The Exceptional Family Member Program is a program for active duty service members who have family members with special needs. EFMP exists in all branches of the service. In the Air Force, EFMP services include a variety of personnel, medical and family support functions.
The EFMP serves two broad functions:
1. Personnel enrollment and assignment
- Identifies family members with special medical and/or educational needs
- Documents the services they require
- Considers those needs during the personnel assignment process (especially when approving
family members for accompanied travel to overseas locations)
- Involves the personnel and medical commands and the Department of Defense educational
- The Special Needs Identification Assignment Coordination process (SNIAC) provides medical
information management support for EFMP enrollment functions, and coordinates relocations
for families who have medical or educational needs.
2. Family support
Family Support (EFMP-FS) is the community support function provided by the Airman & Family Readiness Center that includes, but is not limited to, on-and off-base information and referral, relocation assistance, financial management, and school information.