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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.

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.

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

 

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