Air Force Families Forever

Air Force Families Forever (AFFF) is a long-term survivor program established to provide support to family members of deceased Regular Air Force, U.S. Space Force, and Reserve Component Airmen 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.

The following support is provided to eligible Next-of-Kin (NOK)* through the Military & Family Readiness Center:

Information and Referral
Engagement through targeted contact and incremental outreach
Referral to eligible federal, state, and local resources to include partnering non-governmental organizations

Remembrance and Connection
Connection to installation and community support networks
Recognition/memorialization of deceased Airmen/Guardians
Coordination with installation leadership to include family members in the AF culture

*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.