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Airman and Family Readiness Center
445 SUWANNEE RD
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
Newcomer orientation, called Checkertail, is held at the Tyndall Horizons Club each month, beginning at 07:50 a.m. It is mandatory for incoming, permanent-party Air Force members. Sister services and spouses are encouraged to attend, contact your assigned unit to be registered for the next orientation.
The Tyndall Airman and Family Readiness Center provides assistance for every step of your move. The center offers comprehensive information and resources on Tyndall and the local community including base and local maps, school, employment, real estate information, and local attractions and events, to name a few. The relocation staff can provide answers to tough questions that arise when moving to a new area.
Upon arrival at Tyndall AFB, all newly arriving military members must attend a Checkertail Welcome Festival. Spouses are encouraged to attend the Checkertail Welcome Festival. There, you will receive an orientation to our base. The Air Force Aid Society provides childcare for those completing a permanent change of station move. Twenty hours of free childcare is available to families within 60 days of arrival or departure to/from the installation. Childcare for PCS certificates are available at the Military Family Readiness Center. The childcare is provided by FCC providers and reservations for childcare are made directly with the FCC provider.
The relocation process presents challenges and stressors for the entire family. Whether you are new to Tyndall or preparing for your next assignment, the MFR provides Information and Referral as well as counseling and educational services to relocating and deploying personnel and their families. A computer resource center is available with a multitude of information available on military bases around the world, a video library, travel maps and information on cost of living for different areas.
The Transition Assistance Program is designed to assist separating or retiring military members and their family prepare for civilian life. Information on military benefits and civilian employment along with many other topics is available.
I&R links people in need with the appropriate on/off-base agencies and services that will alleviate that need. Information and resources are available on a wide variety of topics including everything from how to get a passport, support for a special-needs family member, and to clubs and organizations in the community. If you have a particular question or need, we are here to assist you in finding the answer!