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.
The Hearts Apart for Waiting Families Program
The Hearts Apart Program is sponsored by Army Community Service, Rock Island Arsenal for Military and Department of Defense Civilians Family members who will be or have been separated because of military commitments (deployments, temporary duties, remote tours). These meetings are considered "purple," meaning they are open to all branches of service. Services offered include on-base and off-base resource information, personal support and group activities.
If you are a Family member of someone who is deployed and want to receive the latest information on Hearts Apart, installation activities and other pertinent information, you will want to join the email distribution group by calling 309-782-0829.
Preparing the Family for Separation
If you are assigned to an unaccompanied tour or if your family is staying in another location, make sure the whole family understands the reason for the temporary separation:
For more information, contact Army Community Service located in Building 110, first floor, east wing, (309)782-0829.