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Deployment Support


Commands, Ombudsman, Service Members and Families

Deployment services are education and support programs which assist family members and deploying commands to successfully manage separation/reunion cycles associated with military duty.

In order to reduce personal and family emergencies and stress of separation, the FFSC assists active duty, reservist, and mobilized reservist as well as their families to prepare for deployment; services are provided before, during, and after deployments.

Deployment services are tailored to the needs of an individual command and include collaboration with command leadership, ombudsman, and family support groups to develop the right mix of program subject matter for the varied target audiences.

What is an IA?

Individual Augmentees (IAs) are Sailors who support or "augment" another Navy, Marine Corps or Army command. Sailors usually go to their IA assignment on temporary or TAD orders and return to their current or "parent" command once they complete their assignment. Assignments vary in length from a few months to a year or more.

What Programs are Offered Locally? 

  • Predeployment briefs, fairs, one-on-one meetings, etc.
  • IA Family Discussion Groups
  • IA Family Packets with age appropriate information for military children

What Support is Available to IA Sailors and Families? 


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