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Edition: Tue, January 16, 2007
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"If we do not succeed in Iraq, we will leave behind a Middle East which will endanger America in the future," President George W. Bush said in an interview which aired Jan. 14 on the CBS News program "60 Minutes."

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Army Reserve Family Programs Capabilities

What is it? Since September 11, 2001, events in the world have transformed the Army Reserve in many ways. Army Reserve Family Programs has also undergone a transformation to meet the needs of increased mobilizations and the move to the Army Reserve Expeditionary Force model.

What has the Army done? As families have diverse sets of needs, family programs have developed capabilities to meet the need of Soldiers and their families in the future. The Family Programs capabilities include:

- Program Management
- Child and Youth Services
- Command Consultation and Support
- Information, Referral and Follow-up
- Mobilization, Deployment and Reintegration
- Marketing
- Crisis Response
- Partnerships
- Outreach
- Training and Development
- Volunteer Management

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? The Army Reserve Family Programs Division will continue to enhance the online information portal, www.arfp.org to better serve the needs of the Soldier and their family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Family education and awareness are major components of readiness. The portal was designed to provide a comprehensive collection of the latest information and resources of interest to families of Army Reserve Soldiers. The increasing number of visitors to the site has demonstrated the value of the information being delivered via the Internet.

Why is this important to the Army? This program is a force multiplier and retention tool through developing services and activities that are relevant to today's Army Reserve Soldiers and their families.

This topic of Army Reserve Family Programs Capabilities was taken directly from the 2006 Army Posture Statement.

For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.

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