Family Assistance Representative (FAR)

The FAR is a military volunteer, appointed by the deceased Unit Commander, who assists the surviving family with the array of support agencies involved in providing assistance following the death of a member. The FAR acts as the official link between the family and the Air Force until an accident investigation board is complete or the family no longer wants unsolicited contact.




FAR Toolkit
This checklist will assist you with your assignment as a Family Assistance Representative (FAR). This guide will not cover every possible situation that may arise, but should serve to cover the basics.