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  • UPON RECEIPT OF THE 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 (800-847-1597) 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.  AFTER CONDUCTING TELEPHONIC NOTIFICATION TO A SAILOR'S NOK, HQMC WILL RELAY THE NOTIFICATION INFORMATION TO THE NAVY CASUALTY OFFICE (800-368-3202) FOR FOLLOW-UP AND APPROPRIATE ACTION. WITH REGARDS TO MARINES/SAILORS WHO ARE WIA BUT 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.
  • CACO- CASUALTY ASSISTANCE CALLS OFFICER IN THE EVENT THAT A MARINE OR SAILOR IS KILLED IN ACTION OR VERY SERIOUSLY INJURED (IN MOST CASES), 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 THAN 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 FOR THESE TYPES OF CASUALTIES.

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  • 1. DFT Pre-Deployment Brief 15 SEPT 2011
  • 2. Welcome… LtCol Kevin Trimble Commanding Officer
  • 3. Communication No Cell Phones. DFT=EMV=OEF Practice like we fight.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. OPSEC
  • 6.
    • OPSEC
    • 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.
  • 7.
    • 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.
  • 8.
    • 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.
  • 9. Resources here tonight are as follows:
  • 10.
    • 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
  • 11. Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
    • Juliana Kalmar
    • Spouse needs POA or NMCRS
    • Pre- Auth Form to assist.
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
    • Financial Education
    • Baby Programs, Visiting Nurses
    • First Resource – Not Last Resort!
  • 12.
    • Provides family-level resiliency training to
    • military families
    • Teaches families the five core FOCUS skills
    • through the creation of a shared family story
      • Managing Feelings
      • Communication
      • Goal Setting
      • Problem Solving
      • Managing deployment and stress reminders
    • Confidential with family friendly hours
    FOCUS Program for Military Families
  • 13. Marine & Family Health Services
    • Resilience Education
    • Prevention & Education
    • Alcohol Awareness & Prevention
    • Combat Operational Stress Control
    • Suicide Awareness & Prevention
    • Stress & Anger Management
    • Drug Demand Reduction Program
    • Improving self-esteem workshops
  • 14. 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)
  • 15. 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 .
  • 16. Financial Planning for Deployment Lewis Summerville Financial Specialist MCCS Semper Fit 910-451-3219 [email_address]
  • 17. Crazy Eights Kickball!
    • Meet 1/8 wives and build friendships!
    • Have fun!
    • 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!
  • 18. CASUALITY INFORMATION CACO
  • 19. CASUALTY TYPE
    • HOSTILE
    • NON-HOSTILE
    • CASUALTY STATUS
    • KIA -Killed In Action
    • VSI -Very Seriously Injured
    • SI -Seriously Injured
    • NSI -Non Serious Injury
  • 20.
    • 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
  • 21.
    • 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.
  • 22. DFT (Deployed For Training) Or Battalion Field Exercise (BN FEX)
    • When : 19 Sept – 6 Oct
    • Where : Aboard Camp Lejeune, NC
    • However…
    • “ 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
  • 23. Requested Family Training Dates:
    • Volunteer/Advisor Training
    • 6 Oct 0900-1300
    • We are providing working lunch.
    • RSVP to [email_address] by 9-30-11.
    • L.I.N.K.S. - Lifestyles – Insights – Networking – Knowledge – Skills
    • 12 Oct 0830-1300
    • 13 Oct 0830- 1030
    • This is a two day event.
    • Location is 1/8 Battalion Classroom.
    • We will provide lunch and snacks.
    • RSVP to [email_address] by 7 Oct
  • 24. 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
  • 25. QUESTIONS?
  • 26. Upcoming Dates
    • 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.
    • Early Jan 2012 Deploy