US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate

US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate The Soldier and Family Readiness Division is responsible for policy, prioritization, resourcing and oversight of Soldier and Family programs and services.

Key focus areas include Soldier and Family support in Army Community Services, Child Youth and School Services and Morale Welfare and Recreation.

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12/29/2021
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Family & MWR customers drive and putt through nearly two million rounds each year on 48 golf courses. Learn more about your next tee time.

12/29/2021

During November and December we are highlighting various MWR Programs and facilities on our social media channels! Visit ArmyMWR.com to see the breadth of what MWR offers to keep Soldiers, Families, Retirees and DoD Civilians informed, active, connected and RESILIENT!

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12/29/2021

Want to earn a great income AND work in your on-post home? Look no further! Become a Family Child Care (FCC) Provider today by downloading the application form at www.ArmyMWR.com/FCC and don't forget... you could also be eligible to earn a $1K BONUS!

*Conditions apply
#FCCFunFacts #ArmyMWRCares

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12/22/2021
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We have great news to share -  CBS has additional inventory during their broadcast of the Rogue Invitational, which airs...
12/22/2021
Whatever it Takes for Geo-Dispersed Army Families

We have great news to share - CBS has additional inventory during their broadcast of the Rogue Invitational, which airs Saturday, December 25th at 3 p.m. EST on CBS. The Army Reserve & National Guard, Army Recruiting Command and Army Cadet Command PSA: https://youtu.be/SnhiAtZR2JE will broadcast during the show!

This is all part of our military partnership with BGCA and funded by our Army Youth Outreach Initiative marketing campaign to reach our geographically-dispersed Families!

Please share for widest dissemination!

National Guard Family Program Arng Cyss Army Reserve Family Programs U.S. Army Reserve US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC)

Boys & Girls Clubs are doing whatever it takes to support the unique needs of geo-dispersed Army families. Military-connected youth can now join a traditiona...

Check out the THRIVE flyer regarding the upcoming release of Branch Out later this month.  Branch Out is a program for p...
12/10/2021

Check out the THRIVE flyer regarding the upcoming release of Branch Out later this month.

Branch Out is a program for parents and caregivers of youth and teens ages 10-18 years old.

Branch Out will help teach strategies to:
- Foster open and honest communication
- Support adolescent’s development and independence
- Understand your adolescent’s development
- Establish boundaries and guidelines
- Cultivate positive relationships
- Establish safety measures
- Recognize the benefits and risks of digital media

More information can be found at https://thrive.psu.edu/universal-parenting-programs/branch-out/

Check out the THRIVE flyer regarding the upcoming release of Branch Out later this month.

Branch Out is a program for parents and caregivers of youth and teens ages 10-18 years old.

Branch Out will help teach strategies to:
- Foster open and honest communication
- Support adolescent’s development and independence
- Understand your adolescent’s development
- Establish boundaries and guidelines
- Cultivate positive relationships
- Establish safety measures
- Recognize the benefits and risks of digital media

More information can be found at https://thrive.psu.edu/universal-parenting-programs/branch-out/

Branch Out Coming Soon! – Thrive
12/08/2021
Branch Out Coming Soon! – Thrive

Branch Out Coming Soon! – Thrive

The Thrive website contains online parenting programs for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 18 years old that are available at no cost to military and civilian families. Programming seeks to strengthen positive parenting skills, teach strategies for managing stress in parents and chil...

ATTENTION ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY dependents in grades 9-12 who are currently ineligible for the DoDEA Virtual High Sch...
12/07/2021
Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program | DoDEA Virtual School

ATTENTION ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY dependents in grades 9-12 who are currently ineligible for the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS)!

The Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program is Accepting Spring Semester Applications

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is accepting applications for the spring semester of the Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program (E2P2). This is the first year of a new program aimed at expanding eligibility for dependents of active-duty members of the armed forces to register for the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS). The E2P2 was authorized as part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, providing expansion of eligibility for DVHS to stateside active-duty military dependents in grades 9-12 who are currently ineligible for the DVHS.

In order to be eligible for the pilot program, students must be the dependents of active-duty military members who are serving in locations that do not have a DoDEA brick-and-mortar high school. Homeschooled students who are compliant with state laws are also eligible.

For the spring semester, new enrollments will be limited to students taking one-semester courses or students that have transferred in the middle of the school year and are unable to continue at their new school a course that is offered in the DVHS.

