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United States Army
Mobilization and Deployment Program – Army Community Service
1780 Restore Hope Ave
Fort Drum, NY 13602
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.
On occasion, soldiers arriving at Fort Drum, New York may be assigned to a unit that is slated for deployment overseas. Deployment is a fact of life in the modern military and Fort Drum's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation works hard to support soldiers and their families as they experience deployment at every stage. Army Community Service programs, such as Mobilization and Deployment, Army Family Team Building, Financial Readiness, Outreach Services and Family Advocacy, work hard to provide soldiers and family members with the tools and resources needed to prepare for and deal with the emotional rigors of deployment.
Mobilization and Deployment Program
The Mobilization and Deployment program is dedicated to family and soldier readiness. They provide soldiers, their families, family readiness group leaders, commanders including rear detachment, first sergeants, chaplains, activated reserve and National Guard units with the necessary training and resources to ensure mission readiness, including the tools for training and preparing for future deployments and reunions. It is essential Army families are prepared to deal with the rigors and emotional toll of deployments.
Classes and training available:
Classes may also be written to support any issue a unit or SFRG requests. Army OneSource offers a wealth of information and resources including downloadable handbooks and brochures to help the military family through deployments. For more information or to set up a class please call 315-772-2848 or DSN 312-772-2848.
Relocation Readiness Program
The RRP offers the Hearts Apart support group for families who are separated from the soldier due to deployment, unaccompanied tour orders and extended temporary duty assignment (more than 90 days). Monthly meetings are geared toward providing a positive environment for spouses to relax, have fun and learn something new. Eligibility to participate begins 30 days prior to the soldier's departure and continues until 30 days after the soldier's return. For more information call 315-772-6566 or DSN 312-772-6566
Army Family Team Building
Army Family Team Building is helping empower Army families through personal and family preparedness training, which enhances overall Army readiness. The program helps families adapt to Army life by providing information about the resources available to soldiers and family members. Workshops are held on a regular ongoing basis at the Army Community Service building in the Pine Plains Complex. Call AFTB at 315-772-6710 or DSN 312-772-6710 for more information.
Financial Readiness Program
Financial planning and consumer affairs services are offered to help soldiers and their families develop and maintain a realistic family budget, reduce debts, improve their credit, plan for the future through savings and investment, and resolve consumer complaints. The program offers regularly scheduled classes on budgeting, checkbook/debit account management and financial management. Call 315-772-0050 or DSN 312-772-0050 for more information.
Unit soldier and family readiness groups, soldier and family readiness support assistants and the Division Chaplin's Office are additional resources, offering classes and support to family members.