Military and Family Readiness Centers (MFRC)2018-05-29T13:03:52+00:00

MILITARY AND FAMILY READINESS CENTERS (MFRC)

The Military and Family Readiness Centers provide training, education, programs, information, and referrals to service members and families, retirees and DoD civilian employees including:

  • Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)

  • Air Force Families Forever

  • Army One Source (AOS)

  • Army Emergency Relief (AER)

  • Employment Assistance

  • Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC)

  • Personal Financial Readiness Services

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Transition Assistance Program and Solider for Life (TAP)

  • Volunteer Resources

  • and more!

On JBER, any branch can use the services provided at either location. For more information, visit our website.

Our Facilities

Military and Family Readiness Center
Bldg. 8535 (Log Cabin)
JBER-E

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sat., Sun., & Holidays
907-552-4943
Exceptional Family Member:
907-552-4943

Military and Family Readiness Center
Bldg. 600 | Room A139
JBER-R

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sat., Sun., & Holidays
907-384-1517
Exceptional Family Member:
907-384-0225

Air Force Transition Assistance Center (TAP)
Bldg. 7135 | Matanuska Hall
JBER-E

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sat., Sun., & Holidays
907-384-1517

Solider For Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)
Bldg. 600 | Room B248
JBER-R

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sat., Sun., & Holidays
907-384-3501

Programs Offered

PERSONAL FINANCIAL READINESS SERVICES

Provides information and personal financial consultation to assist service members and families maintain financial readiness.  Assistance is provided to develop a budget based on individual income and expenses; manage credit and current debt; plan for insurance expenses; and prepare for personal financial readiness. Services include one-on-one financial counseling appointments to help with budget/spending plan, bank/financial services, credit/debt management, car buying, individual retirement accounts, uniformed Thrift Savings Plan and basic investments.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE

Provides service members and families, especially those new to the military, with relocation information, education, and skills development to manage and adapt to the mobile military lifestyle. Programs include: JBER Newcomers Orientation mandatory for all military and highly encouraged for spouses; relocation consultations to include Route Maps/Travel Information, temporary/permanent housing,  child care,  medical, spouse employment, educational and volunteer opportunities; Lending Locker provides temporary household items during relocation. Sponsorship Training is available via online at electronic Sponsorship Application (eSAT). Click here to go to the Sponsorship Application.

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Supports military, civilians and families in achieving short and long-term employment.  Services include referrals for education/training, obtaining career goals in the private and public sectors and employment skills counseling.  Resources for self-employment, small business, local labor market information, employment trend tracking, skills and interests identification, skills development workshops, job bank or job referrals, linkages to alternatives to paid employment (e.g., volunteerism and education).

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

The volunteer resource program provides centralized recruitment, training and recognition.  Family members wishing to volunteer can meet with a staff member who will help them review options and who can provide information on the wealth of volunteer opportunities on JBER and in the local community.   Volunteer Coordinators also assist supervisors with volunteer placement and problem-solving. To find out about our Volunteers and Opportunities click here.

PERSONAL WORK AND LIFE

These services promote community wellness and assist with the quality of life for service members and families by providing educational family enrichment and resilience services. Keeping the challenges that face the military family in mind, the classes and support groups offered promote growth and safety by covering a wide variety of topics. The classes and support groups are designed to improve and build on personal problem-solving skills and life skills. Classes can help with understanding the impact of stress, anger, deployments and family reunions. In addition, they provide valuable information on parenting, life skills and couples enrichment.

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

Transition Assistance is mandatory for all service members who will transition from military life to civilian life; i.e., retire or separate.  It provides service members with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to empower them to make informed career decisions, be competitive in the global work force, and become positive contributors to their community as they transition from military service and reintegrate into civilian life. It is important for every service member separating or retiring from the military to take full advantage of the services offered through the Transition Assistance Program.