R4R & FitFamilies Programs

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The Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA) announced the launch of their new “Recharge for Resiliency” deployment support initiative also known as “R4R.” The initiative, which started 1 April 2015, is designed to provide support for US Airmen and families impacted by deployments.

The R4R program core focus is building and sustaining ready and resilient Airmen and Families. FSS programs do just that by helping provide some relief from the unique challenges our deployed Airmen and their families face. This, in turn, helps build unit cohesion and a strong sense of community – both critical to the sustainment of a ready, resilient force.


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The RecOn Initiative is an Outdoor Recreation program designed to address the challenges faced by deploying US Air Force Airmen returning to home duty stations such as reintegration into regular social networks, family life and local communities. The objective is to provide a wide range of outdoor adventure-based activities.

Evening Mountain Bike Ride Aug 20 Outdoor Recreation  
Metz SUP Trip Aug 27 Outdoor Recreation  
Rec*On Climbing Until Aug 29 every Tuesday Outdoor Recreation  
Aug 19 Outdoor Recreation  
Whitewater Kayaking Trip Aug 26 & 27 Outdoor Recreation  


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The main goal of the Single Airman Programming Initiative is to foster a strong culture, mission and sense of community for single Airmen in the US Air Force. Its objective is to improve technology and communication within FSS programs and activities, provide a wide variety of social and recreation opportunities through FSS recreational activities, and offer MWR life skills classes to create a Single Airman culture that supports the “whole person – healthy lifestyle.”

Eligibility Requirements: Open to US Air Force Active Duty, Air Reserve Component officer or enlisted member without a spouse.
'8 for 8' Bowling League Aug 10 - Sep 28 Vogelweh Bowling Center Sign up Deadline Aug 03 COB
Cooking Class with Chef Klaus Aug 27, Sep 17  & Oct 22 Ramstein Community Center Sign Up resp. by Aug 22, Sep 12 & 17 Oct
Learn to Fly Glider Style Aug 12, Sep 16 Outdoor Recreation Sign Up Deadline always 2 days prior
Photography Expedition Sep 10 Ramstein Community Center Sign Up Deadline Sep 05 COB
SCUBA Diving Courses Aug 15 & 16, 19 & 26
Sep 05 & 06, 12 & 13, 16 & 23
Ramstein Aquatic Center (RAC) / Outdoor Recreation  
Mystery Escape Room U.F.N. Vogelweh Community Center (VCC) Please check with VCC!
Swimming Discount Pass 01 Sep - 30 Nov Ramstein Aquatic Center (RAC) 50 Passes available!
Swiss Alps Adventure 11-14 Aug Outdoor Recreation  


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Deployed Affected Programming provides resources targeting deployed-affected, and dependent-restricted, Air Force installation assigned service members and their families providing relief from the challenges of deployment.


Eligibility Requirements: Open to families of US Air Force deployed personnel, recently returning service members and their families, or families with a service member soon to deploy.

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Fit Families is an Air Force initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyles among families assigned to Air Force installations by providing child and parent recreational programming and educational opportunities. This effort is administered by the Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA) and operated through installation Force Support Squadrons (FSS).

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Family SUPing Aug 24 Outdoor Recreation Stand Up Paddleboarding!
Get Out & Ride Until Aug 28 every Monday Outdoor Recreation FREE bike rentals!
FitFamilies Climbing Until Aug 29 every Tuesday Outdoor Recreation  
Piloxing Fitness 25 Aug Vogelweh Community Center  
SCUBA Diving Courses Aug 15 & 16, 19 & 26
Sep 05 & 06, 12 & 13, 16 & 23
Ramstein Aquatic Center (RAC) / Outdoor Recreation