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Airman and Family Readiness - Deployment/Mobilization
446 McAffrey Avenue
Building 314 Suite 15
Enid, OK 73705
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 Vance Air Force Base are committed to helping families remain strong during deployments, extended temporary duty assignments and remote tours. A readinessnon-commissioned officer is assigned to the Airman and Family Readiness Center to work with unit leadership and service agencies to work directly with airmen and their families during separations.
For additional information or questions, contact the A&FRC at 580-213-6288 or DSN 312-448-6288.
Give Parents a Break
The Air Force Aid Society recognizes that Air Force families are subject to unique stresses due to the nature of military life, deployments, remote tours of duty, extended working hours, etc. In an effort to help these families, the AFAS, in cooperation with the Air Force child care community, has agreed to provide funding for child care under our Give Parents a Break program. The purpose of this program is to offer eligible parents a few hours’ break from the stresses of parenting. Active-duty Air Force families may use this time to suit their personal needs. AFAS will pay the cost of having the base Child Development Center open once a month for families referred to the program. Families will not be charged for the care. Certificates can be obtained at the A&FRC.
Information and Referral
It’s not possible to anticipate all the things that might occur during a separation. Families can contact the A&FRC if they have a concern and we will help you find the available resources.
Pre-deployment briefings are held on a one-on-one basis. Topics discussed are 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 is highly suggested for spouses.
When the active-duty member returns, they are required to attend a reintegration briefing. These briefings are held on a one-on-one basis at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, and 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, but spouses are invited to attend as well.