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Commanders and the vFRG

The Army FRG website is a Commander’s tool that allows them to communicate directly to Soldiers and Family Members.  Army FRG provides all the functionality of a traditional FRG in an ad-hoc and on-line setting to meet the needs of geographically dispersed Units and families across all components of the Army.  The Army FRG website provides Commanders with a secure way to communicate information to their Unit’s Soldiers and their Family Members 24/7 from anywhere in the world.  A Unit’s virtual FRG site (vFRG) promotes a community feeling within Units by providing a place that is customized to the Unit and contains content that is controlled by the Unit.

By establishing a Unit vFRG site, Commanders and FRG Leaders can provide information, photos/videos, downloadable files, and more to the Soldiers of their Unit and the Family Members that support and care for them.  Commanders can determine the content provided on the Unit’s vFRG site and work with the site’s FRG Leaders to design, maintain, and add the content to the site.

The creation of a Unit's vFRG site involves no setup costs to the Unit and includes training and support using a variety of methods so that the Unit will be able to maintain their own vFRG site.  It is easy to get started and a new vFRG site can be created for an Army Unit in a matter of days!

To create a new Unit vFRG site as a Commander, follow these five easy steps:

  1. Click the  button.
  2. Enter your Unit information.
  3. Await a site approval email from U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and MWR Programs, which generally arrives within a few days.
  4. Follow the site creation instructions in the approval email.
  5. Upload site content.

For more detailed information:

Army FRG Site Application Video

Army FRG Site Application One-Sheet

Army FRG Site Application Manual

 

Online tools include:

 

Commander user guide:

For additional assistance:

 



Army FRG Overview

Learn about the Army FRG System and what it can do here.  This video covers:

  • The purpose of the Army FRG System
  • A brief introduction to subscribing (full instructions can be found below)
  • The Army FRG Home Page
  • Switching Sites
  • The Top Navigation Bar
  • Using Contact Us

Army FRG Overview

RDC Downloads
RDC's Handbook
[8/5/2011]
Handbook to assist Rear Detachment Commander during a deployment with family readiness
File Size : 1 MB | Source: U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and MWR Programs
Smart Book
[10/9/2014]
The Smart Book zip file contains a tremendous amount of information for managing an FRG.
File Size : 7 MB | Source: U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Family and MWR Programs
Naturalization Through Military Service Fact Sheet
[8/15/2007]
Contains information about eligibility criteria.
File Size : 44 KB | Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
RDC Online Training Course

The online RDC course was developed to train Commanders on their roles and responsibilites as an RDC.  Below is a list of the four sections of the course:

  • Organization
  • Training
  • Programs
  • Support

The trainings reside in the E-Learning Center on Army OneSource.  Your ArmyFRG user account will log you on to the site.

To start training today, click here.

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