WELCOME TO THE 106RQW AIRMAN & 

FAMILY READINESS PAGE

airman & family readiness program manager

 
  Lisa D'Agostino 
Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager

Office: (631)723-7133  
24/7 Cell: (631)513-6211  
Email: lisa.m.dagostino.civ@mail.mil      
 

The A&FRPM is located in building 345 2nd floor. The A&FRPM is a full time employee.  The Airman & Family Readiness Manager provides programs and services to support sustained mission and family readiness.  Providing the services to strenghten personal and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of military life. In addition to our A&FRPM we have a Family Readiness Group (FRG) and Key Volunteer Program (KVP). The FRG is a volunteer group; they assist the A&FRPM with quarterly events and annual briefing, conduct fund raising activities, and attend workshops & training. The Key Voluneer (KV) is a volunteer that assists the AFRPM to ensure families are in the know.  The KV's are appointed by the Commander within their specific units.  Please contact Lisa D'Agostino if you are interested in being a part of the 106 FRG or KV team.  Volunteers may be a spouse, parent, sibling, significant other, friend, or a retiree.

EMPLOYMENT

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USA JOBS
Connecting job seekers with federal jobs 

VA FOR VETS
What is VA for Vets?
VA for Vets helps Veterans and transitioning Military Service Members find federal or non-profit careers. The VA for Vets Career Center tools provide opportunities to translate military skills, build federal resumes and search and apply for open positions. VA for Vets is the flagship initiative of the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO). 

JOB FAIRS

Jobs For Veterans 
Date: Thursday, March 9 2017  Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m  For more details and to register go to:

https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/new-york-veterans-job-fair-march-9-2017

2017 Hiring Our Heroes 
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m Location: Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center 25 Baiting Place Road  Farmingdale, NY  11735
8:30 a.m., a free employment workshop for  job seekers featuring resume  building, networking, and interview tips Location
Join local and national employers on April 13 for a hiring fair for veterans,  military service members, guard, reserve, and military spouses. Jobs will be  available for all ranks and levels of experience. Any questions please call Lisa D’Agostino 631-723-7133

          New York State Active Guard & Reserve, Technician and Civilian Opportunities Click Here 

          New York State Department of labor opportunities Click Here 


AT&T Careers for Veterans 

HELMETS TO HARDHATS
Reservists, & Guardsmen transition from military to a career in the construction industry for more info on job search go to www.helmetstohardhats.org.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - hiring for heroes program
There are four pillars for the Chamber's Hiring our Heroes program. Conducting job fairs for veterans and military spouses in local communities across the country. To include the strategic partnerships to deal with unique challenges in three other areas as well: Wounded Warrior Transition Assistance Program, Student Veterans Internship and Employment Program and a Womens Veterans and Military Spouse Employment Program. For more info go to https://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS ReSources

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AIR NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY GUIDE

AIR FORCE 101 SPOUSE GUIDE

AMERICAN RED CROSS Serving the US Armed Forces & their Families"
Suffolk County Chapter
95 Horseblock Road
Yaphank, NY 11980
24 HOUR SERVICE
631-924-6911
http://www.redcross.org


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
1-800-273-8255
24-hour toll-free suicide prevention services available


NORTHPORT VA MEDICAL CENTER

Committed to support returning troops from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) to make sure they have the health care and entitlements they earned and deserve.

79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
631-261-4400 or 800-551-3996
Visit http://www.northport.va.gov/about/index.asp for more on the VA!


L.I. CARES - FOOD BANKS

LONG ISLAND HARVEST
LI Food Banks - Look in the About Us tab and click on find Food

OUR MILITARY KIDS
Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country. OMK grants are made to honor the sacrifices military parents make and to ensure that the children have access to activities and support that help the children better cope with challenges arising during a parent's deployment or injury recovery. 

OPERATION HOMEFRONT 
Assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.

NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY ASSOCIATION
What military families need to know.

READY 54.ORG 
Air National Guard Resiliency for the WHOLE family! An Exclusive community for Air National Guard Members and Their Families in all 54 States and Territories.

SITTERCITY:
New Childcare Program 

THE FISHER HOUSE™ PROGRAM
The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. http://www.fisherhouse.org/

THE ROSEN FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER SERVES:
· Local, state and federal law enforcement officers and their families
· Active duty military personnel and their families
· Members of the Reserves, Naval Militia, National Guard and Service Academies, and their families.
· Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Iraqi Freedom, Desert Storm, other qualified veterans, and veterans' family members

THE SOLDIERS PROJECT 
Free confidential counseling to military members and their extended families. The Soldiers Project is a private, non-profit group of volunteer licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses and marriage and family therapists. For more info click here

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES 

TOURO LAW 
Veterans' and Servicemembers' Rights Clinic.
For those who are serving or have recently returned and their families. For more information on services available, click here

UNITED WAY OF LONG ISLAND
Are you trying to find help? If you or a loved one needs immediate assistance to local needed services, United Way of Long Island and their community partners can help.

