AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate offers numerous helpful publications for military families covering topics such as deployment, parenting, reintegration and financial planning. Publications and other materials are made available to AUSA chapters as a courtesy by AUSA’s Family Readiness Directorate in support of chapter activities targeted to Army family members. Please Note: If you are an FRG leader and would like to access these resources for a special event or meeting please contact your local AUSA Chapter. Quantities are limited.

AUSA Chapters can request publications and other materials by filling out this request form: 



Army OneSource


The Army OneSource website provides access to information on standardized programs and services at installations, Army National Guard Family Assistance Centers, and Army Reserve Centers for the geographically dispersed.

Through established community partnerships, Army OneSource works with sister services to increase and sustain support to those not living near a garrison.  Army Soldiers and Family members may access programs and services through three primary ways:

  • A web-based portal
  • Traditional brick and mortar establishments at garrisons
  • Through partnerships with community and government organizations
Find an Installation


U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) provides installations that enable Soldiers and Family readiness, and provide a quality a life that matches the quality of service they provide the Nation.

U.S. Army MWR


Family and MWR programs, services and activities offer Soldiers and Families opportunities to enrich their lives culturally and creatively.  Our programs relieve stress, build strength and resilience, and help the Army Family stay physically, mentally, and financially fit.

Fort Family Outreach and Support Center


Connecting Soldiers and Families with the Right Service at the Right Time. Fort Family Outreach and Support Center provides relevant and responsive information to support Army Reserve Soldiers and Families.

Family Readiness Groups


An important resource for all Army families is the Family Readiness Group (FRG). The FRG is a command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers and Soldiers who join together to provide mutual support and form a communication network among the families, the chain of command and the community.



The Mobilization, Deployment, and Support Stability Operations (MDSSO)


The MDSSO helps support community readiness during deployments and emergencies. They help make sure installation programs align with unit deployment cycles, provide pre- and post-deployment support, and help unit Commanders with their Family Readiness plans and deployment support services for Service Members and their Families.



The Employment Readiness Program (ERP)


ERP offers resources to help with career planning and job search. Military spouses or Family member who just moved to a new installation, Retiree, or DoD civilian looking for new opportunities, or active duty Military, active Reserve, National Guard member, or Wounded Warrior, are all eligible.

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO)


The SECO program assists military spouses in reaching their education and career goals as they balance work life priorities and interests. SECO offers support in career exploration, education, training and licensing, career connections and employment readiness.

Hiring Our Heroes


Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.


For parents of single soldiers

2016 Profile of the Army

This ILW publication takes a top-down approach, first describing the Army’s role as a key element in the national security structure and then laying out the “why” and “how” of the Army’s organization. 


Your Soldier, Your Army: a parents' guide

Parents of U.S. Army soldiers sometimes find that the military world can be very confusing and hard to understand. This resource book, written by Vicki Cody and published by AUSA, has been written with you in mind. Mrs. Cody offers helpful information and tips on dealing with deployments and reunions from her more than 30 years of experience as an Army Spouse and Army Mom. 


Su Soldado Su Ejército Estadounidense (Spanish-language translation)


2016 Pre-Retirement Guide for Soldiers