MYCAA Military Spouse Scholarship Fact Sheet

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Spouses may use their My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funds at any academic institution approved for
participation in the scholarship.

MYCAA Military Spouse Scholarship users, Please review the newly released (September 2018) MyCAA fact sheet. Pay special attention as the URL has changed. https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/

See the attached flyer for more details:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKTUdBZW9WRkxiUzE1NHNIVEhQbXlnWGhreE5Z/view?usp=sharing

"Funding a College Education" program on Naval Station Norfolk—Feb-Apr-May 2019

"Funding a College Education" program on base—February-April-May 2019

VTC’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) will conduct a college financial aid presentation, “Funding a College Education,” at Naval Station Norfolk and JEB Little Creek.
Hosted by the Navy Voluntary Education Program, the upcoming schedule is as follows:

Naval Station Norfolk:
DATE: Wednesday 6 February 2019, START TIME: 1130, LOCATION: Building iE, downstairs in classroom # 7

Naval Station Norfolk:
DATE: Wednesday 3 April 2019, START TIME: 1130, LOCATION: Building IE, downstairs in classroom # 7

JEB Little Creek:
DATE:  Tuesday, 7 May 2019, START TIME:  1130, LOCATION:  Building 3016, upstairs in classroom #241

“Funding a College Education” is presented by Darryl Greenwell, and will focus on:
-College selection and application process
-Federal aid (grants, loans, work study, etc)
-State aid programs
-FAFSA, FAFSA changes/updates, plus financial aid applications, procedures, & processing
-Scholarship 101—survive the scholarship search and application process
-Guest speakers—Local scholarship representatives
-Other various areas/items of concern, and a Question and Answer session

Each session includes information which will assist rising high school JUNIORS & SENIORS, parents of all high school students, adult learners opting to return to college later in life, plus all others who may be facing the rising expenses of college in the very near future. High school students are welcome to attend with their parents, however we do not encourage creating a negative impact on their school attendance or classroom/school requirements.

 Local scholarship representatives will be on hand to provide information on their programs and awards, and they do plan to stay afterwards for your individual questions.

 This program is FREE and open to:
-All military personnel (active or reserve)
-Retirees
-Family members
-Other base employees/personnel, including contract and DOD civilian employees

 Normal base access is required; no special base pass arrangements will be made for this program.

One-on-one appointments can be scheduled with an EOC counselor following the presentation.

Please take a minute to forward this email and post the attached flyer so the word gets to those who desire to attend and to those who “really need to attend”

**Reserve your seat(s)** Please call or email in advance

EOC point of contact: Darryl Greenwell
Email: dgreenwell.eoc@edufind.org
Phone: 757-489-3329 or 757-363-3944
Building I E at Naval Station Norfolk = (757) 444-7453

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKaDlzMTA1bHdmX3RwRkwyLUhSN0VlWC1Xd0R3/view?usp=sharing

CNIC Fleet and Family Support Program's Family Connection Newsletter

The January 2019 edition of the CNIC Fleet and Family Support Program's Family Connection Newsletter has been released. Featured in this month's edition is:

. New Year's Resolution: A Healthier You
. New Year's Resolution: A Wealthier You
. Live Well Resiliency Webinars
. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Kicks Off New Year
. January is National Stalking Awareness Month
. Keeping Pets Safe In Winter

You can find the newsletter in the following locations:

FFSP Webpage: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program/family-connection-newsletter.html

G2: https://g2.cnic.navy.mil/tscnichq/N9/N91/Newsletters/Family%20Connection%20Newsletter%20(FCN)/Family%20Connection%20Newsletters%20(FCN)%202019/FCN%20January%202019.pdf

ISSUU: https://issuu.com/navy634/docs/januaryfcn2019

FFSP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NavyFFSP/

FFSP Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fleet_Family

FRG Basic Training 1-19-2019

Good Morning Blacklion fami!ies! Are you interested in restarting our squadron FRG? NAS Oceana FFSC is conducting Family Readiness Group (FRG) Basic Training on Saturday, 19 January 2019, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at FFSC NAS Oceana (Bldg. 531).

Topics include starting/recharging your FRG, leadership, motivating and attracting members, fundraising and money management, event planning, communication, and how to help others in crisis.

