Scott AFB - Military & Family Readiness Center
Scott AFB - Military & Family Readiness Center

The Personal and Family Readiness Program provides support services to help service members, DoD civilians, and their family members meet the challenges associated with all phases of deployment. Deployment-related programs deliver information, support, and assistance, fostering competencies and coping skills to help deal with mission demands and family responsibilities.


Readiness Briefings


Pre-Deployment Briefing

Deploying personnel must attend a pre-deployment briefing 60 to 30 days before departure. The briefing includes supporting agencies such as Installation Personnel Readiness (IPR), Transportation Management Office, Military and Family Life Counselors, and Finance. The Readiness portion of the briefing focuses on the Emotional Cycle of Deployment, coping mechanisms, family support programs and aids, and member/family planning considerations.


Reintegration Briefing

Reintegration Briefings discuss the Emotional Cycle of Deployment, coping mechanisms, member/family planning, and available helping agencies. The briefing includes SAPR, Mental Health, Chaplain, Military and Family Life Counselors, Finance, and a readiness brief.


Spouses are highly encouraged to attend all readiness briefings. To register for a Pre-Deployment or Reintegration Briefing, Click Here.


Sustainment Services


Sustainment services are programs for military, Department of Defense civilians, and family members separated from their military member because of service related commitments (deployments, temporary duty, and remote tours).


Hearts Apart Program

Hearts Apart events are free monthly activities that vary in location. These events are a great opportunity for you and your children to connect to others, ask questions, relax, and have fun! Additionally, a youth or adult Military and Family Life Counselor is typically in attendance and ready to chat about your stressors.


Give Parents a Break

Families of deployed members qualify for four hours of free childcare. Give Parents a Break is a referral program sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society.  To receive a voucher please contact your unit’s First Sergeant, PCM, Chaplain, or the M&FRC.


Family Child Care Home Daycare Program

Families of deployed members are authorized 16 hours of free childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Please contact the FCC Office for more information at (618) 256-8156.

About Us

This site is a public service by the Scott AFB, Military & Family Readiness Center.

The presence of commercial and external hyperlinks doesn't constitute endorsement by the M&FRC, Scott AFB, AMC, the USAF, or the Department of Defense (DoD), of the external web site, or the information, products or services contained therein.


Eligibility Statement: DoD Personnel & families - including military members, all Service & Guard, Reserve, military retirees, DoD civilians, NAF personnel & immediate family members. Other uniformed services include US Coast Guard, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, uniformed State Department personnel, Public Health Service personnel & members of units assigned or attached to a US installation.



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Call us at: (618) 256-8668


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