CHAMPUS. The Army and other Services will continue to support
family members, regardless of the Service of the sponsor.
i. At full mobilization, installation Army Community
Service Centers and STARCs will provide IR&F on a 24-hour basis,
e.g., through a "hot line." The American Red Cross will continue
to assist military families.
APPENDIX 4 (FAMILY ASSISTANCE) TO ANNEX E (PERSONNEL) TO
a. Sponsor. The sponsor has primary responsibility for
preparing his family prior to his departure. The sponsor should
encourage family members to attend information briefings.
b. Unit Commander. Complete essential family member-
related tasks before the unit moves to the MS. Ensure that
information briefings are conducted and that family members have
been given support information, and encourage unit members to
complete the personal affairs forms.
c. Installation Commanders.
(1) Develop an Army community service mobilization TDA
that provides for a family assistance center (FAC) and determine
the additional funding required to operate the FAC on a 24-hour
mobilization augmentee (IMA) with the 68R specialty, Social Work
(2) Coordinate with the State area commands and
adjacent States to inform them of services available at the
(3) Appoint a point of contact (POC) for family
support. A single POC will make it easier for STARCs to find out
what support is available to families.
d. State area commands. STARCs will provide IR&F to family
members in the group listed in paragraph 2c. IR&F will include
assistance in completing various government forms and