FRG Leadership, Command Ombudsmen, Command Leadership, and spouses are invited to attend.   For more information and/or to register, please call our NAS Oceana FFSC front desk at (757) 433-2912 or contact Mary Bloom directly via email mary.bloom.ctr@navy.mil or by phone at (757) 433-3970.  The address and driving directions are below for your convenience. 

ADDRESS AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM OCEANA BLVD:  1896 Laser Road, Suite 120, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23460

**NOTE:  Gate 2, the back gate off Dam Neck Road, is closed on weekends. **
1)  Proceed through the main gate (Gate 1) and continue on Tomcat Blvd.
2)  At the 4 way stop (E Avenue), turn left.   Continue on E Avenue and proceed through one stop sign (4 way stop).
3)  Once you pass by the gas station and the mini-mart on the left, turn right on Laser Road and then make an immediate left into the parking lot.  Building 531 is the building across Laser Road (it's the same building as the Base Theater). 
4)  Please enter the building through the double glass doors on the right as you face the building; once inside, there will be directional signs, to the classroom, posted for your convenience.
**NOTE:  Gate 2, the back gate off Dam Neck Road, is closed on weekends. **

What To Do Events January 2019

Please reference the attached ideas on "What to Do" for the month of January. As always, I encourage checking websites for more up to date information, as well as checking with ITT and MWR for any available discounted tickets for special events, movies, and more.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKTWF5enEyM2lBMllCbXo3NDVyYmNMeU5ndmE0/view?usp=sharing

Job Network Employer Panel

Fleet and Family Support Center Oceana is hosting a Job Network Employer Panel on Wednesday, 16 January 2019, from 1200-1300 at FFSC NAS Oceana, Bldg. 531.  This is a monthly one-hour question and answer session with Human Resource Managers.  Featured this month are Tyonek Global Services, Priority Staffing and Command, Naval Region Mid-Atlantic.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend this low-stress way to start networking.  Please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912 to register or for more information.

Oceana Job Fair

Career Week

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes from 14-18 January in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend. 

1/14    Career Transition Planning      0900-1200
1/15    Job Search Strategies           0900-1200
1/16    Effective Resume Writing        0900-1200
1/16    Job Network Employer Panel      1200-1300
1/17    Interview Techniques            0900-1200
1/18    Federal Employment System       0900-1200

To register or for more information please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912.

VA Disability Workshop

Attached is the 2019 VA Disability Benefits Workshop schedule; the workshop walks participants through filling out their VA Disability Claim form.   FFSC NAS Oceana and Little Creek host the class; please call to register.  The class facilitator, Mary Harmon, from the Virginia Dept. of Veterans Affairs, will also help fill out the form in her office.     

On the second page of the attachment, there are points of contact who can review medical records, and also help with filling out the VA Claim form.

Have a great week and please be safe!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKM25yaVRYTDRlZ2E3S011MVozMXppOExlbHA4/view?usp=sharing

Pay for College with Scholarships Tailored Just for You!

During the month of January, the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program office will host several events that we would like to invite military spouses to attend. Please review the following information for more details about each event and for registration procedures to join the discussions.


To join the LinkedIn discussions, participants will need to have a LinkedIn profile and request approval to join the MSEP Spouse Group page at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4159976. Once approved, members can join all group discussions hosted by the MSEP Spouse Group. We find the link works better using Google Chrome versus Internet Explorer.

Pay for College with Scholarships Tailored Just for You!

Make college more affordable by using MySECO's Scholarship Finder to search through more than 90 scholarships carefully chosen just for you. Browse our database of financial resources offered specifically to military spouses and family members to make paying for college fast and easy.

Start now at https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/Portal/SpouseProfile/SpouseFundingSources/Search.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership Partner Facebook Live

During the month of January, the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program office will host several events that we would like to invite military spouses to attend. Please review the following information for more details about each event and for registration procedures to join the discussions.


To join the LinkedIn discussions, participants will need to have a LinkedIn profile and request approval to join the MSEP Spouse Group page at the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4159976. Once approved, members can join all group discussions hosted by the MSEP Spouse Group. We find the link works better using Google Chrome versus Internet Explorer.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership Partner Facebook Live


Please join us on Thursday, January 17 at 3 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event with featured employer Navy Exchange Service Command. This is an opportunity for military spouses to ask questions and communicate with human resources and hiring experts from companies committed to hiring military spouses.


