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Department of the Air Force
4311 N Washington Blvd
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
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.
Nellis Air Force Base’s Airman and Family Readiness Center provides assistance to spouses and family members while the military member is deployed, on temporary duty assignment for more than 30 days or serving on a remote tour. We provide information and support during all phases of deployment, including:
These briefings iare mandatory for all active-duty members who have a firm deployment tasking and are within 60 days of departure. Spouses, family members and/or significant others are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Remote tour briefings
These briefings are mandatory for all active-duty members who are going on an unaccompanied remote assignment. Both married and unmarried members must attend, and spouses and/or significant others are encouraged to attend.
Hearts Apart Calls, Morale Calls
These are designed to help you stay in touch with your significant other.
Military members can contact the Nellis A&FRC for a Morale Call PIN so they will be able to make local calls back home to a local number 702 Area Code and spouses can come in to sign up for a Hearts Apart PIN so they can call their service member at their deployed location. After receiving their PIN, designated callers will be able to make four 15-minute calls per month by calling the Nellis Air Force Base operator at 702-652-1110, option 1, then option 1 for Morale Calls or option 2 for Hearts Apart calls.
Give Parents a Break
This program offers six hours of free child care once a month for families of deployed and remote Air Force members. With a copy of your sponsor's deployment or remote orders and your identification card, you can pick up a referral form Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the A&FRC.
Free child care
This program offers free child care that can be used before, during and/or after deployment for families of deployed and remote Air Force members, for a total of 48 hours. With a copy of your sponsor's deployment or remote orders and your ID card, proceed to the Family Childcare Office Monday-Friday,8 a.m.-4 p.m., to fill out a request for care.
Car Care Because We Care
While your spouse is deployed, the Air Force Aid Society will pay to have your family’s primary vehicle's oil changed, the chassis lubed and a safety inspection accomplished at the Auto Skills Center on base. Stop by the A&FRC with a copy of your spouse's deployment orders to pick up your voucher. The voucher must be used while the servicemember is deployed. The voucher is good for up to $50; should you go over that amount, you will be responsible for the difference.
For members on a remote assignment, you will receive two oil changes.
Deployed/remote family dinners
Spouses and immediate family members of deployed or remote military members can enjoy a night off from cooking and get to know each other the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. Spouses and immediate family members’ email addresses are added to our distribution list during the members’ pre-deployment briefings. Spouses can also bring in a copy of the deployed member’s orders (to identify the deployment timespan) in order to be added to our deployed or remote family email list. An RSVP email is sent prior to each event.
Welcome home (reintegration) briefings
Members returning from deployment are required to attend the post-deployment reintegration briefing within 72 hours of returning. Spouses are encouraged to attend with the returning member. These are held every Monday and Thursday in the base chapel basement from 9-10 a.m.
One way to make getting through a deployment easier is to keep busy. The A&FRC has volunteer opportunities. By volunteering, you not only keep yourself busy, but you gain valuable experience and help to build a strong community. Contact the Volunteer Resource Program manager at 702-652-3327 for more information.
Military and Family Life Counselor
Licensed counselors are available to help service members and their families regarding deployment and reintegration, marriage and relationships, parenting, siblings and family, communication challenges, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and daily life issues. Consultations and training are free and anonymous. After-hours and weekend appointments may be available. Group and off-site meetings are also available. Call the Military and Family Life Counselors at 571-619-5518 (Virtual Service) or 702-250-0787 or 702-849-9180 or 702-373-61478. There are also Child and Youth MFLC, who may be reached at 571-621-3854 or 571-621-4873, as well as one embedded in the Coral Academy School on base 702-827-8670.
Key Spouse program
A Key Spouse is an informal link between the commander/first sergeant and spouses. A Key Spouse is someone you can go to for information from base services to deployment questions. A Key Spouse is also the person who stays in contact with families during deployments as well as welcomes new families to the base. Contact the A&FRC at 702-652-3327 to find out more about the Key Spouse program.