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Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fleet & Family Readiness
Virtual Retiree Summit

Registration is not required.
Just click on the link a few minutes before the date and time of the webinar.
All webinars are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) Webinar
Monday, November 1, 2021 
BENEFEDS Review for Retiring Military and their Families. This webinar will cover the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) and BENEFEDS, the centralized online portal that eligible participants use to enroll in FEDVIP. We will discuss the relationship of BENEFEDS and the FEDVIP carriers, and their respective roles in delivering dental and vision coverage to more than seven million military and federal family members. FEDVIP replaces the former TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP).
Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/p4l0sxeb2tj3/
 

 

Social Security Administration ("Social Security: With You Through Life's Journey" - Retirement 101)
Monday, November 1, 2021 
This webinar will answer: 
• When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
• How does early retirement affect your benefits?
• Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
• How do you get the most from your benefits?
• What is the future of social security?
• When should you file for Medicare?
Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. 
Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/pusxmr2klwrt/

Defense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) Pre-Retirement Webinar
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
In this webinar, we will go over what you need to know as a retiree regarding Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). How to complete a DD 2656 that provides banking and mailing address, arrears of beneficiary election, federal and state withholding, lump sum payments, SBP, and BRS elections. Information will be provided on VA compensation, how to make changes after retirement and how it affects retired pay. The Webinar will also discuss the restoration of retirement pay, Concurrent Retirement Disability Pay (CRDP), Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and how to communicate with DFAS with any pay related issues or concerns.
Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/puoybkwfmxid/

Veteran Affairs (VA Benefits 101 Webinar)
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 
This webinar will provide information on the following:
• Benefit eligibility and separation of documents
• VA healthcare
• Education benefits
• Forever G.I. bill
• Home loan guaranty program
• Survivor benefits
• Plus much more VA benefits information

Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/p0h5trqb7si0/

TRICARE (Transitioning from Active Duty to Retirement Briefing)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 
An overview of TRICARE options available to active duty service members and their families when transitioning from active duty to retirement. The briefing includes details about preparing for retirement, TRICARE program options, and TRICARE benefit information. Contact information is also provided.
Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/phxv9ezlyyrr/

TRICARE (Using TRICARE and Medicare Briefing)
Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
An overview of TRICARE and Medicare for dual-eligible beneficiaries. The briefing includes details about TRICARE, TRICARE and Medicare eligibility, TRICARE For Life, TRICARE program options, and other important information. Contact information is also provided.
Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/ps4kq132pnlg/

**RESCHEDULED**
Social Security Administration ("Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities - Everything you Wanted to Know")
Friday, November 19, 2021, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
• Information about disability benefits and the disability application process
• How to use your my Social Security online account and other online services.
• What are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits and how do you qualify?
• What do you need to report when you receive SSI?
• What other Social Security programs are available, and who qualifies?

Recorded Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/ptntiqbf6pro/  

 

 

 

Retired Activity Offices

The mission of Retired Activities Branch under OPNAV N170C is to ensure the retired community is kept apprised of their benefits, entitlements, rights, privileges, changes in retirement law, and provide customer services to our retirees, families, annuitants, and survivors. The Retired Activities Branch is dedicated to supporting more than 650,000 Navy retirees (active component and reserve component), families, annuitants, and survivors worldwide. 

Save time getting a new Retiree ID Card by making an appointment for ID Card Services and DEERS updates.
Make an Online Appointment

Social Security Administration

Pre-Recorded Webinars

Pre-Recorded Webinars
Pre-Retirement webcast with the Social Security Administration
Scam Awareness - Protecting you from Fraud & Abuse

No registration is required for the webinar. Just click on the link on the date and time the webinar is scheduled. It is highly encourage to join the webinar 10 minutes early to ensure timely access to the presentation.

Social Security Administration ("Social Security: With You Through Life's Journey" - Retirement 101)
Monday, November 1, 2021 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
This webinar will answer: 
• When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
• How does early retirement affect your benefits?
• Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
• How do you get the most from your benefits?
• What is the future of social security?
• When should you file for Medicare?
Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services. 
Classroom Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/virtretiresummit1/ 

**RESCHEDULED**
Social Security Administration ("Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities - Everything you Wanted to Know")

Friday, November 19, 2021, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (EST)
• Information about disability benefits and the disability application process
• How to use your my Social Security online account and other online services.
• What are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits and how do you qualify?
• What do you need to report when you receive SSI?
• What other Social Security programs are available, and who qualifies?

Recorded Link:  https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/ptntiqbf6pro/

Health Care Services

Medical Resources

TRICARE Prime
TRICARE Prime is a managed care option available in Prime Service Areas.
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/Prime



TRICARE Select (formerly TRICARE Standard)
TRICARE Select is a fee-for-service plan available in the United States. 
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/Enroll/Select



TRICARE for Life
TRICARE for Life is Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B.
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TFL



TRICARE Young Adult
TRICARE Young Adult is a plan that qualified adult children can purchase after eligibility for "regular" TRICARE coverage ends at age 21 (or 23 if enrolled in college).
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/HealthPlans/TYA

 



Dental

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program ended in 2018. It was replaced by the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). If you’re eligible, you may be able to enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan.  You must enroll in FEDVIP dental during the annual Open Season or after a FEDVIP Qualifying Life Event.

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
Voluntary dental insurance plan for retired service members, family members of retired service members, retired guard and reserve members, family members of retired guard and reserve members, Medal of Honor recipients, family members of Medal of Honor recipients, and survivors.
www.benefeds.com



TRICARE Dental Program
Voluntary dental insurance plan for family members of an active duty service member, family members of guard and reserve members, guard and reserve members who aren't on active duty or covered by TAMP, and survivors.

https://www.uccitdp.com/

 



Hearing

Hearing Center of Excellence
The Hearing Center of Excellence fosters and promotes the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, rehabilitation and research of hearing loss and auditory injury. It supports the development, exchange and adoption of best practices, research, measures of effectiveness and clinical care guidelines to reduce the prevalence and cost of hearing loss and tinnitus among Warriors and Veterans.
https://hearing.health.mil/?q=vision+center+of+excellence

 



Vision

TRICARE Vision Care
Your vision benefits, including eye exams, depend on who you are, your TRICARE plan, and your age.  You may need a referral and/or prior authorization for vision care.
https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Vision



Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all vision program available to Federal employees and annuitants, certain retired uniformed service members, and active duty family members. It is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and offers eligible participants a choice between ten dental and four vision carriers.  BENEFEDS administers the enrollment, plan changes, and premium payment processes for FEDVIP.
www.benefeds.com



Navy Ophthalmic Support Training Activity Command (NOSTRA)
NOSTRA is the premier manufacturing facility for the Optical Fabrication Enterprise (OFE), setting the standard for military medicine and the optical community. They manufacture quality eyewear for active duty service members, retirees, contractors, and public service workers.
https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nostra/Pages/default.aspx



Vision Center of Excellence (VCE)
Families of service members or veterans may have questions about eye injuries.  The VCE can help you find answers to your questions about eye injury prevention and response.  Through partnerships with the Defense Department, Department of Veterans Affairs and a national network of military and civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions, VCE provides resources to help you with your concerns.
https://vce.health.mil/

 



Mental Health

TRICARE Mental Health
Mental health problems can affect your thoughts, mood and behavior.

ttps://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Mental



Military Crisis Line/Veterans Crisis Line
The Military Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service are free to all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call every day, and start to get back on track.

1-800-273-8255 – Press 1

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx



National Suicide Prevention Hotline
This hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Your call is free and confidential. 

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4889



Make the Connection
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help veterans discover ways to improve their lives. Many of our nation’s veterans—from those who served in World War II to those involved in current conflicts—return not only with physical wounds but also mental health issues they may not recognize. 
https://maketheconnection.net/



Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury
24/7 access to trained professionals who can answer your specific questions and needs. The Outreach Center is a trusted source of information about psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues and resources.
https://www.dcoe.mil/default.aspx

 



Pharmacy

TRICARE Pharmacy Program
The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.
https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Pharmacy

 



Special Programs

TRICARE Special Programs
TRICARE offers special programs for certain health conditions, populations, or concerns. Some special programs include:  Autism Care Demonstration, Cancer Clinical Trials, Chiropractic Health Care Program, Combat-Related Special Compensation Travel Benefit, Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, Continued Health Care Benefit Program, Extended Care Health Option, Provisional Coverage Program, Transitional Assistance Management Program, TRICARE Plus, and TRICARE Select Navigator        
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/SpecialPrograms

 



General

TRICARE Homepage
www.tricare.mil



TRICARE – Resources for Retired Service Members
https://www.tricare.mil/LifeEvents/Retiring/Resources



TRICARE Benefits Updates
https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
https://www.va.gov/

 

Hospitals

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

620 John Paul Jones Circle

Portsmouth, VA  23708-2197

757-953-5000

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcp/SitePages/home.aspx

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-5000 Opt. 5


Joint Base Langley-Eustis

633rd Medical Group – Langley AFB Facility

77 Nealy Avenue

Hampton, VA  23665-2080

757-225-7630

https://langleyeustis.tricare.mil/

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-225-5111

Health Clinics

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft Story

Boone Branch Health Clinic

1035 Nider Boulevard, Suite 100

Virginia Beach, VA  23459-2731

757-953-8351

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/NMCP2/BranchClinics/BooneBHC/Pages/default.aspx

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-8182


NAS Oceana

Branch Health Clinic

1550 Tomcat Boulevard, Suite 150
Virginia Beach, VA 23460-2188

757-953-3933

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcp/Branch/SitePages/Oceana/default.aspx

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-3881


Dam Neck Annex

Branch Health Clinic Dam Neck

1885 Terrier Avenue

Building 504, Suite 201 & 203

Virginia Beach, VA  23461

757-953-9923

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcp/Branch/SitePages/Oceana/DamNeck.aspx

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-9322


 Fort Eustis

McDonald Army Health Center

576 Jefferson Avenue

Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5567

757-314-7500 or 800-304-9863

https://mcdonald.tricare.mil/

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-314-7748 or 7766


Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

Craik Clinic

Yorktown, VA  23690

757-856-2230

https://www.tricare.mil/FindDoctor/MTF/View?ID=466&FacilityName=Craik-Clinic

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-856-2230


US Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City

USCG Base Elizabeth City Stephen C. Pugh Memorial Clinic

1664 Weeksville Road, Building 128

Elizabeth City, NC  27909

757-856-2230

https://www.tricare.mil/FindDoctor/MTF/View?ID=355&FacilityName=USCG-Base-Elizabeth-City-Suitephen-C.-Pugh-Memorial-Clinic

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-856-2230


US Coast Guard Clinic Portsmouth

4000 Coast Guard Boulevard

Portsmouth, VA  23703

757-483-8596

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-7576


Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

Branch Health Clinic Yorktown

160 Main Road, Building 1806

Yorktown, VA  23691

757-953-8454

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcp/Branch/SitePages/Yorktown/default.aspx

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-8441

 



 

 

TRICARE Prime Clinics

 

TRICARE Prime Clinic Virginia Beach

2100 Lynnaven Parkway, Suite 201

Konikoff Professional Centre

Virginia Beach, VA  23456

757-953-6708

https://www.tricare.mil/FindDoctor/MTF/View?ID=317&FacilityName=TRICARE-Prime-Clinic-Virginia-Beach

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-953-6710


TRICARE Prime Clinic Chesapeake

1400 Crossroads Boulevard

Chesapeake, VA  23320

757-856-2230

https://www.tricare.mil/FindDoctor/MTF/View?ID=290&FacilityName=TRICARE-Prime-Clinic-Chesapeake

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-856-2230


TRICARE Prime Clinic Northwest

1317 Ballahack Road

Chesapeake, VA  23322-2463

757-856-2230

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcp/Clinics/NWestBHC/Pages/default.aspx

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-856-2230


 TRICARE Prime Clinic Suffolk

7021 Harbour View Boulevard, Suite 119

Suffolk, VA  23435

757-953-7000

 

Health Benefits Advisor

757-856-2230

 



 

Mid-Atlantic MTF Outside of Hampton Roads

 

Naval Station Great Lakes

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

3001 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL  60064

847-688-1900

https://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/


Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Naval Branch Health Clinic Portsmouth, NH

