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Airman and Family Readiness Center

The Airman and Family Readiness Center supports mission readiness by helping the Nellis community adapt to the challenges and demands of the military lifestyle. The A&FRC provides Team Nellis personnel and their families with classes, resources, and support for services both on and off base. 

A&FRC Services and Activities:
· Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
· Relocation Services
· Personal and Family Readiness
· Personal Financial Readiness
· Air Force Aid Society
· Employment Assistance
· Transition to Civilian Life
· Personal and Work Life Education
· Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support
· Air Force Families Forever
· Casualty Assistance (located in the Military Personnel Flight, Building 20)
· Voting Assistance
· Volunteering

 

MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR (MFLC)
MFLCs are here to listen and are available to help address deployment/reintegration issues, marriage and relationship issues, stress and anxiety, etc. Except for certain "duty to warn" situations, consultations are anonymous and no records are kept. Nellis personnel call (702) 274-4103 or (702) 724-5772 for an appointment.

Military One Source
1-800-342-9647 (Available 24/7) www.militaryonesource.com
Military OneSource is a U.S. Department of Defense program that provides resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families anywhere in the world. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to users. Military One Source can also arrange for active duty and family members to receive 12 face-to-face counseling sessions free of charge, if counseling is needed.
 
RELOCATION SERVICES
New to the Nellis area or getting ready to PCS? A&FRC Relocation Assistance is available to assist you. Stop by and check out a variety of information on your new community.

Sponsorship Training is available on-line at http://apps.militaryonesource.mil/esat and will make newly assigned sponsors more effective at welcoming new people.
 
Workshops & Resources
· Personalized relocation counseling
·
Childcare for PCS - 20 hours of free childcare regardless if you are coming or going
· Sponsorship Packages - personalized based on needs of incoming member and family members
· Personal Financial Management for budgeting, credit reporting, home-buying, and emergency  assistance
 
 
Helpful Relocation Links
· Useful local contact numbers
· Military OneSource has a wealth of information on relocation, personal finance, family matters, and much more
· Explore Military Installations to learn about your next assignment and access base guides
· Plan My Move is an online moving tool to simplify your PCS
· Nellis Base Housing
· Automated Housing Referral Network is sponsored by DoD
· Personal Property/Transportation Management Resources for your PCS
· Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
· DoD Housing Assistance Program
· Military Youth on the Move
· Change of Address
· Public School search and statistics
· TRICARE Service Area Enrollment
 
 
 
PERSONAL and FAMILY READINESS
The Airman and Family Readiness Center promotes family preparedness through education and participation in readiness support. Families are also provided assistance during extended absences of the military member, emergencies, and natural disasters.

Pamphlets and books discuss how to prepare for deployment, cope with separation, and come back together as a family. A&FRC staff works through units, spouse support groups, and with individuals to provide advice and help.
 
Briefings at Nellis
· Pre-Deployment Briefs: Mandated for deployers. Bring your spouse! The 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 0800 in Building 811
· Welcome Home: Mandated for returning deployed members (spouses welcome) within 72 hours of return and held every Monday and Thursday from 0900-1100 in the Base Chapel Basement, unless it is a holiday.

Services for Deployed Families
· Car Care Because We Care provides a free oil, oil filter, and lubrication for deployments over 30 days
· Give Parents a Break provides free childcare for deployed families once a month
· E-mail Newsletters will keep you in the know!

Special Activities for Deployed Families
· Monthly Activities for Deployed & Remote Families
· Monthly Deployed & Remote Dinners
· Special classes for reintegration, building and maintaining relationships and more!
Contact the Readiness Team at 99FSS.FSH.Readiness@us.af.mil
 
PERSONAL FINACIAL READINESS
The Personal Financial Readiness Program offers information and referral, educational programs and counseling on financial planning, money management, financial assessment, consumer protection and credit management. After evaluating your overall financial situation, the A&FRC staff assists in exploring ways to increase your income, better manage your current income, or save for the future. We offer several classes as well as specialized one-on-one assistance to address your needs. Whether you need assistance with managing your money or want to learn how to invest, we are here to assist!

Individual Assistance
· Budgeting
· Consumer Information
· Credit/Credit Issues
· Retirement Planning
· Debt Management Counseling & Referral
· Car Buying

Workshops Offered
· Moving on Up and Out of the Dorm
· Financial Foundations: Budgeting, Credit, Investing to include Thrift Savings Plan
· Home Buying Seminar

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY (AFAS)
Military members and their families faced with financial emergencies can receive assistance from the Air Force Aid Society. AFAS provides interest-free loans for emergency needs such as basic living expenses, car repair, emergency travel and other personal emergencies. Any active duty military installation can provide assistance if you are not near an Air Force base. Call the Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337 for emergency financial assistance after duty hours or if you're not near a military installation.
 
