A&FRC provides readiness to Airmen and their families

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  • By Airman 1st Class Anthony M. Ward
  • 49th Wing Public Affairs
Every member of Team Holloman can take advantage of the myriad of services offered by Holloman AFB's Airman and Family Readiness Center.

With its primary focus on helping to ensure that members of Team Holloman remain mission ready, the A&FRC offers a wide variety of services to those who request them.

"Our mission is help people in becoming self-sustainable so that they can deal with the rigors of military life," said Robert Berger, chief of the A&FRC.

The A&FRC offers a large variation of services including monthly classes on various topics such as transition assistance, relocation assistance, family life consultancy, the Exceptional Family Member Program, personal financial readiness, career planning, military readiness, and Air Force Aid.

Each service offered by the A&FRC is designed to assist those who utilize them in specific areas of their lives, which in turn, directly affect Holloman AFB's mission and the readiness of the Airmen, explained Joe Wilson, A&FRC community-readiness consultant.

"These services offer people the resources they need to be able to do anything from managing credit, to purchasing and selling homes, to maintaining mission readiness and becoming acclimated to military life," said Wilson. "When people are more at ease with doing those types of things, they can focus more on the mission of the base."

Several of these services are published in a calendar, which is distributed via the Hollogram, Vector Magazine, Base Bulletin, the A&FRC Facebook page, 49th Force Support Squadron, and available for pickup at the A&FRC or brought to various units under unit requests.

Not only is the A&FRC a valuable asset to members of Team Holloman, it's also part of the Integrated Delivery System, which allows the various base-helping agencies intermingle into one, allowing those who wish to utilize them find them easier access.

"Using the IDS, we can take our products, intermingle and interact with other helping agencies and support groups on base such as the SARC [Sexual Assault Response Coordinators], HAWC [Health and Wellness Center], Mental Health, and base chapel," said Berger. "The purpose of this is to allow people to easily find the services offered by not only the A&FRC, but all help services offered by the various agencies on base in one centralized location."

For more information on the A&FRC, check out their Facebook page, visit them on Hollomanfss.com, or call (575) 572-7754.