One Ayres Circle, Building H-1

Portsmouth, NH  03804-5000

207-438-4940

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/NHCNE/index.htm


Naval Submarine Base New London

Naval Branch Health Clinic, Groton

1 Wahoo Drive, Building 449

P.O. Box 600

Groton, CT  06349-5600

860-694-4123

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/NHCNE/locations/grct/grct.htm


USCGA Medical Clinic

Coast Guard Academy

15 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT  06320-8103

860-444-8402

https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/cgaMedDiv/


Naval Station Newport

Naval Health Clinic New England

43 Smith Road

Newport, RI  02841-1002

401-841-3771

https://nhcne.med.navy.mil/ 


Naval Weapons Station Earle

Earle Branch Health Clinic

201 Highway 34 South, Building C-3

Colts Neck, NJ 07722-5033

732-866-2300 or 2303

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/annapolis/BranchClinics/Pages/Earle.aspx


Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Lakehurst Naval Health Clinic

Lansdowne Road, Building 39

Lakehurst, NJ  08733-5006
732-323-5323

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/annapolis/OurClinics/Lakehurst/Pages/default.aspx


Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

87th Medical Group – McGuire Ambulatory Care Facility

3458 Neely Road

Trenton, New Jersey 08641

866-377-2778

https://mcguiredixlakehurst.tricare.mil/


USCG Base Cape Cod

Kaehler Memorial Clinic

5201 Lee Road

Buzzards Bay, MA  02542

508-968-6582

https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Director-of-Operational-Logistics-DOL/Bases/Base-Cape-Cod/Kaehler-Memorial-Clinic/


Naval Branch Health Clinic Saratoga Springs

One West Avenue

Saratoga, NY  12866

518-583-5300 or 5302

https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhcne/NHCNE/locations/SSNY/ssny.htm

 

Medical Centers

Hampton VA Medical Center

100 Emancipation Drive
Hampton, VA 23667-0001

Main number: 757-722-9961

Mental health: 757-722-9961 x3584

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_590


Hunter Holmes McGuire Hospital

1201 Broad Rock Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23249-4915

Main number: 804-675-5000

Mental health: 804-675-5116

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_652


Salem VA Medical Center

1970 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153-6404

Main number: 540-982-2463

Mental health: 540-982-2463 x2515

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_658


Durham VA Medical Center

508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705-3875

Main number: 919-286-0411

Mental health: 919-286-0411 x5418

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_558

 


Washington VA Medical Center

50 Irving Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20422-0001

Main number: 202-745-8000

Mental health: 202-745-8000 x58156

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_688

 


Martinsburg VA Medical Center

510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25405-9990

Main number: 800-817-3807

Mental health: 800-817-3807

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_613

 


Lyons VA Medical Center

151 Knollcroft Road
Lyons, NJ 07939-5001

Main number: 908-647-0180

Mental health: 973-676-1000 x1421

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_561A4

 


Brooklyn VA Medical Center

800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209-7104

Main number: 718-836-6600

Mental health: 718-836-6600 x4165

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_630A4


East Orange VA Medical Center

385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018-1023

Main number: 973-676-1000

Mental health: 973-676-1000 x1421

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_561


Manhattan VA Medical Center

423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-5011

Main number: 212-686-7500

Mental health: 212-686-7500 x4656

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_630


St. Albans VA Medical Center

179-00 Linden Boulevard
Queens, NY 11424-1468

Main number: 718-526-1000

Mental health: 718-836-6600 x4165

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_630A5


James J. Peters Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10468-3904

Main number: 718-584-9000

Mental health: 718-584-9000 x5172

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_526


Franklin Delano Roosevelt Hospital

2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548-1454

Main number: 914-737-4400

Mental health: 914-737-4400 x2330

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_620


Northport VA Medical Center

79 Middleville Road
Building 200
Northport, NY 11768-2200

Main number: 631-261-4400

Mental health: 631-266-6077

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_632


Castle Point VA Medical Center

41 Castle Point Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590-7004

Main number: 845-831-2000

Mental health: 845-831-2000 x5116

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_620A4


West Haven VA Medical Center

950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516-2770

Main number: 203-932-5711

Mental health: 203-932-5711 x2570

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_689


Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053-9764

Main number: 413-584-4040

Mental health: 413-584-4040 x2336

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_631


Northport VA Medical Center

79 Middleville Road
Building 200
Northport, NY 11768-2200

Main number: 631-261-4400

Mental health: 631-266-6077

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_632


Providence VA Medical Center

830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-4738

Main number: 401-273-7100

Mental health: 401-273-7100 x3057

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_650


Brockton VA Medical Center

940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301-5596

Main number: 508-583-4500

Mental health: 774-826-1778

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_523A5


Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center

150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130-4817

Main number: 617-232-9500

Mental health: 857-364-5647

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_523


West Roxbury VA Medical Center

1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132-4927

Main number: 617-323-7700

Mental health: 857-364-5647

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_523A4


Manchester VA Medical Center

718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH 03104-7007

Main number: 603-624-4366

Mental health: 603-624-4366 x3199

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_608


Danville VA Medical Center

1900 East Main Street
Danville, IL 61832-5100

Main number: 217-554-3000

Mental health: 217-554-5794

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_550


Edward Hines Junior Hospital

5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL 60141-3030

Main number: 708-202-8387

Mental health: 708-202-2002

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_578


Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-3728

Main number: 312-569-8387

Mental health: 312-569-7225

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_537


Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

3001 Greenbay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064-3048

Main number: 847-688-1900

Mental health: 224-610-3744

https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_556

 

Tricare

2021 TRICARE Changes: Are You Ready?

TRICARE Select is changing for Group A Retirees beginning January 1, 2021. Join Mark Ellis, TRICARE Chief, Policy and Programs Section, Health Plan Design Branch for DHA, to learn how these changes will affect you and your coverage.

 

Federal Employee Dental & Vision Program

Military retirees are eligible for the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP).

Visit https://www.benefeds.com/ for more information on these retiree benefit programs. This government-authorized, online portal that military retirees use to research, enroll in, and manage their coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Uniformed Services Resources
This fall, you’re invited to the FEDVIP Virtual Benefits Fair! The Virtual Benefits Fair is an online benefits fair that houses 2022 federal benefits plan information in a single location, enabling military families to browse exhibits, view and download plan brochures, and connect with carrier representatives via chat. Military retirees are eligible for the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). What's more, family members of active duty uniformed service members who are enrolled in a TRICARE health plan are eligible for FEDVIP vision coverage. Visit the uniformed services “booth” at the Virtual Benefits Fair to learn more about these federal benefits, as well as BENEFEDS—the government-authorized, online portal that retirees may use to research, enroll in, and manage their FEDVIP coverage.

