R4R encompasses the following key resiliency components: the Single Airman Programming Initiative (SAPI), RecOn and Deployed Affected Programming. These resiliency programs target specific audiences and provide needed support for our Airmen and their families. Many of our programs are designed with these key features in mind. Read on to learn a little bit more about what R4R is and who qualifies for this program.
Single airman programming initiative
The Single Airman Programming Initiative (SAPI) provides resources that foster a strong culture, mission and sense of community among single Airmen. It hosts a wide variety of social and recreation opportunities through FSS recreational activities, offer MWR-life skills classes to “create a single Airman culture that supports the “whole person” – healthy lifestyle,” improve technology and communication within FSS programs and activities. This specific program is designed for Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component officer or enlisted member without a spouse.
RecOn is an Air Force initiative designed to address the challenges faced by deploying Airmen by providing high adrenaline, supervised Outdoor Recreation programs (like whitewater rafting, skydiving, caving and more).This initiative will provide opportunities to Airmen gearing up for deployment and returning to their home duty station after deployment as they reintegrate into regular social networks, family life, and local communities. RecOn is operated through installation FSS Outdoor Recreation programs, only. The goal of RecOn is to build and maintain mission ready Airmen, create resilient, adaptive and strong Airmen and families and strengthen and foster cohesive Air Force units and communities. This specific program is for Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component officer or enlisted member and their family members.
deployed affected programming
Deployed-Affected Programming allows all Air Force assigned service members returning from deployments, or dependent-restricted assignments, and their family members to participate in FSS recreational activities. Eligible family members may participate while the member is gone and/or upon their service member’s return. Members who have deployed in support of an active operation and/or who are on a dependent-restricted assignment, and their dependents, are eligible for this initiative. The goal is to provide deployed-affected and dependent-restricted Air Force assigned service members and their families relief from the challenges they face by offering the opportunity to recharge through MWR focused social, recreational, fitness and learning programs. This specific program is for deployed-affected & dependent-restricted assigned Air Force personnel and their family members.