Airman & Family Readiness Center

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Airman and Family Readiness Center, Grand Forks Air Force Base


The Airman and Family Readiness Center is all about Readiness... 
Our goal is to provide Airmen, supervisors, commanders and family members with the information, services and resources available to successfully adapt to the unique and sometimes difficult stressors of military life; and to assist in the preparation of transition to civilian life. 

Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time member of the Grand Forks team, you are encouraged to visit us at 575 Holzapple Street (Building 207) or give us a call at 747-3241 to find out more about the many programs we offer. 

Welcoming Newcomers to Grand Forks Air Force Base
We would like to assist you in your new surroundings by offering a variety of resources, programs, and information to include: 

Newcomer’s Orientation Seminar held the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. 

The Newcomer’s Orientation Seminar is a commander directed program. It is designed for all inbound military personnel, spouses of military members and civilian employees who recently arrived at Grand Forks AFB. 

The goal is to provide useful information about living in this region of the United States, while having fun and staying safe. Whether you are returning to Grand Forks or arriving for the first time, plan to attend Newcomer’s and find out more about your new home. 

The Loan Locker should be your first stop when setting up your temporary household while waiting for your household goods to arrive. Some of the items include futons (a foam mattress approximately single bed size), folding tables and chairs, irons and ironing boards, dishes, cooking utensils, toasters, and many baby items such as highchairs, port-a-cribs, and car seats. All items are loaned free of charge to military personnel and their families

Child Care for PCS. A PCS move is stressful for adults as well as children. The intent of this Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) program is to provide Moms and Dads the opportunity to have their children cared for in a calm, safe environment while they are transitioning in or out of Grand Forks AFB. This is never more essential than while you’re packing/unpacking, out-processing/in-processing, house hunting, or attending briefings. 

PCSing active-duty military members are eligible to receive up to twenty (20) hours of child care, which is provided through on-base licensed Family Child Care providers. Visit your Airman & Family Readiness Center to obtain your certificate. 


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