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United States Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center - Relocation
8105 Condor Street
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5313
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.
The MacDill Air Force Base Relocation Assistance Team begins with your sponsor and involves the Military and Family Readiness Center staff with each base relocation agency.
There are a number of other agencies on base that manage various aspects of your relocation. The housing management office, the transportation office, Military Personnel Flight and your unit of assignment are some examples of the agencies involved in the relocation process.
MacDill AFB offers relocation assessment, counseling and referral. Some of our services targeted specifically for newcomers include the HeartLink orientation for all incoming spouses married to a military member fewer than five years.
Computers in our Discovery Center are also available for use by military identification card holders. This enables new arrivals and temporary duty assignment personnel to stay in touch with family and conduct necessary business.
HeartLink – This is an orientation for spouses new to the military and is offered at the M&FRC. Register to attend this program by calling the M&FRC.
Child Care for permanent change of station – The Air Force Aid Society sponsors two child care programs that allow 20 hours of care per child for all ranks at the time of PCS. Vouchers for this program are given at the M&FRC. The other, Give Parents A Break, allows free child care at our Child Development Center once on a specified day for deployed families. To use this program, you will need a referral from your squadron commander or first sergeant, chaplain or M&FRC staff. You will also be required to bring a current shot record to the CDC and complete a registration form prior to using the program.
The MacDill M&FRC also offers the following programs and services to all newcomers:
Counseling and assessment – Our relocation staff will provide you with a complete briefing on services we have to offer. We will also provide you with assistance and referral to help you get settled in housing, schools, churches, employment, etc.
The M&FRC will be happy to help you resolve any problems or answer questions concerning your move to MacDill. M&FRC's Transition Assistance Program will provide information and training to facilitate your separation from the military. In addition, the Information and Referral Program should be your first stop if you are not sure where you should go for help or information. You may stop by the center or call for an appointment.
Each family's needs are different, so there are many agencies, on and off base, that are staffed by specialists who can assist with your specific needs. An updated guide to community and base resources is available at the M&FRC and has telephone numbers, addresses and specific information on services.
There are a number of other agencies on base that manage various aspects of your relocation. The housing management office, the transportation office, Military Personnel Flight and your unit of assignment are some examples of the many agencies involved in the relocation process.
There are a multitude of resources and services offered by the M&FRC and other base agencies that will help you make a smooth transition. Incoming members will be scheduled for the mandatory newcomers orientation briefing. Briefings are held the first Thursday of every month for all newly assigned personnel and their families. Members and their families are welcomed by the wing commander and introduced to base agencies representatives.
At the M&FRC, Air Force newcomers can receive vouchers for up to 20 hours of free child care funded by the Air Force Aid Society. Spouse employment and education assistance is available for spouses seeking employment or continuing their education. The Discovery Center has computers with internet access as well as a copier, a fax and a scanner. Budgeting assistance and the AFAS are available for unexpected expenses due to PCS. For more detailed information, call the M&FRC at 813-828-0145 or DSN 312-968-0145.