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					                                                                                          Volume 12, Issue 4

                         Life                                                                    April / May
                                                                                                    2012

                         YOUniversity
                                                                                           All classes require early
Quality personal and Family life skills education for the military community.                 registration unless
                                                                                           otherwise indicated.
                                                                                         Registration information is
                                                                                          included with each class
Are You A Lion or A Lamb?                                                                         description.
By: Karen B. Holmes, Community Educator, ACS Family Program, Fort Myer                   Most classes are open to all
                                                                                           Service members, their
    March 2012 came in a like a lamb. If the old proverb holds true, March will          Family members, and DoD
go out like a lion. This proverb is always interesting to consider in our relation-                civilians.
ships, personal or work related. How do you enter in? How do you exit? Are                All classes subject to change.
you known as a lion or a lamb?
    Spring 2012 in the Northern Hemisphere will officially arrive on 20 March,            Inside this issue:
the date of the Spring or Vernal Equinox. School children around the world will
gather at noon to see if a raw egg will balance on end. This is supposed to oc-
cur when the Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun, thereby creating an envi-       Are You A Lion or A Lamb? 1
ronment of perfect balance, for a moment. Will there be a moment in your day
when you are able to achieve perfect balance?                                          JBMHH ‘s                            2
    Spring is a season of new beginnings, literally and figuratively. We will turn     Child Abuse Proclamation
our clocks back one hour, giving us one hour more of daylight. Daylight Sav-
ings Time began in an effort to assist farmers in their work. What will you be         
                                                                                        Parenting                          3-6

farming or growing with your extra daylight? What do you spend your time
planting and cultivating?
                                                                                        Health &
                                                                                        Home,                              7-12

    April is the time we all commit to increasing our efforts to prevent the tragedy        Marriage Enrichment
of Child Abuse. The first federal legislation came in 1974 with the Child Abuse        
                                                                                        Personal Growth                    13-14
Prevention and Treatment Act. This Act (CAPTA) was reauthorized in 2010.
The first National Child Abuse Prevention Month was declared in 1983. The              
                                                                                        Military Family Team               14-15
Blue Ribbon awareness campaign began here in Virginia in 1989, by a grand-
                                                                                            Building
mother, grieving the death of her grandson due to injuries sustained from physi-
cal abuse. She attached a blue ribbon to her car antenna as a memorial re-             
                                                                                        Veteran, Retirement            & 15-17
minder of the bruises from beatings he needlessly suffered and died from. The               Transition Assistance
Pinwheels for Prevention campaign began in 2008 by Prevent Child Abuse
America organization.                                                                  
                                                                                        Financial Readiness                17-22
    Child Abuse and Neglect are needless tragic circumstances that are pre-
ventable. The campaigns of blue ribbons and blue pinwheels are effective in            
                                                                                        Employment                         22-25
raising awareness. However, our children need more than awareness, they                     Readiness
need change. That change will begin with you. Commit to change in yourself
this Spring. Plant seeds of patience, kindness, balance, compassion. Cultivate         
                                                                                        Deployment & FRG                   25-26

your listening skills, foster positive growth in your relationships. Create an envi-
ronment in your home and workplace that draws others in because of the warm            
                                                                                        Support Groups                     27-28

and caring atmosphere. Spring is a time of new beginnings in our environment.          
                                                                                        Exceptional Family                 29-30
Follow nature’s lead and let the new growth begin in you.
                                                                                            Member Program
    This issue of LifeYOU is full of classes that will help you get started. Commit
to the process of self – discovery, one step at a time. Find a class that will help
                                                                                          For general or disabled access, more
you understand what your sources of anger may be, so that you don’t “come in           information, and registration, please con-
like a lion”. You may benefit from a class on stress management, so you can lie        tact the individual program number listed
                                                                                                    with the class ad.
down and rest “like a lamb”. Tax time is upon us, if you’d like to “Grow your Fi-
nances”, find a financial readiness class. The most precious resource we all           To advertise your program, event or
                                                                                          class in this bulletin, contact:
have to give is our time. Contact your local Volunteer coordinator and find a
                                                                                              Karen St. Pierre
program that needs you!
                                                                                              (703) 696-3512
                                                                                        Karen.Stpierre1@us.army.mil
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                                                                       PARENTING
                                                                                    finances, calming techniques, baby care, safety and partner support. Partici-
                  Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                            pants will also get a dad-friendly diaper bag filled with baby goodies to start
                                                                                    them on their way.
Play Mornings
Date(s): Every Tuesday                                                              Love & Logic
Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                         Date(s): April 17, & 19, 2012
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, 9800 Belvoir Road,                      Time: 5:30 —7:30 p.m.
Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir                                                             Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
POC: Ms. Donita McDonald & Ms. Shadae Stringfield                                   9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
For information, call (703) 805-2781.                                               Instructor: Ms. Carelease Kouneski
Children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for open      For information, call (703) 805-2631.
play.                                                                               Love & Logic parenting is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which
                                                                                    allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions
Budgeting for Baby & Baby Bundles                                                   with children.
Date(s): April 4, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                          Safety Tips for Children
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, 9800 Belvoir Road,                      Date(s): April 10, 2012
Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir                                                             Time: 4:30 —5:30 p.m.
POC: Ms. Kathy Whatley & Ms. Shadae Stringfield                                     Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
For information, call (703) 805-2781/2693.                                          9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
Learn to care for your baby in the first 6 weeks and prepare financially for your   Instructor: Ms. Carelease Kouneski
child’s future.                                                                     For information, call (703) 805-2631.
                                                                                    In conjunction with Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention
Safety Tips for Children                                                            Month this class offers children ages 6-12 tips to keep them safe.
Date(s): April 10, 2012
Time: 4:30 —5:30 p.m.                                                               Internet Safety for Teens
Location: Army Community Service Classroom,                                         Date(s): April 19, 2012
9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
                                                                                    Time: 4:30 —6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Carelease Kouneski
                                                                                    Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
For information, call (703) 805-2631.                                            9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month
this class offers children ages 6-12 tips to keep safe.
                                                                                 Instructor: SGT Anthony Blackman, Ft. Belvoir Military Police
                                                                                    For information, call (703) 805-2631.
                                                                                    The best form of online safety begins at home with you, the parent. Come join
Self Defense Tactics for Teens                                                      us as we offer your teens tips to keep them safe on the internet.
Date(s): April 12, 2012
Time: 4:30 —5:30 p.m.                                                               “That’s The Ticket”
Location: Army Community Service Classroom,                                         Date(s): May 3, 2012
9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
                                                                                    Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.
Instructor: SGT Anthony Blackman, Ft. Belvoir Military Police
                                                                                    Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
For information, call (703) 805-2631.                                            9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month
this class offers teens ages 12-18 tips on how to defend themselves against
                                                                                 Instructor: Ms. Carelease Kouneski
predators.                                                                       For information, call (703) 805-2631.
                                                                                 Parents learn alternative behavior modification techniques. Help your child to
                                                                                 be responsible adults!!
Stress Management for Parents
Date(s): April 12, 2012
                                                                                    Baby Massage
Time: 5:30 —7:30 p.m.
                                                                                    Date(s): May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012— 4 PART SERIES
Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
                                                                                    Time: 1:00 —2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Carelease Kouneski                                                  Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
                                                                                    9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
For information, call (703) 805-2631.
Parents are given tips on how to manage stress.
                                                                                    POC: Ms. Anne Blair
                                                                                    For information, call (703) 805-2781.
                                                                                    Learn to calm and soothe your infant while increasing bonding and attachment.
Dads 101
Date(s): April 13, 2012
                                                                                    Scream Free Parenting
Time: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Date(s): May 23, 2012
Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
                                                                                    Time: 9:00 a.m. —3:00 p.m.
POC: Ms. Shadae Stringfield                                                         Location: Army Community Service Classroom,
                                                                                    9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
For information, call (703) 805-2781/2693.
This one day class will walk men through the joys and trials on the journey of
                                                                                    Instructor: Ms. Carelease Kouneski
becoming an active father. Topics covered will include gender stereotypes,          For information, call (703) 805-2631.

