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805C-PAD-1245 (SL1) - Support Unit and Family Readiness Through the Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Program

Standards: Your family was prepared for your separation during deployments and aware of unit and installation programs that could provide assistance.

Conditions: You are a soldier in the U. S. Army.  You have access to AR 27‑3, AR 600-20; AR 608-1, AR 608-18; AR 608-99, DA Pam 360-525; DA Pam 608-47; DA Cir 608-95, DA Form 5304-R, Family Care Counseling Checklist; DA Form 5305-R, Family Care Plan; and DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data.  As an individual or member of a unit, you may deploy on short notice for an indefinite time to support Army missions worldwide.

Standards: Your family was prepared for your separation during deployments and aware of unit and installation programs that could provide assistance.

 

Performance Steps

1.   Prepare your family to take care of day-to-day business and challenges they may face during your separation.

a. Take positive and proactive steps to prepare your family for your possible separation.

(1)  Enroll your spouse in the local installation Army Family Team Building Course.

(2)  Develop a family readiness checklist.

b. Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands and has access to current personal records.

(1)  Maintain a current DA Form 5304-R.

(2)  Maintain a current DD Form 93.

(3)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to a valid special power of attorney.

(4)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to a valid general power of attorney.

(5)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to current family member ID cards and ID tags.

(6)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to valid passports (when appropriate).

(7)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to copies of all social security cards and records.

(8)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to a copy of other records, documents and papers (household goods or property inventory papers).

(9)  Complete all pending administrative actions.

(10) Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is well versed on all of your personal affairs.

c. Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to medical and dental records and understands medical requirements.

(1)  Ensure your family members are enrolled in TRICARE and that your spouse or designated guardian understands how to access medical care.

(2)  Ensure your family members are enrolled in the Army's dental plan and that your spouse or designated guardian understands how to access dental care.

(3)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to current family member immunization records.

(4)  Ensure family members with special needs are enrolled in the Exceptional Family Members Program (EFMP).

(5)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is well versed on all medical requirements.

d. Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to and understands current legal affairs and business plans.

(1)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian  has access to and understands family member birth certificates.

(2)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to your current marriage certificate.

(3)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to any divorce papers.

(4)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to current life insurance policies and medical policies.

(5)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to current and valid real estate documents:  deeds, titles, mortgages, tax receipts, insurance policies, and leases.

(6)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to automobile titles, registrations, insurance policies, liens, and payment books.

(7)  Ensure your spouse or legal guardian has a valid driver's license or arrangements have been made for transportation of a spouse who does not drive or own an automobile.

(8)  Ensure your spouse, designated guardian, business associates, or partners are aware of your role in the military and the possibility of being mobilized.

(9)  Consult with your private attorney regarding how your business affairs should be handled during your absence.

(10) Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is well versed on all of your legal and business affairs

e. Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to and understands current financial affairs.

(1)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands the Army pay system and can read and understand your leave and earning statement (LES).

(2)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands your benefits, entitlements, and compensations.

(3)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is well versed on survivor benefits and assistance.

(4)  Ensure your spouse has proper authorization to write checks and access your bank account(s).

(5)  Ensure any allotments to provide support to family members have been initiated and are adequate to provide support.

(6)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian has access to all federal and state income tax, real estate, and personal property tax records.

(7)  Inform your spouse or designated guardian of any stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

(8)  Inform your spouse or designated guardian of any outstanding legal debts or contracts such as credit cards, installment contracts, mortgages, leases, and bills of sale.

2.   Ensure your spouse is aware of unit and installation programs that can provide assistance during separation.

a. Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is knowledgeable of all the unit programs available to provide assistance in your absence.

(1)  Attend, with your spouse or designated guardian when possible, unit pre-deployment briefings.

(2)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is knowledgeable of the unit rear detachment command.

(a)   Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands the duties and responsibilities of the unit rear detachment.

(b)   Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands how to contact the unit rear detachment officer/NCO.

(3)  Ensure your spouse or designated guardian is knowledgeable of the unit family support group and participates in its activities when possible.

