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About the National Guard Family Program

The National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. In addition to our national office in Washington, D.C., we have an incredible team of staff members and volunteers in each of the 54 states and territories.

In each state, there is a State Family Program Director and one to four Wing Family Program Coordinators in support of the families. There are also Family Readiness Groups/Key Volunteer Groups, Family Readiness Assistants, Family Assistance Staff, where you, as a family member, can take full advantage of any and all services available.

Family Readiness

Find out how the National Guard Family Program helps families prepare for what lies ahead. Let us show you how to be “Always Ready, Always There.” Read more »


National Guard Volunteers contribute a broad range of services that enhance the capabilities of National Guard programs and services and augment the efforts of paid staff. It is the goal of the National Guard Volunteer Program to provide assistance and support for volunteer programs at the state level. Read more »

Child and Youth

Learn about the opportunities and support provided by the National Guard Family Program for youth and kids of all ages. Read more »

Vision and Mission

Learn how we enhance quality of life for National Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live. Read More »

Exceptional Family Member Program

The ARNG Exceptional Family Member Program is a Department of Defense program that works with civilian and military agencies to provide comprehensive support services to family members with special needs.

EFMP provides a defined process to screen exceptional family members (children and adults). To ensure availability of care during the assignment process, CONUS and OCONUS, soldiers must enroll exceptional family member’s with special education and medically related service needs and support.

Family Assistance Centers

Family Assistance Centers provide a variety of referral-based services to geographically-dispersed families and retirees from all military components. Services include, but are not limited to, ID cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System enrollment, TRICARE and military medical benefits education, emergency financial services, legal information and referral, crisis intervention and referral, and community information and referral.

Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.