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Airman & Family Readiness Program

Airmen & Family Readiness Program Manager (A&FRPM)
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Emergency 24-hour hotline: 1-800-472-0328


Email Listing
A variety of fall and winter military discounts announcements, events and activities as well as youth events and camp opportunities have been shared recently via the A&FRP email roster. To have your email address included in the A&FRP email roster to receive similar regular emails which may also include local discounts and benefits updates. Contact the A&FRPM for more information. Please include "email roster" in your subject line.


Retiree Email Listing
Retirees, we also have a retiree e-mail listing. Updates on the annual retiree picnic have been emailed out. The retiree email listing provides information specific to our retired population to include Retiree Day; Wing event and activities and status of other retirees. Contact the A&FRPM to have your email address included in the retiree email blasts. Please include "retiree email" in your subject line. 


A&FRP Resource Library
Job search; resume writing and interview skills books available to borrow. The A&FRP has established a resource library for Airmen and their families. Books are available outside of the A&FRP office to be signed out and borrowed. There is a clip board on top of the book shelf for borrowers to fill in. We merely ask that you return the book as soon as you have finished using it to allow others to benefit. Books are available in many topics: Resume writing; interview skills; job applications; cover letters; parenting; relationships and more.


Job Search Assistance and "Job Listing" Email
In addition to the books in the resource library, the A&FRP has other means that may be of interest to those of you searching for a job. The A&FRP has an extensive email listing which will provide job announcements in a wide variety of careers, in a variety of location as well as resource materials to assist you in your resume development. If you are interested in receiving job announcements, notices, updates and resources specific to your job search, contact the A&FPRM. Please include "job emails" in the subject line of your email.

Assistance and guidance can also be provided to help you prepare your resume or prepare you for your interview from the A&FRP Office. Contact the A&FRPM to set up an appointment.

To aide you in your search for a job, check out the WWW.USAJOBS.GOV

Also, you can check out "Hero 2 Hired" website. This website is not just another job site. In addition to the searchable job postings of military-friendly employers all over the country, they also provide everything you need to find a job, all in one place. Take a look at the valuable tools and resources they offer by going to: www.H2H.jobs


Preseperation Counseling
Is mandatory for active duty; active guard and reserve servicemmembers separating or retiring from service; and those leaving a Title 10 tour of 180 days or more. Members that serve on 180 cumulative days or more of Title 10 orders (including those who have been on Title 10 orders for MPA tours, school or training) or deployed pre-separation counseling is mandatory.

Preseparation counseling is also highly recommended for anyone leaving the service regardless of your status, retiring or separating. The DD Form 2648, DD Form 2648-1, Preseparation Counseling checklist provides critical information about benefits, resources, and services available as you transition from military to civilian life. By law, this counseling must be provided at least 90 days prior to your date of separation from title 10 orders or retirement.  Preseparation must be completed prior to attending the Transitional Assistance Program.

Contact the A&FRPM to set up an appointment to receive your pre-separation counseling.


Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Classes are offered at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Hanscom AFB monthly. Contact the A&FRPM to reserve a slot in an upcoming TAP class. Prior to attendance you will need the DD Form 2648, DD Form 2648-1, Pre-separation Counseling as referenced above.

RSVP: Slots are limited! To reserve your spot in either class Contact the A&FRPM as soon as possible. Prior to TAP attendance, members are required to receive Preseparation Counseling; this will also be scheduled when you contact Bonnie Rice.

LOCATIONS: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Fleet and Family Support or the Hanscom Airman & Family Readiness Center.

WHAT: This program presented by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Fleet and Family Support Program or Hanscom Air Force Base and the Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are transitioning from a military to a civilian career you may be interested in attending the next TAP seminar. This workshop is designed to assist voluntarily and involuntarily separating or retiring service members make a successful career transition. Members should plan to attend at least six months prior to separation or retirement. Casual civilian attire is suggested. Spouses are welcome.


New Hampshire Global War on Terrorism Bonus
Airmen that have deployed may be eligible for the New Hampshire Global War on Terrorism Bonus. For details and to download the applications go to: www.nh.gov/nhveterans. Click veterans benefits and then bonuses to see what bonus you may qualify for! The link for the application is: http://www.nh.gov/nhveterans/forms/documents/global_war.pdf


PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE A&FRP

Drill Weekend Childcare
Please note: Due to loss of our former childcare provider, we are unable to provide this service until further notice.

We are in desperate need of "in home childcare providers" that provide childcare in their home and willing to be certified by both the state of Maine or New Hampshire and also the Air Force to offer this program. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the A&FRPM. In addition to replacing our previous provider, 157ARW has also been authorized two additional providers.

Additionally: If you would benefit from utilizing this "drill weekend" program, please email me as soon as possible as I will continue to use the numbers to show the need to the Air Force for the program.

To sign up and/or to obtain additional details, Contact the A&FRPM as soon as possible.


Deployed Family Information Gathering
We hold a monthly deployed Family Information Gathering at Pease Air National Guard Base. Families of servicemembers preparing to deploy and families with their loved ones deployed are highly encouraged to attend; this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other deployed families. If interested in attending this meeting please RSVP to the A&FRPM so that the evening meal can be planned.

Servicemembers are encouraged to attend with their families prior to deployment. Each month a different topic is covered in the agenda. The topics are determined by the attendees. Families are encouraged to provide input on the monthly agenda.

This meeting is open to all service components. If you are aware of other military families experience deployment that would benefit, please encourage them to Contact the A&FRPM to receive the meeting announcements.

Date and time: Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.

Location: Pease Air National Guard Base, Building 100

RSVP: Contact the A&FRPM

Who: Families and friends of deployed service members. Open to all branches of the service.