Step 3: Training

Resource Finder

Find your local SFPD, WFPC, State Youth Coordinator, Family Readiness Assistant, Family Assistance

Coordinator, Family Assistance Specialist

The more you know, the better

Training, or Military Lifestyle, is an ongoing

process that permeates each step of your Guard Member’s military career. This step

prepares you for Step 4, Pre-Deployment, but it is also a step in Family Readiness

that can be taken before, during, or after deployment. Some trainings help build

an understanding of military life and military expectations. Others focus on military

benefits and resources available to the family.

Educational Programs

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) program is a volunteer-led

organization with a central tenet: provide training and knowledge to spouses and

family members to support the total Army effort. It is AFTB’s mission to educate

and train all of the Army in knowledge, skills, and behaviors designed to prepare

our Army families to move successfully into the future.

The Air Force Family Readiness Edge is a total force community resource directory

designed to assist members of the Integrated Delivery System (IDS) to support family

members whose sponsors are involved in deployment and mobilization. The Air Force

Family Readiness EDGE lists and describes Air Force and their resources, their web

sites and telephone numbers for family assistance.

In addition, your Family Program Office offers local training events and activities

that can assist with everything from legal questions to life organizational skills

to helping you set up an Army Knowledge Online (AKO) email account or your Defense

Knowledge Online (DKO) email account.

For any specific questions, please contact your Family Program Office