Knowing When You Need Help
• Am I feeling worse – or not any better – as time passes?
• Am I unable to do my job in the way it needs to be done?
• Is my family suffering because of the way I am acting?
• Am I drinking more alcohol than usual?
• Am I using/abusing drugs?
• Am I having trouble sleeping, or wanting to sleep to much?
• Have I had these problems for more than a few weeks?
When there's a major evacuation caused by an emergency such as an earthquake, hurricane, flood or wildfire, Air Force has created a method to ensure that we know you are safe and secure, your immediate emergency needs are met, and your whereabouts are known. This program is called the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System.
AFPAAS, for short, provides valuable information to all levels of the Air Force chain of command, allowing commanders to make strategic decisions which facilitate your return to your home base or home.AFPAAS allows you to do the following:
- Report where you are located
- Provide the case managers with emergency contact information
- Identify your specific emergency needs
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU KEEP THE AFPAAS LINK AVAILABLE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY EVACUATION INFORMATION. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU ENTER YOUR INFORMATION WHEN EVACUATED. NO ACTION ON YOUR PART IS NECESSARY IF YOU'RE NOT AFFECTED BY AN EVACUATION.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER AFPAAS
If your family will relocate during your deployment, ensure that you look into what TRICARE coverage is available in the location that they are going to. Additionally, they can seek services at most active duty military base, as well as guard bases. You can utilize this Local Community Resource Finder for a list of services available from guard bases depending on your family's location.
Reconnecting with your Spouse/Significant Other
• GO SLOW! It takes time to reconnect. Be patient and be flexible.
• LISTEN, LEARN AND LET GO! Listen to your partner’s experience. Learn how they’ve been doing life while you were gone. Let go of your expectations for how they should have behaved while you were gone and accept the person they are.
The Reintegration Program hopes of changing how Airmen return back to their communities and families. The phrase, "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon," is a reminder that the support of Airmen cannot end when they return from deployment and the yellow ribbons are untied. Read more about Taking Care of Business, Your Health, and Your Family.