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Family Readiness
Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, Marine Forces Command, Marine Forces Northern Command


Most Marines have three families: the family into which we are born, the family into which we married or otherwise chose, and the military family we were sworn into as Marines, Sailors, or civilians.

The mission and goal of the Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is to provide tangible and enduring support to our members and their families.  We will extend our family readiness and support activities to all service members (regardless of marital status), spouses, children, and the designated parents/extended family members of all of our Marines, Sailors, and civilians.

Personal and family readiness improves our quality of life and leads to increased unit readiness, which enhances our ability to support the forces we serve.  Our most precious resource is the individual battalion member and his/her family – our success as an institution is directly tied to their morale and well-being.  The UPFRP is critical to the readiness of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and the monitored commands we support. 

Family Readiness Volunteers, including Command Team Advisors, Family Readiness Assistants, and Morale Support Volunteers are the cornerstone to our UPFRP.  We hope to recruit, train, and retain effective Family Readiness Volunteers to support our Command – please join us in supporting this critical function of our command.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in finding out more about the UPFRP, please contact our Uniformed Readiness Coordinators, Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Inman at 757-445-0475 or Gunnery Sergeant Alfred Palacios at 757-445-0472.


Family Readiness

The goal of the Family Readiness Program is to provide support to Marines and their families. Family is defined as all members of a Marine's family and Marines have three families: the family they are born into, sworn into and  married into. Family support shall be provided to service members(regardless of marital status), spouses, children, and the designated parents/extended family members of Marines and Sailors. Personal and Family readiness leads to an increase in unit readiness. 


Helpful Links:

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

MCCS Hampton Roads

Fleet and Family Readiness