Soldier and Family Readiness Groups (SFRG)
- Family Readiness Group
The Family Readiness Group (FRG) is organized to provide mutual support for a unit's family members. FRG forms the third component of the Army's family support system during deployment. It operates during periods of normal operations, as well, in close coordination with the affiliated unit and, if convenient, with ACS or the Reserve Component Family Program Coordinator's Office. The FRG also serves as an important source of inspiration, training, and support to empower Army families to increase and enhance their self-reliance.
Goals of the Family Readiness Group: To provide an opportunity for family members to mutually support each other, prevent isolation, provide information, help involve families in unit activities, and refer families to community resources when needed.
The two distinct levels of effort of Family Readiness Groups:
- Activated function - The effort is concentrated around events such as pre-deployment and mobilization, deployment, and the immediate post-deployment periods. FRGs provide support to family members and soldiers by offering information on unit activities and meetings, and referral assistance about community resources. Activities during this level are geared toward helping family members prepare for imminent separation, cope during the separation, and to bond with other family members in the unit.
- Sustaining function - There is a reduced degree of interaction between FRG volunteers and family members as well as within the FRG organization. This period occurs mainly during non-deployment periods. During this period, FRGs continue to update rosters of family member addresses and telephone numbers, continue regular meetings between FRG representatives and unit leaders, and, through group meetings or telephone contacts, provide welcoming, sponsorship, orientation, and networking support for new family members and families in crisis or transition.
- SFRG Classes and Training
All classes and trainings are held at the Army Community Service location in Building 6400, 1st Floor.
SFRG Training: Informal Funds Custodian
3rd Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.
Provides an overview of SFRG basics, the role of the SFRG Custodian and USAG Humphreys policies and regulations. Minimum of 4 registered students required.
Registration Required - Friday before class
MRT: Resiliency Training
2nd Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
By learning to use the six MRT (Master Resilience Training) Competencies: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character and Connection; you will be able to bounce back from life's challenges through greater resilience. Each month a different MRT module will be covered with the goal of finishing all 14 modules within 12 months. Please call ACS for more details.
Registration Required - Friday prior to class.
SFRG: Friday Forum
1st Fridays, 9-11 a.m.
SFRG Friday Forum is a place for SFRG Leaders and Members to ask questions about SFRG policies and regulations. May also include briefs from ACS or other orginizations.
Registration Required - Monday prior to class.
SFRG Training: Key Contact/Leader
3rd Fridays, 9 a.m. - Noon
The class covers the basics of SFRG in structure. It goes over the roles and responsibilities of the key contact and leader positions with Korea specific information. Must have 4 students per class or class will be move to next month.
Registration Required - 2-3 days prior to class.
SFRG Training: Family Readiness Liaison
By request only, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
This class covers the material need to be an effective FRL. It include an SFRG overview, a review of all positions, as well as Point of Contact training for VMIS.
Learn how to set up, maintain and run a phone tree, the benefits of a phone tree along with what to do in the event of a crisis.
Services are available to all active duty and retired military personnel and their Family Members; members of the Army National Guard and US Army Reserve, when on active duty and during post deployment and their Family members; Army APF and NAF civilian employees, and their Family members; Family members of prisoners of war or personnel missing in action and surviving Family members of military personnel who died while on active duty.
- SFRG Meeting Locations
The following locations are available meeting spaces for official SFRG business.
Capacity 40 people
Contact the POC no more than 30 days and no less than 7 days prior to the requested event. Present a memo from the SFRG Commanding Officer stating this is an official SFRG Meeting. The Memo needs to include the date, time, and purpose for use of the classroom. Light snacks / finger foods, soft drinks, water, coffee, and juice are permissible. No potlucks, catered food, or full meals allowed.
Point of Contact DSN Phone Commercial Phone Dennis Pugh (315)757-4501 +82 (0)50-3357-4105 Toney Price (315)757-2363 +82 (0)50-3357-2363
Capacity 100 people
Contact the POC no more than 30 days and no less than 7 days prior to the requested event. Present a memo from the SFRG Commanding Officer stating this is an official SFRG Meeting. The Memo needs to include the date, time, and purpose for use of the classroom. Light snacks, soft drinks, water, coffee, and juice are permissible. No potlucks, catered food, or full meals allowed.
Point of Contact DSN Phone Commercial Phone Ms. Song, In Young (315)757-8126 +82 (0)50-3357-8126
Soldier for Life/TAP (Bldg. 6400, 3rd Floor)
Capacity 40 people
SFL-TAP has available classroom space, on odd dated Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, that can accommodate up to 40 people. They require a Memorandum signed by the SFRG Commanding Officer requesting use of their classroom. The Memo needs to include the date, time, and purpose for use of the classroom. Contact the POC no more than 30 days and no less than 7 days prior to the requested event.
Point of Contact DSN Phone Commercial Phone Derek A. Walker (315)757-2082 +82 (0)50-3357-2082
Chapels and Family Life Center
Capacity 40 people
Venue is for official SFRG Functions only. Venue is not available for Holiday parties. SFRG Commanding Officer must coordinate with the unit chaplain to request that the unit chaplain host the event. The unit chaplain will then submit a request for facility usage through the Family Life Center/Chapel POC.
Name Location Capacity Family Life Center, Room 116 Bldg. 696 50 people Freedom Chapel, Fellowship Hall Bldg. 695 100 people Pacific Victor Chapel, Fellowship Hall Bldg. 6360 80 people Warrior Chapel, Fellowship Hall Bldg. 6800 80 people Point of Contact DSN Phone Commercial Phone CPL Kim, In Tae (315)757-3107 +82 (0)50-3357-3107
Housing Tower, Rec Room (Bldg. 510, 3rd Floor)
Capacity 40 people
Space is currently under renovations. Projected date for completion is November 2019.
Point of Contact DSN Phone Commercial Phone Michael Duncan (315)754-1010 +82 (0)50-3354-1010
Main Army Community Service
|Monday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||12 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
“An FRG is a command-sponsored organization of Soldiers, civilian employees, Family members, and volunteers belonging to a unit.” (Source: AR 608-1, Appendix J)