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.
Personal Work Life
Offers programs/services designed to enhance the individual's knowledge, skills, and abilities to anticipate and meet challenges throughout various stages of the military family life cycle. Services include: one-on-one assessment counseling, crisis intervention, information and referrals, track and trend data, design activities based on identified needs/strengths of the community, Air Force 101/Heart Link for spouses new to the military and Key Spouse Program.
Assessment/Crisis Counseling is a short-term consultation for individuals, couples, and families. This counseling is geared to facilitate understanding, build skills, and increase effectiveness of daily living. You will also learn how to relate to others and discuss coping with major life events. Specific areas of concern may include grief, communication, divorce, moving, etc. Referrals are made to on- and off-base agencies as needed.
Military spouses join the military without taking the oath, but they are important members of the AF team. New military spouses may soon discover that their AD spouse will soon deploy or they are about to PCS, but they may not be sure what a deployment or PCS means let alone what it involves. Heart Link orients new spouses (married less than 5 years) about military life as a member and family member. Child care is available for this workshop.
The Key Spouse (KS) is a trained volunteer, appointed by the Commander, who establishes a credible, informal support network at the “grass roots” level. Key Spouses maintain contact with deployed family members and provides peer to peer support to all Airmen and families in the unit. The KS helps unit leadership better address spouse/family issues and concerns.
Facility Documents & Information
Save time by downloading and completing all the required registration documents in advance. Relocation documents are located here!
Know Your Benefits
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. You earned these benefits based on your military service. Some of these benefits require an application process.Do you know the timeline, requirements and criteria for each of the benefits? Are you within a year of your separation or retirement? Are you within a 180 days (or less) from separating or retiring? Don’t delay, know your VA benefits. Call A&FRC for a one-on-one appointment with the VA representative.