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

  • Work hard play hard: Altus AFB hosts Bring Your Kids to Work Day

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing and the Aviation, Inspiration, and Mentorship team hosted a Bring Your Kids to Work Day at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 3, 2024.This event gave Airmen’s children and families a glimpse into the world of what their loved ones do in the office.

  • Base announces special holiday operating hours for Juneteenth

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The following base gates, facilities and services will have adjusted hours June 19 and 20 in observance of Juneteenth and Air Force Materiel Command Family Day (if not listed, consider it closed): GATES1A (Commissary Gate)June 19 and 20: open 6 a.m. to 7

  • Summer Splash

    Families enjoyed activities, music and food at Post'l Point.

  • Connecting helpers to those who need help

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Asking for help may be a sign of strength, not weakness, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the help that is needed. That’s where the new Wright-Patt Connect program steps in. It provides a single avenue of not just access, but direction to those

  • A Legacy of Service and Family: MSgt Neely

    Master Sgt. Adam Neely, 97th Security Forces Squadron superintendent of logistics readiness, culminated his 21 years of service being retired by his daughter, 1st Lt. Samantha Collins, 81st Medical Group practice manager, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, May 18, 2024.

  • Building Prevention Together: The Integrated Resiliency Office

    Recently, the 17th Training Wing established the Integrated Resilience Office to strengthen and promote the resiliency and readiness of military members through enhancing initiatives that support the overall well-being of service members and their families.

  • Deployment reunites 75th EAS member with family after 16 years

    Motivated by his mother's aspirations for better opportunities in the United States, Richard relocated permanently to Rockford, Illinois, at the age of 10, then later attended Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Aerospace Engineering while his mother and brother remained in Ghana.

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