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

  • Service Members find hope in Sean's Room

    Service members from across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst gathered to celebrate the official opening of Sean’s Room at the 305th Air Mobility Wing's Passenger Terminal on October 10, 2023.The ribbon-cutting ceremony was officiated by Gen. Mike Minihan, Air Mobility Command commander, along with

  • Survey Says: The Jastrzembski’s Family Feud

    Can the Jastrzembski’s families' larger-than-life personalities handle the bright lights of the ever-popular game show Family Feud? Survey says…Yes!Master Sgt. Jason Jastrzembski, 434th Military and Family Readiness, readiness Flight Chief, along with his brother Sgt. 1st Class Steve Jastrzembski,

  • Base announces special holiday operating hours for Columbus Day

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The following base gates, facilities and services will have adjusted hours in observance of Air Force Materiel Command Family Day on Oct. 6 and Columbus Day on Oct. 9 (if not listed, consider it closed):GATES1A (Commissary Gate)Oct. 6 and 9: open 6 a.m. to 7

  • Ramstein hosts 59th Bazaar

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jamil Musa, 86th Airlift Wing deputy commander, thanks the Kaiserslautern Military Community, volunteers and customers at the ribbon cutting for the Ramstein Bazaar at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2023. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the bazaar, which is

  • Ramstein hosts memorial ruck, mini-marathon events

    Medals are displayed on a table before a marathon event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2023. The Ramstein Northside and Southside Fitness Centers hosted a half-marathon including 1km, 5km and 10km runs giving Kaiserslautern Military Community members the opportunity to compete in various

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