VISION: To establish empowered, resilient, educated, informed, and
self-sufficient family members that are proud to be associated with the
504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB) Family Readiness Groups and
the Army Community. Focus will be to provide an understanding for families
on how to care for themselves, each other and are committed to do so.
MISSION: Ensure our families are relevant and ready, providing
coordinated and responsive services in support of Soldiers and their
families. The Family Readiness Group is to assist commanders in maintaining
readiness, promote self sufficient families, resiliency and stability for
our families during peace and war time.
OUR GOALS: To field a world class Family Readiness Group with fully
functioning Families with support and guidance from the Command Group to
enhance the wellness and readiness of our Soldiers and Families. To train
and educate all Family Readiness Group members, establish family-friendly
FRGs, use current technology and resources, promote better use of post and
community resources, assist families to become more self-sufficient, provide
accurate information, enhance a family friendly environment and have FUN!
The Silent Ranks
I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens
But I am in the Army in the ranks rarely seen.
I have no rank upon my shoulders-salutes I do not give
But the military is the place where I live
I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get
But my spouse is the one who does, this I cannot forget
I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line
But my job is just as tough, I am the one that's left behind.
My spouse is a patriot, a brave and prideful solider
And called to serve our country
Not all can understand.
Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep the country free.
My spouse makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me.
I love the person I married; Soldiering is his/her life
But I stand among the silent ranks known as the
The Army Spouse
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303rd MI BN