Airman & Family Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center provides individuals and families with activities and services which strengthen our community and promote self-sufficiency, mission readiness, and adaptation to the Air Force way of life. The A&FRC welcomes active duty, retired military members, civilian DoD employees, and their family members. Click on the Class Schedule button below to find out what resources are available for you!
- Financial Counseling
- Classes and Workshops
- VA Benefits Advisor
Hours & Contact Info
- Transition Assistance
- A&FRC Programs
- Military Family Life Counselor
- Exceptional Family Members
- Personal Financial Readiness
The goal of Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is to equip separating and retiring military and civilian personnel and their families with the skills and knowledge necessary for a smooth, successful transition into the private sector.
The emphasis of the program is on preparation rather than job placement. The program is cosponsored by the Department of Defense, Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA Benefits Advisor:
Let our VA Benefits Advisors help you navigate your VA Benefits. Call the A&FRC to be referred to our local advisors!
His office is located in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. He can answer your questions on VA Education Benefits, VA Home Loan Guarantee Program, VA Life Insurance Programs, CA Healthcare, VA Disability Claim process, and more!
Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation Briefing
The first step in the transition process is to attend the Initial Counseling/Pre-separation Briefing. This briefing is mandated by public law for transitioning military members and must be accomplished NLT 365 days prior to date of separation/retirement. (Exception to this timeframe: short notice separations where counseling must occur as soon as possible). It provides an overview of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) mandates; transition benefits; and referrals to various service agencies. It is recommended you attend this briefing 18 – 24 months prior to separation/retirement. The earlier your transition preparation, the more successful you’ll be!
Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation briefings are held every Wednesday, from 0800 – 1100 hrs. Call 530-634-2863 to register.
Initial Counseling/Pre-Separation briefings are held on the last Friday of each month (may vary), from 0800 – 1200 hrs. This briefing also includes a TRICARE for Retirees briefing from a Health Net representative. Call 530-634-2863 to register.
Attending the Initial Counseling/Pre-separation briefing is the pre-requisite to attend the TAP seminar. You’ll be signing up for the next available workshop during the pre-separation briefing.
Need to download your TAP budget, please CLICK HERE.
Additional 2-day Classes
Boots to Business: 2 Day Class
Airmen pursuing self-employment in the private or non-profit sector will learn about the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, the benefits and realities of entrepreneurship, and the steps toward business ownership. Call 530-634-2863 to register.
Career & Credential Exploration (C2E) Track
The Career & Credential Exploration Track assists with establishing clear goals, evaluating training options, and building an action plan. Participants will complete personalized career development assessments of occupational interest, aptitude and work values that will provide them with a variety of tailored career recommendations. They will learn how to use certification finder web tools and other internet resources that identify licensed occupations and a military occupational code translator. Call 530-634-2863 to register.
Managing Your (MY) Education Track
Service members pursuing college education will receive guidance to prepare for the college application process. The Education track addresses such topics as identifying educational goals, education funding, and researching and comparing institutions. Upon completion of this track, service members will be prepared to submit an application to an academic institution, meet with a counselor from the institution, and connect with the Student Veterans Organization on campus. Service members will be able to meet with education counselors for individualized preparation as desired. Call the Education Center to register: 530-634-2525.
DOL (Department of Labor) Employment Track
The Employment Track assists members seeking employment with resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, labor market information and federal employment. Registration for this class will take place during the Initial Counseling/Pre-separation briefing.
Personal & Family Readiness – Provides mobility and deployment assistance to help single and married DoD personnel and families meet pre-deployment, sustainment, reintegration, and post-deployment challenges.
Air Force Aid Society – Everyone faces tough challenges in life. That’s why the Air Force Aid Society is here. AFAS is the official Air Force charity which exists worldwide to provide assistance to you and your family in time of need.
Transition Assistance – Provides retiring, separating, and demobilizing members (and family members) the information, skills, and knowledge needed for successful transition.
Employment Assistance – supports customers in achieving short and long -term employment, education/training, and career goals. Schedule a class with us for assistance with resumes and all other aspects of the job search process.
Relocation Assistance – provides information and referral for all your PCS needs. We also provide sponsorship training so you can become a Beale sponsor.
Personal Financial Readiness – offers information, education and personal financial counseling to help individuals and families maintain financial readiness. Look here for assistance in creating a realistic budget, investing, or other issues regarding your financial state.
