Fleet and Family Support Center
PSC 473 Box 116
FPO, AP 96349-0116

Phone 011-81-46-816-3372
Phone (DSN) 315-243-3372
Fax 011-81-46-816-9604
Fax (DSN) 315-243-9604

Mon Tue Wed and Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thu 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun - closed
Holidays - closed

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Family Center

Programs and services

As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:

  • Deployment support assists you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle, providing workshops and services to help meet the challenges of deployment, as well as information and referral to deployment-related resources. Services include education briefings for deploying members and families, support services, morale calls and service-specific programs.
  • Relocation assistance provides an array services to meet your moving needs. Relocation services include, but are not limited to, relocation workshops that help you prepare for a move, information on installations and communities worldwide and, where offered, a loan closet for basic household items. Relocation assistance also includes assistance with in-transit emergencies. Military and Family Support Centers work with other installation agencies to keep relocation information current, timely and relevant to allow you to make informed decisions and ensure you experience a smooth and successful move.
  • Personal financial management provides information, education and one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family in maintaining your financial readiness. Services are designed to address money management issues throughout your active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial readiness educational opportunities range from basic planning to long-term investing.
  • Employment assistance offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support career exploration, training and licensing, and employment readiness. Military and Family Support Centers may offer career counseling, local labor market information, trend tracking, skills and interests identification, job bank referrals and resources for self-employment.
  • Family life education provides information and education to assist you and your family in developing resilience skills that can help as you navigate your mobile military lives.
  • Information and Referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and in locating services and programs available both on and off your installation.
  • The Transition Assistance Program prepares separating, retiring and demobilizing service members (and their families) with the information, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. The first step in your transition process is to complete the congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling session, which furnishes detailed information on the various benefits and services available.

Military and Family Support Centers may provide other services, such as counseling and family advocacy. Services vary by location.

Installation Specific Information

The Yokosuka FFSC is located on the fourth floor in building 3655 and in the Fleet Recreation Center. We can be contacted at DSN 315-243-3372 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-3372 or check us out on the web.

Yokosuka's FFSC provides the mandatory Area Orientation Brief/Intercultural Relations Class (AOB/ICR). This combined class is offered weekly from Monday through Friday, and is mandatory for all newcomers in accordance with CFAY and CNFJ Instructions. Representatives from around the base will talk about policies, procedures and benefits associated with living in Japan; and local experts will discuss cultural issues and adjusting to your new home. Attendance is required for all incoming military. Separation in Japan Workshops is another popular offering from FFSC Yokosuka. Participants will learn the procedure for separation from the military/government service in Japan from a topic expert. The class will cover various entitlements and restrictions and how they affect SOFA. Attendance is recommended for those considering separation from service with the intent to stay in Japan.lleviate the unknown we offer a variety of classes to help you get to know your host nation better. Classes such as Enjoying Japanese Food and Understanding Your Japanese Home are offered by FFSC Intercultural Specialists who are from Japan and are ready to share the tricks of trade to being comfortable here. For those who are ready to embrace Japan, FFSC offers a free 10-part series to learn basic Japanese Conversation skills. We are currently offering support groups specifically for International Spouses, these support groups are a great way to network with spouses that may be from your home country.

Career Options & Navy Skills Evaluation Program (CONSEP) is a four-day seminar for mid-career sailors with 8-12 years of service. The seminar will focus on excellence, personal and professional development, career planning and financial management. CONSEP assists participants in individual skills assessment identification, developing a detailed individualized career plan, identifying resources to achieve future goals, emphasizing individual excellence, and ultimately increasing their individual marketability.

Thriving in Japan -- Living overseas in Japan offers many opportunities but it can be overwhelming at times. To help alleviate the unknown we offer a variety of classes to help you get to know your host nation better. Classes such as Enjoying Japanese Food and Understanding Your Japanese Home are offered by FFSC Intercultural Specialists who are from Japan and are ready to share the tricks of trade to being comfortable here. For those who are ready to embrace Japan, FFSC offers a free 10-part series to learn basic Japanese Conversation skills. We are currently offering support groups specifically for International Spouses, these support groups are a great way to network with spouses that may be from your home country.

Counseling Advocacy Program -- Qualified Clinical Counselors at FFSC provide confidential counseling and support, addressing the emotional needs of military families. Counselors provide a range of counseling programs and services that include: Pre-Marriage Preparation; marital and family conflict; anger management; stress reduction and communication. The Family Advocacy Program addresses domestic violence and child abuse prevention, education and intervention and trains command leadership on key issues involving domestic violence and child abuse. Strict rules on confidentiality are enforced to all services provided. Assistance and treatment services are offered to both victims and offenders.

New Parent Support -- The New Parent Support Home Visitor Program at FFSC provides a variety of support services for expectant parents or families with young children 0-4 years old. They help Navy families to stay healthy and strong, by providing helpful information, educational classes, consultation, support and guidance during pregnancy and early infancy. All New Parent Support services are voluntary and confidential.

Sexual Assault Victim Intervention -- The goal of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is to eliminate sexual assault incidents that impact Department of the Navy personnel, their family members and military civilian employees. It is designed to provide education through awareness and prevention to all military and civilian personnel. Advocacy services and data collection are also components of the SAPR program. Additionally, SAPR Victim Advocates are professionally trained volunteers, available 24 hours around the clock. Victim Advocates provide victims of sexual assault with information and emotional support and help guide victims through the various medical, legal and investigative processes with a goal of minimizing the "re-victimization" of sexual assault victims. For SAPR assistance during business hours please contact the FFSC at DSN 315-243-3372 or 011-81-46-816-3372, after hours contact a SAPR Advocate by calling locally 090-8046-5783 or 011-81-90-8046-5783.

Volunteer Programs -- Numerous volunteer opportunities are available with many of the employing agencies on base. The FFSC Volunteer Coordinator can provide information and referral for general volunteering opportunities, and for specific volunteering opportunities such as American Red Cross or Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society.


Associated Links

Military OneSource
Provides access to 24/7 counseling, information and referral for service families, and if relocating, search for Culture Grams that can provide useful information about your new duty location.

Navy Family Advocacy Program
Brief overview of FAP.

Fleet and Family Support Center
Provides information on Navy family issues.

Navy Official Home Page
Generally applicable service wide information.

MilitaryKidsConnect
Department of Defense-sponsored website for kids impacted by the deployment of parents and caregivers.

USA4 Military Families
Seeks to engage and educate state policymakers, not-for-profit associations, concerned business interests, and other state leaders about the needs of military members and their families.

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