Register now at https://ve.on24.com/vshow/FVBF21/registration/20180. Review 2022 plan details and log in anytime during the Federal Benefits Open Season, from November 8 to December 13, 2021.

Get answers to your questions. FEDVIP carriers and representatives from BENEFEDS and FLTCIP will be available to take your questions during our four live carrier chat days:
• Friday, November 12, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)
• Friday, November 19, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)
• Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)
• Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)

Explore your benefits in one convenient, online location. Learn valuable information, get answers from the experts, and visit carrier booths to shop and compare different benefit plans.

 

 

No registration is required for the webinar. Just click on the link on the date and time the webinar is scheduled. It is highly encouraged to join the webinar 10 minutes early to ensure timely access to the presentation.

Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) Webinar
Monday, November 1, 2021 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
BENEFEDS Review for Retiring Military and their Families. This webinar will cover the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) and BENEFEDS, the centralized online portal that eligible participants use to enroll in FEDVIP. We will discuss the relationship of BENEFEDS and the FEDVIP carriers, and their respective roles in delivering dental and vision coverage to more than seven million military and federal family members. FEDVIP replaces the former TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP)
Classroom Link: https://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/virtretiresummit1/  

Program Tools

Dental and Vision

View FEDVIP plans available based on your residential zip code and pay frequency. You can view rates, benefits, and coverage information on up to three plans at a time.

Plan Compare Tool

 

Long Term Care

An interactive, self-service module that will walk you through the entire process using educational videos and examples of real-life stories.

Planning Tools & Resources

 

Flexible Spending

Find out how much money you can save when you enroll with FSAFEDS. This calculator will help you estimate your Flexible Spending Account contribution and potential annual tax savings.

Savings Calculator

Veteran Resources

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Additionally, the American Legion provides a wide variety of services to assist veterans with benefits, careers guidance, education, health, finances and employment.

Website:  www.legion.org
Contact Information:
Employment & Education
202-861-2700
https://www.legion.org/contact/economic

Finance
317-630-1200
https://www.legion.org/contact/finance

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
202-861-2700
https://www.legion.org/contact/veterans-affairs

Customer Service
800-433-3318
https://www.legion.org/contact/customer-service

American Red Cross (ARC)

Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services -- from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.  Services include disaster relief, lifesaving blood, training and certification, international services, and aid to service members, veterans and their families.  Additionally, the American Red Cross has a robust selection of apps, available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Website:  www.redcross.org
Contact Information: 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767)

American Veterans (AMVETS)

American Veterans (AMVETS) is the nation's most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interest of 20 million veterans.  AMVETS mission is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American veterans who have servced honorably and to improve the quality of life fo them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy, and services.

Website: www.amvets.org
Contact Information: 877-726-8387

Cohen Veteran Network (CVN)

The Cohen Veterans Network seeks to improve the quality of life for veterans, including those from the National Guard and Reserves, and their families. CVN works to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support, with a particular focus on post-traumatic stress. Thevision is to ensure that every veteran and family member is able to obtain access to high-quality, effective care that enables them to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

Website: www.cohenveteransnetwork.org/
Contact Information: 

Central Office:  844-336-4226
Veterans Crisis Line:  800-273-8255 Option 1

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) for Retired Military & Annuitants

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Retired Military & Annuitants section establishes, maintains, and pays military retirees and their eligible surviving spouses and other family members.

Website:  https://www.dfas.mil/RetiredMilitary/
Contact Information:  800-321-1080

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than one million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.    DAV is dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.  Services include medical transportations, benefits claims, and employment assistance.

Website: www.dav.org
Contact Information: 877-I AM A VET (877-426-2838)

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) is first and foremost a community of the Sea Services; U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel.  FRA's mission is to protect and enhance military pay and benefits through its guiding principles of loyalty, protection, and service to shipmates.

Website: www.fra.org
Contact Information: 703-683-1400

Hampton Roads Chapter,  Military Officers Association of America (HRCMOAA):

The Hampton Roads Chapter, Military Officers Association of America  (HRCMOAA) is open to active duty, former and retired commissioned or warrant officers and surviving spouses of officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA, the Public Health Services and the National Guard or other reserve components of those services. The chapter hosts luncheons, tours, networking events and community support activities for veterans, JROTC units and ROTC units in the Hampton Roads area as well as advocating for and explaining Veterans Benefits.  Contact Larry King at 757-650-1086 for more information.

Website: www.moaa.org and www.hrcmoaa.org

The HRCMOAA sponsors the HRCMOAA Surviving Spouses and Spouses Group, organized for surviving spouses and spouses of commissioned or warrant officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA and Public Health Services.  The Surviving Spouses and Spouses advocate for benefits affecting surviving spouses and explain benefits, hold quarterly luncheons and are welcome at all HRCMOAA events and activities.  Call Barbara Smith at 757-576-1114 for more information.

Mutts with a Mission

Mutts with a Mission helps alleviate the burdens of mobility disabilities and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from veterans and wounded warriors, so that they are able to live a free life.  At the beginning, the organization focused on solely serving veterans and wounded warriors. In 2019, they expanded their reach to include first responders and those who have experienced trauma in the line-of-duty. Mutts with a Mission is honored to serve veterans, wounded warriors, and first responders who experience PTSD and line-of-duty connected disabilities. These heroes have put themselves at risk serving our country and deserve to live independent and free lives.

Website: www.muttswithamission.org
Contact Information 757-465-1033

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)

The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.

Website: www.nmcrs.org
Contact Information: 800-654-8364

North Carolina Department of Veterans Services (NCDVS)

The purpose of the North Carolina Department of Veterans Services (NCDVS) is to assist veterans and their families with the benefits and services to which they are entitled.  Some of the service delivery areas include benefits and claims, employment, housing assistance, North Carolina veterans homes, North Carolina veterans cemetery program, requesting military records, scholarships, womens veterans programs, and veterans property tax relief.