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                                                                     PARENTING
Scream Free Parenting is the principle-based approach that’s inspiring parents      Let’s get your 2-3 year old out of diapers and on the potty! Come learn some
everywhere to truly revolutionize their Families. Moving beyond many of the         helpful tips to make potty training more successful for parents and toddlers.
child-centered, technique-based approaches, the Scream Free way compels you
to focus on yourself, grow yourself up, and calm yourself down.                     Dealing With Challenging Behaviors
                                                                                    Date(s): May 21, 2012
                 Fort Meade, Maryland                                               Time: 1:00 —4:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72,
Dads 101                                                                            Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Date(s): Every Monday                                                               POC: Ms. Amanda Woodyard & Ms. Sarah Strecker
Time: 9:00—10:00 a.m.                                                               For information, call (202) 433--6151.
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 830, Fort Meade                              Participants will learn to understand the challenging behaviors of young children
POC: Ms. Rikki Ford                                                                 and practice techniques to help them cope when these behaviors arise.
For information, call (301) 677-5590.
This workshop is for expectant fathers and fathers of children age 3 and under.

Effective Communication for Parents
Date(s): Every second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Monday
Time: 1:00—2:00 p.m.
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 830, Fort Meade
POC: Ms. Rikki Ford
For information, call (301) 677-3617/5590.
This workshop is for expectant couples and couples with children of all ages.
                                                                                           Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
Common Sense Parenting
Date(s): April 13, 2012 & May 25, 2012                                              Dads 101
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.                                                       Date(s): Last Tuesday of every month
Location: Fleet and Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade            Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
POC: Ms. Julie Yates                                                                Location: 1191 Menoher Drive, FAP Office, Joint Base Andrews
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                     Instructor: Taught by Dads
April’s topic will be “Correcting Problem Behaviors” and May’s topic “Helping       To register, call (240) 857-9680/7501.
Emotionally Intense Situations”. Please call to register.                           This class taught by dads, for dads to include topics on pregnancy, coaching
                                                                                    during childbirth, relationship, parenting issues, and fatherhood. All ranks and
   Individualized Parenting Support and Education                                   branches welcome!

                Call for an appointment                                             Family Advocacy Safety Education Seminar
                    (301) 677-3617                                                  Date(s): Second (2nd) Wednesday of every month
                                                                                    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Location: 1191 Menoher Drive, FAP Office, Joint Base Andrews
                                                                                    Instructor: Representatives from different agencies
    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC                                                To register, call (240) 857-9680.
                                                                                    Educational seminar provides information to reduce the risk for child and part-
Positive Discipline                                                                 ner maltreatment, increases knowledge and skill building for Families with po-
Date(s): April 19, 2012                                                             tential risk factors, and promotes resilience and mission readiness.
Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.                                                               Must be referred by 1st Sergeant.
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72,
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                        The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
POC: Ms. Amanda Woodyard & Ms. Sarah Strecker                                       Nutrition Program
For information, call (202) 433--6151.                                              Date(s): Thursdays, except on Federal holidays–
The main objective of this class is to educate parents on the topic of positive     appointments required
discipline. Participants will interact in several class exercises which help them   Time: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
learn the three styles of parenting, how to handle mistakes and misbehavior, and    Location: 1191 Menoher Drive, FAP Office, Joint Base Andrews
the importance of using positive discipline techniques.                             Instructor: Nurses from Prince George’s County WIC Program
                                                                                    To make an appointment, call (301) 856-9600.
                     Potty Training                                                 Information is provided to assist mothers with choosing healthier foods so ba-
                     Date(s): April 23, 2012 & May 15, 2012                         bies and children grow and develop. WIC provides food high in iron, protein,
                     Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m. & 10:00—11:00 a.m.                      calcium, vitamin C and other nutrients. Pregnant, new mothers, infants or child
                     Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 13,          under 5 years of age who are Maryland residents may be eligible.
                     (April 23), & Youth Center, (May 15), Joint Base
                     Anacostia-Bolling
                     POC: Ms. Amanda Woodyard & Ms. Sarah Strecker
                     For information, call (202) 433-6151.
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                                                         PARENTING (CONTINUED)

            JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia                                                           Patuxent River, Maryland
                                                                                    Playgroup
Taking The Grrr Out of Anger                                                        Date(s): Every Thursday
Date(s): April 10, 2012                                                             Time: 10:00 —11:00 a.m.
Time: 5:00 —6:00 p.m.                                                               Location: Glen Forrest Community Center
Location: Cody Child Development Center, Bldg 483, Fort Myer                        Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes                                                        To register, call (301) 342-4911.
For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512.                               Moms, dads, and caregivers are invited to bring their children for playtime at the
Parents will learn age appropriate guidelines about anger management skills in      Glen Forrest Community Club House. Open to all military and Family mem-
children ages 5-10. Free book given to those in attendance. Children welcome.       bers.

Baby Bundles                                                                        Active Parenting—Ages 5-12
Date(s): April 13, 2012                                                             Date(s): April 12, 19, 26, 2012—3 PART SERIES
Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.                                                                Time: 4:00—6:00 p.m.
Location: Community Activities Center, Bldg 405,                                    Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
Fort Myer                                                                           Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
Instructor: Mr. Leonard Toyer, Ms. Heather Taylor &                                 To register, call (301) 342-4911.
Ms. Karen Holmes                                                                    Discover how to eliminate power struggles with discipline skills that really work.
To register, call (703) 696-3510.                                                   At the same time, learn how to develop your children’s pride, inner strength,
New and expectant parents will learn to prepare themselves and their finances       and sense of responsibility . Video and discussion format.
for the responsibilities of parenthood. The layette program is sponsored by Army
Officer’s Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area (AOWCGWA). Class size           Budgeting for Baby
is limited, call early to pre-register.
                                                                                    Date(s): April 25, 2012 & May 23, 2012
                                                                                    Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
The Anger Solution
                                                                                    Location: Chapel Annex, Bldg 401, NAS Patuxent River
Date(s): April 17, 2012
                                                                                    Instructor: Ms. Maureen Farrell
Time: 4:30 —5:30 p.m.
                                                                                    To register, call (301) 342-4911.
Location: Cody Child Development Center, Bldg 483, Fort Myer                        The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will illustrate the hidden costs
Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes                                                        associated with a growing Family. All Navy and Marine Corp Service Members
For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512.                               that attend will receive a new layette worth more than $100.
Adolescents, ages 11-16, will learn age appropriate guidelines and Family activi-
ties for building anger management skills. Parents are welcome to attend.           1-2-3-4 Parents
                                                                                    Date(s): May 3, 10, 17, 2012—3 PART SERIES
Grow What You Sow: A Parent Helping Parent Event                                    Time: 4:00—6:00 p.m.
Date(s): April 23, 2012                                                             Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.                                                       Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
Location: Community Activities Center, Bldg 405, Fort Myer                          To register, call (301) 342-4911.
Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes                                                        This three session program is designed to meet the special challenges of par-
For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512.                               enting children in the one to four year old age groups. The program focuses on
Parents and children will learn about managing anger through play, story time,      the following: developmental stages, disciplining strategies, encouragement
songs and seed planting activities.                                                 skills, building self-esteem, and bonding methods.

Little Fingers, Big Words                                                                       SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER (SLO)
Date(s): May 13, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                                           Helping Navy Families be the best
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer
Instructor: Ms. Heather Taylor                                                                              Dawn Simpson
For information, call (703) 696-3512.                                                                            NAS Pax River
Learn over 30 common signs during this introduction to baby sign language.
Baby signing promotes social development while enhancing your relationship
with your child.                                                                                     Advocates for their children’s education

