NAS OCEANA'S FFSC TRANSITIONER & MILITARY SPOUSE JOB FAIR 25 APRIL

Transitioner & Military Spouse Job Fair

Are you a transitioning service member, military spouse, or veteran with base access looking for a job?  Come to NAS Oceana Fleet & Family Support Center's Annual Spring Transitioner & Military Spouse Job Fair Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10 am-2 pm, 1896 Laser Road, Bldg. 531, Virginia Beach, VA, Navy College Rooms 102-110.

Meet 40 employers, including AECOM, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, FRC Mid-Atlantic, NAF, NEX, PSA Airlines, Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia Beach Schools/Police/Parks and Recreation, Sentara, Office Team/Accountemps, and many more!

Please call your local Fleet and Family Support Center for resume help, learn how to network at a job fair/dress for success or to schedule a mock interview.  For more information, please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912.

KIDS SERVE TOO (KST) UPCOMING WEBINAR - HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS!

Greetings from the Military Families Learning Network,

We would like to invite you to our third webinar in the Kids Serve Too series!

Webinar: Home is Where Your Heart Is
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

In this 90-minute webinar, representatives from the Sesame Street Workshop will address potential child concerns and developmentally appropriate responses to relocation transitions, explore resources that caregivers can use when addressing these concerns, and provide useful tips in navigating the resources related to this topic on the Sesame Street for Military Families website.

Antonio Freitas will be our facilitator for this webinar. Antonio is the Senior Content Manager at Sesame Workshop. Here, he works to develop content and professional resources and courses for Sesame Street In Communities.

Sabrina Huda is the Senior Project Manager for various Sesame Workshop initiatives that reach our most vulnerable and underserved kids and their families. Currently she leads Sesame Street's initiatives for Military Families plus initiatives spanning from literacy and numeracy to resilience and addressing trauma.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:

We will be offering 1.5 CEU from UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work as well as 1.5 Case Management Credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification. A certificate of completion will also be available for those interested.

This webinar is a collaboration between Sesame Street for Military Families and the Family Transitions concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. We invite you to follow #KidsServeToo on social media for updates and to join in on the conversation!

Please RSVP for this event using the following link: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/29430/

We look forward to connecting with you in April!

POC is Hannah Hyde from Communications Manager at Military Families Learning Network - mailto:milfamln@gmail.com

USO Pathfinder Program - Transition Assistance

The Transition Services Center for Innovation establishes programming and partnerships that offer individuals a unique pathway to the resources and services they need for a successful transition. Programming surrounds eight different pillars, or focus areas, that service members and their families may seek assistance in as they transition: employment, education, VA benefits, housing, finance, legal, family support, and health and wellness. To deliver this programming, the Center for Innovation develops and utilizes the state of the art Salesforce technology platform that, when combined with the one-on-one personalized connection provided by USO Scouts, allows individuals to seamlessly navigate their personal and professional transition goals.

For more information, please visit: https://hrcv.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder-program

SECO Facebook, LinkedIn and Events Invitation for April 2019

During the month of April, 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.

 

Thank you for sharing this information with your military spouse community and for your continued commitment to support the recruiting, hiring and retaining of military spouses.

 

1.       Military Spouse Employment Partnership LinkedIn Discussion

 

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m. ET for our MSEP Partner LinkedIn Discussion to engage key human resources professionals and hiring managers from MSEP partner, MaidPro.

 

2.       Career Coach Live


Join the Career Coach Live Facebook event on Thursday, April 11 at 3 pm ET to learn key strategies for finding a job that’s right for you.

More information will be coming soon!

3.      Military Spouse Employment Partnership Partner Facebook Live

 

Please join us on Thursday, April 18 at 3 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event with featured employer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, an international provider of information technology and business services with industry experience in financial services, insurance, health care and energy/utility sectors.

 

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/.

 

4.      Virtual Military Spouse Symposium - April 24 and 25, 2019

 

Register to attend the 2019 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium. No matter where you are in your career, this two-day event can help you sharpen the skills you need for your next pursuit. Write attention-grabbing resumes, ace your interview, get tips for negotiating a salary and much more.

