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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

  • Ghoulfellow haunts GAFB

    Goblins, ghouls and princesses took to the streets searching for tricks and treats during the 17th Force Support Squadron Trunk or Treat hosted at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Oct. 28.

  • Inaugural ‘Wing It Together’ resiliency event brings base together

    Cold temperatures and brisk winds didn’t stop hundreds from attending the first inaugural ‘Wing It Together Resiliency and Sports Day’ event at Tinker Air Force Base Oct. 27. The event is aimed to build resiliency and focus on it’s four pillars which include mental, physical, social and spiritual.

  • PHOTOS: Team Fairchild holds Fire Prevention Week carnival

    This year’s fire prevention week included Sparky the Fire Dog greeting children and families at a Fire Prevention Week carnival. The Fairchild Fire Department participates in various events throughout fire prevention week to increase awareness about fire safety while also strengthening family

  • PHOTOS: Sparky the Fire Dog Reads to Children at Fairchild Library

    One part of this year’s fire prevention week included Sparky the Fire Dog, the mascot for National Fire Protection Association and Brent Everhart, a Fire Inspector assigned to the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, reading “The Story of Sparky the Fire Dog” to local children and at the library. The

  • Dobbins Fall Festival

    Master Sgt. Andrew Cline, Training NCOIC for the 94th Operational Support Squadron, photographs his wife and children after enjoying a Dobbins Fall Festival event at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., Oct. 14, 2023. The annual event was put on by Dobbins ARB to show appreciation to military personnel

  • Making cents of finances at Laughlin's Military and Family Readiness Center

    As Airmen and their families face challenges unique to the military lifestyle, such as frequent relocations and deployments, it's important to have a financial plan in order to grow a successful future both in and outside of the military.When Airmen are financially stable, they can focus on their

  • Selfridge Family Readiness Group supports Airmen

    Have you wondered how to bridge the gap between your family, home life, and your military service?The Selfridge Family Readiness Group is a volunteer-run, donation-funded, private organization based at Selfridge Air National Guard base. It is responsible for supporting 127th Wing members, and their

  • Airman reflects on his Hispanic heritage

     Imagine hearing tales from your mother risking her life to flee a civil war-torn country to find safety in the U.S. when she was only 20 years old, embarking on the dangerous journey with a group of strangers leaving everything she knew and loved behind.This was the story U.S. Air Force Senior

  • Civilian Resource Center kick-off at Laughlin AFB

    A Civilian Resource Center has been established at Building 190 next to the flight line Oct. 4, 2023.This Civilian Resource Center was opened in order to provide health and overall wellness resources specifically focused on members of the 47th Flying Training Wing Maintenance Directorate, but is

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