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.
Meet with the Deployment Support Specialist at the FFSC
Join the monthly Individual Augmentee (IA) Spouse Discussion Group at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). This is for family's of IA's in every stage: pre-, mid-, and post-deployment. However, anyone going through a deployment is welcome to attend!
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.
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 Specialist at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) can give you tips and materials on maintaining communication during deployment, and provide you with resources to help you and your family get through the challenges of a military deployment.
Deployment and Relocation Specialist:
(850) 234-4898; DSN: 436-4898
Fleet and Family Support Center
101 Vernon Avenue
Building 304, Room 121
Panama City, FL 32407-7018
(850) 235-5800, DSN 436-5800