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Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
846 Sumner Drive
Dover AFB, DE 19901 

(302) 677-6930
FAX (302) 677-6477
DSN: 445-6930
DSN FAX 445-6477
Email: doverA&FRC@us.af.mil
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays- closed

The Airman and Family Readiness Center serves as a one-stop information and referral center for single, married, active-duty, Guard, Reserves and retired members as well as their families. One of its major functions is linkage--ensuring military personnel and their families are connected with the appropriate services on and off base. Call the Center for assistance anytime you have a question and do not know where to find the answer.
tabInformation and Referral 
An integral function of the family center, information and referral services can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and help locate needed services and programs available both on and off your installation, and national resources.
tabEmployment Resource Center (ERC) 
The ERC offers a wide variety of self-study resources on a variety of topics and can provide general information. Videos and books are also available for your use. Computers can be used to write a resume as well as find out about educational and scholarship information. Internet access is available for relocation, employment, or just to check your e-mail. The ERC provides fax services for job searches, relocation and education. They offer a computer-aided resume writer for your convenience. Relocation information can also be found in the ERC. We welcome and invite you to stop by and take advantage of the ERC.
tabMilitary One Source 
Stateside: 1-800-342-9647
Overseas: 800-3429-6477
www.militaryonesource.com
Military One Source can provide you with information and resources that can help improve many areas of your life, from personal to professional. But Military One Source does more than give you information -- they help you take action with materials that get you thinking and tools that help you set things in motion. This confidential service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If counseling is needed, Military One Source can arrange for you to receive 6 face-to-face counseling sessions free of charge.
tabTransition to Civilian Life 
Worried about your benefits, employment opportunities, job interviews? The Congressionally-mandated 5-Day TAP Seminar can alleviate many of these concerns. In addition, staff members can answer many of your questions and give you tips on employment procedures. This seminar is sponsored by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, the Department of Labor-Employment Security Division and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is designed to assist military members and their spouse's transition from a military to civilian career. Service members within 180 days of separation or retirement receive priority consideration. Once members have completed their preseparation counseling, retirees can sign-up for this seminar two years prior to retirement, and separatees one year prior to separating. Areas of concentration include: Personal Appraisal; Personal Financial Responsibility, Resume/Interviewing Skills; Researching; VA Benefits; and Current Labor Market Trends.
tabCasualty/SBP 
The Air Force provides casualty assistance to family members and other designated beneficiaries of deceased members. Casualty assistance includes counseling regarding rights, benefits and entitlements. Completing claim applications for monetary benefits and privileges and helping to resolve any problems or concerns the next-of-kin may encounter. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call (302) 677-4608.
tabSchool Liaison Specialist 
The School Liaison Specialist is the central point of contact between Dover AFB and the local school system. The School Liaison Specialist will assist you in making your child's educational transition as smooth as possible. Contact number is 677-6383

School Liason Program Brochure

Exceptional Family Member Program- Family Support (EFMP-FS)

This program is designed to give information to military families with members in need of special assistance. The EFMP Coordinator provides resources from local, state/county, and federal agencies, both educational and medical to accommodate the special needs member and their family. Please feel free to contact Sonya R. Dyer at (302) 677-6376 for assistance.
tabAir Force Families Forever 
A long-term aftercare program established to provide proactive outreach to family members who have lost a loved one that was, at the time of death, servicing on Active Duty in the Air Force. The objective is to provide resources, support and information to help survivors adapt to life without their loved one.
tabAirman & Family Readiness Center Services and Activities 
The Center offers services and activities through classes, groups, in units and to individuals in the following areas:
· Relocation Services
· Employment Assistance
· Air Force Aid Society
· Personal Financial Management
· Personal & Work Life 
· Volunteerism
· Readiness
· Transition to Civilian Life
- Casualty/SBP
- School Liaison Specialist
- Military & Family Life Consultant

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES INFO


New Spouses to Dover AFB

AF Spouse Handbook
tabRelocation Services 
The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers programs and services to help mitigate stress and challenges of moving to a new area. Up-to-date information on inbound and outbound locations to include schools and higher institutions education/technical training, housing, labor market, health care choices, recreation and other pertinent topics. Contacting the A&FRC is an excellent first step in exploring the right options for you and your family.

