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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center
5355 Granite Street
Tucson, AZ 85707
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 that 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. Select your state to find your local election office’s contact information. Voting forms are available online.
Contact the Installation Voting Assistance Officer at: email@example.com or 520-228-5690
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.
Some deployment support services provided include:
Hearts Apart offers activities for family members whose spouses are on temporary duty assignment or on an unaccompanied assignment for 30 days or more. It is open to all military families, with a special event each month.Morale calls are phone calls from home. The program offers one 15-minute call per week for families of members deployed or on a remote assignment.
Deployed Family Dining is a monthly program allowing families of deployed or remote troops to enjoy a free meal (generally in the evening time). For the dinning schedule, contact the A&FRC at 355FSS.FSH.AFRC@us.af.mil. The deployed spouses’ newsletter, which is published monthly, helps you keep current with what is happening around the base. Email 355FSS.FSH.AFRC@us.af.mil to get added to our mailing list.
Give Parent A Break is a free child care program on one designated Saturday each month, except for holidays, at the Child Development Center and/or the Youth Center, for up to five hours. A copy of the members deployment order is required to receive the voucher.
Car Care Because We Care is a program in which the Air Force Aid Society provides Air Force family members with one free oil change and a safety check for the family’s primary vehicle. A copy of the members deployment order is required to receive the voucher.
Deployment, return and reunion brochures are available for most deployment situations. Literature is available on issues that may be encountered upon return for military moms, dads, children, spouses and single moms. The Welcome Home Banner Kit provides all of the materials needed to make a welcome home banner for your loved ones.
Newcomers Right Start Orientation
The Right Start Orientation (aka Newcomers Orientation) is mandatory for active-duty members assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and is highly encouraged for spouses. Those who have been assigned to DMAFB before are not exempt from attending.
The program is designed to familiarize you with base services and policies and the local Tucson area. Members should attend the briefing within 30 days of arrival. Right Start is held the 1st 7 3rd Wednesday of each month at The Landing - Community Center (Catalina Ballroom), with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Scheduling is handled by the Davis-Monthan Welcome Center (520-228-1077). A military uniform is required. Be seated before 8 a.m. for the initial welcome by the Wing Commander/Command Chief.
The Air Force Aid Society pays for up to 20 hours of child care for recently arrived personnel to help with permanent change of station settling in. Contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center for a Childcare for PCS voucher. You will then need to take the voucher to the Family Child Care office to receive the list of authorized child care providers. The A&FRC is located at 5355 E Granite St. in Building 2441; call 520-228-5690. The FCC office is located at 3885 S. Craycroft Road in Building 4455; call 520-228-2201.
Family Life Education
A key component of our Family Life Education program is communication. We offer several classes for couples, marriages and early childhood development; True Colors and 4-Lenses Training are the most sought after classes.
Discovery Resource Center
The Davis-Monthan Discovery Resource Center is a one stop, do-it-yourself center. We have a wide range of books -- all available for checkout -- for your readiness, relocating, financial, employment and/or referral needs. We also have plenty of information resources to offer. The center has several computers available for your use, whether it is for job hunting or you need to send an email. Also available are laser printers, a scanner and a fax machine. This center is designed for you to do it yourself. Our lobby is open Mon-Thurs 0800-1600 & Fri 0800-1500
Members who serve on Active Duty (Title 10) for at least 180 days are required to complete the TAP program IAW Public Law 101-510, Section 502. Pre-separation Counseling completion is mandatory 14-18 months prior to ETS or 24 months prior to retirement -- Email: 355FSS.FSH.TAPTeam@us.af.mil to register
The Casualty Office assists with all phases of death of a military member. They provide assistance to the next-of-kin of deceased active-duty and retired Air Force personnel in applying for various Air Force benefits. They also act as a referral office for Social Security and Veterans Administration benefits. The Casualty Affairs Office on Davis-Monthan is located in the A&FRC in Building 2441, 5355 E. Granite St. Call 520-228-5690