Family Readiness
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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

The Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is a unit centric program, guided
by the Family Readiness Command Team that reinforces the relationship between the unit and
the services relevant to the unit, the unit members, and their families. The primary goal of
UPFRP is to empower Marines and family members, providing them the opportunities to not just
survive but to thrive while taking on the challenges of the military lifestyle. The program is
supported by Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRC) who implement the Commander's
family readiness vision, manage the tenets of the UPFRP, and assist unit Marines, Sailors, and
families in order to maintain a constant state of family readiness.

Marines, spouses, extended family members, and any other contacts authorized
by the Marines are supported by the UPFRP. 
Communication: Regular communication with the Marines and families is the
cornerstone of UPFRP. The DRC provides the link for two-way communication
between the Commander and the families, using a variety of mediums, such
as Marine Online, email, newsletters, toll-free numbers, and/or social media
sites. Marine Online is the primary web-based tool for disseminating unit
Readiness and Resource Referral: The UPFRP provides assistance to address
issues with the potential to impact the Marines, families, and the unit. The DRC is
a readiness, resource, and referral expert, continuously researching and
identifying trainings, resources, and services to meet every need.
Deployment Support: The UPFRP supports a multitude of training opportunities
to assist Marines and their family members with deployments, separations, and
life skills. From pre-deployment briefs to interpersonal communication, to
transition assistance, each is designed to empower the participants with skill
development and independence.
Volunteer Opportunities: The UPFRP provides opportunities for volunteer
growth and development which creates stronger unit cohesion. UPFRP
volunteers assist with mentoring others spouses/family members, identifying
challenges to be addressed by the Command, and assisting with unit events.
UPFRP volunteers also have the potential to grow and develop new skill sets
through their volunteer services.



What is the Family Readiness Program?

The Unit Family Readiness Program provides support to the individual Service Member and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events.  This support is provided through proactive outreach and intervention using Official Communication, Information and Referral and Readiness and deployment Support.  This support is extend to the entire family unit and includes children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.

Who can participate?

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. This can include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, fiancés, children and more. If you are interested, we'd love to have you.

How can I help?

Family Readiness Advisor:   These individuals work with the Family Readiness Command Team to provide feedback and suggestions.  A Family Readiness Advisor embodies the commander's goals and intents and helps assure that all unit members have a "voice".

Family Readiness Assistant:  These individuals work closely in support of the Family Readiness Command Team and the Family Readiness Officer by helping to execute the commander's intent with regard to the Unit Family Readiness Program.  They work closely in support of Service Members and their families and provide resources and referrals when necessary.

Morale Support Volunteers:   Individuals who volunteer to participate in specific events. These volunteers assist with the planning, coordination and execution of the event.

Our Family Readiness Program would not thrive without the help and support of our fantastic volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer with the Family Readiness Program, no matter how small the commitment, please contact one of your unit FROs.

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit