Mobilization, Deployment & Stability Support Operations (MD&SSO)

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

6303 Wetzel Ave
Building 1526
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(719)526-4590

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The Mobilization, Deployment & Support Stability Operations (SSO) Program provides Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard units with pre and post deployment/mobilization briefings, Family Readiness Group assistance, information and referral services, and resource materials. The information and material is designed to support unit commanders in preparing service members, civilian employees, and their families for military operations.

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Resources for the Stages of Deployment

Pre-Deployment

This can be a stressful time for you and your Family. Having a loved one mobilize or deploy means shifting roles and changing responsibilities while trying to maintain a stable family life. Mobilization, Deployment, & SSO will assist units and their Families in preparing for deployment with specialized briefs at Unit Town Halls, FRG meetings, and with one-on-one support as needed. Please call to schedule any of these resources.

Additional support can be found through our classes:

 

On a personal level ACS offers classes and resources through our other programs that can help in preparing for deployment:

 

Army One Source "Taking Care of Business" pre-deployment videos explore which forms and which documents would be used to ensure that a Soldier's Family and loved ones would be taken care of if the worst should happen.

 

With Plan My Deployment, you can access planning tools, checklists and helpful tips to help de-stress your deployment. Create a unique checklist for the pre-deployment, homecoming and reintegration stages that contains only the information you and your Family need to successfully navigate the process.

 

Getting prepared for deployments is hard, but preparations for worse case scenarios will serve you, your Family and your unit well. 

Deployment

Whether this is your first deployment or one of many separations, ACS is here to assist you.

Mobilization & Deployment can assist in trauma or incident briefs at the request of a unit or Chaplain. Contact us to schedule any of these resources.

 

Staying involved is important for Family members. Ways that ACS can help are:

 

As part of the deployment phase you will be adjusting to increased responsibilities and the absence of your Soldier. Support at Fort Carson for this adjustment is available through:

 

To contact your deployed Soldier for medical or emergecy situations, reach out to the American Red Cross.

Sustainment

During the sustainment phase you are now half way through the deployment cycle. Routines have been established and you are finding your footing in the deployment. However, this can also be a time where you are feeling the absence of your Soldier and are struggling to juggle all the roles you have taken on.

Isolation can be a large contributor to feeling overwhelmed. ACS provides many opportunities to connect with others:

 

For financial emergency support Army Emergency Relief is available.

Pre-Reunion

With the anticipation of reunion being near, this can be a complicated time for you.  Be patient and keep expectations reasonable. Take advantage of all available resources that Army Community Service has to offer:

 

Reintegration training is available for all redeploying units and Family members are encouraged to attend. Contact us to set up training for your unit.

Reintegration Training University is also available on-line for individual re-deployers

Post-Deployment

Although this is the most exciting time for Families during the deployment cycle, the re-negotiation of roles can impact everyone differently. ACS classes and resouces can help smooth this transition:

 

If you are now preparing for your next PCS move check out our PCS 101 class or the Destination Overseas class.

 

ACS Helps You Be Prepared 

Regardless of what role you play, ACS is here to support your needs during deployments, mobilizations and large scale emergencies.

Resources for Families
Resources for Children and Deployment

 

Resources for Unit Leadership
Resources for Emergencies

The Mobilization & Deployment Program at ACS is your go-to resource for military Families during large scale emergencies or natual disasters impacting Fort Carson and the Pikes Peak region.

ACS works with these agencies to provide Family assistance:

 

During an emergency the Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) may be established on Fort Carson at the ACS Center, bldg. 1526. The center serves as the point-of-contact throughout the emergency for military Families seeking assistance.

The center will be open regularly-scheduled hours. If the need is determined, the EFAC will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As needs change, so will the operating hours. For assistance after-hours, contact the 4th Infantry Division Staff Duty Officer (SDO) numbers at +1(719)526-3400, +1(719)526-5500 or 24/7 +1(719)526-5613.

In the event of extended deployment/mobilization of units from this installation or mass casualty evacuation or natural disaster operations please refer to the Fort Carson website.

Disaster assistance information for Fort Carson surrouding areas:

 

The READY Army program you and your Family prepare for all seasons of emergecies. For infomation visit their website.

 

As a military Family member or Soldier  you have access to Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS). ADPAAS is a way for Army personnel and their Families in the disaster-affected area to report their status and how they were affected by the event.

If you have access to the Internet you are to report your status online through ADPAAS.

 

 

Check out our frequently asked questions in reference to deployment and emergencies. If you cannot find the answer you need, please call or email us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Care Packages for Deployed Troops

Question: I’m a local community member and would like to send care packages to troops down range, how do I go about doing that?

Answer: Thanks for supporting our deployed Soldiers.  Contact our Gifts & Donations program at (719) 526-8558 to find a current deployed unit that is accepting care packages.  We will do our best to connect you with a current deployed unit's Family Readiness Group or deployed Chaplain. 

Spouse Moving Away During Deployment

Question: I’m planning to move back to my parents home during my Soldiers deployment, do I need to notify anyone that I’m leaving? 

Answer: There will be some challenges for you if you decide to move to away during your deployment.  Make sure to update your unit with your contact information while you are away.  You will also need to update your healthcare through Tri-care and there may be additional costs to you depending on your plan.  Go online to www.tricareonline.com for more information on impacts to your health insurance if moving to another location.

Resources for Welcome Home Kits

Question: I’m a Family Readiness Liaison (FRL) for my deployed unit and trying to plan our welcome home kits for the Single Soldiers.  What kind of resources are available to me? 

Answer: Contact the Fort Carson Gifts & Donations Coordinator for support that might be available through local donations at (719) 526-8558.  The local Warriors Warehouse on-post has access to many of the items that are needed for welcome home kits.  Warriors Warehouse is located at 5769 Wallace Street on Fort Carson, +1(402)659-8755