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1 United States Air Force Reserve I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 4-H Air Force Panel Air Force Reserve Mr. Alan Ray, GS-14 Services Executive Advisor to HQ AFRC AFPC/SVID 21 May 2014 1

2 Air Force Reserve(AFR) Overview 2 Air Force Reserve Command operates 9 standalone installations and 39 Wings/Groups; supporting 70,000+ Airmen across the Air Force Most members are Traditional Reservists; not living on or necessarily near a military installation Reserve installations are smaller in size/scope than active duty bases for Services/MWR programs, staffing Primarily provides fitness, food, lodging, and recreation activities to meet member/family needs AFR installation do not have Youth or Childcare Centers Rely largely on partnership programs (such as Home Community Care, B&GCA) or off-base services

3 AFR Teen Programs 3 Reserve specific teen programs include: AFR Teen Leadership Council (TLC) AFR teen representative to AF Teen Council AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summit Camps (2 in resident camps held each year, GA/CO) AFR Youth of the Year TLC support of Yellow Ribbon Program events Management/oversight of AFR teen programs co- located at AFPC/SVPY Ms. Penny Dale, 4-H/Air Force Partnership, manages AFR teen programs/initiatives

4 On-Going Efforts 4 Ms. Dale is working with AFPC/SV Marketing to incorporate Reserve youth/teen topics of interest and information on websites APP based; easy access for youth/teens 52 Bases currently on line; on-going Continuing efforts in helping 4-H Partners understand the structure of AFR Multitude of duty status’s, limited duty time on base and access to program publicity/information

5 United States Air Force Reserve I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Air National Guard (ANG) - Wing Airman & Family Readiness Program Managers (A&FRPM) Guarding America - Defending Freedom

6 Bonnie Rice, 157ARW New Hampshire And Mary Thomas, 141 ARW Washington

7 Wings There is at least one Air National Guard Wing in every state and territory to include the District of Columbia Each Wing has an Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager Demographics of Wings – Variety Some Wings are independently located Some have Active Duty Air Force Assigned to their ANG Bases – Active Associate Wings Some Wings are located on the Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or even “Joint Bases”

8 Airman/Family Programs CORE COMPETENCIES  Readiness: personal and family  Information/Referral  Deployment Cycle Support  Life Skills Education and Consultation (Budget/Financial Wellness/Resource Management)  Volunteer communication, direction and guidance (Key Spouse/Volunteer)  Community outreach and cooperative interface i.e. JCF or like entities INVOLVED directly/indirectly  Interface with parent MAJCOM (CAIB/IDS)  Transition Assistance Program (TAP)  Disaster and contingency response and accountability (AFPAAS/EFACC)  Community Readiness Model  Community Readiness Consultations  Collaboration with sister services and State Joint Forces HQ {jointness} INVOLVED directly/indirectly con’t  AF Warrior and Survivor Care  Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)  Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF)/Resiliency  Family Liaison Officer (FLO)  Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2)  Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP)  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve  Sexual Assault Prevention and Response  Suicide Prevention  Honor Guard/Funeral Honors  Home Community Care (HCC)/Childcare  MWR i.e. Family Day  Child & Youth / Camps  School Liaison  Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)  Air Force Aid  Active Associate Wings (Total Force)  Strong Bonds  Hometown Heroes

9 How Can 4-H Support the Needs ANG receives little youth funding Reach out to A&FRPM’s at each Wing to establish a partnership Inclusion of ANG Youth/Families in 4-H events/activities Inclusion of the A&FRPM or Key Volunteers in possible training? This could serve to augment both military and 4-H programming Funding for travel may be limited but local trainings with Extension or 4-H may be an option? Childcare – childcare offered or babysitting training for military youth


11 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Headquarters U.S. Air Force 11 Air Force Youth Programs Ms. Stacey Young Mr. David Brittain HQ USAF/A1SOC

12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Youth Programs FCC Licensing On/off-base Expanded Child Care Extended Duty Care Returning Home Care Mildly Ill Care FCC Subsidy USDA Food Program DoD Certification National Accreditation FSFY Youth Programs FSF Airman and Family Services Flight FSFR Airman & Family Readiness Center FSFF Family Child Care FSFC Child Development Center Training and Curriculum Specialist Full-day Child Care Part-day Preschool Short-term Hourly Child Care Give Parents a Break USDA Food Program DoD Certification National Accreditation Personal/Family Readiness Financial Counseling Transition Assistance Relocation Information Spouse Employment Family Life Education Volunteer Resources Military Child Education Air Force Aid Society Information and Referral AF Wounded Warrior Crisis Support and Disaster Response Casualty

13 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 13 What happens in YPs… Does NOT stay in YPs

14 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Programs tie directly to YP Core Areas: Character and Leadership Education and Career Health and Life Skills The Arts Sports, Fitness & Recreation Support for Active Duty as well as Guard/Reserve Opportunities for STAFF include: grants, training, resources, curriculum, interns, summer camp programs, access to national programs Opportunities for YOUTH include: life skills, camps, travel, scholarships, competitions, clubs, awards Moody AFB awarded Robotics grant Ramstein AB won NYSD Innovation award Benefits of Youth Programs Partnerships 14

15 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Funding Concerns- not new, but more impactful Staffing Challenges New AF manpower standards Hiring freezes and delays Training Needs for Staff and Youth Essential elements, youth/adult partnerships, delivery of programs Public speaking, citizenship, community service Advocacy & Measuring Outcomes Staying relevant- consider the needs of those who allocate funds Return on investment Changes in Base Community/AF Culture Closure of select MRW programs Reliance on local community Current State of AF YPs 15

16 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Going for the Gold! (Jan – Mar 14) Develop action plan to reach pinnacle of BGCA Keystone Club status Increase teen participation and achievement Engage Teens! (Apr – Jun 14) Improve marketing strategies for teen programs/events Develop tools to plan, organize and implement events College & Career Prep (Jul – Sep 14) Enhance current knowledge to discover and succeed in a career Assess interests and develop entrance essay/resume writing skills Increase success rate of a positive college/career experience STEMulate Your Mind! (Oct – Dec 14) Discover college paths/career fields within STEM Gain hands on STEM experience and access to experts Develop enjoyment and experience challenge of STEM 2014 Air Force Teen Movement

17 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Three AF/4-H Partnership Concentration Areas STEM- National Youth Science Day Health, Fitness & Nutrition- White House and DoD focus Professional development Strategies to Move Beyond the Brick and Mortar Camps Support for the Total Force Penny Dale, 210-395-7251 Program Evaluation Future Partnership Projects Communicate with us! David Brittain, 240-612-4893 How Can 4-H Help? 17

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