One-semester courses offered in the E2P2 are Java 1 & 2, Coding 1 & 2, Psychology and Economics. The full list of courses offered as well as the application can be found on the E2P2 webpage at www.dodea.edu/dvs/e2p2.cfm.

The program will be limited to 400 enrollments, split evenly among the four military Services, with priority given to students in the 12th grade. Students who participate in the pilot program can take up to two year-long courses per academic year and must obtain the approval of their local school system.

The DVHS is a fully accredited high school providing supplemental courses for DoDEA eligible high school students in grades 9-12. DVHS averages 2,500 course registrations per semester, with the majority of students taking either one or two courses per semester.

The Expanded Eligibility Pilot Program evaluates the feasibility and scalability of a permanent DVHS program after four years as well as access the impact of the expanded enrollment on military and family readiness.

GREAT NEWS - geographically-dispersed Army Families (to include Army Reserves and Army National Guard Families, Cadets &...
11/22/2021
Whatever it Takes for Geo-Dispersed Army Families

GREAT NEWS - geographically-dispersed Army Families (to include Army Reserves and Army National Guard Families, Cadets & Recruiters) who are not living on or near an installation or garrison can attend their local Boys & Girls Clubs of America clubs near you at NO COST (FREE).

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in coordination with US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate (SFRD) created a public service announcement (PSA) targeting geographically-dispersed Army Families to inform them of no-cost annual memberships to BGCA facilities nationwide through the BGCA MISSION: Youth Outreach (MYO) program.

The PSA aired multiple times in-stadium, along with several display ads and during CBS's live coverage of the Army vs. Air Force Game on Sat, 6 Nov.

There were 32,500 people who attended the game. Military youth services are traditionally implemented on military installations and garrisons. However, the Army YOI "closes the gap" by supporting geographically-dispersed Army youth to include Army Reserves and Army National Guard Families (Cadets & Recruiters) who are not living on or near an installation or garrison to attend their local BGC Club at no cost.

https://fb.watch/9rwdVl7-me/ to watch the highlights of the game. Army won in overtime 21 to 14! Go Army - HOOAH!

Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC) US Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Branch U.S. Army National Guard U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Arng Cyss U.S. Army/IMCOM-HQ U.S. Army Family and MWR Command Army Family and MWR Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs are doing whatever it takes to support the unique needs of geo-dispersed Army families. Military-connected youth can now join a traditiona...

11/17/2021

Team G-9 celebrating the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) 30th year anniversary of military partnerships at the Arlington National Cemetery. The BGCA Military Youth of the Year and Jim Clark, BGCA President and CEO were honored to perform the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following the change of guards. It was such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony on a cold & windy day.

Great FREE resource for military families!
11/17/2021

Great FREE resource for military families!

Great FREE resource for military families!

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in coordination with US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate (SFRD) create...
11/04/2021
Whatever it Takes for Geo-Dispersed Army Families

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in coordination with US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate (SFRD) created a public service announcement (PSA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnhiAtZR2JE targeting geographically-dispersed Army Families to inform them of no-cost annual memberships to BGCA facilities nationwide through the BGCA MISSION: Youth Outreach (MYO) program.

The PSA will air on multiple times in-stadium, along with several display ads and during CBS's live coverage of the Army vs. Air Force Game on Sat, 6 Nov starting at 11:30 am.

The stadium's seating capacity is 40,000+. Military youth programs and services are traditionally implemented on military installations and garrisons. However, the Army YOI "closes the gap" by supporting geographically-dispersed Army Reserves and
Army National Guard Families who are not living on or near an installation or garrison to attend their local BGC Club at no cost.

Arng Cyss Army Family and MWR Programs Army Reserve Command National Guard

Boys & Girls Clubs are doing whatever it takes to support the unique needs of geo-dispersed Army families. Military-connected youth can now join a traditiona...

Photos from Military OneSource's post
11/01/2021

Photos from Military OneSource's post

Anchored 4 Life has developed a video series that provides families and child & youth staff with fun and engaging activi...
10/29/2021
E-Learning Series - Anchored4Life

Anchored 4 Life has developed a video series that provides families and child & youth staff with fun and engaging activities to introduce, practice, and strengthen resiliency life skill development with youth. NEW VIDEOS HAVE BEEN ADDED! Check out the videos on our topics Choices & Consequences and Patience!

https://anchored4life.com/e-learning-series/

Anchored4Life has developed a video series that provides families and caregivers with fun and engaging activities to introduce, practice, and strengthen resiliency life skill development with youth. These short videos are great for families or for group activities to support youth around the globe.

