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120 S. Mitchell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112

International Family Orientation Program

The International Family Orientation Program (IFOP) is a 3-day event for international officers and families that introduces the local area, provides vital resources for living in America, and helps establish new friendships.

IFOP 2018: 19-21 June

Spouses' Orientation (19-20 June).  Spouses and adult dependents (ages 18 and up) will have the opportunity to learn about important topics, including U.S. healthcare, emergency procedures, severe weather, and school systems.  The orientation is a fun and informative way to meet fellow spouses and make new friends.  Infant childcare (12 months and under) will be provided.

Family Day (21 June).  The International Officer School will host an international family information fair with base, local community, and English as a Second Language (ESL) program representatives.  The entire program culminates in a welcome lunch, hosted by the Maxwell Air Force Base chapels.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What about childcare for children over age 1?
Officers will be given administrative time during the spouses' orientation in order to take care of their children.

What do spouses learn at IFOP?
Some of the topics that will be covered are medicines and medical emergencies, severe weather warnings and preparation, driving safety, summer and family activities, international markets, and Alabama hazards.

What time is the spouses' program?
The spouses orientation will start at 8:00 each day and will end at 12:00 on 19 June and 12:30 pm on 20 June.