Family/Personal Readiness

Family/Personal Readiness

DSN 742-2794
Commercial: (662) 434-2794
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: 
14FSS.FSH.ColumbusAFRC@us.af.mil

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 as needed. Please call (662) 434-2794/2790 for an appointment.

Click here to view the Readiness Brochure

Some of our programs include:

Hearts Apart Social: 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): The M&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)

Oct
13
Thu
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ M&FRC
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2631 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

 

Oct
14
Fri
SBA Entrepreneurship Track @ M&FRC
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entrepreneurship Track 2 day, workshop conducted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for veterans interested starting up and operating their own business. Must register at least 10 days in advance, government contractor require 10 day notice and minimum of 8 participates. Call 434-2631 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

 

Oct
19
Wed
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
  A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base.

. Pre-registration is required, so please contact your unit CSS to be registered. For more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701

Events are subject to change due to COVID-19, so please contact A&FRC to confirm all events

 

Oct
25
Tue
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ M&FRC
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Updated information about relocating held at M&FRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and M&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2701 or 662-434-2790 to register.

 

moving

Oct
27
Thu
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome at M&FRC @ M&FRC
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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) 434-2839 or 662-434-2790.

 

spouses

Oct
31
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Oct 31 – Nov 4 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) 434-2631.

Nov
9
Wed
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
  A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base.

. Pre-registration is required, so please contact your unit CSS to be registered. For more information, please call the A&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701

Events are subject to change due to COVID-19, so please contact A&FRC to confirm all events

 

Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

usajobsWorkshop on writing resumes, applications, and job search. Learn how to maneuver the federal job website and prepare a federal resume.

Must sign up in advance–call 434-2631 or 434-2790.

Nov
10
Thu
Key Spouse Initial Training @ A&FRC
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Key Spouse Initial Training @ A&FRC

<>Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 662-434-2839 or 662-434-2790 for details.

<https://www.columbusafbliving.com/airmen-family-readiness-center/key-spouse-program/

Nov
14
Mon
DoL Vocational Track @ M&FRC
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conducted by GBX Consultants, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notification.  Call 434-2631 or 2790 to register.