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Exceptional Family Member Program
New EFMP liaison dedicated to Navy personnel in South Texas
May 16, 2022
— For military families with special needs, the Department of Defense Exceptional Family Member Program provides support and resources to help members and their families thrive in military life. At Joint Base San Antonio, EFMP programs are available to all branches of the military, but an additional bonus for Navy personnel in and around San Antonio is that they have their own case liaison for the program. ...
EFMP process updates create standardization across branches
May 5, 2022
— The Exceptional Family Member Program has undergone enterprise-wide changes to their processes since September 2021...
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit reopens at BAMC
March 16, 2022
— Brooke Army Medical Center reopened its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit March 1 after a two-year hiatus. The PICU mission was temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to conserve resources and personnel...
First Lady visits JBSA-Lackland to discuss Joining Forces initiative
February 24, 2022
— Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland hosted the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, Feb. 23. The Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, and his wife, Erika Prosper-Nirenberg, as well as Air Education and Training Command leadership, were also on hand to welcome Dr. Biden at JBSA-Kelly Field...
Respite Care available for EFMP families
February 22, 2022
— Families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program are eligible for additional support through the Air Force Respite Care program...
EFMP adds dedicated, specialized attorney to Central Cell
October 25, 2021
— The EFMP Central Cell has expanded over the past year, consolidating Air Force resources into one central location, and recently adding a specialized attorney from the Judge Advocate General Corps, or JAGC, as part of continuing efforts to provide access and support for families...
MyVector updates help connect Airmen, Guardians
October 18, 2021
— MyVector is one of the many tools Airmen and Guardians can use to enhance their career development, including tracking personal development and assignments, writing performance evaluations, and connecting with mentors as well as mentoring others...
Exceptional Family Member Program hosts Halloween Howl Down Oct. 22
September 30, 2021
— The Halloween Howl Down will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot across from the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center, located at 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. The free event is open to all JBSA members and their families...
Army tests new EFMP system, targets assignment process for select families
September 13, 2021
— The Army is currently piloting a new Exceptional Family Member Program online enrollment process to improve the assignment research and selection process for EFMP participants, G-9 officials said Sept. 9...
JBSA’s Exceptional Family Member Program provides support, builds resilience
May 24, 2021
— When Lt. Cmdr. Liezl Nicholas arrived at Joint Base San Antonio with her family, she was unsure where to start looking for resources for her special needs son until she contacted a coordinator at one of JBSA's Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support offices...
EFMP Family Support offers individualized Family Needs Assessments
April 12, 2021
— Airmen and Guardians in the Exceptional Family Member Program are encouraged to have a family needs assessment, or FNA, conducted upon entry into EFMP, and then again as needs emerge and family situations change...
Air Force launches Family Vector website for EFMP families
March 3, 2021
— The Department of the Air Force launched a new website March 3, giving Exceptional Family Member Program families direct access to decision-making information related to medical programs, assignments or other support resources...
Online tool focuses on exceptional family members
February 10, 2021
— The Exceptional Family Member Program's online tool, EFMP & Me, recently got an upgrade that provides leadership and program service providers with access to an array of information and checklists curated especially for them. ...
Air Force hosts virtual 2020 EFMP Summit
November 17, 2020
— Families, leaders, mentors and supervisors of Airmen and Space professionals enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program participated in the 2020 virtual EFMP Summit Oct. 21, which offered an update on the progress the program has made thus far, as well as a glimpse of improvements on the horizon...
Air Force updates travel screening process for EFMP families
November 4, 2020
— Medical clearance is required for all Exceptional Family Member Program families preparing to PCS, and for those members selected for an overseas assignment. ...
Community rolls up sleeves for EFMP blood drive
September 18, 2020
— The Joint Base San Antonio community rolled up its sleeves Sept. 16 in support of the JBSA Exceptional Family Member Program’s blood drive at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center...
Exceptional Family Member Program hosts blood drive Sept. 16 at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
September 8, 2020
— Blood donors are needed as the Joint Base San Antonio Exceptional Family Member Program is hosting a blood drive from 8-11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center, 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797...
Air Force stands up new division to enhance customer service for EFMP families
June 30, 2020
— The Department of the Air Force stood up a new division at the Air Force’s Personnel Center to integrate three Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, components -- medical, family support and assignments...
EFMP support doesn’t skip a beat despite social distancing measures
June 12, 2020
— The novel coronavirus pandemic forced the modification of three Exceptional Family Member Program workshops at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph early this year, but the virus has not stopped the delivery of services from the Department of Defense program that supports military families with special medical and educational needs...
AF implements options for Exceptional Family Members during pandemic
April 10, 2020
— The Exceptional Family Member Program instituted new support to minimize the impact caused by department COVID-19 policies, including the Stop Movement order and social distancing guidelines. ...