 

To learn more about the available sessions and RSVP, please visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/spousesymposium.

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5.      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.

MFLN Military Caregiving Monthly Newsletter

On 15 May 2019 at 11:00 AM EDT (10:00 AM CST) as we focus on 'professional boundaries.' An understanding of professional boundaries is crucial for helping professionals in the military and in other contexts. An appreciation for boundaries helps professionals in their interactions with clients, in working with other professionals, and in identifying and preserving a sense of professional identity and role in their work.

For more information go to: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/30368/

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

During the month of April, 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.

Thank you for sharing this information with your military spouse community and for your continued commitment to support the recruiting, hiring and retaining of military spouses.

1. Military Spouse Employment Partnership LinkedIn Discussion

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 1 p.m. ET for our MSEP Partner LinkedIn Discussion to engage key human resources professionals and hiring managers from MSEP partner, MaidPro.

2. Career Coach Live

Join the Career Coach Live Facebook event on Thursday, April 11 at 3 pm ET to learn key strategies for finding a job that's right for you.
More information will be coming soon!
3. Military Spouse Employment Partnership Partner Facebook Live

Please join us on Thursday, April 18 at 3 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event with featured employer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, an international provider of information technology and business services with industry experience in financial services, insurance, health care and energy/utility sectors.

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/.

4. Virtual Military Spouse Symposium - April 24 and 25, 2019

Register to attend the 2019 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium. No matter where you are in your career, this two-day event can help you sharpen the skills you need for your next pursuit. Write attention-grabbing resumes, ace your interview, get tips for negotiating a salary and much more.

To learn more about the available sessions and RSVP, please visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/spousesymposium.

5. 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.

FFSC OCEANA'S CAREER WEEK 08-12 APRIL

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes from 08-12 April in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend.

4/08    Career Planning                 0900-1200
4/09    Job Search Strategies           0900-1200
4/10    Effective Resume Writing        0900-1200
4/11    Interview Techniques            0900-1200
4/12    Federal Employment System       0900-1200

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

FFSC OCEANA TRANSITIONER AND MILITARY SPOUSE JOB FAIR

Are you a transitioning service member, military spouse or veteran with base access looking for a job? Come to Oceana Fleet & Family Support Center''s (FFSC) annual spring Transitioner & Military Spouse Job Fair. It''s Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10 AM - 2 PM, 1896 Laser Road, Bldg. 531, Navy College Rooms 102-110 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Meet 40 employers including, Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA), Boeing, Cambridge International Systems, CDYNE Corp., Chick-fil-A, Children''s Hospital of the King''s Daughters (CHKD), City of Chesapeake, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA), Dynamic Aviation, DynCorp International, Virginia State Police, Ford Motor Company, Navy Exchange and many more companies.

Call your local Fleet and Family Support Center for resume help, learn how to network at a job fair, dress for success or to schedule a mock interview. For more information call FFSC Oceana at (757) 433-2912.

Military OneSource April 2019 Newsletter

Military OneSource April 2019 Newsletter

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View in Browser [ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDODMILITARYONESOURCE/bulletins/23b1d30 ]

*Use MilTax SoftwareFree, Easy Tax Filing The April 15 tax deadline is right around the corner. Use Military OneSources free tax preparation and e-filing software to do your taxes. Its designed to address situations specific to the military and is an easy way to prepare and file your taxes securely and with confidence.File with MilTax [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/tax-resource-center/miltax-military-tax-services?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].

*Month of the Military Child
Take time in April, Month of the Military Child, to honor military children for who they are and what they do. Military OneSource can connect you to resources to help your MilKids thrive. Learn More [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/education-employment/for-children-and-youth/for-children-and-youth-resources?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].

*Ease Your PCS with Plan My Move
Make your next PCS move smooth with help from Plan My Move. This online relocation tool provides tasks, tips and installation specific information. Find help with housing, transportation, finances and more. Plan Your Move [ https://planmymove.militaryonesource.mil/?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].

