Fleet & Family Support Programs

Family Readiness Fleet & Family Support Programs (FFSP) promotes self-reliance and resiliency to strengthen the military and its family members, supports mission readiness, assists commanders in planning for and responding to a family readiness needs, and facilitates building a  strong community network of services through community outreach and partnerships. FFSP aims to deliver the best services at the right time and in the right place. The organization relies on a comprehensive delivery of programs and services, which includes partnerships with DoD entities an community-based organization FFSP strives to anticipate change to meet the ongoing needs of Navy families, to enhance family resiliency, and decrease the stigma associated with the use of FFSP programs and services.

Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer free Parenting and Life Skill programs, Financial programs, Deployment support, Transition and Employment assistance, Relocation assistance, Counseling and Victim Assistance, Exceptional Family Member Support, Information and Referral, and many more programs to promote quality of life for military personnel and their families. Visit the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center for further information on base and community services. FFSC is here to welcome you and assist during your time in Hampton Roads.

Command Support Programs - 21st Century CONSEP

The standard for career readiness, this two-day course was developed to provide Navy Career Counselors and Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) staff and opportunity to guide first-term and mid-career Sailors through the career opportunities available in the Navy in the civilian sector.

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Command Support Programs - CPO Selectee Resource Training

This half day workshop is designed to educate newly selected CPOs about resources available in both the military and civilian communities. By addressing issues before they become critical, as well as making appropriate resource referrals, the CPO and the service member in need of support can stay focused on the command’s mission.

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Command Support Programs - Deckplate Resource Awareness Training

This two-day training is specifically for Second Class Petty Officers in supervisory positions. It provides information on Navy and community resources available to military personnel.

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Command Support Programs - Exceptional Family Member POC Training

This half-day training provides information that enables POC's to assist members in their commands.

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Command Support Programs - Family Readiness Group Leadership Training

FRG's play an integral part in keeping families together in various situations, especially during deployment. Please contact your closest FFSC for more information.

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Command Support Programs - FAP Command Leadership Training

This is a one-day introductory course that emphasizes the command's crucial role in all aspects of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP).

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Command Support Programs - Ombudsman Program

Most command leaders agree: an effective ombudsman can be a priceless asset. Ombudsmen play a key role in linking commands and families to ensure accurate, timely communication.

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Command Support Programs - PCO / PXO Spouses Workshop

This is a one-day workshop for spouses of Prospective Commanding Officers (PCO) and Prospective Executive Officers (PXO).

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Command Support Programs - Prospective Chief Petty Officer Training

This training will assist Prospective Chief Petty Officers with several of the requirements in support of the MCPON’s CPO 365 Guidance to include Family Advocacy Overview, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Suicide Awareness, Operational Stress Control and an FFSC brief.

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Command Support Programs - Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

SAPR Program provides Victim Advocacy, Case Management, Training for SAPR POCs and Advocates, Command Consultation, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Training (at your work site), SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher Training and more.

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Command Support Programs - Sponsor Training

This single-session training, available for presentation at your worksite, teaches command personnel to serve as sponsors.

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Family Employment / TAP - Accessing Higher Education

This two-day workshop is geared towards transitioning service members who plan to pursue higher education.

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Family Employment / TAP - Boots 2 Business (Entrepreneurship)

This two-day training provided by Small Business Administration (SBA) partners focuses on feasibility analysis for small business planning for transitioning service members interested in self-employment.

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Family Employment / TAP - Career Exploration and Planning

This two-day workshop offers a unique opportunity to identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs, and develop an action plan to achieve career goals.

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Family Employment / TAP - Career Planning

Whether you are looking for a job or information on career planning, learning through self-assessment will enhance your chances in finding satisfying employment.

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Family Employment / TAP - Effective Resume Writing

These days, only a top-notch resume will get you an interview. Learn how to market your skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and experience with an impressive resume.

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Family Employment / TAP - Interview Techniques

Want to feel more confident at your next job interview? This single-session workshop teaches you how! Topics include positive answers to difficult questions, dressing for success, and the importance of body language and positive attitude. Interview follow-up and salary negotiations are also discussed.

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Family Employment / TAP - Job Network

Job Network is a monthly, one-hour employer panel comprised of three human resource personnel. Ask local and national employers what they like to see on resumes and how to prepare for interviews. Find out about open positions, their application process, and what benefits are available. Transitioners,separatees, and military family members are invited to attend.

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Family Employment / TAP - Job Search Strategies

Learn more about the crucial steps in the job search process. This single-session workshop covers everything from assessing the hidden job market to finding a job long-distance, including job searching on the Internet.

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Family Employment / TAP - My Employment

This two-day workshop assists participants in considering career goals and how to position themselves for success in future careers.

