Exceptional Family Member Program/Special Needs

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The Air Force’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide support to military family members with special needs. EFMP is comprised of three components who work together to support military members and their families. 


EFMP – Medical (EFMP-M) provides medical information management support for EFMP enrollment functions and coordinates relocations for families who have medical or educational needs


EFMP-Assignments (EFMP-A) provides comprehensive and coordinated medical, education, community support, assignment coordination, and housing accommodation to families enrolled in the EFMP program. 


EFMP – Family Support (EFMP-FS) provides community support function provided by Airman & Family Readiness Centers (A&FRC) and  includes, but is not limited to, on-and off-base information and referral, parent training, support groups, relocation assistance, financial management, and school information.   

EFMP Enrollment


EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identification of a special need. The required forms for enrollment are:


  • DD Form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical Summary for medical issues only,  and;  
  • DD Form 2792-1, Exceptional Family Member Special Education/Early Intervention Summary for educational issues.


Respite Care Options

Below are Respite Care resources is available to family members meeting program criteria and contact your local installation A&FRC for details. 




·         Tricare Respite Care: http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/SpecialNeeds.aspx