A Message From Your 1/6 Family Readiness Officer
Welcome to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment! I am your Family Readiness Officer (FRO), and I am here to assist you! Let me start by giving you my contact information so that if you read no further, you will have the critical pieces of information that you may need! My phone number is: 910/451-2407, my Blackberry number is: 910/382-9497, and my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. I encourage all spouses, parents and family members to put these numbers in your cell phones now, under FRO, so that you will have them when you have questions about your Marine or Sailor (especially during moves or deployments/homecomings), the Marine Corps, or if you need to contact me for any reason in the future.
What exactly is a FRO? Simply, I am the civilian Marine who has the care and well-being of ALL assigned Marines/Sailors, spouses, children, parents, and extended family members, at heart…and yes pets too! But, as you are new to us, and quite possibly to the Marine Corps as well, I am a key point of reference as your Marine/Sailor transitions into 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, aka 1/6. Whether you are in the Jacksonville, North Carolina area or not, I will be your focal point for all family information throughout the coming year and during our training/deployment cycle. No question is too trivial; if you need or want to know something, that you just do not know, please give me a call or email me.
1/6 is a family-oriented unit, and I am proud to be a part of it. We have an outstanding cadre of volunteers that volunteer their time to assist and together we make up your Family Readiness Team. We will do our best to support you and your family and want to ensure that you are kept up to date on all of our upcoming activities. While overall family readiness is the responsibility of each Marine/Sailor, there are plenty of other things that spouses, kids and family members can and need to do so they are well prepared. As a minimum, you always need to know your Marine’s name, rank, SSN (at least the last four), unit (1/6), company, and platoon. If you need any assistance/information relating to your Marine/Sailor, having this information handy will expedite getting you an answer. As we begin our next 2011 training/deployment cycle, we want to make sure you stay well informed. You are an important part of our 1/6 Family! We look forward to hearing from you and Welcome Aboard!
1/6 Toll Free 1-800 Information Line:
1-800-230-8762 then press “21” for 1/6 updates
Camp Lejune Links
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS): http://www.mccslejeune.com
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune: http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil
Lejeune Naval Hospital: (910)450-4300 www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcl/Pages/default.aspx
Other Helpful Links
Military One Source: (800) 342-9647 www.militaryonesource.com
Military HomeFront: www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
National Military Family Association: www.militaryfamily.org
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society: www.nmcrs.org
Defense Finance and Accounting Service: https://mypay.dfas.mil
United Service Members Organization: www.uso.org