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Department of the Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center
17800 B Street
Beale AFB, CA 95903
The Military and Family Support Center is one part of a larger network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family readiness. The larger system called the Military Family Readiness System is a web of support for you and your family. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services they offer are a key resource for you and your family.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program ensures service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to register to vote and request an absentee ballot, regardless of their state of residence. The Voting Assistance Guide is a reference guide for everything you need to know about absentee voting in all 50 states, the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
The VAG is available online. Select your state to find your local election office’s contact information.
Voting forms are also available online.
The installation voting assistance officer is located in your Military and Family Readiness Center and can be contacted at 530-634-1823.
Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
Exceptional Family Member Program
Family Advocacy Program
New Parent Support Program
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Services may vary by location and installation. Use the Search tool to find contact information for your installation Military and Family Support Center. Just enter your installation name, Zip code or state.
Deployment Support Services provided include:
The Newcomer's Orientation (Right Start) program is a mandatory appointment for newly arrived active duty and civilian employees to Beale. The program is designed to familiarize you with the base and local community. There is a separate Right Start each month for First Term Airmen. Right Start is generally held twice per month during October and December and three times all other months. Right Start begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. The Medical portion of Right Start provides for a smooth transition from one military treatment facility and primary care manager/flight surgeon to Beale's Military Medical Treatment Facility and Health Net Federal Services in the local area. Members should attend the briefing within 30 days of arrival. Active duty members (accompanied by the sponsor) will in-process the installation through the Welcome Center where all in-processing tasks will be accomplished. The A&FRC will schedule you for Newcomer’s Orientation, First Term Airman Center (if required), Dental in-processing, and in-processing the clinic/TRICARE. Military uniform is required and spouses are encouraged to attend.
Beale offers a welcome to Beale event for spouses called Happy Landings. Happy Landings is offered once per quarter and is an excellent opportunity for spouses to find their niche in their new community. Happy Landings is a five-hour event that offers a fun and informative overview of the base and local community. Like the "Beale Happy Landings" Facebook page for detailed information.
The A&FRC provides walk-in customer access to computers and Wi-Fi. Free printing, access to scanners and a fax machine are also available.
Personal and Work Life
The Personal and Work Life program is designed to enrich and improve the quality of life for individuals and families by providing knowledge and skills needed for effective living. This program facilitates the empowerment of Airmen and families to increase the effectiveness of daily living skills, in relating to others, in coping with life events and in realizing personal potential. The Single Parent Network provides resources, education, and support for single parent families at Beale. Guest speakers are invited based on the interests/expressed needs of the group. Meetings are held monthly at the A&FRC and lunch is shared. Heart Link is offered twice per year and is a fun and exciting day where new Air Force spouses have an opportunity to learn more about the Air Force lifestyle while building new friendships. There is a Beale Baby Shower offered each year in August to celebrate and inform of local resources for parents. All Beale families who are expecting and/or delivered or adopted a baby within the previous 12 months are invited to join us.
The Installation Voting Assistance Officer is located in the A&FRC. The A&FRC is the location to assist you with any questions concerning voter registration, absentee voting.
Located in the Beale A&FRC, the Casualty Assistance Representative (CAR) provides dignified, compassionate and humane notification to active duty family members and other designated persons as promptly as possible after a member is placed in a casualty status. The CAR also provides mandatory Survivor Benefits Plan briefings to retiring personnel as well as assisting retired personnel with adjustments to retiree pay records, information about the Survivor Benefit Plan and assisting widows with the processing of all claims associated with the death of a retired military member.
Military Child Education/Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support/Military & Family Life Counselor
The Airman and Family Readiness Center also provides services in the area of Military Child Education and the Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS). The EFMP-FS and the School Liaison Officer work together with the Exceptional Family Member Program - Enrollment to assist families with members experiencing exceptional physical, educational, or emotional needs.
In addition, we are the local home to the Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC) who provides one-on-one and family assistance with conflict/problem resolution in the areas of relationships, stress management, grief, family and occupational issues. The Child and Youth Behavioral MFLC (CYB) focuses on the impact of the military lifestyle on children (i.e., the stress of their parent's deployments, long duty hours, relocation). The CYB is housed in the Child Development Center and/or the Youth Center. Beale has one CYB assigned in both the elementary school and middle school attended by many of our military children. Each MFLC is a Master's or Doctorate level clinician, services are private and confidential with the exception of a "duty to warn" in cases of abuse to self and/or others or other illegal activity.