WHAT IS A FAMILY READINESS GROUP?
the official definition is an organization of family members, volunteers, and soldiers belonging to a unit that together provide an avenue of mutual support, assistance, and a network of communication among the family members, the chain of command, and community resources
**family readiness groups are managed differently in every unit. How they are managed depends upon many things:
-the personality of the leaders
-the number of families involved
-geographic separation of unit families
WHO IS A PART OF THE FRG?
you are...FRGs extend a sincere invitation for all family members, soldiers, and civilians to join and participate...the active role of enlisted and officer spouses and family members in the readiness group has been the key to their success...the FRG is not a club, there is no rank in the FRG
WHAT ROLE DO I PLAY IN THE FRG?
the role you play in your FRG is your choice...you are welcome to participate as much or as little as you like or are able to...there are usually many projects to become involved in, each of them important in their purpose to support the FRG
HOW DOES THE FRG TELEPHONE/EMAIL ROSTER/CHAIN OF COMMAND WORK?
you will be notified through the family readiness group telephone/email roster/chain of command of important information pertaining to the unit and the FRG...the FRG email roster is usually your primary link with the army and your soldiers unit..this is very important during deployment and is a great means to communicate very important information...it is one of the most efficient ways of getting the correct information to you in a timely manner...
**participation is not mandatory, but strongly suggested
**if you plan to leave the area during a deployment, it is wise to contact the unit FRG leader and provide a phone number where you can be reached in the event of an emergency
**it is important to keep your contact information up to date also