RMF Assistance

Families of military members based or stationed at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio are eligible to apply for assistance from our organization using the application below.

A referral from the military member’s family programs office is required.

Assistance is awarded to families who have needs in accordance with the mission of Rickenbacker Military Families.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

RMF Application for Financial Assistance


Education & Scholarships

Ohio National Guard Youth Programs (Camps):  For more information visit HERE.  Or email:  Andrew.J.Seward.ctr@mail.mil / Amy.B.Seward.ctr@mail.mil  Most camps have a minimal fee or are free.  For assistance with fees, click HERE (available to members and families in our service area).

Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children. This may include children ages 3 years through the 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, along with children of Wounded and Fallen Warriors from all branches of service. The grants to children pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs. Our Military Kids’ grants keep military children engaged in activities of their choosing, helping to relieve the stress of separation from a parent by providing a positive distraction, minimizing emotional destabilization, building self-esteem, and enabling academic achievement.  http://ourmilitarykids.org/how-to-apply/

Ohio National Guard Enlisted Association Scholarship
Click “ONGEA Scholarship Application” in the documents area.

Job Search and Employment Resources

Allied Barton Security Services:  Unarmed security officer positions in the central Ohio area and beyond.  http://tinyurl.com/jvbze7h

Buckeye Skilled Trades:  Pay based on experience.  Contact Kathy Hinkle 740-522-0000.

Columbus Division of Police:  www.columbus.gov/police-recruitment

JP Morgan Chase:  JPMorgan Chase has created a centralized military recruiting team focused solely on hiring veterans and military spouses.  www.chasemilitary.com

Hirepurpose:  Developed by veterans for veterans, we are committed to addressing some of the incredible gaps that exist in the transition from military service to civilian career success.  www.hirepurpose.com

ODJFS Employment Assistance:  If you are having difficulty finding a job, a veteran’s rep at the ODJFS can help.  Click for more information on this Employment Assistance.

Ohio Department of Education:  The fees for any initial Ohio educator license, permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans with honorable discharges or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active duty service members also may receive a license free of charge.  Click HERE.

Cardinal Health:  Cardinal Health’s Veterans Professional Advancement Course (VPAC) is a course designed by veterans, for veterans, offering a resource for transition assistance. Through mentoring and professional development, we give veterans the skills and know-how to transition successfully to the civilian sector.

HR Block:  Income Tax Course Scholarships for Military Spouses
Visit:  http://newsroom.hrblock.com/hr-block-offers-military-spouses-scholarships-for-income-tax-course-2/
In the central Ohio, contact Carolyn Ebert (614-492-4417 ) for more information and to make contact with a local HR Block representative that will assist with this scholarship.

Services for Military Members and Families

Armed Forces Tickets Association-Cincinnati:   AFTA is a 501c3 non profit organization that was created to show appreciation to our active Armed Forces, Guard and Reserves men, women and their families by making available free or deeply discounted event tickets by partnering with Arts, Entertainment and Sports organizations.  http://www.afta-cincinnati.org/

Be There Peer Support:  Active, guard, and reserve members and their families now have access to the Be There Peer Support Call and Outreach Center-unlimited access to confidential peer support, available 24/7/365 worldwide.  Click HERE for more information or call 844-357-PEER / text 480-360-6188.  Facebook @BeTherePeerSupport / Twitter @DoDPeerSupport.

Dental:  Ohio State University students are providing dental care to military and veterans.  Click HERE  for a flyer with more information.

eKnowledge is offering Military families $250 SAT and ACT test prep programs for just the cost of providing the programs (under $20)…the fee covers everything, including: materials, shipping, student support, and streaming. Click HERE for information flyer.

Financial Counseling with Joe Warner, CFP, AFC with an office in the NOSC Columbus.  Joe is willing to meet in the local area.  Call him for help with financial matters:  614-269-6701.

Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community.  Your search stops here – click around for answers to the military life questions you didn’t even know to ask.  http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Specific topics at Military OneSource:

Military Ready-to-Vote makes it easy for Ohio soldiers on active duty to register and vote, get reminders about upcoming elections and important deadlines, and get other voting questions answered all in one place.  https://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/omv/MRV.aspx

Operation Legal Help Ohio connects low-income military personnel and veterans to volunteer lawyers – at no cost.  http://www.mvlap.org/

Patriot Project is a grass roots movement to provide chiropractic care to all Active Military, their Families, Wounded Warriors & All Gold Star Dependents.  http://www.patriot-project.org/

Real Estate:  Tammy Gordon (CMSgt, USAF Retired, 121st ARW) is a Military Relocation Professional with Century 21 Excellence Realty in the Central Ohio Area.  She can assist you with VA Financing and other home buying topics specific to military families.  Click HERE for more information.

Sittercity Military Program:  Helping you find the perfect sitter for your family.  https://www.sittercity.com/military

Survivor Outreach:  Many times after you have lost a loved one, there are unresolved issues or questions that may surface months or years after the loss.  The Survivor Outreach Services office coordinators are professionals available to deliver individualized support and attention to Survivors across the nation. These services are available to BOTH Army AND Air National Guard members.  Click this BROCHURE for more information.

Tax Assistance:  Free consultation and eFiling for military families.  Click HERE for more information.

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families is a DoD-funded program that allows eligible students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more.  http://military.tutor.com/home


Military Discounts

The definitive list of discounts is published and updated by Military.com
Always call ahead and ask about discounts at specific locations!

GNC:  Located in the Winchester Square Shopping Center (near Kroger/Home Depot) in Canal Winchester, Ohio, GNC offers a 30% discount  off regular retail prices.

Vail Properties is celebrating 10 years of the “epic pass”.  For active, guard, reserve, retires, their families, they are selling 2018-2019 season passes for only $99.  The 2018-2019 passes are on sale now.  Vail properties has several ski resorts are at one or more in Michigan, Vermont, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota.  Click HERE for more information.

Contact us so we can add other local businesses that offer military discounts!

Please patronize the businesses that support our organization.