- FFSC staff assists command leadership to prepare single and married military members and their families for each phase of traditional or IA deployment - before, during, and reunion and homecoming.
- We have trainings to go which can be tailored to fit your training needs.
Deployments are an inevitable part of military life. Despite the challenges of separation and change, deployments can be managed. Information and skill building is key to managing the deployment. Working in concert with Command Leadership, the Family Readiness Group and Ombudsmen, the FFSC will help provide the necessary information and practical skills that allow active duty and family members to cope with deployment challenges.
Years of experience and knowledge about the deployment process make it possible to design a series of informational programs and support services. Over the years, FFSC has provided assistance in three stages of the deployment cycle:
FFSC offers a variety of workshops that address the challenges associated with military deployment. In general, these education programs deal with information needs that develop during the three phases of deployment: pre-deployment, during the deployment and homecoming and reunion.
Kids & Deployment
Deployment Readiness Brief
Financial Planning for Deployment
FFSC's Homecoming program helps those at home "make a good thing better" by addressing concerns in a discussion format.
Anticipation of homecoming:
You may wonder whether your partner has changed over the long separation.
You now remember all those decisions you had to make on your own and whether they were the "right" ones — now with the benefit of hindsight.
Even though you really want him/her back, will you miss the freedom and independence that you enjoyed during the deployment?
Will the kids adjust easily to the other parent?
You've not done all the things you wanted to over these many months, will he/she want to "go and do" or just sit back and relax.
After the homecoming is over:
The military member doesn't seem to appreciate all the little things done while he/she was gone. Why not?
He/she may seem more distant sometimes and wants to be alone a lot. You may want more family time. What's that all about?
You may have made a lot of nice changes to the house. Why didn't your spouse notice them?
You thought he/she would want to spend more time with the kids. Seems like the "homecoming high" ended so quickly, especially since you had such anticipation.
Managing Separation Successfully
Deployment Readiness for Parents
Return and Reunion