National Training Center Fort Irwin, CA Pacific Time Zone Ft. Drum, NY 3 hours behindFORT IRWIN, CA Avg High (SEP-OCT): 85 Avg Low (SEP-OCT): 55 Let’s Go!!
SEPTEMBER 2012 SUN MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT2 WK49 3 4 5 6 7 89 WK50 10 11 12 13 14 15 LTP Departs NTC Equipment and Vehicle Out load Pre-deployment Brief Torch Flight Depart Pre-deployment Brief16 WK51 17 18 19 20 21 22 NTC Equipment and Vehicle Out load Main Body Flights Depart ADVON Flight Rear-D Steering Departs Committee MTG23 WK52 24 25 26 27 28 29Main Body Flights NTC Depart RSOI Classes/Training STX/LFX Lanes30 WK1 1 STX/LFX Lanes(Training Area)
OCTOBER 2012 SUN MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT WK1 1 2 3 4 5 6 STX/LFX Lanes(Training Area) Rear-D FRG MTG Rear-D DONSA7 WK2 8 9 10 11 12 13 FoF Exercise(Training Area) Rear-D DONSA Final AAR14 WK3 15 16 17 18 19 20 Equipment Load Out/Turn In Main Body Flight Window (Returns to Fort Drum)21 WK4 22 23 24 25 26 27 Main Body Flight NTC RecoveryWindow (Returns to Fort Drum)28 WK5 29 30 31 DONSA NTC Recovery
FRG Chain of Concern• What is a Chain of Concern?• You will be notified through the Family Readiness Group (FRG) Chain of Concern regarding important information pertaining to the unit and the FRG. The Chain of concern is your primary link with 2-15 FA, and it is a means to communicate official unit information. If you plan to leave the area during a deployment, please contact the company FRG leader with a telephone number and email address.• How Does the Chain of Concern Work?• The FRG leader calls each of the company Key Callers, each Key Caller calls the FRG Members listed under him/her on the Chain of Concern and passes on the message/information. After all calls have been made, the Key Caller reports back to the FRG Leader with the outcome of the calls.• If you as a Family Member need assistance you would do the reverse. The Family Member calls the Key Caller (with a question or concern), the Key Caller (if he/she cannot answer the question) contacts the FRG Leader.• IF YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER OR MAILING ADDRESS CHANGES CONTACT YOUR KEY CALLER TO LET HER/HIM KNOW• REMEMBER THIS ROSTER IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND TO BE USED FOR OFFICIAL PURPOSES ONLY Let’s Go!!
Allons’ Family Readiness Deployment ChecklistFamily Contact Information Ensure Rear-D FRG Has Family Contact Information Ensure Family has FRG Contact Information Ensure Family Knows How to Contact Mortgage/LandlordFinancial Ensure Family Has Money: Account #s, checkbooks, ATM cards and Special Power Of Attorney for finance Ensure Family Has Credit Cards, Loan Statements, Bills, and Knows Amt Due and How to Pay Ensure Family knows internet account passwordsMedical Ensure Family Has Medical Cards, Shot Records, Prescriptions Let Rear-D/FRG Know About Special Medical Needs Ensure Family Has Phone Numbers for Medical, Pharmacy, and Tri-CareLegal Ensure Family Has ID Cards (Check Expiration Dates) Obtained Updated Power of Attorney (Special v. General POA) Ensure Family Has Updated Wills / Spouse Knows Location Updated SGLI and DD93 with correct addresses Does Spouse have Access to Other Legal Documents: Marriage and Birth Certificates, Insurance Polices, SSNs, Deeds – Mortgage Papers, Court Orders for Sep and Custody of Legal Dependents, Family Care Plans, copy of Orders Ensure Family knows how to contact Legal Assistance Office o Located in Clark Hall, Rm. A-268 o Office Is Open Mon – Fri from 8am to 4 pm, or can be contacted at 772-5261Automotive Ensure Vehicle Has Up-To-Date Maintenance Ensure Vehicle Insurance Is Up To Date and Family Understands Policy / What To Do In the Event of an Accident Ensure Spouse Has Valid Driver’s License State Inspection and Vehicle Registration Current and Paperwork on Hand Ensure Family Has Extra Keys and Garage Door Openers
Soldier and Family Short Term Pre-Deployment BriefingLet’s Go!!
