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Family Readiness is a LIFESTYLE for Soldiers and their Families. Being "Family Ready" means that you are

proactive, instead of reactive to the challenges of military life. It ensures that you are prepared for whatever comes your way...

 * Relocation Challenges (moving overseas, Army moves, moving related stress...)

 * Natural disasters (hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes...)

 * Separation Challenges (Temporary duty assignment (TDY), deployment, training exercise...)

 * Family Challenges (parenting, well-being - both physical and mental, being prepared for the unexpected ...)


At Fort Leonard Wood, our goal is to assist our Soldiers and their Families everyday by equipping, educating, and

empowering them with the tools to be "Ready".





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Family Readiness Program Tools


AR 608-1 Appendix J

FRG Leader Handbook

DoDD 5500-7 Joint Ethics Regulation

Volunteer (VMIS) Registration Guide

VMIS Login

Program Assessment Checklist

Army Social Media Guide v.3

Army virtual FRG (vFRG)

Fundraising Request Form (Fort Leonard Wood)

Informal Fund Guide (Fort Leonard Wood)

FRG Administrative Support Link (AKO access required)

Food Handler's Card Information


*** Online Training ***

AFTB Training

FRG Leader Training

Rear Detachment Commander Training

VMIS Training

Are you moving to Fort Leonard Wood?


Front of MANSCEN Building


Welcome to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MANSCEN) and Fort Leonard Wood. Our installation is home to the U.S. Chemical, Engineer and Military Police Regiments. All chemical, engineer, military police and transportation Soldiers, as well as Sailors, Air men, Marines and international students from allied nations receive training here.

Newcomer Family Page

Fort Leonard Wood Newcomer Page

Request a Welcome Packet

Request a Sponsor


Do you have a Soldier training here?


Female Drill Sergeant with trainees in formation


Fort Leonard Wood trains 80,000 Soldiers each year in Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training and One Station Unit Training. We hope you are able to visit for graduation activities. Our community is happy to take care of your needs.

Families of Soldiers in Training Page

Get Connected to your Soldier's Unit

Graduation Information




Experiencing a (re)deployment or separation


Virtual Hug from Soldier to wife via VTC


Throughout the different stages of deployment a wide range of emotions are experienced, but did you know that most of these are normal?  Experts have created classes, programs, and other resources to help you understand and cope with those emotions.  This information is available to you through your Family Readiness Group, Community Service Center and even on-line.  They key to surviving, and even thriving during a deployment is education through Family Readiness.

Deployment Page


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Last updated: 10/04/12