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Ready or Not?

It pays to be prepared. As part of a military family, you know that deployments are possible at a moment's notice. Being ready requires advance planning on your part regarding your personal affairs. Much of this information needs to be communicated to your family. The readiness information in this section has been broken down into three areas: Pre-deployment, Deployment, and Reunion. Each section will have tips, checklists or other helpful information for your use. Please review each section and print any items that would helpful to you or a family member.

PRE-DEPLOYMENT PROCESS
This section is designed to prepare you for the emotions and stress related to separation. It will also assist you in preparing your personal records (Family Care Plans, legal documents, financial, medical) and aid you with other issues related to family matters. Communicating with children and preparing them for the separation are also topics discussed in this section.

DEPLOYMENT SECTION
This section deals with the actual separation period. Communicating with family members, coping during separation, and parenting issues while away are topics covered in this section. 

TIPS FOR THE SPOUSE LEFT BEHIND
This section will prepare your spouse for the challenges of being a single parent, or having to take care of the day-to-day things.

REUNION (LINK TO COME)
This section will prepare you for the challenges of reunion so that problems can be minimized and positive aspects of homecoming can be maximized. Tips to help smooth the adjustment period of reunion will assist both you and your loved ones.

Contact a Recruiter

133rd Airlift Wing

Minnesota Air National Guard

Recruiting Office

631 Minuteman Drive

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55111-4116

 

Recruiting Office Supervisor and Officer Recruiter:

TSgt Rodney Gattis

612-713-2033

Rodney.A.Gattis.mil@mail.mil

 

Production Recruiters:

TSgt Durrell Motley

612-713-2034

Durrell.k.motley.mil@mail.mil

 

TSgt Jeff Sprick

612-713-2035

Jeffrey.m.sprick.mil@mail.mil

 

Retention Office Manager

(for current members):

MSgt Melissa Piazza

612-713-2032

Melissa.s.piazza.mil@mail.mil

 

Toll Free:         800-835-3764

Fax:                 612-713-2037

DSN Fax:        783-2037

Email:              Recruiting Office