Soldier and Family Readiness Branch
Corner of T.J. Mills Boulevard & Old Ironsides Battalion Ave
Building 16005 18000
Fort Hood, TX 76544

Phone 254-288-5155 / 254-288-2794
Phone (DSN) 738-5155/2794
Fax 254-287-9931
Fax (DSN) 737-9931

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Deployment Support

Family Deployment Support

Army Family Action Plan

Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) is an Army-wide program designed to improve Army Quality-of-life. Through AFAP, all members of the Army, including Active, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers, Retirees, Surviving Spouses, DA Civilians and their Family member have a method to voice concerns to Army Leadership and make recommendations for change. For additional information, or to become a part of this great process, contact the AFAP Program staff at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier & Family Readiness Center, Building #18000, Battalion Avenue, (254) 286-6600.

Army Family Team Building

The Army Family Team Building Program (AFTB) is a series of 30 classes that are broken down into three levels that focus on Military Knowledge, Personal Growth and Resiliency, and Leadership Development. These progressive instruction classes equip Family members and Soldiers with the tools necessary to navigate through Army life while enhancing personal growth and building leadership skills. Classes are interactive and are instructed by volunteer instructors.

For additional information or to register for a class, or to become an AFTB instructor, contact the AFTB Program staff at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier & Family Readiness Center, Building #18000, Battalion Avenue, (254) 286-6600.

For additional information or to register for a class, or to become an AFTB instructor, contact the AFTB Program staff at the Lane Volunteer Center, Building #16005, Corner of T. J. Mills & Old Ironsides Avenue, (254) 286-6600.

Army Volunteer Corps

The Army Volunteer Corps (AVC), is the center of volunteer recruitment, referral, recognition, and advocacy efforts for Fort Hood. Volunteers are referred to a wide variety of positions throughout the on and off-post communities. Through volunteer service, individuals can learn or enhance skills, get to know the community, meet new people, build their resumes, and more. Organizations wishing to benefit from volunteer service may register their volunteer job descriptions with the Volunteer Center, whose staff will work to fill the positions with the right volunteers. Army Volunteer Corps is located in the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center, Building #18000, Battalion Avenue, phone: (254)-287-VOLS (8657). Information about volunteer opportunities can also be found by checking out the Volunteer Management Information System online at MyArmyOneSource.com!

Mobilization and Deployment Program

Synopsis of Program Training Courses and Classes

The Mobilization and Deployment Program provides the following training/courses: Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders (R.E.A.L.): Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader Course, FRG Key Contact, FRG Fund Custodian Course, Family Readiness Support Assistant/Family Readiness Liaison (FRSA/FRL) Course, FRG for Command Teams; Community Resource Course, CARE Team Course, Facebook for FRG's, Rear Detachment Operations Course, Company Commander and First Sergeant Spouse Seminar, and Resilience Academy/trainings.

The Mobilization and Deployment Program provides the following trainings/briefings: Pre-deployment (personal and Family Readiness), Army Community Service Overview, Redeployment, Reunion and Reintegration for Families, Family Readiness Group Overview, REAL FRG Foundations/Overview, CARE Team Overview, Deployment Resources Overview, Encouraging Participation in Family Readiness. These are Deployment Cycle Support trainings and primarily unit requested.

The Mobilization and Deployment Program also provides Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness trainings for Soldiers, Family members, Retirees, and DA Civilians. These trainings include Resilience Academy, A Taste of Resilience, Pre and Post Deployment Resilience for Soldiers and Spouses, Post Deployment Resilience Reintegration for Soldiers, and during Deployment Resilience for spouses.

Mobilization and Deployment is located at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center, Building #18000, Battalion Avenue, Phone: (254)-288-2794.

Courses

FRG Leader Course: 2-day, FRG leader course. Training addresses establishing and maintaining Family Readiness Groups. Students successfully completing this training receive an IMCOM Certificate of Training.

FRG for Command Teams: Commanders, Command Sergeants Major, First Sergeants receive a 3 hour block of instruction providing insight into FRG operations and their value to Command Teams in enhancing Soldier and Family readiness. Addresses the partnership role between the command team and FRG leaders; reviews the basics of FRG funding; offers volunteer management and recruiting concepts. Attendees receive an IMCOM Certificate of Training.

FRG Key Contact Course: 3-hour training course that provides complete training and resources for Family Readiness Group Key Callers. Attendees receive an IMCOM Certificate of Training.

FRG Fund Custodian Course: 3-hour training course that provides complete training and resources for Family Readiness Group Fund Custodians. Attendees receive an IMCOM Certificate of Training.

Community Resource Course: 2-day, bi-monthly training course providing subject matter expert (SME) instruction on the available resources to assist FRG Volunteers, Soldiers and Families. Guest speakers include each of the 7 different ACS Branches, American Red Cross, Military One Source, Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC), Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS), and TRICARE. Students are provided training on Internet Resources and specialized scenario based training. Certificate of Training upon completion.

Facebook for FRGs: 3-hour, course that meets the Army standard for establishing and maintaining official social media sites for Army Units and organizations. This training course also offers Army Operations Security (OPSEC) training for external official presence sites for non-common access card (CAC) holders. Certificate of Training upon completion (available on request).

CARE Team Training: 5-hour, training that prepares volunteers participating in unit CARE Teams to assist families in crisis due to injury, death of Soldier or Family member. Focus is on assisting the Family/Soldier with "what comes next" after the critical situation has occurred. Addresses CARE team function, grief / bereavement management, Casualty Operations, Resilience for Caregivers and survivor assistance programs. Identifies elements, roles, responsibilities and expectations of volunteers assisting a Soldier or Family member in critical need. Certificate of Training upon completion.

Rear Detachment Operations (RDO) Course: 3-day, training course providing rear detachment personnel with information and resources intrinsic to successfully accomplishing the Rear Detachment mission. Forty different Subject Matter Experts provide interactive training throughout the course. Certificate of Training upon completion.

Family Readiness Support Assistant /Family Readiness Liaison (FRSA/FRL) Course: 2-day, classroom training on the standards of conduct and performance for the FRSA/FRL. Training is mandatory for all newly assigned FRSA/FRL personnel (must attend within 30 days of appointment). This training is required for soldiers recently appointed to special duty as the unit Family Readiness Liaison (FRL). FRSA/FRL Professional Development, a two hour quarterly seminar is provided for professional skills renewal, resource identification and knowledge based information. Attendees receive an IMCOM Certificate of Training.

Resilience Training/Resilience Academy: Resilience training is available to Soldiers, Family members and DA civilians, retirees, contractors and their family members. The training can be presented by a number of methods the primary being a 4-day, 12 skill Course that provides interactive workgroup based training focusing on thriving in challenging situations and bouncing back from adversity. Core competencies include: mental toughness, optimizing performance, increasing self-awareness and self-regulation, identifying character strengths, and focusing on life coping skills. ACS also offers Pre/Post Deployment Resilience Training for Soldiers and Spouses and modular resilience skills trainings upon request by units, FRGs, and installation organizations. Certificate of Training upon completion.

A Taste of Resilience: Resilience training offered in the evening. A skill from the Resilience Academy is presented to students providing hem a "taste" of what resilient training is all about. The intent is that students will like what they receive and will be motivated to attend the Resilience Academy to learn the full resilience skill sets.

Military and Family Life Counselors

The Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) provide short-term solution-oriented consultations in areas of anxiety, stress, adjustments/transition, marital/couple, and deployment cycle issues. MFLCs provide services to individuals, couples, Families, and groups. The MFLCs are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at the Fort Hood Resiliency Campus, Building 12020, Suite 500, (254) 553-4705.


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