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.

2019 R4R programs are here!

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: USAF 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
May 4-5, 6am-7pmOvernight Whitewater RaftingHave an exciting day on the Kern River, followed by an evening under the stars. Sunday we visit the giant Sequoias at the Trail of 100 Giants before returning to base. Fee includes all rafting/camping fees, equipment, camping meals and transportation. Minimum age 18 years old.Outdoor Recreation$75May 1
May 10, 1pmGolf TournamentThis two-person scramble tournament does not require a handicap. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive.Muroc Lake Golf CourseFREEMay 7
May 16, 3pmCooking Class Held after Ditching the Dorms at the A&FRC, these classes will teach Airmen how to meal plan, shop, and cook on a budget. Sign up at the Community Center a week prior to class. Oasis Community CenterFREEMay 9
May 18Run with History
Calling all runners! Join us for the fourth annual Edwards AFB “Run with History” Half Marathon! Runners will have the opportunity to enjoy a Half Marathon, 10k or 5k mapped out on multiple Edwards AFB runways, including the World Famous “Rogers Dry Lakebed”.  While blazing by various past, present and future Aircraft, runners will experience the One-of-a-Kind culture and landscape of Edwards AFB.  There will be static displays and historical markers along the route as well as an exotic car show hosted by the Ferrari Club of America, Southwest Region, located at the start/finish line.  All runners will receive a unique participation coin and a souvenir t-shirt included in their low registration fee.

Single Airmen, please sign up at Rosburg Fitness Center for your discounted pricing.

Prices will rise as of April 1, 2019 and all registration ends as of May 5, 2019 so hurry and sign up TODAY at the Rosburg Fitness Center for this breathtaking historical event!
Rosburg Ftness Center$20 off registrationMay 5
June 1, 10am-2pmLand SailingSail the desert on Rogers Dry Lake Bed (wind and weather dependent). Minimum age 8 to ride,14 to pilot (with an adult).Outdoor Recreation$10No advanced
sign up required.
June 8, 7am-7pmZipliningJoin us for a day of thrills soaring through the canopy of a beautiful California alpine
forest! Price includes all fees, transportation and picnic lunch. Minimum age 14.
Outdoor Recreation$50June 5
June 20, 3pmCookinf ClassHeld after Ditching the Dorms at the A&FRC, these classes will teach Airmen how to meal plan, shop, and cook on a budget. Sign up at the Community Center a week prior to class. Oasis Community CenterFREEJune 13
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pmOrientation FlightsUp to an hour flight with an instructor pilot. Double occupancy required (bring a friend!) Must pre-registerAero Club$5

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: USAF Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel and their family members

DATE/TIMEPROGRAMDESCRIPTIONORGANIZING FACILITYCOSTSIGN UP DEADLINE
May 11-12, 6am-7pmIntro to BackpackingLearn the fundamentals of backpacking exploring Del Norte Wilderness, Channel Islands National Park. We’ll begin with a 4-6 mile hike with 50+ lbs packs, a physical and mental challenge. We will carry all food, water and supplies – no running water or toilet facilities for 36+ hours. All equipment provided (except clothing). Minimum age 14 years old. Sign up by May 1. Mandatory pre-trip meeting May 6Outdoor Recreations$90May 1
June 1, 8am-7pmRock Climbing Service TripJoin our community partners for rock climbing and trash pickup. Price includes picnic lunch, climbing equipment/fees and transportation. Minimum age 18 years old.Outdoor Recreation$15May 29
June 6, 13 & 20, 6-9pm

June 21-23, 5pm-7pm
Whitewater Kayak SchoolOur 3-week school begins in the class room followed by the Oasis Pool, culminating with a camping weekend on the Kern or Kings River (water dependent). Price includes all fees, equipment, instruction and camp food. Minimum age 14 years old.Outdoor Recreation$175June 4


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: USAF 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
May 4, 10am Watercolor for Kids In this 1.5 hour class students will create a special Mother’s Day painting. The student will learn the basics of watercolor and how to make shapes, paint a background and paint over pencil lines. Cost includes all paper, brushes and watercolors. Ages 4 & up; ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult or sibling over 12.Arts & Crafts $2  
May 22, 3:30-5:30pm Screen Printing Orientation This two-hour class will briefly outline each step in the basics of screen printing from start to finish. It will include hands-on learning and a free take home shirt from selected designs. Limited to 10 people pe class; must be 18 years of age or older.Arts & Crafts$4
June 10, 5pmReverse Canvas ClassRe-purpose a pre-made canvas to make a “reverse canvas” sign. Let us know the letter & date needed for class. Limited to 15 people, minimum age 18.Arts & Crafts$6No later than 2 days prior to class
June 25, 1pmPhotography BasicsThis two-hour class is for students who want to learn how to use a DSLR camera, a micro four-thirds camera, or at least a camera that allows the photographer to adjust the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Students will not need access to a camera for this class but it is highly encouraged. Must be 14 years of age or older to sign up and attend.Arts & Crafts$2