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Unaccompanied Tours

Unaccompanied, but not alone.

To support the growing number of employees and families affected by unaccompanied tours (UT), the Family Liaison Office (FLO) has established an Unaccompanied Tours Support Program. FLO's Unaccompanied Tours Support Team is available to employees and family members (including spouses, partners, parents, siblings, and children of all ages) before, during, and after an unaccompanied assignment to answer questions, clarify options, and offer information and guidance on common concerns. To learn more about these resources see below. For additional questions, please email FLO at

SUPPORT:           BEFORE           DURING           AFTER           ALWAYS

5 Most Popular FLO Support Resources:

  • Contact Information Form - We don’t know who you are unless you tell us. Anywhere in the world employees, family members and friends of unaccompanied tour employees can receive regular communication from FLO regarding available resources, programs, and services by completing this form. Email to request a Contact Information Form.
  • UT Info Card (PDF - prints 2-up, cut in half) - The card lists many links to support resources while the employee is serving on an unaccompanied tour.
  • Decision Tree (PDF) A guide to help employees decide where their families will live while serving on an unaccompanied tour.
  • Children’s Handbook Email to request an age appropriate workbook to help children understand separation from a parent.
  • Children's Certificates & Medals of Recognition  Employees can nominate their child to receive a certificate and award recognizing their sacrifice. Eligibility requirements: Employee must be from a Foreign Affairs Agency and serving at a UT designated post for at least 6 months and child must be employee’s daughter/son/step-child up to age 21. For more information or to submit a nomination contact

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