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Initial Pre Deployment BriefPresentation Transcript
DFT Pre-Deployment Brief 15 SEPT 2011
Welcome… LtCol Kevin Trimble Commanding Officer
Communication No Cell Phones. DFT=EMV=OEF Practice like we fight.
Rumor Control If you don’t hear it from the BN CO, XO, SGTMAJ, or FRO,… Then it is not true. Stop rumors, it’s harmful.
Beware of where you are having a conversation..
the public has ears.
Don’t talk about locations or unit information..
Be mindful about email..
Nothing placed on FACEBOOK!
Be careful over the phone.
Family Readiness Plans
- located in the Pre-Deployment Guide that was emailed out.
Wills & P.O.A.’s
- Members will have the opportunity to update/create these documents on 18 Oct. in preparation for deployment.
Deployment check lists ;
Included in the Single/Married Pre- Deployment Guide book by email.
Check lists are in the book starting on page 48 for married, and 37 for single members.
Used as a reminder of important things to do prior to deployment.
Email [email_address] for a copy.
Resources here tonight are as follows:
Café open 7 days a week
Computer & Game Room, Library, Pool and Ping Pong Tables
Smiles Over Miles
United Through Reading
Tuesday Children’s Story time
United Service Organization
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
Spouse needs POA or NMCRS
Pre- Auth Form to assist.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Baby Programs, Visiting Nurses
First Resource – Not Last Resort!
Provides family-level resiliency training to
Teaches families the five core FOCUS skills
through the creation of a shared family story
Managing deployment and stress reminders
Confidential with family friendly hours
FOCUS Program for Military Families
Marine & Family Health Services
Prevention & Education
Alcohol Awareness & Prevention
Combat Operational Stress Control
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
Stress & Anger Management
Drug Demand Reduction Program
Improving self-esteem workshops
Family Readiness Program Training (451-0176) Readiness and Deployment Support Training & Workshops (451-0176) L.I.N.K.S. Workshops (451-1299) Life Skills Workshops (451-0716) CREDO Workshops and Retreats (450-1668)
Emergency Communication Messages What You Need to Know
Anyone can call toll free 24/7/365 to start an emergency message at 1-877-272-7337 .
Information needed for service member: Name, Rank, SSN, Branch of Service, Unit (no street addresses or P.O. Box #s)
American Red Cross is for verification purposes only and command will make decision on whether or not to grant leave.
Questions can be answered at the Red Cross table or by calling 910-451-2173 .
Financial Planning for Deployment Lewis Summerville Financial Specialist MCCS Semper Fit 910-451-3219 [email_address]
Crazy Eights Kickball!
Meet 1/8 wives and build friendships!
Support the unit while they’re deployed!
Play teams aboard Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River!
Contact Cassy Chesser at [email_address] to sign up!
CASUALITY INFORMATION CACO
KIA -Killed In Action
VSI -Very Seriously Injured
SI -Seriously Injured
NSI -Non Serious Injury
PCR-PERSONNEL CASUALTY REPORT
Upon receipt of a PCR, HQMC will conduct telephonic notification to NOK (primary and secondary) between the hours of 0500 and 2400 local time.
The Marine's NOK will be provided with a 24 hour toll free number to call for updates. For VSI cases, HQMC will call the NOK twice daily to provide updated information. NOK of SI Marines will be called once a day.
With regards to Marines/Sailors who are not seriously injured (NSI), HQMC will make notification unless it is specifically stated on the PCR that the "SNM has contacted NOK and does not desire further notification" or "SNM does not desire NOK notification". The desires of the Marine/Sailor will be respected.
MARINE CORPS CASUALTY OFFICE - 800-847-1597
NAVY CASUALTY OFFICE - 800-368-3202
CACO- CASUALTY ASSISTANCE CALLS OFFICER
In the event that a Marine or Sailor is killed in action or potentially dying, a CACO Team will be activated by HQMC.
This team will consist of a Chaplain and a Marine or Sailor of equal or greater rank to the casualty. This team will gather all information about the casualty and the incident and locate the casualties next of kin (NOK) and notify them of the incident and the status of the injured Marine or Sailor.
The CACO Team will be the primary source of information and support for these types of casualties.
DFT (Deployed For Training) Or Battalion Field Exercise (BN FEX)
When : 19 Sept – 6 Oct
Where : Aboard Camp Lejeune, NC
“ Rules of the road …”
Marines and Sailors will not have cell phones.
Work all issues through proper channels
FRO Jim Chartier is POC for all things Family Readiness
W 910-451-1018, [email_address] , C 910-382-0647
Lt Wonderland is responsible for the Remain Behind Element: Delta Company 910-376-5266
Upcoming Dates 19 Sept-6 Oct DFT 8 Oct- 11 Oct Columbus Day “72” (noon on 8th to 1800 -11th) 15 Oct “Jane Wayne Day” 21 Oct 1/8 USMC Ball, Greenville Convention Center 10 Nov – 18 Dec (TBD) EMV 3 Dec Christmas Party for families while the Battalion is at EMV. 24 Dec – 3 Jan (TBD) Christmas/Pre-Deployment block leave. (ADVON will terminate leave earlier) Early Jan 2012 Deploy
19 Sept-6 Oct DFT
Oct- 10 Oct Columbus Day “72” noon on 7th to 1800 -10th.
15 Oct “Jayne Wayne Day”
21 Oct 1/8 USMC Ball, Greenville Convention Center
10 Nov – 13 Nov Veterans Day “72” noon on 10th to 1800 -13th.
(ADVON is not included)
18 Nov – 16 Dec EMV (training days, flight time not included)
3 Dec BN Christmas Party for families while the Battalion is at EMV.
24 Dec – 3 Jan (TBD) Christmas/Pre-Deployment block leave.