Website: www.milvets.nc.gov
Contract Information: 844-624-8387

Region Legal Service Office (RLSO)

RLSOs provides legal assistance, military justice, and command services legal advice to Navy (and Marine Corps upon request) commands located within their area of operation, as well as other functions and tasks necessary in support of the mission and core capabilities of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. The highest priority will be given to fleet and operational units, particularly those deployed or preparing to deploy.

Website: https://www.jag.navy.mil/m/RLSO/midlant.htm
Contact Information:
NS Norfolk Legal Assistance:  757-341-4491 -- Appointments

NS Norfolk Legal Assistance:  757-341-4489 -- Emergency Walk-ins

JEB Little Creek - Fort Story Legal Assistance:  757-462-4991

NAS Oceana Legal Assistance:  757-433-2215

NS Earle Legal Assistance:  732-866-2066

SUBASE Groton Legal Assistance:  860-694-3741

NS Newport Legal Assistance:  401-841-3766

Reserve Officers Association (RAO)

For more than 90 years, the Reserve Officers Association has been the only organization dedicated to supporting Reservists and their critical role in national defense.  Reserve service carries unique burdens and for more than nine decades, the RAO has been the nation’s leading advocate for lifelong support in recognition of these unprecedented contributions to the cause of freedom.

Website:  www.roa.org
Contact Information: 202-646-7733

The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.  Mission Continues is on a mission to connect veterans with under-resourced communities.  Their vision is for all veterans with a desire to continue their service to be part of a movement to transform communities.

Website: https://missioncontinues.org/
Contact Information: 314-588-8805

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The mission statement of Veterans Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.  The VAs four specific missions are veterans health care, veterans benefits, national cemeteries, and preparedness for response to war terrorism, national emergencies, and natural disasters.

Website:  www.va.gov
Contact Information:  844-698-2311

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW)

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is non-profit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.  VFW's vision is to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Website: www.vfw.org
Contact Information: 816-756-3390

Virginia Beach Veterans Center

The Virginia Beach Veterans Center is part of the Veterans Administration Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network providing community-based care to approved veterans.

Website:  https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5937
Contact Information: 
Business hours:  757-248-3665

After hours, weekends and holidays:  877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387)

Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS)

The purpose of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) is to support the effective delivery of services to Virginia’s veterans and their families. VDVS is organized into seven service delivery sections including benefits, veteran and family support, veterans education, transition and employment; care centers, veterans cemeteries, and the Virginia War Memorial.

Website: www.dvs.virginia.gov
Contact Information: 703-359-1210

Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for High Education Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for High Education Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) provides free academic, vocational, career, and financial aid information to any resident of Hampton Roads pursuing postsecondary education.

Website:   https://vtc.odu.edu/outreach/
Contact Information:  757-683-3183

Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS)

The Virginia Veteran & Family Support Program (VVFS) is operated statewide by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and provides outreach, connection and support to veterans and their families as they address the challenges of military service, transition, deployments, post-traumatic stress, or other behavioral health concerns as well as traumatic brain injuries and physical injuries.

Website:  https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/virginia-veteran-and-family-support-2
Contact Information:  804-786-0286

Transition Assistance & Employment Services

In addition to the military departments, the Transition Assistance Program is the result of an interagency partnership between the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Education (ED), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

More information: https://www.dodtap.mil/partners.html

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
The DOL conducts a one-day employment overview. Their contribution to the curriculum also includes the DOL Employment Track and the DOL Vocational Track. After transition, DOL's local American Jobe Centers (AJC), located across the nation continue to assist veterans in meeting their employment goals through a range of services including job placement, career counseling, and occupational training.

Nearly 2,400 AJCs nationwide help people search for jobs, find training, and answer other employment-related questions. Find your local AJC at: https://www.careeronestop.org/localhelp/americanjobcenters/find-american-job-centers.aspx

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA contribution to the DOD TAP curriculum includes the VA Benefits and Services briefing which provides counseling and preparation for selecting quality technical schools and fields. After separation, the VA continues to provide educational and vocational counseling to service members.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
OPM provides service members with an overview of Federal employment, the careers offered within the Federal government and a linkage to the kinds of occupations and competencies transitioning service members and veterans have.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA's "Boots to Business" is the Entrepreneurship Track that helps service members understand the dynamics involved in developing and sustaining a business. SBA's support for veteran entrepreneurs continues after TAP, providing veterans with counseling and training services, access to capital, and preparing them to compete for government contracts.

U.S. Department of Education (ED)
The ED promotes the success of TAP for service members and their families by communicating available information and expertise regarding college access, success, and affordability, financial aid and programs specifically sponsored or overseen by ED for the benefit of Service members.

Navy Transition Assistance Support (TAP)
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) prepare eligible Service members and their families to face the many challenges of transitioning from active duty back to civilian life. TAP enables Service members to fulfill the requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2012 and meet their Career Readiness Standards (CRS) as mandated by the TAP for Military Personnel Department of Defense Instruction 1332.35.

DoD SkillBridge Program
The DoD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for transitioning Service member to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeship, or internship during the last 180 days of service. 

 

Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)
To further explore all programs and services available or to register for upcoming training, contact your local FFSC.

Virginia Career Works (VCW)
Virginia Career Works (VCW) is comprised of eight agencies that collaborate on Virginia’s workforce to assist job seekers in finding jobs, employers in recruiting Virginia’s talent, and policymakers in locating the information they need to make solid decisions, and also operates as an American Job Center (AJC).

VCW - Find a Career Center: https://virginiacareerworks.com/find-your-career-center/
VCW - Job Seeker Services: https://virginiacareerworks.com/job-seekers/

Virginia Workforce Job Search

To receive the most use from the attached job listings it is highly recommended that job seekers, students, and transitioning military service members you work with register on the Virginia Workforce Connection website at the following link.
https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Click the following link for a list of free labor market information publications/products provided by the Virginia Employment Commission.
https://virginiawlmi.com/publications

Job seekers/clients looking for work can record the job order number of the job they are interested in to call/email the nearest Virginia Career Works (VCW) Centers/American Job Centers (AJC) to get additional information about applying for the positions (highly recommended). The following link will take you to the Virginia Workforce Connection where you can register and search for the job by its job order number to get further information about the job, and an in-depth job description. 
https://vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

The VWC website developer, Geographic Solutions has developed a series of interactive videos to help job seekers navigate and use the Virginia Workforce Connection. Go to the VWC Connection home page, then click on the job seeker find a job blue tab. On the next page go down the left side to the very bottom of the page in the other services blue box, click on the learning center link, observe the general and individual courses that are available. See the attached Virginia Workforce Connection learning center page for course descriptions. 

