Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force. It promotes the Air Force mission by helping “to relieve distress of Air Force members and their families and assisting them to finance their education.”
Air Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:
Basic Living Expenses
Emergency Travel Vehicle Expenses
Eligible members who have an emergency need should apply online at: http://www.afas.org. Once application is completed, contact us at 229-257-3333 to schedule an appointment. After duty hours and weekends, for emergencies which cannot wait until the next duty day, contact the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337.
“Once a part of the Air Force family, always a part of the Air Force Family.”
Air Force Families Forever program’s primary goal is to provide resources, support, and information to help survivors adapt to life without their loved one.
This program provides short-term and long-term case management to assist survivors of military decedents as they return to a new normal in their life. Connect families with local resources and new resources when relocating. Continued contact with survivors up to 12 months at a minimum.
The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program goals are: prompt reporting, providing support to the seriously wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their families. The AFW2 Program is headquartered at the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC). Non-medical care managers provide a wide range of flexible proactive personnel advocacy and services to support wounded Airmen to include assistance with Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) or Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) to determine fitness for duty.
The A&FRC is a key resource providing a wide range of support to the AFW2 member and their family in transitioning from wounded/ill status to full-duty status and/or civilian status. Assist members with financial, employment, volunteering, and many other needs as determined by their individual situations.
Covid-19 Hours of Operation
Cell Number: (229) 560-5793
Casualty Assistance & Survivor Benefits primary goal is prompt reporting, dignified and humane notification, and efficient, thorough, and compassionate assistance to the next of kin at all times.
Employment Assistance supports customers such as service members, wounded warriors, military spouses and dependents, retired members, and DoD civilians in achieving short-term and long-term employment and career goals. The A&FRC provides comprehensive services to ensure the Total Force is equipped with knowledge and assistance to aid in their job search. Services include:
Private Sector and Federal Resume Workshops
Job Fairs & Job Search Assistance
Entrepreneurship (Boots to Business)
Discovery Resource Center (internet access)
By phone only: (229) 257-3335
Mon – Fri, 0730-1630
Exceptional Family Member Program – EFMP-FS Coordinator provides support and services to individuals that have a family member, regardless of age, with any medical, educational, developmental, intellectual, or mental health condition requiring on-going or specialized services. These services include: needs assessments, educational classes, support groups, community resources, disability specific information, and awareness events. There are books, weighted vests, lap pads, timers, and other items available for check-out in the A&FRC.
EFMP-FS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moodyefmpslo/
Heart Link is a spouse orientation program. Excellent resource for spouses new to the military. The orientation offers valuable tools to help you successfully adapt to the military lifestyle. Bring a friend for a day of fun! Registration is required; free child care available through Family Child Care homes. Sponsored by AF Aid Society.
Key Spouse/Mentor (KS) Program is a Commander’s program to enhance unit family readiness. The key spouse is a trained volunteer, appointed by the Unit Commander as a key spouse or mentor, who helps unit leadership address spouse/family issues and concerns. A&FRC provides oversight and assistance to the KS by continued training opportunities and information and referral support. Quarterly training for key spouses and mentors is provided.
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Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)Program provides confidential, private, short-term, non-medical counseling. Services can be provided on or off base to individuals, couples, families, and groups in the following areas: Mental Health and Family Advocacy, Anger management, Conflict Resolution, Communication Parenting, Relationship Issues, Decision Making Skills, Productivity at Work, Military Lifestyle, Deployment Stress, Homesickness, Coping Skills Separation, Relocation Adjustment, Building Resilience, Loss & Grief Reintegration.