Moving Families Through Change                                                                                  (301) 757-1871
Date(s): May 29, 2012
Time: 1:00 —5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                      Enhanced Emergency Child Care
Location: Army Community Service, Room 14, Bldg 201, Fort Myer
Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes & Ms. Kelly Smith                                                          & Family Child Care Homes
For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512.                                    Are You a Marine Family in need or short term emergency child care?
This workshop provides parents tools and resources to help their children adjust             Call Ms. Mary Sue Rainey at (703) 693-5666
and handle the effects of separation and divorce. Pre-registration is required.
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                                                           PARENTING (CONTINUED)
                                                                                       Love and Logic is the COOL workshop for parents! Enjoy three evenings of
                      Quantico, Virginia                                               fun, covering six modules of applying the COOL formula to parenting tech-
                                                                                       niques. Child care may be provided. Please call for further information and to
Play Morning                                                                           pre-register.
Date(s): April 3, 2012 & May 1, 2012
Time: 10:00—11:30 a.m.                                                                 Understanding Pregnancy
Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room,                                    Date(s): May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2012— 4 PART SERIES
Little Hall, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                                Time: 1:00—3:30 p.m.
Instructor: New Parent Support Program Staff                                           Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Little Hall,
To register, call (703) 784-4248.                                                      Marine Corp Base, Quantico
An interactive play group for parents and children. Activities include arts and        Instructor: Ms. Marcy Griffo & Ms. Glenda Mitchell
crafts, and story time.
                                                                                       To register, call (703) 784-4248.
                                                                                       Learn how to take care of yourself and your baby during pregnancy. Learn
Baby & Me (Newborn—12 Months)                                                          about breastfeeding and preparation for labor.
Date(s): April 10, 24, 2012 & May 8, 22, 2012
Time: 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Little Hall,
                                                                                              Walter Reed National Military
Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                                                    Medical Center (WRNMMC),
Instructor: Ms. Pamela Pospisil
To register, call (703) 784-4248.
                                                                                                  Bethesda, Maryland
Practice playing and interacting with your baby. Learn about infant stimulation,
infant massage, infant sign language, music and how to read to your baby.              Parenting– Childhood
                                                                                       Date(s): April 3, 2012
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce                                                      Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
Date(s): April 12, 2012                                                                Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Bethesda, MD
Time: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.                                                              Instructor: Ms. Karen Massey & Mr. Troy Muhammad
Location: Voluntary Education Center, 3089 Roan St., Classroom 8,                      To register, call (301) 319-4087.
Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                                             Join us for a class where you will learn the STEP approach to effectively par-
Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress                                                      enting your school aged child. The STEP—Systematic Training for Effective
For more information, call (703) 784-2570.                                             Parenting, will prepare you with tips for parenting your child through their
If you have made the decision to end a relationship or marriage, but share a child     development.
this workshop will help you understand how to build a healthy co-parenting rela-
tionship that will benefit your children for years to come. Our discussion is child-   P.L.A.Y. (Parents and Leisure Activities with Youth) Group
focused. Pre-registration is required. A certificate will be provided that may be      Date(s): April 11, 2012 & May 9, 2012
valid in Virginia and other courts.                                                    Time: 12:30 —1:30 p.m.
                                                                                       Location: Glen Haven Housing Community, 1927
Baby Boot Camp                                                                         McMahon Rd., Bldg. 130, Wheaton, MD 20902
Date(s): April 13, 2012 & May 18, 2012                                                 Instructor: Ms. Latasha Vernon &
Time: 8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.                                                             Ms. Bonnie Hayes
Location: Chapel Annex,                                                                To register, call (301) 319-4087.
Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                                             Parents, caregivers and children are invited to participate in a variety of activi-
Instructor: Ms. Pamela Pospisil & Ms. Marcy Griffo                                     ties introducing socialization and play.
To register, call (703) 784-4248.
Come learn about how to care for your new born baby and about the fulfillment of
being a parent.
                                                                                                Live Homework Help Online Tutoring is a free, live 
1-2-3 Magic                                                                                                 online tutoring service for  
                                                                                                K‐12 students, college students, and adult learners 
Date(s): April 19, 2012
                                                                                                                   available 24/7. 
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                Students work with certified tutors on homework, 
Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Little Hall,                              essay writing and test prep in 20 subjects. Student and 
Marine Corp Base, Quantico
                                                                                                 tutor use chat, interactive whiteboards and file‐
Instructor: Ms. Trish Burkes                                                                           sharing in a secure online classroom.    
To register, call (703) 784-4248.                                                                 Sessions can be replayed, emailed and printed. 
Come and explore different techniques for effective discipline.                                                  To obtain a Family password to Tu‐
                                                                                                                tor.com at no charge, please contact,  
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent                                                                                  Bart MacMillan at Henderson Hall 
Date(s): April 26, 2012 & May 3, 10, 2012— 3 PART SERIES                                                                  Lifelong Learning  
Time: 5:00—7:00 p.m.                                                                                                    Phone #: 703‐614‐9104. 
Location: Religious Family Programming Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Instructor: Ms. Mary Skinner-Vance
To register, call (703) 784-2570.

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                                    HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT
                                                                                        Time: 5:30—7:30 p.m.
                   Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                               Location: Army Community Service Classroom, 9800 Belvoir Road,
                                                                                        Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
Newcomer’s Orientation                                                                  POC: Ms. Carelease Kouneski
Date(s): April 2, 2012 & May 7, 2012                                                    For information, call (703) 805-2631.
Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.                                                                   Learn to discuss vital matters that strain the relationship such as finances,
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, 9800 Belvoir Road,                          parenting, quality time and the relationship itself.
Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir
POC: Relocation Assistance Program                                                                       Fort Meade, Maryland
For information, call (703) 805-5058.
Join us and see the many opportunities available to you and your Family. All            Stress Management
newly assigned military personnel, Family members and civilians are invited.            Date(s): April 2, 2012 & May 7, 2012
Marriage Enrichment 101 Workshops                                                       Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
Date(s): April 11, 2012 & May 9, 2012                                                   Location: Fleet & Family Support Center,
                                                                                        830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
Time: 9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                        POC: Ms. Julie Yates
Location: Chaplain Family Life Center, Bldg. 1186, Fort Belvoir
                                                                                        For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
POC: Chaplain Kepley & Assistants                                                       Are you stressed out? Please get help! Sign up and register today.
For information, call (703) 805-2742
A minimum of 7 hours of pre-marital counseling is required for all couples desir-       Anger Management
ing to be married in a Ft. Belvoir Chapel. This one day workshop assists couples        Date(s): April 23, 2012 & May 29, 2012
in fulfilling this requirement. A certificate is provided. This training is also open
to other couples planning marriage but not intending to use the Ft. Belvoir facili-
                                                                                        Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
ties for their wedding. Communication skills, conflict management, and coping           Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
skills during deployment are some of the topics covered in these workshops.             POC: Ms. Julie Yates
                                                                                        For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
Spouse Meet & Greet                                                                     It really is better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it? Call
Date(s): April 11, 2012 & May 9, 2012                                                   today to register for this class and have the tools needed to managing anger.
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Location: Call for location                                                             Effective Communication
POC: Relocation Assistance Program                                                      Date(s): May 17, 2012
For information, call (703) 805-5058.                                                   Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.
All new spouses to the Ft. Belvoir community and surrounding area are invited to        Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
attend. Information will be offered about childcare options, area schools, em-          POC: Ms. Julie Yates
ployment opportunities, scholarships for spouse, area attractions, volunteer            For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
opportunities, adult education options, public transportation and much more.            Need to learn how to communicate more effectively in relationships at work and
                                                                                        at home? Then sign up for this upcoming class and learn some new tech-
                        Welcome to Germany                                              niques.
                        Date(s): April 19, 2012 & May 17, 2012
                        Time: 9:30—10:30 a.m.                                           Time Management
                        Location: Army Community Service Classroom,                     Date(s): May 30, 2012
                        9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir                      Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
                        POC: Relocation Assistance Program                              Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
                        For information, call (703) 805-5058.                           POC: Ms. Julie Yates
                    Come learn about the traditions, culture, and life at your          For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
                    next duty station. Find out about schools, housing, child-          Are you always late? Let’s work together and improve your time management
                    care, traveling with pets, managing your move and more.             skills! Register today.
Family members are encouraged to attend.
                                                                                            Joint Base Anacostia—Bolling, DC
Welcome to Korea
Date(s): April 26, 2012 & May 24, 2012                                                  Anger Management
Time: 1:30—2:30 p.m.                                                                    Date(s): April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012 & May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012— 4 PART
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, 9800 Belvoir Road,                          SERIES
Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir                                                                 Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m.
POC: Relocation Assistance Program                                                      Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg. 72,
For information, call (703) 805-5058.                                                   Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Come to the Korea brief to learn about schools, housing, traveling with pets,           POC: Ms. Amanda Woodyard & Ms. Sarah Strecker
childcare, managing your move and more. Family members are encouraged to                For information, call (202) 433--6151.
attend.
                                                                                        Participants will learn about the patterns of angry behavior and try out a variety
                                                                                        of acceptable coping strategies to handle angry feelings. This class is de-
Couples Communication                                                                   signed to help participants reduce unacceptable expressions of anger at home
Date(s): May 8, 2012                                                                    and at work. Pre-registration is required. Must attend all four sessions.

