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AUSA Family Readiness Programs

The Family Readiness Directorate is dedicated to providing Army families the tools and resources they need to help them manage the challenges of the military life cycle. Through three pillars of support; educate, inform, connect, AUSA Family Readiness aims to connect with Army families, both past and present, in impactfull ways.

Since 1999, AUSA's Family Readiness Program Directorate has worked to support the needs and interests of Army families by: 

  • Traveling to installations around the world to make presentations, host focus groups and receive briefings on military quality of life issues;
  • Gathering information from Army families to use in AUSA legislative and advocacy efforts;
  • Representing AUSA on various Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) meetings and Public-Private councils and advisory groups such as:
    • Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee Invitee
    • Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
    • MSEP Spouse Ambassador Network
    • HQDA Veteran and Military Service Organization Quarterly Summit
    • The Boys and Girls Club of America National Military Leadership Council
    • The Elizabeth Dole Foundation Military and Veteran Caregiver Peer Support Network
    • The Child Care Aware of America Board of Advisors
  • Supporting the Army Family Action Plan, as well as numerous family readiness activities including active duty, reserve and National Guard family training events;
  • Administering the annual AUSA  Volunteer Family of the Year Award which recognizes the importance of families and volunteers to the success of the Army mission;
  • Working with AUSA Chapters to support Army family events and programs at local installations and Reserve Component sites
  • Hosting Military Family Forums dealing with Army well-being and family support issues.

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Family Readiness Staff

Patty Barron
Director

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Thea Green
Program Manager

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