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United States Army
Mobilization, Deployment & Stability Support Operations (MDSSO)
171 Haley Ave
Bldg. 1286, Room 106
Hunter Army Airfield, GA 31409
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.
The Mobilization, Deployment program is here to build resilient Military Families. The program's primary mission is to ensure commanders, Soldiers, and Family Members are prepared for deployment/mobilization and reunions/demobilizations. The program provides training to Rear Detachment Teams, Family Readiness Group Leaders, and unit points of contacts to allow them to better help Soldiers and Families. The program also provides deployment and reunion briefings as well as operates a Family Readiness Center during times of deployment, emergencies, and natural disasters.
The Hunter Army Airfield Family Readiness Center (FRC) is located in Bldg. 1286. The FRC serves as a "hub" for family events on Hunter. At any given time, a variety of activities are taking place at the FRC. Families utilizing computers with internet access and video-cams, Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) training, Community Mayors volunteering their time, Army Family Team Building classes, or many appreciation ceremonies and special events to celebrate volunteers and Families are just a few activities that are held at the FRC.
Programs available at the Family Readiness Center include:
Children are especially vulnerable when separated from parents due to deployments. Their unique developmental perspective and limited life experience put them at a heightened risk for emotional distress during the separation period. Several information and resources are available to help military children deal with deployments; Military Family Life Consultants are dedicated to working with Child & Youth Services Program, Sesame Workshop – “Elmo and Friends, Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecoming, Changes help Military Families and young children cope with challenges of multiple deployments and combat related injuries; Playgroups with Armed Services YMCA Family Center and New Parent Support Program provide an opportunities for children to participate in weekly hands on activities, and to offer a safe space for children to connect and for moms to network and support each other.