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What is Family Readiness?

Family Readiness is the state of preparedness of Service Members and their Families through proactive education and support programs that promote self-reliance and enhanced individual and Family well being in peace and wartime.

Family Readiness is a key factor in the unit readiness, Service Member and Family morale, recruitment and retention of Service Members and Families, and ultimately in the successful achievement of military operations.

What is a Family Readiness Group?

The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is a command sponsored organization of all Soldiers (married and single), volunteers and their Families (immediate and extended) that together provide mutual support and assistance and a network of communications among the Family members, the chain of command, and community resources.

What are the benefits?

Families may face many hardships due to long separations for schools, training, and deployments. During these separations, Families need support and resources. An FRG is a fundamental part in making sure you have the support and resources you need to keep focused, healthy and prepared.


Service Member



Peace of Mind

Moral Support

Improves Readiness

Ability to Focus

Develop Lasting Friendships

Promote Self-Reliance

Improve Job Performance

Obtain Referrals / Share Information

Enhance Camaraderie

  Who can become involved in a Family Readiness Group?

All Family Members can be FRG members; spouses, parents, children, extended Family, friends and even employers. 

Where can I find more information about my FRG?

Talk to your Service Member’s Commander, Readiness NCO or any of the Family Readiness Team members.


Jaime Lawler

Senior Family Readiness Support Assistant

Katie Webster

Family Readiness Support Assistant
141st  Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

Ian Schmidt

Family Readiness Support Assistant
68th Troop Command



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