The MFR program provides all mobilizing, activating, and deploying Service members and their families with services and support during all phases of deployment.
Interpretation This standard applies to all federal mobilizations, activations, or deployments of a qualifying length as set forth in applicable policy, including those happening as a unit or as an individual augmentee.
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MFR staff responsible for providing deployment assistance services are aware of the potential circumstances surrounding deployment, and tailor materials and service delivery methods to meet identified needs.
Activated Reservists may experience deployment differently than active duty military due to their geographic isolation; limited relationship with other Service members, military families, and installation-based supports and services; and the transition from reserve status to active duty. Surveys of Reserve Component families find that they would appreciate earlier and more frequent pre-deployment briefings to assist with the adjustment as well as more detailed information on available military and civilian resources.
The MFR program initiates deployment assistance services promptly so that customers have adequate time to participate and respond to the information that they receive.
There is ongoing outreach, communication, activities, and events with deploying and deployed units, Service members, and the families of deployed individuals throughout all phases of deployment.
Research has found isolation to be a key factor in poor adjustment to the separation.
Upon request by commanders or customers, the MFR program supports customers in understanding the family care plan by providing information and assistance.