Airman & Family Readiness Center:
Building 606, Room 140
Hours: Monday – Friday 0730-1630, closed on holidays, family days
The Airman and Family Readiness Section (A&FRS) serves as the readiness focal point in assisting active duty military, their family members, retirees, and DoD civilians in achieving personal/interpersonal success and adapting to the military way of life. A&FRS achieves this by offering a wide range of services and programs. One of its major functions is linkage—ensuring their customer base is connected with the appropriate services on and off base by establishing partnerships with base leadership, base organizations, and community agencies.
- Leadership Consultation
The Community Consultant’s mission is to work collaboratively with commanders, units, and partner agencies to build stronger communities that promote self-sufficiency and enhance mission readiness, retention, and adaptation to the military way of life by providing measurable and effective services. Contact your consultant for unit service planning.
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
a. Informs and educates EFMP families and leadership about EFMP, emphasizing available community support services.
b. Refers Airmen and Family members to support services and advocacy assistance.
c. Refers Airmen and Family members to EFMP-Medical (SNIAC) for screening and enrollment.
d. Networks with installation EFMP-Medical to provide referral and support community resources.
e. Coordinates resource directory of local, state/county and federal agencies, both educational and medical.
f. Markets and publicizes EFMP program to dispel the myths and increase enrollment.
g. Provides a continuum of care to facilitate a seamless transition from installation to installation.
- Casualty Assistance
Casualty Assistance Office is responsible for providing prompt and accurate casualty reporting; dignified and humane casualty notifications to surviving families; and finally ensures efficient, thorough and compassionate follow-on NOK assistance for as long as is needed.
- Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)
SBP is a means of continuing retired pay after retiree dies. Military pay stops when a member dies. Participation in SBP (a Government subsidized program) makes it possible for retiring members to ensure that after their death, their eligible survivors receive a portion of their military retired pay in the form of a monthly annuity.
- Personal and Family Life
•Bundles for Babies
•Heart Link Spouse Orientation
•The 4 Lenses
Whether you are a transitional member or spouse looking for employment, your Community Readiness Consultant can assist you with job searching, interviewing, and resume writing. Consultants also provide several free vocational assessments, Annual Job Fair Medical Records Review Pre-Separation Counseling Resume Writing Class Ten Steps to a Federal Job Transition Assistance Program (TAP) The New Millennium Job Search Veterans Benefits Briefing Employment Networking Group Mock Interviews One on One Assistance.
We provide Inbound and Outbound services such as Newcomers’ Orientation, One-on-one assistance, local area information, eSponsorship, sponsor Packages, Discovery Center, and information & referral from websites such as Military HOMEFRONT & Military One Source
- Financial Management
Consultants are eager to assist members in gaining the necessary skills to practice good financial management. The following can be provided individually or in a class setting (at unit request)
•“Brown Bag” Financial Basic
•Budgeting Credit Report & Identity Theft
•Education Investment Education
•Money & Relationships
•Power Pay Debt Reduction Information
- Information and Referrals
Should you visit our center for an issue that is outside our scope of practice, we will provide you with a referral resource so that you do not leave empty handed. The Airman and Family Readiness Section also publishes: Command Referral Guide, an exhaustive listing of Buckley’s helping agencies and services provided.
- Military Relief Processing (Air Force Aid, Army Emergency Relief, and Navy/Marine Corps Relief Societies)
- Military Life Consultant
A Military Family Life Consultant (MFLC) (720-670-7831) is also available to speak with you one-on-one with the ability to meet you anywhere on or off –base, excluding your home.