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341st Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness

The mission of the 341st Force Support Squadron is to enhance readiness by providing worldwide combat support and community services for the 341st Missile Wing.

Their vision is to continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency of our operations by being more responsive to ever-changing customer needs.

For more information on any of the topics discussed below, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 731-4900.
341st Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness
tabVolunteer Opportunities 

Click HERE for volunteer opportunities.

tabFinancial Readiness 
Meeting financial obligations and goals is a common objective of every individual. The Airman and Family Readiness Center's Personal Financial Management Program offers information, education and personal financial counseling.

Information, news articles and other written materials are available to assist in personal financial management.
 
Seminars, workshops and individual counseling include:
  • Financial planning for deployment or remote tours
  • Investments
  • An analysis of your personal financial status
  • Budgeting
  • Debt liquidation
  • Buying or selling a home
  • Money management
  • Consumer protection
  • Checkbook maintenance
  • Credit Report Review
  • Identity Theft
The Personal Financial Management Program offers solutions to financial problems as well as a proactive approach to financial wellbeing. For a short-term financial crisis, you may be able to get help from the Air Force Aid Society.
tabAir Force Aid Society 
The Air Force Aid Society is a non-profit organization that helps the Air Force take care of its Airmen in emergencies through interest-free loans or grants for basic needs.

The following are examples of some of the financial needs that could qualify Airmen for emergency financial assistance:
  • Rent or mortgage payment to prevent eviction or foreclosure, when circumstances warrant
  • Money to purchase food
  • Money for travel to a family member's funeral
  • Help pay utility bills to avoid being shut off
  • Car repair for a mechanical failure
  • Unexpected medical expenses
  • Grants for education
Other Airman and Family Readiness Center programs include:
  • Bundles for Babies
  • Car Care Because We Care
  • Child Care for PCS
  • Give Parents A Break
  • Heart Link
  • Phone Home Program
New Falcon Loan Program: This program provides an interest-free loan of $750 or less, designed to meet the types of short-term financial needs of Airmen on active duty who might otherwise have to resort to a high-interest lender. Applying for the falcon loan is as easy as 1-2-3-4:
  1. Download the application from the AFAS website ยป
  2. Get your Air Force ID card and current Leave and Earnings Statement
  3. Provide Title 10 U.S.C. orders and avoid check Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard personnel only)
  4. Go to the Airman and Family Readiness Center
Some of these short-term financial needs are basic living expenses (rent, mortgage, food, phone, utilities and gasoline), vehicle expenses (payment, repair and insurance), emergency travel, and medical and dental expenses.

For more information or assistance for emergency financial help or education, contact your local Air Force Aid Society representative at your Airman and Family Readiness Center.
tabSchool Liaison Officer  
The Malmstrom Air Force Base School Liaison Officer (SLO) is the central point of contact for school-related matters. The Malmstrom AFB SLO works directly with base leadership, families, school districts and local communities. The SLO fosters and promotes quality education for military children by providing resource and referral services to family support agencies on the base and in the local community. The SLO is here to help smooth transitions, aid in school registrations, share up-to-date information about the public and private schools in the local community, and advise parents about required school documents and other issues involving student placement or adjustment to their needs. Please call 731-4900 to reach the SLO. 
tabLife Skills Development 
Family Life Education includes programs designed to help single and married Air Force members and their families adapt to current and future changes in their lives.  These programs are presented at the Airman and Family Readiness Center by staff members, other base agencies or by agencies from the local community.

Below are examples of Family Life Education programs:
  • Family Enrichment
  • Preparing for Marriage
  • Parenting Training
  • Stress Management
  • Step-Parenting
  • Family Finance
  • Investments
  • Self-Evaluation
In addition, books, pamphlets and videos are available on a wide array of family topics.
tabChild Care and Education 
Click HERE for more information on different programs and opportunities Malmstrom Air Force Base offers to dependent children.
tabMobilization and Deployment Readiness 
The Air Force recognizes the significant impact on military members and families during mission required separations (deployments, extended temporary duties and remote assignments).  The Personal and Family Readiness Program was established to help educate, inform, and provide support to military members and families experiencing separations.  Successful separations don't just happen; they require proper planning and preparation. Personal and Family Readiness Training is mandatory for military members and highly encouraged for spouses.

Ask the program manager about:
  • Morale Calls
  • Calling Cards
  • Video-Teleconferencing
  • Car Care Because We Care
  • Deployment Activities
  • Briefings and Classes
  • Library of Literature and Videos
  • Mobility Line Support
  • Pre-Deployment, Deployment and Reunion Sessions
  • Key Spouse Program
  • Email Accounts
With the help of the Personal and Family Readiness Program, Airmen and their families can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully plan and prepare for mission required separations and have an awareness of available resources and support networks.
tabRelocation Assistance 
Moving to a new base is a normal part of life in the Air Force but still a major life event for each individual.
 
The Airman and Family Readiness Center helps single and married Air Force members, Department of Defense personnel and their families prepare for relocation to a new base and adjust to life at the new base once they get there.

Using the Relocation Assistance Program, Airmen can:
  • Get up-to date information about a new base and unit before moving MilitaryHOMEFRONT
  • Learn how to prepare for your move.
  • Get help planning your moving costs.
  • Check out the job market.
  • Learn skills to reduce stress during your move.
  • Obtain Sponsorship Training
Other move-related links:

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tabMilitary Family Life Consultants
Military Family Life Consultants work with families, individuals, couples and children to provide non-medical problem identification counseling. They provide psych-education to help military service members and their families understand the impact of stress, deployments, family reunions following deployments and the stresses of the military lifestyle. MFLC services augment existing military support services to complement provided services.
tabAirmen Education Opportunities
Airmen interested in learning more about the Community College of the Air Force, Park University and other college-level education opportunities should click here.
tabTransitions Assistance
The Transition Assistance Program can help Airmen (and their families) who are within one year of separating or within two years of retiring from the Air Force by providing:
  • Transition counseling
  • Career planning
  • Development of job search skills
  • State-of-the-art computer programs
  • Resume writing
  • Access to employment opportunities and information
  • Employment resource center
  • Veteran affairs benefits
  • Survivor benefit plan - Election is mandatory for retirees prior to out-processing from Malmstrom
Workshops, seminars and individual counseling sessions can show members how to convert their Air Force skills to their civilian counterparts and market them effectively.

With the help of the Transition Assistance Team, Airmen can acquire skills and knowledge needed to make a successful transition to another career or retirement.
tabEmployment Assistance
Thinking about a new career?  The Airman and Family Readiness Center's professionally trained staff can help enhance an Airman's marketability. Through the Career Focus Program, Airmen can learn the skills and techniques required for a successful job search.

The Career Focus Program includes ways for Airmen to:
  • Identify their skills and interests
  • Plan their career
  • Improve their job search skills
  • Increase their opportunities for employment or a career change
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will have:
  • Local labor market information
  • Skills and interest identifications
Job search skills development workshops include:
  • Resume writing
  • Interview techniques
  • Employment resource center
  • Internet computer access to Air Force bases worldwide
With increased access to employment opportunities and information, the Career Focus Program will help Airmen get a head start on their new career.

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