A good Family Care Plan takes, time,
organization, and very careful planning. The Guard and Reserve Family
Readiness Programs Toolkit has an outline for preparing a Family Care Plan
at http://www.defenselink.mil/ra/family/toolkit/.Look for II B 3, http://www.defenselink.mil/ra/family/toolkit/pdf/B-3.pdf,
in the outline.
is required to ensure adequate care of family members while performing required
military duties. Pregnant service
members, single parents, and dual-military couples with family members will be
counseled in accordance with Army Regulation 600-20 or Air Force Instruction
Depending upon branch of service, the service member and the
commanding officer (or designated representative) will use the appropriate forms
for their branch.
must accompany the Family Care Plan are:
Form 5841-R is a special power of attorney (POA) that may be used to authorize a
person to take care of your child(ren) in the soldier’s absence. You may seek legal assistance to advise you
about POAs or any other matters in your Family Care Plan.