Military Life 101

Spouse Groups

FRG and Clubs

  • Military spouse club members at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. (Photo: Air Force.)
    How to Join a Military Spouse Club
    Trying to make new friends at your duty station? An on-base spouse club might be just what you're looking for.
  • Military families arrive at Travis Air Force Base, California, on flight from Japan. Airman 1st Class Michael Battles/Air Force
    How to Join a Family Readiness Group|
    You may know it as a Family Readiness Group, Family Readiness Program, Key Spouse program, Ombudsman Program or Work-Life Program.
  • A Family Readiness Group helps keep spouses connected during a deployment.
    What the Heck Is an FRG?|
    If you're new to the military world, you're probably wondering what an FRG is and what role it will have in your life.
  • Military spouses holding a book club
    Unity among Strangers?|
    Easy yet effective ways to establish and maintain unity among the loved ones left behind during a deployment.
  • A military spouse shirt from the Military Wives Rock shop on Etsy.
    Creating Last Minute Spouse Clubs to Prepare for Deployments
    When a unit is given short notice to deploy, many leading military wives desperately cobble together their unit's family readin...
  • Couple
    FRGs: The Ups and the Downs|
    Regardless of your associated branch of service or your exact marital status, you are “married” to the military and you have so...

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