Please check out this article which is live on BGCA.org and is also being promoted across social media channels during t...
10/29/2021
Finding My Second Family: My Pandemic Senior Year as a Military Teen

Please check out this article which is live on BGCA.org and is also being promoted across social media channels during the month of November. Take a moment to read the article on one of our young leaders!

https://www.bgca.org/news-stories/2021/October/finding-my-second-family-my-pandemic-senior-year-as-a-military-teen

Grace B., 2021 Asia Military Youth of the Year, shares how her military community and Youth Center became a second family when she needed it most – when the COVID-19 pandemic impacted her senior year.

Way to go, Fort Jackson!  Youth Sponsorship is critical to a smooth transition to a new installation.
10/29/2021

Way to go, Fort Jackson! Youth Sponsorship is critical to a smooth transition to a new installation.

Anayah is Paige’s Youth Sponsor! Today is Paige’s first day at ISAC!

Paige says,”It’s been good!” Paige just moved here from Washington State and today is her first day at ISAC!

Learn how financial readiness contributes to mission readiness with our guest, Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC. Hear how our soldie...
10/18/2021

Learn how financial readiness contributes to mission readiness with our guest, Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC. Hear how our soldiers and families can equip themselves with the financial education necessary to ensure the success of our families and the Army. To learn more please check out the resource section below.

Financial Frontline
Website: Caution-https://financialfrontline.org/

USARMY Pentagon HQDA DCS G-9 Mailbox Financial Literacy
Email: [email protected]

Learn how financial readiness contributes to mission readiness with our guest, Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC. Hear how our soldiers and families can equip themselves with the financial education necessary to ensure the success of our families and the Army. To learn more please check out the resource section below.

Financial Frontline
Website: Caution-https://financialfrontline.org/

USARMY Pentagon HQDA DCS G-9 Mailbox Financial Literacy
Email: [email protected]

Join survivors and Army experts on October 21st at 7 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live conversation about resiliency and bring...
10/18/2021

Join survivors and Army experts on October 21st at 7 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live conversation about resiliency and bringing awareness to the available resources for service and family members struggling with mental health challenges.

Learn about available resources if you are struggling and how you can show support to your battle buddy.

facebook.com/USarmy/live

Join survivors and Army experts on October 21st at 7 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live conversation about resiliency and bringing awareness to the available resources for service and family members struggling with mental health challenges.

Learn about available resources if you are struggling and how you can show support to your battle buddy.

facebook.com/USarmy/live

Education, Justice Departments Issue Fact Sheet on Supporting Students at Risk of Self Harm During COVID-19 Era
10/15/2021
Education, Justice Departments Issue Fact Sheet on Supporting Students at Risk of Self Harm During COVID-19 Era | U.S. Department of Education

Education, Justice Departments Issue Fact Sheet on Supporting Students at Risk of Self Harm During COVID-19 Era

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a fact sheet to support students with mental health disabilities, their families, and their schools in the era of COVID-19. Along with the f...

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-transformational-changes-public-service-loan-fo...
10/06/2021
U.S. Department of Education Announces Transformational Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Will Put Over 550,000 Public Service Workers Closer to Loan Forgiveness | U.S. Department of Education

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-transformational-changes-public-service-loan-forgiveness-program-will-put-over-550000-public-service-workers-closer-loan-forgiveness

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced an overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that it will implement over the next year to make the program live up to its promise. This policy will result in 22,000 borrowers who have consolidated loans—including previously ine...

In times of need America’s sons and daughters have always answered the call. Today we honor those who made the ultimate ...
09/26/2021

In times of need America’s sons and daughters have always answered the call. Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on distant shores by recognizing their families’ service and sacrifice. Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day 2021.

In times of need America’s sons and daughters have always answered the call. Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on distant shores by recognizing their families’ service and sacrifice. Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day 2021.

