Nature of FRGs
- An FRG is a private organization, closely-affiliated with the command, comprised of family members, Sailors, and civilians associated with the command and its personnel, who support the flow of information, provide practical tools for adjusting to Navy deployments and separations, and serve as a link between the command and Sailors’ families. FRGs help plan, coordinate and conduct informational, care-taking, morale-building and social activities to enhance preparedness, command mission readiness, and increase the resiliency and well-being of Sailors and their families.
- FRGs are an integral part of a support service network that includes ombudsmen, fleet and family support centers (FFSCs), chaplains, school liaison officers, and child development centers at the command-level, to provide services in support of service members and their families.
- FRGs interact with installation activities (e.g., FFSC; morale, welfare and recreation; chapel) and other Navy affiliated private organizations (e.g., Chief Petty Officers Association, Navy Wives Club of America, Navy League Association, United Service Organization) to help coordinate activities for the support of unit members and their families.