Agenda • Quick Reference Sheets • Red Cross • FRGs • POAs • ID Cards • ACS • CYSS • MFLCs • Questions and AnswersLet’s Go!!
AMERICAN RED CROSS MESSAGESQ: What warrants an ARC message?A: Death or serious illness of an immediate Family member Who is immediate family? – Spouse – Parents or stepparents – Siblings or stepsiblings – Children or stepchildren – Only living relative – Grandparents (exception) – Fiancée (exception) – In-Laws – All others will be decided case by case Let’s Go!!
Information Needed• Service Member’s full name• Service Member’s SS # or DOB• Service Member’s unit (ex. G/210 IN, 2-15 FA)• Unit’s current location (ex. Ft. Polk, JRTC)• Authority to verify ARC Contact Information Toll Free: 1-877-272-7337 24/7 Ft. Drum Red Cross Office: 772-6561 M-F 0730-1600/ Clark Hall Many volunteer opportunities are available . . . Give us a call!!! Let’s Go!!
Family Readiness Group (FRG) Get involved – Stay informed! FRGs welcome: Spouses, Civilian employees, Retirees, Soldiers parents, and single Soldiers… What FRGs Do: INFORM AND REFER! Pass info from Command to Families Help facilitate problem solving at the lowest levels Provide the opportunity to make friends and have some fun! What FRGs DO NOT Do: Provide Long-term child care Perform snow removal or lawn care Serve as a taxi service Offer Financial assistance FRG is not the only resource for helping families, but the play a large part of the larger Army effort to help families adapt to Army life. Let’s Go!!
Powers of Attorney Types• General • Special – Grants bearer authority – Grants bearer authority for a specific use. to act in your name in all • Finance situations (Civilian). • DEERS/ID Cards – Not accepted at most • Vehicle Registration organizations on • Medical Care for Children Ft. Drum. • Mountain Community Homes – Move In/Move Out Let’s Go!!
For Wills and POAs Please Contact LEGALLocation: Room A2-68, Clark Hall (Bldg P-10720) Information Phone Line: 772-5261Hours: 8am-4pm for walk-in services (notary, POA) APPOINTMENTS Call 772-5267 at 1pm for next business day appointment. Let’s Go!!
DEERS/ID Cards By Appointment OnlyPlease check expiration dates on your ID Cards! ID Cards - DEERS - Official Passports LocationClark Hall Bldg P10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd Room A1-19 Hours of Operation 7:45am – 3:45pm Monday through Friday Open till 6pm on Wednesday Closed Weekends and Federal Holidays Contact Information & Appointments Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 315-772-5149 Fax: 315-774-3412Let’s Go!!
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) Conway Road Bldg. P-4330 315-772-6557 1-800-826-0886 M-F: 7:30am-5pmLet’s Go!!
ACS DEPLOYMENT SERVICESWe invite you to visit and utilize the many services and opportunities provided to help Families handle situations during deployment/separations. • FAMILY ADVOCACY – Stress Management classes – New Parent Support Program • A home visitation program for parents of children under the age of three. • FINANCIAL READINESS – ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF • Provides financial assistance (no interest loans and/or grants) to active duty military Families whose resources do not meet emergency Let’s Go!!
