What is a Family Readiness Group?

A Family Readiness Group is a volunteer organization of soldiers and civilian employees (single or married) and family members belonging to a unit. A Family Readiness Group provides an avenue of mutual support and assistance and a network of communication among the family members, the chain of command, and community resources. An enthusiastic and vital Family Readiness Group can:

  • Increase unit morale
  • Create self-reliant family members
  • Improve quality of life
  • Assist families during deployments/mobilization
  • Increase family understanding of military benefits
  • Serve as a forum for discussion of ideas and problems
  • Plan and organize family functions and morale events


Soldier and Family Readiness Division (DAIM-ISS)

Army Family Readiness Group Website

Taking Care of Elderly Family Members


196th Infantry Brigade trains and validates all US Army, Pacific assigned Army National Guard and US Army Reserve forces in accordance with FORSCOM and USARPAC Training Guidance in order to ensure units are fully prepared to deploy in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and other operations as directed.


Col. Scott Mitchell

COL Scott Mitchell


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