Army Reserve Family Programs (ARFP) is a comprehensive blend of quality of life programs in support of Department of Defense activities. Family Programs is a Commander's force multiplier for mission readiness. Family programs staff serve as the primary coordinating resource, who provide a multitude of unit and community-based services that foster the growth, development, and readiness of Soldiers and Families assigned to the Command.
A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDING GENERAL REGARDING:
The Army Reserve is ensuring that services are delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible. As part of that deliberate and ongoing effort, the organization has shifted responsibility for the management and delivery of services to full-time, government employee staff at each of the four Readiness Divisions and the 9th Mission Support Command for a number of Family Programs related activities including the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Survivor Outreach Services and thereby are eliminating contracts in those areas. Transition for these services is underway and will continue throughout the summer of 2019.
SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES (SOS)
YELLOW RIBBON REINTEGRATION PROGRAM (YRRP)
Congratulations to Jemma!
Jemma won the 2nd-3rd grade category for the 2019 Young Lives, BIG Stories contest!
The Young Lives, BIG Stories contest gives Army youth the chance to tell their story about what it means to be a military kid. This annual contest runs each year during April, the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).
The Army Reserve -419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (653rdRSG/311th ESC/79th TSC) is proud of Jemma's artwork how she feels as military child. Jemma won an IPAD. Jemma's Family shared, "We are definitely thankful to our Army Reserve Child and Youth Services and Family Programs."
HONORING OUR ARMY RESERVE FAMILIES
The strength of our nation is our Army. The strength of our Army is our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers is our Families. The Army recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of Army Families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers. Families are the force behind the force. Throughout the year, the Army observes the following commemorations as a reminder of contributions and sacrifices made by Soldiers and their Families every day.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING (Free to Army Reserve)
What coaching is
*Partnering with members in a thought provoking and creative process to promote healthy lifestyle change
*Inspiring people to live life to their fullest potential personally and Professionally
* A forward-looking process where each member establishes a vision, clear goals and action steps
*Driven by the member and supported by the coach-the coach doesn't tell you what to do or how to do it, but stands by your side as you share
what you really want and what actions you're truly ready to take
*Helping members to identify their strengths and use them to create their own solutions
FOCUS AREAS: Weight management, fitness and nutrition, living well with a health condition, stress management, and life transitions (adapting to lifestyle change or retirement).
To sign up with a coach, call 800-342-9647 or schedule online coaching sessions.
To find a list of the Personal Financial Counselors, please click here.
LAST SUNDAY OF SEPTEMBER
Gold Star Mother's Day
Military Family Month
LTG Luckey Command Messages
Training Support Videos
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)
Virtual Learning Public Service Announcements
ARFP Family Readiness and Training
Child Youth Services (CYS)
Army Reserve Family Programs ensures Soldiers and Family members are connected to resources within their community. Support specialists are available at 1-844-663-3269 or at Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647.
24/7 connection to information, answers and support. Dedicated to the greater military community. Helping service members, military spouses and families take full advantage of all the benefits and resources they have available. For more information visit the website at www.MilitaryOneSource.mil or call 1-800-342-9647. Click picture above for a brief overview of services provided.
Additional Family Resources at
U.S. Army Families
ARFP Regional Points of Contact
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Military OneSource EFMP Resources, Options and Consultation (ROC) Slides
Join the ARFP Conversation!
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about the new Double Eagle App
The USARC Chaplain Directorate is taking this opportunity to re-introduce the Army Reserve (AR) Battle Buddy Application (APP) for the iPhone, iPad and Android Smartphones. The APP provides detailed intervention, awareness and prevention information concerning the Army’s Suicide Prevention Program and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program. This user friendly APP helps the AR Soldier be a better Battle Buddy by providing the tools and information needed to assist in suicide intervention and other situations before they reach crisis proportions. For instructions on how to download this app click here.
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Disaster Response Checklists:
Below is a list of resources to help you prepare for a disaster. Click to download a pdf.
72 Hour Kit
Car Emergency Kit
Disaster Resource Guides:
Illinois Disaster Resource Guide (Extreme Cold)
Ohio Disaster Resource Guide (Extreme Cold)
California Wildfires Resource Guide
Hurricane Michael Resource Guides by State