The 14th MP Brigade has the important mission to train and provide combat ready, disciplined, motivated, physically fit and technically competent Warrior Police Soldiers and leaders to combatant commanders inculcated with the Army values and Warrior Ethos; capable of immediately contributing to their next unit's mission, and able to survive in any environment. When you support your spouse, you help accomplish this very important mission.
We value our Families a great deal and understand the daily sacrifices that you make as a military Family. We want your time here to be enjoyable and rewarding.
Get acquainted with your new Unit Family and Community.
No matter how much you just want to curl up and hide away from the world, especially when you are new, and most likely, tired from moving your Family from clear across the country or world... it is important to get to know your surroundings and let others get to know you. Once you are ready other Unit Families can help you get to know the area and even introduce you to things that you may not have found on your own. How many times have you said "I wish I had known that when I first got here?"
You can start now by connecting on Facebook:
Learn what it means to be in a Training Unit.
You'll find that your experiences in a training Unit will be very different than what you might be used to. Learn what you can by watching the video above or downloading the IET Cadre Spouse Handbook. ACS also offers classes for Drill Sergeant / AIT Platoon Sergeant Spouses. Be sure to call them at 573-596-0212 and find out when the next class will be held.
Get to know your Soldier's Job and take "ownership" of the Unit Mission
You can "own" the mission by participating in spouse panels, informal Facebook support, taking part in Installation programs and activities, bring the kids to work day, MP "Jane Wayne" spouse days... If you can "own" the mission, it becomes easier to tolerate the conditions of your Soldier's assignment.
The ultimate goal of Family Readiness is for families to become empowered to solve their own problems and be able to thrive in a military lifestyle. Take advantage of the many programs that ACS has to offer and take part in the Unit's Strongbonds retreats. Volunteer in the community or participate in youth programs.