FRG (Family Readiness Groups) are available to aide new and established soldiers and their families as an active support system. They get together weekly or biweekly to provide activities and support to enhance the flow of information, increase the resiliency of unit soldiers and their families, provide practical tools for adjusting to military deployments and separations, and enhance the well-being within the unit. The activities emphasized will vary depending on whether the unit is in pre/post deployment, deployed, or in a training/sustainment period at home station. Since one of the goals of an FRG is to support the military mission through provision of support, outreach, and information to family members, certain FRG activities are essential and common to all groups, and include member meetings, staff and committee meetings, publication and distribution of newsletters, maintenance of virtual FRG websites, maintenance of updated rosters and readiness information, and member telephone trees and e-mail distribution lists.
In the Navy the programs are similar and referred to as Navy Wives Meetup groups.
No matter what branch or where you are being stationed, search your Military base website for a group to connect with before you move to your family’s new station. Make the most of getting to know the area and new friends!