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Airman and Family Readiness

The 512th Airman & Family Readiness mission is to provide individuals, families and leadership with programs that promote self-sufficiency and enhance mission readiness, retention and adaptation to the Air Force way of life. They are the link between mission and family. Programs and services include: Information and referral, crisis assistance, leadership consultation, personal financial management, family life education, personal and family readiness, employment assistance, and transition and relocation programs.

tabPersonal and Family Readiness 
Assistance and support provided to families during times of local or national emergency, mobilizations, deployment, or evacuation.

Pre-deployment Support: To alleviate stress and anxiety by educating and providing tools and resource materials to service members & their families prior to their deployment.

Deployment/Sustainment: Ensures families are informed of services available and maintains contact with the family during the deployment. Provides opportunities for social networking through planned events for families of deployed.

Reunion/Reintegration: Prepares families to have realistic expectations upon the members return. Also coordinates with various base/community agencies to provide an overview of services and reintegration support.

Key Spouse Program: Volunteers that provide routine support to our deployed families.

Hearts Apart: Allows family members to stay in touch with deployed members through two 15 minute free phone calls per week.

Pillow Case Program: A&FR will print a picture of your choosing onto a pillow case, free of charge. Just e-mail a .jpg image to arthur.bradshaw@us.af.mil and give contact information. Once it is complete, you will be able to stop A&FR to pick it up.

Give Parents a Break Program: A stress management initiative designed to allow the spouse to take a "time out" from child care. This program provides free child care at the Child Development Center. Offered every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 4 p.m. Vouchers and a copy of your child's shot record needs to be dropped off to the Child Development Center (Bldg 212) NLT 4 p.m. the Wednesday PRIOR to the event. There is an 8 child minimum required to provide this service.

Deployed Family Member Club: Focus on goals to educate, support and lessen the anxiety of the students who have to deal with parents TDY or deployed. Partnership with Dover Air Force Base Middle School.
tabPersonal and Family Life Skills 
Provides a wide range of prevention and enrichment services designed to strengthen the resilience of individuals and families. Programs offered will assist families in meeting the challenges throughout the various stages of the family life cycle. Classes offered in conjunction with other base agencies.
  • Parenting Classes
  • Stress Management
  • Family Care Plans
  • Balancing Work, Self & Family
tabPersonal Financial Management Program 
Education, information and financial counseling to help individuals and families maintain financial readiness. Topics include budgeting, debt management, investing, and purchasing decisions. Programs provided as Lunch and Learn seminars include:

Thrift Savings Plan: Making the decision for a better retirement and learn how to make it great through varied investment options.

Debt Reduction: Learn how to be in control of your debts instead of having your debts control you.

Daily Money Management: It's not the monthly budget that doesn't work, it's the daily expenditures. Learn new techniques to handle the cash, debit cards, credit cards and the loose change.
tabUpcoming Classes & Events 
The following classes and events are offered by the 512th and 436th Airman & Family Readiness. 

Registration is required. Call (302) 677-6930. Classes are located in Bldg. 263, 1st floor conference room unless noted otherwise.

Civilian Resume Writing Workshop - 1 to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 9, May 3, or Aug. 3, Bldg. 846 (call 677-3566 to register)

Federal Resume Writing Workshop - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 16

First Term Airman Financial Class - 9:30 to 11 a.m., Dec. 8 and Jan. 12, in Bldg. 263, 3rd floor  (call 677-3566 to register)

Transition GPS - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 2-6

Career Catalog - noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 20

Give Parents a Break - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 14 and Jan. 11 for children ages 6 weeks to 5 at the child development center and 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the youth center for school-age children. A certificate must be obtained and turned in by 4 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the event.

Small Business Seminar - noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 21 and Dec. 19

VA Medical Record Review - 8 a.m. Nov. 15, Bldg. 846, First come, first serve

Teen Talk - 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 22, in Bldg. 864.

Bundles for Babies - 1 p.m., Feb. 9, May 3, or Aug. 3, in Bldg, 215 (call 677-3566 to register)

Basic Investments - 11 a.m. to noon, Dec. 11

Red Cross Training for Volunteers - noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 12

Colors Personality Instrument - 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 11 in Bldg. 204
tab512th AW Key Spouse Program 
Key Spouse Program 
The Key Spouse Program is the Commander's tool for helping ensure the readiness of our families in preparing for and coping with the demands of deployment. 

Mission Statement
To ensure the well being of family and friends of deployed reservists by providing information, communication and resources.

Role of the Key Spouse Program
The Key Spouse Program is a partnership between the commander(s), Airman & Family Readiness, and the Key Spouse volunteer. Commanders empower the volunteers to assist with providing information, communication and resources to the family members. Airman & Family Readiness provides oversight for stability, support and training. The Key Spouse volunteers inform, support, and refer family members to needed base agencies. Together, the commander(s), Airman & Family Readiness and Key Spouse volunteers ensure the well-being of military families. 

For more information, contact Airman & Family Readiness at 512fss.fr@us.af.mil.

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tabA&FR Contact Information
512th Airman & Family Readiness
846 Sumner Dr.
Dover AFB, DE 19901

(The 512th A & FR is co-located with the 436th A&FR office on the housing side of base by the Golf Course).

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"A" UTA: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sat & Sun)

Phone: 302-677-3566 or 888-677-3566
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tabMilitary & Family Life Consultant
Military & Family Life Consultants provide free short term, situational, problem solving counseling services to service members and their families. MFLC services augment existing military support services. All consultants are Masters or PhD level, licensed Clinical Counselors. They work with families, individuals, couples and children to provide non-medical problem identification counseling services. They also offer training and relationship building courses. To contact the MFLC to talk or make an appointment, call 302-535-6196.

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