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The mission of the Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSA) is to maintain the continuity and stability of Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) as units undergo changes in volunteers and leadership.   Operationally, the FRSA provides administrative and logistical support to Commanders, Rear Detachment Commanders and volunteer FRG leaders.  Taking the administrative burden off of volunteers allows FRG leaders to concentrate on performing outreach to Soldiers and their Families in the command, thus preserving stability on the home front, especially during periods of deployment. 

As an integral part of the Family Readiness Team, the FRSA plays a key role in assisting the efforts of Commanders and FRG volunteer leaders in their support of Soldiers and their Families. 

Do you want to have fun, meet others going through deployments and dealing with day to day life in the National Guard, learn about entitlements and do something great for your country?  You can do this by becoming a member of your unit Family Readiness Group (FRG).

Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) are command sponsored organizations of Family members, volunteers and Soldiers belonging to a unit/organization.  They work together to provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance and a network of communication among Family members, the chain of command and community resources.

FRGs involve Families who share the unique challenges of military life.  Few other groups can provide the same kind of support to the people who serve our country. 

Our mission is to help Families become more knowledgeable and self-reliant.  We advocate efficient use of community resources and help to reduce stress by promoting Soldier and Family readiness.  We provide an opportunity for Soldiers and their Families to meet others and get to know each other.  We also helps families cope with the military lifestyle. 

During normal duty, an FRG forms a strong network of Families and military personnel.  This network helps prepare Families for mobilization or deployment and it helps ensure that all arrangements are complete. 

During mobilization or deployment, the network helps support Families.  The FRG and the military work together to help Families get what they need.  Service members are better able to concentrate on their duties when they do not have to worry about family matters.

Who Can Belong to an FRG?

Anyone interested in the military and any member of the military:

  • Spouses and children
  • Parents
  • Boyfriends and girlfriends
  • Friends and relatives
  • Retired service members
  • Members of the community who want to support the military
  • All Service members

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Alabama Senior Family Readiness Support Assistant (SFRSA) at (334) 271-8192.



 Shared Documents

Vol Forms 1 of 2-FRG Volunteer.docxVol Forms 1 of 2-FRG VolunteerAllen, Jon L SFC NG ALARNG
Command Team  FRG Chairperson   Volunteer Training - Mar 2014  .pdfCommand Team FRG Chairperson Volunteer Training - Mar 2014 Allen, Jon L SFC NG ALARNG
dd2793.pdfdd2793Allen, Jon L SFC NG ALARNG
Family Readiness Handbook - Jan 2014.pdfFamily Readiness Handbook - Jan 2014Allen, Jon L SFC NG ALARNG
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