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Family Employment / TAP - The Federal Employment System

In this single-session workshop, gain the advantage in your job search with the federal government by learning how to find vacancies and job listings, complete the application process, and how to understand standard qualifications and testing requirements.

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Family Employment / TAP - Transition Assistance Program

This three-day workshop is the mandatory Transition Core Curriculum Course (formerly Transition GPS) for military members who are retiring or separating from the military. The course is comprised of one-day of Department of Defense Training (Pre-Separation Counseling, My Transition Overview, Skills Identification, and Financial Preparedness for Transition), one-day Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits and Services Brief, and one-day Department of Labor (DOL) Employment Workshop.

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Family Employment / TAP - VA Disability Benefits Review

This day-long workshop sponsored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and FFSC is for service members who are within 60 days to six months of retirement or separation.

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Military Life Skills Education Program - Single Parenting

This single-session workshop explores ways for active duty single parents to balance their military and parental responsibilities and looks at the opportunities and challenges of parenting alone in the military.

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Military Life Skills Education Program - STEP

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting or STEP helps parents develop a positive and consistent approach to dealing with the special challenges of children ranging from early childhood to teen age.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Anger Management

Do you find your anger racing from zero to 60 at work or at home? BEAMS is a six-session, skill-building program for active duty service members and family members. The BEAMS course is designed to prevent anger from escalating to violence. Participants learn to develop new and effective coping strategies.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Building Healthy Relationships

The purpose of this training is to provide tools to enhance healthy relationships and educate military personnel and their families how to successfully nurture intimate relationships. Topics include emotional record keeping, expectations, communication and developing healthy habits.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Children and Divorce

This four-hour workshop addresses the pain and loss of a family breakup from the child’s perspective. Topics of discussion include typical reactions of children of different ages, things children need to hear, and what parents can do to help them through the pain.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Couples Workshop

Do you have trouble communicating with your partner? Do you find yourselves arguing a lot? This two-session workshop will help you improve your day-to-day communication, learn how to fight fair, problem-solve, and strengthen your relationship. Open to military beneficiaries and their partners.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Dads and Discipline

The culture of fatherhood is changing as dads become increasingly involved with their children. Dads are often seen as “disciplinarians,” yet come to the job with no specific training. This interactive, single-session class provides an opportunity for fathers to gain valuable, practical information about parenting.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Dual Military Parenting

Dual Military Parents face unique challenges in balancing military careers and family responsibilities. This workshop is intended to assist Dual Military Parents navigate their unique military family lifestyle. Discussion topics include Building Healthy Relationships, Deployment Readiness, Parenting in a Military Family, Family Care Plan, Career Planning, and sharing challenges and successes with Dual Military Parents.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Enhancing Stepfamilies

This single-session workshop includes discussions on the myths of stepfamily living, the different roles a stepparent may assume, the stages a stepfamily goes through as they develop, and tips for handling discipline. The discussion also includes information on step parenting in a military family.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Love Thinks

Are you tired of the same dating traps like becoming involved too quickly, dishonesty from the start, or overlooking problem areas? Learn how to avoid common dating missteps when developing a new romance by attending “Love Thinks,” a program for single or newly-dating military members who are tired of playing dating games and are ready to keep it real.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - New Parent Resource Awareness Workshop

This four-hour workshop assists expectant servicewomen as they make the transition into parenthood. Topics discussed include the Navy’s policy on pregnant servicewomen, Navy Family Care Plans, housing information, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and information about their Budgeting for Baby program, child care resources, FFSC programs and services, the WIC program, and information on career planning.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Parenting 411

This workshop provides expectant parents with information on what to expect from a newborn, as well as basic parenting skills for service members. Topics discussed are stages of development, how to handle crying, temper tantrums and alternative measures for discipline. Registration is open to first time expectant service members.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Parenting in a Military Family

This workshop explores what it means to discipline children and the ways it can be accomplished most effectively. It includes strategies for encouraging children to behave appropriately, communicating in ways that really work, and increasing cooperation.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Parenting Teens

This single-session workshop presents the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental characteristics of teens, and parents’ reactions to the way adolescents handle these changes. Discussion topics include building healthy relationships, avoiding power struggles, and providing guidelines. This is an overview of the in-depth STEP Teens multi-session program.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Personal Communications

Would you like to improve your personal communication skills? This educational group can make a difference! Participants learn about different communication styles, conflict resolution, and ways to develop more effective speaking and listening skills. Open to active duty military and family members.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Ready Navy

When an emergency strikes, knowing what to do can save lives, property, and time. One of the most important tools you or your family can have to protect yourself in possible emergencies is a Family Emergency Plan. It is important to plan ahead as a family for all types of emergencies and responses. Everyone in the family should understand what to do, where to go, and what to take in the event of an emergency. Learn how to prepare, respond, and recover with Fleet & Family Support Center’s Ready Navy public awareness program.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Spouse Newcomer Orientation

Are you newly married or getting married soon? Are you new to the area or to the military? Join us at this one-session workshop which provides a wide variety of helpful information about military life, including the challenges of deployment, expectations of the military, preparation for a mobile lifestyle, pay and allowances, housing, medical and dental care, recreational activities, financial planning and more.

