are available 24/7 through your installation Family Advocacy Program.
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.
Mobilization Deployment & Stability Support Operations
1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920, Ft. Johnson, LA 71459
337-531-7087 / 9743
The MD&SSO program is designed to support active and reserve component Soldiers and their Families prior to and during periods of extended separation. Pre-planned Family assistance and support services ensure a comprehensive effort and coordinated assistance delivery system is in place prior to military operations. The objective of MD&SSO is to provide guidance and assistance to unit commanders, Soldiers and Family members. This program actively promotes self-development for Family members in volunteer leadership positions and fosters teamwork in Soldier Family Readiness Groups (SFRG).
Soldier Family Readiness Group R.E.A.L Training (Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders) is conducted for Company/Troop Commanders, First Sergeants, and Command Family Readiness Representatives (CFRR). Some topics covered are the various volunteer roles, community resources, briefing on SFRGs, information on fundraising, SFRG newsletters, effective communication, active listening techniques and crisis intervention. Participation facilitates networking opportunities for new CFRRs, Key Contacts, and Informal Funds Custodian is also offered.
Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Educating About Deployment and You) training is offered upon request for those Soldiers and Family members preparing for or returning from a deployment. We can coordinate Pre-deployment briefings for the Soldiers and Family members to provide information and resources needed while the Soldier is away from home. Upon return to Garrison, we offer Reintegration training. There is also a Coping with Separation that can be requested to ease the anxiety for Family members experiencing deployment. Training for Care Teams is also held on a monthly basis for those interested in providing logistical support and assistance for Families who have suffered a loss or severe injury of their Soldier. Care Team training can also be offered upon request.
For additional information, contact the Deployment Mobilization & Stability Support Operations at 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Building 920, Fort Johnson, LA 71459. Call 337-531-7087 / 9743 / 1965.
Resources for Educating About Deployment and Youth training is a must for military families. Installation training is conducted periodically throughout the year. Subjects include coping with separation, homecoming/reunion, reintegration, spouse battle mind, care team training and much more. If you are unable to attend the training, family members may check out deployment videos and receive age-appropriate children's workbooks to assist toddlers through teens to cope with the stress of military separations.
Family members are invited and encouraged to utilize the video-teleconference equipment to maintain communication with deployed soldiers and those on unaccompanied tours.
For additional information, contact the Deployment Mobilization & Stability Support Operations at 1591 Bell Richard Ave. Building 920. Call 337-531-7087/1965/9743.