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United States Army
Fort Polk, LA 71459-5342
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 and Deployment Readiness (MDR)
Family Readiness Center, 7960 Mississippi Avenue, Building 924.
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 MDR 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 Family Readiness Groups.
Family Readiness Group (FRG) R.E.A.L Training (Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders) is conducted for spouses of Company/Troop Commanders, First Sergeants, and Family Readiness Group Leaders. Some topics covered are the role of the Leader Spouse, community resource panel, briefing on SFRGs, information on fundraising, SFRG newsletters, effective communication, active listening techniques and crisis intervention. Participation facilitates networking opportunities for new SFRG Leaders. Point of Contact (POC) training and Treasurer Training is also offered.
Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Educating About Deployment and You) training is a must for military Families. Installation training is conducted periodically throughout the year. Training includes Coping with Separation, Homecoming/Reunion, Reintegration, Care Team Training and much more.
Free childcare provided during classes for children registered with Child ,Youth and School (CYS) Services
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 battlemind, 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 and Mobilization Readiness Program inBuilding 924. Call 337-531-7087/1965/9743.