Military Family Support Branch

Taking Care Of Families

Beyond salary, education and housing benefits, there are valuable Army family support services for Soldiers and their families. These include, but are not limited to, support groups, counseling, and training for you and your families.

We serve as a delivery point for information, communication, and support of national, state and community resources to warfighters and their families in a global environment.


Available Programs

Family Assistance Center

Family Assistance Specialists (FAS) provide resources, referrals, programs and services. FAS also provide current information concerning family support available within the state to include military, federal, state and local civilian support to military family members. FAS are based throughout the state.


Family Readiness Support Assistant

Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSA) assists Commanders, in their duty to deliver, the Total Army Family Program. This enables Service Members and their families so that they are entitled, informed, educated, assisted and made ready for the unique demands of Military life, before, during and after deployment.


Youth Programs

The Georgia National Guard State Youth Program serves children and youth ages 6-18 and provides them with the opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities. The activities that our youth are engaged in are designed to promote leadership, achievement, friendship, and a stronger sense of community.


Transitions Assistance Advisors

Transition Assistance Advisors assist National Guard Service Members in navigating through the numerous Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs systems’ benefits and entitlements.


Spouse Connect

This is the official Georgia National Guard Spouse group created by our senior leadership spouses and we fully plan on supporting the activities and programs this group will create for all of you. Members of this group will plan, organize and advertise one official gathering in different areas of our state each month; we just need all of you to want to have fun, make new friends and learn a little more about your Georgia National Guard!


Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation that provides financial assistance on an emergency relief basis to members of the Georgia National Guard. The Foundation is an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.


Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The intent of this legislatively mandated program is to prepare National Guard and Reserve Service Members and their Families for the deployments, sustain their Families during the deployment and reintegrate the Service Members with their families, communities and employers upon re-deployment or release from active duty.


Operations Security (OPSEC)

OPSEC is a function of protecting information and indicators involved with our critical operations from falling into the hands of our adversaries. As a family member of our Georgia National Guard Community, you are a vital player in our success, and we couldn’t do our job without your support. You may not know it, but you also play a crucial role in ensuring your loved one’s safety. You can protect your family and friends by protecting what you know of the military’s day-to-day operations. That’s OPSEC.


Emergency preparation

Georgia experiences an incredibly broad range of weather — everything from tornadoes to hurricanes with the occasional ice storm and even an earthquake. Learn more about protecting yourself in the face of severe weather and other emergencies. Visit georgiaguardfamilyprogram.org/prepare for more information.


Employer Support Guard & Reserve

ESGR provides assistance with resume preparation and interview skills, recognition of supportive employers through the ESGR Awards Program (nominate an employer for the Patriot Award online (@ esgr.mil) and works to resolve reemployment conflicts and issues of discrimination between employers and Service Members that arise due to military service.


Work for Warriors GA

Employment opportunities for Soldiers and spouses


Seasonal programs
Month Of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity. This awareness month was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed


Christmas Assistance Program

Each year, the Georgia National Guard Military Family Support Program offers Christmas Assistance to those in need of a little extra help. Our goal is to help make families more resilient and self-sustaining with a successful civilian and military career path. The Christmas Assistance Program is only to help supplement Families with gifts for your children ages 0-15. You must have a qualifying need and the children must be your biological children or under your legal guardianship, and registered in DEERS. Please understand that this program is made possible through the generosity of community organizations and military supporters.

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