Airman and Family Readiness Program

The 157th Air Refueling Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program supports the "Total Force Mission Readiness" through a multitude of programs and activities provided to the Airmen and their families.

Programs include but are not limited to: transition assistance; financial assistance; employment/resume assistance; child and youth programs; relocation/newcomer assistance; and other assistance/readiness programs.

Information for Retirees

If you are a 157th Air Refueling Wing retiree and would like to be added to the Airman and Family Readiness monthly e-mail listing, please contact the Airman and Family Readiness program manager to learn how.

Monthly Deployed Family Gathering

Open to all service components, the Deployed Family Information Gatherings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month, or as needed, at 6 p.m. at Pease Air National Guard Base.

Families of members preparing to deploy are encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity to get to know other deployed families.

Service members are encouraged to attend 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.

If aware of other military families experience deployment that would benefit, encourage them to contact the Airman and Family Readiness Program manager to receive meeting announcements.

For further information or to register to attend a meeting, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Program manager at 603-430-3545.

Preseparation Counseling

This is mandatory for active duty; active Guard and Reserve servicemembers 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.

For further information, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Program manager at 603-430-3545 to set up an appointment.

Childcare Info

If interested in childcare during drill weekends, please fill out the following forms and e-mail them to the Airman and Family Readiness Program coordinator.

Once you have completed and submitted the initial registration paperwork above, each month you are requested to completed the following form to request a slot for your child/children.