Personal and Work Life Program – provides prevention/enrichment education and consultation designed to enhance social competence for individuals, couples and families, and build resilience skills that assist in navigating a mobile, military lifestyle. Call us to inquire about limited counseling services, parenting education, and marriage enrichment workshops.
Exceptional Family Member Program – offers a community support function provided by the Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRC). EFMP-FS is designed to provide support to family members—both adult & children with special needs.
Military Family Life Consultants
There are two unique Military & Family Life Consultant Programs here at Beale – one that Supports Service Members and Their Families (MFLC) and one that supports Military Children & Youth and Those Supporting Them (CYB-MFLC)
NO RECORDS ARE KEPT
Helping you is their priority!
Scheduling an appointment is easy, just call the Beale Adult MFLC at 530-434-3705 and 530-777-8170. They can also be reached by emailing: email@example.com.
Do You Need Help with Child & Youth Behaviors?
The Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Consultants are Masters or Ph.D. level, licensed professionals specializing in child and youth behavioral issues. They are available at no cost to assist children & youth, parents, family members and staff.
- School adjustment
- Deployment and separation
- Reunion adjustment
- Sibling and parent-child communication
- Behavioral concerns
- Fear, grief, and loss
- Daily life issues
Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Consultants provide broad-ranging support to military children and youth, and to the family members and other adults who support them. For example, they:
- Engage in activities with children/youth
- Provide direct intervention in classroom, camp or family childcare situations, including assisting staff in setting and managing boundaries
- Model behavioral techniques and provide feedback to staff
- Are available to staff to discuss interactions with children and other concerns
- Outreach to parents
- Facilitate psycho-educational groups at child and youth program sites
- Conduct parent and staff training sessions
Do You Need to Talk to Someone?
Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) are here to listen. MFLCs are Masters or Ph.D. level, licensed professionals from outside the military system who are available to help service members, spouses, family members, children, and civilian employees address:
- Anger Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Relationship Issues
- Decision Making Skills
- Productivity at Work
- Deployment Stress
- Reintegration:Warrior to Citizen
- Relocation Adjustment
- Coping Skills
- Building Resiliency
- Loss & Grief
The services they provide are FREE and ANONYMOUS except when state, federal and military reporting requirements dictate otherwise for protection of personnel.
EFMP – Family Support Coordinator
17800 13th St, Bldg. 2179
Beale AFB, CA 95903
EFMP – Medical
9th Medical Group
15301 Warren Shingle Rd.
Beale AFB, CA 95903
The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support function provided by the Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRC). EFMP-FS is designed to provide support to family members—both adult & children with special needs. The EFMP-FS Coordinator services include, but are not limited to:
- Information and Referral
- Educational Workshops
- Support Groups
- Special Events
- Resource Information
- Special Education Information
- Individualized Information Specific to Your Family’s Needs
Please note: The EFFMP-FS Coordinator is here to assist families in finding a variety of resource options on BEALE AFB and in the local community. The AFRC does not give official endorsement to programs, organizations, or service providers.
Setting Up a Financial Appointment
We’re glad you have reached out for assistance! We look forward to assisting you!
To help you, we need to get a snapshot of where you are at. Download the Budget Worksheet and save the spreadsheet to your computer. Save the file as your last name (example: Smith.xls or Jones.xls)
Note: If you have problems downloading the budget, click on the link using the right mouse button, then select save as to save the file to your computer. Then open the file with Microsoft Excel.
- Call the A&FRC or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an apointment.
Helpful items to bring to your financial appointment
- Copies of your:
- Bank Statements
- Loans (Car, Home, Credit Cards, Store Cards, Personal Loans, Etc..
- LES and Spouse’s earnings if applicable
Identity Theft Victims
If you have been a victim of identity theft, you need to take immediate steps to protect yourself. Follow these instructions.
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service
- Military Pay and Benefits – Sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
- SaveAndInvest.org – A free service of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation
- Bankrate.com – News, tips, and advice to compare mortgage rates, home equity loans, CDs, car loans, credit cards, and money market accounts
- Powerpay.org – Helping debtors become savers
- Federal Trade Commission – Protecting America’s Consumers
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system
- Consumers Union – Nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports
- The USAA Educational Foundation – Provides free financial education and publications
- Better Business Bureau Air Force Line – BBB Air Force Line, in partnership with the USAF Airmen and Family Readiness Centers (A&FRCs), encourages Air Force Personnel (including Reservists and National Guards), retirees, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB.