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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:05 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Spc. Ben Fox

1st Cavalry Division public affairs

Family Readiness Groups are essential tools for passing information from the command to every member of the unit – soldiers and family members alike.

The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Family Readiness Group had the chance to restart the flow of information at its first meeting with their new commander Lt. Col. Quinton Arnold.

"One of the key things for the meeting was for me to introduce myself to the families," Arnold said.

"Being the new commander, having been in command for four weeks, I wanted to make sure that they met me, knew who I was and got straight from me what I think family readiness is all about," he said.

"It's an all day, every day, all year-long event," said Arnold. "It's not just for deployments."

Arnold has plans to make his new unit's FRG to be stronger.

"I wanted them to understand the importance to me of the family readiness group, and what the family readiness group does for us as families and for us as soldiers," he said.

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