Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is responsible for policy development, resourcing and oversight of Fleet and Family Readiness (FFR) Programs for Sailors and their families. FFR enables a ready Navy force through quality of life programs such as Family Readiness, Fleet Readiness and Housing programs.
The Fleet Readiness division includes many Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or MWR, programs and services. These programs include: fitness and sports, deployed support, the Navy Motion Picture Service, libraries, golf, bowling, marinas and outdoor recreation, the Single Sailor or Liberty program, Information, Tickets and Travel, and Navy entertainment programs. Fleet Readiness also includes the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, formerly known as the Visitors Quarters or VQ, along with MWR's lodging services, such as campsites, hotels, cabins and cottages, as well as ashore galleys and MWR food and beverage services.
The Family Readiness division provides programs and services provided through Fleet and Family Support Centers, such as relocation assistance, information and referral, financial management counseling, spouse employment services, family advocacy and the transition assistance program. Family Readiness also consists of Child and Youth Programs, such as Child Development Centers, the Child Development Home Program and Youth and Teen Centers.
The Navy Housing division is responsible for the overall management of all housing Navywide, including permanent party family housing and bachelor quarters. Through its public-private venture (PPV) mission, the Navy is revitalizing military housing by partnering with private sector developers to offer quality, affordable housing communities.