Family Readiness Group & Key Spouse Training

Contact

For FRG Training: +1(253)967-8430
For Key Spouse Training +1(253)982-2695

Army Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) and Air Force Key Spouses are command-sponsored programs to help build strong Families and bridge the gap between Families and units.
Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) for Army

What is a Family Readiness Group (FRG)?

  • Promotes commander’s vision throughout the unit’s mission

  • Solves problems at the lowest level

  • Assists Families in becoming knowledgeable and self-reliant

  • Provides official, accurate command information

  • Advocates efficient use of community resources

  • Reduces soldier and Family stress

  • Increases attention to the mission

What can I expect of my FRG?

  • Connect you to community information, volunteer opportunities and referral services.

  • Help your Family prepare for separation due to deployment or extended field exercises.

  • To meet people who have a common bond and make new friends and to be with others who understand the Army lifestyle.

  • Provide a peer-to-peer support system on handling military life experiences.

  • Serve as a vital link in exchanging information between unit leadership and Families.

How can I contact my FRG?

  • Ask your spouse or someone in your spouse’s unit.
  • Contact the Unit.
  • Locate the unit’s (Brigade/Battalion) Facebook page and request the FRG contact information for your unit.
  • Ensure that your unit FRG roster contains your current mailing address and telephone number.
FRG Training & Volunteer Information

Interested in Becoming an FRG Volunteer?

FRGs are always looking for great volunteers to fill positions.  Ask the Commander, First Sergeant or FRG leader where you can help. It’s as simple as that!

FRG Training & Information

JBLM Directorate of Personnel & Family Readiness/Armed Forces Community Service (AFCS) offers the following FRG training:

  • FRG Leadership Training
  • FRG Leadership Training for the Comman Team
  • Family Readiness Liaison (FRL) Training
  • FRG Key Caller Training
  • FRG Funds Custodian Training
  • FRG Leader Forums

Upcoming FRG Training

Register for Class!

AR 608-1, APPENDIX J, FRG OPERATIONS

For more information, please call 253-967-8430/3397 or e-mail JBLM FRG Training Information (Mob/Dep)

FRG Informal Fund & Fundraising

FRG Fundraising Q&A
Fundraising Brief (Video)

Key Spouses for Air Force

What is a Key Spouse?

  • Key Spouses are volunteer military spouses from within your unit who are trained and appointed by the unit commander.
  • They perform a vital communication role between unit leadership and its Families. 
  • Key Spouses provide support to the Families of military members during times of need. 
  • Key Spouses assist Families in finding available base & community resources to utilize.
  • Every Air Force unit on JBLM has at least one Key Spouse.

What can I expect of my Key Spouse?

  • Listen when you need to talk.
  • Be non-judgmental.
  • Connect you to community information, volunteer opportunities and referral services.
  • Help your Family prepare for separation due to deployment.
  • Provide a Peer-to-Peer support system on handling military life experiences. They know what it’s like. They’ve been there.
  • Serve as a vital link in exchanging information between unit leadership an your Families.

How can I contact my Key Spouse?

  • Contact your unit First Sergeant or call (253) 982-2695. 
Key Spouse Training & Volunteer Information

Interested in Becoming a Key Spouse?

See your unit First Sergeant or Commander.  Or call (253) 982-2695.

Key Spouse Training & Information

For Key Spouse training information, please contact your Key Spouse, your unit First Sergeant or call (253) 982-2695.

JBLM Key Spouse Brochure

Upcoming Key Spouse Training