Airman and Family Readiness Center to remain open
By , 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 08, 2011
PATRICK AFB, Fla. -- The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) will continue operations in
the event of a furlough. The center will provide the following services:
Women Infant and Children (WIC)
Personal and Family Readiness/deployed/repatriated family support
Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)
Financial counseling to assist members budget for the potential loss of income
AD Military Members:
The Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief Society, Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance are available for emergency
financial assistance. Members can come to the A&FRC, bldg 722 for all
military relief societies, except the Coast Guard; Coast Guard members must
go to their ombudsman for emergency financial assistance.
Air Force Aid Society Headquarters has provided the following guidance:
" AFAS will be available to assist with your emergency financial needs such
as food, gas, and other essentials. In order to help the maximum number of
Airmen possible, it is not reasonable to expect the Society to replace your
total lost pay. Be proactive and contact your creditors, landlord, utility
companies, etc. and make them aware that your pay may be affected by the
government shutdown. Ask them if you can make smaller payments or defer
payments until your full pay is restored."
DoD civilian employees can request emergency financial assistance thru
www.feea.org. If they are also retired military, they can come to the A&FRC
to request assistance from their respective service's relief society.
Military relief societies will not give loans in anticipation of lost pay.
Previously scheduled classes/seminars/events will be cancelled. POC: Lillian Cassidy, 494-5675