Family Readiness Group & Key Spouse Training
- 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 Command Team
- Family Readiness Liaison (FRL) Training
- FRG Key Caller Training
- FRG Funds Custodian Training
- FRG Leader Forums
Download: Schedule of upcoming FRG Training
Download: AR 608-1, APPENDIX J, FRG OPERATIONS
- FRG Informal Fund & Fundraising
- 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 +1 (253) 982-2695.
- Key Spouse Training & Volunteer Information
Interested in Becoming a Key Spouse?
See your unit First Sergeant or Commander or call +1 (253) 982-2695.
Key Spouse Training & Information
For Key Spouse training information, please contact your Key Spouse, your unit First Sergeant or call +1 (253) 982-2695.