Deployment Support For Families
When your sailor deploys...
As a family member or loved one, you are an important part of the process. Explore resources. Be informed and in control.
What does deploy mean?
"Deploy" means that your active duty family member is temporarily leaving his or her home duty station to support military efforts around the world.
You are not alone!
The challenges that face you are well recognized by the Secretary of the Navy. Many resources have been created and are at your beck and call. Empower yourself and be in control! See the many options below.
Who can I turn to?
WRNMMC Ombudsman is your main liaison with WRNMMC during deployment and your primary contact for your most needed resources. Contact the WRNMMC Family Ombudsman.
Suppose I need money?
The WRNMMC Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCR) offers a variety of services, including financial assistance or referral to other relief agencies.
Will I need the American Red Cross (AMC)?
The Red Cross emergency communications services will contact your sailor in the event of a serious illness, death, birth, or other emergency.
Contact the Emergency Service Center - (877) 272-7337 (toll-free).
The WRNMMC American Red Cross office welcomes your questions.
See Deployment Tips from the national American Red Cross.
The Chapter Locator will help you find another local Red Cross chapter.
What does the Fleet and Family Support Center do for me?
Your Fleet and Family Support Center focuses on families during deployments.
The WRNMMC Fleet and Family Support Center is here to help!
The Navy Fleet and Family Support Center is a virtual deployment survival handbook!
Will my healthcare needs be met?
TRICARE is your access to medical care if you are designated as a beneficiary through your active duty member.
Are you moving out of the area; or do you have questions?
Call TRICARE - (877) 874-2273.
For medical appointments, call (301) 295.NAVY (6289).
I need help with legal affairs.
Navy Legal Assistance provides legal counseling, notaries, wills, and other services especially to ready families for deployment. WRNMMC has a branch Legal Assistance office.
The Naval Legal Service Office for North Central region is located at the Washington Navy Yard in DC.
What other business should I take care of?
The WRNMMC NSAB Deers/ID Office assists active duty and their dependents with administrative matters.
Talk to your sailor. You should understand the importance of:
- Page 2 – PNOK contact
- SGLI – Life insurance
- TSGLI – Traumatic event ‘insurance’ Personnel Support Detachment
Where else in the community can I find help?
Online, you will find valuable answers and support. Here are a few:
- Military One Source. Help with child care, finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances. Everyday, all day - 24/7/365!
- Force Health Protection and Readiness helps you prepare for and cope with deployment. Here you'll find family support links and for children, locating service members and deployment entitlements.
- Deployment Health and Family Readiness Library. Facts and guides at your fingertips! Easy online access to deployment health and family readiness.
- Military Homefront provides information about the IA deployment cycle and about family support and checklists to help prepare for mobilization and deployment.
- Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) was established to help you get answers to questions about IA assignments. Call them toll free at (877) 364-4302.