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CRMD Contact Information 


Chaplains – CDR Baker, LCDR Adkins, LT Posey
  • Chaplains hold a master’s degree, are ordained/endorsed by a DoD recognized religious organization, and are commissioned as Naval Officers
  • By appointment / walk-ins (when available)
  • Spiritual Guidance, Counseling, Pastoral Care
  • Phone: 757-400-4015/4062
Deployed Resiliency Counselor (DRC) – Mr. John Bellis
  • The DRC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Fleet & Family Support Clinical Counselor
  • By appointment / walk-ins (when available)
  • Counseling



American Red Cross:



The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding service to veterans. Red Cross support of military members and their families enhances morale and contributes to increased operational capability in several ways.

How to Contact the Red Cross for Assistance:

  • The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Call (877) 272-7337 (toll-free) if you are currently, or if you are calling about:
  • Anyone on active duty in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard
  • An activated member of the Guard and Reserve of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • An immediate family member or dependent of anyone in the above categories
  • A civilian employed by or under contract to the Department of Defense and stationed outside the Continental United States and any family residing with them at that location
  • A military retiree or the reiree’s spouse or widow(er)
  • A Cadet or midshipman at a service academy; ROTC cadet on orders for training
  • A Merchant Marine aboard a U.S. Naval Ship

When calling the Red Cross, be prepared to provide as much of the following information about the service member as is known:

  • Full legal name
  • Rank/rating
  • Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Military unit address

Information about the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only)

Financial Assistance

The American Red Cross works under partnership agreements with the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants 24/7/365. Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc.

How to Contact the Red Cross for Access to Financial Assistance: Call the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center at (877) 272-7337 (toll-free) if you are:

  • An active-duty service member
  • A member of an activated National Guard or Reserve unit
  • An immediate family member of a service member in the above two categories
  • A military retiree or spouse/widow(er) of a retiree

When calling the Red Cross, please provide as much of the following information about the service member as is known:

  • Full legal name
  • Rank/rating
  • Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
  • Date of birth
  • Military unit address
  • Information about the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only)

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society:

The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Society also receives and manages donated funds to administer these programs and services.

NMCRS' main goal is to help each person who seeks assistance can obtain support for their immediate needs. NMCRS' long-term mission is to help Sailors and Marines become financially self-sufficient by learning how to better manage their personal finances and prepare for unplanned expenses.


Newport News
2600 Washington Ave.
Suite 201
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 688-6289 (Newport News FFSC)*Quick loans only*

Portsmouth, VA
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Naval Medical Center Bldg 3, Room 4.1-127
Portsmouth, VA 23708-5100

Naval Air Station
1896 Laser Rd, Ste 130
Virginia Beach, VA 23460-2272
(757) 433-3383

Naval Base Fleet and Family Support Center
7928 14th St, Bldg SDA-344
Ste 238
Norfolk, VA 23505-1299
(757) 322-3134
(757) 322-1171

1481 D St, Ste 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-8403
Phone: (757) 462-1596

Dam Neck
Bldg 502 Room 121
408 Tartar Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23461
(757) 492-6449
(757) 492-6637
(757) 433-3383 Oceana office
(757) 433-3384 Oceana office

If you have urgent financial needs, visit an NMCRS office. We may be able to provide the money you need for immediate situations and help you prepare a better long-term financial plan. Our services are free and confidential. Our caring and compassionate staff understands the unique challenges of military life and are ready to serve you and your family.

For financial assistance and counseling or disaster relief:

  • Make an appointment at your nearest NMCRS office. Often you can be seen the same day. Find a location
  • Complete the budget planning form (PDF) as accurately as possible. A caseworker will review your budget with you during your appointment.

There’s no appointment necessary to request financial help for these services:

  • Quick Assist Loan
  • Emergency Travel Assistance

Just visit your nearest NMCRS location during office hours and we can help you.

Whether you have an appointment or walk into one of our offices, you’ll need to bring these items:

Your military ID

  • Most recent leave and earnings statement (LES) or retiree account statement (RAS)
  • Documents related to your financial need. Check the specific service listed in the "What We Offer" section for a complete list of documents.

After-hours emergency assistance

  • If your local NMCRS office is closed and you need urgent help, get after-hours instructions by calling the local office or contact the American Red Cross at 1 (877) 272-7337.

Abraham Lincoln Library:

The CRMD LMRC is located on the FAF in Room 314. 

The LMRC is for the use of ship personnel to study at their disposal.

Hours are as follows: 0845-1500 Monday - Friday

Reminder: No eating, drinking, or sleeping in the LMRC

If any questions regarding to see a chaplain, information on COMRELs, or anything in general please come see the CRMD RP staff and we will assist you in any way we can.



Downloading Lendable E-books from NKO/Overdrive:

1. Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) is accessible only by CAC card access at (
Log in to NKO with your CAC card, and then click on the reference tab (located on the far right).
On the reference page, click on “E-Library-Audio and Ebooks” (located on the left-hand side of the page).
On the E-Library/Audio and EBooks page, click on the link for Overdrive (located on the upper right side of this page).
5. A new window will open to Navy General Library.  (Note: you will not need to go through NKO again once the overdrive has been established.
Click on Login and create a new account.  Remember to change your settings by clicking the account link and then click settings if you would want the book longer than 10 days.
7. Review the help documents and FAQ’s for more information about your individual devices.


Downloading E-Books to a Smart Device:

1. Log in to Overdrive at you may want to save this as a favorite, or download the Overdrive app onto your device.
Open the Overdrive app and under the “My Libraries” click the “add a library”.  Type in the search bar, Navy General Library, click the Naval General Library Program and click the star to save this choice.  Click the name Naval General Library Program to browse the collection.
3. Sign into your account and download your books.



Sexual Harassment / Assault Resource Links



Dating Violence Resource Center

Men Can Stop Rape


Men Stopping Violence

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence


National Crime Prevention Council


National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

National Sexual Violence Resource Center


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Division of Violence Prevention

 Suicide Prevention:

Anybody and everybody can assist in suicide prevention. It only takes one person to change the outcome of someone who has serious thoughts on suicide.

If in need of any help, you can contact the ship's chaplains (Chaplain Buford, Chaplain Koch, and Chaplain Walton) at (757) 534-0701/2359/0482 or Lt. Vahe Sarkissian, Ship's Psychologist.

Any personnel who are interested in attending the Tier II and Tier III Suicide and Prevention courses, please contact RP2 Wright ( for further information or visit the LMRC in Room 314 on the FAF.

Military Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255/Text 838255.




The unconstrained ability to discuss personal matters in complete privacy encourages full and complete disclosure by personnel and family members seeking chaplain assistance. Such disclosure establishes a sacred trust, facilitates increased morale and mission readiness, and benefits both the individual and the institution. Confidential communication includes acts of religion, matters of conscience, and any other information conveyed to a Navy chaplain in the chaplain's role as a spiritual advisor that is not intended to be disclosed to third persons other than those to whom disclosure is in furtherance of the purpose of the communication or to those reasonably necessary for the transmission of the communication. Information conveyed to a Religious Program Specialist (RP) for further communication to a chaplain is also considered confidential.