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Exceptional Family Member Program

Exceptional Family Member Program

The Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. All branches of the military offer EFMP, and each Service includes a variety of personnel, medical and family support functions under the EFMP umbrella.


The portion of EFMP support that is provided by the Air Force Medical Service is known as the Exceptional Family Member Program-Medical (EFMP-M).


Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support component offered by the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC).


EFMP-M works together with the Assignments branch at the Air Force Personnel Center and with installation Military Personnel Section to provide comprehensive and coordinated support for the assignment actions our families frequently experience. This is accomplished through a family member travel screening during relocations.


All three functions work with other military and civilian agencies to enhance the quality of life for families as they relocate around the world with their sponsors.


Additionally, EFMP-FS, EFMP-M and Exceptional Family Member Program Assignments (EFMP-A) strive to ensure Air Force sponsors are assigned in locations that support both the accomplishment of the mission and the well-being of families. EFMP-FS and EFMP-M also work to ensure Department of Defense civilians are employed in locations that meet the needs of the mission and of their families.


EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program administered by the medical community that works with key community agencies to identify active duty sponsors who have family members with special educational or medical needs.


One goal is to protect the Federal entitlements and military benefits of family members as they move around the world with their active duty sponsors. AFPC Assignments, Procedures, and Program (DPAPH) also coordinates reassignments for active duty sponsors when family members’ needs cannot be met in the current location.

An Exceptional Family Member is a family member enrolled is the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System who has a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional-psychological condition that requires ongoing specialized medical or educational services.


Active Duty Air Force sponsors must enroll in the program when one or more of the DOD criteria are met in a family member/dependent in accordance with Air Force Instruction 36-2110, Assignments.


Airmen and Family Readiness Center relocation coordinators may also offer supportive services to Reservists, Guardsmen, and DOD civilians, but they do not enroll families in the program.


Forward completed DD Form 2792 and DD Form 2792-1 (if applicable) with any supporting attachments to the EFMP-M office in the MTF at the base or location where the sponsor’s personnel functions are handled. These enrollment forms are:

-DD Form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical Summary, for medical issues only

-DD Form 2792-1, Exceptional Family Member Special Education/Early Intervention Summary, for educational issues

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