- Soldier Readiness Events & Programs
ACS Holiday Workshop for Spouses and Families of deployed personnel:
The aim of the workshop is to assist family members of deployed personnel identify emotional triggers that lead to depression, learn coping strategies, provide information on available resources, and have fun in the process. This workshop also addresses needs/concerns of youth of deployed personnel in dealing with separation anxiety.
Spouse Boot Camp:
This event provides information on programs and services available to the spouses of Service Members who are in the deployment cycle. It is designed to promote team building and camaraderie between spouses, enhance relationships with significant others, improve lifestyle behaviors, and increase resilience.
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 the Deployment and Reconstitution Tracking Software (DARTS) system utilizing the DA Form 7631 (DCS Checklist). DARTS provides a standardized means to administer individual readiness posture and validate military and nonmilitary personnel for deployment and redeployment according to Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-101 Personnel Processing (In-, Out-, Soldier Readiness and Deployment Cycle). For more information, visit darts.forscom.army.mil.