CNIC Fleet and Family Connection Newsletter

The November edition of the CNIC Fleet and Family Support Program's Family Connection Newsletter is attached. Please widely disseminate.

Featured in this month''s edition is:

. Armed Services YMCA Celebrates Military Children for Military Family Month
. TAP Offers More than Transition Classes
. Onward to Opportunity Make a Financial Plan for the Holidays
. Keep What You''ve Earned
. Navy Household Goods Webinars
. Live Well Resiliency Webinars


You can find the newsletter here:
https://www.cnic.navy.mil/content/dam/cnic/hq/pdfs/n91_fleet_and_family_support_program/FCN/FCNNovember2018.pdf

"Funding a College Education" program

"Funding a College Education" program on base—December 2018 and February 2019

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

Naval Station Norfolk:
DATE: Wednesday 5 December 2018, START TIME: 1130, LOCATION: Building IE, downstairs in classroom # 7

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

“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.

>>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

Dept of Labor Career Exploration and Planning

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) is hosting the Department of Labor Career Exploration and Planning (CEP) Track on 6-7 December (Thursday-Friday), 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, at NAS Oceana FFSC, Bldg. 531. 

Formerly the Career Technical Training Track, this 2-day workshop helps service members and military spouses
.       Identify skills, interests and values
.       Develop a plan for training or credentialing. 

Please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912 for more information and/or to register.

Career Week Dec 2018

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes from 10-14 December in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana; details are provided in the attached flyer titled "Career Week Flyer Dec 18".  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 please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912.

Retirement Benefits Seminar 11-28-2018

NAS Oceana FFSC will be presenting a Retirement Benefits Seminar on Wednesday, 28 November, from 0800-1500, at NAS Oceana FFSC, Bldg. 531; details are provided in the attached flyer titled "Retirement Benefits Seminar (28Nov18)".  This 1-day workshop provides information to transitioning service members and spouses on the following topics: 

Relocation/Final Move
Survivor Benefits Plan
Retiree Tricare
Veterans Benefits and Disability
GI Bill:  Eligibility and Transferability

Please call NAS Oceana FFSC at (757) 433-2912 to register.

Homeownership Workshop - NAS Oceana FFSC


NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) is hosting a Homeownership Workshop, sponsored by the Virginia Housing and Development Authority, on Thursday, 15 November 2018, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at FFSC NAS Oceana, Bldg. 531.  This workshop is designed to take the mystery out of buying a home.  Learn more about managing personal finances and credit, working with a lender and real estate agent, and completing the loan process and home inspection.  You'll also learn ways to protect your investment as a home owner.  Please join us and hear directly from the following subject matter experts:  Home Inspectors, Realtors, and Loan Officers.

Please call NAS Oceana's FFSC at (757) 433-2912 for more information and/or to register.

SECO Facebook, LinkedIn and Events Invitation

During the month of November, 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 Partner Facebook Live
Please join us on Thursday, November 15 at 3 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event with featured employer Premier Medical Staffing. 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/.

2.            MSEP Partner LinkedIn Discussion
Join us on Thursday, November 8 at noon ET for our MSEP Partner LinkedIn Discussion to engage human resources professionals and hiring managers from MSEP partner Blackstone Career Institute, an organization that offers career training programs that will help adult learners train for a new career, gain a competitive advantage, or learn the skills they need in today's competitive job market.

3.            Ask the Expert Chat: Entrepreneurship and the Military Spouse: Could This Be an Attractive Option for You?
Join us November 7-9 for the Ask the Expert Chat: Entrepreneurship and the Military Spouse: Could This Be an Attractive Option for You? Career coaches will answer your entrepreneurship questions and share information on getting your business off the ground.  More information on this event is coming soon!

4.            Navigating the Federal Hiring Process
Join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 2 p.m. ET for our webinar: Navigating the Federal Hiring Process. This event will provide first-hand tips that will help you understand the federal hiring process and determine if a federal position works for your mobile military life.  To join the webinar, please visit http://zeiders.adobeconnect.com/federal_hiring/.

5.            Career Coach Live
Join our Career Coach Live event on Thursday, November 29 at 3 p.m. ET for helpful tips and tricks designed for military spouse entrepreneurs. A SECO career coach will go live on Facebook to provide you with the tools and resources that will help you get your business off the ground.  More information on this event is coming soon!

6.            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.

