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Chemical Biological Incident Response Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Indian Head, MD


 Col Donald J. Riley Jr.


SgtMaj Jonathan A. Lazzeroni

Family Readiness Officer


Family Readiness

 - Family Readiness Newsletter -

Joining CBIRF? Moving to Indian Head?



Listed below is some helpful information to assist you in your transition, and during your tour here.

Relocation Assistance  703-693-5197 
Indian Head Housing Office  301-744-4317 
Military OneSource 24/7  800-342-9647 
CBIRF Family Readiness Office  301-744-5025 
CBIRF Unit Chaplain  301-744-2017 
General Counseling Service  703-614-7204 
Child Care Resources  703-614-7332 
Exceptional Family Member Program  703-614-7201 
New Parent Support  703-614-7208 
Academic Assistance 703-614-9104 
Family Member Employment Assistance  703-614-6828 
Personal Financial Management  703-614-6950 
Navy-Marine Corps Relief  202-433-3364 

Indian Head’s Housing office address:

3946 Welsh Street

Bldg 1659

Indian Head, MD 20640

- Click here for the DD Form 1746 -

What is Family Readiness?

There are a lot of definitions for this. The most popular definition is families prepared and equipped with the proper information and resources to successfully lead the military lifestyle. The one we like to use is the ability of each Marine and Sailor and their family to successfully balance their life, their career, and their mission.

Family readiness is as important as combat readiness. We know that military families endure a lot. And every Marine and Sailor bears the responsibility of ensuring their family is well-prepared for any and every event that comes their way.

We're here to communicate official Command information when it's needed. And we'll help guide you to the necessary resources when you need it.

Balancing is not an easy task. But with support, sometimes the balance can go smoother. We want to be a support in helping make your lives a little less complicated. Know that the Family Readiness Team is here for you.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Family Readiness Program would like to invite our CBIRF family members to volunteer for our group.  If you have the time, we can certainly use the help!

If you’re good at designing flyers, working with Excel spreadsheets, planning events, if you have good people skills and know how to use them, or if you’d like to help with mailings, we’d love to have you on board.

Whether you’ve done volunteering before, or would be volunteering for the first time, we would enjoy having you as a part of the team.

Please contact the Family Readiness Officer at 301-744-5025 or email ramona.higgins@usmc.mil if interested.