Army FRG (Family Readiness Group)
Since no one else has opened up this forum I will start it out by stating " If you are an Army Spouse, Army Family Member you should become a member of your Spouses Unit FRG".
The FRG is a key to your loved ones "Piece of Mind" in any even that they are away from home.
If you have watched "The Unit" or "Army Wives" on TV than you can get a picture of what they do. Do remember though that they are just TV shows and to make it interesting they throw in some unrealistic non-sense.
By virtue of my Rank and Role in my previous units my wife was thrown into the FRG Leadership Possition while I was stationed on Fort Drum. She received the Annual FRG Leadership Award (personal award) from the Commanding General Gen Bell, scholarship money and the Unit FRG Leadership Award for turning around the Units FRG Program, and she had a 100% participation for my unit.
She also had opportunities to travel for the unit to places that normal soldiers and wives would not dream of going to. She received travel pay, lodging and accomidations. BTW- I was able to travel with her for these functions and got to meet Army, DOD and Civilian "Key Leaders" that I would have never met in my career.
There is a website below that any Spouse reading these forums should be aware of and join.
Also remember every Army Post, Base, Army Reserve and Army National Guard has an FRG Program. Please get out and support the FRG, attend the monthly-semi monthly meetings. Dont get upset when they call you to update the alert roster. Bake cookies or do what you can to support the units FRG Fund Raising Events, this lets your unit have its annual Summer Party, Christmas Party, Birthday Ball ect.
It would be nice to see some family members take intrest and post here. If you would like suguestions or need asistance in finding your FRG myself and some other members here can help.
SFC USA Retired
Former USA/ USAR "Ring" Recruiter
AD USMC 1981-1993
AD Army 1996-2008
Just ask me for assistance in your quest to join the Army.
In Memory of my FALLEN Comrades;
MGYSGT Wilfred Cordice
LTCOL Leon James III I.E.D.
MSG Thomas Tulia I.E.D.
SFC Carl Benson I.E.D.
SFC Casey Howe I.E.D.
10-06-2009 03:13 PM