Agenda
•Battalion Commander
–Mission Overview
•CSM Briefing
•Rear Detachment Commander
•Soldier and Family Support Center
Capabilities
First thing that is
Important…
•You are not alone
•Your Feelings are normal-good
and bad
•Talk to your spouse before they
deploy
•It takes strength and courage to
ask for help
Battalion Commander
LTC Moore
Operational Security
Please remember that this briefing is FOUO
( for official use only).
This Brief is for your use; it is not intended
for general public knowledge, but it is what
you need to know and have the right to
know.
Official Word
Keep in mind that the Rear
Detachment and your FRG Leader are
the “Official Word”. Don’t buy into
rumors and don’t believe it unless it
comes from the Rear Detachment,
your FRG leader or an Official Army
Agency and don’t spread it.
Our Mission
Work ourselves out of a job!
HHC BCT
- Facilitate Command and Control of the BCT and partner with the
Provincial Leaders and the Iraqi Army Division
4-1 BSTB
- Provide Critical Enabler Support to the Brigade
- Control maneuver space, serve as a land owning battalion
- Advise and assist the Tikrit Qada (IP (at different levels)), government, econ, etc.)
- Advise and assist the Iraqi Army and subordinate battalions
- Facilitate governance, economic and security capabilities for Tikrit
-ENDSTATE
-Effective Rule of Law and Self-Governance emerging
-Foundation for economic and social growth built and growing
-Insurgents in the TIKRIT Qada are defeated or not effective
-Population has growing trust and confidence in Iraqi security and
-governance institutions
Our Mission
• Advise and Assist the Iraqi Army that is responsible for providing security
for the Tikrit area of operations.
• Advise and Assist the Iraqi Police forces in the Tikrit Area of Operations
• Establish a small liaison force at the Joint Coordination Center in Tikrit,
Iraq (Birthday Palace).
• Provide communication support to the BDE.
• Conduct unmanned aerial reconnaissance at the BDE and BN level.
• Provide SIGINT and HUMINT for the BDE
• Meet regularly with local leaders to discuss security concerns, quality of
life, infrastructure, and other issues.
• Meet with local citizens to determine their infrastructure needs to help
determine what projects to fund or request.
• Work with the local government to fund projects in the Tikrit Area of
Operations.
Last Goodbye Point
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-KUWAITI AIRPORT
-CAMP BUEHRING
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Mandatory Training
Mandatory Training at Camp Buehring
ANTI-FRATRICIDE
C-IED LEVEL I AWARENESS
TEST FIRE / CONFIRM ZERO
CREW FAMILIARIZATION
HMMWV EGRESS
AVIATION ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING
MRAP EGRESS
MRAP OPNET / MAINTAINER NET
Other Mandatory Training
Iron Claw Academy
EOKA refresher training
SIGINT Training
UAV Training
Raven Training
PPO, Pay Agent, FOO Training
Map of Province
MAP OF FOB
REST AND RELAXATION LEAVE
(R & R LEAVE)
•ALL R & R LEAVE WILL BE HANDLED, SCHEDULED AND
APPROVED BY THE FORWARD COMMANDERS
•THIS IS CHARGEABLE LEAVE
•SOLDIERS WILL HAVE TWO (2) WEEKS ONCE THEY
LAND IN THEIR FIRST CONUS LOCATION
•SOLDIERS CAN GO TO OCONUS LOCATIONS AS WELL
•LEAVE USUALLY OCCURS BETWEEN THE 3RD AND 9TH
MONTH OF DEPLOYMENT
Calendar for next 3 months
Keys to Success
1. This is a SCHEDULED
DEPLOYMENT with a real mission
2. Don’t listen to, believe, or spread
rumors
3. Actively participate in the Family
Readiness Group
4. Sign up for the Virtual FRG
Two Ways to stay in Touch
Virtual FRG
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Battalion CSM
Soldier Preparations
There are several key tasks all soldiers must complete before Deployment
ALL SOLDIERS!
•MAKE PROVISIONS FOR FAMILY MEMBER TO PAY BILLS
•ENSURE FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY!
–One for Housing, One for the Bank…determine what each agency
needs and use JAG to help you execute this
– Talk to your bank, and any other financial institutions and see if they
need a special POA!
•ENSURE NEXT OF KIN ROSTER IS 100% ACCURATE WITHIN YOUR
Company
• Last Will and Testament are Finalized and Family Members Know the
location of them.
Soldier/Family Preparation
Married Soldiers
•MAKE
PROVISIONS FOR FAMILY MEMBER TO PAY BILLS
•IDENTIFY
FAMILY MEMBERS WHO NEED LANGUAGE
ASSISTANCE
•IDENTIFY
FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DO NOT DRIVE
•ENSURE
SPOUSE HAS A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY!
