provides professional and timely support to active duty, Reserve and Guard Soldiers and their Family members through individual consultations, workshops, briefings and services developed to enhance mission preparedness and self-reliance throughout the deployment cycle. The Command and/or Family Readiness Group (FRG) may call upon us to tailor a briefing specific to their needs.
Additionally, all Soldiers processing through the JBLM Soldier Readiness Center (SRC) are briefed by a MOB/DEP Specialist on support services available to them and their Families. ACS maintains a site in the SRC where required Family Care Plans (FCP) are reviewed. Soldiers who require a FCP by AR 600-20 must have a completed FCP packet when they process through the ACS site.
You can reach the staff of the MOB/DEP program at:
MOB/DEP Specialists also go “On the Road” 24/7 to units to assist in preparing Soldiers and Families throughout the deployment cycle. Briefings include but are not limited to:
MOB/DEP Ongoing Workshops
Free child care is available for all workshops. Children must be registered with CYSS and you must contact Clarkmoor Hourly Care Center at 253-966-2491 to reserve a slot.
Click on a workshop for more information:
FRG training is conducted at the Family Resource Center (253-967-2324). The following classes are offered throughout the year:
Family Care Plans:
Family Care Plan – Required by AR 600-20: Dual military with children; Single Soldier with children; EFMP concerns, etc.
Family Care Plan – Non-Required: A non-required Family Care Plan is for the use of a Soldier married to a civilian and who has children. We suggest all families discuss initiating a Family Care Plan in the event of a deployment, non-command sponsored tour, or extended TDYs. It is best to have a plan in place for the care of your children should a traumatic event take place when the Soldier is away, i.e. hospitalization of spouse. Who will legally take care of your children until the Soldier returns or the spouse is capable of caring for the children? The notarized documents would go to the proposed guardian, a copy would be kept by the spouse in a place that is easy to find and a copy may be given to the Command or Rear Detachment Command.
Personal Care Plan for Single Soldiers
Single Soldier Checklist
Emergency Contact and Information Sheet
Children and Deployment Resources:
Books for the Military Child
Children and Deployment OPREADY Handbook
Preschool Activity Book
My Goodbye Book ages 3 to 5
School Age Activity Book
Goodbyes are Hard ages 6 to 8
I Can Do That ages 9 to 12
Deployment Related Items:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Deployment Cycle Readiness: Soldier’s and Family Member’s Handbook