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Exceptional Family Member Program
Military family members with special needs face unique and often times stressful situations. Every Air Force family needs to know that enrollment in EFMP is mandatory for all active duty with a family member of special needs. If you believe your family member has special needs, it is important that you bring those concerns to your physician and to follow through with any and all recommendations that doctor makes. If EFMP enrollment is required, the process starts with the 14th Medical Group. For those individuals enrolled in EFMP, family member’s needs are considered during the assignment process to ensure any special medical and or educational requirements can be met prior to any relocation. All military families should be aware the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is a resource to help families find information and referrals. Although not all inclusive, examples of more specific services the A&FRC can provide are as follows: a place to explore options, obtain information to prepare for an IEP meeting, get tools to electronically track the care your child receives, obtain materials on a variety of issues that affect a family with special needs.
- Air Force EFMP Respite Care
EFMP Respite Care helps Air Force families with children with special needs by providing 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for.
Contact your EFMP-FS Coordinator or Call Child Care Aware at 1-800-424-2246.
For an application or for more information click the link below!
Check out the Flyer!!! Child Care Aware Respite Care FLYER
- Give Parents a Break Program
This program is intended to help reduce stress due to the nature of military life (i.e., deployments, remote tours of duty, caring for family members with special needs, frequent moves, extended working hours).
-Families may be referred to this program by Commanders, 1st Sergeants, Chaplains, medical professionals and A&RC staff.
-Certificates are issued for a specified period of time and may be renewed.
-Child care is provided at base Child and Youth Programs
Contact the EFMP-FS Coordinator for your certificate!
|Call 662-434-3323 or Jamey.firstname.lastname@example.org|
- Military One Source has links to information on EFMP and Forms needed for enrollment. In you have a family member with special education, or medical needs please contact our EFMP-Medical at 662-434-2115 for enrollment. Please click on the link below for more information on the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).
ECHO General Info The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)
Local Hospital Info!!
This spouse orientation program is designed for spouses new to the military or new to Columbus AFB. This is a great opportunity to increase knowledge of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available programs and services in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Make new friends while learning more about Air Force life. To register and more information please call (662) 434-2790.
The Wing Newcomers Orientation is from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This event is
mandatory for all newly arrived military and DoD civilian personnel, and spouses are
encouraged to attend. This base-wide CONNECTION orientation begins at the Kaye
Auditorium and consists of a guided base tour. To register, please contact your unit CSS, or for more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701/2790.