27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron
Hours of Operation
7:30 AM - 5 PM
Late Night Hours
Every Thursday, by appointment only, 7:30 AM - 8 PM.
Please leave a voice message if no one is available to take your call.
Community Training Room
Available by reservation only, call A&FRC at 784-4228.
AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER
The A&FRC is part of the 27th Special Operation Force Support Squadron/Airman and Family Services Flight (27SOFSS/FSF). Our operational concept is to provide targeted law- and mission-driven services to Commanders and assist them in developing and executing policies, programs and processes to enhance individual, family and community readiness, resiliency, quality of life and motivation to serve. Our center serves all Wing active duty and civilian, tenant units, TDY and retired personnel assigned to or visiting Cannon AFB, NM. The A&FRC staff members are a critical part of the Cannon Resiliency Team which includes other base helping agencies (Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Medical EFMP, Chapel, FSS agencies, Health and Wellness, EO etc), Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) resources and Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC). Due to being a Special Operations base, additional resources are funded by SOCOM above and beyond traditional AF support. This is greatly beneficial, since Cannon is considered to be a CONUS remote and isolated base. These additional resources are truly essential due to being surrounded by smaller communities that have limited overall resources, thus being seen as a more similar as an overseas base. Cannon AFB is often viewed as being more like an overseas location, in which, the community turns toward the base as support vs. turning toward to the local towns outside of the base. Another unique aspect of Cannon as a SOCOM base is they work very closely with all military services. As they grow, this will also become an important factor in their overall operations. With this comes out tagline of "Support for the Total Force".
The A&FRC is a traditional AF support system and provides resources and services for the benefit of military personnel and their families. The A&FRC provides these services to the entire DoD military community. There are no resources that mirror our operation in the local communities. We are the full support system for the military and their family members. The A&FRC provides a wide spectrum of support services directly contributing to mission readiness and the well-being of the Cannon community. As part of the Cannon resiliency team, the A&FRC will assist individuals and families with adaptation to the challenges and demands of expeditionary operations and the military life style. The A&FRC is an active part of comprehensive airman fitness (CAF) and directly enhances quality of life.
The A&FRC strives to assist their customers in balancing the competing demands of the accomplishment of the DoD mission and family life by delivering assistance and education in the critical areas of emergency relief/Air Force Aid, Personal Financial Management, Personal and Family Readiness to include pre-deployment, deployment and reunion support, Key Spouse, Relocation, Transition, Personal and Work Life balance, Spouse Employment/Education, School Liaison, Military Child Education, resources for Exceptional Family Members, Volunteer Opportunities, Casualty, Survivors Benefits, and Air Force Families Forever. This support strengthens the Cannon community and enables the provision of ready and resilient units, Airmen, and family members.
The center provides a warm inviting and welcome location for all newcomers to the western home of the Air Commandos - the gateway to the southwest.
The center has offices for private sessions, a kitchen/classroom for cooking classes, a classroom for up to 50 that can also be divided into 2 separate rooms for smaller events, a Key Spouse work area, a loan locker. It will be one of the first and last locations for our mobile community to visit. The center actually does provide services from cradle to grave, in fact, they provide services for pre-cradle and post grave. From our Bundles class teaching new parents about the birth of a child and our Air Force Families Forever Program that touches families after a casualty. These members and families are touched numerous times by the center throughout the military cycle during critical touch points and major life changes.