*Keeping Military Kids Healthy and Safe
During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we highlight the importance of recognizing everyday risks to keep children healthy. Parents learn important tips and resources to create a safe environment for your kids. Keep Kids Safe [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/parenting-and-children/parenting-infants-and-toddlers/milparent-power-keeping-your-children-safe-so-they-can-thrive?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].

*Virtual Career Event for MilSpouses
Move your career forward with the annual Virtual Military Spouse Symposium [ https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/spousesymposium?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ] set for April 24-25. Hosted by the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, this free online event will offer sessions to help you advance your career.

*National Parks Week
National Parks Week is April 20-28. Enjoy our nations 84 million acres of national parks to hike, climb, ski, surf, stargaze or just relax. With the America the Beautiful Pass for service members [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/recreation-travel-shopping/recreation/single-life/morale-welfare-and-recreation-your-source-for-affordable-fun?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ], its all free for you and your family.

*Gold Star Spouses Day
April 5th is a day to honor our surviving widows and widowers of our military members who died while serving our great nation. The military community and its partners are proud to support these family members [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/survivor-casualty-assistance/survivor-casualty-assistance-resources?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].

*Plan Your Future Today
Dreaming about the future is good, but planning gets you there. Start planning now [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/personal-finance/budgeting-and-saving/reach-your-financial-goals?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ] to reach major goals, such as buying a house, sending your kids to college and retirement.

*Careers with MilKids
Do you enjoy working with children and youth? As the nations largest employer-sponsored child care system, the Department of Defense offers many job opportunities in child development centers and youth programs [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/education-employment/for-spouses/career-exploration/careers-with-military-kids?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ]. Consider your options.

*Mark Your Calendar
- Air Force Reserve Birthday [ https://afreserve.com/about?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ]. Founded 1948. April 14, 2019
- Army Reserve Birthday [ https://www.usar.army.mil/birthday110/?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ]. Founded 1908. April 23, 2019

*MilLife Tips
-Military Families Learning Network Webinar. Home Is Where Your Heart Is: Kids Serve Too! [ https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/event/29430/?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ]April 19, 2019, 11 a.m. EDT -Digital Library: National Library Week [ https://www.militaryonesource.mil/recreation-travel-shopping/recreation/libraries/morale-welfare-and-recreation-digital-library?utm_campaign=mos-enews-april2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].Check out fun and resources for kids and adults.April 7-13, 2019

Hampton Roads "What To Do Events" APRIL 2019

Good morning and Happy April! Attached are ideas on "What to Do" for the month of April with your families.

 As always, we 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.

Have a great week and please be safe!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKM19LUF80U0ppWmVwYm8wVTc0U2E0U09xb2pV/view?usp=sharing

Family Connection Newsletter - April 2019

The April 2019 edition of the CNIC Fleet and Family Support Program''s Family Connection Newsletter is attached.

. Supporting Military Children
. Teaching Financial Literacy to Military Children
. Strong Communities = Strong Families
. Spring into Action
. Spouse Employment Corner
. Moving: No Problem
. Make the Commitment to Prevent Sexual Assault
. New Pentagon MWR Program Offers Service Members Leisure Travel Savings

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%20April%202019.pdf

ISSUU: https://issuu.com/cnic.ffsp/docs/fcn_april_2019

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

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

FFSC NAS Oceana’s Boots To Business Class 1-2 May

Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring the Entrepreneurship Track (Boots 2 Business) from 1-2 May (Wednesday-Thursday), 0800-1600, at NAS Oceana FFSC (1896 Laser Road, Suite 120, Bldg. 531, Virginia Beach, VA 23460).

This 2-day workshop provided by Small Business Administration (SBA) partners focuses on feasibility analysis for business planning for transitioning service members interested in self-employment.  Participants will walk away with a completed feasibility study of their own business concept that will serve as the basis for launching a new venture and for future business planning efforts.  It will help attendees decide:

.             If starting a business is right for you
.             If your business idea is realistic.