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Mini Blackjack had the privilege of attending an all ranks roundtable session with Mrs. Leann Martin, spouse of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Joe Martin. She was joined by Mrs. Dee Geise, Chief Soldier and Family Readiness Division. Mrs. Martin & Mrs. Geise focused on Quality of Life initiatives that impact U.S. Army Fort Knox such as Housing, Healthcare, Childcare and Spouse Employment. Thank you Mrs. Martin & Mrs. Geise for giving our spouses a voice and an opportunity to be heard! #Connect | #Communicate | #Care #FirstTeam | #PeopleFirst | #ArmyStrong U.S. Army Chief of Staff Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate U.S. Army Central 1st Theater Sustainment Command Alpha Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Theater Sustainment Command
In 2018 I was accepted to join the U.S. Army’s Survivor Advisory Working Group. The change I get to witness and the passion from our senior leaders (especially their staff) is such a blessing. Change takes time when you want it done right. Sometimes when we don’t get to see behind the scenes we think work isn’t being done, that people don’t care. Well, work always needs to be done and will be until the end of time. From my little corner, people do care and change is happening. From AUSA Family Readiness Family Forums #ssgmichaelhsimpson, #greenberet #SurvivorsAreNotForgotten Survivor Outreach Services US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate
Did you know Army families, active duty, Reserves and the National Guard receive free membership to a Boys & Girls Club? Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to partner with the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard to support kids and families. Visit bgca.org/military for more information. US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate Army Family and MWR Programs US Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Branch USACC Soldier and Family Programs U.S. Army U.S. Army Reserve National Guard
In partnership with the United Stated Army, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has launched a marketing campaign to connect geo-dispersed Army families with their local BGCA Club. For more than 10 years, Mission Youth Outreach has provided Army children and teens of active duty, National Guard, and Reserve families who are not living on or near an installation or garrison a free annual membership to their local BGCA Club. The Whatever it Takes for Geo-Dispersed Army Families marketing campaign is designed to help children of Army families face the unique challenges of military life. For more information on Mission Youth Outreach or for Army families to find a Club near them, please visit bgca.org/military. We hope you enjoy our Whatever it Takes for Geo-Dispersed Army Families campaign launch video! https://bgca.org/about-us/military?fbclid=IwAR3Vrat1DS6S2mNOKGTC2O6pR0R_D3uPt1hdQZBoOzJKfKkSzgyISK7oAxE US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate
COVID-19’s slow-motion chaos reordered life and business. It’s enough to make a person lose their grip. But in reality, the present is so difficult that being stressed or feeling like you’re losing your grip is an entirely rational response. “It’s a stressful time,” said Gary Cunningham, an analyst in the Ready, Resilient and Training Division of the Army Resilience Directorate within Army G-1 (human resources). Read more! #ArmyLogistics #HQDA #HQDAG4 #Readiness #peoplefirst #modernization #reform #armylogistics #logistics #logistician #ordnance #transportation #maintenance #culinary U.S. Army U.S. Army Reserve National Guard U.S. Army Materiel Command U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Army Acquisition Center of Excellence U.S. Army Resilience Directorate US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate U.S. Army Reserve Command G-1
#DYK that Army Installations have lending closets that are managed by the Army Community Services (ACS) Office that assist Soldiers and Families with essential household items while their household goods are in transit. cc: US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate #armycommunityservice #pcsing #PCS #qualityoflife #militarylife
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Great news! The DoD Tenant Satisfaction Survey has been extended to January 29th. If you live in Government Owned, Privatized or Leased #ArmyHousing we would love to hear your feedback. Your input assists us with improving the quality of services we provide to #servicemembers and #militaryfamilies. cc: AUSA Family Readiness, US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Navy Housing OMB Control Number: 0704-0553 OMB Expiration Date: 31 March 22)
Fort Belvoir will begin a pilot program in February to inspect all of their privatized #ArmyHousing. The certified third-party inspectors will use state home inspection and COVID-19 guidelines during every inspection to ensure the safety of residents.. cc: AUSA Family Readiness, US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate, U.S. Army Materiel Command #militaryhousing, #qualityoflife
Celebrating Military Family Month! Soldiers, the cornerstone of Army readiness, benefit from the unwavering support of their families. In 1995, the Armed Forces YMCA established Military Family Month, which is observed every November. This observance gives the Army and the nation an opportunity to recognize the commitment and resilience of Military Families. Army Family and MWR Programs Army Family Advocacy Program www.army.mil/standto/archive/2020/05/22 Army Emergency Relief https://www.army.mil/standto/archive/2020/03/27 Army Quality of Life Task Force https://www.army.mil/standto/archive/2020/02/21 US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Directorate Soldier and Family Readiness Group https://www.army.mil/standto/archive/2019/08/16 Army SpouseArmy Spouse Employment Career and Education Information www.army.mil/article/236579/army_spouse_employment_career_and_education_information #militarylife #militaryfamily #militaryspouse
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