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Military and Family Readiness Center
56 FSS / FSH
7282 N 137th Ave, Bldg 1113
Luke AFB, AZ 85309
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
The leaders and service providers at Luke are committed to helping families remain strong during deployments, extended TDYs and remote tours. A Readiness NCO is assigned to the Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) to work with unit leadership and service agencies to care directly with troops for families during family separations. For additional information or questions please contact the M&FRC at 623-856-6550.
Give Parents a Break Program
The Air Force Aid Society recognizes Air Force families are subject to unique stressors due to the nature of military life, deployments, remote tours of duty, and extended work hours. In an effort to help these families, we offer the Give Parents a Break Program. The purpose of this program is to offer free child care to alleviate the stressors of parenting while your loved one is away. Please contact the Luke Military and Family Readiness Center for scheduled dates and to obtain a certificate.Spouses should then take the certificate to the CDC and or Youth Center to sign up. Every child using the program must have completed a registration package.
Hearts Apart Program
The Hearts Apart program is open to all military families who are geographically separated due to deployment, remote tours, or extended TDY's, and is designed to keep geographically-separated families informed and connected. The goal is to develop an adaptable community in which families can access the support they need through the many life changes that military commitment brings. The M&FRC host monthly activities and events.
The M&FRC host a social activity once a month to promote interaction and fun for families of deployed service members.
Information and Referral
It's never possible to anticipate all the things that might occur during a separation. Call us if you have a concern and we’ll help you find the available resources to meet your need.
Tips for Spouses
Pre-deployment briefings are held at the Installation Deployment Readiness Cell, building 85f9, on the first Wednesday of each month at 0900. Topics discussed include expectations, support services offered and positive ways of dealing with stress. Resources are given out and family information is obtained. This briefing is mandatory for active-duty members and highly encouraged for spouses.
Reintegration Briefings are held twice weekly: Mondays at 9 AM and Wednesday at 1 PM at the M&FRC Bldg 1113.
The topics range from expectations at home and work, how to reintegrate with family and friends, communication, coping skills, and sources to help the process. This briefing is mandatory for active-duty members and highly encouraged for spouses to attend.