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Deployment readiness


Most of your neighbors in a civilian community don’t take six month long business trips in hostile areas. Navy members do. Your way of life is unlike most professions and your Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) knows this. Your FFSC understands the challenges that deployments may pose and offers a variety of services to assist you before, during and after deployments.

Before the Deployment:

Maybe you’re new to the Navy. Maybe you’ve been around awhile. Either way, deployments are easier to get through if you’re armed with information and knowledge. Your FFSC offers training for individual family members, Navy members (including reserve and individual augmentees), IA Discussion groups and ombudsmen. If you want a deployment presentation or workshop, if you need pamphlets and brochures, if you need anything to help you prepare for a deployment, your FFSC is here to help.

During the Deployment:

Deployments are never easy, but are always do-able. The programs offered by your FFSC will empower you with knowledge and give you the tools you need to survive and thrive during the deployment. You can also take advantage of some of the many services available to Sailors and their families:

  • Family Employment Readiness
  • Volunteer Services
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Counseling
  • Life Skills such as Stress/Anger Management and Parenting

After the Deployment:

Reunions may be more challenging than anticipated as Sailors and family members adjust to life on shore together again. Your FFSC offers tips to help make the homecoming smoother for all.

  • Contact an FFSC by phone or email or call at 1-800-342-9647.


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