Mobilization and Deployment Readiness (MOBDEP)
Community Support Center
Bldg. 1520, Freedman Drive
Hours: Monday - Friday, 0730-1630
The ACS Outreach Program offers Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Support!
Rapid mobilization, deployment, or even temporary duty does not have to create unnecessary hardships. A good first step is preparing for separations before they happen. The following resources are available to Fort Detrick Mission Commanders, Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard Servicemembers, Civilians, and Family members:
- Fort Detrick Family Readiness and Support Plan [PDF]
- Emergency Family Assistance Center (FAC) [PDF]
- Family Readiness Network Brochure [PDF]
- Homecoming, and Reunion
- Service Members Returning from Mobilization/Deployment
- Spouses of Service Members Returning from Mobilization/Deployment
- Parents, Extended Family Members or Friends of Service Members Returning from Mobilization/Deployment
- Deployment Cycle Support (DCS)
is a comprehensive process that ensures Soldiers, DA civilians and their families are better prepared and sustained throughout the deployment cycle. It provides a means to identify Soldiers, DA civilians and families who may need assistance with the challenges inherent to extended deployments.
- Fort Detrick Deployment Cycle Support Guidance [PDF]
New DoD website available on strengthening America's Military Families DoD has stood up a special website called "Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America's Commitment ," the government wide plan announced to strengthen military family support.
Department of Defense Expands Community-based Child Care Options The Department of Defense (DoD) will launch an initiative early next year aimed at expanding the quality of community-based child care options for geographically dispersed reserve and active-duty Families and for Families facing long waits for on-base care. Through the initiative DoD will work with federal agencies, state officials and child care centers and programs to raise the quality of care within communities, which should translate to an increased child care capacity for military Families. A lack of community-based care particularly impacts National Guard and Army Reserve Families, who typically are geographically separated from on-base care centers. We have three things we know are critical: availability, affordability and quality, Barbara Thompson, director of the Pentagon's office of Family policy/children and youth, said. Through the initiative, DoD officials will share lessons learned from the military child care system and also offer support to states to improve the quality of the child care standards and oversight. See the news article here .
GreenCare for Troops
GreenCare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by Project EverGreen that connects local green industry professionals with men and women serving our country in the armed forces away from home. GreenCare is helping hundreds of volunteers provide free lawn and landscape services for thousands of military families nationwide.
- Battlemind Training for Soldiers and Spouses
The goal of this training is to develop a realistic preview, in the form of a briefing, of the stresses and strains of deployment on Soldiers. Four training briefs have been developed and are available for Soldiers, Leaders, National Guard/Reserves, and families.
- Dealing with Deployment Training [PDF]
- Dealing with Deployment Financial Training [PDF]
- OPReady Homecoming, Reunion, and Reintegration Training [PDF]
- Family Readiness Group Leader Training
- Communications with Spouses and Children Training [PDF]
Related Programs and Support
- Hooah MAIL [PDF]
- Deployment, Health and Family Readiness Library
- Family Care Plan
- Army Family Covenant (AFC)
- Army Community Covenant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [PDF]
- Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC)
- Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC) Resource Guide
- FAQs For Reservists Being Called To Active Duty
- Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
- "Support the Families" Community Program "Something More" [PDF]
- Guidance for Coordinating and Shipping "Support the Troops" Projects! [PDF]
- "Support the Troops" Community Projects and Resources [PDF]
For more information or to schedule training, call the ACS Outreach Programs Manager at 301-619-3171, or E-mail us.