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Right Start                                                                             warning signs of suicide, what resources are available, and how to teach others
Date(s): April 4, 18, 2012 & May 2, 16, 2012                                            about suicide prevention. Help save a life.
Time: 7:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
                                                                                        Effective Communication
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
                                                                                        Date(s): May 8, 2012
Instructor: Various                                                                     Time: 2:00—4:00 p.m.
To register, call (202) 767-0450.                                                       Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
                                                                                        Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
This workshop provides information for those who are new to Joint Base Ana-
costia-Bolling. You must register for this class.                                       Instructor: Ms. Sarah Strecker
                                                                                        To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Stress Management                                                                       Does your style of communicating help or hinder your relationships? Commu-
Date(s): April 9, 2012                                                                  nication is more than just the words you speak. This workshop will teach you
Time: 2:00 —4:00 p.m.                                                                   what effective communication is, how to achieve it, and roadblocks to avoid so
                                                                                        you can accomplish what you want from your communication.
Location: WNY, Bldg 101, Room 132, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Instructor: Ms. Amanda Woodyard & Ms. Sarah Strecker
To register, call (202) 767-0450.
                                                                                                Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
The main objective of this interactive training is to help participants define stress   Tobacco Cessation Program
and personalize the topic while learning coping strategies.
                                                                                        Date(s): Offered monthly, please call for dates
Sponsor Training                                                                        Time: 11:30 a.m. —1:00 p.m.
Date(s): April 13, 27, 2012 & May 11, 25, 2012                                          Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bldg 1444,
Time: 1:30 —3:00 p.m. (April 13 & May 11) &                                             Joint Base Andrews
9:00—10:30 a.m. (April 27 & May 25)                                                     Instructor: TBA
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,                                    To register, call (240) 857-5601/4292.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                            This course provides guidance and instructions for those individuals who desire
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                      to quit tobacco use. This is a weekly workshop that meets every Thursday for
                                                                                        4 sessions. Participants must attend all sessions. Follow-up at 3, 6, and 12
To register, call (202) 767-0450.                                                       months will be conducted. Medication and patches are available for TRICARE
Participants will find out about the history of the sponsor program, the roles and
                                                                                        beneficiaries only.
responsibilities of the sponsor, and resources available.
                                                                                        Stress Management
Resolving Family Conflict
                                                                                        Date(s): Offered weekly, Thursdays
Date(s): April 17, 2012
                                                                                        Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Time: 2:00 —4:00 p.m.
                                                                                        Location: Health & Wellness Center (HAWC), Bldg 1444, Joint Base An-
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,                                    drews
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
                                                                                        Instructor: Family Advocacy, HAWC & Resiliency Staff
Instructor: Ms. Sarah Strecker
                                                                                        To register, call (240) 857-5601/8942.
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                       Topics discussed:
This workshop addresses conflict that may occur at home. The goal is to help
                                                                                        1st Thursday—Controlled breathing
them learn to address conflict appropriately and strengthen the Family relation-
                                                                                        2nd Thursday—Muscle based relaxation
ship.
                                                                                        3rd Thursday—Mental relaxation
                                                                                        4th Thursday—Mediation
Smooth Move & Overseas Planning                                                         5th Thursday—Stress and self care awareness—this class is 2 hours from 2:00
Date(s): April 24, 2012 & May 22, 2012                                                  -4:00 p.m.
Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,                                    Fitness Fundamentals & Weight Management
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                            Date(s): Offered monthly, call for dates
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                      Time: 8:30—10:30 a.m.
To register, call (202) 767-0450.                                                       Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bldg 1444, Joint Base Andrews
Learn about PCS entitlements, requirements for household good shipments, how            Instructor: TBA
to navigate Plan My Move, and information on financial planning during a move.          To register, call (240) 857-5601/4292.
Additional information is available for personnel going overseas.
                                                                                        This class combines basic nutrition and meal planning for weight management
                                                                                        with the fundamentals of starting and developing a fitness program. Fitness
Suicide Prevention Coordinator Training                                                 attire is not required however participants should dress comfortably in loose
Date(s): May 3, 2012                                                                    fitting clothes and proper shoes.
Time: 9:00 —10:00 a.m.
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,                                                             FREE USO Farmer’s Market
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
                                                                                                                 1st Wednesday of the month at noon
Instructor: Ms. Amanda Woodyard, & Ms. Sarah Strecker                                                                6099 Abbott Road, Bldg. 2115
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                                                        Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Do you know what to do if someone tells you that they want to take their own                                               (703) 805-2464
life? What do you say? Who do you call? Join us to learn how to recognize the                                  Bring your shopping bag and enjoy free food

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Pregnancy & Exercise                                                                 Have you ever wondered where intense anger comes from and what a person
Date(s): Offered monthly, call for dates                                             can do to learn to separate the emotion anger from the behavior anger? Join
Time: 8:00 —9:00 a.m.                                                                us and learn what anger really is, and what you can do to express your anger
                                                                                     without destructive behavior.
Location: Health & Wellness Center, Bldg 1444,
Joint Base Andrews
Instructor: TBA                                                                      Book Club: The Dance of Anger
To register, call (240) 857-5601/4292.                                               Date(s): April 30, 2012
This class will give you information needed to exercise safely and effectively       Time: 10:00—11:30 a.m. & 5:00—6:30 p.m.
during your pregnancy. Information follows the American College of Obstetri-         Location: Child & Youth Services, Bldg. 483, Fort Myer
cians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines for exercise during pregnancy. Be          Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes
sure to talk with your doctor before starting any exercise program.                  To register, call (703) 696-3512.
                                                                                     Readers will learn how to turn their anger into a constructive force for reshaping
           JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia                                                their lives. A limited number of free books will be available beginning April 1st
                                                                                     at Ft. Myer ACS. Please call for more information and to register.

Welcome to Korea                                                                     International Spouse Group
Date(s): April 6, 2012 & May 4, 2012                                                 Date(s): May 2012
Time: 10:00—11:00 a.m.                                                               Time: TBD
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer                     Location: TBD
Instructor: Relocation Staff                                                         Instructor: Relocation Staff
To register, call (703) 696-0153/0156.                                               To register, call (703) 696-0153/0156.
Learn about sponsorship, Korean customs, culture, language, household ship-          Networking group for spouses born outside the United States. For more infor-
ments, driving, auto, pet, and passport information. Register by calling or email    mation please call or email rene.fizer@us.army.mil.
rene.fizer@us.army.mil.
                                                                                     His Needs, Her Needs
Conflict Resolution: Building Strong Relationships                                   Date(s): May 8, 2012
Date(s): May 9, 2012                                                                 Time: 5:00—6:30 p.m.
Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.                                                                Location: Cody Child Development Center, Bldg. 483, Fort Myer
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer                     Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes
Instructor: Ms. Kelly Smith & Ms. Andrea Verdino                                     To register, call (703) 696-3512.
To register, call (703) 696-3512.                                                    Begin the process of renewing the love in your marriage. Learn what your
Learn how to respond to others by building strong relationships and using praise     partner may need from you to trigger their love again.
to build mastery and winning streaks in life. Please call to register.
                                                                                     Citizenship Information Session
Zumbathon                                                                            Date(s): May 15, 2012
Date(s): April 14, 2012                                                              Time: 6:00—7:30 p.m.
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.                                                        Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer
Location: Community Activities Center, Bldg. 405, Fort Myer                          Instructor: Ms. Rene Fizer
POC: Ms. Karen St. Pierre                                                            To register, call (703) 696-0156.
For more information, call (703) 696-3512.                                           Information session on the US Naturalization and Citizenship process.
In support of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child, this
event invites the whole Family to participate together in exercise and learn about
various community resources to promote Family resiliency and wellness.
                                                                                     Stress Management
                                                                                     Date(s): May 16, 2012
Welcome to Germany                                                                   Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
Date(s): April 19, 2012 & May 17, 2012                                               Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer
Time: 10:00—11:00 a.m.                                                               Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer                     To register, call (703) 696-3512.
                                                                                     Learn to identify personal sources of stress, and strategies to take control of
Instructor: Relocation Staff                                                         stress symptoms.
To register, call (703) 696-0153/0156.
Learn about sponsorship, German customs, culture, language, household ship-
ments, driving, auto, pet, and passport information. Register by calling or email
rene.fizer@us.army.mil.
                                                                                                                         The Automated Housing
Anger Management                                                                                                         Referral Network
Date(s): April 25, 2012 & May 23,2012                                                                                    (AHRN.com) is sponsored
Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.                                                                                                    by the Department of
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer                     Defense and all Service Branches and is designed to improve
Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes                                                         the process of connecting military members and their Families
To register, call (703) 696-3512.behavior anger? Join us                             with available housing.

