Mon-Wed & Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
Thu: 7:30am-12:00pm

Closed on Holidays & AFDW Family Days

Bldg 1191 Menoher Dr.
Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
(301) 981-7087

Air Force Families Forever (AFFF)

Air Force Families Forever (AFFF) is a long-term survivor aftercare program.


Program Overview

Air Force Families Forever (AFFF) is established to provide support to family members of deceased Regular Air Force and Reserve Component Airmen and Guardians who died in an Active Duty, Inactive Duty for Training (IDT) or Annual Training (AT) status, and whose relationship was established prior to the Airman or Guardian’s death.

This includes Regular Air Force, Guard, and Reserve Airmen and Guardians.

Procedures have been devised to provide support to eligible Next-Of-Kin (NOK)* through the Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRCs) at installations closest to where the survivor resides.

Next-Of-Kin (NOK): Widow or widower (remarried or not), each parent (mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother through adoption, father through adoption, foster parents who stood in loco parentis), each child (natural, step-children, adopted) and each sibling (brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step-sibling) of an Airman or Guardian.


To link families of fallen Airmen and Guardians to their Air and Space Force family by promoting survivor resilience, thereby fostering well-being and connectedness.


Remembering, Honoring, Connecting… Always a part of the Air and Space Force family.



Your local AFFF team will reach out to surviving family members to provide ongoing support and resources.

Information and Referral

Referral is provided to eligible federal, state and local resources to include partnering non-governmental organizations.


Throughout the year, we will send announcements and invitations to events of interest in our local area and nationally.

In past years, we have been invited to Gold Star Christmas Events at the White House and received priority seating and recognition at the National Memorial Day Concert at the Capitol.

Installation Access

We can help eligible Next-Of-Kin obtain ID cards and base access for installation-approved Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities.

Other Resources

We can help you locate resources to help with a variety of issues, including general support, grief support, local events, and financial counseling. We can also connect you to experts on VA benefits, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), Survivors’ Pension, Service Member Group Life Insurance (SGLI), burial expenses, state benefits, military records, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), and Tricare.


Contact Us

Please call or email the JB Andrews Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) and ask for the Air Force Families Forever (AFFF) program manager.

​Phone: (301) 981-7087


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The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Air Force or the Department of Defense of the external web site, or the information, products, or services contained therein.

For other-than-authorized activities such as military exchanges and Services/Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the Unites States Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.

Such links are provided consistent with the purpose of the web site.