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Family Readiness volunteers honored

By Jason M. Webb | | May 6, 2010

An award ceremony was held at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Conference Center to honor 16 family readiness volunteers, April 29.

The ceremony awarded all family readiness volunteers from Marine Corps Logistics Command, Maintenance Center Albany and MCLB Albany for their work over the past year.

Family readiness is a term used to refer to military families preparing for service-related deployments.

Family readiness volunteers are typically a spouse or designated parent or extended family member of the unit, appointed in writing by the commanding officer.

The volunteers support the unit family readiness officer in several ways by welcoming new families, providing feedback about family issues and assisting with information and referral services.

During the awards ceremony, Col. Terry W. Reid, commander, Maintenance Center Albany, spoke to the volunteers and said that there are four things that family readiness volunteers assist the command with; information and referral, communicating with other families, volunteering at events and helping spread moral, welfare and recreation.

Richard L. Walker, family readiness officer, MCLB Albany, said family readiness is important, and it allows married and single Marines access to knowledge and resources to succeed in a military lifestyle.

“They are volunteering their time for the benefit of the command, and with this ceremony we wanted to show them our appreciation,” Walker said.

For more information on becoming a family readiness volunteer, call (229) 639-8896, or to view information online go to http://www.ala.usmc.mil/fro/default.asp.