VETERANS HEALTH ALLIANCE OF LONG ISLAND (VHALI)
Services for Long Island Veterans and their Families PLUS many more resources. 


HERITAGE BRICK APPLICATION
Purchase price per brick is $60. Mail checks and applications to:
106 rescue wing attn: 106 rqw alumni association
150 riverhead road westhampton beach, ny 11978. 

Questions may be directed to Col (retired) Rob Landsiedel at 631-880-1074 or rlandsied1@gmail.com


 PERSONAL FINANCE COUNSELOR (PFC) 
Make your appointment with Personal Finance Counselor (PFC) John Hunt at 571-421-7176 or email him at pfc3.ny.ng@zeiders.com

Get monthly financial tips from PFC John Hunt here

SAMPLE LETTER OF HARDSHIP TO CREDITORS 

SERVICE MEMBERS CAN STAY FINANCIALLY FIT BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER DEPLOYMENT

BUDGET & FIANCES

We talk about being physically fit, mentally fit but how about financially fit. It isn't something that can happen overnight for some, but if we take a step toward the right direction you can get there. You can start by implementing your month to month personal budget. Track what is coming in and how much is going.  CLICK HERE to start tracking your budget. 

If you decide you would like to take it a step further and want to do a Spend Plan and devise an Action Plan based on your monthly budget please visit Lisa D'Agostino, Airman and Family Readiness.  It starts with you!

BUDGETING TIPS 

EAP-EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
EAP-Employee Assistance Program Available 24/7 click here
EAP-Financial Resources click here

FINANCIAL READINESS 
What you should know about your credit record

MILITARY ONE SOURCE 
Learn more about Military One Source Financial Services by calling 1-800-342-9647. MOS offers FREE Tax Consultation and E-Filing. Tax Consultants are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. at 1-800-730-3802.

MYHELPLIST
Information & Assistance for Military Service & Family Members 

SERVICE MEMBERS AND FAMILIES CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
The CFPB is committed to addressing consumer financial challenges affecting servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

SEQUESTRATION/TSP 

If you have been furloughed as a result of sequestration, you may be wondering how to deal with the financial impact. This fact sheet addresses some of the questions you may have about your TSP contributions. It also details alternatives for accessing your TSP funds should you face financial hardship as a result of being furloughed.

           

EFMP ENROLLMENT 

        CHILD CARE ENROLLMENT 

AWARD: (2) $1000 scholarships

NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD FAMILY READINESS COUNCIL, INC (Due May 2017)
AWARD: (2) $500 scholarships

THE 106TH RESCUE WING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (Due June 2017)

AWARD: (2) $500 scholarships

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION & ASSISTANCE FUND (FEEA)
Provide emergency financial assistance and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families.

FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION 2017 SCHOLARSHIP

For Military Children and Spouses

NYNG FAMILY READINESS COUNCIL GRANT
For application click here

THANKS USA
Applications are accepted each year from 1 April to 15 May

VFW'S VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 
The program provides financial aid of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant -not a loan- so no repayment is required. 


VA FOR  OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF), OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), AND OPERATION NEW DAWN (OND)
Committed to support returning troops from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) to make sure they have the health care and entitlements they earned and deserve. http://www.oefoif.va.gov
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
631-261-4400 or 800-551-3996

DWYER PROJECT 
Serves Veterans, service members, and their families with postservice transitional issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

JOINT SERVICES SUPPORT (JSS)
National Guard Bureau (NGB) JSS system is the Service Member and Family members gateway to resources support and assistance. From Yellow Ribbon, ESGR, National Guard Family Programs, Financial Management, SAPR, Transition Support, Behavioral Health and much more!! Knowledge is power sign up on JSS. today. https://www.jointservicessupport.org

NASSAU COUNTY VET2VET PEER NETWORKING GROUPS

Veterans can attend weekly meetings to share knowledge, support and resources

VETS4WARRIORS
24-Hr Peer Support Line
Confidential Military Support by Veterans
1-855-838-8255 (1-855-VET-TALK)

106th Rescue Wing Events Calender

(FRG) Family Readiness Meeting
Start Date/Time:
Friday, December 01, 2017 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, December 01, 2017 11:30 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:
Contact: Family Readiness

Lisa D'Agostino 
Office: (631)723-7133   
24/7 Cell: (631)513-6211   
Email: lisa.m.dagostino.civ@mail.mil 
Owned by MSgt Cambridge On Thursday, April 13, 2017