General Information

The Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is Aviano’s “one stop” shop for Airmen and families, providing specialized services and support to the total force in a new, state-of-the-art facility located on the flight line which is convenient for all newcomers and the existing base populous. Whether you are looking for assistance with finances, PCS moves, volunteering, employment assistance, Air Force Aid, pre-deployments or reintegration, the A&FRC stands ready to meet your need.

Our business is creating strong and stable Airmen and families through multiple programs and a highly skilled work force who produce bottom up/top down results for Squadron Commanders. The A&FRC manages the by-law Transition Assistance Program for separating or retiring members, is the mandatory point of contact for the wounded warrior program, provides a unique Italian experience for newcomers through a local cultural adaptation class and tour that empowers them not only to survive the Italian culture but to embrace it and thrive.

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  • Wyvern Welcome

    Wyvern Welcome is every Tuesday to help familiarize newbies to Aviano. Active duty members are required to attend; dependents and civilians are highly encouraged to attend. Sign up is required.

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  • Benvenuti Tour

    Every Friday join us for a tour of the local area. The tour is free, but participants pay for their own lunch. Call Wednesday after 1200 for space available on the weekly tour.
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  • Sponsorship

    Become the best sponsor ever! To learn more about this course and when it is offered, click below and head to the AFRC Page in the Grapevine to learn more!

  • Boots to Business

    Presented by the SBA, the program introduces service and family members to the fundamentals of small business ownership, & to the SBA resources available to them.
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  • Plan my Move

    Learn about out-processing time lines & requirements for base agencies (wine, vehicle, pets, etc). Spouses encouraged to attend. Click below and head to the AFRC Page in the Grapevine to learn more

  • Heart Link - Military Spouse 101

    Workshop for spouses with less than 5 years of Air Force affiliation. Click below and head to the AFRC Page in the Grapevine to learn more!
  • Basic Italian Class

    Learn conversational Italian, typical greetings, travel tips, shopping hints & more! Classes take place monthly, 9-11am. Visit the A&FRC for the next class date.

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  • Free Preventative
    Maintenance Voucher

    Receive a free preventative maintenance voucher (up to $70 value) if your spouse has been deployed over 30 days, or if you are a first term Airman at their first duty station. Meeting with a financial counselor is required.

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What we offer

Programs & Workshops

Personal & Work Life

To enhance the individual’s awareness and skills in managing their daily lives, by offering non-clinical one-on-one consultation. Personal and professional development classes are also offered. Promotes resiliency and helps families meet challenges throughout the military life cycle.

Workshops include: Design & Unwind, Military Spouse 101 (Heart Link), Key Spouse Program, 4 Lenses

Personal & Family Readiness

Assists service members and their families in managing the challenges of deployment and separation before, during, and after they occur.

Workshops include: Pre-Deployment Briefing, Reintegration/Reunion, Hearts Apart, Monthly Deployment Dinner, Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS)

Employment Assistance

Assists military, civilian, and family members by providing workshops, classes, individual career guidance, counseling, networking, job searching assistance and local labor market information.

Workshops include: Federal Employment, Interview Skills Workshop, Resume Writing, LinkedIn Workshops

Transition Assistance

Transitioning or separating in 18-24 months?

Follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Complete the Self-Assessment, Individual Transition Plan (ITP), and sign-up for Initial & Pre-Separation Counseling (IC/Pre-Sep) ***See below for Documents*** Email documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will sign you up for IC/Pre-Sep.

Step 2. Attend the 3 day TAP Workshop (you MUST attend IC/Pre-Sep first) The documents required for the TAP Workshop include ITP, Spend Plan, GAP Analysis. ***See below for Documents***

Step 3. Complete your Capstone Review. The documents required for the Capstone include: ITP, Spend Plan, GAP Analysis. ***See below for Documents***

Provides assistance to separating /retiring military members and their spouses who are transitioning from the military to a civilian career. Start the process within 2 years of retirement or 1 year of separation.

Personal Financial Readiness

Provides service members & their dependents with information, education, and one-on-one counseling to meet personal financial needs and goals.

Workshops include: Financial Management, Home Buying Seminar, Thrift Savings Plan Workshop, Blended Retirement System

Workshops on a variety of financial readiness topics can be brought to your unit.

Contact the A&FRC for more information.

Services & Information

Air Force Aid Society

Provides assistance to service members and their dependents in time of need. Services available include: Bundles for Babies, Child Care for PCS Program, Car Care Because We Care, Give Parents a Break, Emergency Loans & Educational Grants.
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Exceptional Family Member Program - Family Support

Guests who are traveling with families will find a home away from home in our 1 and 2 bedroom TLF units. All of the units include full kitchens, living rooms, full baths and washers/dryers. The kitchen is supplied with cookware, dishes, and silverware for guests to use while in the TLF unit. We also have pet friendly units for those guests PCSing with four-legged friends. Free WI-FI is available in all TLF units.

Casualty Services

Provides prompt, accurate reporting, dignified and humane notification, and efficient, thorough and compassionate assistance to the next of kin for as long as needed. The Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) works closely with commanders at all levels and with survivors of retired Air Force members to ensure potential benefits applied in a timely manner. The CAR provides limited casualty services to members of sister services, certain foreign nationals, and civilians.

Survivor Benefit Plan

Military pay stops when a member dies. The SBP is a government program which makes it possible for retiring members to ensure that after their death, their eligible survivors receive a portion of their military retired pay in the form of a monthly annuity. Prior to retiring, each member must decide whether to continue SBP coverage into retirement. If a member chooses (with concurrence of their spouse) not to participate in SBP, an annuity cannot be paid.

Federal Voting Assistant Program

Ensures service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so from anywhere in the world.

Department of Veteran Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs simply known as VA has many benefits and services to assist transitioning service members. Compensation for service-connected disability, education, healthcare and home loan guaranty are among the services that the VA has to offer.

Personal Financial Counseling

Provides confidential financial consultations for individuals and families, referrals to military and community resources, help with credit management and budgeting, and help navigating benefits.

Military & Family Life Counseling

Military Family Life Consultants provide non-medical counseling addressing life skills such as anger management, conflict resolution, parenting, parent/child communication, relationship issues, and marriage enrichment; the military lifestyle, including deployment stress, reintegration, relocation adjustment, separation, coping skills, homesickness, and loss and grief.

To schedule an appointment call A&FRC at +39-0434-30-5407

Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program is designed to connect service members, dependents and civilians with volunteer agencies across Aviano AB. Volunteers have a tremendous impact on the Air Force community and play a crucial role in mission readiness. Get started by attending the Volunteer Orientation held every month and see the professional opportunities available to assist you in your professional progression.



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Mon - Fri
07:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Weekends, Holidays, & Family Days
NOTE: We close at 12:30 PM on the third Thursday of every month for training


Via Pordenone,
52, 33080 Aviano PN, Italy
Building 1431

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