The Airman and Family Readiness Center is dedicated to ensuring the needs of our military members and their families are identified and addressed through all phases of a deployment.
The pre-deployment phase begins upon assignment to a firm deployment tasking and ends when the Airman/Guardian departs home station. The A&FRC’s responsibility during this phase is to provide a standardized pre-deployment briefing, which is mandatory for the deploying Airman and Guardians, and highly encouraged for family members. A&FRC staff contact family members to inform them of resources and services available if they are unavailable to attend the briefing.
The deployment and sustainment phase refers to the time that the member is away from home station. The member is deployed while the family is “sustained” during the member’s absence. A&FRC programs and services are available to family members to help reduce stress for the duration of the deployment. Information is disseminated by the RNCO and other A&FRC staff individually or in groups via consultations, workshops, newsletters, email and telephone contact.
Hearts Apart Events
Monthly event for families of deployed/remote military members and EFMP families to come together to share experiences, make friendships, and support one another.
Emergency Family Assistance Center
The EFAC is stood up by the A&FRC at the direction of the Installation Commander and serves as a staging area where families can obtain disaster relief and contingency information and services. The EFAC promotes short & long term recovery and the return to a stable environment and mission ready status for DoD personnel and their families following an all hazards incident.
The reintegration/redeployment phase begins 30 days prior to redeployment back to home station and lasts up to 30 days upon return. Consultations are provided by A&FRC staff for families at home station and are typically provided in group settings; walk-in consultations are also available. Reintegration education must be provided within 7 days of return and prior to personal recovery leave.
The post-deployment phase begins 30 days after return to home station and lasts until 180 days following deployment. Services provided focus on reconnecting members with their families, units and communities and presenting information to enhance resilience in our Airmen, Guardians, and their families.
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