The Key Volunteer Program is an official unit/family program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of Air Force community.
Most importantly, it is a commander’s program that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, Key Volunteers (who are appointed by the commander), families, the Airman & Family Readiness Program, and other community and helping agencies. The program has been standardized across the Air Force to address the needs of all military families with special emphasis on support to families across the deployment cycle.
Why is the Key Volunteer Program Important?
Promotes individual, family, and unit readiness
Establishes continuous contact with loved ones
Encourages peer-to-peer Wingman support
Provides links to leadership
Strengthens the commander’s support team
Key Volunteer Program Benefits
Increases awareness of Wing and community resources
Enhances information flow
Prepares and supports families and loved ones during separations
Increases sense of unit support
Improves quality of life among unit families
Increases readiness and retention
Enhances airmen and family resiliency
Vital to building strong AF communities
The Air National Guard Airmen & Family Readiness Programs mission is to provide ongoing effort to focus extensively on Airmen and Family support and services that contribute to the mission readiness and the well-being of the Air Force Community. The A&FRP supports and maintains mission readiness by assisting Service members and their Families with resources and skills to assist in adapting to the challenges and demands of expeditionary operations and the military lifestyle. This initiative will increase and enhance a sense of community at the unit by achieving standards to promote personal readiness, economic viability, and overall satisfaction with life in the Air National Guard by members and their Families.
DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT AND INFORMATION:
Military deployments are a big adjustment time for many military families. Roles change, workloads increase for all parties and often times anxiety rises. Being proactive toward the deployment process is the best way to approach these issues. By taking charge of the circumstance it ensures you and your family's interests are served to the best extent possible. Taking the time to plan and prepare will not make a deployment any shorter, but it will help alleviate some of the stressors and anxiety that can be associated with deployment. The Airman & Family Readiness Program will partner with you by providing information, materials, expertise, and local resources.
FINANCIAL COUNSELING SERVICES:
We offer information, education and personal financial counseling to help military members and their families maintain financial stability and reach their financial goals. A Personal Financial Counselor offers information and programs on:
Thrift Savings Plan
Home Buying Basics
Airman & Family Readiness Program provides eligible service members and their family members information on the employment opportunities to assist with their search for jobs in the local area. Information and programs are available on:
Resume Basics Workshop
Federal Employment and USA Jobs Workshop
Job Search Techniques
Individual Career Counseling and Assessment
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)
Is designed to equip separating and retiring civilian and military personnel and their eligible family members with skills and knowledge for re-entry into the private sector. The emphasis of TAP is on transition preparation rather than job placement.
Program components include:
Mandatory Pre-Separation Counseling
Transition Benefits Seminar
Optional 5-day TAP GPS Workshop Include:
Transition Assistance Program, Goals, Plans, Success Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Federal Job Search Basics Introduction to Resume and Cover Letter Preparation Interviewing Basics & Preparation Veteran's Benefits Briefing.
INFORMATION & REFFERAL (I&R)
Designed to link individuals and families with resources to meet their specific needs utilizing services available on base, the local community and nationwide. We will assist you in finding the contact that you need.
FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
Provides information, education and some counseling to help service members and their dependents adapt to current and future changes in their lives.
Information is available on:
Family Wellness and Resilience Skills
Effective Communication Skills
Single, Married, and Family Strong Bond Retreats
EMERGENCY FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (EFAC)
Objective - focal point for families during "local disaster". Assist with information dissemination and rumor control. A&FRP collaborates with on/off base agencies to provide information and referrals for short and long-term assistance.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATION PARTNERSHIPS:
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Child and Youth Programs
United Through Reading
Military Family Assistance Centers
Transition Assistance Advisor
DEERS & Military
ID Cards - Appt. Only
SAPR - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
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