With a well-deserved
reputation as the premier expeditionary “Total Force in Readiness,” the Marine
Corps is tailored to answer the Nation’s call, at home and abroad, quickly and
efficiently. Additionally, Americans expect their Marines to be ready to
respond when our country is threatened; thus the message for us is clear – be
is the cornerstone of every successful unit and every Marine and Sailor is accountable for their
individual readiness and for the readiness of their families. II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Unit,
Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) assists families to be capable of
thriving during separations and time of crisis. This resiliency allows our
Marines and Sailors to stay focused on mission accomplishment by knowing their
families are ready.
To help achieve this,
the II MEF UPFRP focuses on four basic tenets.
Communication maintains open, two-way dialogue between the command and its
Marines, Sailors and families to keep them informed and helps eliminate rumors
- Information Resource
and Referral services provide Marines, Sailors and families with appropriate
information and resources to match their needs.
- Readiness and
Deployment Support services maintain accountability of those Marines and
Sailors who are deployed as well as educating families so they are empowered to
help themselves and others during these deployments.
- The Volunteer
Management component harnesses the talents, experiences and insights of family
members by encouraging them to volunteer and is an integral part of a
successful UPFRP. Units shall develop strategies to help maximize these
R. F. HEDELUND
Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps
II Marine Expeditionary Force