On behalf of the Commanding Officer, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to 3d Battalion, 5th Marines. My name is Darci Streeter and I am honored to serve as your Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC), formerly known as Family Readiness Officer (FRO).
The Unit, Personal, Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is a vital part of our battalion’s mission to support our Marines, Sailors, and the wellbeing of our families. While it is the primary responsibility of the individual Marine/Sailor to keep his/her family informed, the DRC can assist in this responsibility by providing resource information regarding the many services and programs that are available.
Contact information is important, and that is why I value yours. When your Marine or Sailor checks in, he/she provides me with family members’ information so that I may keep you informed and connected; in order to receive the information, please make sure your Marine/Sailor has listed you as an Authorized Contact for the UPFRP. Newsletters and weekly information is sent out with everything from classes, free events, unit gatherings, and more to keep you in the know! *Please know that NO CASUALTY OR INJURY information will EVER come through me.
I believe that in order to succeed as a military family, you have to have the right tools. These tools include an understanding of how the military works and an abundant knowledge of resources. To provide you with these tools I urge you to reach out to me if ever you have a question. Building resilient families, Marines, and Sailors to be prepared for whatever the Marine Corps throws at you is my priority.
Every day is a learning experience as a member of the Navy and Marine Corps family. As your DRC, I am available to help you with a variety of challenges as a communication link and an information and referral resource. This includes the service members, spouses, parents, extended family, friends, and others.
I encourage you to get involved and attend the different events we host as a battalion! I am always in need of volunteers, so please contact me if you are interested in helping out in one form or another! In the meantime please let me know if there is anything we can help you with. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at the numbers listed above or through email.
Again, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Darkhorse Family. I look forward to having you as a valuable member of our team. Get Some!
Deployment Readiness Coordinator
3d Battalion, 5th Marines
Office Hours: 0800-1600
Cell: 760.277.7280 (text/call for urgent UPFRP matters)
Emergencies, please contact the OOD: 760.763.0396
Red Cross: 877.272.7337 or text GETHEROCARE to 90999