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; Camarillo, Catalina Heights military housing complex, 913B Calle la Roda, 982-5037.
All classes at Port Hueneme unless otherwise noted. Call 982-5037 for more information. Child care option available with prior registration.
@LH-FFSC Headline:Career Support and Retention
(Register for TAP classes with your Command Career Counselor)
Transition Assistance Program — GPS: Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Feb. 11-15; Feb. 25-March 1.
Advancement Seminars: Do you need help preparing for the enlisted advancement exam? We can teach you test-taking tips and study skills to improve your chances to of success! Thurs., Feb. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Point Mugu; Thurs., Feb. 14, 1 to 3 p.m., Port Hueneme.
Interview Skills: Prepare for your job interview, learn about the interview process and conduct mock interviews. Tues., Feb. 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Excel Basics: Learn how to use Microsoft Office Excel 2007 software for both personal and professional use. Fri., Feb. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Point Mugu; Wed., Feb. 27, 2 to 4 p.m., Port Hueneme.
Spouse & Family Employment Workshop: Learn important job search skills, resume basics and more! Wed., Feb. 13, 9 to 11 a.m., Camarillo.
Federal Employment & Résumé: Learn about resumes, relevant websites and application process for federal jobs. Fri., Feb. 22, 9:15 to 11 a.m.
Corporate Resume Writing: Cutting-edge resume techniques on how to successfully present your skills. Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Monday, Feb. 25, 5 to 7 p.m.
Starting a Small Business with SBA and SCORE: Learn the practical steps to creating your own business, local resources, financing options. Thurs., Feb. 20, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Job Fair Preparation: Learn how to prepare for the March 13 Job Fair and gain a competitive edge! Thurs., Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m.
NBVC Job Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Duke’s, Port Hueneme.
@LH-FFSC Headline:Deployment Support
Individual Augmentee (IA) Family Connection: Whether this is your first or 21st experience in IA, join other family members and meet with spouses of deployed service members. Share your knowledge of how to thrive during this experience. Thurs., Feb. 21, 4 to 5 p.m.
@LH-FFSC Headline: Command Liaison
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
General information: 982-6251.
Disaster Preparedness: Be informed, have a plan and make a kit. Come and learn what emergencies are likely in Ventura County and how to better prepare yourself and your families. Thurs., Feb. 21, 4 to 5 p.m., Port Hueneme.
@LH-FFSC Headline:Relocation Assistance
General information: 982-3726.
Welcome Aboard: For incoming service members and their families. Receive information about military and community resources. Tues., Feb. 7, 2 to 4 p.m., Camarillo.
Married to the Military: Learn about military benefits, family programs, and Navy jargon and customs. Tues., Feb. 19; 5 to 7 p.m., Port Hueneme; Thurs., Feb. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., Camarillo.
Smooth Move: Make your PCS move easy, simple and smooth. Save money, and learn about all your entitlements. Wed., Feb. 13, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
General information: 982-6251.
New Parent Support
In-home visitations available for children up to 36 months. Call 805-982-4130 for more information.
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.
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. Feb 14-28; 6 to 8:30 a.m.
Exceptional Family Member
General information: 989-1682.
EFMP Overview: Learn about the program and how it can benefit you and your family. Tues., Feb. 12; 3 to 4 p.m.
Parent Support Network: A support group for active and retired military families with special needs children. Share local resources and get support. Wed., Feb. 13; 5 to 6 p.m.
Victim Advocate Services
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.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)
If you are a victim of sexual assault, please call the 24-Hour DoD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247,
SAPR Liaison Training: Command liaisons facilitate communication between command leadership and sexual assault victims who opt for unrestricted reporting, and they assist in the coordination of response by working with SARC and other responders. Mon., Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SAPR Point of Contact (POC) Initial Training: Provides information and guidance to assist commands in meeting Department of Navy SAPR training requirements. Mon., Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to noon.
SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher Meeting: Training provides SAPR Victim Advocates with five hours of refresher training to apply to their annual requirements. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 to 11 a.m.
Life Skills Workshops
General information: 982-3102.
Stress Management (4-part series): Discuss and practice stress reduction techniques with a focus on your choice of work, home and personal issues. Wed., Feb. 13-22, 9 to 11 a.m.
One-on-one financial counseling available. Topics include money management, home buying, car buying, retirement planning and financial planning for deployment. Call 982-3159 for appointment.
Budgeting Basics: Learn the tools to design your budget. Thurs, Feb. 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Camarillo.
Free Food Distribution
Feb. 23, March 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bldg. 19, near the Pleasant Valley Gate on NBVC Port Hueneme behind Print Shop on the loading dock. Bring a laundry basket to carry your items. Food items vary from month to month. One issue per family. Bring LES; income guideline statement available at distribution site. Eligibility: Active duty E-6 and below or spouse; E-7 with two or more dependents; or a custodian of a child who is a family member of active duty personnel on deployment.
— For information, please call Sandy Lyle, command liaison, at 982-3159 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.