The Minot Airman & Family Readiness Center is the US Air Force’s key to personal readiness. Whether preparing to deploy, sustaining you and your family during deployment, or facilitating a smooth reunion and reintegration after deployment, the Minot Airman & Family Readiness Center is the place to get the help you need.
The Minot Airman & Family Readiness Center offers assistance in the following key areas of your work life—Personal and Family Readiness including the Key Spouse Program, Transition Assistance including Career Focus, Relocation Assistance including Spouse Employment, Family Life Education including Relationship Enhancement & Volunteer Resources, as well as Personal Financial Skills Development including the Air Force Aid Society.
We invite you to explore this website for the many programs and resources offered by your Minot Airman & Family Readiness Center. Serving DoD military and civilian personnel and families, including Guard and Reserve, uniformed members of other branches, military retirees, eligible family members and annuitants.
Click on each program below to learn more.
CHILD CARE FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICES
Free childcare may be available when you volunteer at some base agencies. Please call the A&FRC for more information.
An interest-free loan of $1,000 or less that can be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses (phone, rent, utilities, food and gas), vehicle-related expenses (payments, repairs, insurance), emergency travel, and medical/dental bills. Appointments are required to begin the application process. Please call the A&FRC if interested.
An activity-based, interactive “Right Start for Spouses” where attendees can learn about benefits, the local community, on and off base resources, AF protocol, and much more. The quarterly workshop provides participants with the opportunity to network with other spouses, and a unique forum to ask questions to our base leadership panel. See our monthly calendar or call the A&FRC for upcoming dates.
BUNDLES FOR BABIES
This class is for expectant mothers in their last trimester. It offers information on A&FRC programs and the financial impact of having a baby. A gift card is provided to attendees at the end of each class. Please see our monthly calendar or call the A&FRC for more information and the next available class date.
GIVE PARENTS A BREAK
This program is designed to provide relief for parents who are experiencing parenthood stress in their lives. This program allows the parent to receive four hours of free childcare twice a month at the Child Development Center or Youth Center. A referral certificate is required for participation in the program. Agencies who can refer families to the GPAB program include the Squadron Commander or First Sergeant, doctor or other medical professionals, Family Advocacy personnel, a chaplain, Airman & Family readiness Center Staff, or the Child Development Center or Youth Center Director. Please contact the A&FRC for more information and upcoming dates.
CHILD CARE FOR PCS PROGRAM
This program is intended to help families who are in the process of a PCS move. All ranks may be eligible for 20 hours of free childcare, per child, at both the base you are departing and the base where you are arriving for up to 60 days. Call the A&FRC for an appointment to obtain your certificate.
CAR CARE BECAUSE WE CARE
This program is designed to help keep the primary vehicle of active duty Air Force members running. First-term Airmen assigned to their first duty station and spouses of active duty members assigned to a remote tour or deployed for more than 30 days are eligible. Please schedule an appointment with the A&FRC to obtain your voucher.
FEDERAL RÉSUMÉ WRITING and INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOPS
These workshops provide the tools necessary to write an effective federal Résumé and to interview successfully for any job. See our monthly calendar for available workshop dates.
SPOUSE PREFERENCE INFORMATION
Provides a basic understanding and explanation of how to write a federal résumé, as well as the process for enrolling in the Spouse Preference program.
My Career Advancement (My CAA) is for eligible spouses of AD members who are interested in obtaining education toward a portable career. Up to $4,000 may be available to spouses for training or associate degrees. For more information go to militaryonesource.com and search for My CAA.
Learn how to build, maintain, and/or restore good credit, one on one consultations and classes are available.
THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN
One-on-one consultations and semi-annual workshops offer information about the Thrift Savings Plan, including types of investments available, rates of return, or limitations.
SPENDING, SAVING & DEBT REDUCTION EDUCATION
One-on-one consultations to help military members and their families with the various financial issues affecting their lives. Using a variety of tools, the object of these sessions is to help you evaluate where your money goes and help you develop a plan to maximize your financial potential.
OFF-BASE BUDGET WORKSHOP
These classroom sessions are for single first-term Airmen to assess their ability to afford to live off-base. Income, debt, and expenses are assessed, and a copy of the completed budget is provided to the member. The workshop is offered four times per month. To register, call or visit the A&FRC.
HOME BUYING SEMINAR
This seminar focuses on financial planning, shopping for a real estate agent, property evaluation checklist, preparing to complete a mortgage application, the various loan options, and other pertinent topics. VA counselors will be on hand to answer VA home loan questions.
This is the official DOD website for base information to assist you in your upcoming move. The site can be accessed from any computer. Click on Military Installations and type in the base you are looking for. From there you will find base information. A listing of the major units and contact phone numbers. Contacts, which is a mini phone book of the base services with phone numbers, websites and hours of operation. The site also contains photos of the base and surrounding areas.
MILITARY INSTALLATIONS/PLAN MY MOVE
This service will give you 30, 60 and 90-day checklist and other useful tools. You can print calendars to track appointments. Proper planning is the key to every successful move. Get a jump start with Moving 101 that is available in the Plan My Move area or under the Troops and Family tab. You can check your entitlements and calculations to assist in the planning.
AUTOMATED PLAN MY MOVE
Are you ready to PCS? Training is mandatory for all members PCSing from Minot. Simply go to AF Portal: Bases orgs>My Base. Remember, at the end of the training it will ask you to send a
confirmation email to the A&FRC. This is what we will use to clear VMPF. This training will familiarize you with Military Installations and other useful links.
AUTOMATED HOUSING REFERRAL NETWORK
AHRN.com is sponsored by the Department of Defense and is designed to improve the process of securing available housing for relocating military members and their families. A trusted source for finding housing fast!
Mandatory pre-separation counseling is required by all separating or retiring military personnel. This briefing must be accomplished prior to your final 120 days of service. For maximum effect attend this briefing up to one year prior to your separation or two years prior to retirement! The briefing is scheduled by appointment only.
MANDATORY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) WORKSHOP
This five-day comprehensive workshop will provide separating service members and their spouses with job search skills. A VA representative provides information on veteran’s benefits. Other presenters include the A&FRC, and US Department of Labor. For maximum effect attend this workshop up to 1 year prior to your separation or two years prior to retirement! Pre-registration is required.
This appointment is required to complete the TAP process after all other required areas of TAP program are completed. Contact the A&FRC to schedule you capstone appointment.