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                        HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT (CONTINUED)
                                                                                      Location: Marine and Family Services
     JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia                                                  Conference Room, Bldg 29, Room 103 Henderson Hall
Aqua Aerobics                                                                         Instructor: Ms. Christianne Witten
Date(s): Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays                                  To register, call (703) 693-8906.
                                                                                      Learn how to communicate more effectively with your spouse, particularly when
Time: 10:30—11:30 a.m.                                                                it counts in times of conflict.
Location: Zembiec Pool, Henderson Hall
POC: Ms. Laura Guthrie                                                                Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Basic
For more information, call (703) 693-7351.                                            Date(s): April 23, 25, 30, 2012 & May 2, 2012— 4 SESSIONS
Shallow water aerobics on Monday and Wednesday
as well as deep water aerobics on Tuesdays and
                                                                                      Time: 6:00—9:00 p.m.
Thursdays. Free to all active duty, retired, DoD civilians and their Families. Pre-   Location: Marine and Family Services, Bldg 12, (First Night), Henderson
registration is required.                                                             Hall & Smith Gym, Henderson Hall
                                                                                      Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan
Anger & Stress Management                                                             To register, call (703) 614-7204.
Date(s): Wednesday Mornings—Open Group—8 PART SERIES                                  RAD is a dynamic self-defense class aimed to teach women prevention tech-
                                                                                      niques and options to protect themselves if attacked. The mission of the class
Time: 9:00 — 11:00 a.m                                                                is to develop and enhance the options of self defense, so that they may be-
Location: Marine Family Services Conference Room,                                     come viable options to the woman who is attacked. DoD ID holders are all
Bldg 12, Henderson Hall                                                               welcome to attend this free class! Call to register.
Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan
To register, call (703) 614-7204 .                                                    4 Lenses For Couples
Anger is a normal emotion however many of us struggle to express our emotions         Date(s): April 24, 2012 & May 18, 2012
in a healthy way. In this eight part workshop you will learn how to recognize
what triggers your anger and develop realistic strategies that will help reduce
                                                                                      Time: 6:00—8:30 p.m.
angry outbursts. In addition, the long term effects of stress and techniques for      Location: Bldg 29, Room 103, Henderson Hall
managing stress will be discussed. Must attend all eight sessions for certifica-      Instructor: Ms. Christianne Witten
tion. Registration is required.                                                       To register, call (703) 693-8906.
                                                                                      Learn how to communicate effectively with your spouse/significant other, based
7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families                                        on your individual personality types, strengths and needs.
Date(s): April 7, 2012 & May 12, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.                                                             Permanent Change of Station Class (PCS)
Location: Bldg 29, Room 105, Henderson Hall                                           Date(s): April 26, 2012 & May 18, 2012
Instructor: Ms. Christianne Witten                                                    Time: 1:00 — 3:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 693-8906.                                                     Location: Marine and Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12,
Learn how to be more proactive and think win-win to create synergy in your            Henderson Hall
Family/marriage.                                                                      Instructor: Mr. Willie Acevedo
                                                                                      To register, call (703) 614-7204.
Welcome Aboard Brief                                                                  General information on preparing for your PCS move. Topics of discussion are
Date(s): April 10, 2012 & May 1, 2012                                                 household goods, entitlements, finances, and e-relocation websites.
Time: 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Location: Marine Club, Henderson Hall                                                 Keychain Defense—Rape Aggression
Instructor: Mr. Willie Acevedo                                                        Defense (RAD) - Part 2!
To register, call (703) 614-7202.                                                     Date(s): May 3, 2012
General information to all new joins in the area. Topics include child car, hous-     Time: 6:00—8:00 p.m.
ing, metro/transportation options, finance, Semper Fit programs, and education        Location: Smith Gym, Henderson Hall
opportunities just to name a few.                                                     Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan
                                                                                      To register, call (703) 614-7204.
Crossroads Parenting Workshop                                                         The advanced RAD class is open to female DoD ID card holders who have
Date(s): April 13, 2012                                                               completed the basic 4 part class. Participants will learn how to use the
Time: 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.                                                                Kubotan keychain as an additional option for self-defense. Please call to regis-
Location: Marine and Family Services Conference Room, Bldg 12,                        ter.
Henderson Hall
Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan                                                            Real Colors / Real Stress
To register, call (703) 614-7204.                                                     Date(s): February 9, 2012
This workshop is designed for parents to build skills to communicate with their       Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.
children and learn how to motivate their child to avoid negative behaviors. Basic     Location: Marine and Family Services, Bldg 12, Henderson Hall
principles of rule setting and discipline are reviewed. Registration required.        Instructor: Ms. Molly Ryan
                                                                                      To register, call (703) 614-7204.
PREP—Couples Communication                                                            Real colors is a communication and stress management class that utilizes
Date(s): April 20, 2012                                                               research about personality and temperaments to help participants understand
Time: 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.                                                             themselves and those around them in a new way! Based upon the four colors

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                        HOME, HEALTH & MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT (CONTINUED)
blue, green, orange, and gold, participants learn their preferred way of “seeing      Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m.
the world” and how to work well with the other colors. Stress management tech-        Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
niques are developed based upon participant’s primary color. Registration is          Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
required.                                                                             To register, call (301) 342-4911.
                                                                                      This class is designed for those moving anywhere in the U.S. or overseas. Re-
             Patuxent River, Maryland                                                 ceive expert information about travel and pay, household goods shipments,
                                                                                      stress management, budgeting for your move, housing concerns, moving with
Personal Communication                                                                kids, cultural adaptation, plus specific overseas information.
                            Date(s): April 10, 2012
                            Time: 3:00 — 4:00 p.m.                                    Sponsor Training
                            Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg             Date(s): May 7, 2012
                            2090, NAS Patuxent River                                  Time: 9:00 —10:00 a.m.
                            Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmidt                             Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
                            To register, call (301) 342-4911.                         Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
                              Would you like to improve your personal communica-      To register, call (301) 342-4911.
                              tion skills? This one-session workshop can make a       This training is for the active duty military person who has been assigned to
                              difference. Participants learn about different commu-   “SPONSOR” another active duty military service member who will be arriving to
nication styles, conflict resolution, and ways to develop more effective speaking     this duty location. Please sign up in advance.
and listening skills.
                                                                                      Welcome to Pax
Anger Management                                                                      Date(s): May 16, 2012
Date(s): April 12, 19, 26, 2012 & May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012                             Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m.
Time: 3:00—4:00 p.m.                                                                  Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid                                                          To register, call (301) 342-4911.
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                     Take a windshield tour of the NAS Patuxent River Complex, and attend a class
Join this workshop if you would like a better understanding of anger and how to       jam-packed with information about the base and surrounding communities.
manage it. The emphasis will be on recognizing sources of anger and modifying
behavior.

Stress Management                                                                             Clinical Counseling Services Available
Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 24, 2012
                                                                                             Service and Family members can make an
Time: 3:00—4:00 p.m. & 9:00—10:00 a.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                        appointment with a counselor to address
Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid                                                                  any of the many stressors facing today’ s
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                                    military Families by calling:
Manage your stress by learning what it is, what causes it, and how to help your-
self get a handle on it.                                                                                       (202) 685-6019