Job Network Employer Panel

Job Network Employer Panel

Fleet and Family Support Center Oceana is hosting a Job Network Employer Panel on Wednesday, 07 November 2018, 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 Infotec, VDOT and Christian Broadcasting Network.  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.

NAS Oceana Career Week

Career Week

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes from 05-09 November in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend. 

11/5    Career Transition Planning      0900-1200
11/6    Job Search Strategies           0900-1200
11/7    Effective Resume Writing        0900-1200
11/7    Job Network Employer Panel      1200-1300
11/8    Interview Techniques            0900-1200
11/9    Federal Employment System       0900-1200

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

USO Pathfinder News and Upcoming Events

Good morning all,

First, news, then events:

I'm very proud of all the work the USO Pathfinder team has done here in Hampton Roads since our office opened in June 2016. We've served over 1,500 people and helped them get connected to employment, education, veterans benefits, financial readiness, volunteerism, housing, legal and family strength and wellness resources as they transition from the military to the civilian community. The great work will continue, but with a new site manager as my last day will be November 16, 2018. I'm moving on to a leadership position at the new IKEA opening soon in Norfolk! My USO position has been posted, so please take a look if you're interested in working for the USO or share with someone you know who is: http://uso.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=890255&&#job.

We have had hundreds of interested applicants sign up for the USO/Google IT certificate scholarship, but spots are still available. Please see the attached flyers for more information and go to www.uso.org/google to sign up.

There are a few events coming up I'd like to call your attention to, so you can attend or share with someone you know who would benefit:

1. 
WHAT: USO Coffee Connection
WHEN: November 8, 11 am to noon
WHERE: USO Center, J50 Annex, 3rd floor, Naval Station Norfolk
WHO: active duty military spouses only, their young children welcome
WHAT ELSE: Free; USO mug to take home, free coffee, socialize with other spouses
REGISTER: http://bit.ly/USOHRCVNov2018

2.
WHAT: USO Coffee Connection
WHEN: November 14, 10-11 am
WHERE: USO Center, Langley AFB
WHO: active duty military spouses only, their young children welcome
WHAT ELSE: Free; USO mug to take home, free coffee, socialize with other spouses
REGISTER: http://bit.ly/LangleyNov2018 

3.
WHAT: USO Pathfinder Mastering LinkedIn workshop
WHEN: December 7, 1-4 pm
WHERE: USO Center, J50 Annex, 3rd floor, Naval Station Norfolk
WHO: transitioning service members, recently separated veterans, military spouses
WHAT ELSE: Free, bring your own electronic device to work on your profile in class
REGISTER: http://bit.ly/LinkedInNorfolk

Thank you for all of your support,

Michelle Stephenson Galvez, M.A.
Senior Pathfinder Operations Manager
USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia
Location: Naval Station Norfolk, Bldg J-50 Annex, 3rd Floor
Mailing Address: PO Box 15324, Norfolk, VA 23511
Office: 757-395-4270
Cell: 757-639-5961
mgalvez@uso.org
Web: www.uso.org/pathfinder

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Presenting at FFSC Oceana

FFSC Oceana will host a Command Financial Specialist Financial Town Hall Meeting on Friday, November 2nd, at FFSC NAS Oceana, 1896 Laser Road, Ste 120, Bldg. 531, Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA.  We are excited to have as the guest speaker Mr. Paul Sauski, a lawyer from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy where he spearheads the SEC's Military Financial Literacy Campaign.  Mr. Sauski served as an enlisted Marine in the Marine Corps Reserve and was activated and deployed for Operations Desert Shield/Storm during the First Gulf War.  Discussion topics will include:  saving and investing strategies, introduction and advanced investing and retirement planning.  In addition, this presentation will include discussion on managing debt and avoiding fraud.     

Military, military family members, and retirees are invited to attend; registration is not required.  For more information, please call (757) 433-2912.

NAS Oceana Parenthood Seminar on 11-2-18

NAS Oceana Navy Exchange and Fleet and Family Support Center NAS Oceana are hosting a Parenthood Seminar.  This FREE event will provide information and resources to expectant military families.  There will be short presentations followed by a resource fair featuring product samples and giveaways!!!

Date:  Friday, November 2, 2018
Time:  0900-1100
Location:  NAS Oceana Navy Exchange
1449 Tomcat Blvd
Virginia Beach 23460

Please call NAS Oceana FFSC Oceana at (757) 433-2912 to register.

