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Family Readiness Groups

Messages for Families


My name is Beth. I am the new FRG (Family Readiness Group) Chairperson. It has been made clear to me that in times past, some FRGs have had some very bad history to say the least, and have left a lot of families with a very bad taste for FRGs. I want to take this time to assure you that my soul purpose in assuming this position is to achieve its purpose, which is to inform and educate our families (however yours may be structured) to be prepared for our next deployment. Our main goal right now is to make sure we have all of the information that we need, to make the decisions that we need to make, prior to our soldiers deploying. After they are deployed, it is my job to stay in touch with you and make sure all of your questions are answered. If you need help, I am here to guide you in the right direction. There will be no gossiping, no discussion of ranks of your soldiers. We are here to help. If your needs are met here, then your soldier can concentrate on what he/she is doing over there, and not worry about things that we can help you handle here at home.


My name is Janise. This is my second deployment. I am a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. I practice a form of Chinese massage called Amma, which helps to relieve stress and anxiety. I also work with people on nutrition and lifestyle changes. I am volunteering as Co-Chairperson.


My name is Melanie and I am the Secretary for the FRG. My husband and I have been married almost nine years. Together we have a "His, Mine, and Ours” blended family. I am a "Domestic Engineer" or stay at home mom. I enjoy my job most days and stay very busy. Being fairly new to the 116th I am really looking forward to meeting everyone in our National Guard Family.

Assistant Treasurer

My name is Bobi. We have two children, 10 and 13. I am choosing to be a helper of Family Readiness Group because we have gone through deployment before, and I know that we need to help one another out. I’ll be helping with the phone tree and as an alternate Treasurer.

Comfort Care

I am Joanne, mother of two children, both are grown. I have been married for 38 years and during this time I have been through several deployments. I live with my family in Boise and for work I do-in-home health care. I will be in charge of the Comfort Care Team (visiting newborn babies, or other hospitalizations).

Phone Tree

I am Sarah, a daughter of a military warrior. I am currently living in Boise and working in Nampa with a service coordination agency. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. In past years I have been through many deployments and realize the toll it takes on a family. I will be one of the phone tree contact persons for HHC. I look forward to talking with you as the need arises.