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The A&FRC hosts a Remote Tour Briefing which is REQUIRED for members that are married OR has dependents and is selected for an unaccompanied assignment. This briefing consists of information on programs and service to support family members staying in the Scott AFB area while the member is on an unaccompanied assignment.
Information on and enrollment into the A&FRC’s Hearts Apart Program for family members of those with an unaccompanied assignment will be completed at this briefing. Members and their families of all branches of the military residing in the Scott AFB area are invited to utilize the Hearts Apart Program. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend!
Emergency Communication Services
The American Red Cross provides Emergency Communication Services for military members and their families to keep personnel in touch with their families following the death or serious illness of a family member or other important events, such as the birth of a child. This is often the fastest method to inform the remotely assigned service member and the information or verification in a message also assists the service member's commanding officer with making a decision regarding emergency leave.
To find out how to contact the American Red Cross to utilize the Emergency Communication Services or other services they provide, click HERE.
Morale Call Program
Available to all deployed members (single or married). One designated family member (spouse, mom, dad, brother, childcare provider, or fiancée) is authorized to make two 15 minute phone calls per week, if there is a designated DSN government) line available at the remote location. Please have your deployed service member’s DSN number available when you call the Airman & Family Readiness Center to sign-up for this program.
Give Parents a Break Program
Every parent and child deserves a little break from demands of full time parenting!
The “Give Parents a Break” program is designed to provide eligible parents with free child care one Saturday a month at the Child Development Center. Children must be between 6 weeks – 12 years of age. “Give Parents a Break” is normally scheduled for the second Saturday of each month, from 0900-1500. This program is a collaborative effort between the Air Force Aid Society and the Child Development Center. Please stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center with a copy of the sponsor’s TDY/Remote PCS orders to obtain a certificate.
Car Care Because We Care
You can get a free oil/filter change, lubrication, and vehicle safety check on your primary vehicle at the AAFES Main Service Station, courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society. Service is limited to twice per calendar year if your spouse is assigned to a remote tour. To obtain a voucher from the Airman & Family Readiness Center, simply bring in a copy of the sponsor’s TDY/Remote PCS orders. Once you receive your voucher, you can arrange your own appointment with the service station.
Hearts Apart Events
This monthly program is sponsored by the Airman & Family Readiness Center. This is a chance for family members of deployed spouses to enjoy entertainment, information, fellowship, and supervised children activities. It’s all part of a fun evening for parents and kids of deployed military members. Check out when the next event is scheduled!
Keeping Families in Touch
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has free resources materials for all family members to help them understand and successfully cope with family separations. FREE activity books, pamphlets, handouts, and letter writing kits are available for adults and children of all ages. These educational have lots of ideas for couples, parents, and children to help loved ones “keep in touch” while separated due to remote tours.
Stop in and take a look at all the materials we have to offer!