What I learned as an FRG Leader
family life, FRG, milspouse

What I Learned as an FRG Leader

The position of FRG Leader doesn’t come naturally to everyone.  It’s a tough job that takes thick skin and a genuine drive to do good for other military families.  When I first became the FRG Leader I did a ton of research on things I could do to benefit the unit.  I learned so much more about myself along the…

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After Deployment: The First Night in the Barracks

It’s finally here.  You’ve been waiting weeks, months or even a year for this night.  Your spouse/child/ significant other is finally coming home after deployment.  You’ve planned what their first meal will be, what you’re going to wear, how you’re going to decorate the house.  You’ve spent 2x your typical grocery budget making sure the house is stocked with all…

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FRG, military traditions, milspouse

Who’s Who in the Family Readiness Group?!

Now that you know what the Family Readiness Group is and how to join, I bet you’re wondering who does what within the organization! Advisors, Leaders, Key Callers, Treasurers, Newsletter Editors… the list of ways to help your FRG function is endless.  Like everything else in the military the terminology can be odd or confusing.  I’m going to break down what…

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FRG, military traditions, milspouse

How To Join the FRG

Now that you know what the FRG is, I bet you’re wondering how you join! Guess what?  If your spouse or non-married child is in the military….. YOU ARE IN THE FRG! It’s that simple.  Every unit in the military has an FRG, though some are more active than others. When your loved one signs into his/her unit, one of…

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FRG, military traditions, milspouse

Understanding, Participating, and ENJOYING the FRG

This week I’m starting a new blog series all about the Family Readiness Group (FRG). So What is the Family Readiness Group For those of you that are totally new to the Army or Navy (other branches have the same programs but they are called Key Spouse program in the Air Force, the Family Readiness program in the Marine Corps…

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FRG, milspouse

Do You Buy in to New Year’s Resolutions?

I never have.  But I think 2018 is going to be different.  I never do a New Year’s Resolution and you know what?  I also end up having a lot of regrets.  This year all those fleeting thoughts I have about things that I want to do are becoming New Year’s Resolutions. I can see where this is going to…

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