Readiness & Deployment Support educates and prepares military members and their families to cope with the challenges of all types of deployments and family separations including the Command team members and Deployment Readiness Coordinator who will guide families and Marines through deployments.

Readiness & Deployment Support

Readiness and Deployment Support (RDS) at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar provides a continuum of readiness education and deployment support to prepare Marines, Sailors and their families for the unique challenges of a deployment while maintaining a constant state of readiness. Connecting to the community and available resources are a key component to a successful deployment. Watch for upcoming virtual workshops if you are unable to attend in person.

Readiness and Deployment Support (RDS) Training Includes:

Pre-Deployment Briefs

The Pre-Deployment brief is designed to provide resources and information to assist service members and their families as they prepare for the changes and challenges of deployment. Topics include:

  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Family Care Plan
  • Storage of your belongings
  • Resources
  • Operational Security
  • Communication plans
  • Financial planning

Mid-Deployment Workshops

Mid-Deployment Success – a fun and interactive workshop designed to promote deployment success through self-care for the spouse or significant other at home during a separation or deployment. It includes information about stress management, staying connected, dealing with emotional ups and downs, and resources. Topics include:

  • Physical Fitness
  • Relaxation
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Networking
  • Goals

Return and Reunion Workshops

Return and Reunion Success- provides an opportunity to talk about homecoming anticipation, expectations, and concerns in a fun and interactive workshop. The environment is made for spouses and significant other to feel at ease sharing or listening to other experiences. Topics include:

  • Reintegration
  • Homecoming planning
  • Communication
  • Tools for managing stress
  • Romance and intimacy

Reintegration/Strong Marine Couples

Reintegration: Strong Marine Couples – most couples will successfully manage homecoming and reintegrate naturally. This workshop is designed to strengthen relationships in a fun and interactive environment after a lengthy separation and typically conducted 45-60 days post-deployment. Topics include:

  • Common post deployment reactions of Marines and their significant others
  • Communication barriers and how to work through them
  • Life balancing skills
  • 5-step problem solving

Kids N Reunion

This program is an interactive workshop for children that is offered simultaneously to the Unit’s Return & Reunion Workshop while the children are in childcare at the Children Youth & Teen Center. This workshop is aimed at children 5 years and up and offers age-appropriate activities to prepare for the upcoming return, reunion and reintegration with their parent.

  • Pre-Deployment Kids
  • Mid-Deployment Kids
  • Return and Reunion Kids


Contact Information

Readiness and Deployment Support

2525 Bauer Rd Bldg. 2525
San Diego, CA 92126

Phone: 8583071322

Admin: 8583074918


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Closed Holidays
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