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United States Navy
Deployment Assistance Program JEB Fort Story
517 Solomons Road
Fleet and Family Support Center
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Deployment can be a challenging phase of the military lifecycle, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. The military provides a variety of resources and support programs — ranging from educational briefings to morale calls — for your loved ones, children and service members to ease the stress of deployment. Military members may be assigned to a specific installation but support may come from local communities, Yellow Ribbon events or the installation itself.
The cycle of deployment has changed. No longer limited to 180 days, deployments may stretch to nine or 10 months. The result has been an increase in the stress placed upon our military families. It is the mission of the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) to provide programs and services that improve mission readiness by enhancing the resiliency of service members and their families.
The mission of the FFSCs Deployment Support Program is to offer support before, during and after deployment, to promote positive adjustment to deployment, separation and reintegration, to educate service members and their families about deployment-related challenges that they may face and the services available to them to cope with such challenges, and to ensure that ongoing outreach, communication, activities and events with deploying and deployed units, service members and their families throughout all phases of deployment to promote mission and family readiness.
Working together with Command Leadership, Ombudsmen and Family Readiness Groups (FRG), FFSC Deployment Specialists deliver CNIC standardized deployment support education and training worldwide.
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FFSC Deployment Specialists help family members of the command begin to prepare for the return of their service member. Homecoming and reintegration program discussions include: reintegrating with partners, re-establishing intimacy, setting realistic expectations, addressing concerns and changes, and helping service members reintegrate with their children.
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In support of Individual Augmentee (IA) spouses and family members, the Fleet and Family Support Centers have developed programs directed at their specific needs, such as the IA Family Handbook, Deployment Readiness Briefs, Family Connection Newsletter and Families of Warriors in Transition Homecoming Program.
For more detailed information for Sailors, families, commands and employers visit the Individual Augmentee website.
Deployment Readiness Brief: Learn what happens once you receive orders, discuss challenges unique to an IA deployment and create a plan to ensure success.
FFSC Deployment Specialists help service members and families prepare for deployment and serve as a resource during a deployment. Programs presented during this phase include information on: document preparation, financial preparation, health care preparation, housing preparation, family preparation, resources for military families and pre-deployment checklists for single service members, couples, and single parents.
Reuniting after a long deployment is fun, exciting and one of the best things about Navy life. Enjoy homecoming and be prepared to renegotiate your relationship as you reconnect.
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Fleet and Family Support Centers focus on families during deployments. We offer programs and services that will empower you, so take advantage of some of the many services available to Sailors and their families: