Operation READY is a training and information resource developed after the Persian Gulf War from lessons learned and has been updated periodically during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. These training and resource materials are intended for individual Soldiers/DA Civilians, Family members and Family program staff of active duty Reserve Components. Other Army Family program professionals, unit leaders, Chaplains, Family Readiness Group leaders, Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSAs), and volunteers can benefit from review of specific Operation READY handbooks and guides. These materials provide guidance on supporting Soldiers/DA Civilians and Family members through stages of the ARFORGEN cycle process, RESET, Train/Ready and Available.
The training and resource materials include:
- Handbooks/Guides which provide information to different audiences such as Family program staff, unit leaders, Care Team volunteers, Soldiers/DA Civilians and Family members.
- Facilitators' Guides with accompanying PowerPoint and handouts, found only on the ASC Staff Site, provide training resources for Family program staff.
- The Smart Book provides supplemental information, regulations, policy guidance and other key information.
Operation READY Files for viewing or download:
- U.S. Army Family Readiness Group Leader's Handbook - Designed to be used by FRG leaders in the Active, Guard, and Reserve Components.
- U.S. Army Family Readiness Support Assistant: FRSA Resource Guide - Designed primarily to inform FRSAs about their roles and responsibilities in the ARFORGEN cycle process.
- U.S. Army Rear Detachment Commander's Handbook - Describes how leadership and FRGs individually and in partnership support Soldiers and Family members through the ARFORGEN cycle process.
- U.S. Army Deployment Cycle Readiness: Soldier's, and Family Member's Handbook - Helps Families prepare for the phases of the ARFORGEN cycle, providing tips, ideas and resources.
- U.S. Army RESET Guide for Professionals - Provides Reintegration guidance for professionals when dealing with Soldiers and Family Members.
- U.S. Army RESET Handbook for Soldiers, DA Civilians and Family Members - Provides Reintegration tips, ideas and resources for Soldier, DA Civilians and Family Members.
- U.S. Army RESET Guide for Leaders - Provides leaders a menu of recommendations to guide and motivate Soldiers/Civilians and their Family members through the RESET process.
- U.S. Army Leader's Handbook: Trauma in the Unit - Provides information and guidance to leaders on how to help Soldiers, Families and military units understand and respond when traumatic events occur.
- U.S. Army Care Team Handbook - Provides guidance for Care Team volunteers to understand the Care Team's role and to learn how to support Families effectively.
- U.S. Army Deployment Support Handbook: Children and Youth - This handbook is designed for professionals to learn about the deployment readiness process and the effects on children and youth.
- U.S. Army Deployment Readiness Handbook for DA Civilians and Family Members - This handbook includes tips on preparing for deployment, managing separation and reintegration and provides information on programs and resources available to assist DA Civilians and their Families.
- U.S. Army Guide on Family Assistance Centers - This handbook provide information and guidelines that enhance preparedness and responsiveness of Family Assistance Centers (FAC) in any situation, but especially in providing enduring support for term deployments, mass casualties, and natural disasters.
- Smart Book - Provides supplemental information, regulations, policy guidance and other key information. Note: the Smart Book linked above does not have downloadable resources. Click here to access the resources listed in the Smart Book.
Don't see what you need?
Please contact your local Army Community Service (ACS) center to learn about additional training programs and classroom opportunities that are available to you. To locate your local ACS center please click on the "Services Locator" on the top right of any AOS page, select "Mobilization/Deployment Support" and enter your zip code. If you are not located near an ACS center, the Mobilization and Deployment program manager will be able to assist you with getting the resources you need.
Reproduction Instructions for the Customized Unit Family Readiness (UFR) Brochure
- Download these documents:
The UFR Brochure PDF is a 2-page document that is designed to print back-to-back onto standard 8.5 by 11-inch paper (landscape orientation). The printed page is then folded in thirds to make the brochure.
The top outside back panel of the brochure was intentionally left blank so that the customized contact label could be placed there.
To customize the label, open the Word document, UFR Brochure Label, and enter the contact information. This label should be copied onto 8.5 by 11-inch sized clear or white adhesive backed label material (available at office supply stores). Trim the printed labels (4 per page) and stick on to brochure.