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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Stress Management

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life. The way we handle stress can affect our personal and professional lives. Learn more about managing stress with techniques such as goal-setting, time management, and progressive relaxation.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Art of Money Management

This workshop provides in-depth instruction and information on developing successful money management skills. Topics include understanding and using credit, Navy pay and allowances, spending strategies, and how to save and invest.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Blended Retirement System

The BRS Overview will cover the difference between the Legacy or High 3 retirement system and the new Blended Retirement System which took effect on January 1 2018.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Car Buying Strategies

Looking for a car? Don't get taken for a ride! Learn all the important do's and don’ts BEFORE you step onto the car lot in this single-session program. Topics include negotiating, trade-ins, discounts, financing, high-pressure sales tactics, and tricks to watch out for.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - CFS Forum and Financial Town Hall Meeting

This quarterly forum is designed to update the Command Financial Specialist, senior leadership, Command Career Counselors, and other interested command leadership about current and emerging financial issues.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - CFS Refresher Training

Review and sharpen skills learned in Command Financial Specialist Training which include the financial planning worksheet, solution-focused financial counseling, and developing your CFS program.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - CFS Training

This five-day interactive training seminar covers the basics of personal financial management and serves as a foundations for those selected by their Command to serve as CFSs.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Consumer Awareness

Have you ever made a purchase that you later regretted? It's a jungle out there, and this single-session workshop will teach you how to be a savvy consumer. Topics include avoiding purchasing pitfalls, how to exercise your consumer rights, methods for resolving consumer complaints, and ways to access consumer advocacy resources.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Credit Management

This single-session workshop provides valuable information on establishing a credit history, choosing and using credit and debit cards, debt-to-income ratio, consumer installment loans, credit reports, and effectively managing your credit.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Developing Your Spending Plan

Program offered only as a command-requested program. Not available as all-comers — no scheduled program dates. Do you want to get control of your financial life? This single-session workshop can help you develop a realistic spending plan. With this spending plan in place, you’ll be on your way to paying your bills on time and achieving your short and long-term financial goals.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Family Financial Planning

Family Financial Planning is a course that illustrates the costs involved in starting a family, or adding to your existing family, and emphasizes the need for preparing financially to cover those costs.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Financial Leadership Seminar

This four-hour training is for non-CFS trained E-7s and above. It provides a basic understanding of typical military financial problems, helps participants develop skills in handling a financial crisis, and creates an awareness of resources available.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Financial Planning for Deployment

Planned and unplanned deployments are a fact of life in the Navy. This course provides information to help learners effectively manage their finances during a deployment.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Home Buying

Buying a house is the most significant purchase many people will ever make. This course is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time home buyers and serve as a refresher for repeat home buyers.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Homeownership

VHDA's Home Ownership workshop is designed to take the mystery out of buying a home. Learn more about managing personal finances and credit, working with a lender and real estate agent, and completing the loan process and home inspection. You'll also learn ways to protect your investment as a homeowner.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - How to Survive the Holidays Financially

Learn how to reduce the financial stress of the holidays. This 90-minute workshop helps participants plan for holiday spending and make the most effective use of money this holiday season. Offered seasonally and at command request. Offered Seasonally. Call the center nearest you for more information or to schedule a class at your command.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Marriage and Money

This course is intended to provide awareness for married couples and those intending to get married on the importance of effective preparation, communication, and collaboration in achieving financial fitness and reaching financial goals. This course also includes a section on preparing financially for divorce.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Million Dollar Sailor

A two-day interactive program for active duty service members, reservists, retirees and family members who are financially stable and are looking for more in-depth information on topics such as financial goal setting and implementation, debt reduction, savings, investing, and long-term wealth building.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Money and the Move

Relocating due to a permanent change of station assignment can be exciting, but it can also be expensive. Even though the government provides relocation allowances, many families find that a move puts a strain on their budget. This course is for active-duty service members and their spouses who are relocated due to reassignment or transition.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Paying for College

This course provides information on sources of funding for higher education, focusing on financial aid resources, college savings plans and tax incentives.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Paying off Your Student Loans

This course provides awareness of student loan debt management strategies so that learners can improve their current financial situations, avoid student loan delinquency or default, and repay student loans as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Planning for Your Retirement

This single session, interactive program introduces the basic concepts of financial retirement planning, including the military retirement system and the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This is a must, if you are leaving the military.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Raising Financially Fit Kids

This 90-minute interactive program is designed for parents of children of all ages. Parents will explore their own financial habits and skills, as well as learn techniques to teach their children sound financial management skills.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Renting

