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.
Relocation assists to eliminate the stress associated with frequent moves by providing more assistance planning, inbound/outbound relocation services, and relocation workshops.
Workshops include: Newcomers Orientation, Sponsor Training, Plan My Move, Cultural Adaptation Class, Basic Italian Class.
See more information on relocation on our First 31 PCS page: https://www.31fss.com/first-31-pcs-welcome
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
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, Aviano Employment 101, Resume Writing
See more information about Professional Opportunities at Aviano here: https://www.31fss.com/professional-opportunities
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.
Workshops include: Pre-Separation Briefing, 5-Day Transition GPS Seminar, Capstone
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.
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. For more information, visit this website: http://afas.org/
Exceptional Family Member Program – Family Support
Provides community support function including on and off base information and referral, parent training, support groups, relocation assistance, financial management and school information. The EFMP-FS coordinator is available to ensure each family receives comprehensive family support through the military and/or civilian community.
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 Assistance 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.
Flightline, Bldg. 1431
DSN: 632-5407 / COMM: 0434-30-5407