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Eye on Individual Augmentee

Returning Sailors, Marines and Family Members Find Healing at Southwest Region's Returning Warrior Workshop

Navy WTP Moves to Germany from Kuwait

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Changes Leadership

IA Sailors lead JCCS-ONE to Navy Unit Commendation

A hospital corpsman assigned to 1st squad, 2nd platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2

Yeoman 3rd Class Michael Yates, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sterling Cox, assigned to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, check Sailors in at Baltimore Washington International Airport who were returning from overseas duty assignments.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is relieved by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert as the Chief of Naval Operations during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Adm. John C. Harvey, Commander USFF, talks with Sailors over dinner in the zone two dining facility at the U.S. Army Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

MCPON Rick West addresses more than 150 deployed Sailors during an all-hands call at WTP.

Individual Augmentee receives the Bronze Star.

Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) discuss the location of shipmates serving around the world as individual augmentees.

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IA Command Chaplain Support

Chaplains work closely with Command IA Coordinators (CIACs) to provide counsel, prayer, and religious support for IA Sailors and their families throughout the IA continuum.

Chaplains work closely with CIACs, informing them of available resources for IA Sailors and their families. Chaplains also serve as key coordinators of IA pre-deployment, Return, Reunion & Reintegration (R3) programs, spiritual resiliency, and training opportunities.

For commands without a Chaplain, CIAC support is offered by two mobilized reserve Chaplains. They offer support to CIACs who may not have access to a unit Chaplain and ensure effective strategic communication of services. Support includes:

  • Serve as advisors and partners to CIACs
  • Facilitate contact with IAs
  • Maintain the religious ministry web presence
  • Offer tools and support to Religious Ministry Teams delivering support to IAs & Families

To Access a Chaplain for IA Sailor Support

  1. Contact your Command Chaplain.
  2. For urgent matters, access the Duty Chaplain through your nearest Navy installation Quarterdeck.
  3. For routine matters, contact a US Fleet Forces Command Staff Chaplain for IA Sailors and Families:

Chaplains provide confidential, emotional and religious support throughout the deployment cycle. We stand ready to help you succeed in providing the best support possible for our Navy IAs. Thank you again for your service!

After-hours, weekend, and global Chaplain Support is available by contacting one of the Command Quarterdecks below, Navy311, and other CINC Regional Religious Ministries locations:

Norfolk, VA: (757) 322-2866
JEB Little Creek, VA: (757) 462-7385
Oceana, VA: (757) 433-2366
Dam Neck Annex, VA: (757) 492-6234

Jacksonville, FL: (904) 542-2338
Mayport, FL: (904) 270-5401
San Diego, CA: (619) 524-5503
Coronado, CA: (619) 545-8123
Pt. Loma, CA: (619) 524-5503

Kitsap, WA: (360) 627-4024
Everett, WA: (425) 304-3366
Whidbey Island, WA: (360) 257-2631

Great Lakes, IL: (847) 688-3300
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