Readiness & Deployment Support educates and prepares military members and their families to cope with the challenges of all types of deployments and family separations including the Command team members and Deployment Readiness Coordinator who will guide families and Marines through deployments.

Topics discussed in the Pre-Deployments trainings include resources available to Marines and families, legal planning, single parents, Combat Operational Stress Continuum, personal preparation and preparing loved ones.

Pre-Deployment for Marines & Families

This training highlights key areas of personal and family preparation of single Marines, married Marines, and their respective families; either activity duty or reservists in preparation for deployment. Suggestions for preparation of important documents, emergency communication, and sources of assistance are also provided.

Pre-Deployment for Parents & Kids

This training uses an optional guest speaker, puppet show, and activities for children age 5 and older to prepare for the upcoming deployment. The adult component highlights ways that parents can support their children during a deployment and to recognize common reactions children may exhibit due to deployment.

Topics discussed in the Mid-Deployment workshops provide information on how to thrive during a deployment, promoting self care, and helping children cope with deployments.

Deployment Success

This workshop is designed to promote deployment success for the spouse or significant other at home during a deployment. It includes suggestions for fun things to do, goal setting and resources. This is a great opportunity to assess your deployment success thus far!

Kids & Development

This workshop is designed to promote deployment success for kids, including reactions to deployment, ways parents can help, and resources available.

Self Care

This workshop is designed to promote deployment self-care for the spouse or significant other at home during deployment. It includes information about stress management, staying connected with your Marine, dealing with emotional ups and downs, and resources available.

Topics discussed in the Return and Reunion workshops provide information on what to expect on the “Big Day”, helping you deal with changes that may have occurred while your Marine was deployed, and ideas on how parents can best support their children during the reintegration process.

Return and Reunion for Spouses and Significant Others

This workshop provides ideas on how to reintegrate with your Marine, what to expect on the “Big Day” when he/she returns, and helping you with changes that may have occurred during the deployment.

Return and Reunion for Parents and Kids

This workshop provides age-appropriate activities for children age 5 and older to prepare for the upcoming return, reunion, and reintegration with their Marine parent. The adult component combines ways parents can support their child during return, reunion, and reintegration.

Return and Reunion for Parents and Extended Family

This workshop answers questions about what to expect at homecoming, provides suggestions on celebrating homecoming with your Marine, and addressing any concerns you may have regarding your Marine.

Topics discussed in the Post-Deployment workshop includes ideas on how to renegotiate responsibilities now that your Marine has returned, communication strategies, understanding each other’s need for personal space and time, and resources available to help in the reintegration process.

Reintegration: Strong Marine Couples

This workshop provides a fun forum for couples to assess their recent deployment experience in an effort to further strengthen their relationship. This training addresses the effect of reintegration on a relationship, assessing the level of relationship satisfaction, and provides communication tools and resources for couples to use to strengthen their relationship.


Contact Information

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Building 445
Camp Foster,

Phone: 098-970-3689

DSN: 645-3151 or 645-1575

OCONUS Base Phone: 81-98-970-3689


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Closed Federal Holidays
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