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Military & Family Readiness Center - Weapons Station
1005 Jefferson Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
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.
Deployments are a way of life for military families and it is one of the most difficult aspects of the military life cycle. Our Readiness Program is designed to help the military member (single or married), as well as family members, understand and anticipate the physical & emotional demands associated with deployment.
The Readiness Program offers education to help the military members and family members understand the deployment mission; help military members and family members understand the emotions they will undergo before, during, and after deployment, provide financial, emotional and emergency support to family members managing the separation.
Pre-deployment preparation is a key factor in making your deployment less stressful for you and your family. Deployment readiness is a personal responsibility and should not be something you wait to do until you hear you are being deployed - by then it is too late to be fully prepared.
The JB Charleston Military and Family Readiness Center at the Air Base gathers family contact information at the mandatory pre-deployment briefing. This information is used to stay in contact with family members during the service member's deployment. Information is also provided to the deploying member and families that includes:
Due to no ships being stationed at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, deployment support addresses the needs of installation Individual Augmentees (IA) and family members who have relocated to the Charleston area. The IA coordinator at the NWS knows of all families via NFAAS. The IA Coordinator keeps families informed of workshops, family events, and resources via email, telephone calls, and mailings.
Each unit also has a Key Spouse/Ombudsman which are formal liaisons between unit spouses/families and leadership. They are trained volunteers that provide a vital link between families during deployments. Contact your unit or the M&FRC to get contact information for your units Key Spouse/Ombudsman.
For more information please call the Military & Family Readiness Center at 843-963-4406 or 843-794-7480.