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Individual Deployment Support/ Mobilization
Fleet and Family Support Center
27 Ranger Street
Box 136, Naval Air Station
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0136
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Pre-deployment preparation is a key factor in making your deployment less stressful overall for yourself, your family and your friends.
The Fleet and Family Support Center has appointed command representatives as a point of contact between the unit and the FFSC. These POCs should maintain frequent contact with the deploying command/unit and be available to assist with scheduling pre-deployment briefings to their personnel and family members. A Deployment Handbook is available for Service Members and families to provide additional information regarding deployment. Mid-deployment and return and reunion briefings are available, as requested by the deploying unit or their designated representatives. These services are just as applicable for family members of service members who have been assigned duty as individual augmentees. Counseling services are available for service members or their eligible family members for topics such as personal financial management, and child clinical counseling.
Additional resources for deployment support can be found on the Military OneSource website.
Deployments are a way of life for military families and one of the most difficult aspects of Navy life. The transition from complete family to single-parent family and back again is tough on sailors, spouses and children.
The FFSC’s deployment support program is here to help single sailors and families understand and anticipate the physical and emotional demands associated with deployments. Through caring and professional support, the FFSC takes a proactive approach to identifying personal interests and potential problems and then providing tools that our global Navy family needs to succeed.
Our deployment support program goals are:
FFSC Jacksonville offers the following deployment briefs:
Command Pre-Deployment, Mid-Deployment, Post-Deployment
This brief describes services and assistance offered by the FFSC. It focuses on how these services can benefit single sailors, married members and families before, during and after deployment. Deployment services are designed to empower military families by creating support networks and developing tools to cope with deployment. Training is available upon command request.
Ensures that military families are prepared for the emotional, financial, and legal challenges often faced during extended separations. Training is available upon command request.
Return and Reunion and Homecoming
This workshop is for active-duty service members and their families. It is designed to help them better understand and be prepared for the changes and adjustments associated with coming together again after the separation of deployment. Training is available upon command request.
A sailor who leaves their assigned unit or command to deploy individually or with a small group is known as an Individual Augmentee. About half of the deployed IAs are active duty and half are reservists.
The IA continuum involves four stages:
To assist you in navigating these stages, contact your local FFSC Individual Augmentee Deployment Specialist.