NEWS | Jan. 1, 2020

Soldier and Family Readiness

By Laci Warby Soldier and Family Readiness Team

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!  The New Year tends to lead folks to think about new beginnings and changes in life.  The Military Community and Family Services Office is no different.  The New Year brings with it new beginnings in the MCFS Office.  What are these new beginnings?  The merge of the Family Readiness and Family Assistance teams to form the Soldier and Family Readiness Team. 

Here are the basics of the new program:
    •   Family Assistance Services will still be offered 
    •   The Soldier and Family Readiness Team will work with the 
          Soldiers and Family Readiness Group to promote the 
          commander’s Family Readiness Program 
    •   Training for all those interested in joining the SFRG will be held 
              regionally throughout the state 
    •   The Family Assistance Center will become a true one-stop shop for 
          all Soldier and Family Service needs

    This change is an exciting opportunity to expand the capability of the Soldier and Family Readiness Team to provide educational opportunities, activities, assistance, and much more to the families of the Utah National Guard.  We are excited to announce Family Assistance Centers in the following locations:

  •     Blanding
  •     Bluffdale / Camp Williams (Two Family Assistance Centers)
  •     Cedar City
  •     Draper
  •     Logan / Ogden 
  •     Price 
  •     Richfield 
  •     Salt Lake City / Air Guard Base
  •     Spanish Fork
  •     St. George 
  •     Vernal
  •     West Jordan

    Our goal for 2020 is to expand the reach of the SFR Team to ensure all Soldiers and families in the Utah National Guard know the resources available to them, can access educational opportunities in their area, and know who to turn to for any question, concern, or struggle. 

FACs services include:  

  • TRICARE/TRICARE dental assistance  
  • Financial assistance/counseling
  • Legal and pay issues
  • ID-card referral
  • Emergency-assistance coordination
  • Counseling support/referral
  • Community support
  • Family/household emergencies
  • Family Care Plan information
  • Family communication
  • Defense Enrollment and Eligibility System information.

We are here to serve you!