What is a Community Readiness Fair?
A Community Readiness Fair is a one stop shop for deployment and reunion information. Over 20 different programs are available to hand out resources and answer specific questions about deployment related issues. It is an informal atmosphere allowing soldiers & their families an opportunity to discuss specific needs or concerns with subject matter experts. Families can take their time walking through the stations, learn more about each program and the services offered before, during and after a deployment, connect with the FRG (if present) and ensure contact information is accurate.
Who is a Community Readiness Fair for?
Soldiers and their families. Units are encouraged to attend the Fair together and have their FRG request a booth.
Can my FRG have a booth at the Fair?
YES! To reserve a booth, please contact ACS at (910) 432-3742 at least 2 weeks prior to the Fair your unit will attend.
What are the benefits of attending a Fair?
- The variety of programs are set up at tables with a representative available to answer any questions, give information or address concerns that are vital to the families regarding deployment/reunion.
- Families have the flexibility to walk around at any time during the fair and familiarize with the programs that will meet their particular needs.
Soldiers or family members may meet with their FRG leaders (if present) and verify/update personal contact information.
Is there food available?
Food will not be provided and is not allowed at the Fair.
Is there feedback from prior Fairs?
Yes. Participants feel the event is a proactive, positive and enlighting way to present great information. If you attend/have attended a fair and would like to leave feedback, please click here.