AFMC Command News

MFLC, EAP available for community

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  • By Lauren Russell
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. –  Helping Organization officials are encouraging members of the community to be familiar with support resources this season.

The Military Family Life Counseling and Employee Assistance Programs are available for personnel who need a boost through the holidays or may be battling COVID-fatigue.

“We’re all suffering a loss of routine and holiday traditions that can be exhausting to deal with,” said Carolyn McCafferty, Hanscom Air Force Base's community support coordinator. “It’s okay to feel that way, and it’s okay to recognize you may need a boost or to talk with someone.”

Counselors are available for both adults as well as child and youth-specific services at military installations. The adult-MFLCs can address concerns with relationships, communication, anger management, grief and other stressors. The child and youth-MFLCs can assist with child-specific or family concerns.

Individuals are encouraged to contact local Airman and Family Readiness centers to learn about options available in their specific locations. Additional information and resources can be found at

For similar support, federal civilians, their families and supervisors can utilize the Employee Assistance Program. EAP consultants provide confidential services for federal employees and their household members with a variety of challenges.

Employees can schedule appointments with counselors 24/7 by calling 866-580-9078 or by visiting, and register with code ‘USAirForce.’

“There’s nothing wrong with consulting an expert to manage how you’re feeling, and it’s okay to get counseling on  doing it better,” said McCafferty. “Self-care should be the gift we all give ourselves this year.”