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.
If you must leave your family behind for any reason, there are some things you need to consider:
Contact your deployment support specialist at the Fleet and Family Support Center for individual/family relocation counseling and/or concerns regarding deployment.
Deployments are an inevitable part of military life and deployment readiness is a priority for commands, service members and their families. The more information that a person has and the more planning that he/she does before deployment occurs, the more in control he/she is likely to feel. The Fleet and Family Support Center working with command leadership and ombudsmen acts as a safety net and provides the necessary information and practical skills that allow active-duty and family members to cope with deployment challenges.
More and more sailors are being deployed as individual augmentees to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and Guantanamo Bay. They are being sent to assist or augment the Army in the Global War on Terrorism. For the family members left behind, knowing their resources and not feeling "disconnected" is key to surviving a deployment successfully.
The Annapolis FFSC provides pre-deployment briefings and deployment resource materials for adults and children. Call us at 410-293-2641 for more information.