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Family Care Plans AFI 36-2908

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  1. Family Care Plans AFI 36-2908 714 AMXS Annual Briefing First Sergeant Briefing

  2. What is the purpose of the Family Care Plan Annual Briefing? • To keep you, the Member, aware of potential present or future requirements • To Educate the Member as to what those requirements are • To provide the member direction and guidance for carrying out those requirements in a timely manner. (This Briefing is directed to the general military member population and not the existing Fam Care Plan enrollees requiring to file an AF Form 357)

  3. Actions • Annual briefing for All military members on family care responsibilities • WHY? Situations change! • Annual review and briefing makes sure Families are taken care of by military members in either short or long term deployments

  4. What is a Family Care Plan? • A Family Care Plan is a documented plan that outlines steps, actions, tasks, forms, etc insuring that care is provided for the reservist’s family member(s) in the event of his/her absence due to military duty • A Plan that includes all foreseeable situations • A Plan that is sufficiently detailed and systematic to provide for a smooth rapid transfer of responsibilities to the caregiver

  5. What is a Family Care Plan? • A Family Care Plan includes provisions for the Welfare of the Family Member: • Legal (Power of Attorney) • Medical • Educational • Financial • Religious • Physical Well-being (logistical) • Housing • Transportation • Food

  6. Why do I need a Family Care Plan? • World-wide available for immediate performance of full scope of military duties: • UTAs and Annual Tours • Short notice or no notice deployment • Alerts • Recalls • Extended duty hours • Shift work • Similar military obligations

  7. Who must have a Family Care Plan? • All military members with family member(s) residing in member’s household • Family Member • unmarriedChild under 19 years of age • unmarried child 19 years or older and incapable of self care • legal custody-blood/marriage/adoption • incapable of self care, residing in member’s household, depending on member-- over half their financial support

  8. How to develop a Family Care Plan? • Designate an individual or individuals to care for your family when you are absent • Explain what you do in the reserves and why their help might be needed • It’s your plan -you can change the responsible party at any time by getting a new signature

  9. Family Care Plan Documentation Letter Outlining Responsibilities of the Family Care Plan Family Care Plan Checklist Air Force Form 357 Power of Attorney Child Information

  10. Who must complete the AF form 357? • Single Parents • Dual military couples with family members in the household under 19 years of age • Members with unique family situations (as determined by the commander) will file AF form 357

  11. What Criteria is used to identify a member as a “Single Parent”? • Birth or adoption of a child • Loss of a spouse • Death • Separation • Divorce • Assumed Custody • Past Separation • Immediate Sole Care • Elderly Family Member • Disabled Family Member

  12. What Criteria is used to determine if My spouse and I are considered a “Dual Military Couple”? • When both husband and wife are a members of any Military Service • Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Army Reserve, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Etc. • Enlistment or Commissioning in the Military • Marriage to an existing Military Member

  13. What Criteria is used to determine if I have a household with a “Unique Situation”?(Commander Determined) • Assuming sole care • an elderly family member • a disabled family member • Absence of a Spouse • Career • Job Commitments • Other Personal Reasons

  14. Power of Attorney • Time span of 1-2 years • Yes, you will have to go to the JAG Annually • WHY? Things change • Provides for Medical and Legal issues • Admittance to school • Emergency Medical Care • It does not have to provide for financial responsibility

  15. So, now I’ve learned that I fall into one of the previous categories. Now What? • You will notify your Commander or First Sergeant immediately, or within 60 days if changes in your personal status or family circumstances require you to complete an AF Form 357 (AFI 36-2908, para 1.2.1)

  16. 60 Days to tell my Commander or First Sergeant?

  17. Consequences for Failure to Comply • Subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice • Disciplinary Action • The Commander or First Sgt • Take disciplinary or other action if a member fails to make adequate and acceptable family care arrangements (AFI 36-2908, para 2.1.7) • Separation from the Air Force Reserve • Or Both

  18. Where to get more Information • First Sergeant • Customer Service (514 MSS/DPMSC, 4-3042) • Family Support Center, Tel # 1(609)754-3154 • Family Readiness (514th AMW) • 1(609)754-8228 • “How to Plan and Prepare for a Deployment” • JAG • 514 AMW, Tel # 1(609)754-2778 • 305 AMW, Tel # 1(609)754-2010 • Air Force Aid Society • Red Cross, Tel # 1(609)754-3154

  19. Family Care Plans are for your family member’s welfare!Don’t hesitate to ask for help for guarding, protecting and caring for the future human resources of our Squadron, Wing, Air Force and Nation. Thank-You!

  20. The End