The Army Family Readiness Group is a command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers, soldiers and civilian DoD employees associated with a particular unit n the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Membership is automatic and participation is voluntary. Extended families, fiancées, boy/girlfriends, retirees, DA civilians, and even interested community members can and should be included, as well. It provides a way to develop friendships, share important information, obtain referrals to needed Army resources, and share moral support during unit deployments. For the long-term, involvement in FRG activities can foster more positive attitudes among Army families and provide a better understanding of military life, the unit, and its mission.
FRG’s provide support to enhance the flow of information, increase resiliency of a soldier and their family, providing practical tools for pre/post deployments and separation, enhance the well-being and esprit de corps within the unit. Since the goal is to support the military mission and keep information flowing, it’s essential for FRG activities to include meetings, staff and committee meetings, distribute newsletters, maintain a virtual FRG website, maintenance of updated rosters and readiness information.
Soldiers can be assured that their family members will be more self-sufficient and will have reliable and friendly support while they are deployed. This peace of mind can help Soldiers focus on their work, perform better, relate better to other Soldiers, and be safer while they’re on a training or real-world mission.