HomeNewsArticle Display

AF Community Partnership Program signs 100th partnering agreement

ALASKA (AFNS) -- Eielson Air Force Base and Fairbanks community leaders recently signed the 100th Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) Program partnership agreement.

Leaders from the 354th Fighter Wing and the surrounding community inked a memorandum of understanding May 28 for a partnership initiative that helps align military dependents with potential teaching opportunities.

"I'm grateful we were able to sign a few agreements with the community already," said Col. Michael Winkler, the 354th Fighter Wing commander. "The Fairbanks North Star Borough is an amazing community with unparalleled military support.”

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board had approximately 165 positions for teachers, substitute teachers, aides and tutors they were unable to fill. It was estimated nearly 30 of those positions could be filled by military dependents within the local area. Through this initiative, local schools in need of qualified staff are now able to reach out to new families at Eielson AFB to fill education positions within the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

“This is just the start of things," said Luke Hopkins, the Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor. "We will continue to work with our partners and share what resources we can."

A newcomers’ information session is hosted monthly by the Eielson AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center to help tap into this valuable resource. School district representatives attend these sessions to discuss potential job opportunities. New hires can obtain the necessary training, so they are ready to work soon after arriving in the base community.

This is one of many initiatives the AFCP team is currently working between 50 installations and their local community leaders as part of an overall Air Force effort to improve and strengthen community and Air Force partnerships.

“We set the framework that provides trained teams to installations and their surrounding communities,” said Steve Zander, the AFCP Program director. “The greatest results are achieved when installation and community leaders embrace the concept of partnering and use the Air Force’s well-structured process as a means to achieve mutual value and benefit.”

In its third year, the program has matured in guiding installations and communities to identify partnership opportunities across the spectrum of installation services and mission support. More than 1,000 initiatives have been identified to date, and the results are proving successful. These partnerships are identifying new and innovative ways of supporting Airmen and their families.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: #Readiness was on display by our @AFResearchLab teams during a live-virtual-constructive training simulation, enabling #Airmen
RT @AFWERX: We can't wait for 2020: The @USAirForce Advanced Manufacturing Olympics is slated for July 8-9 in Salt Lake City & will bring t…
RT @AirNatlGuard: “The Silver Flag training sites provide our Airmen with real-world scenarios to reinforce our Air Force Specialty Code sk…
RT @US_TRANSCOM: Watch a @usairforce KC-10A refuel, and be refueled during same mission in support of @CJTFOIR. #Togetherwdeliver #NKAWTG #…
RT @AETCommand: Transforming the way we learn with technology is one of our key priorities here in the First Command! Check out the photos…
RT @AirNatlGuard: This week, @ChiefNGB visited the @PRNationalGuard at Muñiz Air National Guard Base to meet with senior leaders and discus…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: YOU are the most important reason for our mission success. Take care of each other & preserve the connections & commun…
RT @AirmanMagazine: When it comes to acquisitions, the @usairforce has the need for speed. Equipping Airmen with the best technology start…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: A distinct privilege to help unveil the F-117 exhibit, establishing this remarkable aircraft in its rightful place in…
RT @AirNatlGuard: “For me personally, the CAP and Air Guard go hand in hand. When I look back at any state active duty or state support we…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Honored to participate on a panel with my fellow Service Chiefs at the @ReaganInstitute. May our leaders of today & th…
It was just a childhood dream but it crescendoed into this #Airman becoming the only woman in the #AirForce to both… https://t.co/vzGjPe7Vri
RT @USAFReserve: Loadmaster first Reservist to complete USAF Weapons School Advanced Instructor Course (Story by the @403rdWing) #ReserveRe
.@secafoffical will speak about America’s footprint in space going forward at 5:45 EST. Watch live at https://t.co/aSlw5ceGJj
RT @DeptofDefense: LIVE: @EsperDoD delivers keynote remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum. #RNDF https://t.co/ZXhuaTOQTm
Today, we help Col. Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, combat veteran and American legend, celebrate 💯 sorties aroun… https://t.co/bcmcDr4IYW
December 7, 1941. #PearlHarbor and six other #military bases on the Hawaiian island of Oahu were attacked, beginnin… https://t.co/4GvB8yPpGV
RT @US_TRANSCOM: Take a look at @usairforce Airmen assigned to the @109thAW using their ski-equipped C-130s to deliver supplies to the Arct…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Thank you to Gen CQ Brown & the @PACAF team for the outstanding work organizing one of largest gatherings of Pacific A…