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Welcome to the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) web presence. For post information please call: 254-287-1110. If you notice any Suspicious Activity report it to: 254-288-COPS.

Welcome to Family Readiness

 

Family Readiness group The Family Readiness Group (FRG) Program includes two phases, sustainment and deployment.

The sustainment phase is critical in developing the concept of family support and for building communication networks and providing information and education to all the groups' members. Family Readiness activities are aimed at developing a sense of community and partnership between the unit's families and the unit itself.

During a deployment, a crisis or an emergency, the FRG provides critical information flow and support. The purpose of the FRG is to enable a unit's family members to establish and operate a system through which they can effectively:

  • gather information
  • solve problems, and
  • maintain a system of mutual support

The Family Readiness Group Program has the potential to reduce stress and be the means through which a commander is made aware of a situation or problem. The FRG does greatly assist in reaching a solution, or more importantly, preventing the problem in the first place. As a result, the FRG has a significant impact on the unit's readiness.

 

The goals of the Family Readiness Group are:

 

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  1. integrating all family members into the unit family and support system
  2. reducing social isolation
  3. providing close personal support.
  4. assist in gathering and disseminating information and identifying resources.
  5. facilitating and establishing a sense of community, and
  6. enhancing a feeling of belonging, control, self-reliance, and self-esteem

The success of a Family Readiness Group is dependent on family member interaction with each other and with the unit commander on a regular basis. This interaction creates the network that identifies and helps solve family member concerns and issues effectively, and in a personal manner. Through involvement in managing a Family Readiness Group and interaction within a unit community, family members actually become a more important, integral part of that unit's activities.

 

Family members should be given the opportunity to:

  • belong to the unit Family Readiness Group
  • make significant contributions
  • fill significant and satisfying roles within their community, and
  • be a Family Readiness Group Leader

Family Readiness Groups will not:

  • become surrogate parents
  • become social workers
  • lend money, cars, or expensive items
  • be a baby-sitting service, or
  • duplicate on-post activities (ACS, Red Cross, etc.)