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United States Navy
22268 Cedar Point Road
NAS Patuxent River, MD 20670-1132
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.
Deployment readiness is a priority for Commands, Service Members and their families. Major changes in one's life, such as deployment, can cause an individual to feel that events are out of his/her control. The more information one has and the more planning that is done before deployment occurs, the more in control one is likely to feel. Recognizing that Deployments are an inevitable part of military life the NAS Patuxent River Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC), working in concert with Command Leadership, Support Groups and Ombudsmen, act as the safety net and provide the necessary information and practical skills that allow active duty and family members to cope with deployment challenges.
NAS Patuxent River hosts one on one by appointment only Individual Augmentee (IA) Indoctrination to prepare IA's to meet all of the preparation actions they must accomplish prior to deploying. During the IA Indoc, Deployment Support Specialists provides information for family members about the assistance, resources, helping agencies, and support groups that they can utilize in the member's absence. Activities are planned for the families of deployed IA's, as well as members on unaccompanied overseas tours through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program at https://www.yellowribbon.mil/. The Fleet & Family Support Center is the central point of contact for information about family-member support.
Contact your gaining command to learn about potential Deployment vulnerabilities.