FFSC schedule of events as of November 29

@LH-FFSC text:Toll-free appointment scheduling service: 1-866-923-6478, call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Personal, marital, family counseling; financial management; spouse employment; transition assistance; relocation assistance; life skills workshops are available at the Fleet and Family Support Center. Now with three locations: NBVC Point Mugu, Bldg. 225 next to the chapel, 989-8146; NBVC Port Hueneme, Bldg. 1169 behind NEX, 982-5037; Catalina Heights, 913B Calle la Roda, 982-5037.

All classes at Port Hueneme unless otherwise noted. Call 982-5037 for more information. Workshops also available in command spaces. Child care option available with prior registration.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Career Support and Retention

@LH-FFSC text:(Register for TAP classes with your Command Career Counselor)

Executive Transition Assistance Program (XTAP): E-7 & above, retirees and officers. Bring medical record & DD2648 Monday. Appropriate civilian attire. Spouses welcome. Please register via your command career counselor. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 3-6, daily 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP): E-6 & below, separatees. Bring DD2648 & medical record on Monday. Appropriate civilian attire. Register via command career counselor. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 10-13, daily 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Corporate Resume Writing: Cutting-edge resume techniques! Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Tues., Nov. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Federal Employment — How to Apply: Learn key factors to navigate the federal application process. Fri., Nov. 16, 9:15 to 11 a.m.

Excel: Learn Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for both personal and professional use. Thurs., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Point Mugu; Fri., Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

VA Assistance and Paperwork Turn-In: Hands-on assistance in filing, reopening or appealing your VA claim. Active duty, veterans, widows, walk-ins welcome! Wed, Nov. 28; 9 a.m. to noon.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Deployment Support

@LH-FFSC text: IA Family Connection: Whether this is your first or 21st experience with IA’s, join other family members and meet the spouses of deployed service members. Share your own knowledge of the IA experience. Thurs., Nov. 15, 3 to 4 p.m.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Command Liaison

@LH-FFSC text:The Fleet & Family Support Center can provide services at your location . Call the FFSC command liaison at 982-3159 or email Sandra.Lyle@navy.mil.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Operation Prepare

@LH-FFSC text:Disaster Preparedness: Information and hands-on activities to help you prepare for disasters. Thurs., Nov. 15, 1 to 2 p.m. Call if you would like classes in your command spaces. 805-982-6251.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Relocation Assistance

@LH-FFSC text: General information: 982-3726.

Welcome Aboard: For incoming service members and their families. Receive information on community resources on and near the base. Thurs., Nov. 15, 2 to 3 p.m., Catalina Heights.

Married to the Military: Newly married to the Navy? Learn about military benefits, family programs, Navy jargon and customs.

Wed., Nov. 28, 2 to 3 p.m., Catalina Heights.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Ombudsman

@LH-FFSC text: General information: 989-1682.

@LH-FFSC Headline:New Parent Support

@LH-FFSC text: General information: 982-4130, 982-5328.

New Mamas Support Circle: For expecting mamas and mamas with babies 015 months old. Information, education and support. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No registration needed. Just stop in!

Playtime for Toddlers: An interactive parent-toddler playgroup for babies 15-36 months. Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Midway Community Center. Call 805-982-5037 for more information.

Yoga Mamas: For expecting and new mamas. a gentle stretch. Tuesdays, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Bee Fit Center.

Brand New Baby: 3-part series. 45 reasons why babies cry and how to soothe your newborn. Thursdays, Nov. 15 through Dec. 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Exceptional Family Member

@LH-FFSC text: General information: 989-8844.

Movie event: The Exceptional Family Member Liaison will be hosting a sensory-friendly movie at 11 a.m. Nov. 17 featuring the Disney classic, “Toy Story.” Information: EFM Liaison Gil Cajala, 989-8844, or email gil.cajala.ctr@navy.mil.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Victim Advocate Services

@LH-FFSC text: General information: 982-5037.

Victim advocates can conduct safety planning; assist with obtaining emergency shelter and housing; assist in obtaining protective orders; provide information on reporting options, as well as divorce or custody; provide information on transitional compensation and make referrals to community agencies. Call 982-5037 to speak to an advocate.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

@LH-FFSC text: If you are a victim of sexual assault, please call the 24-Hour DoD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247,

@LH-FFSC Headline:Life Skills Workshops

@LH-FFSC text: General information: 982-3102.

Stress Management (4-part series): Discuss and practice stress reduction techniques with a focus on your choice of work, home or personal issues. Tuesdays, Nov. 20 through Dec. 11, 2 to 3 p.m.

Stop Yelling! A workshop for parents. Learn how to yell less and get your kids to listen more. Tues., Nov. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Catalina Heights.

@LH-FFSC Headline:Financial Management

@LH-FFSC text: One-on-one financial counseling available. Call 982-3159 for appointment.

Free food distribution

Third Saturday of every month: Nov. 17 and Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bldg. 19, near the Pleasant Valley Gate on NBVC Port Hueneme. Food items vary from month to month. Requirements: Active duty E-6 and below or their spouses; bring an LES and only one issue per family. E-7 with two or more dependents may qualify. Income guideline statement available at distribution site.

— For information, please call Sandy Lyle, command liaison, at 982-3159 or e-mail sandra.lyle@navy.mil.

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