Renting is a 60-minute course suitable for all potential renters. It is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time renters, and to serve as a refresher for repeat renters.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Saving and Investing

This single session, interactive program, suitable for all audiences, is designed to develop more in depth knowledge and skills that will enable participants to save and invest wisely. Explore various investment options and learn which instrument best suits you and your individual goal.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Smart Transition Planning

Transitioning from the military to the civilian sector creates many changes, including changes to a service member's income and benefits. Transitioning service members need to have a plan to help them determine their current financial situation, establish goals, and prepare adequately for future financial changes.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Survivor Benefit Plan

This course provides basic information on the key provisions of the Survivor Benefits Plan. This information will assist service members and their spouses in making informed decisions and SBP's role in their retirement plan.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Thrift Savings Plan

The Thrift Savings Plan provides all service members with the opportunity to get an immediate tax break while saving for their and their family's future.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Vacation Planning

This is a 60-minute course designed to help service members plan for a vacation, including associated travel costs. Participants will also learn how to develop strategies to avoid overspending and accumulating excessive debt. This course is suitable for all audiences.

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Personal Financial Management Programs - Your Insurance Needs

Covers the basic types of insurance and what they can do for you including life, health, homeowners and rental insurance, as well as SGLI and DIC.

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Relocation Assistance Programs - Foreign Born Spouses Connection

Feeling lonely, homesick, or isolated? Just want to talk to someone from your part of the world? Join other foreign-born military spouses to network and share resources, discuss the American way of life, develop friendships, and learn about the many resources available to make your new life experience positive.

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Relocation Assistance Programs - Overseas Transfer Workshop

Will you be transferring overseas soon? This helpful single-session workshop is a great way to prepare yourself and your family for this challenging adventure. Information will be provided on household goods and auto shipment, financial planning, travel arrangements and passports, personal security, and culture shock. Open to active duty service members, spouses, and dependents 12 years and older.

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Relocation Assistance Programs - Smooth Move Workshop

Transferring to a new duty station? This single-session workshop offers tips to help make your move as "painless" as possible! Topics include hints on shipping household goods, travel and financial planning, entitlements, family preparation, and ways to reduce relocation stress. Open to all active duty, retiring, and separating military personnel, and their families.

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FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex

Ph: 757-492-6342

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FFSC @ JEB Fort Story

Ph: 757-422-7311

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FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

Ph: 757-462-7563

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FFSC @ NAS Oceana

Ph: 757-433-2912

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FFSC @ NAVSTA Great Lakes

847-688--3603 Ext. 100

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FFSC @ NAVSTA Newport

401-841-2283

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FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

Ph: 757-444-2102

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FFSC @ Newport News

Ph: 757-688-6289

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FFSC @ NSA HR Northwest Annex

Ph: 757-421-8770

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FFSC @ NSA HR Portsmouth

Ph: 757-953-7801

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FFSC @ NSA Saratoga Springs

518-886-0200 Ext. 146

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FFSC @ Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

207-438-1835

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FFSC @ SUBASE New London

860-694-3383

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FFSC @ WPNSTA Earle

732-866-2115

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FFSC @ WPNSTA Yorktown

Ph: 757-887-4606

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Fleet & Family Support Programs

Military families represent a diverse population but often have similar questions and concerns about the military lifestyle. Despite the well-known challenges of separation and changes for military families, there can be positive experiences. Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) has answers to your questions about parenting, benefits, life skills, military lifestyle challenges, employment, deployment, relocation, personal finance, schools, special needs and much more.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7:30AM

SAPR Command POC Training

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

8:00AM

Career Exploration & Planning

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

8:00AM

SAPR Command POC Training

FFSC @ WPNSTA Yorktown

8:00AM

Boots 2 Business

FFSC @ NAS Oceana

8:00AM

Career Planning

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

8:00AM

SAPR Command POC Training

FFSC @ NAS Oceana

8:30AM

Effective Resume Writing

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

8:30AM

Saving and Investing

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

8:30AM

Parenting 411

FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex

9:00AM

Effective Resume Writing

FFSC @ NSA HR Portsmouth

10:00AM

Thrift Savings Plan

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

12:00PM

Planning for Your Retirement

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

12:00PM

Job Network

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:00AM

CFS Refresher Training

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

8:00AM

VA Disability Benefits Review

FFSC @ JEB Little Creek

8:30AM

Federal Employment System

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

9:00AM

Sponsor Training

FFSC @ Newport News

9:00AM

Overseas Transfer Workshop

FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex

9:00AM

Building Effective Anger Management Skills

FFSC @ NAVSTA Norfolk

This event repeats every week on Tuesday, Thursday
9:00AM

Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leadership Training (Basic Training)

FFSC @ NAS Oceana