CNRSW Fleet and Family Support Center Naval Base San Diego, Relocation Assistance Program (RAP)
3005 Corbina Alley
Building 259
San Diego, CA 92136

Phone 619-556-7404
Phone (DSN) 312-526-7404
Fax 619-556-7435
Fax (DSN) 312-526-7435

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat - Sun - closed
Holidays - closed

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Relocation Assistance

Programs and Services

If a permanent change of station, or PCS, is in your future, you may have questions about moving. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the Relocation Assistance Program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Here’s what they offer:

  • Individual PCS planning — Most relocation programs offer one-on-one consultation. In particular, those making their first military move, those making their first overseas move or those with challenging or complex situations should contact the relocation assistance office.
  • MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and Plan My Move — For managing and planning your move, you may want to take advantage of these DoD-sponsored online relocation tools. You can estimate expenses, locate forms for housing and property shipments, and create a moving calendar.
  • Loan closet — Where available, loan closets offer basic household goods while your personal property is in transit. Typical items include pots and pans, dishes, silverware, irons, ironing boards and infant or toddler car seats. Generally, towels and bed linens are not available, so these should be packed in your express shipment.
  • Workshops and briefings — Workshops vary from installation to installation, but you may find classes on purchasing real estate and renting, budgeting and finance, moving with children or general moving preparation.
  • Pre-departure briefings — These briefings may be called Smooth Move or PCS Briefing, and they provide essential information to prevent you from making uninformed and costly decisions before your move.
  • Settling-in services — Welcome wagon services, local area tours (with child care sometimes provided), or basic household items to use until your goods arrive may be a part of your installation’s settling-in services. Overseas arrival services may include introductory language classes and cultural awareness training.
  • Foreign-born spouse support — Whether your question concerns immigration and naturalization, learning the English language or how to use local transportation, the relocation program provides assistance, classes and referrals.
  • Emergency assistance — From time to time, emergencies occur while moving. The Relocation Assistance Program office has the resources to provide emergency financial assistance and referrals.

Installation Specific Information

Welcome to San Diego! CNRSW Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) San Diego, Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) provides a number of services for qualified personnel moving to San Diego. If you have not yet received a "Welcome Aboard Package" from your sponsor, contact our RAP staff to request a free package by mail. CNRSW FFSC also offers Lending Lockers at Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego, and Naval Base Point Loma. Kits contain basic kitchen items. Sleeping mats, irons, and ironing boards are also available when in stock. FFSC lending lockers do not include furniture, but RAP staff can offer referrals to organizations that provide free furniture. Kits can be checked out for a maximum of two weeks. FFSC San Diego also offers one on one consultations introducing you to area resources.

For more information please visit relocation website or contact NBC FFSC at 619-545-6071 or NBSD FFSC at 619-556-7404.

Additional San Diego Area Resources:

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SD MOM): Available services include free strollers, playpens, highchairs, clothing, formula and diapers, weekly food and bread distribution in various military housing communities and much more.  Some restrictions may apply and hours of operation do vary.  For more information, contact 619-461-4164.

Navy- Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS): NMCRS provides financial counseling, thrift shops, Budget for Baby workshop, the Visiting Nurse program, scholarships, and financial assistance to qualifying individuals.  Appointments are encouraged.  Contact your base for contact information.

Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA): ASYMCA provides in-home social work visits, in-home counseling, emergency food, free transportation to and from medical appointments and a variety of other services.  Contact ASYMCA by calling 858-751-5755.

School Liaison Officer (SLO): SLO’s are in place to serve as a general point of contact between NRSW commands and the school system in the area.  SLO’s specialize in serving military students and parents and offer a wide spectrum of services enabling families to become more involved in their child’s educational experience.  Contact your local FFSC to receive contact information for the SLO in your area.

Homefront San Diego: Homefront San Diego can help with everything from emergency food and gas, to car repairs, furniture, computers and whatever else a family might need. Some restrictions may apply. Call for more information 760-392-1551.


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.

Military Youth on the Move
Answers to military children and teen concerns.

Military Child Education Coalition
Provides information and resources on military education needs.

Transition GPS
Official web site for verification of military service for transitioning service members.

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

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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