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Chief of Naval Operations' Navy Family Framework

More than “50 Years of Proudly Serving Navy Families”

For five decades, the Navy Family Ombudsmen, volunteers appointed by a commanding officer, have served as an information link between command leadership and command families. They support mission readiness, assist commanders, and respond to family readiness needs, and facilitate building a strong community network of services through numerous duties.

The Fleet and Family Support Program put together a commemorative booklet to recognize all our past and present. Click HERE to download the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet.

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Ombudsman 50th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet

The Chief of Naval Operations' Navy Family Framework describes the role that families play in fulfilling our strategic objectives and the responsibilities that the Navy has to our families. It outlines our commitment to enhance mutual support between the Navy and our families. We recruit a Sailor, but we retain a family. Stronger families make a stronger fleet.

Navy Family Framework 2.0 FY19 Report

Navy Family Framework Annual Report Fiscal Year 2019
Our second annual report is provided in accordance with requirements set forth in the Navy Family Frameork, released buy the Chief of Naval Operations on November 2017, with its expansion version 2.0 in August 2019. In is inception, the Navy Family Framework called for Commander, Navy installations Command (CNIC) to serve as the central advocate for Navy families. This has not changed, as we leveraged and established forums, programs, and best practices to provide premier service to our Navy Families. This FY2019 Report reflects the achievements made by all CNIC quality of life programs to include the N00 Religious Ministry Program and the N9 Fleet and Family Readiness Program (N91 Family Readiness; N92 Fleet Readiness, N93 Navy Housing, N95 Navy Wounded Warrior).

Navy Family Portal

The Navy Family Portal is in support of the CNO's Navy Family Framework.

Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) just made it easier for Navy spouses to learn all they need to navigate their way through the Navy, in the palm of their hand. The Navy Family eLearning, was released on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, through the CNIC Learning Management System (LMS). The CNIC LMS is in support of the Navy Family Framework 2.0 (NFF). The framework speaks to the diversity of Navy families and addresses how the Navy can best enable families to support the mission and see themselves as part of its strength, making a positive contribution. To access the CNIC Learning management System and create an account click HERE.

Navy Family eLearning offers the following:

  • The Navy Family eHandbook is an Interactive Electronic Magazine provides information to all members of the Navy family to include Sailors, Spouses, Parents, Siblings, Partners and Friends.
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  • The Navy Spouse eLibrary is a one-stop shop for information in support of the various stages of the military lifecycle organized according to topical areas such as financial management, employment, parenting, relocation, deployment, transition, and wellness.
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  • The New Spouse Orientation assists and integrates new spouses into the Navy family through the lens of a company’s new employee orientation. The program’s objectives are to provide the tools and resources to spouses so they feel equipped to handle the challenges of a Navy lifestyle. This supports the Navy Family Framework by increasing the amount of Navy spouse training available, which helps Navy families feel more informed and better connected. The format is a self-paced online course available 24-7 on multiple devices.
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  • The Live Well Resiliency Webinars bring the classroom to you! You can connect with service members and families from around the globe in the comfort of your home, office or location of your choice. Online webinars are approximately one hour in length and provide tips, tools, and resources to support the Navy lifestyle.
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Chief of Naval Operations' Navy Family Framework Version 2.0

Our Navy is charged with maintaining maritime superiority. We execute this charge with our Navy team—our Sailors, civilians, and their loved ones. Navy families are an integral part of our Navy team and a vital contributor to mission success. The Navy Family Framework describes the role that families play in fulfilling our strategic objectives and the responsibilities that the Navy has to our families. It outlines our commitment to enhance mutual support between the Navy and our families. We recruit a Sailor, but we retain a family. Stronger families make a stronger fleet.

Chief of Naval Operations’ Navy Family Framework (November 2017)
Our Navy is charged with maintaining maritime superiority. We execute this charge with our Navy team - our Sailors, civilians, and Navy families. Navy families are an integral part of our Navy team and a vital contributor to mission success. This Navy Family Framework describes the role that Navy families play in mission success, the responsibilities that the Navy has for our families, and outlines some organizational goals to enhance the mutual support between the Navy and our families.

Navy Family Framework Fiscal Year 2018 Report
Our first annual report is provided in accordance with requirements set forth in the Navy Family Framework, released by the Chief of Naval Operations in November 2017. The Navy Family Framework called for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) to serve as the central advocate for Navy families. It asked that we provide an annual assessment of CNIC programs that support the overall health of Navy families, trends on common challenges, an avenue to collect and share best practices, and the means for Navy families to provide input on Navy-wide initiatives. This FY2018 Report reflects the achievements made by all CNIC quality of life programs to include the N00 Religious Ministry Program and the N9 Fleet and Family Readiness Program (N91 Family Readiness; N92 Fleet Readiness, N93 Navy Housing, N95 Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor Program).

Family Framework Governance Board Charter - CNIC INSTRUCTION 1701.1 (dated 29 Aug 2018)
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) serves as the central advocate for Navy families and is charged with supporting the overall health of Navy families, understanding their common challenges, collecting and sharing best practices and providing a means for Navy families to provide input on Navy wide initiatives. The Family Framework Governance Board (FFGB) will be the organizational venue for achieving these objectives.

Family Support Program Assessment
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP), in partnership with OPNAV, carried out a Spouse Engagement Study (SES) over a period of nine months, from January to September 2018. The SES solicited feedback from Navy family members, Navy leadership, CNIC headquarters staff and FFSP staff to review programs and services administered through Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs).

2019 Fleet and Family Support Program Annual Report
For more than forty years, Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) has been dedicated to excellence, proactively addressing the needs of commands, fighters and family members. These ongoing efforts align with the Culture of Excellence (CEO), as described in NAVADMIN 254/19. FFSP consistently strives to improve mission readiness by enhancing the resiliency of these groups through education, counseling and resource referrals. FFSP prevention efforts focus on helping Sailors and families avoid destructive behaviors and developing the skills to promote positive signature behaviors. 

2018 Fleet and Family Support Program Annual Report
The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) is a mission-essential resource for service members, families and command leadership seeking resiliency support to help keep Sailors mission-ready and prepared to meet the unique challenges of the Navy lifestyle.

This 2018 FFSP Annual Report highlights the prevention efforts across all FFSPs functional areas.

Command Family Readiness Program
The primary goal of the Command Family Readiness Program is to support mission readiness for the total force by establishing standards for the delivery of coordinated support services, outreach, and information to family members and Sailors throughout the Navy.

Updated November 2, 2020

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