Airman & Family Readiness Center

The Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) plays a critical role in personal and family readiness, helping to prepare Team Hill and their families to meet ever increasing mission demands.

Questions? Email us at 75FSS.FSFR@us.af.mil

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Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)

The Air Force Aid Society supports Airmen and enhances the Air Force mission by relieving emergency financial distress, helping Airmen and their families achieve their educational goals, and improving their quality of life through proactive programs.

AFAS loan services include

  • Apply online at www.afas.org Once application is complete, call the A&FRC center at 801-777-4681 to make an appointment.
  • AFAS Standard Assistance may be either a no-interest loan or grant. It is intended to stabilize financial emergencies such as basic living expenses (rent, utilities, food), funeral expenses, pay/allotment problems, disasters, vehicle repair, etc. A budget is required and payment is made to the final vendor/recipient (i.e. landlord for rent, mechanic for car repairs, etc.).
  • The Falcon Loan is a no-interest loan to provide Airmen with expedited financial assistance up to $1,000. This loan is intended for emergency situations such as rent or utility bills, child care, vehicle expenses, etc. Less information is required to apply.
  • Emergency travel does not require an appointment if short notice. Please contact the A&FRC at 801-777-4681 for more information on emergency travel procedures.
  • For after-hours emergencies/travel that cannot wait until the next duty day, or if you are not within 50 miles of a military installation, please contact the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337. Look for AFAS or other military relief agency locations near you.

AFAS Programs

  • AFAS Education Support – Offers college grants, scholarships, and supplemental education loans to eligible Air Force dependents/spouses. The Arnold Education Grant Program is the most popular with $500 to $4,000 grants awarded each year based on student financial need. The grant application process opens in January and closes in April. Get more information on the AFAS Education Support page.
  • Give Parents a Break Childcare – Offers eligible families a monthly child care break for a few hours away from the stresses of parenting during deployments, remote tours, extended working hours, etc. For more information check out the Give Parents a Break section on the Child Development Centers page. The latest schedule is here.
  • Child Care for PCS Program – Provides assistance for families in the process of a PCS move to/from Hill AFB. AFAS pays up to 20 hours child care (per child) in certified Family Child Care homes on and off base. Stop by the A&FRC for a voucher (must provide orders) and find a provider on the Family Child Care page.
  • Car Care Because We Care – Provides a voucher to a deployed/remote military member’s spouse for an oil change and safety check on their primary vehicle. Please contact the A&FRC at 801-777-4681 for additional information.
  • Bundles for Babies – Teaches parents basic parenting and financial skills to help them care and budget for their new baby. After completing the class, eligible parents will receive an AAFES gift card to help purchase some baby essentials. See our Schedule.

Casualty Assistance Services and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

Casualty Assistance Services

The Air Force Casualty Services Program’s primary goals are to provide prompt, accurate reporting, dignified and humane notification, and efficient, thorough, and compassionate assistance to the next of kin for as long as needed. The Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) works closely with commanders at all levels to ensure the success of the program. The CAR works closely with survivors of retired Air Force members to ensure potential benefits are explained and applied for. The CAR provides limited casualty services to members of sister services, certain foreign nationals, and civilians.

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

The SBP protects a portion of the income a retiree receives and makes it payable to a surviving spouse or eligible children after death. SBP protection is provided for all active duty service members at no cost. If an active duty service member with a spouse and/or children dies, dependents will continue to receive 55% of the retirement income they would have received. At retirement, service members must elect to continue SBP coverage. After retirement the government subsidizes a portion of the cost for SBP protection, but the service member is required to pay a share of the premiums equal to roughly 6.5% of the amount protected. For more information, please call our Survivor Benefit Plan Counselor at the A&FRC at 801-777-4681 or access the Defense Finance and Accounting website at https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/provide/sbp.html. If you are soon to retire and would like to generate an estimate of retired pay versus SBP costs please visit the cost estimator at https://w45.afpc.randolph.af.mil/retsepcalcnet40/Default.aspx

Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS)

The Airman & Family Readiness Center Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS) is available to ensure each military family with a special needs family member receives comprehensive coordinated family support through the military and/or civilian community.

