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Military & Family Readiness

The Military and Family Readiness offers a wide range of military and family support, services, and programs. Services offered include consultation services, deployment, and family support, education and career assistance, financial services, retiree and Veteran services, etc. M&FRC’s overall goal is to create a sense of community and readiness for military members and their families.

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Contact one of our amazing Military Family Life Consultants today.

Services

What We Offer

Employment & Volunteering
  • Civilian Resume Workshop
  • Federal Employment
  • Understanding Spouse Employment
  • Volunteer Resource Program

MyCAA- My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.

Family Life
  • Key Spouse Training
  • Bundles for Babies
  • Heartlink Spouse Orientation
  • Installation Voting Assistance Office (IVAO)
  • Airman's Attic
  • Air Force Families Forever
  • Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Pre-Deployment Briefing
  • Reintegration Briefing
Family Readiness Program

The Family Readiness Program provides on-going education and assistance to individuals and families during mobilizations/deployments.

  • Hearts Apart Events
  • Pre- Deployment Briefing
  • Reintegration Briefing
Personal Financial Readiness

Personal Financial Readiness (PFR) - Offers information, education, and personal counseling, especially during critical touchpoints in the member’s military life cycle. These touchpoints include: First Duty Station, PCS, Retirement Planning Starter, Pre/Post Deployment, Marriage, Divorce, Birth of First Child, Promotion and Transition. The M&FRC has Certified Financial Counselors and a Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) who are available to assist with your financial counseling needs.

  • Air Force Aid Assistance
  • Budgeting/Saving/Investing
  • Credit/Credit Reports
  • Home Buying/Car Buying
  • Moving out of the Dorm Budgets
  • Retirement/Thrift Savings Plan
  • Unit Briefs/Workshops/One-on-One Appointments
Personal & Work Life

Personal & Work Life – Provides personal and work life education to equip service members, couples and families with enrichment services related to wellness, healthy relationships, strengthening interpersonal competencies and every-day problem solving skills.

  • 4 Lenses Workshops
  • Balanced Living
  • Communication
  • Heart Link Spouse Orientation
  • Key Spouse Training
  • Partnerships with MFLC and CAT Team
Relocation Assistance

Relocation Assistance – Provides information and services to relocating personnel and their families to lessen the stress of moving. Loan Closet available for temporary use of household items. Provide the M&FRC a copy of your PCS order and we can issue you a dish kit from our Loan Closet.

For additional resources visit Military One Source

  • Newcomer's Breifing
  • Read more about Newcomer's here
  • Sponsorship 101 Training
  • Bernkastel Trip
  • German Cooking Class
  • German Festivals 101
  • Local Butcher, Bakery & Grocery Store
  • Trier Train Trips
  • Wilkommen! Now What?

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a congressionally mandated program for all separating and retiring service members across the DoD. TAP services should be made available to all eligible service member and their spouses (space limited), commencing NLT 18-14 month prior to anticipated separation or 24 months prior to anticipated retirement. There are four mandatory steps in the process. Steps 1 and 2 should be completed no later than 365 days prior to your anticipated date of separation/retirement; however please reach out regardless of your timeframe for personalized assistance. Your assigned transition counselor will guide you through each step of the process.

Step 1: Initial Counseling (IC) Appointment

Step 2: Pre-separation Counseling

Step 3: TAP Workshop (3 days) and 2-Day Tracks (as required by Tier level)

Step 4: Capstone Appointment

Please call the M&FRC at DSN 452-6422 or COMM 06565-61-6422 to sign up.

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Resources – Collaborates with other base agencies to recruit, train, place, and recognize volunteer service. Volunteer opportunities are available for review.

Programs

What We Offer

Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society is a non-profit, charity that helps in emergencies to meet the basic needs of eligible individuals and families, though interest-free loans and grants.

  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Bundles for Babies
  • Car Care Because We Care
  • Give Parents A Break
  • Spouse Employment Grant

To apply for emergency assistance, please visit the website below and contact the M&FRC to inform us of your application.

For Emergency Travel assistance after normal duty days (0800-1600), please call the Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337.

Air Force Families Forever

Air Force Families Forever provides proactive outreach to family members who have lost an Active Duty loved one. Services include immediate and long-term bereavement care, support, and connection through various installation events.

Casualty Assistance Rep (CAR)

Air Force Families Forever provides Casualty Assistance to military and family members. Training is also regularly conducted for Casualty Notification Officers.

EFMP- Family Support

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency approach for community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to families with special needs.

  • EFMP 101
  • Educational Events/Activities for children and adults
  • Family Needs Assessments
  • Information and Referral
  • Respite Care Options

A tool to support consistent, enhanced, and continuous EFMP Family Support. Call your M&FRC at 452-6422 to schedule your appointment!

Information and Referral

Information and referral are the heart of everything we do at the M&FRC. We will answer your questions or provide the service you need. If we can’t do that, we will connect you with other resources. Our Discovery Resource Center has computers available for email, online research and shopping, job-search, resume and cover letter writing, and more.

Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

Military Family Life Consultants provide in-person, telephone and/or video non-medical counseling to address issues related to anger management, conflict resolution, parenting, parent/child communication, relationship issues, and marriage enrichment; the military lifestyle, including deployment stress, reintegration, relocation adjustment, separation, coping skills, homesickness, and loss and grief.

Spangdahlem has 3 adult MFLCS ready to support you!
We have two local MFLCs who offers in-person, telephonic, and virtual (Zoom) appointments Monday-Friday, between the hours of 0800-1700:

+49 151 41989768
+49 175 4500982
+49 175 3733576


Spangdahlem Installation Voter Assistance Program

The Spangdahlem Installation Voting Assistance (IVA) office provides our overseas military members and families with information on voter registration and absentee ballot procedures. Hard-copy Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA SF 76) are available for pick-up at your IVA office, building 307, collocated with the Military and Family Readiness Center. Your Installation Voting Assistance Officer (IVAO) can also be reached at DSN: 452-6422 or Commercial: 06565 61 6422 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions or concerns you have regarding your voting options.

In addition, we suggest you visit the Air Force Personnel Center Voting Program site to learn more about how the Department of the Air Force Voting Assistance Program (AFVAP) supports Airmen, Guardians, eligible family members and overseas citizens by providing resources to successfully vote from anywhere in the world.

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 around the world. Get everything you need by visiting FVAP.gov or by contacting your Unit Voting Assistance Officer (UVAO).

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), SF-76

Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots (FWAB), SF-186

National Voter Registration Form (NVRF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Absentee Voting

Survivor Benefit Plan (SPB)

Survivor Benefit Plan (SPB) – Counselor provides information on SBP to potential retirees and spouses to enable them to make an informed decision on whether or not to participate in the plan.

Sponsorship

Before you know it, you will feel right at home at Spangdahlem Air Base and it will be your turn to sponsor an inbound Airman. We know a welcoming face and voice of experience offers much more than a briefing memo ever can!

The M&FRC is here to help you be an outstanding sponsor through sponsorship training happening every month!

Click on the link below to download the Sponsorship Guide and Needs Assessment Worksheet.

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Military & Family Readiness Center

Building 307

Opening Hours

  • Monday-Friday
    0800 - 1600
  • Family Days & 3rd Thursday
    Closed
  • Weekends & US Holidays
    Closed
DSN: 452-6422 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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