–One for Housing, One for the Bank…determine what each
agency needs and use JAG to help you execute this
•Have
Spouse / Family fill out Family SRP Sheet (Comfort
Person, etc.)
Family Readiness prior to
Deployment
Prior to Deployment
Do you know where the important papers are?
-Wills
-Emergency Data
-Powers of Attorney
-Tax Records
-Employment History
-SGLI
-Medical Records
-Banking Info
-Important Phone Numbers
-Vehicle Maintenance Records
Do you have an extra set of keys to your Home and Car?
Do you know how to pay the bills and when they are due?
- Review your budget and spending habits.
Is your vehicle in good working order and registered (on/off post)?
Is your ID Card current (yours/children (if applicable))?
If you have Weapons, are they registered?
Is someone locally (other than self) designated in writing and notarized to
care for minors if something happens to you while soldier is deployed?
Battalion Rear-D Chaplain
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Spouses Preserving Important
Relationships In Transition
Deployment Entitlements
•BAS and Separate Rations
•Family Separation Allowance (FSA-T)
–Paid when soldiers are involuntarily separated from their legal dependents
for more than 30 days. The entitlement is $250 per month. If soldiers acquire
after TCS orders are also entitled to this.
•Incidental portion of the per Diem Rate
–$3.50 per day. Will receive this on the final travel voucher
•Hostile Fire Pay
–Payable in the full amount of $225, without proration or reduction, for each
month, during any part of which a Soldier qualifies. Entitlements will start
upon the arrival and terminate upon departure.
•Hardship Duty pay (AKA Save Pay)
–Supersedes foreign duty pay. From $50 to $150 a month payable to all
soldiers. Prorated on a 30 day basis. Entitlements will start upon arrival and
terminate upon departure
•Combat zone Income Tax Exclusion
Eagle Cash Card
Eagle Cash is a stored value card that replaces
dollar bills and coins with secure and convenient
“electronic currency”. An encrypted microchip
keeps track of the available balance on the card
automatically, accurately and securely.
Cardholders can add funds to the card at the
Finance Office, or at self-service Kiosks (where
available).
As of April 1, 2009 , all U.S. Army Personnel are
required to obtain an Eagle Cash Stored Value Card
(SVC) and are highly encouraged to use it.
Welcome
Serving All Military Families
Worldwide
American Red Cross; FT Riley, KS.
Phone #785 239 1837 (Jimmy Finch)
Serving Military
Families
Worldwide
The Red Cross is a “humananitarian
organization led by volunteers and
guided by its congressional charter and
Fundamental Principles of the
International Red Cross
Movement,(that) will provide relief to
victims of disasters and help prevent,
prepare for and respond to
emergencies.
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Serving Military
Families
Worldwide
Emergency Communication
•Rapid communications – deaths,
serious illnesses, childcare,
breakdowns, births, health & welfare
reports, and other family issues, of
Immediate Family Members
•Support Military, Active and Retired,
DOD Civilians, Military Contractors, &
their family members
•International Tracing Services
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Serving Military
Families
Worldwide
Red Cross Location
•Located at Bldg 7264 Normandy Dr.
Ft Riley, KS.
•Hours of Operation
•0800 – 1630 Monday thru Friday; except
American Holidays
•Phone Numbers
•24 hour number - on post (239 1887/1837)
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Serving Military
Families
Worldwide
Important
Make sure your family stateside has the following
information:
Full Name
Rank/Grade
Social Security Number
Military/unit address
Extra information – Unit or home phone number
Note: Stateside families can contact the local red cross to
request emergency communications by logging on to
www.redcross.org
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JAG
Battalion Rear
Detachment
Mail
This is the format for the temporary mailing address.
Once we establish the address, it will be published on
the unit web sites.
Mailing Address:
Soldiers Name
Unit #
APO AE
EMERGENCIES
Emergencies can happen at home… BE PREPARED!
Keep a list of emergency numbers by the phone
Water Shut Off / Gas Shut Off / Power-Breaker Box
Stay calm and evaluate the situation…Try not to over react
PICERNE 717-2200
Coordinate with your local Picerne Contractor to plan for any
issues or problems
If the service member has an emergency during the deployment,
you may be notified by:
FRG Chain of Concern / Chain of Command, Chaplain
If you receive notification of an emergency from someone else,
verify it with one of the above immediately
Army Community Service
Building 7264
Normandy Drive
•Available for FRG meetings
•Resource Library
•Handout information for meetings
•Deployment preparation
•Advice and counsel
•Training arrangements
Military & Family Life
Consultants
No Records Kept – Confidential
Available to Soldiers, Spouses, and their children
No appointments required/Walk-ins welcome
Coaching and brief problem solving
Emotional/Mood Issues-Organizational problems
Stress and Anger Management Issues
Family and Marital Issues
For More Information Call
Army Community Service – 785-239-9435
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