Active duty personnel, family members, retirees, as well as guard and reserve on active duty orders for more than 15 days are served by this society.
Air Force Aid Society assistance is also opened to ANG Title 32 USC code 502(f), Full-Time Active Guard Reserve (AGR)

Learn more about AFAS and/or begin your request for assistance by completing the AFAS application on-line at www.afas.org.

AFAS also provides educational and family assistance through such services as:
· Car Care Because We Care
· Child Care for PCS
· General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program
· Give Parents a Break
 
PLEASE NOTE: Air Force members stationed at Army or Navy installations are not eligible for any AFAS Community Programs, nor are recruiters, or those in GSUs who are not near an Air Force base participating in Air Force Aid Society programs.

 
EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
The Employment Assistance Program assists with career planning, and improving job search skills. Employment Assistance Services are offered through information, classes, one-on-one assistance, and job skills training to enhance employment.

Workshops
· How to Apply for Federal Employment Professional Resume Writing
· Understanding Spouse Employment
· Job Fairs

Individual Services
· Local Job Announcements
· Resume Review
· Interview Preparation
· LinkedIn Assistance
 
TRANSITON ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Leaving the Air Force? The A&FRC will help ease your transition from military to civilian life. Service members can participate in the Transition Assistance Program three years prior to your transition date. All service members are Congressionally mandated to complete Initial counseling/Pre-separation briefing, Transition Seminar, VA Benefits workshop and Capstone before separating or retiring.  There are several additional resources and workshops available to assist transitioning service members. Call the A&FRC for more information and class dates.
 
For more information regarding Transition contact the Transition Team at 99FSS.FSH.TAP@us.af.mil
 
PERSONAL AND WORK LIFE EDUCATION
Prevention and enrichment programs are offered in various family development areas.

Heart Link--AF 101 for Spouses is a fun-filled day of interactive games, presentations and prizes to help strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. This class is held two times a year.

Key Spouse Program is a partnership between the Key Spouse, unit leadership and the A&FRC. Unit leadership empowers a volunteer to assist with quality of life programs and services directed at family members. Key Spouses are formally appointed by the unit commander, but interested spouses should let their commander know that if/she would like to be a Key Spouse. The A&FRC conduct Key Spouse training quarterly.

Preparation for Parenthood is for expectant parents. The classes are held three times per year. Expectant parents will receive lots of handouts, free samples and a baby bundle at the end of the class. 
 
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Exceptional Family Member Program consists of three components 1) EFMP-Medical, 2) EFMP-Assignments, and 3) EFMP-Family Support. Family Support (EFMP- FS) is designed to provide non-medical case management support to DOD ID card holders and their family members through a variety of Personnel, Medical, and Family Support functions. EFMP-FS is the community support function provided by the A&FRC that includes, but is not limited to, on-and-off base information and referral, parent trainings, support groups, relocation assistance, financial management, respite care, and school information. The Exceptional Family Member Program is standard and mandatory for all DOD active-duty service members. It identifies family members with special medical and/or educational needs.
 
AIR FORCE FAMILIES FOREVER PROGRAM (AFFF)
Air Force Families Forever (AFFF) is a long-term survivor aftercare program established to provide support to family members of deceased Regular Air Force and Reserve Component Airmen who died in an Active Duty, Inactive Duty for Training (IDT), or Annual Training (AT) status and whose relationship was established prior to the Airman’s death. AFFF’s mission is to link families of fallen Airmen to their Air Force Family promoting Survivor resilience, thereby fostering well-being and connectedness.
 
CASUALTY ASSISTANCE
Our mission is to provide prompt reporting, dignified and humane notification, and efficient, thorough, and compassionate service to the Nellis and surrounding military community. We are here to service active duty, retired and dependents in the areas of casualty benefits and the Survivor Benefit Program (SBP).

The Survivor Benefit Program provides peace of mind knowing the election cannot be cancelled because of declining health or advanced age. It provides a tax savings to the member (SBP premiums are not taxed). It provides coverage with the government sharing in the cost of the Plan (subsidized). It provides your beneficiary a guaranteed steady source of income after the member's death with regularly adjustments for inflation, and can NEVER run out. The retiree's pay stops on the date of their death, and SBP is the only means to provide a portion of the retiree's income to the surviving spouse/children.
 
Point of Contact:
Casualty Services and Survivor Benefit Plan
4475 England Ave, Bldg 20, room 120
Nellis AFB, NV 89191

702-652-5972 or 702-652-9428
Fax: 702-652-5274
 
VOTING ASSISTANCE
The purpose of The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure all Service members, their eligible family members, retirees, civilian DOD employees, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and having the tools and resources from anywhere in the world to register and request an absentee ballot. Visit www.fvap.gov for frequent asked questions about absentee ballot the voting process.
 
VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering can be a wonderful way to meet people, explore careers and develop new job skills. The Airman and Family Readiness Center can help connect you with volunteer opportunities that suit your personal interests or career goals.
 
 
Airman and Family Readiness Center
4311 N. Washington Blvd.
Bldg. 312 Suite 102
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
702 652-3327