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United States Navy
Fleet and Family Support Center
7928 14th Street
Norfolk, VA 23505-1219
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.
Deployments are an inevitable part of military life. Despite the challenges of separation and change, deployments can be managed. Information, planning and skill-building are the keys to managing the deployment. Working in concert with command leadership, the family readiness group and ombudsmen, the Fleet and Family Support Center will help provide the necessary information and practical skills that allow service members and family members to cope with deployment challenges.
Years of experience and knowledge about the deployment process make it possible to design a series of informational programs and support services. The F&FSC provides the following support during the stages of the deployment cycle:
Children and Deployment
Hampton Roads’ F&FSC provides age-appropriate materials for children whose parent is deploying. These materials are given out during the pre-deployment brief or during one-on-one consultations with our deployment specialists. F&FSC Hampton Roads has a puppet show geared to helping young children identify and relate to their feelings of concern, anxiety and other emotions or questions they may have about their parent's deployment.
Individual Augmentee Support
With the current demands and need for support for the global war on terrorism, many service members are being selected to serve as individual augmentees. This can be a voluntary or non-voluntary assignment depending on the skills needed. Contact F&FSC Norfolk at 757-444-2102 or visit the FFSC website for information regarding resources, support groups and any other questions you might have.