1 ST MEB/BHG. PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEF PHASE ONE. AGENDA. Opening Remarks Family Readiness G-2 /Afghanistan Legal S-1/Admin C ombat O perational S tress C ontrol Closing Remarks. Commanding General 1 st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Brigadier General Joseph Osterman.
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Combat Operational Stress Control
Mr. Wayne Bell
Taking Care of Marines & Their Families
“Marines take care of their own – period. This enduring pledge between Marines is never more sacred than during time of war. Just as every Marine makes a commitment to the Corps when they earn the title Marine, the Corps makes an enduring commitment to every Marine – and an enduring commitment to their family.” James T. Conway
• Communicate official command information
• Facilitate two-way communications between the
Command, Marines, and Families
• Provide information through resource referrals
• Provide readiness and deployment support to all
members of a Marines’ family, those that they
were born into, sworn into and married into.
Led by the Commanding Officer (CO), the Family
Readiness Command Team is responsible for
providing guidance and support to Marines and
their families. Members of the Family Readiness
Command Team include:
Executive Officer (XO),
Sergeant Major (SgtMaj),
Family Readiness Officer (FRO),
Senior spouses, and a Family Readiness Advisor.
The Family Readiness Officer, (FRO)is member
of the unit who provides oversight and
coordination of all aspects of family readiness
for the Family Readiness Command Team, to
include official communication to all members
of a Marines family.
FRO - Mr. Wayne R Bell
Deputy FRO - Cpl Heather Rupp
Off: (760) 763-2739
Cell: (760) 464-9103
Mrs. Jennifer Osterman (MEB)
Mrs. Linda Oconnell (BHG)
Family Readiness Advisor is the spouse of an
enlisted or officer member of the unit who
Provides insight to the Family Readiness
Command Team regarding the overall Unit
Family Readiness Program.
Mrs. Nora Frederick (MEB)
Mrs. Monica Hacket (BHG)
Family Readiness Assistant
assists the FRO in the execution of the Unit
Family Readiness Program, and provides
feedback from unit families and
information and referral services.
Mrs. Karen Golden
Mrs. Jessica Perdew
Mrs. Steva Molinaro
Mrs. Joanne Baldwin
Mrs. Mrs. Michelle Cassel
Mrs. Brittany Geist
Mrs. Francine Cruz
Mrs. Yendi Parker
Mrs. Justine Blackwell
Mrs. Jennifer Smit
Mrs. Vanessa Adams
PHASE I, 28 Oct
Family Readiness Program
PHASE II, 3 Dec
Casualty Assistant Call Officer
PHASE III, ? Jan
Afghanistan Country Brief
Amu Darya 846ft
Geography / Terrain
Tajiks and Other Dari-Speaking Groups
Remember: Afghans are not Arabs!
Hizb-I Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)
Haqqani Network (HQN)
Post Taliban: The Good
Post Taliban: The Bad
Capt J. Marshall Moorhead
Joint Legal Assistance Schedule
Location: 22 area (Air Station). Building 22161.
ATTORNEY WALK-IN HOURS
TUES & THURS at 0700
Appointments are scheduled on Friday mornings at 0700
Wills/Powers of Attorney Class: Mon & Wed at 1300
Notary Hours: All normal business hours
Landlord/Tenant Best Practices
Various Consumer Law issues
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Scams that affect Servicemembers and their family members.
Powers of Attorney.
Advanced Healthcare Directive
Probate Avoidance Measures/Trusts
Important Notes About Wills
NOBODY CAN ORDER YOU TO GET A WILL!
It has to be a VOLUNTARY document in order to be valid.
Show me your last will and testament!
What is a Will? Do you need one?
You might want a will if…
* Remember, most biological parents will have superior rights to appointed Guardians.
farm or business
You Don’t Need a Will
If everything you own is pictured here, you
don’t need a will.
Unlimited discretion to your agent.
