I MEF FWD/MHG SINGLE PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEF Family Readiness Officer FRO - Mr. Wayne R Bell firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy FRO – Mrs. Marcela Torres email@example.com Off: (760) 763-2739 Cell: (760) 464-9103 AGENDA C.O.S.C. Disbursing Postal Legal TMO Combat Operational Stress Control CHAPLAIN Deployment Stress Stress problems are common during deployments Stress reactions fall along a continuum There is an emotional cycle of deployment Tools are available to help build resiliency, cope with separation, and manage deployment stress Deployment stress Beyond the Brief workshop will be available STRESS CONTINUUM REACTING REACTING INJURED INJURED READY ILL ILL Combat Operational Stress Continuum for Marines READY REACTING INJURED ILL • Good to go • Distress or • More severe • Stress injuries impairment or that don’t heal • Well trained persistent without • Prepared • Mild, intervention transient distress or • Fit and tough impairment • Diagnosable • Cohesive • Anxious or •PTSD irritable • Leaves units, ready •Depression lasting families • Behavior •Anxiety evidence change •Addictive (personality Disorder change) Chaplain & Medical Leader Responsibility Individual Responsibility Responsibility Emotional Cycle of Deployment: Emotional Cycle of Deployment: Stress & Coping Stress and Coping HIG H Anticipation Return and of the Readjustm Deployment ent REACTING REACTING READY “In the Groove” LO W Emotional Deployment Cycle: Phase-Specific Challenges For Service Members & Families • Putting the past • Preparation into the past • Anticipation • Retraining Post- Pre- • Uncertainty • Future planning Deployment Deployment • Separation • Readapting Return & During • Dangers • Reconnecting Reunion Deployment • Hardships • Recovering • Fear of • Sharing failure narratives • Isolation Direct Sources of Pre-Deployment Stress Service Members (SMs) Family Members (FMs) Body • Arduous physical training • Increasing hardships at home • Increasing hardships away • Increasing physical fatigue • Increasing physical fatigue Mind • Anticipated dangers and • Anticipated dangers for SM, and challenges challenges for self • Concern over FM’s welfare • Concern over SM’s welfare • Uncertainty about ability to • Uncertainty about ability to perform assigned roles perform assigned roles • Anticipated injuries & losses • Anticipated injuries & losses Spirit & • Spending less time with family • Spending less time with SM Relationships • Beginning to separate from family • Beginning to separate from SM and friends • Needing to develop better trust in • Needing to develop complete trust other FMs and the community in peers and leaders Resources Stress & Anger Management Chaplains Counseling Service Military OneSource Combat Operational Stress Workshops Administrative Support for Operation Iraqi Freedom / Enduring Freedom I MEF (FWD) G-1 Entitlement Brief Deployment Entitlements • Hostile Fire Pay (HFP) • Hardship Duty Location Pay (HDP-L) • Deployed Per Diem • Combat Leave / Combat Zone Tax Exclusion – Two Scenarios • Respite Absence (PDMRA) • Split Pay • Savings Deposit Program (SDP) Hostile Fire Pay • Is a monthly entitlement and will not be prorated. • Rate is $225.00 per month. • Starts on the first day of the month member arrives in Area of Responsibility (AOR). • Stops the last day of the month member departs AOR. Hardship Duty Location Pay (HDP-L) • Is a monthly entitlement and may be prorated. • Amount for Iraq and Afghanistan is $100.00 per month. • Hardship Duty Location Pay for designated areas is payable to both officers and enlisted Marines. • Entitlement begins on the day of arrival in the AOR. • Starts on the 31st day, retroactive to the date of arrival in the AOR. • Stops the day of departure. Deployed Per Diem • Is a daily entitlement. • Amount is $3.50 per day (Contingency) • Starts the day after arrival in AOR. • Stops the day prior to departure from the AOR. • Not entitled while on leave, TAD, UA, Confined, hospitalized, or on ship. Combat Leave and Tax Exclusion • 2.5 days Combat Leave earned per month • Leave earned while tax excluded is considered Combat Leave. There is not a separate entitlement for regular and combat leave. • When you take leave, your combat leave days will be deducted from your leave balance first. Combat Leave and Tax Exclusion • There is a monthly cap on the amount of income that is tax excludable… that being equal to highest rate of E9 (SMMC) pay plus $225 (presently that amount is 7386.30 + $225 = 7611.30). Split Pay • Allows Marines to receive a portion of their pay at their duty locality