Open to active duty, retirees, and military spouses (as space permits).  To register or for more information, please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912.

1-FFSC NAS OCEANA'S CAREER WEEK 08-12 APRIL

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes from 08-12 April in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend.

4/08    Career Planning                 0900-1200
4/09    Job Search Strategies           0900-1200
4/10    Effective Resume Writing        0900-1200
4/11    Interview Techniques            0900-1200
4/12    Federal Employment System       0900-1200

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

NAS Oceana FFSC's Annual Spring Teen Job/Education Fair

Our 12th Annual Spring Teen Job and Education Fair will be held at NAS Oceana FFSC building 531 (1896 Laser Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23460), in Navy College Classrooms 102-110, on Friday, 05 April, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  We will have over 20 Employers, 8 Universities, as well as the NAS Oceana Morale Welfare and Recreation Team.  The age group ranges from 14 to 21.  Food and drinks are being provided.  For more information, please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912.  

Ombudsman Wanted!

Attention Blacklions! I am looking for one of your spouses to replace me in a couple months as the Command Ombudsman. If your spouse is interested or has questions, please have them contact me at ombuds@vfa213.com.

It really isn’t as daunting as it may seem… there is an amazing support system and tons of training. I am also willing to be Co-Ombuds to help someone get into the job before we leave the squadron. This is also a fantastic boost to a job resume, as well as a great way to get involved in the squadron and Navy life in general.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

National Bookmobile Day & NATO Week

CELEBRATE NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY AND NATO WEEK WITH GERMANY!

Look for the Norfolk Public Library Bookmobile at the Norfolk Navy Exchange on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 from 12 to 1:30 PM

- Eat some German snacks and beverages.
- Enter a German-themed book basket raffle.
- Do fun German activities.
- Sign up for your library card!

These activities will also be available at these locations and times:

Norfolk City Hall
810 Union Street
9:30-11 AM

Wards Corner Harris Teeter
7550 Granby Street
2:30-4 PM

City of Norfolk Library Information 757-664-7323 / www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org


MSEP VIRTUAL MILITARY SPOUSE SYMPOSIUM - 24 AND 25 APRIL 2019

The Vitual Military Spouse Symposium will be held 24-25th April, 2019 and hosted by the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) team.

*Uncover new sources of jobs
*Enhance your resume to be optimal in a digital world
*Learn tips for negotiating a salary and benefits

To choose your sessions and register for the symposium, go to https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/spousesymposium/

TEENS, WANT A JOB AND EDUCATION INFORMATION?

Are you a teen or young adult 14-21 and want a job or information about college? Then come to the 12th annual Teens & Young Adults Job & Career Educational Fair hosted by NAS Oceana Fleet & Family Support Center & Mid-Atlantic Navy College Program in Virginia Beach on Friday, April 5th, 3:00 PM -5:30 PM at 1896 Laser Road, Virginia Beach VA 23460 in Building 531, Navy College Rooms 102-110.

Talk with 20 local companies: Ocean Breeze Water Park, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation, Navy Exchange, Chick-Fil-A, Motor World, Bush Gardens, and many more!

Need information on applying for college? No problem. Check out the local colleges: ECPI, Troy University, Tidewater Community College, Stratford University, Excelsior College, Saint Leo University, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and more!

If you want to find out how to network at a job fair, fill out an application, write your first resume, or for more information, call Fleet and Family Support Center Oceana at 757-433-2912.

NAS Oceana FFSC's Annual Spring Teen Job/Education Fair

Our 12th Annual Spring Teen Job and Education Fair will be held at NAS Oceana FFSC building 531 (1896 Laser Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23460), in Navy College Classrooms 102-110, on Friday, 05 April, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  We will have over 20 Employers, 8 Universities, as well as the NAS Oceana Morale Welfare and Recreation Team.  The age group ranges from 14 to 21. 

Food and drinks are being provided!  For more information, please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912.