Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Eglin Readiness/Deployment Support Program
Deployment concerns are addressed within the Deployment Support program at the local Military & Family Readiness Center (Building 205). The Deployment Support program provides information on hurricane preparation, support during major natural and man-made emergency events, and education on how to cope with deployment related stressors and manage reintegration expectations. Pre- and post-deployment briefings are provided to deployers and families as needed.
The Eglin Readiness/Deployment Support Program within the M&FRC provides both pre-deployment and post-deployment briefings and offers the "Hearts Apart" program for deployed military members and their families.
Key elements of the "Hearts Apart" Program
“Give Parents a Break” - free temporary child care program
Holiday Events for spouses/dependents - network opportunities via the “Hearts Apart Online Forum”
Access to Military Family Life Counseling program to ease transition of the family when the deployment cycle starts - free counseling
Other sources for free counseling are also available to ease the family when the member returns from deployment.
Call the Eglin M&FRC at 850-882-9060 for additional information.