Most VCW centers hold virtual recruitment/hiring events. Click on the following link for VEC sponsored hiring events. 
https://www.vec.virginia.gov/find-a-job/job-fairs

Contact Information:

Virginia Career Works Easter Shore Center:
Email - Easternshore@vec.virginia.gov
Phone - 757-302-2029

Virginia Career Works Eastern Shore Community College:
Phone - 757-789-7979

Virginia Career Works Hampton Center:
Address - 600 Butler Farm Road Suite B, Hampton, VA 23666
Email - Hampton@vec.virginia.gov
Phone - 757-865-5800

Virginia Career Works Franklin Center:
Address - 100 N. College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851
Phone - 757-569-6070

Virginia Career Works Norfolk Center:
Address - 861 Glenrock Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23502
Email - Norfolk@vec.virginia.gov
Phone - 757-629-4702

Virginia Career Works Portsmouth Center:
Address - 4824 George Washington Highway, Portsmouth, VA 23702
Email - Portsmouth@vec.virginia.gov
Phone - 757-558-4455

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
Veterans from all periods of military service are eligible for job referral, job training and job placement assistance through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). 

Virginia Workforce Connection

Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center (HRVEC)
The Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center (HRVEC) provides a unified community process that advances employment opportunities for transitioning service members, veterans, and military Spouses. 

Virginia Department of Veteran Services
Education, Transition & Employment (https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/education-employment)

USO Transitions Program
The USO transition program connects service members and military spouses employment, education, financial readiness, veterans’ benefits, housing, legal, family strength and wellness, and volunteerism resources. USO Scouts can support service members and military spouses up to 12 months prior to transition and extend that support for up to 12 months beyond their date of separation from the military through personalized, one-on-one support.   Military spouses may receive support at any point in their military journey.

Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO)
The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide.  

 

Virginia Workforce Connection Hampton Roads Jobs

To apply write down the Job Order you are interested in and
report to/email the closest VCW Center/VEC Rep

Fleet & Family Support Centers

Virginia Career Works

Virginia Employment Commision

Hampton Roads Veterans Employment

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

USO Pathfinder Transitions

Military One Source

Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) provides fun and affordable recreation programs that lead to extraordinary and unique opportunities for enjoyment, activity and adventure. MWR’s quality of life programming offers superior entertainment experiences, discounted tickets and travel for local and out of area attractions, special events, fitness programs and other recreational happenings.

Popular Retiree MWR Programs & Activities!

 

Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC)

Family Readiness Fleet & Family Support Programs (FFSP) promotes self-reliance and resiliency to strengthen the military and its family members, supports mission readiness, assists commanders in planning for and responding to a family readiness needs, and facilitates building a  strong community network of services through community outreach and partnerships. FFSP aims to deliver the best services at the right time and in the right place. The organization relies on a comprehensive delivery of programs and services, which includes partnerships with DoD entities a community-based organization FFSP strives to anticipate change to meet the ongoing needs of Navy families, to enhance family resiliency, and decrease the stigma associated with the use of FFSP programs and services.

Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer free Parenting and Life Skill programs, Financial programs, Deployment support, Transition and Employment assistance, Relocation assistance, Counseling and Victim Assistance, Exceptional Family Member Support, Information and Referral, and many more programs to promote quality of life for military personnel and their families. Visit the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center for further information on base and community services. FFSC is here to welcome you and assist during your time in Hampton Roads.

Command Support Programs - 21st Century CONSEP

The standard for career readiness, this two-day course was developed to provide Navy Career Counselors and Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) staff an opportunity to guide first-term and mid-career Sailors through the career opportunities available in the Navy in the civilian sector.
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Command Support Programs - CPO Selectee Resource Training

This half day workshop is designed to educate newly selected CPOs about resources available in both the military and civilian communities. By addressing issues before they become critical, as well as making appropriate resource referrals, the CPO and the service member in need of support can stay focused on the command’s mission.
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Command Support Programs - Deckplate Resource Awareness Training

This two-day training is specifically for Second Class Petty Officers in supervisory positions. It provides information on Navy and community resources available to military personnel.
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Command Support Programs - Exceptional Family Member POC Training

This half-day training provides information that enables POCs to assist members in their commands.
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Command Support Programs - Family Readiness Group Leadership Training

FRGs play an integral part in keeping families together in various situations, especially during deployment. Please contact your closest FFSC for more information.
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Command Support Programs - FAP Command Leadership Training

This is a one-day introductory course that emphasizes the command's crucial role in all aspects of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP).
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Command Support Programs - Ombudsman Program

Most command leaders agree that an effective ombudsman can be a priceless asset. Ombudsmen play a key role in linking commands and families to ensure accurate, timely communication.
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Command Support Programs - PCO / PXO Spouses Workshop

This is a one-day workshop for spouses of Prospective Commanding Officers (PCO) and Prospective Executive Officers (PXO).
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Command Support Programs - Prospective Chief Petty Officer Training

This training will assist Prospective Chief Petty Officers with several of the requirements in support of the MCPON’s CPO 365 Guidance to include Family Advocacy Overview, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Suicide Awareness, Operational Stress Control and an FFSC brief.
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Command Support Programs - Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

SAPR Program provides Victim Advocacy, Case Management, Training for SAPR POCs and Advocates, Command Consultation, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Training (at your work site), SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher Training and more.
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Command Support Programs - Sponsor Training

This single-session training, available for presentation at your worksite, teaches command personnel to serve as sponsors.
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Family Employment / TAP - Accessing Higher Education

This two-day workshop is geared towards transitioning service members who plan to pursue higher education.
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Family Employment / TAP - Boots 2 Business (Entrepreneurship)

This two-day training provided by Small Business Administration (SBA) partners focuses on feasibility analysis for small business planning for transitioning service members interested in self-employment.
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Family Employment / TAP - Career Exploration and Planning

This two-day workshop offers a unique opportunity to identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs, and develop an action plan to achieve career goals.
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Family Employment / TAP - Career Planning

Whether you are looking for a job or information on career planning, learning through self-assessment will enhance your chances in finding satisfying employment.
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Family Employment / TAP - Department of Labor Employment Workshop

This track assists participants in considering career goals and how to position themselves for success in future careers.
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Family Employment / TAP - Effective Resume Writing

These days, only a top-notch resume will get you an interview. Learn how to market your skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and experience with an impressive resume.
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Family Employment / TAP - Federal Employment System

In this single-session workshop, gain the advantage in your job search with the federal government by learning how to find vacancies and job listings, complete the application process, and how to understand standard qualifications and testing requirements.
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Family Employment / TAP - Interview Techniques

Want to feel more confident at your next job interview? This single-session workshop teaches you how! Topics include positive answers to difficult questions, dressing for success, and the importance of body language and positive attitude. Interview follow-up and salary negotiations are also discussed.
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Family Employment / TAP - Job Network

Job Network is a monthly, one-hour employer panel comprised of three human resource personnel. Ask local and national employers what they like to see on resumes and how to prepare for interviews. Find out about open positions, their application process, and what benefits are available. Transitioners, separatees, and military family members are invited to attend.
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Family Employment / TAP - Job Search Strategies

Learn more about the crucial steps in the job search process. This single-session workshop covers everything from assessing the hidden job market to finding a job long-distance, including job searching on the internet.
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Family Employment / TAP - My Employment

This two-day workshop assists participants in considering career goals and how to position themselves for success in future careers.
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Family Employment / TAP - Transition Assistance Program

This three-day workshop is the mandatory Transition Core Curriculum Course (formerly Transition GPS) for military members who are retiring or separating from the military. The course is comprised of one-day of Department of Defense Training (Pre-Separation Counseling, My Transition Overview, Skills Identification, and Financial Preparedness for Transition), one-day Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits and Services Brief, and one-day Department of Labor (DOL) Employment Workshop.
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Family Employment / TAP - VA Disability Benefits Review

This one-day workshop teaches participants how to review service medical records and identify medical conditions that may lead to a compensable disability rating with the VA; request vocational rehabilitation benefits and training; and complete their VA application for submission.
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Family Employment / TAP - Vocational (Career and Credential Exploration)

This two-day transition track offers a unique opportunity to identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs, and develop an action plan to achieve career goals.
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Military Life Skills Education Program - Single Parenting

This single-session workshop explores ways for active duty single parents to balance their military and parental responsibilities and looks at the opportunities and challenges of parenting alone in the military.
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Military Life Skills Education Program - STEP

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) helps parents develop a positive and consistent approach to dealing with the special challenges of children ranging from early childhood to teen age.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Anger Management

Do you find your anger racing from zero to 60 at work or at home? BEAMS is a six-session, skill-building program for active duty service members and family members. The BEAMS course is designed to prevent anger from escalating to violence. Participants learn to develop new and effective coping strategies.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Building Healthy Relationships

The purpose of this training is to provide tools to enhance healthy relationships and educate military personnel and their families how to successfully nurture intimate relationships. Topics include emotional record keeping, expectations, communication and developing healthy habits.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Children and Divorce

This four-hour workshop addresses the pain and loss of a family breakup from the child’s perspective. Topics of discussion include typical reactions of children of different ages, things children need to hear, and what parents can do to help them through the pain.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Couples Workshop

Do you have trouble communicating with your partner? Do you find yourselves arguing a lot? This two-session workshop will help you improve your day-to-day communication, learn how to fight fair, problem-solve, and strengthen your relationship. Open to military beneficiaries and their partners.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Dads and Discipline

The culture of fatherhood is changing as dads become increasingly involved with their children. Dads are often seen as disciplinarians, yet come to the job with no specific training. This interactive, single-session class provides an opportunity for fathers to gain valuable, practical information about parenting.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Dual Military Parenting

Dual military parents face unique challenges in balancing military careers and family responsibilities. This workshop is intended to assist dual military parents navigate their unique military family lifestyle. Discussion topics include building healthy relationships, deployment readiness, parenting in a military family, family care plan, career planning, and sharing challenges and successes with dual military parents.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Enhancing Stepfamilies

This single-session workshop includes discussions on the myths of stepfamily living, the different roles a stepparent may assume, the stages a stepfamily goes through as they develop, and tips for handling discipline. The discussion also includes information on step parenting in a military family.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Love Thinks

Are you tired of the same dating traps like becoming involved too quickly, dishonesty from the start, or overlooking problem areas? Learn how to avoid common dating missteps when developing a new romance by attending “Love Thinks,” a program for single or newly-dating military members who are tired of playing dating games and are ready to keep it real.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Maintaining Respect in the Workplace

This two-hour evidence-informed program equips service members with practical tools to interact respectfully with the ultimate goal of reducing destructive behaviors in the workplace.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - New Parent Resource Awareness Workshop

This four-hour workshop assists expectant service women as they make the transition into parenthood. Topics discussed include the Navy’s policy on pregnant servicewomen, Navy family care plans, housing information, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and information about their budgeting for baby program, child care resources, FFSC programs and services, the WIC program, and information on career planning.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Parenting 411

This workshop provides expectant parents with information on what to expect from a newborn, as well as basic parenting skills for service members. Topics discussed are stages of development, how to handle crying, temper tantrums and alternative measures for discipline. Registration is open to first time expectant service members.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Parenting in a Military Family

This workshop explores what it means to discipline children and the ways it can be accomplished most effectively. It includes strategies for encouraging children to behave appropriately, communicating in ways that really work, and increasing cooperation.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Parenting Teens

This single-session workshop presents the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental characteristics of teens, and parents’ reactions to the way adolescents handle these changes. Discussion topics include building healthy relationships, avoiding power struggles, and providing guidelines. This is an overview of the in-depth STEP teens multi-session program.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Personal Communications

Would you like to improve your personal communication skills? This educational group can make a difference! Participants learn about different communication styles, conflict resolution, and ways to develop more effective speaking and listening skills. Open to active duty military and family members.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Ready Navy