each payday. • Works the same as an allotment. • Started by submitting a Personnel Action Request (PAR) to the Deployments Branch OMB account. • Any changes or stops must also be submitted via PAR to the Deployments Branch OMB account. SPLIT PAY REQUEST FORM I, ________________________ request to START split pay in the amount of $___________ per pay period. (NOT per month) I am scheduled to depart on or about: _____________________. Current unit/RUC/MCC: ____________________. Signature and date: ______________________. Last 4 of SSN: ___________________________. Note: Return this form to MEF (FWD) G-1 2 weeks prior to you actually deploying. ** Must be participating in the Direct Deposit Program (DDP). Savings Deposit Program • This is a Disbursing Function and will be covered once you are in country. • $10,000 maximum contributable amount. • Must be in country 30 days IOT contribute. • All unallotted pay may be contributed, not to exceed net disposable income. • If deposited before 10th of each month it accrues interest for entire month; if after the 10th, it begins interest accrual the following month. • Ensure that your agent has a Power of Attorney that grants them authorization to deposit money. Savings Deposit Program • Withdrawls may be obtained via fax or e-mail. • Marines may either call Toll Free 1-800-624-7368 DSN 580-6545 or Comm (216) 522-6545; or send e- mail from a dot mil address (***@***.mil) to CCL- SDP@DFAS.MIL Fax (216) 522-6924 I MEF POSTAL Operation Enduring Freedom Classes of Mail • FIRST CLASS (13 oz or less) – Averaging about 7-10 days for delivery • PRIORITY (Over 13 oz. up to 70 lbs.) – Recommended for packages. – Average about 7-10 days delivery. – LARGE FPO/APO FLAT RATE BOX ($12.50regardless of weight) – FLAT RATE BOX ($10.70 regardless of weight) – FLAT RATE ENVELOPE ($4.90 regardless of weight) • PARCEL POST (Over 2 lbs. up to 70 lbs.) – Slowest/Cheapest way to send packages. – Average about 8-14 days delivery. • MOTO MAIL (Email to Hard-copy letter) • NON-POSTAL (USPS) carriers (i.e., FEDEX, UPS, DHL) are not handled by Military Postal Clerks. PROPER PACKING IS A MUST TIPS FOR PROPER PACKAGING • Recommend NYLON FILAMENT FIBER TAPE OR MAILING TAPE. Masking and scotch tape are NOT AUTHORIZED. • Place LIQUID items such as salsa, lotion and beverages in separate zip lock bags. • Always use the SMALLEST box possible. • Always use DURABLE boxes. • Use BUBBLE WRAP/STYROFOAM POPCORN when sending breakable items. • Package items TIGHTLY to avoid shifting. TIPS FOR PROPER PACKAGING • Never send BULKY items in an envelope (i.e,. Keys, Dog Tags, Rings, and Cassette Tapes). • Include the RETURN and ADDRESSEES ADDRESS inside the parcel. • Place the address on only one side of the article being mailed. • Use INSURANCE on packages that contain valuable items going to and from the U.S. and deployment site. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS • All mail weighing OVER 16 OUNCES must be presented to a post office for mailing. • All parcels being sent FROM, TO or BETWEEN an APO/FPO must bear a customs form. • To assist customs and prevent damage to your package, include Lock Combination or Keys when mailing sea-bags, or foot lockers. • Custom forms must be filled out in DETAIL. MAILING RESTRICTIONS • OBSCENE MATERIAL (pictures, magazines, nude or semi- nude). • PORK and PORK BY-PRODUCTS. • LARGE QUANTITIES of material contrary to the Islamic belief. Quantities for personal use are permissible. • No Alcohol. • For additional restriction, contact your local military post office. • EXPRESS MAIL not authorized. – If accidentally accepted at post office, request refund for overpayment. FREE Postal Mailing Supplies Sent to your home (ask for military package) www.USPS.com 1-800-610-8734 6 Priority Boxes 6 Mailing labels 6 US Customs Forms 1 Roll of Tape PERSONAL DEPLOYED ADDRESS RANK, L. NAME, F. NAME, M.I. (LAST 4) I MEF/IMHG FWD (SECTION) Unit 42511 FPO AP 96427-2511 Never change address Most Important Slide!!! CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM – PS FORM 3575 FREE MAIL • FROM an overseas combat location TO the United States ONLY. • Postcards, Letters and Recorded Communications (whether sound or video) with the character of personal correspondence. • Must have a FROM and a TO address. • “FREE” written in the top right corner. I MEF MotoMail Brief MotoMail Definition Free USMC system that delivers sealed letters submitted via the Internet from anywhere and is printed at USMC Post Offices in Afghanistan and usually delivered within 24 hours or less www.MotoMail.us Website How Does It Work? (3) Downloaded from (4) Printed in Unit # order on any PC with website Anytime a Print-2-Mail Folder/Sealer Anytime (2) Sent to MotoMail Server (6) Letter Read & Re-read (5) Delivered thru (1) Submit via any Internet PC unit mail call from Anywhere WWW.MotoMail.us Website Features • Address Book • Letter Status Report • Support the Troops – not to a specific Marine • Chat Board – family members to communicate • Customer Feedback about MotoMail service • News & Media – Handouts, Posters & News • Customer Care Inquiries – Suggestions, Problems, & Help via email or toll free number. • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) • Tell-A-Friend – Spread the news • Photo Mail – a feature that allows family members to send photos inside of the MotoMail letter. MotoMail Locations • MotoMail - submitted via the • MotoMail in Afghanistan are printed at Internet from anywhere, anytime Bastion and flown or convoyed to FOB’S What MotoMail CAN’T do • NOT available worldwide for delivery – Currently available in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the MEUs. • MotoMail CAN’T be sent FROM Afghanistan to the U.S. (Can be sent locally within Afghanistan) MotoMail POC Info I MEF POC Postal Officer Box 555001 Camp Pendleton CA 92055-5001 DSN 361-1196 Comm. 1-760-763-1196 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org HQMC POC MotoMail Info: MotoMail Toll Free 1-877-763-2542 Website: www.motomail.us Any Questions? • Military Post Office – 725-5769 – 763-1196 • Postal Website – http://www.i-mef.usmc.mil/MLG/specialstaffsections/postal/ • “We can’t fix it, if we don’t know” LEGAL BRIEF • Presented by the Camp Pendleton Joint Legal Assistance Office Joint Legal Assistance Schedule Location: 22 area (Air Station). Building 22161. ATTORNEY WALK-IN HOURS TUES & THURS at 0700 Appointments are scheduled on Friday mornings at 0700 Wills/Powers of Attorney Class: Mon & Wed at 1300 Notary Hours: All normal business hours Topics Wills, Power of Attorney Landlord/Tenant Best Practices • Various Consumer Law issues • Service members Civil Relief Act • Deployment Myths • Scams that affect Service members and their family members. Components of an Estate Plan • Will • Powers of Attorney. • Living Will • Advanced Healthcare Directive • Probate Avoidance Measures/Trusts • SGLI Advice • PADD • Death Gratuity Important Notes About Wills NOBODY CAN ORDER YOU TO GET A WILL! Show me your last will and testament! It has to be a VOLUNTARY document in order to be valid. What is a Will? Do you need one? • A will allows you to tell the world how to distribute your estate upon your death (where your stuff will go). • You may name an “executor” in your will. This person will actually execute the instructions in the will. • TWO CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED A WILL! 1. You’re single, you have no kids, and you want all of your stuff to go to your parents in equal shares. 2. You’re married, you have no kids, and you want all of your stuff to go to your spouse. You might want a will if… • If you have kids. Very important to appoint Guardians and successors Guardians. * Remember, most biological parents will have superior rights to appointed Guardians. • Part ownership in a family farm or business • Independently wealthy You Don’t Need a Will If everything you own is pictured here, you don’t need a will. Powers of Attorney 3 Types • General Power of Attorney Unlimited discretion to your agent. Very risky. Pain in your future. • Special Power of Attorney Agent can only do specific things. Minimizes risk. Recommended! • Power of Attorney for the Care of Children Battle Damage Assessment Everything on this page was purchased using General POAs while the Marine was deployed… Powers of Attorney It is difficult if not impossible to revoke a power of attorney after you have given it! If you want to find out if a business will accept a power of attorney, contact them. - Banks, Credit Unions, Title Companies, etc. • Power of Attorney for the Care of Children – Is important if both biological parents are unavailable to act as a parent. – TEMPORARY responsibility over the child. Does not change any court-ordered custody. – You give this POA to a non-parent who is available in case of an emergency. Very important if you have kids. SGLI It is not paid automatically to your current spouse! Whoever is on your SGLI benficiary form will be paid your $400,000.