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To assist Family Readiness Groups and their families to cope with the strains associated with the unit deployment and state emergencies, and to receive necessary assistance from military and civilian resources.
Family Program Vision:
To enhance the quality of life for the National Guard members, their families and the communities in which they live.


State Family Program Director
MAJ Johnny Waldrop
Comm: 601.313.6379
DSN: 293.6379
5-Digit: 36379 
Family Assistance Coordinator
Paul Purser
Comm: 601.313.6502
DSN: 293.6502
5-Digit: 36502 
Family Program Specialist
SGM Richard Norton
Comm: 601.313.6769
DSN: 293.6769
5-Digit: 36769
Strong Bonds Coordinator
SFC James Huffman
Comm: 601.313.6712
DSN: 293.6712
5-Digit: 36712

State Youth Coordinators
Allen Pope
Comm: 601.313.6765
DSN: 293.6765
5-Digit: 36765
Jan Reeves
Comm: 601.313.6620
DSN: 293.6620
5-Digit: 36620

Kristina Frazier
Comm: 601.313.6765
DSN: 293.6765
5-Digit: 36765

Family Readiness Assistants

Unit Assistant Contact Numbers
155th BCT North Brad Davis 662.891.9737
155th BCT South Phillip Ladd 601.587.1020
155th BCT Central Anna Clement 601.859.8721
184th ESC Donna Manning 601.428.0184
66th Troop Command Marion Newbury 601.683.3837
185th AVN GP/20SF Cathy Adams 601.313.4682
168th EN BDE Jane Lyon 601.629.6210
Joint Force Headquarters MSNG Becky Pope 601.313.6766
Family Assistance Centers
Location Supervisor Contact Number
Starkville Amy Andrews 662.323.5922
St. Martin Laurie Landry / Katherine Ladner 228.396.4962
Jackson Williadine North 601.313.6501
Jackson Paul Purser 601.313.6502
Camp Shelby Blenda Gann 601.558.2405
Camp Shelby Sumer Works 601.558.2284
Tupelo Bill Shack 662.891.9754
Senatobia Cliff Olson 662.562.6920
Camp Shelby/St. Martin Betty Lambert 601.558.2883


 External Links

  Joint Services Support
  Emergency Services
  ID Cards/DEERS Rapids Site Locator
  Strong Bonds for Couples
  Employee Support of the Guard/Reserves
  Local/State Assistance and Volunteer Opportunities


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