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.
Separation from family and friends is a big part of military life. Military units carry out their missions more effectively and successfully when the service member and their family are well prepared. The Grand Forks Military and Family Readiness facilitates deployment briefings and assists with preparing a Personal Preparedness Plan as well as various workshops.
Deployment Briefs Spouses are always welcome and encouraged to attend these briefings. We provide base resources and discuss preparation items for family medical matters, housing, financial, vehicle prep, legal matters and voting needs. We offer many workshop opportunities for spouses on various topics such as issues of deployment, communication, deployment survival, reintegration, employment and much more.
Deployed Family Events With the help of Key Spouses, M&FR hosts free monthly dinner events exclusively for spouses and dependents of deployed Airmen and Guardians. Spouses can bring the family and don’t have to worry about cooking and cleaning for the night. Most nights have coloring and the Key Spouses love to add crafting stations. Meet with other families experiencing similar situations, make some new friends and know that we got your six.
Give M&FR a call for a wide variety of information and tools to help you survive and thrive during family separations such as Give Parents a Break that provides free childcare once a month at the Child Development Center for families during separation due to deployment or remote tours. Vouchers and schedules are available at the M&FRC.
Military and Family Life Consultant Program
MFLCs are assigned to the M&FRC and to Child and Youth Services. They are master's level counselors, social workers or family therapists who are available to assist. Consultations are free and anonymous, no records are kept. Call 701-405-5894 for more information.