When an emergency strikes, knowing what to do can save lives, property, and time. One of the most important tools you or your family can have to protect yourself in possible emergencies is a family emergency plan. It is important to plan ahead as a family for all types of emergencies and responses. Everyone in the family should understand what to do, where to go, and what to take in the event of an emergency. Learn how to prepare, respond, and recover with FFSC’s Ready Navy public awareness program.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Spouse Newcomer Orientation

Are you newly married or getting married soon? Are you new to the area or to the military? Join us at this one-session workshop which provides a wide variety of helpful information about military life, including the challenges of deployment, expectations of the military, preparation for a mobile lifestyle, pay and allowances, housing, medical and dental care, recreational activities, financial planning and more.
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Military Life Skills Education Programs - Stress Management

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life. The way we handle stress can affect our personal and professional lives. Learn more about managing stress with techniques such as goal-setting, time management, and progressive relaxation.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Art of Money Management

This workshop provides in-depth instruction and information on developing successful money management skills. Topics include understanding and using credit, Navy pay and allowances, spending strategies, and how to save and invest.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Blended Retirement System (BRS)

The Blended Retirement System (BRS) overview will cover the difference between the legacy or high 3 retirement system and the new BRS which took effect on January 1, 2018.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Car Buying Strategies

Looking for a car? Don't get taken for a ride! Learn all the important do's and don’ts BEFORE you step onto the car lot in this single-session program. Topics include negotiating, trade-ins, discounts, financing, high-pressure sales tactics, and tricks to watch out for.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - CFS Forum and Financial Town Hall Meeting

This quarterly forum is designed to update the Command Financial Specialist, senior leadership, Command Career Counselors, and other interested command leadership about current and emerging financial issues.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - CFS Refresher Training

Review and sharpen skills learned in Command Financial Specialist training which include the financial planning worksheet, solution-focused financial counseling, and developing your CFS program.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - CFS Training

This five-day interactive training seminar covers the basics of personal financial management and serves as a foundation for those selected by their command to serve as CFSs.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Consumer Awareness

Have you ever made a purchase that you later regretted? It's a jungle out there, and this single-session workshop will teach you how to be a savvy consumer. Topics include avoiding purchasing pitfalls, how to exercise your consumer rights, methods for resolving consumer complaints, and ways to access consumer advocacy resources.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Credit Management

This single-session workshop provides valuable information on establishing a credit history, choosing and using credit and debit cards, debt-to-income ratio, consumer installment loans, credit reports, and effectively managing your credit.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Developing Your Spending Plan

Do you want to get control of your financial life? This single-session workshop can help you develop a realistic spending plan. With this spending plan in place, you’ll be on your way to paying your bills on time and achieving your short and long-term financial goals.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Family Financial Planning

Family financial planning is a course that illustrates the costs involved in starting a family, or adding to your existing family, and emphasizes the need for preparing financially to cover those costs.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Financial Leadership Seminar

This four-hour training is for non-CFS trained E-7s and above. It provides a basic understanding of typical military financial problems, helps participants develop skills in handling a financial crisis, and creates an awareness of resources available.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Financial Planning for Deployment

Planned and unplanned deployments are a fact of life in the Navy. This course provides information to help learners effectively manage their finances during a deployment.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Home Buying

Buying a house is the most significant purchase many people will ever make. This course is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time home buyers and serve as a refresher for repeat home buyers.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Homeownership

VHDA's Home Ownership workshop is designed to take the mystery out of buying a home. Learn more about managing personal finances and credit, working with a lender and real estate agent, and completing the loan process and home inspection. You'll also learn ways to protect your investment as a homeowner.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - How to Survive the Holidays Financially

Learn how to reduce the financial stress of the holidays. This 90-minute workshop helps participants plan for holiday spending and make the most effective use of money this holiday season. Offered seasonally and at command request. Call the center nearest you for more information or to schedule a class at your command.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Marriage and Money

This course is intended to provide awareness for married couples and those intending to get married on the importance of effective preparation, communication, and collaboration in achieving financial fitness and reaching financial goals. This course also includes a section on preparing financially for divorce.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Million Dollar Sailor

A two-day interactive program for active duty service members, reservists, retirees and family members who are financially stable and are looking for more in-depth information on topics such as financial goal setting and implementation, debt reduction, savings, investing, and long-term wealth building.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Money and the Move

Relocating due to a permanent change of station assignment can be exciting, but it can also be expensive. Even though the government provides relocation allowances, many families find that a move puts a strain on their budget. This course is for active-duty service members and their spouses who are relocated due to reassignment or transition.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Paying for College

This course provides information on sources of funding for higher education, focusing on financial aid resources, college savings plans and tax incentives.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Paying off Your Student Loans

This course provides awareness of student loan debt management strategies so that learners can improve their current financial situations, avoid student loan delinquency or default, and repay student loans as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Planning for Your Retirement

This single session, interactive program introduces the basic concepts of financial retirement planning, including the military retirement system and the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This is a must, if you are leaving the military.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Raising Financially Fit Kids

This 90-minute interactive program is designed for parents of children of all ages. Parents will explore their own financial habits and skills, as well as learn techniques to teach their children sound financial management skills.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Renting

Renting is a 60-minute course suitable for all potential renters. It is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time renters, and to serve as a refresher for repeat renters.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Saving and Investing

This single session, interactive program, suitable for all audiences, is designed to develop more in depth knowledge and skills that will enable participants to save and invest wisely. Explore various investment options and learn which instrument best suits you and your individual goal.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Smart Transition Planning

Transitioning from the military to the civilian sector creates many changes, including changes to a service member's income and benefits. Transitioning service members need to have a plan to help them determine their current financial situation, establish goals, and prepare adequately for future financial changes.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Survivor Benefit Plan

This course provides basic information on the key provisions of the Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP). This information will assist service members and their spouses in making informed decisions and SBP's role in their retirement plan.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - The Teen Money Games

The teen money game is a fun, interactive way to teach teens about decision making regarding their income and expenses
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides all service members with the opportunity to get an immediate tax break while saving for their and their family's future.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Vacation Planning

This is a 60-minute course designed to help service members plan for a vacation, including associated travel costs. Participants will also learn how to develop strategies to avoid overspending and accumulating excessive debt. This course is suitable for all audiences.
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Personal Financial Management Programs - Your Insurance Needs

Covers the basic types of insurance and what they can do for you including life, health, homeowners and rental insurance, as well as SGLI and DIC.
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