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Relocation Assistance (RAP)

The Fleet and Family Support Center offers assistance to transferring service members and their families by providing information on their next assignment via Military Home Front. We also provide assistance in getting settled via a resource room with rental listings, daily newspapers, a telephone, and internet access.

We maintain a relocation computer system called Military Home Front that provides up-to-date information on most military duty stations and communities (While this is one of our links on the WEB, printing may be slow - we have it on CD-ROM in our office and use a FAST printer - plus we can provide additional information and personalized service).

Other programs and workshops include:

Smooth Move - a seminar addressing the entire relocation process: household goods shipments, PCS entitlements and financial planning for relocation, travel with children and pets, and the emotional aspects of relocation. The seminar is held every other month

New Student Indoctrination - coordinated by the Naval Postgraduate School, an indoctrination brief on a wide range of topics for new students and their spouses is held one evening at the start of each academic quarter. Speakers welcome newcomers and outline programs and resources available to newcomers. The Fleet and Family Support Center participates with a booth manned with someone who can provide literature and answer questions.

Kids on the Move - a workshop and video seminar to help parents and their children before and after a move. Having happy and well-adjusted children in a move is paramount to all parents. This series will help you and your family find your move to be a great adventure and a real enrichment in your lives.

Optimistic Thinking for Children - A class and support group for children ages 7 to 11 on how to think more optimistically and gain greater self-confidence. The class will also benefit children who are planning to or have moved recently. The focus of the program will be on building self-esteem and confidence in children. The classes will run consecutively for 7 weeks.

More information in Military Home Front and other Relocation Links .... including TRICARE.

Information and Referral

The Navy takes care of its own, but with the complex maze of services offered, we can help guide you in the right direction. The Fleet and Family Support Center is an efficient way to find information or services that are right for you. If you have a question, are curious about classes that may be available, or have a problem you need to solve, our staff and volunteers can tell you about a wide variety of military and civilian activities, organizations, and services available on and off base. The Fleet and Family Support Center provides a variety of up-to-date information on topics such as health care (TRICARE), child care, community events, and other items of interest. If you have a problem or need information, and don't know where to start - try us!

Employment Assistance

Frequent relocation due to the mobile military lifestyle creates career challenges for military spouses. Also, the separating/retiring military member is facing a major transition to a new career. The Fleet and Family Support Center is a great place to start and/or organize your job hunting efforts.

The Fleet and Family Support Center maintains a full-featured Career Development Resource Program to help provide assistance to active duty military and family members in all aspects of their job search activities. Listings of private-sector and civil service vacancies, including full- and part-time jobs are maintained. A library of reference materials and a suite of computers (including internet access) with specialized software is available for your use.

Services available include:

Career Counseling
Resume Writing
Interviewing Techniques
Federal Employment Applications
Networking Skills
Employment Referrals

Many other helpful and valuable resources are available as needed.

Visit more links at: Job Search Links ....

Personal Financial Management

The Fleet and Family Support Center can provide the tools to help develop sound financial skills and to obtain consumer information through a resource library and quarterly workshops. Personal Financial Management counseling and/or referral services for service members and their families are available as deemed appropriate.

Transition Assistance Management Program

Making a transition between military and civilian life can be a difficult time for service members and their families. The Fleet and Family Support Center Transition Assistance Management program is designed to assist with their transition from military to civilian life. The Transition Assistance Program Seminar is a four day workshop giving separating service members and their spouses helpful information on job searches, salary negotiation, resume preparation, and information on eligibility for veteran's benefits. Call your Command Career Counselor or the FFSC TAMP Manager for reservations.

Take advantage of our Employment Assistance Program with career counseling, employment and education assistance, resume writing and pre-separation seminars, and a employment resource room.

Other available resources and programs include:

The DISCOVER Program
Transition Bulletin Board (TBB)
The DANTES Program
Troops to Teachers Program
Internet employment resources

Retired Activities Office

Questions about military and other benefits after retirement? Our Retired Activities Office (RAO) assists with practical experience and knowledge that can help active and retired service members. This dedicated part time office can help you plan the transition to retirement and learn about the Survivor Benefit Plan, veteran's benefits, Social Security, health care, and other important topics. The RAO will help you with information and seminars.

Visit our Retired Military/Veterans links.

Life Skills Education and Support

Navy families face some special challenges, and the Fleet and Family Support Center's Life Skills Education Program offers many activities designed to promote family strength and well being. We continue to design and offer classes to support optimal emotional and physical health.

Navy families learn valuable skills about individual and family living that enable them to live their lives in a satisfying and responsible way. Take advantage of these programs to promote family strength. We welcome your feedback on programs and/or classes you would like to attend.

Visit our Support Groups, Workshops and Classes...

Counseling Services

Sometimes you face something that is not part of your normal, everyday life. For example, you may be preparing for marriage, experiencing stress due to financial problems, or family issues may be on your mind.

Licensed, credentialed professionals can help you work through such events. Counseling can be a positive experience that will help people learn skills, look at life differently, express their feelings differently, and even behave differently.

Fleet and Family Support Center counselors can help you work through problems such as:

job concerns
troubled relationships
financial difficulties
marriage preparation
marriage enrichment
depression/grief after a loss

Part of counseling may be in the form of educational programs, such as stress management, parenting, marriage enrichment and self-esteem workshops.

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Family Advocacy

The Fleet and Family Support Center offers assistance with individual and marital issues, domestic violence, communication and stress issues, parenting issues and referral to community services. We will try and help you resolve your problem before it becomes a crisis.