Military Child Education has been, and continues to be, an AF Chief of Staff (CSAF) top priority. School Liaison positions were created to provide targeted, professional support at all AF installations to better assist military families through educational challenges associated with transition, deployment and reintegration. The Child Youth Education Services- School Liaison (CYES-SL) Program, directs resources, and develops community partnerships to help ensure military-connected children thrive academically, socially, and emotionally, regardless of duty station, deployments, or transition status. The CYES-SL program is vital to the readiness, resilience, and retention of the force. The Air Force must continue to provide consistent, impactful resources and support for families with children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 (PreK-12).
The School Liaison program is a total force program. It is available first and foremost to Active Duty service members, National Guard and Reservists on title 10 or 32 orders, Wounded Warrior & Gold Star families, Retirees during their final permanent change of station (PCS), and Civilian employees APF, NAF, or Contractor. In short any employee with school-age children PreK-12 attached to installation Command.
The Department of Defense has School Liaisons for each branch of military service. Your installation School Liaison has the Directory for each branch and can connect you with the School Liaison at your next duty station. Reach out early and often to gain support for any academic need PreK-12 grade.