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United States Army
Army Community Service – Deployment/Mobilization Program
9810 Lee Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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 are leaving your family at another location, be sure they understand the reason for the separation. Be certain that your spouse and older children are aware of your financial system including bills, checkbook, lock boxes, bonds, insurance, etc. Be sure that all identification cards are valid. Check the automobile your spouse will be using to be sure it is in good repair and that all registrations and licenses are current. You may want to check into getting a power of attorney for your spouse.
Support for families of service members or civilian employees on an unaccompanied tour, extended tour of duty or any separation from their loved ones due to mission requirements are provided through the Hearts Apart Program, formerly the Waiting Families Program. You may contact Army Community Service at 803-751-5256 for more information. Due to COVID-19, all services are provided by appointment only.
Deployment Readiness Program
Fort Jackson is not a deploying installation; support is at a minimum. All Family Readiness Group training will be provided online and all audits will be conducted by your battalion commander. You may contact 803-751-5256 for further assistance.
Children and Deployment
Contact Military OneSource at 800-730-3802 or online to speak with a counselor if you or your child is experiencing difficulty with deployment.
Army Community Service has resources available for spouses and children whose service members or Department of Army civilians are on an unaccompanied tour or extended temporary duty travel due to mission requirements. Call 803-751-5256. Due to COVID-19, all services are provided by appointment only.