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AFRC hosts week-long Discovery Center tour

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Examining numerous programs, Master Sgt. Dayle Russell, the 30th Medical Operations Squadron superintendant, directs questions to Lynn Mackereth, an AFRC Discovery Center specialist, at the Discovery Center tour held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. The Discovery tour acquaints Team V members about the programs and services the AFRC offers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Steve Bauer)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Examining numerous programs, Master Sgt. Dayle Russell, the 30th Medical Operations Squadron superintendant, directs questions to Lynn Mackereth, an AFRC Discovery Center specialist, at the Discovery Center tour held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. The Discovery tour acquaints Team V members about the programs and services the AFRC offers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Steve Bauer)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman & Family Support is one of the Year of the Air Force Family's four Pillars of Excellence. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Steve Heuring)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Airman & Family Support is one of the Year of the Air Force Family's four Pillars of Excellence. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Steve Heuring)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Airman and Family Readiness Center here is hosting a Discovery Center tour here from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2-6.

The AFRC is offering the week-long tour as part of the Year of the Air Force Family.

"The Discovery Center tour is an informational tour of Vandenberg's Airman and Family Readiness Center," said Lynn Mackereth, an AFRC Discovery Center specialist. "The tour is an orientation of the various programs and services that are offered here. "

The tour lasts approximately 15 minutes and is open to all military personnel, their dependents and Department of Defense civilians.

Tables and booths are set up around the AFRC to highlight different aspects of the center's offerings. On the tour, people are guided through sections depicting the services of AFRC. The services displayed include information in the realm of finance, readiness and family life, military child education, career planning and relocation.

"People who come out to our tour will leave with a better understanding about what the Airman and Family Readiness Center is all about and how they can use its services," Ms. Mackereth said. "I definitely encourage people to come out and see what is available for themselves and their families."

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the AFRC classroom and computer resource room. The classroom is where most of the AFRC's classes, workshops and briefings are held. The computer resource room offers free high-speed internet access and printers to help people with relocating and job searching.

For more information about the Discovery Center tour, call the AFRC at 606-0039.