  • Information and Referral/ Resources
  • Informational Workshops & Family Events
  • Relocation & Financial Assistance
  • Early Intervention & Special Education Information: Utah Parent Center (UPC)
  • AF EFMP Respite Information - The Air Force recognizes that parents with children with special needs need a break, and have partnered with Child Care Aware of America to create a respite child care program for military families. Respite Child Care is designed for active duty Airmen who have children enrolled in EFMP and diagnosed with moderate or severe special needs. Respite child care is provided to eligible families at no cost to the family. Eligible families may receive up to 40 hours of respite care per month for each eligible child (up to 18 years old). Please contact your EFMP-FS Specialist at the A&FRC for more information.

Hill EFMP Quick Reference Guide

Personal and Work Life Program

The Airman & Family Readiness Center Personal and Work Life Program is designed to provide information and referral for on base and community resources, programs, and services in areas including communication, relationships, parenting, personal growth and development, work life, and family readiness.

Commonly Utilized Resources

  • Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC): Free in-person confidential counseling is available for adults, children and families through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program. This non-medical counseling is available to help members of the military community to build life skills and cope with the unique challenges of military life. Call A&FRC for assistance in contacting an MFLC: 801-777-4861

  • Hill AFB Family Advocacy & New Parent Support Program (Hill AFB Family Advocacy and New Parent Program Facebook)

    • Family Advocacy Program 801-777-3497: Works to prevent domestic abuse and child abuse and neglect by providing education and awareness programs

    • New Parent Support Program 801-777-0634: The program offers home visitation, parenting education, and other services to help young families provide a safe and nurturing environment for children under 3 years of age

  • Military OneSource (militaryonesource.mil): Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community.

  • 211 (211utah.org): Your instant resource for crisis and emergency, disaster assistance, food, health, human trafficking, jobs, support and much more.

  • Healthy Relationships Utah (healthyrelationshipsutah.org): Healthy Relationships Utah offers free research-based relationship education courses throughout the state of Utah as part of Utah State University Extension.

  • Heart Link is a quarterly event offered by the Airman & Family Readiness Center. The goal of Heart Link is to increase spouses’ awareness of the AF mission, customs, traditions, protocols and available resources and services. This allows them to capitalize on the availability of on- and off-base community resources, helping to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. Please contact the A&FRC at 801-777-4681 for scheduled dates.

  • Key Spouse Program: The Key Spouse Program is an official unit/family program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of Air Force community. Your Key Spouse will serve as an ongoing community connection at all times and especially across the deployment cycle. Contact the A&FRC at 801-777-4681 to locate your Key Spouse.

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Personal Financial Readiness Program

The Airman & Family Readiness Center offers information, education, and personal financial counseling to help individuals and families maintain financial readiness and build resiliency in preparation for life’s various financial situations.

Financial Education Workshops Include

  • Blended Retirement System
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Budgeting/Spending Plan
  • Ditch the Dorm
  • Investing
  • Financial transitioning, credit reports/scores, projected post separation budget (as part of 5 day TAP workshop)
  • Monthly Financial Lunch-n-Learns
  • Military Saves Week (various topics taught)
  • Miscellaneous other topics throughout the year
  • We can conduct briefings at your unit as well

One-on-One Financial Counseling Provided for the Following

  • Budgeting/Spending Plan
  • Managing credit and debt problems
  • Moving out of the dorm financial analysis
  • Pulling/reviewing credit reports
  • Blended Retirement System
  • Thrift Savings Plan
  • Saving
  • Investing
  • Car Buying

Personal Financial Counselor

(Part of the Military Family Life Financial Counselor Program)

The PFC can provide one-on-one confidential personal financial counseling to help you and your family manage finances, resolve financial problems and reach long-term goals such as getting an education, buying a home or planning for retirement. Email: PFC.Hill.USAF@zieders.com or call 801-360-6725 to schedule an appointment.