* *You cannot put minor children on your SGLI beneficiary form without special language. Please fill out the SGLI form correctly… Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) gives you rights! (no longer called “Soldiers and Sailors”) • You can terminate your residential lease when you deploy for greater than 90 days or you PCS. – You must serve a copy of your orders on the landlord! – Landlord cannot charge you for breaking your lease. – Do it right to ensure you get your full security deposit back. • You cannot be evicted without a court order from a Superior Court judge. • You can terminate your automobile lease early without fee. • You can terminate your cell phone contract early without fee. Service members Civil Relief Act II More rights under the SCRA… Being Sued??? If you are sued while deployed, you can request that court put a “stay” on the case until you return and are available. If the court proceeds in your absence, they must provide you with a lawyer. * This automatic stay under the SCRA does not apply to criminal actions/proceedings. ** Judges routinely refuse to implement this law in state family law cases. Identity Theft – Preventive Measures Place an “Active Duty Fraud Alert” on your credit report. www.experian.com www.equifax.com www.transunion.com Don’t want pre-approved credit cards arriving in the mail? www.optoutprescreen.com Want your yearly free credit report (for each bureau)? www.annualcreditreport.com Cell Phones KNOW YOUR CONTRACT! You probably do not have an international calling plan! - International Long Distance - International Roaming - International Text Messaging Fees - International Data Fees ** We see this over and over at Legal Assistance. Cell Phones Don’t take my word for it. Automobiles A big issue especially for the single Marines. Common Occurrence: Marine deploys, hands keys to his buddy on his way out the door. Marine’s buddy gets the car towed. The towing company will not release vehicle to anyone other than registered owner. Vehicle sits in storage lot for 4 months, and the Marine owes ~$5,000 in towing/storage fees when he comes home. More often than not, the car is (illegally) sold at a lien sale. Marine still owes the amount of the car loan + any towing storage fees not paid for with purchase price. WHAT A MESS! Myths That Won’t Die “I don’t have to pay my bills when I am deployed; they’re automatically frozen.” INCORRECT “My buddy is going to start my car for me once a week and otherwise take care of it for me.” INCORRECT “I don’t have to give a copy of my deployment orders to my landlord, he told me he supports the troops and will let me out of my lease.” INCORRECT Scams That Persist Red Cross Scam Purchasing Extra Life Insurance in a FOB Area Code / Calling Card Scam (809) area code, only $2,425 a minute! Be wary of anything asking you to “verify” your personal information. Spouses: Most “work from home” schemes are scams - Contact MCCS for job assistance The entire Coast Highway – for cars or electronics. This is important when you return from deployment and have money to be spent. Contact Us Joint Legal Assistance Contact Information: Building 22161 (next to Base Magistrate) (760) 725-6558 Office ATTORNEY WALK-IN HOURS TUES & THURS at 0700 Traffic Management Office Camp Pendleton, CA SSgt Story Outline I. Privately Owned Vehicles II. Storage Personal Effects III.Letter of Authorization for Deployment Storage (Marines Residing In Barracks) IV. Letter of Authorization for Delivery of Personal Effects V. Unit Rep Responsibilities VI. Unit Roster VII. Additional Information Unit Deployment Privately owned Vehicles DROP OFFS • Time 0730 & 1300: – Monday - Friday – Must have current Insurance & Registration (Up until return Date) – Base Decals – Must be in good running condition – ¼ tank of gas – Complete POV Checklist & Statement of Understanding – Bring in a 9x12 Orange Envelope – (1) Key will be left with TMO – Be advised POV storage is only for Marines & Sailors that reside in the BAQ & do not receive Basic Allowance for Housing. – * Ref MCO P 4600.39 Storage of Personal Effects • The Unit Rep or S-4 coordinator will make liaison with PE &BC to get effects stored and/or released. The Unit or S-4 will provide PE & BC with (5) documents. 1) LOA for Deployment Storage for Marines living in Barracks. 2) LOA for Delivery & Pickup of Personal Effects 3) Appointment Letter of Rep/ Releasing agent for Unit Deployment 4) Unit Rep Responsibility Letter 5) Roster (Marines) BE ADVISED ALLSTATE MOVERS will perform all movement. 0800-1700 Letter of Authorization for Deployment Storage (Marines Residing In Barracks) Letter Head Orders # Unit Date Sample From: Commanding Officer, (Unit Name) To: Director, Traffic Management Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton Subj.: LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION FOR DEPLOYMENT STORAGE FOR MARINES RESIDING IN BARRACKS Ref: (a) Marine Corps Personal Property Transportation Manual, Chapter 2; Section 4 (b) MCO 4600.39 (c) JFTR U4770 (d) BO 4050.8 Encl.: (1) Listing of single Marines, occupying government quarters, requesting storage of personal effects. 