ACS DEPLOYMENT SERVICES• FAMILY READINESS – Army Volunteer Corps (AVCC) • Stay involved - give back to the community and make new friends – Army Family Team Building (AFTB) • Become empowered through personal and Family preparedness training – Mobilization & Deployment • Family Readiness Support – MilitaryOneSource.com 1-800-342-9647 ~ En español llame al: 1-877-888-0727• RELOCATION – Hearts Apart Support Group • Monthly support & fun-filled activity program for Families separated due to deployment, unaccompanied tour or extended TDY. ― English as a Second Language • Classes offered to any DOD ID card holder ages 18 and older. Classes are free and held every Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am-12 pm at ACS during the school year. To register for the class call 779-7220. Let’s Go!!
Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC) Professional counseling consultants who support deployment related activities, and provide a rapid response team concept to assist Soldiers, Families and Civilians on military installations.Primary function: to assist Soldiers and their Families in … •Developing focused problem solving techniques •Recognizing early warning signs of possible stress and/or problems •Addressing reunion/reintegration concerns •Providing consultative liaison support with other military agenciesNo records kept (with the exception of Duty to Warn issues)An informal / anonymous structureAvailable to see children who are registered with CYSS (315) 212-6919 or call ACS (315) 772-6556 Let’s Go!!
Helping the Army take care of it’s own since 1942. Mission: Provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, their dependent family members, retirees, Reserve Component Soldiers on active duty for more than 30 days and surviving family members of Soldiers who died while on active duty and in retired status.
Location: ACS BuildingP4330, Conway RoadPHONE:772-6560/6555/2855/8873M-F 8:00-4:00 (ClosedNational Holidays)AER reimburses theAmerican Red Cross forfunds they provide toSoldiers after hoursassistance1-877-272-7337
• Reciprocal agreement with other Military Relief Societies and American Red Cross establishes more than 750 locations worldwide where Families can obtain assistance.• Visit AER website, www.aerhq.org lists section locations and a link to American Red Cross and other Military Aid Societies for assistance with finding the closest location for obtaining help• For further help, call local AER office.
Interest Free Loan Grant When repayment would create undue financial hardship All survivor assistance provided as grants Recovering Medically evacuated Soldiers (comfort items) Combination of Loan and Grant
• Food and Basic Needs• Emergency Travel• 1st Month Rent/ SD• Prevention of Eviction• Prevention of Disconnection Essential Utilities• Travel Funds for Relocation• Repair of HVAC• Purchase Stove/Refrigerator• Cranial Helmets• Child Car Seats• Dependent Dental• Essential Furniture• Replacement Vehicle• Rental Vehicle• Dependent Funeral Expenses
Signed AER Application(AER FORM 600/700)Valid Military ID CardSM current LES & spouse’spay stub (if applicable).Documents to verify theemergencyProof of Insurance,Registration & Valid Driver’sLicense for Car RepairPower of Attorney or SoldierAuthorization(if applicant is other than self)
When Soldier is not available due todeployment or field exercises, thespouse will be able to receiveassistance when in possession of a validPOA.A POA will speed up the assistanceprocess. Without a POA servicemember approval must be obtainedthrough the American Red Cross orSoldier can email the AER office fromAKO account.A POA is not essential for a Familymember to receive financial assistanceand this should not be the sole reasonfor providing anyone with a POA – this isa very powerful document.
Undergraduate-level educationscholarships are available todependent children and spousesof Soldiers for full and part timestudy (see brochure).More information is available at ourwebsite www.aerhq.orgScholarship applications areavailable: 15 Dec – 2 Apr
Provided Families with morethan $2 million in financialassistance. 66,000 Families wereassisted Army-wide with $77million in assistance.Army-wide, $7 million inscholarships provided to 3838dependent children and spouses.
ALLONS Reception Plan• Soldiers Manifested at NTC by Flight/Chalk• Manifest goes from NTC to BN S1 NCO (who scans for 2-15 names)• BN S1 NCO monitors flight info and informs FRSA• FRSA informs FRGs Leaders• FRG Leaders inform Key Callers• Key Callers inform Families (Need current Contact Info)• This information will also be provided on the virtual FRG at: www.armyfrg.org Let’s Go!!