Deployments are a way of life for military service members and their families. Whether single or married, there are effective ways of meeting the challenges of this unique lifestyle and helping you to achieve a continuous level of personal and family readiness.
The FFSC collaborates with command leadership to assist active duty service members and families to successfully manage the separation/reunion cycles associated with military duty.
- Pre-deployment briefings for single/married personnel and children. The brief may focus on topics such as readiness and preparation, the emotional aspects of deployment, the effects of deployment on children, and how to manage your finances while deployed.
- Return and reunion outreach programs. These classes are designed to help sailors reintegrate with their family and community after an extended deployment or IA.
- Individual counseling. Once a service member is mobilized, family members may find they need assistance with a particular problem or be in need of general support.
- Active duty service members may also find that they have some post deployment concerns. Professional counselors can provide confidential short-term counseling services, information, and referrals. Life skills classes are also offered.
Contact the Fleet and Family Support Center for more information at: DSN 727-3232 or DSN 727-3231.