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HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon-Tues: 0800 – 1600
Wed: 1130 – 1600
Thurs-Fri: 0800 – 1600
(Closed daily 1230 – 1300)

US Federal Holidays: Closed
Family Days: Closed

ADDRESS
Building 671
PHONE

DSN: 268-3557
​COMM: 01480-843557

Military & Family Readiness Center

The RAF Alconbury Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) offers a multitude of services aimed at improving the quality of life for all DoD ID card holders.

The M&FRC is one part of the installation network that can support you and/or your family in a variety of areas to include: work and family life, personal finances, deployments, exceptional family member family support, relocation, and transition.

Make the M&FRC one of your first stops upon arriving at your installation. Our programs and services are an important resource for you and your family.​ You can also sign up for any of our workshops here.

Information and Referral

Information and referral is at the heart of everything we do at the M&FRC.

Whether you are new to the United Kingdom and/or the military in general – you may have questions about living overseas or about different base agencies.

Information and referral services can help you identify and clarify needs, determine appropriate forms of assistance, and help locate needed services and programs available both on and off the installation.

Monthly Workshop Calendar and Online Registration

Transition Assistance

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information and training to ensure Service members transitioning from active duty are prepared for their next step in life, whether pursuing additional education, a vocational trade, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting a business.

The TAP is a cohesive, modular, outcome-based program which bolsters and standardizes opportunities, services, and training that Service members receive to better prepare them to pursue their post-military career goals. The curriculum is an outcome-based curriculum that transforms the way the military prepares Service members for transition back to civilian life. The curriculum is designed to provide Service members with the resources, tools, services, and skill-building training needed to meet Career Readiness Standards (CRS). Shortly before departing the military, Service members demonstrate achievement of these standards to their command through a verification process called Capstone. This process includes an opportunity to connect Service members who may need post-transition assistance to agency partners who provide them with additional support through a warm handover.

More information can be found at the DoD TAP website.

Department of Labor
Veterans Affairs
Boots to Business

Captsone Career Readiness Standards:

Individual Transition Plan v. 12-2
Military Occupational Crosswalk
12 Month Post-Separation Spending Plan

VMET Verification of Military Experience and Training (obtained from DoD TAP)
eBenefits Premium Account

DOL AJC Gold Card (received in the DOL Employment Workshop)

Department of Veteran Affairs
Department of Labor for veterans
My Next Move for veterans

Personal Financial Readiness Program

This program offers information, education and personal financial counseling to help individuals and families maintain financial readiness and build resiliency.

The M&FRC has a Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) on staff to help service members with financial topics such as budgeting, investing, and saving for retirement. Alongside one-on-ones, the PFC also offers workshops on Home Buying, Investing 101, Blended Retirement/Thrift Savings Plan, Insurance, and Financial Planning.

Air Force Aid Society

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is an official charity for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. AFAS works to support and enhance the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force missions by providing emergency financial assistance, educational support, and community programs to Airmen, Guardians, and their families. All applications for financial assistance and educational support can be submitted at https://afas.org/

Bundles for Babies is one of the community programs offered by your local M&FRC and is open to all DoD ID Cardholders.

For more information about the Air Force Aid Society and sister services:

Air Force Aid Society
Army Emergency Relief
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Exceptional Family Member Program- Family Support (EFMP-FS)

The M&FRC has a full-time EFMP-FS Coordinator on staff. Over 115,000 family members are enrolled in the EFMP DoD-wide. Enrollment includes spouses, children, and other dependent family members with a diagnosed physical, intellectual, or emotional condition requiring special medical or educational services.

The EFMP-FS Coordinator provides non-clinical case management to military and DoD civilian families with an identified need.

The EFMP-FS Coordinator provides information on qualifying conditions, enrollment/updating, military and community resources, educational services available, informative workshops on various topics involving special needs, assists with coordination of verifying that special needs can be met at gaining duty station, and providing contact information on EFMP-FS Coordinator at new duty station.

Loan Locker

Items are available to Active military and DoD Civilians and their families moving in or out of the RAF Alconbury/RAF Molesworth community and those temporarily assigned here.

While you are waiting for your household goods- we have kitchen kits and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) lamps available for check out (free of charge). Contact the M&FRC in order to check availability.

