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Department of the Air Force
Hwy 90 and SW Military Road
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5113
Jbsa Fort Sam Houston
Jbsa Lackland AFB
Jbsa Randolph AFB
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 objective of the Military & Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) Readiness Program is to ensure that service members and their families are aware of the programs and support agencies available when preparing for, during and upon return from deployment. This support is provided in collaboration with multiple bases and local and federal agencies.
While the support provided covers a broad spectrum, the most common programs that family members can participate in listed below:
Additional programs are scheduled throughout the year. Service members and families alike are encouraged to stop by the M&FRC to see the latest schedule of planned events. More information and arrangements can be made through the Readiness Noncommissioned Officer at the M&FRC.
We offer assistance during the deployment transition that includes services for special needs, classes on deployment preparation, managing finances, helping children adjust, family separation, return and reunion and information on resources available locally and online.
This support is delivered during our Personal and Family Readiness briefings for deploying and remote assigned members. Please contact your servicing M&FRC to schedule your briefing.
During the pre-deployment briefings, we provide information on the Hearts Apart program, which facilitates family support. It offers a monthly Waiting Families Group, individual support as needed, access to Give Parents a Break and morale calls. Morale calls are available once a week and are limited to 15 minutes per call. Arrangements are made through the Readiness NCOIC at the M&FRC.
M&FRC Deployments Assistance/Soldier and Family Readiness Program offer support and resource assistance and referral to soldiers and family members preparing for a military separation.
For additional information for Ft Sam, call the Mobilization/Deployment Readiness Program at 210-221-2705.
Hearts Apart Support Group
Hearts Apart is a group designed for spouses who are geographically separated due to an unaccompanied tour or extended temporary duty travel or deployment. For meetings schedules, call the Relocation Readiness Program at Fort Sam Houston, 210-221-2705, or Lackland AFB 210-671-3722.