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Want to Help Create Your Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program?
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Category: Mobilization & Deployment

"This is my opinion and does not constitute an endorsement, opinion or official position of the U.S. Army".

Get involved in creative ideas for revitalizing Mobilization and Deployment Readiness...

We know that deployments can be challenging to both Soldiers and Family members, and thus we look to the Mobilization and Deployment Program, which provides Soldiers and Family members with the information and assistance they need to maintain individual readiness throughout the entire deployment cycle. 

I have been involved with deployments since the Desert Shield/Desert Storm campaigns, when Families were unprepared for all the challenges of deployments. Family Readiness Groups were informally organized and Commanders struggled to provide the necessary Family Support. The Information and resources that were available for Soldiers, Families, and Commanders at that time might not be as relevant or useful as they were initially.  One may wonder, is the OPREADY training program still meeting the needs of Soldiers, Families and Commanders? Do Families prefer their information in classroom settings or via e-mail or social media? What services and support would Families want during their Soldier’s deployment? 

This blog will focus on the Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program. I'd like to see this blog generate some discussion, comments and new ideas. To utilize it as a creative venue for giving managers, Commanders, FRSAs, FRG Leaders and Families the opportunity to discuss what they might want and need from a training experience, what kind of resources one finds important, the best methods for mentoring and reaching out to families etc. You never know when a simple comment can spark an amazing idea that will be beneficial for all if it becomes a reality. We encourage you to provide your input and create that spark!

If you need to familiarize yourself with the current OPREADY Materials please visit our OPREADY page.

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Posted by Jennifer Eichner on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 11:08AM
Hi Karen, Jenn Eichner from Fort Drum. Count me in. Would like to be a part of making Mob/Dep as value-added to Soldiers and Families as it possibly can be. Thanks!
Posted by Karen Krogman on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 1:01PM
Jennifer, Great - do you have any ideas? What works for you? What doesn't and could be changed? Hope to get some input from others.
Posted by Anonymous on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 11:46AM
It's been awhile - changes taking place in SA in G9 Family Programs with the Mob Dep Branch. I'm now in the Garrison and Cmd Suppt Branch. I've still retained ADPAAS and Family Assistance programs. Ramon Martinez is working Mob Dep and can provide any information about FRGs, OPREADY and the Mob Dep program. .

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