Military & Family Readiness Center
The Military & Family Readiness Center (M&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 M&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 M&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 is held every Wednesday at the Mass Briefing Facility. Active duty and GS civilians are required to attend; dependents are highly encouraged to attend. Sign up is required.
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.
Call to schedule
Programs & Workshops
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
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)
Offering service members of all branches & their dependents financial information, education, and one-on-one counseling to meet personal financial needs and goals.
Unit Financial Readiness Training: Workshops on a variety of financial readiness topics like Saving & Investing, Thrift Savings Plan & BRS, Money Management, Car
Buying, Credit Management, and many more topics can be brought to your unit.
Contact the M&FRC to discuss your unit’s financial education needs.
DoD Financial Touch Points: Members reaching a DoD Financial touch point can contact the M&FRC to accomplish this mandatory training. These Touch Points
include: First Duty Station, Permanent Change of Station, TSP Vesting, Pre-Deployment, Post-Deployment, Promotion, Birth of First Child, Divorce, or Marriage.
Other financial workshops are offered monthly in the M&FRC like Bundles for Babies/Birth of First Child, U.S. Home Buying, Ditching the Dorms, and more.
Contact the M&FRC for more information.
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
Transitioning or separating in 18-24 months?
Transition Assistance 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.
Follow these easy steps:
Step 1. Complete the Self-Assessment, Individual Transition Plan (ITP), SOU AND tell us when you would like to attend Initial & Pre-Separation Counseling (IC/Pre-Sep) see schedule below. Email us the date of your preferred IC/Pre-Sep session and completed documents to
Step 2. Attend the 3 day TAP Workshop (you MUST attend IC/Pre-Sep first). See below for all the documents needed for Step 2.
Step 3. Complete your Capstone Review. See below for all required documents for Step 3.
See below for the documents for Reserves Info & VA Info
Our Relocation Program offers weekly/monthly classes to assist you and your family when arriving to Aviano
as well as when you depart.
Wyvern Welcome takes place every Wednesday and Thursday starting at 0730 in the Mass Briefing Facility,
aka the base theater. This workshop is mandatory for all military and GS civilians and highly recommended for
Monthly Spouse Orientation takes place in the Military & Family Readiness Center and provides information
on employment, education, cultural adaptation, TRICARE and more.
Services & Information
Members of all branches and spouses can request assistance from the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) during financial emergencies.
Bundles for Babies: AFAS & M&FRC partner to offer these workshops (including DoD mandated financial touch point Birth of First Child) for expecting parents.
Child Care for PCS: AD Airmen/Guardians & spouses can come to M&FRC for an AFAS PCS care voucher after arrival at Aviano or 60 days prior to departure from
Give Parents a Break: AD Airmen/Guardians & spouses can contact the M&FRC to see if they qualify for an AFAS Give Parents a Break voucher in times of family strain or stress from deployments.
Hap Arnold Education Grants: AFAS offers education grants and loans to spouses and dependent children.
For more information, visit the AFAS website:
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.
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.
Serves as installation POC for EFMP-Family Support (FS) and assists with coordination of family support/community (non-medical) services on and off installation (when applicable) to Exceptional Family Members who have additional physical, developmental, emotional, social, or intellectual needs. EFMP-FS services include but are not limited to: non- medical case management; assess family needs; develop service plans; coordinate warm hand-offs; navigate resources; identify gaps in service; advocate for improved services; partner with providers to support military, other personnel and their family members with special needs. Contact the EFMP-FS org box for further information: 31fss.aviano.EFMP-
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.
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 M&FRC.
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 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.
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.