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Fleet and Family Support Center
7511 USS Enterprise Street
Milton, FL 32570
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
The Fleet and Family Support Center on NAS Whiting Field offers employment support to military spouses and family members through the Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP). Workshops and one on one consultations on resume review and interview skills are offered as well as career exploration techniques. The FERP staff maintain a list of local job prospects that are available to military spouses and family members. On NAS Whiting Field, MWR offers several opportunities ranging from food service to child care. There area also federal jobs available through USA Jobs.
The Fleet and Family Support Center at Naval Air Station Whiting Field offers the three-day Transition Assistance Program workshop, to assist service members with their transition back to civilian life.
The TAP workshop is mandatory for all separating or retiring service members. Initial counseling is initiated through the command career counselor at NAS Whiting Field and should be done 24-18 months prior to retirement, and 18-12 months prior to separation. It includes information on the transition process, financial preparedness after separation, VA benefits, Department of Labor briefing on employment readiness as well as optional briefs about Tricare, Career Source Escarosa and Skillbridge and Survivor Benefits.
The TAP workshops are held monthly and space is limited. Spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information on the three-day TAP workshop and the optional two-day workshop, or to register for one of these workshops, please contact the transition staff at your Fleet and Family Support Center.
Who is eligible? TA is available to both Naval Officer and Enlisted active duty personnel and Naval Reservists on continuous active duty. It is also available to enlisted Naval Reservists ordered to active duty 120 days and to Naval Reservist Officers ordered to active duty for 2 years or more.
To qualify service members must:
For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, are resources for military spouses with employment and education. Fleet and Family Support Center Staff can offer more information about the eligibility and utilization of these resources.
Career Source Escarosa is the State Unemployment assistance program for the state. You can find additional information on their programs and services on their website. www.careersourceescarosa.com
Naval Air Station Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola are two of the largest employers in the area. Santa Rosa County School System, Escambia County School System and Pensacola State College are among the largest employers in the area. Navy Federal Credit Union is also a large employer in the area as well as many health care positions with hospitals and elder care facilities.