an unexpected emergency, death of a loved one or stressful credit loads.

  • Proactive Education: Learn about how to effectively plan for long-term financial security and wellness. We will assist with planning for long-term goals such as retirement, home buying, education financing, or opening a business.

We have a Certified Financial Planner available for one on one appointments and to provide training and workshops, both at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or at the work site, courtesy of the DoD Office of Financial Readiness Program.

PERSONAL/WORK LIFE

Promotes community wellness and assists with the readiness and resiliency of the force across the life cycle. Our programs provide 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. We focus on promoting, enriching and improving work/home balance, resulting in increased quality of life and resiliency.

Heart Link: The Spouse Orientation Program “Heart Link” is designed to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. The overall objective is to increase retention of members in the Air Force by increasing spouse awareness of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocol, and support resources and services available to them. Spouses will be presented with a Heart Link coin during graduation.

Mini Heart Link: While Heart Link is a Quarterly event, mini Heart Link is designed to introduce new spouses to base agencies, over a virtual platform. Base agencies will provide a summation of their services and programs.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
The RAF Lakenheath Relocation Program provides timely comprehensive relocation services. The program has been developed to incorporate the needs of the military and family members, geographically separated units, DoD civilians and contractors.
We have services from the day you receive your orders until the transition is complete as we understand your unique challenges.
To learn more about any military Installation visit: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving-housing/moving
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Are you considering getting out of the military? If you are within 2 years of separating or retiring, this program is for you! The Transition Assistance Program provides information, skills, and resources for a successful transition from military to civilian life.

Beginning your transition process consist of the following four congressionally-mandated steps:

  • Initial Counseling – This appointment allows the client and the counselor to determine a personalized plan for the transition process

  • Pre-separation Briefing – This delivers detailed information on various benefits and services available to veterans

  • TAP Workshop – A three-day workshop which consist of courses facilitated by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Department of Labor, and Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Capstone – A one-on-one appointment with one of our trained A&FRC staff members to review your Individual Transition Plan and Career Readiness Standards

FAQ
Q. If I begin TAP and then decide to remain in the military, what happens?
A. TAP does not commit you to getting out of the military and you are free to stop at any time. However, it will prevent you from getting out so make sure it’s completed before your terminal leave starts!


Q. Can I do TAP during duty hours?
A. Yes, Service members should be released during duty hours to complete the TAP and exempt from normal duty for the full 24-hour period of each workshop or briefing day and the 12 hours immediately preceding and following each workshop or briefing

Q. I already have a plan, do I have to go through the Transition Assistance Program?
A. Service members who have completed 180 days or more of continuous AD, in the grade of O-6 or below, are required to complete TAP prior to exiting the military

Q. Do I have to do TAP in uniform?
A. No, participants should wear business casual attire

Q. Can I attend TAP virtually?
A. Yes, appointments and workshops are available in-person, via zoom, or online modules

VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The 48th FW Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office is part of the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) and is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization that works to ensure Air Force 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.

The IVA Office offers three main services to assist U.S. citizens with their ability to vote: 1) Assistance with registering to vote by absentee ballot and requesting an absentee ballot; 2) Assistance with completing a back-up ballot in the event an official ballot is not received; 3) Assistance with registering to vote for first time voters. For more information visit fvap.gov, call FVAP at 1-800-438-VOTE, or call the Air Force Total Service Center (TFSC) at 1-800-525-0102 for 24-hour voting assistance.


Installation Voter Assistance Office Contact Information:

Location: Airman and Family Readiness Center (Building 950)
DSN: 226-VOTE (8683) or Commercial: 01638-52-VOTE (8683) or vote9(@)us.af.mil

WING VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PROGRAM

Do you have a passion to help others? Do you want to make a difference or even explore new interests?

Try Volunteering. You will be glad you did! The Volunteer Resource Program enhances volunteerism by creating a central base resource for volunteer recruitment, training and recognition.

If you are interested in volunteering, call at 01638-52-3847 or visit the A&FRC. The Volunteer Resource Coordinator can meet with you to assess areas of interest and provide information on other possible volunteer opportunities.

DEPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM

The Airmen & Family Readiness Center provides information, referral and a variety of resources to help active duty personnel and families meet the challenges of deployments, extended TDY's (30 days or longer) and remote tour assignments. Assistance is provided through a variety of programs before, during and after all mission related separations. Weekly Pre Deployment Briefings are held every Thursday and Reintegration Briefings are held every Monday and Thursday. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend briefings with their active duty sponsor to receive education and information on topics of resilience, personal & family readiness and services available. Additionally, The Airmen & Family Readiness Center offers "Give Parents A Break" vouchers and hosts "Deployed Family Events" routinely throughout the year. Please contact the Readiness NCO or the A&FRC front desk for more information.

CASUALTY/SURVIVOR BENEFITS PROGRAM

The Air Force Casualty program provides prompt, accurate reporting, dignified and humane notification and efficient, thorough and compassionate assistance to family members and other designated persons after a member is placed on a casualty status.

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Military & Family Readiness Center

Building 950

Opening Hours

  • Monday-Thursday*
    7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • *By Appointment Only
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Friday
    7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday
    CLOSED
  • Holiday, Family & Goal Days
    CLOSED

DSN: 226-3847

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