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Georgia Air National Guard Family Readiness

Georgia Air National Guard Airman & Family Readiness Program
The Family Readiness Program provides a range of services to contribute to readiness and retention in the Air National Guard and to enhance the quality of life for all Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Family Readiness encompasses more than just the preparation for their sponsor' s deployment. It includes responsibility for preparing for natural disasters, evacuation of home incidental to disasters and accounting for personal, financial and legal affairs of their sponsor in the event of an emergency or fatality. Through involvement in the program and self-learning via online resources like www.guardfamily.org, The National Guard Bureau Family Program hopes to develop 21st century National Guard families into resilient, resourceful, and ready families.

Facts about Georgia ANG

The Georgia National Guard has been active since 1946. The Georgia Air National Guard currently has more than 3,000 airmen and officers assigned to two flying wings and six Geographically Separated Units (GSUs) throughout the state. The units are:

-GA ANG Headquarters located at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.
(678) 569-5205
-116th Air Control Wing located at Robins Air Force Base. The unit flies and maintains the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System Aircraft (JSTARS).
(478) 201-2656
-165th Airlift Wing located in Garden City. The unit flies the C-130 Cargo Aircraft.
(912) 966-8201
-Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center located in Garden City. The CRTC provides joint training capabilities for all branches of the U.S. military.
(912) 963-3648
-117th Air Control Squadron located in Garden City. The unit provides theater command with battle management, radar surveillance, control and communication capabilities.
(912) 963-6108
-139th Intelligence Squadron located at Fort Gordon. The unit is responsible for executing of cryptologic intelligence operations to satisfy strategic, operations and tactical intelligence requirements of national decision makers, combatant commanders and combat operations.
(706) 791-5295
-165th Air Support Operations Squadron in Garden City. The squadron provides air liaison and terminal attack ground controllers.
(912) 963-4173
-202d Engineering Installation Squadron located at Robins Air Force Base. The unit provides worldwide engineering, installation and relocation of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance systems.
(478) 201-1523
-224th Joint Communications Support Squadron located in Brunswick. The unit provides deployable tactical communications for Joint Task Force Headquarters and Joint Special Operations Task Force Headquarters and can operate in environments without a reliable terrestrial network.
(912) 261-5700
-283rd Combat Communications Squadron located at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. The unit provides deployable long range communications and information capabilities supporting Air Force and Joint Force commanders.
(678) 655-4600

Family Readiness Services

Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc.
http://georgiaguardfamily.org


Governed by a Board of Directors, the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief assistance to the members and families of the Georgia National Guard, federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.

GNGFSF Emergency Relief Application

Joint Family Programs

Joint Services Support
The gateway for service members and their families
http://www.jointservicessupport.org

PROGRAMS

Reintegration
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)

Career
Employer Support Guard And Reserve (ESGR)

Family

National Guard Family Program

Finances
National Guard Financial Management Awareness Program

Behavioral Health
Psychological Health Program

Sexual Assault Prevention
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SARP)

Transition Support
Transition Assistance Program

Joining Community Forces

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Volunteers


Enhance Military Family Readiness
Through An Effective Volunteer Network


Through volunteering, we make new friends and build strong families and strong communities.
Who can be a volunteer?

  • Spouses
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Friends
  • Significant Others
  • Retirees
  • YOU
The role you play as a volunteer is your choice. There are many ways that you can help and all are equally important.

Contact your Key Volunteer, your Unit, or your Airman and Family Program Manager for more information on becoming a volunteer.

"Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him."
Albert Schweitzer

Key/Spouse Volunteer


"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."

Martin Luther King, Jr.,

The Key Spouse/Key Volunteer Program is an official unit and family program designed to enhance readiness and establish a sense of Air Force community. It is a Commander's program that promotes partnerships with Unit leadership, Key Volunteers appointed by the unit's Commander, families, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and other Community agencies. The program has been standardized across the Air Force to address the needs of all military families with special emphasis on support to families across the deployment cycle. Adopting the Key Spouse/Key Volunteer program into the Air National Guard allows:

  • Establishment of continuous contact with spouses/families
  • Provides links to leadership
  • Promotes individual, family and unit readiness
  • Increases sense of Unit support
  • Improves quality of life among ANG families
Key Spouse/Volunteer Computer Based Training (CBT)
For more information about this program , click the link above to visit the USAF services Key Spouse/ Key Volunteer training.

Key Volunteer Program Contacts
Eileen Byrd

(116th ACW/GSUs)
(478) 201-1286
eileen.byrd@ang.af.mil

Sheila Keeton
(165th AW/GSUs)
(912) 966-8295
sheila.keeton@ang.af.mil

TSgt. Ronald Megginson
(At Robins AFB)
(478) 327-7506
ronald.megginson@us.af.mil

Air Force Retiree Services

Keep up to date with information about retirement benefits and activities at www.retirees.af.mil or contact your local Retiree Activities Office (RAO).

Contact your local RAO :
23 WG/CVR
23 Flying Tiger Way, Ste 156
Moody AFB GA 31699-0001
Hours: 1200 - 1500, Tuesday and Thursday
Phone: 229-257-3209
email: rao@moody.af.mil

78FSS/FSMPS/RAO
Bldg. 767
Robins AFB, GA 31098-2206
Hours: M/W/F 1300-1500
Phone: 478-926-0193
Email: robins.rao@gmail.com
Web Address:
http://www.robins.af.mil/

Click on 'General Information Link' on the right side of the home page and then follow link to 'Military Retiree Office.'

Tool Kit


Click on the tool box graphic to access the Family Readiness Tool Kit page. You will find a host of information and documents that can be used by your Family Readiness Program. Promote this page to your families.

Contacts

Eileen Byrd
Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager
116th Air Control Wing

GSUs supported:
202d Engineering Installation Squadron
283d Combat Communications Squadron
Georgia Air National Guard Headquarters
139th Intelligence Squadron
Phone: 478-201-1286
Email: eileen.byrd@ang.af.mil

Shelia Keeta
Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager
165th Airlift Wing

GSUs supported:
117th Air Control Squadron
165th Air Support Operations Squadron
Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center
224th Joint Communications Support Squadron
Phone: 912-966-8295
Email: shelia.keeton@ang.af.mil

Anna Skinner
Director of Psychological Health
165th Airlift Wing
Phone: 912-966-5806
BB: 912-658-3271
Email: anna.skinner.ctr@ang.af.mil

Kathy M. Shelton-Riek
Director of Psychological Health
116th Air Control Wing
Phone: 478-201-1333
BB: 478-550-7410
Email: Kathy.m.shelton-riek.civ@mail.mil

GA ANG Chaplains
Maj. Brannon Bowman
Phone: 912-966-8377
BB: 912-414-5997
Email: Thomas.bowman.1@ang.af.mil

Maj. Donald Bridges
Phone: 478- 201-1274
BB: 478-952-0624
Email: donald.bridges.1@ang.af.mil

GA ANG Yellow Ribbon Program Manager
Nate Doty
Phone: 678-628-6856
Email: nathan.doty.ctr@ang.af.mil

Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation (GNGFSF)
Harriet Morgan
Phone: 678-569-5704
www.georgiaguardfamily.org

Tricare National Guard Hotline
Phone: 1-877-298-3408
www.Mytricare.com

Tricare Advisor
Amador (Rod) Rodriguez
Phone: 678-569-5174
Email: amador.n.rodriguez.civ@mail.mil

Tricare Nurse Advice Line (NAL)
800-TRICARE (option 1)
800-874-2273 (option 1)