If you or military spouses in your community are interested, but are not able to attend, you can check out the thread and find more information by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/DoDMilSpouse/events/.

TRICARE - Open Enrollment Season

Do you have questions about this season’s TRICARE Open Enrollment? Attached is an infographic that will help you determine any action that may be needed with regards to your Tricare benefits.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKQzBWX2Q5VFdPMTRPdEJNQU5NX014ZXdUNkhn/view?usp=sharing

LIVE WELL RESILIENCY WEBINAR

LWRW - Tuesday, December 11th, - Organize Your Life 1:00 PM EST:
Having a well-organized life reduces stress and improves self-esteem.
This workshop teaches you how to better manage your time, and conquer the stressors of everyday life.

Join us by registering at the following link: https://learning.zeiders.refineddata.com/enrol/index.php?id=7367

The toll free number is: 888-947-3989, code: 919101
Note: You may also join by phone if unable to log on

For more information visit: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program/podcasts-and-webinars/live-well-resiliency-webinars.html

Personal Financial Counselor Employment Opportunity

Our MSEP employer, Zeiders Enterprises, Inc., has an immediate need for a Personal Financial Counselors at more than 70 CONUS and OCONUS locations.  Please review the attached job description ("Zeiders Enterprises, Inc - Personal Financial Counselor") for details about the job duties, requirements and the application procedures.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKMWJUUUV0aW9wU091Yk91YnAySGRqQ0h1cnU0/view?usp=sharing

CNIC Fleet and Family Support Program Family Connection Newsletter

The December edition of the CNIC Fleet and Family Support Program's Family Connection Newsletter is attached. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKdEhNeXJidEVybzAzeG9mTVFZRU5GcUc5SF9n/view?usp=sharing

Featured in this month's edition is:

. Are you Ready for Winter
. All I Want for Christmas is to Be a Million Dollar Sailor
. Navy Moral, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library
. Practice Self-Care with Healthy Boundaries
. Navy Gold Star's Annual Snowball Express
. Live Well Resiliency Webinars

You can also find the newsletter in the following locations:

* FFSP Webpage: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/content/dam/cnic/hq/pdfs/n91_fleet_and_family_support_program/FCN/FCNDecember2018.pdf
* G2: https://g2.cnic.navy.mil/tscnichq/N9/N91/Newsletters/Family%20Connection%20Newsletter%20(FCN)/Family%20Connection%20Newsletters%20(FCN)%202018/FCN%20December%202018.pdf

* FFSP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NavyFFSP/
* FFSP Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fleet_Family
* FFSP ISSUU: https://issuu.com/navy634/docs/fcndecember2018

Work From Home Opportunity with Hilton

MSEP employer, Hilton is hosting information sessions for spouses interested in their Work from Home Full-time and Part-time Customer Service Representatives positions.

Currently Hilton is only hiring residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Attached you will find details to attend the sessions and to join their mailing list for upcoming job opportunities. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKQ1lZTmFNVDBVUEFQV3hnNTd4ei1nRl9WOGpz/view?usp=sharing

Oceana FFSC Career Week Dec 10-14 2018

Upcoming Career Week Schedule… Please note that this is open to sailors and their family members as well!

Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes 10-14 December in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend. 

12/10     Career Transition Planning           0900-1200

12/11     Job Search Strategies                     0900-1200

12/12     Effective Resume Writing             0900-1200

12/12     Job Network Employer Panel 1200-1300

12/13     Interview Techniques                    0900-1200

12/14     Federal Employment System      0900-1200

To register or for more information call FFSC at (757) 433-2912.


Job Network Employer Panel - Fleet and Family Support Center Oceana is hosting a Job Network Employer Panel 12 December 2018 from 1200-1300 at FFSC Oceana, Bldg. 531.  This is a monthly one-hour question and answer session with Human Resource Managers. Featured this month are AppleOne, Priority Staffing and The GBS Group. Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend this low-stress way to start networking.  Call FFSC at (757) 433-2912 to register or for more information.