The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is in Bldg. 1113, across from Fowler Park. It offers programs and services for families and single Airmen, including the following.
Relocation Assistance is available for arriving and departing personnel at the A&FRC. Newcomers receive information on the local area including community maps, brochures, school data, crime rates, recreational activities and Heartlink (an interactive and fun spouse orientation). Departing members may access Military OneSource, which provides information about all major DOD installations and surrounding communities, as well as relocation information.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) helps retiring or separating personnel develop a plan for civilian employment using links with community and national employment sources. A three-day TAP workshop is offered monthly for job-search preparation to increase marketability. Job search strategies, the labor market, networking, resume preparation, interviewing skills, how to research companies, and Veterans Affairs benefits and entitlements are just a few of the subjects covered. The Discovery Center offers automated employment services, current job opportunities and on-site registration with state employment services.
Spouse Employment Services helps family members determine career goals, prepare for job searches, write resumes and identify employment leads.
The Volunteer Resource Program offers information on volunteer employment opportunities, training and skills development basewide as well as an attractive incentive program for base volunteers.
Financial Assistance includes counselors who can assist in budget preparation, debt management and resolution of credit problems. The Air Force Aid Society provides direct financial assistance for emergencies and essential living expenses to eligible personnel and families. Referrals are available to local community resources that help supplement the food budgets for Airmen with children.
The Family Readiness Program focuses on offering support to the families of members on a remote tour, deployment or extended temporary duty. Monthly activities and many support programs ensure the military family is not forgotten when the service member gets called away for duty.
Family Life Education offers workshops and referrals for family communication, parenting and personal interest topics such as self-esteem and assertiveness.
A&FRC offers general information and referral for on- and off-base community services. All arrivals are encouraged to visit and learn about services available to help them make Luke AFB their home. Come by and find out why “We’re never the wrong place to go.” For more information, call 623-856-6550.