Welcome To the Iowa National Guard
Warrior and Family Services Branch
The Warrior & Family Service Branch is a Joint Force initiative that serves as the foundation for support to families of the Army and Air National Guard members. As the Guard faces an unprecedented increase in military activity and deployments, it is more vital than ever to ensure that families are prepared for the stresses of deployment and supported throughout the entire deployment cycle. The Warrior & Family Services Branch acts as a network that allows families to mutually support one another. By providing families with information, resources, and support, the program strengthens both the unit and service members.
Family is critical to readiness and retention. The National Guard provides assistance to all military families, regardless of branch or component, who find themselves beyond the support capability of active duty military facilities or their home units.
The Warrior and Family Services Branch offer a wide variety of services to Service Members and Families. Listed below are the various sections within the branch. Click on the name to take you to the section’s webpage!
DoD Safe Helpline
is a crisis support service for members affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text
Family Assistance Specialists (FAS) are the resource and referral go-to people for family and Service Members. Their services include information on benefits and financial assistance.
FRG is a command sponsored organization of all assigned Soldiers (married and single), volunteers and their Families (immediate and extended) that together provide mutual support and assistance and a network of communications among the Family members, the chain of command, and community resources.
The Iowa National Guard Child and Youth Program brings educational awareness to the community and works to promote lifeskills, resiliency, and camaraderie amongst military youth by providing high-quality programming and support services.
The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Program is to provide Service members and their families with training and information throughout the cycles of deployment. The program is designed to better prepare our Service Member and their families for deployments and reintegration.
The Strong Bonds is a chaplain sponsored program that offers retreats to assist with communication, relationships, and families.
The Wellness Team provides information and resources that help Service Members develop and enhance all aspects of wellness, including physical wellness, emotional well-being, financial security and more.
Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) provide free and anonymous consultations to Service Members and Family Members anywhere in Iowa.
Military One Source (MOS) is a broad based resource focused on Family and Community readiness. Services are available 24 hours a day at the website or by phone. MOS services are free, private and confidential.
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