- Soldier Readiness Events & Programs
Deployment Buddies Program:
A youth-to-youth mentor program that pairs older students with younger students to mentor and share experiences on how to deal with deployments. Criteria for students to mentor includes; they must have a parent who is deployed, will deploy within 3-6 months or recently returned from deployment. Youth will meet monthly and participate in a wide variety of activities. Operation Military Kids (OMK) program materials designed to assist youth cope with deployment will be used. Freedom Park Elementary School is the pilot location. Interested parents should notify teachers of the Soldier’s absence and request student participation in the program.
Master Resiliency Training (MRT):
Family members play a significant role in a Soldier’s life by supporting their resilience and well-being. Family members now have the opportunity to participate in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program by taking the Revised Family Global Assessment Tool (GAT) and self-development modules. The GAT is available to family members registered in DEERS. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All spouses are encouraged to take the GAT. Logon from any computer with internet connection at http://csf2.army.mil.
Deployment Cycle Support (DCS) is a comprehensive process that ensures Soldiers, DA Civilians and their Families are better prepared and sustained throughout deployments. It provides a means to identify Soldiers, DA Civilians and their Families who may need assistance with the challenges inherent to extended deployments. The goal of the DCS process is to facilitate their well-being throughout the deployment. During the mobilization stage, DCS tasks consists of administrative actions, briefings, training, counseling and medical evaluations the same for redeployment stage.
Mobilization, Deployment and Support Stability Operations (MDSSO) program provides support at Installation/unit level Soldier Readiness Process (SRP) briefings and validate Soldiers' readiness through Mission Analysis Readiness Resource Synchronization (MARRS). MARRS combines Army operational authoritative information and tasks associated with unit readiness and individual Soldier’s readiness - the right Soldier, at the right place, at the right time. This automated integration enables real-time and historical analysis to align the operational requirements to the most ready units and identify qualified and available personnel that are truly the best fit for each specific mission and training requirement.