Support When You Need It
The Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) supports individuals, families, and leadership with programs and services to strengthen communities, encourage self-sufficiency, enhance mission readiness and ease adaptation to the military way of life.
At the M&FRC we are available to serve DoD Total Force service members, DoD civilians, retirees, and eligible family members. Whether you need financial education, help to prepare for a newborn, spouse-oriented programs, or need help with casualty benefits, we at the M&FRC are available to assist you.
Each staff member can provide services in the center or through outreach in your unit. We look forward to serving you soon.
PFR offers information on investments, budget/checkbook maintenance, saving, debt/credit management, and retirement preparation for those desiring to meet financial obligations and goals. We offer personal financial counseling sessions and education seminars to give you the tools to meet those financial obligations and goals set.
The Department of the Air Force Key Spouse Program is a commander's program to enhance unit family readiness. The role of the Key Spouse is designated to enhance mission readiness and resilience and establish a sense of community, promotes partnerships with unit leadership, families, volunteer Key Spouses, M&FRC, and other installation community agencies.
Provides individual assessment, assistance with resume and job search for military members, families and Department of Defense civilian members. We can also provide information about interstate licensing.View Eielson Jobs
Provides non-medical short-term, situational problem-solving counseling to all branches of the military and their families. Completely confidential and private, except for duty-to-warn situations. Services can be provided on or off military installations. The counselor cannot meet you at your home or your car. Services are provided to individuals, couples, and families. They are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse, and other duty-to-warn situations.
The Air Force provides casualty assistance to family members and other designated beneficiaries of deceased members. Assistance includes counseling on rights, benefits and entitlements; completing claim applications for monetary benefits and privileges; and helping to resolve any problems or concerns the next-of-kin may encounter.
This workshop is a partnership betweens the Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense. Topics include assessing job skills, job search, resume building, cover letters, interview skills, VA benefits, and job market information. Spouses are welcome to join this program.
The EFMP-Family Support (EFMP-FS) Coordinator serves as the installation's Point of Contact for all EFMP matters and is housed at the Military & Family Readiness Center. The EFMP-FS coordinator ensures each family receives comprehensive coordinated family support through the military and/or civilian community.
Personal and Work-Life Consultant provides assessment, intervention, referral, enrichment, and skill-building to assist Service Members and their families. The activities are educational in nature, offered in group or individual settings. Topics can include interpersonal communication skills, relationship building, marriage preparation, positive parenting, time management, and team building.
Military Heart Link orientation is a program designed for those who are newly married or just interested in learning more about military life. Our goal is to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness by increasing spouse awareness of the Air Force mission customs, traditions, protocol, as well as available services. Information is given about community resources, TRICARE, deployments, and more.Thrive Spouse Guide
The Relocation Assistance mission is to eliminate the stress associated with frequent moves by providing moving assistance planning, inbound and outbound relocation services and on-going relocation workshops.
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of Airmen and their families since 1942. AFAS's mission is to support Airmen and enhance the Air Force mission by relieving emergency financial distress, helping Airmen and their families achieve their educational goals, and improving their quality of life through proactive community programs.
Emergencies can cause a financial burden on families when they arise. AFAS provides no-interest loans and grants to help Air Force families meet immediate needs and make a positive step toward a lasting financial solution. Assistance can be provided on a case-by-case basis with situations, such as (but not limited to):
• Basic Living Expenses (Food, Rent, Utilities)
• Emergency Travel
• Vehicle Expenses
• Funeral Expenses
• Child Care/Respite
• Moving Expenses
To apply for assistance, please sign in or register an account at https://portal.afas.org/ea-eligibility.To continue working on an existing application, please visit https://portal.afas.org/my-applications.
After completing your application, please contact the Vandenberg Military & Family Readiness Center to reach a caseworker at (907) 377-2178.
If you are in need of immediate assistance that cannot wait until the next business day please contact the American Red Cross at 1 (877) 272-7337.
Child Care for PCS
Helps relieve some of the stress felt by families during a PCS move. AFAS pays for up to 20 hours of child care per child in certified Family Child Care homes within 60 days of departure and/or 60 days of arrival at a new base. Open to all ranks if childcare is available.
Child Care for Volunteers
Air Force spouses who volunteer at on-base facilities (such as the pharmacy, tax office, legal office, M&FRC, and Airman’s Attic) in order to learn job skills are eligible for FREE childcare.
Give Parents A Break
Offers eligible active duty Air Force parents a few hours break from the stresses of parenting by provides funding child care for active duty Air Force families.
Do you have a passion to help others? Do you want to make a difference or even explore new interests? Try volunteering! You will be glad you did!
If you are interested in volunteering, call our office. Additionally, you may reach out directly to the organization you would like to work with.