Relocation Assistance

Relocation Assistance

DSN 742-2701
Commercial: (662) 434-2701
FAX: (662) 434-2483
EMAIL: afrc@Columbus.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.
 
Classes/Workshops
 
Wing Newcomers Orientation – Held approximately every three weeks at the Columbus Club/Event Center from 0800-1230 for newly arrived Active Duty and civilian personnel. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.
 
Smooth Move Workshop – Held once a month, the Smooth Move Workshop provides members/families with valuable information prior to relocating. Learn what to expect before you move with information from Transportation Management Office (TMO), Housing, Military Pay, Lodging, Tricare, medical records and Airman & Family Readiness Center.
 
Sponsorship Training – Unit Sponsor Leaders, first-time sponsors and those who have not been trained as a sponsor during the past year must complete sponsorship training online at Sponsorship Training.  Newly assigned Unit Sponsor Leaders receive additional training from RAP manager to prepare them for their sponsor appointment duties.

Links

 

Military Installations

Military OneSource

Plan My Move

 
 
 
Aug
20
Mon
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training @ A&FRC

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

Aug
22
Wed
Heart Link/Spouse Welcome @ Airman & Family Readiness Center @ A&FRC
Aug 22 @ 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) 434-2790.

 

spouses

Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Aug 22 @ 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

Aug
28
Tue
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club

Wing Newcomers Orientation for newly arrived Active Duty and Civilian personnel. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Held at the Columbus Club/Event Center, for more information call (662) 434-2790.

Military Life Cycle @ A&FRC
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Military Life Cycle @ A&FRC

Military Life Cycle workshop allows the VA contractors to explain to service members; whether first term, separating, retiring or a veteran, what services the VA offers and what they are able to provide throughout the member’s military career and how to apply for benefits. To register and more information please call 662-434-2790.

Aug
29
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Aug 29 @ 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

Aug
30
Thu
Hearts Apart Social @ TBD
Aug 30 @ 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

Sep
5
Wed
Local Employment Workshop @ AFRC
Sep 5 @ 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

Sep
6
Thu
Smooth Move @ AFRC @ A&FRC
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

 

moving

Sep
10
Mon
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
Sep 10 – Sep 14 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.