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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
22nd MEU Family Readiness Officer
Family Readiness Officer - Catherine Ross 

Hello 22ND MEU Families and Friends,  

Our Marines, Sailors, and their families are our most important asset. As members of the 22ND MEU, we have a responsibility to our family members as we are not only accountable for our own readiness, but also that of our families.  

The Family Readiness Program is dedicated to helping our service members as they take a proactive approach to their personal and family readiness. They will be more able to focus on accomplishing the mission, knowing that their spouses and family members have a reliable resource in the Family Readiness Program.   

Contact Information:

Mobile: (910) 382-0896 

Desk: (910) 451-0421

Email: catherine.ross@usmc.mil

24Hr Hotline: (877) 817-7322 (toll free) or (910) 451-8780 and when prompted, press "4".

As the Family Readiness Officer for the 22ND MEU Command Element, I am here to assist Marines, Sailors, and their family members as they prepare to rise to the challenges of the military lifestyle. The 22ND MEU Family Readiness Program serves as a responsive, supportive, and professional resource for information and referral to enhance the readiness of all Marines and their families. In partnership with Marine Corps Community Services, and several surrounding entities, I will aid in providing services and resources to address the versatile needs of the 22ND MEU families. 

The Commanding Officer ultimately is responsible for the Family Readiness Program; however, to achieve optimal levels of readiness, it is necessary for Marines to take an active part in ensuring that their families have the foundation necessary to facilitate strong communication within the Marine Corps. 

You may access our 24-hour hotline by calling 1-877-817-7322 (toll-free) or 910-451-8780 (Jacksonville, N.C., area) and pressing the number "4" at the prompt. 

Marine Corps Family Team Building has several resources and programs available at no cost. They may be accessed by visiting: http://www.mccslejeune.com/resources/resources.html and then click on Marine and Family Services. Other great sources of information is our website, our Digital Video and Imagery Distribution website at: http://www.dvidshub.net/units/22meu (this is a great place for photos, stories and videos that you can download), and our marines.mil news page at: http://www.22ndmeu.marines.mil/UnitHome.aspx  Save these to your Internet favorites and check frequently for updates. 

All official and factual information regarding the unit’s movements, activities, and operations will be passed to me directly from the 22nd MEU Commanding Officer. Remember, other sources of information may be unreliable or incorrect. 

As always, I am here to assist you in any way I can. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My goal is to keep you informed with the most up to date information as the direct link to our forward deployed MEU. I can be reached via email at catherine.ross@usmc.mil or by phone at (910) 451-0421 (office), (910) 382-0896 (mobile) 24 hours a day 7 days a week! 

To view the 22nd MEU Return and Reunion Guide click here.

For information on the American Red Cross click here.

American Red Cross update: Beginning June 13, 2011 at 8 a.m. EDT, all military members and their families can use one number 877-272-7337 (U.S. Toll Free) to send an urgent message to a servicemember.  The change means all military members and their families can use this single number to initiate an emergency communication, regardless of where they live.

To download the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society pre-authorization form click here.