What is the Fleet Response Plan?
The Fleet Response Plan (FRP) was instituted in July 2003 in response to the need for expanded readiness in the Global War on Terror. Instead of predictable, lock-step, 6-month deployments to pre-determined regions, the FRP means that units will embark on deployments of varied duration in support of various missions. The FRP provides a remarkable naval capability to the four corners of the world.
What does this have to do with me?
The FRP requires our Sailors and families to be more flexible than ever before. We always have to be ready for a deployment. We may or may not have six months before the next deployment. How do we do this? How do we make sure we’re ready?
- Schedule and attend a pre-deployment briefing with your local Deployment Support Specialist at the FFSC. By doing this, you can get the most up-to-date information.
- Get a Deployment Checklist. Make sure you’ve completed the requirements. Fill in the blanks and check the blocks. Make sure you keep this paperwork in a notebook or file so you’ll be able to make changes and keep it updated. It is So Important that you take the time to follow this checklist. The more organized you are before you deploy, the less worries you’ll have while you are deployed!