Couple’s Communication
Date(s): April 27, 2012
Time: 3:00 —4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                          Quantico, Virginia
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                Core Issues—7 Week Group
Instructor: Ms. Linda Schmid                                                          Date(s): April 16, 2012 through June 4, 2012 (Monday afternoons)
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                     Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.
Let’s face it, relationships don’t come with instructions. Come join us to learn
how to have open communication.
                                                                                      Location: Voluntary Education Center, Classroom 8, 3089 Roan St.,
                                                                                      Quantico
                                                                                      Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress
Suicide Awareness
                                                                                      For more information, call (703) 784-2570.
Date(s): May 23, 2012                                                                 Join us for this popular 7 week group where we will discuss thought patterns;
Time: 3:00 —4:00 p.m.                                                                 cycles of conflict; alternatives to power struggles; managing emotions; core
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                beliefs; family of origin; and introduce you to some basic relaxation techniques
Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff                                       you can continue to practice.
To register, call (301) 342-4911.
This program is designed to raise awareness about the issues surrounding sui-         Married and Loving It (MALI)
cide. Learn to identify the warning signs, how to respond to a suicidal person        Date(s): May 15, 2012 through June 12, 2012 (Tuesday evenings)
and information on how to access local resources. A video is utilized which           Time: 5:00 —7:00 p.m.
combines narration and scenarios to illustrate the above topics.
                                                                                      Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
                                                                                      Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress
Smooth Move—Home or Abroad
Date(s): May 3, 2012
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For more information, call (703) 784-2570.                                            can attend the Real Colors course from 9:00—11:00 am on the same morning
This evidence based educational group is for couples who want to improve com-         as this Real Colors, Real Stress Course.
munication; set guidelines for establishing a sound financial future; identifying
anger and how to solve conflict in healthy ways; set healthy boundaries with in-      PCS (OCONUS) Workshop
laws and other extended Family members; and discussing other factors that help        Date(s): April 30, 2012 & May 30, 2012
couples truly enjoy married life. Pre-registration is required. Childcare may be      Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.
available upon request.                                                               Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
                                                                                      Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program
Commander’s Welcome Aboard                                                            For more information, call (703) 784-4961/4962.
Date(s): April 4, 2012 & May 16, 2012                                                 This mandatory workshop provides an informative overview of the process and
Time: 8:30—11:45 a.m.                                                                 procedures involved in making a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) transfer
Location: The Clubs At Quantico, Marine Corp Base,                                    to an overseas location such as Okinawa, Hawaii, Japan or Europe.
Quantico
Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program                                                     Walter Reed National Military
For more information, call (703) 784-4961/4962.
Start your tour right! The workshop is designed to inform newcomers about                     Medical Center (WRNMMC),
programs and services aboard Quantico, that include information on recreation,
education, medical services, local legal issues, safety issues, chapel programs
                                                                                                  Bethesda, Maryland
and more. This mandatory brief is open to all ranks, military and civilian person-
nel. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend.                                         Effective Communication
                                                                                      Date(s): April 5, 10, 2012
Sponsorship Training                                                                  Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
Date(s): April 10, 2012 & May 1, 2012                                                 Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Bethesda, MD
Time: 9:00 — 11:00 a.m.                                                               Instructor: Ms. Karen Massey & Mr. Troy Muhammad
Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                    To register, call (301) 319-4087.
Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program                                             Communicating powerfully and effectively is an essential skill for success in
For more information, call (703) 784-4961.                                            relationships. During this class you will learn skills to improve your level of self
This training is designed to help all sponsors in the performance of their duties.    awareness, assertiveness, and confidence for improved communication.
We provide helpful hints, checklists, and an overview of sponsorship duties,
resources and handouts. Spouses assisting with an accompanied tour sponsor-           Work-Life Balance
ship are also encouraged to attend.                                                   Date(s): April 12, 17, 2012
                                                                                      Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
PCS (CONUS) Workshop                                                                  Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Bethesda, MD
Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 3, 2012                                                 Instructor: Ms. Karen Massey & Mr. Troy Muhammad
Time: 9:00 —11:00 a.m.                                                                To register, call (301) 319-4087.
Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                    Do you wish you could find balance within your work and life responsibilities
Instructor: Relocation Assistance Program                                             that would allow you to spend more time with people you love? If you can
For more information, call (703) 784-4961/4962.                                       relate-let us help you by providing you with practical solutions to these work-life
This mandatory workshop provides a great deal of pre-departure and destination        challenges.
information such as moving tips, financial concerns, relocation and travel entitle-
ments, base and community information and more.                                       Couples Communication
                                                                                      Date(s): May 3, 8, 2012
Anger Management                                                                      Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
Date(s): April 20, 2012 & May 4, 2012                                                 Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Bethesda, MD
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                            Instructor: Ms. Karen Massey & Mr. Troy Muhammad
Location: Voluntary Education Center, Classroom 8, 3089 Roan St.,                     To register, call (301) 319-4087.
Quantico                                                                              Come join us for a class on strong couples! Together we will discuss commu-
Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress                                                     nication skills, resolving conflict, and effective ways for improving intimacy with
For more information, call (703) 784-2570.                                            your partner.
Learn to recognize sources and triggers of anger and coping techniques.
                                                                                      Smart Emotions
Real Colors, Real Stress                                                              Date(s): May 10, 15, 2012
Date(s): April 27, 2012 & May 18, 2012                                                Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                            Location: Fleet & Family Support Center,
Location: Voluntary Education Center, Classroom 8, 3089 Roan St., Quantico            Bldg.11, Bethesda, MD
Instructor: Ms. Rebecca Childress                                                     Instructor: Ms. Karen Massey &
For more information, call (703) 784-2570.                                            Mr. Troy Muhammad
This workshop is designed for clients who have a basic understanding of stress        To register, call (301) 319-4087.
and want an opportunity to develop a unique stress reduction plan using knowl-        Understanding your authentic hopes, needs, and desires can lead you to be-
edge gained through an interactive group process. Real Colors or Four Lenses          come your own guide and plot a meaningful life for yourself. Come explore
with Marine Corp Family Team Building is a pre-requisite for this course. You         your thoughts and feelings in a way that will take you toward your best life!

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                                                                PERSONAL GROWTH
                                                                                       Location: Bldg 29, Room 204, Henderson Hall
                   Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                              Instructor: Mr. Bart McMillan
                                                                                       To register, call (703) 614-9104 .
Volunteer Corps Council Meeting                                                        College 101 is your guide on the road to success! It will prepare you for taking
Date(s): April 10, 2012 & May 15, 2012                                                 that first step toward your goal. This informational brief will equip you for suc-
Time: 1:00—2:30 p.m.                                                                   cess as you pursue your voluntary, off-duty education.
Location: Army Community Service White Room, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg.
200, Fort Belvoir                                                                      Tutor Buddies
Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson                                                   Date(s): Every Tuesday
To register, call (703) 805-4152.                                                      Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Council allows volunteers and members of the installation to exchange              Location: Barcroft Elementary School, Arlington, VA
information and discuss upcoming events.
                                                                                       POC: Mr. Michael Flaherty
Army Volunteer Corps Orientation                                                       For more information call (703) 693-8378 .
Date(s): April 11, 2012 &                                                              The Henderson Hall Partners in Education Program is looking for volunteers to
                                                                                       tutor children at Barcroft Elementary School. Transportation is provided.
May 9, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Location: Army Community Service White Room,                                           College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) &
9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir                                             DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)
Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson                                                   Date(s): Every Wednesday
To register, call (703) 805-4152.                                                      Time: 9:00—10:00 a.m. & 1:00—3:00 p.m.
The orientation provides volunteers with information on how to register, how to        Location: Bldg 29, Room 204, Henderson Hall
track volunteer hours, and of available volunteer opportunities on the installation.   Instructor: Park University Services
                                                                                       To register, call (703) 486-8666 .
Volunteer Management Information Systems (VMIS)                                        CLEP & DSSTs are computer-based tests used to grant exemption from and
Date(s): April 17-19, 2012 & May 15-17, 2012                                           provide credit for specific college courses. Free to active duty/reserve person-
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                           nel; for eligible civilians and veterans each test costs $80 plus $20 administra-
Location: Army Community Service White Room, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg.                  tive fee.
200, Fort Belvoir
Instructor: Ms. Valret Kirkland                                                        Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
To register, call (703) 805-1800.                                                      Date(s): Every Tuesday & Wednesday (DLAB Wednesday)
This training will help volunteers utilize VMIS system to create their profile, log    Time: 8:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
volunteer hours, and search for volunteer opportunities.                               Location: Bldg 29, Room 204, Henderson Hall
                                                                                       Instructor: Ms. Anne-Marie Guthrie (Test Examiner)
Fort Belvoir Army Volunteer Corp Installation Recognition                              To register, call (703) 614-9104 .
Date(s): April 20, 2012                                                                The DLPT is designed as a standardized test for determining
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                           listening and reading proficiency in a foreign language. The DLAB is used to
Location: Army Community Center, Fort Belvoir                                          test the general ability of a Service Member to learn a foreign language.
POC: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson
To register, call (703) 805-4152.                                                      Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Volunteers will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the Ft. Belvoir         Date(s): Every Thursday
Community.                                                                             Time: 10:00 — 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                       Location: Bldg 29, Room 204, Henderson Hall
     JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia                                                   Instructor: Ms. Anne-Marie Guthrie (Test Examiner)
                                                                                       To register, call (703) 614-9104 .
Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT)                                                TABE is a standardized test designed to measure a Marine’s basic language,
Date(s): Every Monday                                                                  basic reading, and mathematical levels of proficiency. It is required prior to
Time: 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.                                                           participation in the Military Academic Skills Program (MASP) and may be used
                                                                                       to determine eligibility for participation in the Tuition Assistance Program.
Location: Bldg 29, Room 204, Henderson Hall
Instructor: Ms. Anne-Marie Guthrie (Test Examiner)
                                                                                       School Liaison Program
To register, call (703) 614-9104 .
The AFCT, formerly known as Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
                                                                                       Location: Marine & Family Servcies, Bldg 12,
                                                                                       Henderson Hall
(ASVAB), consists of questions in nine different areas: General Science,
Arithmetic Reasoning, Work Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Numerical               Instructor: Mr. Michael Flaherty
Operations, Auto and Shop Information, Mathematical Knowledge, Mechanical              For more information, call (703) 693-8378 .
Comprehension, and Electronic Information.                                             This program supports transitioning military Families in obtaining K-12 educa-
AFCT is for active duty personnel only.                                                tional information and assistance from local school districts. Call or email Mi-
                                                                                       chael.flaherty@usmc.mil.
College 101 / TA Brief
Date(s): Every Tuesday
Time: 9:00—10:00 a.m.

