Family Readiness Center
191 Lindquist Road, Bldg 87
FORT STEWART, GA 31314
Phone: (912) 767-1257
FAX: (912) 767-3195
DSN Prefix = 870
TOLL FREE 1-877-433-6114
MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30am – 4:30pm

Family Readiness Center
171 Haley Ave, Bldg 1286
Hunter AAF, GA 31409
Phone: (912) 315-6816
FAX: (912) 315-2601
DSN Prefix = 729
MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30am – 4:30pm

 

Participation in Family Readiness Groups and Volunteering are all keys to successful Army Living. Deployment Readiness provides support to Soldiers and Families during each phase of the deployment cycle, trains Commander’s/1SG’s and Spouses on Family Readiness Group Operations, and activates the Family Assistance Center in case of Emergency.

DEPLOYMENT READINESS DOCUMENTS

Soldier's and Family Member's Handbook (PDF)

PREDEPLOYMENT

 

The Deployment Readiness Office is ready to assist Families in coping with deployment by offering:

  • Predeployment Briefings
  • Predeployment Fairs
  • Predeployment Resiliency
  • CARE Team Training
  • Rear Detachment Commander:
    Provides a link between the Family Readiness Group and the deployed unit helps spouses find assistance and solutions to problems distributes information to Family Members as soon as it becomes available and ensures that FRG Leader names and addresses are accessible at all times.
  • Assistance to Spouses and Families members to ensure a better understanding of the Emotional Cycle of Deployment:

 

REINTEGRATION



 

The Deployment Readiness Office is ready to assist Families in coping with reintegration by offering:

 

  • Spouse Reintegration Briefings (partner with ACS Financial Readiness, MFLC’s)
  • Gameplan your Reunion – Children based briefing (partner with Children MFLCs)
  • Communication Training
  • Post-Deployment Resiliency


 

Whether you're a single soldier without dependents, or a soldier with a spouse and/or dependents, your personal readiness posture is as important as your military mission readiness. Although extended deployments are never easy on a Soldier or Family, hardships can be decreased by planning ahead. A carefully prepared and executed pre-deployment checklist will help you and your Family be prepared. Contact ACS or your FRG Leader to assist you with preparations when your Soldier is deploying. By planning ahead, you can be sure your personal matters will be taken care of during your absence. Training and support programs for Soldiers and Families include:

FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (FRC)

The Family Assistance Center is activated during a major deployment, serving as the resource center for emergency help to Families while their Soldier is away.

Emergency needs are those that are urgent and require immediate attention, as distinguished form those that are desirable, but do not require immediate action. Some services which will be available to assist in emergency situations when families have no one else to help them include: childcare, local transportation, food, financial assistance, crisis counseling, information and referral.

These agencies work together to provide Family assistance:

 

  • ACS (includes Army Emergency Relief financial assistance)
  • American Red Cross
  • Child Development Service (CDS)
  • Family Law Center
  • Chaplains
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Provost Marshal
  • Mental Health at MEDDAC
  • ACofS, G1/AG.
  • The center will be open regularly-scheduled hours. If the need is determined, the FRC will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As needs change, so will the operating hours. For assistance after-hours, contact the Installation Operation Center (IOC) to locate unit specific Staff Duty Officer (SDO) numbers at (912) 767-8666.

 

 

FAMILY READINESS GROUP (FRG) Training

 

  • FRG Leader Training
  • FRG Treasurer Training
  • FRG Key Caller
  • FRG Essentials for Commanders/1SG’s – Marne Inspection Program Requirement
  • FRG LNO Training – For NCO’s/Officers in the FRG Liaison Roll.
  • FRG Brownbag –Quarterly based event that attendee’s meet other FRG members from units, discuss what works, best practices and have fun.

 

Find your Family Readiness Group (FRG)

Family Readiness Groups provide mutual support for a unit’s Family Members. Each FRG is affiliated with a specific military unit, Army Reserve National Guard (ARNG) Armory, or United States Army Reserve (USAR) Center. The FRG forms the third component of the Army’s Family Support System during deployment. FRGs operate during periods of normal operations, as well as during deployments cycles, working in close coordination with affiliated units and with ACS or the Reserve Component Family Program Coordinator’s Office. The FRG also serves as an important source of inspiration, training, and support to empower Army Families to increase and enhance their self-reliance.


 

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INFORMATION FOR RESERVE & NATIONAL GUARD

 

GENERAL INFORMATION