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Airman and Family Readiness Center

The vision for the Airman and Family Readiness Center is to provide information and resources for members and their families through consistent communication and support to promote mission readiness, retention, and assist in developing healthy resilient families.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center serves as a resource for information, programs, training, and referrals for all service members single and married and their families, active-duty, Guard, Reserves, retired, civilian and their families. One of its major functions is linkage--ensuring 182d Airlift Wing personnel, retirees and their families are connected with the appropriate service, information, or program on and off base. Call the Airman and Family Readiness Center for assistance anytime you have a question and do not know where to find the answer. 

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The Airman and Family Readiness Center has key volunteers who host meetings to provide information on the military and quality of life issues in support of trying to provide a positive military life cycle for the airmen and their families. 

Please watch in the Defender's Digest newsletter for future meeting times that are held four times a year.  Topics covered: the military life cycle, TRICARE, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Transition Assistance Program, Legal Office, Chaplain's Office, education benefits, military and family life and financial consultants, operational security for families, and the Illinois National Guard Readiness Guide.
If you would like to volunteer with the Airman and Family Readiness Center, please contact Kim Crouch at 309-633-5339 or kim.hawcroft-crouch.civ@mail.mil.  You can volunteer as little or as much as you would like!

Volunteer opporunities that exist in the office include: administrative assistance in the office, preparing documentation for programs and activities, providing presentations with training provided, participating in events such as the Children's Holiday Party, Family Day, and the Youth Mock Deployment.

Resources available: Brochures on various topics, videos, referral program for assistance, books, website listings, and magazines. If we do not have a topic, we will research to see what material we can make available.


Airman and Family Readiness Center
182nd Airlift Wing
2416 South Falcon Boulevard
Peoria, IL 61607 

Phone: 309-633-5339 (DSN 724-5339)
Fax: 309-633-5585 (DSN 724-5585)
Email: kim.hawcroft-crouch.civ@mail.mil

Topics Available

  • Mortgage
  • Credit
  • Financial Management
  • Mobilization
  • Deployment
  • Reunion
  • Stress/Anger
  • Children's Activities
  • Self-Esteem
  • TriCare

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