In December 2015, the Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA) announced the launch of their new “Recharge for Resiliency” (R4R) program as the capstone for resiliency programming across the Air Force. R4R encompasses the following key resiliency components: the Single Airman Programming Initiative (SAPI), RecOn and Deployed Affected Programming (previously R4R). The R4R program core focus is building and sustaining ready and resilient Airmen and Families.

The main goal of the Single Airman Initiative is to foster a strong culture, mission and sense of community for single Airmen. Its objective is to improve technology and communication within FSS programs and activities, provide a wide variety of social and recreation opportunities through FSS recreational activities, and offer MWR life skills classes to create a Single Airman culture that supports the “whole person – healthy lifestyle.”

Eligibility Requirements: US Active Duty or Air Reserve Component officer or enlisted member without a spouse or on an unaccompanied tour & one bona fide guest

DATE/TIMEPROGRAMDESCRIPTIONORGANIZING FACILITYCOSTSIGN UP DEADLINE
Fridays & Saturdays / 8pm-MidnightGlow BowlingEnjoy unlimited lane and shoe rental every Friday & Saturday night!High Desert LanesFreeNo advanced
sign up required.

The RecOn Initiative is an Outdoor Recreation program designed to address the challenges faced by deploying Airmen returning to home duty stations such as reintegration into regular social networks, family life and local communities. The objective is to provide a wide range of outdoor adventure-based activities.

Eligibility Requirements: US Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel and their family members

DATE/TIMEPROGRAMDESCRIPTIONORGANIZING FACILITYCOSTSIGN UP DEADLINE
November 2, 6am-8pm Skydive Santa BarbaraExperience the thrill of skydiving in Santa Barbara from 13,000ft! Price includes transportation, and vendor fee. Minimum age 18. *200lb weight limit, addtl $1 per lb over up to 250lbOutdoor Recreation $40 October 31
November 23, 9am-4pmOff Road Desert TourExperience an off-roading adventure as you and your group follow the tour guide on a 15 to 50 mile tour through the Mojave Desert’s wildly diverse terrain. Bring lunch or cash for food. Minimum age 13 with parent/guardian.Outdoor Recreation $30November 20
December 1, 6am-4pmHollywood Sign HikeEnjoy an intermediate-level, 3.5-mile round-trip day hike on Hollyridge that climbs 750 feet to the Hollywood sign. Be sure to bring lunch/snack or cash for food. Minimum age 10 with parent/guardian.Outdoor Recreation $15November 27


The Deployed Affected Programming (DAP) initiative is designed to provide support for Airmen and families impacted by deployments. FSS programs does just that by helping provide some relief from the unique challenges our deployed Airmen and their families face. This, in turn, helps build unit cohesion and a strong sense of community – both critical to the sustainment of a ready, resilient force.

Eligibility Requirements: US Active Duty personnel and their family members; a family is eligible from the time the service member receives their deployment papers to a year after the service member returns home.

DATE/TIMEPROGRAMDESCRIPTIONORGANIZING FACILITYCOSTSIGN UP DEADLINE
December 21, 8am-3pmFamily Sledding Day at Big BearNatural and man-made snow combine to give a great base for inner tubing, building snowmen, and other family fun! Be sure to bring lunch/snack or cash for food.Outdoor Recreation$15December 18