Information to help prepare Sailors and their families for deployment is available through the following resources.
American Red Cross: sends communications on behalf of family members who are facing emergencies or other important events to members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving all over the world. These communications are delivered around-the-clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Armed Services YMCA: ASYMCA runs more than 150 programs around the world to ease the burden of the families of junior-enlisted military personnel.
Chaplain Care: Navy Chaplain Corps Vision: "Mission ready Sailors and Marines, and their families, demonstrating spiritual, moral and ethical maturity supported by the innovative delivery of religious ministry and compassionate pastoral care."
Everyone Serves is a brand new e-book, available free online. The book serves as guide for family and friends of service members who are somewhere in the deployment cycle. Besides advice and information, the book has worksheets, tons of videos featuring real military family members and their experiences, links to helpful organizations and more.
Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center: assists Individual Augmentee (IA) and GSA IA Sailors by ensuring they are properly uniformed and equipped while coordinating with the Army to ensure they get the proper stateside training.
Naval Services Family Line: Navy family volunteers who believe in sharing their experiences as military spouses. Free publications are also available.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: nonprofit, charitable organization that provides financial, educational, and other assistance to Sailors, family members and survivors. Counseling, loans, grants, various services, and referral to other community resources are available.
Operation Purple: The National Military Family Association's Operation Purple camps are a time for having fun, making friends and reminding military kids that they are the nation's youngest heroes.
Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor: Navy's lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and their families. Provides a lifetime of individually-tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.
TRICARE: health care program serving active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, their families, survivors and certain former spouses worldwide.