Annual Retiree Summit & Career Fair 11-2-2018

Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic will hold the annual Retiree Summit & Career Fair at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story''s Rockwell Hall Gym from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM Friday, 2 November 2018. The annual event brings together a full range of guest speakers, vendors, medical representatives and prospective employers to one location to give transitioning service members, active duty spouses, military retirees, family members, and surviving spouses the most up to date information on pay, benefits and legislative initiatives.

The summit kicks off with remarks at 10 AM from keynote speaker Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Chief of Staff Captain Michael Moore with additional speakers that will include representatives from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Veteran''s Affairs (VA), Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) and TRICARE. A town hall style panel discussion will follow providing information and answers to questions on policies and issues affecting military retirees and their spouses.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and JEB Little Creek - Fort Story Boone Clinic will staff a health and information fair. Participants can also expect more than 40 employers and Navy College to support the Job and Educational Fair for retirees, transitioning service members and active duty spouses. Representatives from military, federal and community organizations will be on site to provide information about topics of interest to the retiree community to include DFAS.

Patrons will also be treated to a MWR Showcase, to include informational tables, interactive displays and coupons from Community Recreation Programs to include Marinas & Sailing, Navy Getaways, Movie Theaters, Golf, Bowling and more! Free food sampling on site as well!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKcko3Z3YtaE5nWWtlWHg4Z2hRZnNxTkFxNXpn/view?usp=sharing

Job Network Employer Panel

Job Network Employer Panel

Fleet and Family Support Center Oceana is hosting a Job Network Employer Panel on Wednesday, 07 November 2018, 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 Infotec, VDOT and Christian Broadcasting Network.  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.

Career Week Nov 5-9

NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring a Career Week of employment classes from 05-09 November in Bldg. 531, 1896 Laser Road, NAS Oceana.  Transitioners, military family members and retirees are invited to attend. 

11/5    Career Transition Planning      0900-1200
11/6    Job Search Strategies           0900-1200
11/7    Effective Resume Writing        0900-1200
11/7    Job Network Employer Panel      1200-1300
11/8    Interview Techniques            0900-1200
11/9    Federal Employment System       0900-1200

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKdmY2cUVOWlkza1czU0VWRmMtTTlFZDhGMXow/view?usp=sharing

SAT/ACT PREP FOR 2018

The eKnowledge Donation Project with Commander, Navy Installations enters its 14th year assisting Students and Families. The Project waives the complete $350 course price for the SAT or ACT Prep Programs. The Program works on all devices and computers: iOS, Android, Google, Apple, and PC.

*The $350 program price is paid by the Project partnership and sponsors. There is a fee of $19.99 paid by the student that covers the cost of streaming, student support, customer support, shipping, and materials. All student fees are reinvested to improve the program and reach more families. The Project does not create a profit. Go to www.eKnowledge.com/CNIC. See the attached flyer for more information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKbnVjOWFLTjQ1dkNFN0lSTmFHSHhRTFZZbW5j/view?usp=sharing

Webinar to help individuals prepare for and ace interviews.

MSEP employer, ProTrain is hosting an upcoming job interview webinar, designed to help individuals prepare for and ace interviews.

At ProTrain, we are all about "Education to Employment." Your job experience, plus a certification in your field can help get your resume selected for interviews. However, it's the interview that lands the job. More and more, people are asking for pointers on how to help them prepare for their job interview, and ProTrain has heard the cry for help.

ProTrain's Chief Operating Officer, COL (retired) Kevin Smith will be offering a FREE webinar on October 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET, titled, "The Job Interview - Are You Ready to Land that Job?" This one-hour webinar will feature the four stages of the job interview; the top 10 best practices; dress for success tips; and common interview questions. This informative session will be recorded, and all who register for the webinar will receive a copy of the recorded session within days of the event.

To register for the event, please review the link provided on the attachment.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKN2h6blhGX2VjanA3TGd1ZDdRRWFFdF9QOE9R/view?usp=sharing

NAVY HOUSEHOLD GOODS WEBINAR

HOUSEHOLD GOODS OCT - DEC 2018
WEBINAR SCHEDULE
Have questions about your upcoming move? Attend one of our webinars for basic information and have your specific question answered.

NAVY HOUSEHOLD GOODS 1-855-HHG-MOVE (444-6683) or
email: householdgoods@navy.mil
Customer website: https://www.navsup.navy.mil/household

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TLbeOak0GKcmVXbGx3alJ6RGhXSXl4Z1ZUczNCTVFTQTl3/view?usp=sharing