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Question:
What is a Family Assistance Center (FAC)?

Answer:
A Family Assistance Center (FAC) provides services such as information, crisis referral services, and legal/financial assistance to family members during a mobilization or deployment.

Question:
What is a Family Care Plan?

Answer:
A Family Care Plan outlines the short and long term child care provisions for your child or children. It is required of certain service members such as single parents and dual-military parents to ensure that families are taken care of during times of drills, annual training, mobilization and deployment. They typically include the name and contact information for a non-military person agrees to accept care of the member's children at any time, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, in the event the military member is called to duty or deployed with no-notice. The short-term provider must live nearby and sign the family care plan, indicating that they understand the responsibilities that are being entrusted to them. The military member(s) must also designate a second non-military person, who agrees to provide long-term care for their children in the event the military member(s) are deployed for a significant period, or in the event they are selected for an unaccompanied overseas tour, or are assigned to a ship at sea. The long-term care provider does not have to live in the local area, but the family care plan must contain provisions to transfer the child(ren) from the short-term care provider to the long-term care provider (finances, airline tickets, etc.), in the event a no-notice deployment turns into a long-term deployment. The long-term care provider must sign the family care plan, indicating that they understand the responsibilities that are being entrusted to them.

Question:
What is a Family Readiness Group (FRG)?

Answer:
A Family Readiness Group (FRG) is an organization of family members, volunteers, and Soldiers belonging to a unit, that together provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance, and a network of communications among the family members, the chain of command, and community resources.

Question:
What is a Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up (PSRC)?

Answer:
Under a Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up (PSRC), you may be called up to active duty for up to, but no more than, 270 days.

Question:
What is Army Family Team Building (AFTB)?

Answer:
Army Family Team Building (AFTB) is a volunteer-based program within the Army Community Service (ACS) organization with a central tenet to provide training and knowledge to spouses and family members to support the total Army effort.

Question:
What is the Army Community Service (ACS) Family Readiness Coordinator (FRC)?

Answer:
The Army Community Service (ACS) Family Readiness Coordinator (FRC) assist families during Soldier deployments.

Question:
What is the difference between "Full" and "Partial" mobilization?

Answer:
Congress must declare that a state of national emergency exists to call up all forces, including Army Reserve and Army National Guard units, Individual Ready Reserve, Standby Reserve and members of the Retired Reserve, and the resources required for their support. The duration is the length of the emergency plus six months. This is referred to as "Full Mobilization." With a "Partial Mobilization," the President has the authority to mobilize no more than 1,000,000 reservists (units and individuals from all services), for 24 months or less, and the resources needed for their support to meet the requirements of war or other national emergency involving an external threat to national security.

Question:
What is the difference between mobilization and deployment?

Answer:
Mobilization refers to the calling up of Reserve Component forces to active duty. Deployment refers to the movement of Soldiers (active duty and/or RC Soldiers called to active duty) away from their home base for training exercises and/or operational missions.

Question:
What is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940?

Answer:
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) of 1940 protects Reserve Component service members called to Active Duty from certain legal problems. Individuals protected under this law may qualify for: reduced interest rates on mortgage payments and credit card debt; protection from eviction if the rent is $1,200 or less; delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings. All service members receive some protections under the SSCRA to include the right to vote in the state of their home record and protection from paying taxes in two different states. Note that the SSCRA of 1940 was revised in December 2003 to clarify certain provisions stated in the law such as a 6% interest rate cap on pre-service loans and obligations by specifying that interest in excess of 6% must be forgiven. The revised law modifies the eviction protection section by protecting service members from eviction for rent that does not exceed $2400 as opposed to the original $1,200. Another addition is the provision allowing service members called to active duty for a period of 180 days or more to be able to terminate automobile leases for use by them and their dependents. Contact your Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) office for more details on the provisions contained in the revised SSCRA.

Question:
What kind of immunizations will my Soldier need if he/she is deployed to a known risk area?

Answer:
Pre-deployment immunizations for all personnel include Hepatitis A, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Td, influenza and typhoid. Selected personnel may require other vaccines as dictated by appropriate medical authority. Additional vaccines may be required, depending on where your Soldier is going.
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