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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

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.

MILITARY AND FAMILY NEWS

  • Osan AB employs efficiency, streamlines success with FTEC

    The 51st Fighter Wing has introduced a three-day First Term Enlisted Course aimed at equipping U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Space Force Guardians with essential training and resources to be successful at their first duty station of Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.FTEC was previously a week-long

  • Financial counselors assist Airmen with mission readiness

    Airmen train year-round to ensure they have the technical, physical, and mental skills to ensure they are combat ready. Being mission ready though deals with more than just the capacity to do one’s job; an Airman’s finances can have a huge impact on their ability to serve.

  • 86 AW commander reads to RAB children

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Otis C. Jones, 86th Airlift Wing commander, reads “Tuskegee Airmen” during story time at the Ramstein Library on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 8, 2024. Jones shared stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and their historical significance during World War II. (U.S. Air Force

  • 33rd FW hosts spouse immersion

    The 33rd Fighter Wing hosted 16 spouses for an immersion Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, to integrate them with the Nomad mission and enable them to educate other spouses on what they learned.  

  • Through It All

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – For some, introduction to the military life is jarring, intimidating and foreign. For a military brat, such as myself, the adjustment is minimal. The military has been at the center of my life for 18 out of 20 years, and those years shaped me into the Airman that I am today.

  • AMC’s Warrior Heart initiative spreads to Fairchild Air Force Base

    U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Brinkley delivered presentations on developing a “Warrior Heart” culture at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Jan. 16, 2024.The seminars promoted Gen. Mike Minihan’s, commander of Air Mobility Command, initiative to embrace a Warrior Heart culture

  • Why I stay: Chief Master Sgt. Carlos F. Damian

    Chief Master Sgt. Carlos Francisco Damian currently serves as the command chief for the 37th Training Wing. His journey is a testament to the values of discipline and resilience.

  • Serving side-by-side: Father and son bond on dual deployment mission

    Navigating the twists and turns of military life can be like embarking on an exciting adventure where each challenge is a unique piece of a puzzle. While civilians settle into their typical daily grind, men and women in uniform continue to embark on adventures that are anything but ordinary.

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