We can assist you and your family in preparing for deployment, unaccompanied remote tours, or TDYs more than 30 days. Mandatory Pre-Deployment Briefings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend to participate in the Family briefing and take the opportunity to register for programs like “Give Parents a Break” and “Car Care Because We Care”.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL READINESS
Our counselors are available in a group or one-on-one setting for guidance on Developing a Spending Plan (Budget), Credit Issues/Reports, Debt Liquidation Plan, Emergency Financial Assistance, Relocation Planning Including Moving Off Base, Marriage, Budgeting for New Baby, Car Fax Reports, Retirement Planning. Feel free to bring a list of any money related questions you have.
BUNDLES FOR BABIES
This program is available for active duty members or their spouse who is expecting a baby or is a new mother. The class offers information on budgeting for a new baby from conception to college years and a chance to find out what support programs are available on-base and in the local community. Each participate will also leave with a gift sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society.
Contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center for more information or to register for a class
GIVE PARENTS A BREAK
The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) recognizes that Air Force families are subject to unique stresses due to the nature of military life — deployments, remote tours of duty, frequent moves, extended working hours, etc. Families are separated from the military member as well as from extended family who might otherwise offer support. In an effort to help, AFAS, in collaboration with the Force Support Squadron cooperation funds a monthly “Give Parents a Break” program at the Child Development Center.
Families may be referred to this program by Commanders, 1st Sergeants, chaplains, medical professionals, as well as Airman and Family Readiness Center staff. Give Parents a Break certificates are issued for a specified period of time and may be renewed if necessary.
CHILD CARE FOR PCS
The Child Care that is offered during PCS moves is intended to help relieve some of the stress felt by Air Force families in the process of a PCS move. Air Force Aid Society will pay for 20 hours of child care (per child) in an Air Force certified Family Child Care Home on or off base.
Families with PCS orders are able to receive a Child Care for PCS Certificate at the base from which they are departing and at their new base. Certificates, which must be used at the base at which they are issued, are good 60 days before the family’s departure from their base, and within 60 days after arriving at the new base.
Air Force families with PCS orders can obtain a Child Care for PCS Certificate at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
Looking for an interesting and rewarding experience….Become a VOLUNTEER! Volunteers provide invaluable support to the base and community, donating thousands of hours each month. Opportunities range from Tyndall’s Medical Center to the Airman’s Attic. Volunteers enjoy personal satisfaction that comes from helping others and contibuting to the mission.
FREE CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE FOR VOLUNTEERS!
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) assists individuals with researching and reaching for their career goals. We provide employment skills training to prepare you for a job search to include: resume writing, individual resume review, interview skills, local job market information, Job Fair information and so much more! Call for an appointment
The Airman’s Attic is Open to all Active Duty Military and their immediate families(E-5)and below. The Tyndall Airman’s Attic offers our military families a place to pick up household items and children’s clothes and toys FREE of charge.
The Airman who receive these items are not poor, they just don’t always have the funds to purchase new furniture or other household items. The goal of the Airman’s Attic is to reduce financial stress by providing essential items for our military families.
Donations are accepted Monday-Friday from 9:00-1:00PM. While we appreciate any and all donations, we ask that donated items are “Items Worth Having”. Donations should be serviceable, clean, gently used or new.
Every Friday is all ranks in the uniform room.
Every first Friday is all ranks for the entire Airman’s Attic
VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED
If you are interested in volunteering to work in the Airman’s Attic please contact Shannon Scott at 850-283-4204
Our Discovery Center is open to all military, dependents, DOD civilians and contractors. We have five computers, fax machine, copier, and phone to use free of charge.
CASUALITY OFFICE AND BENEFITS PROGRAM
Our mission is to provide dignified compassion and humane notification to family members and other designated persons as promptly as possible after a member is placed in casualty status.
The Casuality Assistance Representative (CAR) will place claims for all benefits.
MILITARY FAMILY LIFE CONSULTANT
Our Military Life Consultants (MFLC) provides non-medical short-term, situational problem solving counseling to all branches of the military and their families. Counseling is confidential and private, except for duty-to-warn situations.
Flexible Service Delivery: Outreach/rotational and On-demand. The consultants rotate installations every 3-6 months. Services can be provided on or off military installations.
Adult MFLC phone number: 850-461-5989 Children MFLC phone number: 850-461-6232
AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY
The Air Force Aid Society, Inc.
(AFAS). AFAS is the official charity of the United States Air Force. It promotes the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance to members and their families, sponsoring educational assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that impact member/family welfare.
The Falcon Loan is a loan for up to $750 that can be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses (rent, utilities, food), car repairs, emergency travel, or other approved needs. To be eligible for a Falcon Loan, you must be an Active Duty Air Force member or spouse with Power of Attorney stationed at Tyndall Air Force base and cannot have a current Air Force Aid Society loan. You will be expected to repay the Falcon Loan by allotment within 10 months or by your ETS if less than 10 months.
Federal Employee Education and Emergency Assistance Program
The Federal Employee Education and Emergency Assistance Program assist the DoD civilian workforce.