MFLC for Adults – Contact (229) 444-8977
MLAC for Children – Contact (229) 296-0320
Rescue Squadon MFLC – Contact (229) 474-8159
23 MXS MFLC – Contact (229) 561-4087
Pine Grove Elementary MFLC – Contact (229) 415-9759
Dewar Elementary MFLC – Contact (229) 449-3146
Personal and Family Readiness provides mobility and deployment assistance to members and families to meet pre-deployment, sustainment, and post-deployment/ reintegration challenges. Services and activities help prepare members and families to successfully manage separation and reintegration, increase individual and family morale and unit cohesion, and support operational readiness. The focal points of separation are before, during, and after. Each separation is different, thus the importance of providing sustained support. Available to families experiencing separations longer than 30 days (TDY, deployment, or remote tour). Support services include:
- Pre-Deployment Briefings for members at the Deployment Control Center (DCC) every Thursday at 2pm and for spouses at the A&FRC or by unit request
- Reintegration Briefings for members are held every Mon, Wed, and Fri at 10 am in the A&FRC
- Hearts Apart special activities and events
- Car Care Because We Care (up to $40 oil change voucher), Sponsored by AF Aid Society (remote or deployment only)
- Give Parents a Break (6 hours free child care monthly), Sponsored by AF Aid Society
- Hug A Hero Doll
- Video DVD to record reading books or other personalized messages
- 16 hours free child care for reintegration, Family Child Care (FCC) Program (229) 257-3907
- Personalized Pillow Cases / T-shirts (pillowcases free)
- GA Law allows for 5 days excused absence taken either before or after deployment. Approval must be requested prior to child missing these days – SLO (229) 257-4380
Personal Financial Readiness
offers information, education, and personal counseling to help individuals and families maintain financial readiness and stability and achieve their financial goals.
- Spending plan development
- Bank account management
- Basic investing, including TSP
- Debt & credit management education
- Home buying & selling
- First Term Airman and first duty station officers
- Understanding your credit report/score
- Identity theft prevention
Personal and Work Life
enhances the individual’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to anticipate and meet challenges throughout various stages of the military family life cycle. Offers personal enrichment workshops, services, and activities that strengthen individual, family, and unit readiness.
- Consultation: One-on-one assessment counseling for individuals, couples, and families.
- Marriage Planning Guide: provides information from the chaplains, housing, finance, accounting and finance.
- Couples Communication: Learn communication skills and conflict resolution techniques that really work! Couples will be introduced to the “Five Love Languages” and the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) approach to building a lasting and loving relationship. Registration required.
- Resilience Training
- Remote Tour (Monthly)
- Spouse Deployment (Monthly)
- Transition GPS (TAP) (Bi-Monthly)
- Heart Link / Spouse Orientation (Quarterly)
- Key Spouse / Mentor Training (Quarterly)
- Newcomers Orientation (Bi-Monthly)
- Pre-Separation Counseling (Weekly)
- Private Sector Resume (Monthly)
offers programs, information, and resources to help mitigate stress and challenges of moving to a new area. Contacting the A&FRC is an excellent first step in exploring the right options for you and your family. Services include:
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is a government program which makes it possible for retiring members to ensure that after their death, their eligible survivors receive a portion of their military retired pay in the form of a monthly annuity. Retiring Air Force members are required to have a one-on-one briefing with the SBP Counselor to discuss their options.
provides retiring, separating, and demobilizing members/families information regarding benefits and entitlements essential for a successful transition to the civilian community. Per Air Force policy, transition assistance is also provided to DoD civilian employees and family members impacted by restructuring and reductions.
Programs and benefits include:
- Pre-separation counseling/Individual Transition Plans (ITP)
- Transition Assistance Workshop – Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) Transition GPS
- Capstone – Completion verifies meeting all mandatory requirements
Additional Two-day Workshops:
- Boots to Business (Entrepreneurship Track) – open to family members
- Career Technical Training Track (CTTT)
- Accessing Higher Education Track
provides opportunities to give back time, enhance skills or talents and develop professional experience through networking and personal growth. Benefits of volunteering include creating a flexible work schedule, free child care, free training, and awards and recognition.
Congress passed a law stating: “— The knowledge and skills you gain from your volunteer time will be accepted on applications for employment with city, state, and federal government.” In addition, most corporations recognize the value of volunteer experience. So, remember to include volunteer time on your resume.