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

  • 54th HS spouses orientation flight

    Three UH-1N Iroquois ,“Huey”s, assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron fly in formation during a spouse orientation flight over Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 9, 2023. During the flight, spouses received an aerial tour of MAFB’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st

  • Wing shows support for reservists through annual family day celebration

    Service members and their families gather in Centennial Park at Hill Air Force Base as part of a family day hosted by the 419th Fighter Wing Sept. 9, 2023. The annual event welcomes service member's families to enjoy an afternoon of food and games while learning more about family support resources.

  • New chaplain team takes over at Osan

    OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Six new chaplains joined the 51st Fighter Wing Chaplain Corps to fulfill an essential role in providing spiritual support, religious services, and guidance to Airmen and leaders of all faiths at Osan.

  • 97 AMW: We ARC here for you

    Personnel from the newly renovated Airmen Resiliency Center share several programs available to support Airmen at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

  • Quilted valor: Special Agent shares 24-year legacy

    In late July, Chief Master Sgt. Kelly Luzum, OSI Region 3's leading enlisted Special Agent, was recognized for his military service by his hometown with a quilt, handcrafted by two fellow Iowans—both a tribute to his career and a reminder that the community cherishes its own.

  • Single Service Members 'dive' into the BOSS Program

    Enlisted personnel from across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst took part in the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Service Members event on July 29, 2023, at Army Support Activity Fort Dix.The event encompassed the initial stages of acquiring scuba diving certification under the guidance of

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