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Military and Family Readiness

Military and Family Readiness is a network of programs and services operated by the Defense Department and other federal, state, and community-based agencies and organizations. The Military Family Readiness System promotes military family well-being by offering programs and services that enhance family readiness, resilience and quality of life. Collaboration and integration across the system promotes positive outcomes for service members and their families across the domains of military family readiness, including career, social, financial, health and community engagement.

The Military Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online. To locate your nearest center, please go to the Military and Family Center Locator

For more information on services we provide, please select from one of the buttons below.  

Military and Family Readiness Services


DAF Installation Voter Assistance (IVA) Office at All major Air Force bases have an IVA Office located at the Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC).  Installation Voting Assistance Officers (IVAOs) at M&FRCs and Unit Voting Assistance Offices (UVAOs) are available to provide information and assistance. Contact DAF IVA Offices at IVA Office Contact Information

DAF Voting Assistance Program (VAP) Manager (AFPC/DPFF) PH: 210-565-2034, DSN: 665-2034 Email: 

For more information on voting click the button below. 


Relocation Assistance Program

The goal of the Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) is to ease the personal and family stressors military families experience associated with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) by providing assistance, counseling, sponsorship training, and education throughout all phases of the relocation process. For more information, or to request a sponsor, you can contact your installation’s Relocation Assistance Program.  To find your nearest installation, just click the button below.



 “Want to get in touch? The Airman and Family Division’s Relocation Assistance Program would love to hear from you. Just click  "Contact Us."


Additional Resources

  • Military PCS Toolkit  Relocation is easier when you have the right tools and resources. Find all the resources you need to help make PCS moves easier for service members and their families.
  • Plan My Move Plan My Move creates a custom checklist for your move, filled with information about the tasks you need to complete and how to complete them. Your checklist is tailored to the unique needs that you or your family have. You can save, download and print your list to update during your moving process and use for future moves. 
  • eSponsorship (eSAT) The resources on this page are examples of correspondence/tools you might use during the sponsorship process.

Family Support

Child and Youth Programs The Department of the Air Force Child and Youth Programs assist military and civilian personnel in balancing the competing demands of the mission and family life by catering programs and services for eligible children and youth from birth through 18 years of age.

Spouse State Licensure Moving across state lines creates barriers to career longevity, and those obstacles are heightened by state and career-specific professional license regulations. Licensure portability refers to the ability to transfer a professional license from one state or U.S. jurisdiction to another so that a professional can continue their occupation after relocation.

Spouse Employment Fact Sheet Accelerating the development of interstate compacts to support professional license reciprocity for Military Spouses. 

Commissary Fact Sheet We are changing the commissary funding model to ensure the Defense Commissary Agency can provide the greatest savings possible to patrons. This action cuts grocery prices at the register to achieve at least 25% savings for commissary patrons.

Moving Fact Sheet The Military OneSource PCS & Military Moves page connects service members and their families to everything they need to master PCS moves, from making a move request to getting support for all areas of their move. 

Dislocation Allowance Fact Sheet Dislocation Allowance is a single payment intended to cover the cost service members incur when relocating their household for a PCS move. 

Expanded Military Parental Leave The Expanded Military Parental Leave Program builds on the Defense Department’s support of military families by streamlining and enhancing parental leave.

Five and Thrive Five & Thrive was created to improve quality-of-life challenges our Air and Space Force families face in five focus areas: Childcare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, and Spouse Employment. 


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