Relocation links:
www.militaryonesource.mil
http://planmymove.mhf.dod.mil
www.ahrn.com
MilitaryKidsConnect.org

"E" Sponsorship Program

Taking care of our newly assigned and soon to be assigned folks is so very important. Being a good sponsor is one of the most important yet underappreciated roles you can take as a military member. Sponsorship training is required for all sponsors. Being a great sponsor does so much to relieve the tension and anxiety of moving and settling in at a new or first duty station. E-Sponsorship Training is your first source for sponsorship needs. All of the resources for training and post training tools and information are available through this online resource. "E" Sponsorship Application & Training: http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/esat.

Installation
tabVolunteerism 
Visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center if you are interested in volunteering on base or downtown. The base-wide Volunteer Resource Program is designed to fully utilize and recognize the contributions of volunteers at Dover. One of its primary functions is to help base volunteer agencies meet their needs and to help individuals find volunteer positions that best suit personal interests or career goals. Child care for some volunteer positions is available through the Child Development Center or a Family Day Care provider.
tabReadiness 
The Airman and Family Readiness Center promotes family preparedness through education and participation in readiness support functions. Families are provided assistance during extended absences of the military member while deployed or remote, emergencies, and natural disasters. Pamphlets, books and videos discuss how to prepare, cope and come back together as a family. Center staff works through units, spouse support groups and with individuals to provide advice and help. Other materials help single people, who have different issues, prepare for deployment. The Center offers Morale Calls, Car Care and Give Parents a Break for families that have a deployed/remote member. A videophone and digital camera are also available. The Center also hosts monthly activities for deployed and remote families such as Quarterly dinners, Bowling Day, Operation Pillowcase, and Photo with Santa. Deployed/remote families are notified and encouraged to participate in these events.
tabAir Force Wouned Warrior (AFW2) 
The Air Force is committed to providing the highest level of support to our combat-related wounded, ill and injured Airmen and their families. To fulfill this commitment, the Air Force Wounded Warrior and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center work together to ensure professional, personalized care and assistance are provided in a timely and effective manner. Read our brochure for what we provide wounded warriors.

AF Wounded Warriors Program- www.woundedwarrior.af.mil

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tabEmployment Assistance
The training and information provided can help you identify and reach your employment and career development goals, manage employment challenges associated with a mobile lifestyle and develop job search skills. Centers provide career planning classes, career counseling, local labor market information, employment trend tracking, skills and interest's identification, job bank referrals, resources for self employment and much more.
tabAir Force Aid Society
www.afas.org/index.cfm
Military members and their families faced with financial emergencies can receive assistance from the Air Force Aid Society. AFAS provides interest-free loans and other assistance with emergency needs for items such as basic living expenses, car repair, emergency travel, and other personal emergencies. Before you borrow money at a high interest rate from a local financial institution, see if you qualify for a no-interest AFAS loan. Any military installation can provide assistance if you are not near an Air Force base. Call the Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337 for financial assistance after duty hours or if you're not near a military installation. The AFAS also funds many special programs offered through the FSC and other base agencies.
tabPersonal Financial Management
The Airman and Family Readiness Center staff provides information, education, and personal financial counseling to help individuals and families maintain their financial stability and reach their financial goals. Seminars, classes, and individualized guidance are offered in the areas of budgeting, credit/debt management, home-buying, saving, investing, consumer protection, and general money management. Subject-matter experts work closely with base leadership to provide classes and individual counseling in areas of specific need. The approach is proactive and involves base and local community representatives in program development. Contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center for programs of interest.
tabPersonal & Work Life
Provides you with information and education about a variety of life cycle issues to assist you in developing resilience skills that assist in navigating a mobile military life style. Includes parenting, healthy relationships, and communication skills, among others, to help you strengthen your interpersonal competencies and social relationships.
tabMilitary & Family Life Consultant
MFLCs are here to listen and are available to help address deployment/reintegration issues, marriage and relationship issues, stress and anxiety, etc. Except for certain "duty to warn" situations, consultations are anonymous and no records are kept. Dover AFB personnel can call (302) 379-6411 for an appointment.
tabEmergency Evacuation
What happens when you're faced with evacuation?
When there's a major evacuation caused by an emergency such as an earthquake, hurricane, flood or wildfire, Air Force has created a method to ensure that we know you are safe and secure, your immediate emergency needs are met, and your whereabouts are known. This program is called the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System.

AFPAAS, for short, provides valuable information to all levels of the Air Force chain of command, allowing commanders to make strategic decisions which facilitate your return to your home base or home.
AFPAAS allows you to do the following:
- Report where you are located
- Provide the case managers with emergency contact information
- Identify your specific emergency needs

AFPAAS

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