Family/Personal Readiness

Family/Personal Readiness

DSN 742-2794
Commercial: (662) 434-2794
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: UDG_Columbus_fsc@us.af.mi

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Family Readiness

Resilience is the ability to respond successfully to the challenges of life, and our program provides tools to help you anticipate and manage the challenges associated with the deployment cycle. Our goal is to ensure you and your family are fully prepared for your deployment, remote or extended (30+day) TDY. We support your family so you can stay focused on the mission! With the number of deployed members here at Columbus, we are able to offer individual pre and post deployment briefings daily. You can stop by at the appointed times or call for an appointment.

Pre Deployments Briefings offered daily at 0930

Post Deployments Briefings offered daily at 1300

Click here to view the Readiness Brochure

Some of our programs include:

Hearts Apart Social: Monthly social event for family members whose sponsor is deployed, remote or on extended TDY 30 days or more.

Give Parents A Break Program: Allows eligible parents to have a break from child care. This program pays for child care at the CDC or Youth Center 4 hours per month for 3 months.

Huggable Uniformed Gifts (HUGs): With help from our volunteers, the A&FRC is able to make dolls for children to remind them of their mom or dad while he or she is deployed. The front of the doll has a picture of their parent and the back is made out of uniform material.

Car Care Because We Care: Provides oil & filter replacement for spouse whose sponsor is deployed, remote, or on extended TDY 30 days or more.

 

Family Readiness Links

Military OneSource (Deployment)

Apr
24
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

Apr
25
Thu
Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hearts Apart Social program is a monthly event to provide community bonding, fun and appreciation for the families of active duty personnel who are deployed, remote, or on an extended TDY. Food and activities are provided.

Call 434-2790 to register. 

 

hearts apart

Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pharm Tech Jan 2019Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Tuesday & Thursday for fifteen weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.

Apr
30
Tue
EFMP Educational Workshop for Families @ Health Clininc Education & Training Room 1273B
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Educational Workshop

Representatives from Disability Rights Mississippi will be the key speaker for an educational workshop. They will highlight all of the programs and services offered. Also, the various aspects of IEP’s, 504 Plans and parent/family advocacy.

This educational workshop applies to all ages infant to adult.

Call 662-434-2972/3323/2115 for more information.

Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pharm Tech Jan 2019Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Tuesday & Thursday for fifteen weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.

May
1
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discussion of employment information and opportunities in the local area for spouses, dependents, veterans, and Government employees.  For additional information or to register call (662) 434-2790.

 

local employment workshop

May
2
Thu
Pharmacy Tech Workshop @ A&FRC
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pharm Tech Jan 2019Taught by EMCC workforce development. Meets two nights a week Tuesday & Thursday for fifteen weeks. Lecture, quizzes, test, and skills practice. Successful completion will allow student to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. Call 434-2790 for more information.

May
6
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
May 6 – May 10 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC

0730-1600

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disabled TAP, Dept of Labor TAP portion. Preseparation counseling is required before attending. Recommend attendance 8 – 12 months prior to separation/retirement. Spouses are encouraged to attend with their sponsor. To register call (662) 434-2839.

Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Key Spouse Training @ A&FRC

Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 434-2790 for details.

May
7
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

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.