(a)   Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands the role of the family support group in providing support to family members during unit deployments.

(b)   Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands the relationships among the family support group, unit rear detachment, and installation support activities.

(c)   Ensure your spouse or designated guardian understands how to contact the family support group coordinator for your unit.

(d)   Encourage your spouse to participate in family support group activities both prior to deployment and after deployment.

b. Ensure your spouse or designated guardian knows how to obtain assistance from installation activities and programs (or community activities and programs for Reserve Component soldiers) available to provide assistance in your absence.

(1)  Financial counseling:  Army Community Service (ACS), local legal aid center, or other local programs.

(2)  Marital counseling:  Chaplain/pastor or community mental health service.

(3)  Drug or alcohol abuse:  Community Counseling Center (CCC), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program (ADAPCP), Alcoholics Anonymous, or other local programs.

(4)  Mental health:  Community mental health service, hospital, local Public Health Service, or local professional counselors.

(5)  Spiritual guidance:  Installation chapel or local church.

(6)  Death and illness notification:  Red Cross.

(7)  Stress management:  ACS, or other local programs.

(8)  Family abuse:  ACS, community mental health service, hospital, chaplain, local department of social services or other local programs.

(9)  Legal Assistance:  Army Emergency Relief (AER), ACS loan closet/food locker, Salvation Army, or other local programs.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Evaluate soldier on his knowledge of support activities available for family members during separations or emergencies and actions that he should accomplish prior to a separation or emergency to ensure family readiness.  Give the soldier a scenario that directs his deployment and will provide information necessary to have soldier identify support activities and actions that he should take to ensure family readiness.  Have paper, pencil, and installation telephone book available.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier that he will be evaluated on his ability to identify support activities and personal actions that should be completed prior to deployments to ensure his family is prepared for separation or emergencies.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Prepared his family to take care of day-to-day business and challenges they may face during a separation.

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a. Took positive and proactive steps to prepare his family for separation.

 

 

(1)  Enrolled spouse in the local installation Army Family Team Building Course.

 

 

(2)  Developed a family readiness checklist.

 

 

b. Ensured his spouse or designated guardian had access to and understood current personal records.

 

 

(1) Maintained a current family care plan (when appropriate).

 

 

(2)  Ensured his spouse or designated guardian had access to valid general and/or special powers of attorney.

 

 

c. Ensured his spouse or designated guardian had access to medical and dental records and understood medical requirements.

 

 

d. Ensured his spouse or designated guardian had access to and understood current legal affairs and business plans.

 

 

e. Ensured his spouse or designated guardian had access to and understood current financial affairs.

 

 

(1)  Ensured his spouse or designated guardian was well versed on survivor benefits and assistance.

 

 

(2)  Ensured his spouse had proper authorization to write checks and access bank account(s).

 

 

(3)  Ensured any allotments to provide support to family members were initiated and adequate to provide support.

 

 

2.   Ensured his family was aware of unit and installation programs that can provide assistance during separations.

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a. Ensured his spouse or designated guardian was knowledgeable of the unit programs available to provide assistance in his absence.

 

 

(1)  Attended, with his spouse or designated guardian, when possible, unit pre-deployment briefings.

 

 

(2)  Ensured his spouse or designated guardian was knowledgeable of the Unit Rear Detachment Command.

 

 

(3)  Ensured his spouse or designated guardian was knowledgeable of the unit family support group and that they participate in its activities when possible.

 

 

b. Ensured his spouse or designated guardian knew how to obtain assistance from installation activities and programs (or community activities and programs for Reserve Component soldiers) to provide assistance in his absence.

 

 

Evaluation Guidance: Score the soldier GO on performance measures passed.  Score the soldier NO GO on any performance measure not completed or identified.  The soldier must receive a GO on all the performance measures to receive a GO on this task.  If the soldier receives a NO GO, show him the performance measures he missed.

 

Required

Related

DA Form 5304-R

AR 27-3

DA Form 5305-R

AR 600-20

 

AR 600-8-1

 

AR 608-18

 

AR 608-99

 

Users Guide-AFTB