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United States Air Force Reserve
Integrity - Service - Excellence
4-H Air Force Panel
Air Force Reserve
Mr. Alan Ray, GS-14
Services Executive Advisor
to HQ AFRC
AFPC/SVID
21 May 2014
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Air Force Reserve(AFR) Overview
• 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
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AFR Teen Programs
• 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 colocated at AFPC/SVPY
• Ms. Penny Dale, 4-H/Air Force Partnership, manages
AFR teen programs/initiatives
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On-Going Efforts
• Myairforcelife.com
• 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
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United States Air Force Reserve
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Air National Guard (ANG)
Wing Airman & Family Readiness Program
Managers (A&FRPM)
Guarding America - Defending Freedom
Bonnie Rice, 157ARW
New Hampshire
And
Mary Thomas, 141 ARW
Washington
Wings
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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
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Some Wings are independently located
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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”
Airman/Family Programs
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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}
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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
How Can 4-H Support the Needs
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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?
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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
Headquarters U.S. Air Force
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Air Force Youth Programs
Ms. Stacey Young
Mr. David Brittain
HQ USAF/A1SOC
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Youth Programs
FSF
Airman and Family
Services Flight
FSFC
FSFF
Child Development
Center
Family
Child Care
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Full-day Child Care
Part-day Preschool
Short-term Hourly Child
Care
Give Parents a Break
USDA Food Program
DoD Certification
National Accreditation
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Training and
Curriculum Specialist
FSFY
FSFR
Youth Programs
Airman & Family
Readiness Center
FCC Licensing
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On/off-base
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Expanded Child Care
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Extended Duty Care
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Returning Home
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Mildly Ill Care
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FCC Subsidy
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USDA Food Program
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DoD Certification
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National Accreditation
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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
What happens in YPs…
Does NOT stay in YPs
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Benefits of
Youth Programs Partnerships
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Programs tie directly to YP Core Areas:
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Character and Leadership
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Education and Career
 Health and Life Skills
 The Arts
 Sports, Fitness & Recreation
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Support for Active Duty as well as Guard/Reserve
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Opportunities for STAFF include: grants, training,
resources, curriculum, interns, summer camp programs,
access to national programs
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Opportunities for YOUTH include: life skills,
camps, travel, scholarships, competitions, clubs, awards
 Moody AFB awarded Robotics grant
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Ramstein AB won NYSD Innovation award
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Current State of AF YPs
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Funding Concerns- not new, but more impactful
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Staffing Challenges
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New AF manpower standards
 Hiring freezes and delays
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Training Needs for Staff and Youth
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Essential elements, youth/adult partnerships, delivery of programs
Public speaking, citizenship, community service
Advocacy & Measuring Outcomes
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Staying relevant- consider the needs of those who allocate funds
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Return on investment
Changes in Base Community/AF Culture
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Closure of select MRW programs
 Reliance on local community
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2014 Air Force Teen Movement
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Going for the Gold! (Jan – Mar 14)
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Develop action plan to reach pinnacle of BGCA Keystone Club status
 Increase teen participation and achievement
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Engage Teens! (Apr – Jun 14)
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College & Career Prep (Jul – Sep 14)
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Improve marketing strategies for teen programs/events
Develop tools to plan, organize and implement events
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)
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Discover college paths/career fields within STEM
 Gain hands on STEM experience and access to experts
 Develop enjoyment and experience challenge of STEM
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How Can 4-H Help?
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Three AF/4-H Partnership Concentration Areas
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STEM- National Youth Science Day
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Health, Fitness & Nutrition- White House and DoD focus
 Professional development
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Strategies to Move Beyond the Brick and Mortar
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Camps
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Support for the Total Force
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Penny Dale, 210-395-7251
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Program Evaluation
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Future Partnership Projects
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Communicate with us!
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David Brittain, 240-612-4893
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