1. This Letter of Authorization issued in compliance with the provisions of references (a), (b), (c), and (d). Estimated date of return ________________. Personal Effects / Household Goods will be picked up within 30 days of return from deployment. 2. Marines listed in enclosure (1) are living on base (in unit’s barrack) and are authorized storage at government expense. 3. (Rank, Name, Contact Phone) is the Command’s Authorized Representatives. Commercial contractor pickup of Personal Effects is requested on (date). *( The Command will provide two points of contact. One must be a SNCO or above. The SNCO must be present during the actual pickup date.)* Commanding Officer Signature Or By Direction Authority Letter of Authorization to store Personal Effects *(SAMPLE Letter of Authorization for Delivery of Personal Effects SAMPLE)* Letter Head Orders # Unit Date From: Commanding Officer, (Unit Name) To: Director, Traffic Management Office, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton Subj.: LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION FOR REMOVAL OR PICKUP OF PERSONAL EFFECTS Ref: (a) MCO 4600.39 (b) JFTR U4770 (c) BO 4050.8 Encl.: (1) Listing of single Marines, occupying government quarters, requesting removal of personal effects from storage. 1. This Letter of Authorization issued in compliance with the provisions of references (a), (b), and (c). 2. Due to Marine returning from deployment, request delivery date of personal effects. 3. (Rank, Name, Contact Phone) are the Command’s Authorized Representatives. Commanding Officer Signature Or By Direction Authority (UR) Responsibilities a. The UR will be available for pick up and or delivery on the scheduled day(s) between the hours of 0800 - 1700. The UR will ensure that the Marine/Sailors requesting pick-up or delivery will be in their rooms from 0800 until 1700. b. The UR and/or an appointed representative is required to be at the pickup and delivery point. c. The UR is responsible for providing TMO with a roster with the names of Marines/Sailors that are requesting pick-up or delivery of their personal effects. d. The UR will ensure that the Marine/Sailor’s personal effects are accessible to the mover. The UR will also ensure that the Marines/Sailors are present to sign all storage documents or the UR will be responsible for signing the documents. e. All gear requested for delivery by the UR will not be taken back by the Carrier or TMO. The UR will be responsible for providing storage for the Marines personal effects that is left by the mover. Cont Unit Rep Responsibilities f. All requests for date and location changes will be made in advance by at least five (5) business days. g. All cancellations will be made at least (48) hours prior to the scheduled pick up or delivery date (s). h. All roster changes for the requested gear must be made at least (48) hours prior to the scheduled pick-up or delivery date (s). i. The UR will be responsible for all attempted pick-ups and/or deliveries. The Unit will have to provide a line of accounting to be charged for all attempts. TAC: _____________________ LOA: _______________________ j. The mover is only required to wait for the UR for 30 minutes prior to departing. The mover will not pack, load or deliver any gear without the UR present. To reschedule a pick or delivery, the UR will have to wait 15 business days. k. The UR will be responsible to inform all the Marines/Sailors that they have 70 days from the day of receipt to file any claims for loss or damages. They must submit claims in person with a completed DD 1840. BE ADVISED l. The PE & BC will make exceptions on a case by case basis for deliveries for the following: Marines/Sailors that have been killed in action. Marines/Sailors that have been wounded in action. Marines/Sailors that are EAS’ing. Marines/Sailors that are PCS’ing. Unit Roster LAST NAME FIRST NAME MI RANK BRKS # RM# SSN# POV Additional Information • Service Members that receive BAH can store your vehicle and personal effects by calling the following numbers below: • San Luis Rey (760) 725-5296 POV Only • San Onofre (760) 725-7519 POV Only • Main Side (17 area) (760) 385-1122 Self Storage /Charge by weight Camppendletonstorage.com QUESTIONS ???
Pages to are hidden for
"Fire Lawyer Sample Letter"Please download to view full document