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CNRSW Fleet and Family Support Center - Deployment/Mobilization
3005 Corbina Alley, Bldg 259
San Diego, CA 92136
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.
Commander, Navy Region Southwest San Diego and the Fleet and Family Support Center offer programs to heighten deployment preparedness and support families and commands throughout each phase of the deployment cycle. FFSC deployment consultants offer deployment readiness briefs and checklists to assist sailors and families preparing for deployment. For more information, visit the Deployment Support website or contact Naval Base San Diego’s FFSC at 619-556-7404.
Deployment support programs are tailored to meet the needs of an individual command.
Navy family ombudsmen are communication links, information and referral resources and advocates for command family members. Appointed by the commanding officer, command ombudsmen are volunteers and spouses of service members within the command. As an official command representative, the ombudsman is a confidential point of contact for all family members connected to the command, including spouses, parents and extended family members. The CNRSW FFSC ombudsman coordinator maintains a roster of all area ombudsmen. Contact your nearest FFSC to obtain the contact information for your command ombudsman.
The Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center offers a hotline for active-duty and reserve families experiencing an Individual Augmentee Deployment, Contact the ECRC at 877-364-4302. For local IA resources, call 619-556-7404.
There are several organizations that offer services for spouses and children of deployed service members.
Military OneSource offers materials and consultations on topics such as preparing for deployment, returning reservists, and challenges faced during deployment. For children, Military OneSource offers videos designed to help military families with children ages 3-18 cope with feelings, challenges and concerns experienced during various phases of deployment. For more information, call 800-342-9647 or visit the Military OneSource website.
Armed Services YMCA
Armed Services YMCA provides free kid comfort quilts for children of deployed service members. For more information, call 858-751-5755 or visit the Armed Services YMCA website
Navy Services FamilyLine:
The Navy Services FamilyLine focuses on the delivery of quality-of-life information and services to active and reserve sailors, Marines and family members. The organization offers free articles and information on various topics as well as links to numerous other sites. You can find more information by visiting the Navy Services FamilyLine website.
American Red Cross
Both active duty and reservists can count on the American Red Cross to provide emergency communications to link with their families back home. The Red Cross can also provide access to financial assistance and counseling. Call 877-272-7337 or visit the Red Cross website for more information.
United Through Reading
United Through Reading, a quality-of-life program for military families, helps keep service members and children connected during deployment. Through the medium of reading aloud on video, this program can be utilized by all deployed personnel. Some even choose to read aloud to a younger brother or sister, a grandchild or a child they are mentoring.
Command Family Readiness Groups
Family Readiness Groups are command-sponsored organizations that plan and conduct social, informational and morale-building activities to enhance family readiness. Contact your gaining command for more information.
Families OverComing Under Stress
FOCUS provides resiliency training designed to teach military families practical skills to assist in meeting the challenges of military life. The program includes the whole family, and the training is offered in various formats (i.e., family consultations, family level training, small group training and workshops). For more information, contact FOCUS San Diego at 619-556-6075 or visit the FOCUS website.