HomeResiliency TeamAirman & Family Readiness

 Mission:

To provide targeted Airmen and Family support and services by contributing to mission readiness

and the well-being of the Air Force community.

Guard Life

Personal & Family Readiness Toolkit
An organizational guide to help you and your family.
 
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Helping maintain resiliency during all stages of deployment is paramount to the morale and welfare of our Airmen and families.
 
GI Bill
Service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. Look for other education programs from the VA on this website.
 
Relocation Essentials (Military OneSource)
Learn about and compare various cities, states, and communities throughout the United States.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Air Force Aid Society
Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the Air Force. Air National Guard personnel on active duty orders 15 days or more are eligible for AFAS emergency assistance. 

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
FEEA assists civilian federal employees with emergency loans for basic living expenses due to unforeseen emergencies.

Air Force Reserve Emergency Preparedness Resources

PERSONAL FINANCIAL READINESS (PFR) SERVICES

Personal Financial Management services include classes and one-on-one assistance to analyze financial situations, seek solutions to financial problems, develop budgets, and provide financial information on various topics from home ownership to investment strategies.  Our goal is to assist members and their families in successful management of their personal finances.  Workshops are offered on various topics to include budgeting, savings, TSP, PCS’ing, basic investing, credit/debt management, and other topics of interest.  A variety of special classes and briefing such as Home Buying, Car buying and Goal Setting Workshops are presented through the year.  Referrals to other on or off base agencies are provided as needed.

FINANCIAL ED

Learn to budget, save and reduce debt. Check out these links to help your family get on top through education and planning.

MilitarySaves
A national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.

NEFE
National Endowment for Financial Education

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY (AFAS)

The Air Force aid Society provides interest free loans and other assistance with emergency needs for items such as basic living expenses, medical care, funeral expenses, and other personal emergencies.  They also fund many special programs offered through the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and other base agencies.  Please note member has to be on Title 10 orders to qualify for application submission.  Many Reserve A&FR offices will redirect AFAS questions to the Active Duty A&FRC.

PERSONAL AND WORK LIFE

Prevention/enrichment programs are offered in various family development areas. The Key Spouse program is a network of commander appointed and A&FR trained volunteers that provide peer support and information and referral services to military families.   Additionally, workshops such as Effective Communication, Couple’s Resilience, and Healthy Relationships are held throughout the year (on-and-off base)

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

Are you an Air National Guard member coming off orders of 180 days or more? The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is here to help.  TAP is Congressionally-mandated for all AFR members on 180+ consecutive day orders. The program will assist members with understanding resources, benefits, and provide information that will ease transition from military status to a civilian lifestyle. For specific details on requirements, classes, and workshops contact your local Airman and Family Readiness.

FAMILY READINESS - DEPLOYMENT

The A&FR provides a variety of services and activities for individuals and families affected by deployment.  Pamphlets, books and videos discuss how to prepare for a deployment, cope with separation and come back together as a family.  Other materials help single people, who have different issues, prepare for deployment.  A&FR Staff works through units and with individuals to provide advice and help.  Organize events to bring deployed families together for fun.

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Volunteering can be a wonderful way to meet people, explore careers and develop new job skills.  The A&FR Staff can help you find a volunteer job that suits your personal interests or career goals.  The A&FR Office has volunteer positions.

181st Airman and Family Readiness Program

The Airman and Family Readiness Program (A&FR) Office offers programs, services, and resources to support and sustain mission and family readiness through empowerment and education. The office offers to service members and their families’ information booklets & brochures, briefings, and one-on-one nonmedical counseling accommodating a wide variety of topics addressing areas experienced through being a part of the military and their family. Families can be a part of the program through volunteer programs such as the Key Spouse Program.

 All of these efforts are to strengthen the personal and family competencies required to meet the unique challenges of a military life and support our Indiana Air National Guard service members and their families.

Through compassion and dedicated customer service, your A&FRP Office’s goal is to strengthen the personal and family competencies required to meet the unique challenges of a military career and family life supporting our Indiana Air National Guard service members and their families, ensuring our service members are able to fulfill their state and federal missions by being resilient and mission ready!

A&FR Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Child & Youth Programs
  • Collaborate with Wing Resources
  • Community Outreach
  • Discovery Resource Center
  • Employment Assistance Program
  • Exceptional Family Member Program
  • Information and Referral
  • Key Spouse Program
  • Personal and Family Readiness / Deployment Cycle Support
  • Personal and Work Life Education
  • Personal Financial Readiness
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Transition Assistance Programs
  • Volunteer Resource Programs

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Contact numbers

Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Office: (812) 877-5545
Cell: (812) 249-1662
Email: usaf.in.181-iw.mbx.family-readiness-group@mail.mil

Yellow Ribbon Website: http://www.yellowribbon.mil/yrrp/

181st IW SARP
Office: (812) 877-5700
Cell: (812) 264-4511
State SARC Cell: (317) 247-3172

181st IW Chaplain
Office: (812) 877-5192

181st IW Psychological Health Program
Office: (812) 877-5726
Cell: (812) 230-4505

Indiana Family Programs Office
Tyndall Armory
711 North Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Website: http://in.ng.mil/FamilyResources.aspx

IN Guard Youth Program
State Youth Coordinator
Office: (317) 247-3300 x 85441
Website: http://www.in.ng.mil/FamilyResources/YouthPrograms.aspx

IN Transition Assistance Advisors
Office: (317) 247-3300 x85472
Cell: (317) 752-7145 / 317-697-4740
Website: https://www.jointservicessupport.org/WS/Default.aspx