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United States Air Force
500 Fisher St. RM110
Keesler AFB, MS 39534-2554
Deployment can be a challenging phase of the military lifecycle, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. The military provides a variety of resources and support programs — ranging from educational briefings to morale calls — for your loved ones, children and service members to ease the stress of deployment. Military members may be assigned to a specific installation but support may come from local communities, Yellow Ribbon events or the installation itself.
Note: Visits are by appointment only due to COVID-19.
The Family Readiness Program at the Airman and Family Readiness Center provides essential information and services designed to minimize the stress associated with mission-related separations.
There are many programs available to families who experience temporary duty assignments of 30 or more days, deployments and remote tours. These programs will be briefed to each service member when they attend their A&FRC in- or out-processing briefings.
Pre-deployment briefings are held on the first and third Monday of every month at the Sablich Center (Building 701); post-deployment briefings are held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Sablich Center. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend these briefings.
We look forward to serving you and your family. The A&FRC can be reached at 228-376-8728 orDSN 312-591-8728.
This is a kid friendly deployment familiarization program for spouses and children. This event is held semi-annually and limited to the first 100 children signed up.
One weekly fifteen minute phone call is allowed to the TDY/Remote member. Uses base operators to place the phone call DSN from your home or the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Call the A&FRC to get added to the list.
Give Parents a Break
Is your sponsor remote, deployed or TDY? If so, AFAS pays for child care on one specific Saturday each month from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is your opportunity for you to take time out for yourself. See the Airman & Family Readiness Center Readiness NCO for your certificate.
Car Care Because We Care
Free oil/filter change, lube and vehicle safety check is conducted at the Base Service Station. This program is being offered courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) and is available to the spouse of an Air Force member who is deployed for thirty days or more or on remote tours. To obtain a voucher, stop by the A&FRC with a copy of the AF member's orders. The voucher is then taken to the Base Service Station.
Free e-mail service is available to correspond with loved ones. Computers are located at two locations, the A&FRC main office at Sablich Center Rm 126 and the A&FRC Annex at the Levitow Building.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center can be reached at 228-376-8728 or DSN 312-591-8728.