Deployment is never easy and often takes a toll on both the service member and their family. The Mobilization & Deployment Readiness Program explains and educates both service members and their families on the 3 stages of the deployment cycle (Pre-deployment, Deployment, and Reintegration), Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Education about Deployment and You) training and other aspects of the military life.
The mission of Mobilization & Deployment Readiness is to develop an adaptable community in which service members and their families are prepared for deployment, have access to the support they need throughout its course, and are prepared for the unique challenges they face when their service member returns.
Operation R.E.A.D.Y. (Resources for Education about Deployment and You) is a training program for commanders and Family Readiness Group Leaders and participants. Developed from deployment lessons learned after the Persian Gulf War and updated based on the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), materials have been distributed to U.S. Army Service providers worldwide, as well as to U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard commanders. This program gives service members and family member's critical information about deployment and separation. It covers all phases of deployment, sustainment, post deployment, homecoming and reunion.
The Hearts Apart program is for families that are geographically separated due to deployment and remote or extended TDY. It provides morale calls, monthly & informative emails, Give Parents A Break (free childcare for Air Force Active Duty through the Air Force Aid Society), and assistance with various needs addressed/requested by families.