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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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Chaplains sponsor IA participation in post-deployment Reintegration support services (e.g., Returning Warrior Workshops, and CREDO retreats, and can help you deal with re-deployment stressors

Chaplains can teach healthy coping strategies for operational/combat stress symptoms.

Chaplains continue to advise the command and advocate for IA Sailors. They meet with returning Sailors to assist with reintegration, identify issues and constructive solutions, as well as other sources of assistance.

Chaplains know that re-adaptation may take time. They can help you with some of the roadblocks to a smooth return and reunion, including unrealistic expectations, alcohol abuse, anger, and depression.

Chaplains can teach you how to recognize the indicators of anger and resources to deal with your anger.

Chaplains can also advise Sailors and family members on mental health resources.

Chaplains assist Sailors and their families in dealing with the emotional and relational challenges of separation during a deployment.

Healthy communication about feelings is important during a deployment, especially when partners can report successful coping. Writing has advantages over email. Partners need to be able to support one another through difficulties without blaming each other for difficulties.

Chaplains teach anger management skills

Reminders about expectations, changes, money, and other matters are familiar points of post-deployment briefing, which IA Sailors may not receive.

Chaplains know child development and parenting concerns/resources for married and single parents

Reminders about expectations, changes, money, and other matters are familiar points of post-deployment briefings, which IA sailors may not receive.

Chaplains also know healthy support systems

Assist Sailors in recognizing the importance of the experiences and emotions of those at home. Provide reminders about expectations, changes, finances, and other matters. Teach healthy couple/relationship communication skills

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-hour & weekend Chaplain support is available by contacting one of the following Command Quarterdecks:

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
IA Videos

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