Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas --
The Department of the Air Force launched a new website last month, giving Exceptional Family Member Program families direct access to decision-making information related to medical programs, assignments or other support resources.
Service and family members can now obtain information without using a Common Access Card at the DAF Family Vector site at https://daffamilyvector.us.af.mil. There are several other platforms available for service members, but all require the CAC.
“One of our highest priorities has been finding ways to connect directly with our families and remove barriers to information,” said Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services. “This website was developed to empower the families of our Airmen and Guardians, and arm them with the tools needed to navigate military life with exceptional family members.”
One highlight of the DAF Family Vector website is the Medical Provider Trends Tool “Dashboard”, which was recently released on MyVector, but only available to those with CAC access, said Tami Nelson, transformation leader for Headquarters Air Force.
“This tool provides historical availability of travel recommendations for specialty medical services at DAF installations, giving service members insight on the likelihood of available services,” she said.
The objective of the Family Vector site is to be the number one resource for our EFMP families, whether they’re seeking information about respite care, Tricare, an upcoming permanent change of station, or how to connect with local area support networks, Nelson added.
“We needed a resource site our families can easily access,” Nelson said. “The Family Vector site along with our DAF Facebook page are valuable resources for our families who have questions on various topics or are looking for support organizations.”
Families are encouraged to visit the website frequently to learn about upcoming events and updated information on EFMP-related topics.
“The site will evolve over time based on the feedback we receive from families,” Nelson said. “This is just the initial rollout and content will be added regularly as we determine what information will better serve our EFMP families.”
For further questions on the DAF Family Vector website, or other EFMP-related questions, visit Facebook.com/AirForceEFMP or email AFPC.DP3X.firstname.lastname@example.org.