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                                                 PERSONAL GROWTH (CONTINUED)

             Patuxent River, Maryland                                                 Newcomers to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling should
                                                                                      contact the base School Liaison Officer to obtain
SAPR Refresher Training
                                                                                       local school information that will help in planning
Date(s): May 10, 2012
Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.                                                                       their move to DC, VA or MD. School Liaison
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                               contact information has changed!
Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff                                                        We are now located in Bldg. 13
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                                       and our new phone number is
Role playing SAPR scenarios offers the advocate practice time which builds
confidence and skill level. Great opportunity for current advocates to earn re-
fresher hours.
                                                                                                                   (202) 404-1652

      The Fleet & Family Support Center will bring                                    Like us on Facebook!
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                                            MILITARY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING

                  Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                          Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson
                                                                                  To register, call (703) 805-4152.
Army Community Service Briefer Training Course                                    Ten classes to help you navigate the army life such as Army Acronyms, Chain of
                                                                                  Command, Benefits and Entitlements and more.
Date(s): April 11-12, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Army Family Team Building Level II
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir
                                                                                  Date(s): May 16, 2012
Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson
                                                                                  Time: 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 805-4152.
This course is designed to teach you the necessary techniques needed to
                                                                                  Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir
become an effective briefer.                                                      Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson
                                                                                  To register, call (703) 805-4152.
Army Community Service Instructor Training Course                                 Level II offers ways to effective problem solving, and networking with community
                                                                                  agencies.
Date(s): April 17-19, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
                                                                                  Army Community Senior Leader Course
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir
                                                                                  Date(s): May 22-24, 2012
Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson
                                                                                  Time: 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 805-4152.
Through this course you will learn techniques needed to become an effective
                                                                                  Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir
instructor, such as classroom management, various instruction methods, and        Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson
many other tools to prepare you to become a certified Army Community Ser-         To register, call (703) 805-4152.
vice Instructor.                                                                  This course is designed to train and provide information to Senior Leader
                                                                                  spouses such as commanders, battalion commanders, brigade commanders and
Army Family Team Building Enlisted Spouses Training                               more.
Date(s): May 8, 9, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.                                                                    JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir
Instructor: Ms. Faitheleen Henderson                                              Army Family Team Building Level I
To register, call (703) 805-4152.                                                 Date(s): April 26-27, 2012
Enlisted spouse provide information for enlisted spouses such as: Integrating     Time: 8:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
into the Company, Courtesies and Protocol, Wellness Management, Expecta-          Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer
tions, impact of mission on Family life and more.                                 Instructor: Ms. Robin Cordovez
                                                                                  To register, call (703) 696-3510.
Army Family Team Building Level I                                                 Learn about Army life and how to maneuver through daily challenges by discov-
Date(s): May 10, 2012                                                             ering how to decipher Army acronyms, utilize community resources, attain better
Time: 9:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.                                                         financial readiness and understand the goal and impact of the Army mission on
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir        daily life.

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                                  MILITARY FAMILY TEAM BUILDING                                                 (CONTINUED)

Army Family Team Building Level II                                                       JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia
Date(s): May 10-11, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.                                                         LINKS for Spouses
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer                    Date(s): April 7, 21, 2012 & May 9, 19, 2012
Instructor: Ms. Robin Cordovez                                                      Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 696-0168.                                                   Location: Bldg 12, Conference Room, Henderson Hall
Grow personally through self-development modules. Learn how to improve              Instructor: L.I.N.K.S. Trainer
your communication skills, personal relationships, and stress management            To register, call (703) 693-1457.
skills.                                                                             This program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle. It will also help
                                                                                    spouses new to the Marine Corps community adapt to the unique challenges
Army Family Team Building Level III                                                 Military life often presents. Learn about Marine Corps history, benefits and ser-
Date(s): May 16-18, 2012                                                            vices, dealing with separations and deployments, tips on moving, and much
Time: 8:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.                                                         more.
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer
Instructor: Ms. Robin Cordovez                                                      LINKS for Marines
To register, call (703) 696-0168.                                                   Date(s): April 25, 2012 & May 25, 2012
Thrive in the Army and civilian life by expanding leadership skills, effective      Time: 9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
communication techniques and learning to mentor others into leadership posi-        Location: Bldg 12, Conference Room,
tions.                                                                              Henderson Hall
                                                                                    Instructor: L.I.N.K.S. Trainer
                                                                                    To register, call (703) 693-1457.
                                                                                    L.I.N.K.S. is a program within Marine Corps Family Team Building that enhances
                                                                                    the readiness of Marines, single, married, and their Families by offering an orien-
                                                                                    tation to the Marine Corps lifestyle.


                          VETERAN, RETIREMENT & TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

                  Fort Meade, Maryland                                               Disability Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
                                                                                     Date(s): April 6, 2012 & May 4, 2012
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)                                                  Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
Date(s): April 2-6, 2012 & April 30-May 4, 2012                                      Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
Time: 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.                                                            Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Location: TBD                                                                        Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
POC: Ms. Pamela Stangee                                                              To register, call (202) 433-6151.
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                      This workshop will inform attendees about the Veterans Administration Voca-
                                                                                     tional Rehabilitation Program. Attendees will learn about the program as well
Separating or retiring? Call to register for this program.
                                                                                     as how to apply for participation.
Disability Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
                                                                                     Transition Benefits Briefing
Date(s): May 21, 2012
                                                                                     Date(s): April 20, 2012 & May 18, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Time: 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 830, Fort Meade
                                                                                     Location: Stewart Theatre, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
POC: Ms. Pamela Stangee
                                                                                     Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
If you are medically separating or retiring, then this class is for you! Call to
                                                                                     To register, call (202) 433-6151.
                                                                                     Briefing covers entitlements and services for those transitioning from the
register.
                                                                                     military.

    Joint Base Anacostia—Bolling, DC
Pre-Separation Briefing
Date(s): April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2012 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012
Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m. EXCEPT May 22nd, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling EXCEPT April 3rd, Bldg. 72
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Information on the rights and benefits you have earned by virtue of your military
service.



