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Family Readiness Group (FRG)

What is the FRG?

The Family Readiness Group plans, coordinates, and conducts social, informational, care-taking, and morale-building activities to enhance family readiness and enable the “Total Navy Family” to meet mission and military lifestyle challenges. The FRG is a All-Hands group that promotes friendship and mutual support among the members.

What are some of the functions and activities?

  1. Any Family support including emphasis on activities during deployments; mentoring of new family members; and assistance in times of personal, unit or area crises.
  2. Coordinating deployment farewells and homecomings.
  3. Assisting with command sponsor programs such as welcoming new families and facilitating family member attendance at orientation sessions.
  4. Unit family networking including unit family phone trees, web sites, newsletter content, unit information and education briefs, and other communications that foster command, unit member, and family member relationships to enhance family readiness.
  5. Social events, like holiday and children’s parties, and activities.

Helpful Information

Do you know where to get up-to-date information on Tsunami warnings?
You can visit the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Website
Phone them at (808) 689-8207

Fighting the Holiday Blues

With so many loved ones away from home, holidays can become especially difficult. This is one of the most important times for all to be aware of themselves and those around us. Symptoms of depression can present in a very subtle fashion and without warning. It can range from shifting moods, a lack of interest in daily activities, or even mild sleep disturbances. Depression can even affect our children. The symptoms tend to be the same but even less pronounced. If you or anyone you know seems to be having a difficult time, talking to them can be the first step to resolution. Simply asking, "How are you today” can be the first step. Take a moment and actually listen to someone’s answer to that question. For most people simply discussing issues or stressors can be of great relief. Also having someone to confide in is a very important thing. If you or someone you know seems to be having a tough time, the following are a few of the immediate resources available at Pearl Harbor.

The Navy Chaplains at Pearl Harbor (808) 473-3971 Fleet and Family Support Center (808) 473-4222

You can also make an appointment with your Primary Care Manager if you would like to speak with a counselor or psychologist.

Public Affairs Office
The Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office is the Navy point of contact for the public and the media in Hawaii. We coordinate and manage public affairs matters within the region and also serve as Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific Public Affairs. We assist tenant and subordinate commands on all public affairs matters.

How to reach us:

Commander, Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs Office 850 Ticonderoga St., Suite 110 Pearl Harbor, HI 96860

Tel: (808) 473-2888 DSN: (315) 473-2888 Fax: (808) 473-2876

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