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United States Army
Advanced Tactics Road
Aberdeen, MD 21005-5000
Deployment can be a challenging phase of the military lifecycle, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. The military provides a variety of resources and support programs — ranging from educational briefings to morale calls — for your loved ones, children and service members to ease the stress of deployment. Military members may be assigned to a specific installation but support may come from local communities, Yellow Ribbon events or the installation itself.
If you will be leaving your family behind for any reason, such as, training in lieu of travel, or children finishing school year, etc., there are some things you need to consider:
Deployment and Mobilization
Family assistance and support services will be provided to families of Active Component and Reserve Component (RC) forces and emergency-essential civilians in support military operations-deployment and mobilization (include mass casualties, evacuation and natural disasters) to enhance unit cohesion and increase readiness. Preplanning for family assistance will ensure that comprehensive, realistic, effective and coordinated assistance delivery system is in place prior to military operations. This system will normally include the triad of family assistance centers, unit family support groups and unit rear detachments. Point of Contact (POC) 410-278-2453.
Availability of pre-deployment briefs -- Briefings are provided on an as needed basis to military/civilians. The Deployment/Mobilization Stability and Support Operations Readiness Program focuses on Family Readiness Groups (FRG), family assistance and support services, and pre-planning for family assistance to ensure a comprehensive, realistic, effective and coordinated assistance delivery system is in place, prior to and during unit deployments. Services are provided through Army Community Service, Phone 410-278-2453/DSN 312-298-2453/Fax 410-278-9685.
Programs available for children of deployed service members
Connect And Join --Connect And Join is a web base system that connects families separated due to deployment 24/7 through their won private family on line community (website). Connect And Join is free from ads and pop-ups, is password protected and is a secure, socket layer site (SSL - same as on-line banking). Up to 5 users are allowed per registration code.
The deployed selects a Family Editor. An email confirmation is sent to the Family Editor that contains information on OPSEC and how to build the family website with Connect And Join following online registration. No special software is required, only access to the internet. Each family user communicates with the deployed using fill in the blank forms. Connect And Join software allows the building of the Family History through these forms. Connect And Join's calendar tool allows the assembly of journals based on the exact date/time/event. Another major benefit of the system and "Life at Home". To learn more about Connect And Join visit, the website.
Personnel reporting to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and do not know where to go, please go to 61st ORD Bde, rear entrance bldg 3071, 410-278-5770.
In/Out Processing through School Liaison Officer
Military personnel who are parents of school-age children shall give timely notification to local schools upon arrival and prior to departure of permanent change of duty station. Notification to schools will be a required part of the in/out processing procedure through the Youth Education Services Local School Liaison Office, Bldg 2752, Room 204, Rodman Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.
Duty HoursMonday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Friday: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Closed alternate Fridays due to the Garrison compressed work schedule.
Point of ContactPh: 410-278-2857DSN: 312-298-2857Fax: 410-278-4658DSN Fax: 312-298-4658