HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE TEAM

Who We Are

The Wisconsin Air National Guard Airman and Family Readiness Program at the 128th is dynamic by nature and strives to meet the goals of each of the squadrons assigned within the organization. Scalability, flexibility and quality service delivery are internal goals for this program. Emphasis from respective Commanders reflect program application.

 

OUR MISSION

Promote informed, self-sufficient, and resilient Guard families that support and contribute to their unit's mission accomplishment.

about us

The Health & Wellness Resource Team engages in partnerships with unit leadership to assess unit strengths, resources, and concerns in order to enhance services and programs relevant to supporting ready, resilient Airmen. We are dedicated in fostering a shared sense of responsibility to promote the successful adaptation of Airmen and their families to the demands of military life and facilitate to the personal readiness of the Force.

CORE AREAS

Readiness, personal, professional & family

Phases of deployment preparation and support

Information/referral and resources

Counseling, peer support, and spiritual support

Military to civilian transitions (employment, resume, schooling information)

APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED

WALK IN HOURS - 0800 - 1500
 
Tuesday - Thursday

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Building 500
1835 East Grange Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207

HOW YOU CAN HELP

VOLUNTEER RESOURCE program is the focal point that connects members with service opportunities at 128 ARW. The goal is to tap the creative energy of our community and its organizations and connect them in a meaningful and worthwhile way.  Recruitment, training, and recognition, are an integral part of the volunteer program and contribute to its success.

Many Reasons to Volunteer:

To get your foot in the door/Networking.
To help your community/To make new friends.
To learn/improve a skill or share your talents.

HOW WE CAN ASSIST

DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT AND INFORMATION:
Military deployments are a big adjustment time for many military families. Roles change, workloads increase for all parties and often times anxiety rises. Being proactive toward the deployment process is the best way to approach these issues. By taking charge of the circumstance it insures you and your family's best interests are served to the extent possible. Taking the time to plan and prepare will not make a deployment any shorter; but will enhance the processes associated. Working with your Airman and Family Readiness Center will help alleviate some of the stressors and anxiety that can be associated with deployment through their information, materials, expertise, and local resources.

FINANCIAL COUNSELING SERVICES:

We offer resource information, education and personal financial counseling to help military members and their families maintain financial stability and reach their financial goals.

Personal Finance Counselor (PFC) offers information and programs on:
Budgeting
Investing Basics
Spend Plans
Thrift Savings Plan
Insurance
Auto Buying
Debt Management
Home Buying Basics
For more information on how the AFRC can assist you and your family with your finances, please click the PDF below:

CAREER FOCUS:
AFRC provides eligible family members information on the local job market to assist with their search for jobs in the local area. Information and programs are available on:

Resume Basics Workshop

Federal Employment and USA Jobs Workshop  Job Search Techniques  Interview Skills, Career Change  Individual Career Counseling and Assessment

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)
Is designed to equip separating and retiring civilian and    military personnel and their eligible family members with skills and knowledge for re-entry into the private sector. The     emphasis of TAP is on transition preparation rather than job placement.

Program components include:
Mandatory Pre-Separation Counseling
Transition Benefits Seminar
Mandatory 5-day TAP GPS Workshop
Transition Assistance Program, Goals, Plans, Success Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Federal Job Search Basics  Introduction to Resume and Cover Letter Preparation  Interviewing Basics & Preparation  Veteran's Benefits Briefing
 
INFORMATION & REFFERAL (I&R)
Designed to link individuals and families with resources to meet their specific needs utilizing services available on base, the local community and nationwide. We will find you the contact that you need!

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION:
provides information, education and some counseling to help single and married military members and their dependents adapt to current and future changes in their lives. 
Information is available on:
Family Wellness Skill
Effective Communications
Couple Skills - Listening & Loving
Single Parent Skills/Support Groups

EMERGENCY FAMILY ASSISTANCE CONTROL CENTER (EFACC)
Objective - focal point for families during "local disaster".  Assist with information dissemination and rumor control.  A&FRC collaborates with on/off base agencies to represent and assist American Red Cross, Legal, Medical, Chaplain, etc...  Information & Referral for long-term assistance.
 
YELLOW RIBBON
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program was designed to benefit National Guard and Reserve members and their families by helping to give them access to necessary support and guide them to the appropriate information, services, benefits, proactive outreach opportunities, and referrals to help them "reintegrate" following an operational deployment.

Theses are just some of the additional programs and organizations we partner with and can connect you with:
Child and Youth Programs
Relocation Assistance
WERC or Wisconsin Employment Resource Connection
Military Family Assistance Centers
USO
Military Alcoholics Anonymous
Transition Assistance Advisor
Red Cross
Veterans Affairs

more RESOURCES

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS:
Amy Thompson
Program Manager
Phone: 414-944-8249
amy.thompson.8@us.af.mil

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLNESS:
Kami Ward, LCSW
Director of Psychological Health
Phone: 414-944-8256
kami.ward@us.af.mil

WING SARC:
Jamie Reidy

24/7 Phone: 414-430-1086
jamie.reidy.1@us.af.mil

WING CHAPLAIN:
Lt. Col Matthew Friese
Phone: 414-944-8428
matthew.friese@us.af.mil​

FINANCIAL COUNSELOR:
Walt Teske
Phone: 414-265-8230
walter.teske.1@us.af.mil​

RED CROSS:
877-272-7337
(Send an urgent message to a service member)