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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.




Maj. Gen. Thomas MooreMajor General Thomas R. Moore
Commander, Georgia Air National Guard

When I think of family, it not only includes my wife and children, but also the individuals that I work with, their family members and the community. As the Commander of the Georgia Air National Guard, I am committed to supporting the Georgia National Guard Family Readiness programs that allow us to take care of our own.

Home front support is vital for our military members, allowing them to focus on the fight and know that family members at home are well taken care of. To do this we need our Guard members and their family to be aware of the programs that are available thru the Family Readiness Office.

I encourage each member and their family to become familiar and involved with their local programs. There are several volunteer opportunities for those wishing to get involved.

The Family Readiness Program is vital to the success of the Georgia Air National Guard. Our family members deserve the best support possible. I stand ready to provide assistance to support our Air National Guard members and their family.

Very respectfully,
THOMAS R. MOORE, Maj Gen, GA ANG
Commander, Georgia Air National Guard
tabFacts about the Georgia Air National Guard 
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
-530th Air National Guard Band of the South located at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. They support the global Air Force and Air National Guard missions by providing musical products and services to the ANG, the USAF, and the community.
(678) 655-4078
tabFamily Readiness Services 
GA National Guard Family Support Foundation logoThe Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation established in 1994 for the primary purpose of providing assistance on an emergency relief basis to soldiers and airmen serving in the Georgia National Guard and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia.
tabGeorgia National Guard Joint Family Programs 
tabFamily Readiness Information Sheet 
green traffic lightResilient families depend on strong communication networks. Spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends: get connected and get involved. To receive information on unit activities, deployments, social events, or volunteer opportunities, complete the Family Readiness Information Sheet and return it to your Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager.
tabVolunteers 
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
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 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

tabFamily Readiness Key Spouse/Volunteer 
"Everyone can be great, Key Spouse graphic
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

Capt. Brannon Bowman
(165th AW/GSUs)
(912) 966-8377
thomas.bowman.1@ang.af.mil

TSgt. Ronald Megginson
(At Robins AFB)
(478) 327-7506
ronald.megginson@robins.af.mil
tabAir Force Retiree Services 
Air Force Retiree ShieldKeep 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
620 9th Street Ste, 159
Robins AFB, GA 31098-2206
Hours: 1200 - 1500 Wednesday, 1200 - 1500 Friday
Phone: 478-327-4707
email: 78.abw.rao@robins.af.mil
Web Address:
http://www.robins.af.mil/
Click on "Military Retiree Newsletter" under the "Resources" section on the right-hand side of the page

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tabFamily Readiness 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
530th Air National Guard Band of the South
Phone: 478-201-1286
Email: eileen.byrd@ang.af.mil

Frank Baker
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: 912-966-8363
Email: frank.baker@ang.af.mil

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

Jamie Jacobs
Director of Psychological Health
116th Air Control Wing
Phone: 478-201-1333
BB: 478-550-7410
jamie.jacobs.ctr@ang.af.mil

GA ANG Chaplains
Capt. Brannon Bowman   912-966-8377 
Thomas.bowman.1@ang.af.mil
Lt. Col. Keith Dobbe    478- 201-1274
BB: 478-952-0624
keith.dobbe.1@ang.af.mil

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

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

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

Tricare Advisor
Amador (Rod) Rodriguez
(678) 569-5174
amador.rodriguezjr@us.army.mil
tabFamily Matters Newsletters
tabFamily Readiness Resources Library
tabYellow Ribbon Program
Yellow Ribbon logoThe Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) provides SERVICE MEMBERS AND FAMILIES with valuable information before, during, and after deployments by connecting you with the subject matter experts.
 
Through Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) Events, you will gain access to a wealth of services and knowledge that can help prepare you to deal with the deployment.

Program Point of Contact
GA Air National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program Manager
Nathan Doty
Phone (678) 628-6856
Email: Nathan.doty.ctr@ang.af.mil
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