During your family member's deployment, it is important to take advantage of services that will help you and your family not only survive, but THRIVE! Take a look at various programs that can help you do just that.
- Join the monthly Individual Augmentee (IA) Spouse Discussion Group at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). This is for spouses of IA's in every stage: pre-, mid-, and post-deployment.
- Get to know your Ombudsman. This person is an important source of information and support during a deployment.
- Find a new job, continue your education, or volunteer. The Family Employment Readiness Program at the FFSC can help you achieve your goals.
- Become money-savvy by meeting with a Personal Financial Counselor at the FFSC.
- Brush up on your Life Skills with some fun and informative classes at the FFSC.
- Have a good time with the wide range of activities offered by Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR). It’s absolutely normal to want to talk to someone when your spouse is deployed. Everyone needs to share feelings, to vent, to ask, to find solutions with people who can help. Talk to a Personal Counselor at the FFSC - they are there for you!
You can maintain a positive attitude during a family member's deployment by getting involved, working or volunteering, helping others, controlling your finances, and seeking help when you need it. Other than a positive attitude, communication is critical during a deployment. A Deployment and Relocation Specialist at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) can give you tips and materials on maintaining communication during deployment, and five you resources to help you and your family get through the challenges of a military deployment.
Deployment and Relocation Specialist:
(850) 452-5990; DSN: 459; Building 625