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Department of the Air Force
Military and Family Readiness Center - Deployment Support
118 Brookley Avenue
Washington, DC 20032
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.
Regarding personal and family readiness, the ideal time to contact the Military Family Readiness Center is when the military member is placed on mobility status. Contact is essential when the member is notified of TDY, deployment, or remote duty assignment that wills geographically separate the member from family for a period of fourteen days or more. The Military and Family Readiness Center will provide you with a readiness briefing tailored to fit your needs. The briefing will address key issues that may arise during the separation.
We can offer assistance or referral for these and other topics of concern:
Hearts Apart Programs
While you are apart, the Military Family Readiness Center is your link to a variety of services offered through the Hearts Apart Program and other base and local agencies. Spouses and family members qualify for many services.
The reunion can be the best time after being away from your family, but can also be the most challenging. Your Military and Family Readiness Center has resources and information available to help members and their families prepare for their homecoming. These are some reunion issues to consider:
Personal & Family Readiness
Make sure the following is done before you deploy: