Relocation Assistance

Relocation Assistance

DSN 742-2701
Commercial: (662) 434-2701
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: 
14FSS.FSH.ColumbusAFRC@us.af.mil

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm


Relocation Assistance Program

Stressed about moving? Our Relocation Assistance Program at Columbus AFB will assist you with information and education to ease the personal and family stressors military families experience with a permanent change of station (PCS). Serving over 500 each year, the Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) manager ensures members and/or families make informed decisions and preparations when relocating/moving. The most important thing you can do to ensure a smooth move is start planning early using the many programs, services and tools available.

New Student Pilots

Click on the following link for information to assist you with your transition to the 14th Student Squadron.  New Students (click here)

Classes/Workshops

Pre-Arrival Orientation – The following information and services are available to assist you before and/or during your permanent change of station.

Utility Costs

Click this link to view a list of costs associated with setting up utilities in and around Columbus, MS.  Columbus MS Utility Setup Costs (click here)

14 FTW/CC

Click here to view the 14 FTW/CC welcome letter.  14 FTW/CC Welcome Letter (click here)

Military & Family Readiness Center

Click here to view the M&FRC welcome letter.  M&FRC Welcome Letter (click here)

Click here to view the M&FRC welcome video.

Click here to view the M&FRC brochure.  M&FRC Brochure (click here)

Spouse Employment

Click here to view the Spouse Employment welcome video.

Click here to view the Spouse Employment brochure.

Key Spouse Program

Click here to view the Key Spouse welcome video.

Click here to view the Key Spouse brochure.

Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC)

Click here to view the MFLC welcome video.

Click here to view the MFLC brochure.  MFLC Brochure (click here)

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Click here to view the EFMP welcome video.

Click here to view the EFMP brochure.  EFMP Brochure (click here)

School Liaison Office

Click here to view the SLO video.

Click here to view the SLO brochure.  SLO Brochure (click here)

Housing

Click here to view the Housing welcome video.

Click here to view the Housing brochure.

Child Development Center (CDC)

Click here to view the CDC welcome video.

Click here to view the CDC brochure.

Youth Center

Click here to view the Youth Center welcome video.

Click here to view the Youth Center brochure.

Traffic Management Office (TMO)

Click here to view the TMO welcome video.

Click here to view the TMO brochure.

Wing Newcomers Orientation – Newcomers Orientation is from 0800-1550. This base-wide CONNECTION orientation begins at the Columbus Club Event Center and, after lunch on your own, concludes with a base bus tour. The event’s main foundation is a mobile App, so if you plan to attend, please locate and download the Columbus Air Force Base App from the App Store prior to attending. To register, please contact your unit CSS, or for more information, please call the M&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701/2790.

Smooth Move Workshop – This workshop is highly recommended for first-time and over-seas relocating members. Get the very latest moving information straight from base-wide relocation assistance agencies. Learn what to expect before you move with information from Tri-Care, Housing, Military Pay, TMO, Medical Records and M&FRC. Be sure to bring and ask any relocating questions you may have during this event.

Sponsorship Training – An electronic version of sponsorship training called eSponsorship Application & Training (eSAT) is the required training course to become a sponsor. It can be found in Military One Source’s MilLife Learning training Course Catalog at this link MilLife Learning (click here) . Electronic sponsorship resources such as welcome letters, directives, training and tools are available at this link Sponsor Resources (click here) . For additional information, please contact the M&FRC Relocation Manager at (662) 434-2701/2790.

Helpful Relocation Links

Military Installations (click here)

Military OneSource (click here)

Plan My Move (click here)

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.