First Duty Station Financial Information

Per AFI-36-3009, A&FRC will provide mandatory first duty station officer and enlisted personnel information to maintain financial stability and reach financial goals.

-First Duty Station Enlisted (FTAC Financial Workshop): (Mandatory for first duty station enlisted)

As part of the briefing: Car Buying, BRS & TSP, Financial Management, Budgeting and Investing

First Duty Station Enlisted Handouts

-First Duty Station Officer Financial Briefing (Mandatory for first duty station officers)

As part of the briefing: BRS & TSP, Credit Management, Budgeting and Investing

First Duty Station Officer Handouts

*Active duty, Reserve, Guard, retirees and dependents are eligible to receive our services.

Contact us at 801-777-4681 to receive information, schedule an appointment or register for a workshop.

 

Relocation

Relocating to a new base and community is a normal part of military life. However, this can be a stressful experience even for those who’ve done it multiple times. Your Airman & Family Readiness Center has a Relocation Assistance Program which is part of a large network of resource partners that are available to help make every PCS move go as smooth as possible. Regardless whether you’re arriving or departing, we’re here to help you. If you
have questions or would like additional information about the Hill AFB Relocations Assistance Program please call us at 801-777-4681.

Relocations Assistance

  • Base Newcomer Orientation
  • First Term Airman Newcomer Orientation (FTAN)
  • Hill Executive Leadership Level Orientation (HELLO)
  • Spouse Information Fair
  • Relocation literature, handouts, and resources
  • Sponsorship Program Resources

Online Resources

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS
Whether you’re moving overseas or across the country, you’ll want to get to know your new community using the Military Installations information tool. Through this site you can learn all about military installations as well as the surrounding communities. Here are just
a few examples of the information available to you:

  • Compare the cost of living and other statistics between communities
  • Locate available jobs and quality schools
  • Explore neighborhoods
  • Use salary comparison tools and moving calculators

Get moving with even more helpful resources:

Military Youth on the Move
Military OneSource
Pet travel

    Utah Bucket List

    Spouse Employment Guide

    Spouse Information Fair

    Certifications for Spouses

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Through individual counseling, workshops and seminars, the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) prepares members to transition into a second career. Individuals identify their skills, learn to search the job market, and successfully market themselves to quickly secure employment in the civil sector.

Pre-Separation Briefing

The briefing is mandatory and is a prerequisite to the TAP Workshop. If you have not done so, please call the A&FRC at 801-777-4681 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

This congressionally MANDATED briefing is designed to assist those making a decision to separate from the military. Attendees will receive valuable information on benefits, resources, and assistance available to separating/retiring personnel.

Members should attend this briefing immediately upon deciding to leave the Air Force. At a minimum, schedule attendance at least 180 days before your date of separation. It is mandatory that the entire TAP process is completed 90 days prior to separation date. Spouses are encouraged to attend.

Members deploying should attend the briefing prior to departure if they plan to separate upon their return.

Pre-Separation Briefing files

Transition Assistance Program Workshop

The workshop lasts 5 days. During TAP, members receive information and instruction on tools that will help them be successful and thrive after their military careers. These tools include identifying your current skills and abilities and how they translate to a variety of occupations outside of the military that go beyond your current civilian equivalent. You will be given information and tools to help with resume writing, cover letters, dressing for the job, and effective interviewing skills.

In addition to employment resources, a TRICARE representative, a Military Personnel Section representative, an Air Force Guard and Reserve recruiter will brief along with a Veteran Affair’s representative who will provide an overview of Veteran benefits/entitlements, how to file a disability claim, current Post 9/11 GI Bill opportunities and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

TAP prepares participants to

TAP Workshop Information

Hours

Monday & Tuesday
0730 - 1630

Wednesday
0730 - 1330

Thursday & Friday
0730 - 1630

Saturday & Sunday
Closed

* Closed On AFMC Family Days and all Federal Holidays

Address

5837 D Ave. Bldg. 150

Phone

801-777-4681

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