Mobilization and Deployment Program

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MOB/DEPprovides 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. AFCS 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. 

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You can reach the staff of the MOB/DEP program at:

MOB/DEP Specialists: 253-967-8430/3397
MOB/DEP SRC Specialist:  253-966-3679

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:

  1. Predeployment readiness
  2. Rear Detachment Commanders training and assistance
  3. Family Care Plans, required and nonrequired
  4. Care Team Training
  5. Care Team – The Commander’s Role
  6. Coping with Deployment Stress
  7. Children and Deployment

FRG Training is also managed by MOB/DEP. Visit the FRG website for training information.

MOB/DEP Ongoing Workshops 

Free child care may be available for one-on-one sessions and some of our evening workshops. Please address this, when you call to make a reservation for a class. Children must be registered with CYSS and you must contact Clarkmoor Hourly Care Center at 253-966-2491 to reserve a slot. If you are interested in a one-on-one class/workshop, please call one of the Mob/Dep Specialists to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Mob/Dep Classes/Workshops

Children and Deployment
Care Team Training
Care Team – The Commander’s Role
Reunion Workshop
Emotional Cycle of Deployments
Pre-deployment Resiliency for Couples/Spouses
Post-deployment Resiliency for Couples/Spouses

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OPREADY Materials:

Deployment Cycle Readiness: 
Soldier’s and Family Member’s Handbook
Children's Deployment Book
Deployment Support Handbook: Children and Youth

Deployment Dolls:  

Operation Give a Hug has generously provided free deployment dolls for children of deploying / deployed Soldiers.  Check with your unit's Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) to obtain one or please stop by the AFCS Waller Hall, 2140 Liggett Ave

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Family Care Plans:

Family Care Plan – Required by AR 600-20 Chapter 5:  Dual military with children; Single Soldier with children; EFMP concerns, etc.

Family Contingency Plan – 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. 

Additional Resources:

Personal Care Plan for Single Soldiers
Deployment Checklists/Forms:
Married Checklist
Single Soldier Checklist
Red Cross FAQ
Children and Deployment Resources:
Books for the Military Child
Children and Deployment OPREADY Handbook
Preschool Activity Book
School Age Activity Book
Deployment Related Links:
After Deployment
National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Air Force Wounder Warrior
US Department of Veterans Affairs (Returning Service Members)
Defense Centers of Excellence (For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury)


AFCS Services Locations &
Hours of Operation


Family Resiliency Training for Military Families. Please visit

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