Deployment services are educational and support programs which assist family members and deploying military members successfully manage the separation/reunion cycles associated with military duty.
In order to reduce personal and family emergencies, stress of separation and to assist active duty service families in preparing for deployment, services are provided before, during and after deployments.
Pre-Deployment - Maybe you're new to the Navy. Maybe you've been around for awhile. Either way, deployments are easier to get through if you're armed with information and knowledge. Your Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) offers training for individual family members, Navy members (including reservists and individual augmentees), family readiness groups and ombudsmen. If you want a deployment presentation or workshop, need pamphlets or brochures or any other help in preparing for a deployment contact the FFSC.
During Deployment - Deployments are never easy, but are always doable. The programs offered by the FFSC will empower you with knowledge and give you the tools you need to survive during the deployment. Get information on everything from communication tools to operations security and stress management.
Return and Reunion - Reunions may be more challenging than anticipated as Sailors and family members adjust to life together again. It doesn't matter if it's your first or 21st reunion, it's guaranteed to be different. But one thing remains the same, there is a natural adjustment period for all military members and their families after deployments. Expect this adjustment period. You should expect feelings of excitement, nervousness, anxiety and concern. Communication is critical during this time.
Call 542-5745 for deployment readiness classes and information.