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Department of the Air Force
Airman and Family Readiness Center – Relocation Assistance
4 W. Castle St.
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
The Airman and Family Readiness Center staff is available to make your relocation to Fairchild Air Force Base smooth and easy. Please call with any questions that your sponsor has not answered:509-247-2246 or DSN 312-657-2246.
Right Start is a scheduled newcomer’s orientation program for military and civilian personnel, which focuses on welcoming you and ensuring a positive experience when beginning your tour at Fairchild. The orientation briefing will introduce newcomers to base agencies as well as local-area agencies. Spouses are welcome to attend. Call the A&FRC at 509-247-2246 to sign up.
Installation Specific Information
Relocation services through the Fairchild A&FRC are available for inbound and outbound military and DOD civilian personnel and their family members. Individual/family appointments are available to address any relocation questions. Appointments may be in-person, by phone or by email. Call 509-246-2246 to schedule.
Inbound personnel may obtain most of the information online at our website. Family members who are relocating to the Fairchild AFB and the local area while their sponsor is deployed, on temporary duty assignment or on a remote assignment are eligible to receive these and many more services on base.
Child Care for PCS Program: The Air Force Aid Society pays for up to 20 hours of free child care per child for families with permanent change of station orders to FAFB, within 60 days of arrival or departure. Family Day Care homes are the authorized providers for the care. Certificates must be issued through the A&FRC. Call 509-247-5336 for more information.
Upon arriving at Fairchild AFB, all individuals will be required to in-process at Military Personnel Flight. They will assist with your in-processing and provide you with a Fairchild AFB checklist. Right Start is offered monthly and is mandatory for all active-duty inbound personnel to attend. Topics include safety, orientation, winter driving safety, legal, recreation opportunities, education, employment and more. It’s held at the Education Center, Building 2380.
If you have questions regarding in-processing, contact MPF at 509-247-9292, Extension 1.
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Smooth Move, for outbound members, focuses on resources and information for those moving stateside or overseas. It is offered once a month at the A&FRC. Please call to sign up. If you have any questions regarding these workshops, contact us at 509-247-2246.
One-on-one financial counseling is available in the following areas: budget, auto buying, Thrift Savings Plan investments, credit reports/scores, how to get out of debt and more. Call 509-247-2246.