Community Programs

AFAS understands the challenges that come with active duty military life, from deployments to PCS orders, and offers targeted community programs to help make everyday life on base a little easier and help take care of military families. 

The specific AFAS supported community programs offered varies between AFB or SFB installations. Visit your Airman & Family Readiness Center to discover which of these programs may be available to your family.

Air Force Aid Society supports a wide variety of Community Programs at AFB or SFB installations across the world. Learn more about the programs currently offered.

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Bundles for Babies

Our popular Bundles for Babies class is designed to teach soon to be and new parents basic parenting skills, as well as essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth to college. The class is also a great opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. After completing the class, parents will receive a gift card from AFAS to help purchase some of baby’s first essentials. This class is open to all ranks of service and is not limited to a first pregnancy.

Contact your Airman & Family Readiness Center to find out if this program is offered at your base.

Child Care Programs

Parenting can be stressful. Those stresses can be even more acute for a military family. AFAS offers several programs to help Air Force and Space Force families with child care needs.

Visit your Airman & Family Readiness Center to inquire about how these programs work, discover which options are available to you at your base and request a certificate to participate.

Give Parents a Break

This program provides funding for monthly child care breaks for active duty Air Force and Space Force families who need a break from the stresses of parenting. Families are referred to the program and receive a certificate to participate. Once a month, the AFB Child Development Center will open to participants.

Child Care for PCS

This program is intended to help relieve some of the stress inherently associated with the PCS move process. AFAS will pay for 20 hours of child care (per child) in Air Force or Space Force certified Family Child Care homes. Air Force and Space Force families with PCS orders are eligible for this service.

Spouse Employment Program

This program provides entry-level job training to active duty Air Force or Space Force spouses with a goal to help them secure immediate, viable employment. Community Readiness Consultants at individual Airman & Family Readiness Centers work with local community colleges to tailor training that matches requirements of local employers interested in hiring military spouses. AFAS pays for tuition, instructor fees, and course materials for military spouse participants.

Visit your Airman & Family Readiness Center to learn more about how this program works and what training opportunities are available at your base.