1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team

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A FRG (Family Rediness Group) is:

A command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers, soldiers and civilian employees associated with a particular unit. FRG's are established 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 and esprit de corps within the unit. One of the goals of an FRG is to support the military mission through provision of support, outreach, and information to family members. The FRG also provides feedback to the command on the state of the unit "family."

A FRSA (Family Readiness Support Assistants) is:

Is meant to maintain the continuity and stability of Family Readiness Groups as units undergo changes in volunteers and leadership. Operationally, the FRSA provides administrative and logistical support to Commanders, Rear Detachment Commanders and volunteer FRG leaders. Taking the administrative burden off volunteers allows FRG leaders to concentrate on performing outreach to Soldiers and their Families in the command, thus preserving stability on the home front, especially during periods of deployment.

A FRG Leader is:

A member of the FRG who may be selected by the commander or elected by the FRG membership. In turn, the FRG leader selects other volunteers or holds elections to fill key positions. The FRG Leaders roles are to:

  • - Support the commander's family readiness goals.
  • - Provide overall leadership of the FRG.
  • - Recruit other volunteers to serve on FRG committees.
  • - Delegate FRG responsibilities to selected volunteers as committee chairpersons, or presides over their elections.
  • - Serve as a member of the battalion-level steering committee.
  • - Identifie needs or unique problems of unit families.
  • - Act as unit FRG spokesperson for communicating family members' concerns and ideas to the unit commander and, if needed, the battalion-level FRG leader.

The Rear Detachment:

When each unit deploys, there is always a detachment of soldiers from that unit that remain in the rear (at the duty station). These soldiers are responsible for keeping the unit running at the duty station as well as providing a link between the deployed unit and the FRG (Family Readiness Group). Rear D will also help to coordinate resources that are needed to take care of Army spouses and family members. They can also assist with any pay issues or other concerns during a deployment. Members of Rear D usually help to conduct official FRG meetings as well. It is important to have the contact information for Rear D as well as for the FRG when your soldier is deployed.

Unit Contacts

All phone numbers listed are area code 907 (DSN 317). Prefix 353.

1-5 IN
1-24 IN
3-21 IN
5-1 CAV
2-8 FA
25th BSB
BTB
FRSA:
           2519
FRSA:
           2450
FRSA:
           4644
FRSA:
           4271
FRSA:
           1585
FRSA:
           1078
FRSA:
           3469
RD:
           2589
RD:
           2211
RD:
           4614
RD:
           4245
RD:
           2370
RD:
           1323
RD:
           3477
Staff Duty:
           2509
Staff Duty:
           2409
Staff Duty:
           4603
Staff Duty:
           4414
Staff Duty:
           1509
Staff Duty:
           2750
Staff Duty:
           4180

If you do not know your unit contact the BDE RD S1 for assitance. 1/25 SBCT
    RD S1:
               6474
    Staff Duty:
               4180

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