New Baby Checklist

Relocation Assistance Program

The M&FRC’s goal is to ease the personal and family stressors military families experience with a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) by providing assistance with education throughout all phases of the relocation process.

Newcomers Orientation, mandatory for active duty members and DoD civilians, is a daylong workshop in which representatives from several of the agencies that service the installation present information pertinent to those PCS’ing to the UK.

Pre-Arrival Orientation is a virtual meeting conducted via the Zoom platform to introduce inbound members to the RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth Community. For those PCS’ing out of the UK, Smooth Move is an out-processing workshop where agencies involved in PCS’ing provide detailed information on what needs to be done prior to the move.

Looking for the most current information on moving tips or other military installations? Go to Military Installations and Plan My Move for more info.

Newcomers

ToRCH: Important Information for Inbound Personnel

Readiness and Deployment

Deployments, extended TDYs, and remote/unaccompanied assignments are synonymous with life in the military and present unique challenges for members and families. Family Readiness prepares military members and families for separation through planning, education, and direct one-on-one support.

Resources are available for military members and the whole family including deployment literature, children’s activity books and much more!

Sustainment and post-deployment reintegration support is offered to both the military member and to family members. Pre-deployment and reintegration consultations are held throughout the month, which spouses are highly encouraged to attend.

Personal & Work Life

Personal & Work Life services promote community wellness and assist with the readiness and resiliency of the force across the life cycle. Services include intervention, prevention/enrichment consultation and skills building designed to enhance work/life competencies for individuals, couples and families. We also offer a wide-range of teambuilding and team strengthening workshops and activities.

The focus of the Work/Life Program is on promoting, enriching and improving work/home balance, resulting in increased quality of life and resiliency. Activities will be educational and offered through individual and group settings to meet identified community needs.

Spouse Programs

Commander’s Key Support Program

The Commander’s Key Support Program (formerly the Key Spouse Program) is an official unit/family program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of Air Force community. It is a commander’s program that promotes partnerships with unit leadership, volunteer Key Support Liaisons appointed by the commander, families, the M&FRC and other community/helping agencies. The program has been standardized across the Air Force to address the needs of all military families with special emphasis on support to families across the deployment cycle. In order to find out who your Key Support Liaison is, contact the M&FRC!

Heart Link

Our Heart Link Program is designed to strengthen military families and enhance mission readiness. Our goal is to educate spouses (especially those new to the Air Force family) and assist in their acclimation to the military environment. The program is open to any military spouse new to the Alconbury area. Heart Link includes orientation activities consisting of presentations from base agencies, and interaction with other spouses. By the end of the day, each spouse should walk away knowing they are an important and respected part of the Alconbury/Molesworth team!

Military & Family Life Counselor Program (MFLC)

Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC) are available to help active duty members and their families address issues such as deployment/reintegration support, marriage/relationship problems, stress, daily life struggles, etc.

They are contracted professional counselors who are available to provide non-medical, short term, counseling to Service Members and their families. Services can be provided on or off military installations, to individuals, couples, families and groups.

MFLCs are mandated reporters of child abuse, domestic abuse and other duty-to-warn situations. Services are otherwise confidential and private. MFLCs do not make or keep any written records of your visit.

Please contact the MFLC at one of the following numbers:

MFLC for RAF Alconbury: 07880 640139
MFLC for RAF Molesworth: 07342 870880
MFLC for Alconbury Elementary School: 07384 964870
MFLC for Alconbury Middle High School: 07835 137063
MFLC for Child and Youth Behavioral: 07384 887954

Computer Resource Center


The computer resource center provides computers and a printer with Internet access for customers to use at any time during the computer resource center hours.

Computers can be used for job search, resume writing, checking private e-mail accounts, online banking etc. All computers offer internet access for family members and those not authorized to use the base network.

Employment Assistance Program and Volunteer Resources

The M&FRC supports military, retirees, family members, veterans, and DoD civilians in achieving short and long-term career and employment goals, and includes referrals for education, training, and up-skilling opportunities to be competitive with civilian counterparts in the private and public sectors. We provide employment readiness skills to job seekers, and support in preparing military spouses for portable careers in the private and public sectors. Support also includes resources for self-employment, small business, and entrepreneurial efforts.

We also provide volunteer information and referral resources, that equip military, retirees, family members, veterans, and DoD civilians with tools and resources to volunteer in their community and gain personal fulfillment.