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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas Military Forces State Family Programs Set to Open New Remote Family Assistance Center
Austin, Texas (July 1, 2014) – Texas Military Forces, State Family Programs is happy to announce the
opening of the newest Family Assistance Center at the Camp Bowie Armory in Brownwood, June 30, 2014.
These centers are used to provide guidance, resources, support and training to service members and their families in order to empower them to face the challenges of service in the National Guard in state and national emergencies and through all phases of a deployment cycle.
The Family Assistance Specialist in Brownwood is Skye Arrington. Arrington is trained to provide essential services to families, service members and the unit chain of command. Some of these services include: Crisis Intervention and Referral, Legal Resource and Referral, Financial Resource and Referral, TRICARE Resource and Referral, identification cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and Community Information and Outreach.
Arrington can be reached at (325) 646-0159 ext. 7164260 or (512) 239-5831, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Behavioral health services are also available in Brownwood through Brandie McCray, Behavioral Health Coordinator who can provide counseling to service members and their families who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationship problems or any other issues that are presented.
McCray can be reached for appointment scheduling at (512)782-5069.
For more information or in case of emergency please contact the Texas Military Forces, State Family Program 24 hour hotline at 800-252-8032. For Spanish dial 1-888-443-2124.
The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
Texas Military Forces Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703