Military & Family Readiness Center

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

To start your TAP process email your DoD ID# and Date of Separation/Retirement to 55FSS.FSFR.TransitionProgram@us.af.mil

TAP Components:

  • Initial Counseling: must be completed NLT 365 days prior to DOS/DOR or ADSC expiration
  • Pre-Separation briefing: must be completed NLT 365 days prior to DOS/DOR or ADSC expiration
  • TAP Modules: Completed 12-18 months prior to DOS/DOR. Requirements determined by Tier assignment during Initial Counseling
    • VA Benefits and Services
    • Financial Planning for Transition
    • MOC Crosswalk
    • Managing Your Transition
    • DOL Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition
    • 2-day Tracks: Employment, Entrepreneurship, Education, and Vocational
  • Capstone: Completed NET 365 days and NLT 90 days prior to DOS/DOR

If you have any questions call the M&FRC 402-294-4329 or email your question to 55FSS.FSFR.TransitionProgram@us.af.mil

Air Force Families Forever

The Air Force Families Forever & Gold Star Families program provides long-term assistance and ensures family members remain connected to the larger Air Force family for as long as they desire.  Our mission is to provide resources, support and information to help survivors adapt to life without their loved one.

Contact:
Stephanie Phillips
Randy Norwood

Email: 55FSS.FSFR@US.AF.MIL
Phone: (402) 294-4329

Exceptional Family Member Program

Along with OSN, the Air Force is committed to providing consistent, quality support to military special needs family members while striving to promote self-sufficiency and resiliency in the EFMP arena.

EFMP-FS is the community support function provided by M&FRC to enhance the quality of life of special needs family members.  The EFMP-FS program provides services to more than just active duty members and their families.  It is all encompassing and includes DoD military, DoD civilians, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, retirees, spouses of deployed members, contractors and personnel from other military branches of service.

Contact:
Jonnette Dreher

Email: 55FSS.FSHE.EFMP@US.AF.MIL
Phone: (402) 294-4329

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC)

MFLC's are available to deliver short term, situational, problem-solving non-medical counseling services to all branches of the military and their families. MFLC support addresses issues that occur specifically within the military lifestyle and helps service members and their families cope with normal reactions to the stressful/adverse situations created by deployments and reintegration. The services of MFLCs are intended to augment existing military counseling services.

Military & Family Life Counselors offer:​

  • Completely confidential and private, except for duty-to-warn situations.
  • Flexible service delivery: Outreach/rotational and On-demand. The consultants rotate installations every 180 days and they operate on flexible hours.
  • Services can be provided on or off military installations. The consultants cannot meet you at your home or your car.
  • Services provided to individuals, couples, and families.
  • They are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse, and other duty-to-warn situations.

Email: 55FSS.FSFR@US.AF.MIL
Phone: (402) 294-4329

Readiness & Deployment

Our Family Readiness NCO can assist you and your family in preparing for deployment, unaccompanied remote tours, or TDYs more than 30 days. Information applies to single members, as well as those with dependents.

Contact:
MSgt Diane Balmer

Email: 55FSS.FSFR@US.AF.MIL
Phone: (402) 294-4329

Personal Financial Readiness

The M&FRC provides resources, education, and personal financial counseling at every stage of financial readiness. Financial workshops are offered in the areas of Thrift Savings Plan, Investing, Debt Management, Home Buying, Car Buying, Paying for College, Couples Finance, Youth Finance, and Raising Financially Fit Kids.
Mandatory Financial Readiness Touchpoints we offer in-person includes: First Duty Station Officer, Transition (provided at 3-Day TAP Workshop), Pre-Post Deployment, Relocation/PCS, Birth of First Child, Marriage, Divorce, Promotion, Thrift Savings Plan BRS Vesting

**Financial training can be presented at squadron/unit level upon request

For more information or questions, please contact 402-294-4329

Survivor Benefits & Casualty Assistance

Our mission is to provide dignified compassionate and humane notification to family members and other designated persons as promptly as possible after a member is placed in a casualty status.

The Casualty Assistance Representative with place claims for all benefits including: SGLI, Death Gratuity and Survivor Benefit Pay.

Contact:
Kelvin Nesbit
Brandon Madison

(402) 294-3205

Employment Program

The M&FRC employment program offers individual consultations for both Active Duty Service Members and their families to assist in their job search and resume review. They also offer in-depth information for Military Spouses regarding educational programs/financial assistance, licensure reimbursement, and employment assistance. The A&FRC also provides both federal and civilian resume classes, a spouse education class, LinkedIn classes, and an employment community connection class to network service members and their families with information and resources on opportunities in the local area.

Visit our job board

Contact: Haley Rizzo
Email: 55FSS.FSFR@US.AF.MIL
Phone: (402) 294-4329

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and help make a difference in your local community. Email the M&FRC to request a current copy of community volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to share a volunteer opportunity,  please email volunteer information and description to the M&FRC.

Contact:
Stephanie Phillips

55FSS.FSFR@US.AF.MIL
(402) 294-4329

Voting Assistance

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so - from anywhere in the world.

FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice and election officials from 50 States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Contact:
Kevin Dowell
Randy Norwood

VOTE.OFFUTT@US.AF.MIL
(402) 294-4329

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of Airmen and their families since 1942. AFAS works to support and enhance the USAF mission by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support and community programs.

https://my.afas.org/memberportal/login/login.aspx

Once your application is complete, call the M&FRC to set up an appointment.

We understand Offutt AFB is host to members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The A&FRC works closely with our sister emergency financial relief agencies to provide every service member stationed at or near Offutt AFB the opportunity to apply for assistance. If you are a non-Air Force service member please call the M&FRC for guidance in applying for assistance from your branch of service (qualifying factors vary with each branch of service).

If you would like to speak with someone about your personal finances or financial services not listed here, please call or email the M&FRC and ask to speak with a certified Personal Financial Counselor.

55FSS.FSH@US.AF.MIL

(402) 294-4320

Emergency Financial Assistance (After hours)

If you need assistance after hours, please contact the American Red Cross Emergency Financial Assistance.
1-877-272-7337