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United States Air Force
Relocation Assistance - Airman & Family Readiness Center
940 Arnold Drive
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
Relocation assistance can provide support if you’re preparing to move or PCS. The programs and services defined below are provided by the Military and Family Support Center. In addition to the assistance program, a variety of other services may be available. Check the additional information topic to see what unique installation services are available to you.
If you are approaching a permanent change of station, or PCS, you may have questions about your upcoming move. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the Relocation Assistance Program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Below is a list of resources.
Stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center located in the Walters Community Activity Center upon your arrival. They provide information and referral to on and off base resources and have a discovery resource area and free printing/copying/scanning/faxing. The A&FRC also has a Loan Locker with temporary household items, and conduct financial classes and investing classes such as home buying, buying a car and TSP. They provide employment assistance, transition assistance, spouse information, Exceptional Family Member Program, volunteer opportunities, relocation assistance, deployment planning, and wounded warrior assistance. They are located in Building 940; phone number (501) 987-2667.
All PCSing families are eligible to receive 20 hours of free childcare, regardless of rank. You do have to use the childcare within 60 days of checking into the base. Care is coordinated through the Family Child Care office. Bring a copy of your orders to the Airman and Family Readiness Center and we will provide you with a voucher for the care and guide you through the process.
Installation Specific Information
Welcome to Little Rock AFB! Our Relocation Assistance Team begins with your sponsor and involves the Airman and Family Readiness Center staff with each base relocation agency. Find Little Rock AFB on Facebook! Also, find 19 FSS on Facebook!
Stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center upon your arrival. We provide information and referral to on and off base resources. We have a discovery resource area and free printing/copying/scanning/faxing. We conduct financial classes such as home buying, car buying, TSP and budget planning. We provide employment assistance, transition assistance, spouse information, EFMP, volunteer opportunities, relocation assistance, deployment planning, voting assistance and wounded warrior assistance. We are located in Bldg 940; phone number (501) 987-2667.
If you arrive at Little Rock AFB prior to your household goods, you may borrow essential household items from the Airman and Family Readiness Center Loan Closet. Items available for checkout include microwaves, dish packs, folding tables and chairs, irons and ironing boards, playpens, porta-cribs, fans, etc. (We do not loan out any linens or bedding.) These items may be loaned out for two weeks while you are settling in at Little Rock AFB. Please bring a copy of your PCS or Temporary Duty orders to check out items. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 0730 - 1630. We close Tuesday at 1400. Computers are also available for use by military I.D. card holders - this enables new arrivals and TDY personnel to stay in touch with family and conduct necessary business.
Air Force Spouse 101/Heartlink -- This fun, interactive class empowers military spouses by preparing them for the Air Force way of life. Some of the topics covered include: deciphering military acronyms, how to read pay statements, free child care during deployment/PCS/volunteering, finding employment, continuing education, preparing to move, the new parent support program, how to pay off credit cards fast, and much more.
"Child Care for PCS" -- The Air Force Aid Society sponsors , a child care program that allows 20 hours per child for all ranks at time of PCS, vouchers for this program are given at the at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The other, "Give Parents a Break" which allows free child care at our Child Development Center, one Saturday a month for deployed families. To use this program, you will need a referral from your Squadron commander/1st Sergeant, Chaplain, Airman and Family Readiness Center staff, Family Advocacy staff, Doctor or other medical professional, Child Development Center staff, or Youth Center Supervisor. You will also be required to bring a current shot record to the Child Development Center and complete a registration form prior to using the program.
Transition Assistance Program – This is the Congressionally mandated requirement for service members that are close to retirement or separation. TAP provides eligible separating service members the knowledge, skills, and abilities to empower them to make informed career decisions, be competitive in a global workforce, and become positive contributors to their community as they transition from military service and reintegrate into civilian life. All members who have served 180 days or more on Title 10 orders are required to initiate the transition process if they are within 24 months of retirement eligibility or 18 months of separation/end of current contract. There are four Transition touchpoints that need to be accomplished in sequence to meet the congressional mandate, first the one-on-one “Initial Counseling (IC)”, second the “Pre-Sep briefing”, third the three day "TAP Workshop", and the fourth is the one-on-one “Capstone”. The IC and Pre-Sep must be accomplished 18-24 months prior to separation/retirement. The TAP Workshop and Capstone must be accomplished 12 months to 90 days prior to separation/retirement. In addition, we also offer the following & optional two-day Transition Tracks: Accessing Higher Education, Boots 2 Business, Career and Credentialing Exploration and the DOL Employment. Other Transition Assistance Program & Career Focus workshops include: " Federal Resume", "Private Sector Resume", "Job Search in Arkansas", “Linked in or LeftOut”, “Interviewing”, &""Benefits Delivery at Discharge".
Newcomers Briefing -- Your one-stop in-processing will be accomplished at our Newcomers Orientation on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 0815-1500, at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, located at the Walters Community Support Center. At Newcomers Orientation, you will be greeted by base leadership, meet local community representatives, and receive all your mandatory in-processing briefings to include medical. Spouses are encouraged to attend; we have incorporated a family-friendly agenda which allows spouses to join their active duty member at 0830. Newcomers is a great way to quickly get in touch with your new community.