Very risky. Pain in your future.
Agent can only do specific things.
Minimizes risk. Recommended!
Everything on this page was purchased using General POAs while the Marine was deployed…
It is difficult if not impossible to revoke a power of attorney after you have given it!
If you want to find out if a business will accept a power of attorney, contact them.
- Banks, Credit Unions, Title Companies, etc.
It is not paid automatically to your current spouse!
Whoever is on your SGLI benficiary form will be paid your $400,000.*
*You cannot put minor children on your SGLI beneficiary form without special language.
Please fill out the SGLI form correctly…
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) gives you rights!
(no longer called “Soldiers and Sailors”)
More rights under the SCRA…
If you are sued while deployed, you canrequest that court put a “stay” on thecase until you return and are available.
If the court proceeds in your absence,they must provide you with a lawyer.
* This automatic stay under the SCRAdoes not apply to criminal actions/proceedings.
** Judges routinely refuse to implement this lawin state family law cases.
Place an “Active Duty Fraud Alert” on your credit report.
www.transunion.comDon’t want pre-approved credit cards arriving in the mail?www.optoutprescreen.com
Want your yearly free credit report (for each bureau)?
KNOW YOUR CONTRACT!
You probably do not have an international calling plan!
- International Long Distance
- International Roaming
- International Data Fees
- International Text Messaging Fees
** We see this over and over at Legal Assistance.
Don’t take my word for it.
A big issue especially for the unmarried Marines.
Common Occurrence: Marine deploys, hands keys to his buddy on his way out the door. Marine’s buddy gets the car towed. The towing company will not release vehicle to anyone other than registered owner. Vehicle sits in storage lot for 4 months, and the Marine owes ~$5,000 in towing/storage fees when he comes home. More often than not, the car is (illegally) sold at a lien sale. Marine still owes the amount of the car loan + any towing storage fees not paid for with purchase price. WHAT A MESS!
“I don’t have to pay my bills when I am deployed; they’re automatically frozen.” INCORRECT
“My buddy is going to start my car for me once a week and otherwise take care of it for me.” INCORRECT
“I don’t have to give a copy of my deployment orders to my landlord, he told me he supports the troops and will let me out of my lease.” INCORRECT
Red Cross Scam
Purchasing Extra Life Insurance in a FOB
Area Code / Calling Card Scam (809) area code, only $2,425 a minute!
Be wary of anything asking you to “verify” your personal information.
Spouses: Most “work from home” schemes are scams- Contact MCCS for job assistance
The entire Coast Highway – for cars or electronics. This is important when you return from deployment and have money to be spent.
Joint Legal Assistance Contact Information:
Building 22161 (next to Base Magistrate)
(760) 725-6558 Office
ATTORNEY WALK-IN HOURS
TUES & THURS at 0700
Maj Alan T Young Director MCI-W
Capt Grimm, Staff Attorney
Capt Moorhead, Staff Attorney
Capt Puckett, Staff Attorney
Capt Gwiazdon, Staff Attorney
Capt Heatherman, VITA OIC
B. If the sponsor does not accompany you:
--1. DD Form 1172 prepared at a DEERS/Rapids site or present a DD From signed by the sponsor whose signature has been notarized or present a current Power of Attorney (General or Special (note: the Special Power of Attorney must indicate authorization to enroll lawful dependents in military benefits programs and issuance of ID cards).
--2. Your old ID card and another from of ID
Stress problems are common during deployments
Stress reactions fall along a continuum
There is an emotional cycle of deployment
Tools are available to help build resiliency, cope with separation,
and manage deployment stress
Deployment stress Beyond the Brief workshop will be available
Emotional Cycle of Deployment:Stress & Coping
Anticipation of the Deployment
Return and Readjustment
Level of Distress
“In the Groove”
Stress & Anger Management
Combat Operational Stress Workshops
OVERALL CLASSIFICATION OF THIS BRIEF IS