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             VETERAN, RETIREMENT & TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (CONTINUED)
              Patuxent River, Maryland                                                  For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963.
                                                                                        You must register with your Career Retention Specialist or Unit Transition
                                                                                        Counselor. Bring two copies of DD Form 2648 (Pre-separation counseling
                    Veterans Benefits Appointments                                      checklist) completely filled out. Dress is business casual.
 Appointments are now available to meet with a Disabled American Veter-
ans Representative or local Veterans Affairs representative. Please call to             All Day VA Brief
                make an appointment. (301) 342-4911.                                    Date(s): April 11, 2012
                                                                                        Time: 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)                                                     Location: Religious and Family Services Center,
Date(s): April 9-13, 2012 & May 7-11, 2012                                              Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.                                                               Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090,                                     To register, call (703) 784-2511/4963 .
NAS Patuxent River                                                                      Informational presentations address vocational rehabilitation and employ-
Instructor: Various                                                                     ment, homeless veterans, military survivor benefits, surviving spouses and
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                       more.
TAP is for separating and retiring military members. It is a joint venture by the
FFSC, and the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. Topics in-           Disability Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
clude skill assessment, resume writing, job search methods, interview techniques,       Date(s): April 13, 2012
and a review of veterans’ benefits. Please see your career counselor to sign up.        Time: 9:00 — 11:30 a.m.
Seating is limited.                                                                     Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base,
                                                                                        Quantico
CARIT Brief                                                                             Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
Date(s): April 11, 2012 & May 9, 2012                                                   To register, call (703) 784-2511/4963 .
Time: 1:00 —2:30 p.m.                                                                   Welcome to this dynamic workshop that informs attendees about the Veter-
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                  ans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation Program. The goal is to en-
Instructor: Various                                                                     courage and assist potentially eligible service members in making an in-
                                                                                        formed decision about VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                       Program.
The Atlantic Fleet Career Information Team from Anacostia conducts a mandatory
CARIT brief to all honorably separating military members to receive the necessary       TAP & Pre-Separation Seminar (Retirees)
page 13 required for separation out processing.
                                                                                        Date(s): April 16-20, 2012,
                                                                                        Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Career Options and Navy Skills Evaluation Program (CONSEP)
                                                                                        Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Date(s): April 18-19, 2012
                                                                                        Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
                                                                                        For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                  You must register with your Career Retention Specialist or Unit Transition
Instructor: Command Career Counselors, Transition Assistance Manager &                  Counselor. Bring two copies of DD Form 2648 (Pre-separation counseling
Personal Finance Manager                                                                checklist) completely filled out. Dress is business casual.
To register, call (301) 342-4911.
This program is for the sailor in his/her second term enlistment. It is a lifecycle     E-9 Executive Transition Assistance Program (ETAP)
approach to transition education; a mid-career success workshop. Participants will      Date(s): April 23-27, 2012
be given the opportunity to perform a personal career assessment in order to make       Time: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
decisions about future goals.
                                                                                        Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base,
                                                                                        Quantico
Executive Transition Assistance Program (ETAP)                                          Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
Date(s): May 14-18, 2012                                                                To register, call (703) 784-2511/4963 .
Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.                                                               This seminar is by Invitation Only for E-9’s (E-Invitations will be sent out). If
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                  you do not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please contact the
Instructor: Various                                                                     Career Resource Management Center and you will be placed on the waiting
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                       list (only after invitations have been sent out). Bring two copies of your DD
ETAP is for the retiring E8/E9 and O5 and above. It is a joint venture by the FFSC,     Form 2648 completely filled out. Dress is business casual.
and the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. Topics include skill
assessment, resume writing, interview techniques, salary negotiations, financial        Federal Employment Workshop
considerations, and an overview of veterans benefits.                                   Date(s): May 2, 2012
                                                                                        Time: 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
                      Quantico, Virginia                                                Location: Religious and Family Services
                                                                                        Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
TAP & Pre-Separation Seminar                                                            Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
Date(s): April 2-6, 2012, May 7-11, 2012, & May 21-25, 2012                             To register, call (703) 784-2511/4963 .
Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.                                                               Learn about your competition finding a job, perceptions some employers
Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                      have of military personnel, how to create a plan for your job search and
Instructor: Career Resource Management Center                                           more. Call to register.

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             VETERAN, RETIREMENT & TRANSITION ASSISTANCE (CONTINUED)
Job Search Through Social Media and Networking                                      This workshop will provide attendees with skills and resources to prepare for a
Systems Workshop                                                                    career after leaving the service. Participants will learn techniques and strate-
                                                                                    gies to effectively navigate the job market.
Date(s): May 15, 2012
Time: 0:00 — 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                    Survivor Benefit Plan Workshop
Location: Religious and Family Services Center,
Marine Corp Base, Quantico
                                                                                    Date(s): May 18, 2012
Instructor: Career Resource Management Center                                       Time: 9:00 —11:30 a.m.
To register, call (703) 784-2511/4963 .
                                                                                    Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
This workshop will assist members in navigating through the internet to find        Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
employment. Social media is one of America’s most powerful employment tools         For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963.
but too many opportunities are missed due to lack of social media and network-      Need information on an insurance plan that pays your surviving spouse a
ing systems knowledge. This workshop will provide basic and advanced tech-          monthly payment (annuity) to help make up for the loss of your retirement in-
niques and resources to help you get hired.                                         come? Then this is the workshop for you!

Small Business Administration Workshop (SBA)
Date(s): May 16, 2012                                                                                             Veteran Services
Time: 11:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.                                                                      The Virginia Department of Veteran Services
Location: Chapel Annex, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                        (VDVS) assists veterans, their Families and survivors in
Instructor: Career Resource Management Center
For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963.                                         obtaining state, federal and local benefits to which they
Starting a small business requires an overall plan… selecting a location, decid-         are entitled that they might not otherwise receive. The
ing on a business structure, obtaining necessary licenses and permits. This
class helps.                                                                             Department acts as informed advocates in the prepara-
                                                                                         tion, presentation and processing of claims for benefits
Market Yourself for a Second Career                                                       under the complex laws and regulations administered
Date(s): May 17, 2012
Time: 9:00 — 11:30 a.m.                                                                    by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and other
Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                       federal agencies.
Instructor: Career Resource Management Center                                             Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 784-2511/4963 .
                                                                                            Call (703) 630-2811 for locations and more info.



                                                          FINANCIAL READINESS

                  Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                            Financial Services and Account Management
                                                                                    Date(s): April 10, 2012 & May 8, 2012
Budgeting for Baby & Baby Bundles                                                   Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
Date(s): April 4, 2012                                                              Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                          Instructor: Mr. Ryan Yarnell
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, 9800 Belvoir Road,                      For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
Bldg. 200, Fort Belvoir                                                             Need help deciding where and how to do your banking? This course covers
POC: Ms. Kathy Whatley & Ms. Shadae Stringfield                                     the pros and cons of credit union vs. bank and the services provided by each.
For information, call (703) 805-2781.                                               We will also discuss how to manage, balance, and reconcile your bank ac-
                                                                                    counts.
Learn to care for your baby in the first 6 weeks and prepare financially for your
child’s future.
                                                                                    Developing Your Spending Plan
                                                                                    Date(s): April 12, 2012
                 Fort Meade, Maryland                                               Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Location: Fleet and Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
Dollars & Sense                                                                     POC: Ms. Salome Smalling
Date(s): April 3, 2012 & May 1, 2012                                                For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                Stop and think before you use those credit cards; ask yourself some serious
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade              questions. Call to register for the free class and find out what questions should
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Yarnell                                                        be asked.
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
This course will help you better understand your relationship with money. Topics    Credit Scores & Reports
included are: basic budgeting, financial goals and priorities, saving and invest-   Date(s): April 17, 2012
ing, and managing your credit.                                                      Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.

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                                               FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED)
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                Time: 2:00 —3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Yarnell & Ms. Salome Smalling                                    Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
For information, call (301) 677-5590/9014.                                            Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Who are those “well qualified buyers” that get 1.9% car loans? What can you do        Instructor: Military Family Support Center Staff
to qualify? Understanding your credit is the first step. We’ll give you tips on how   To register, call (202) 433-6151.
to improve and maintain your credit score and report.                                 Learn how much car you can afford, how to research available vehicles and
                                                                                      lenders, and the art of negotiating a fair price.
Consumer Awareness
Date(s): April 26, 2012 & May 10, 2012                                                Credit Management
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                  Date(s): April 5, 2012 & May 3, 2012
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                Time: 2:00 —3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Salome Smalling                                                       Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                       Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Buyers beware! Come out to this free class. Call today to register for this class     Instructor: Military Family Support Center Staff
about being a wise consumer.                                                          To register, call (202) 433-6151.
                                                                                      Participants learn how to establish and maintain good credit and determine a
Home Buying                                                                           safe debt load.
Date(s): April 26, 2012 & May 3, 2012
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                  Developing Your Spending Plan
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center,                                              Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 15, 2012
830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                                                         Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Salome Smalling                                                       Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                       Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Thinking about buying a home? Are you really ready? What do you need to               Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
know before you buy? What programs are available to help you buy? Learn               To register, call (202) 433-6151.
about credit reports, the mortgage process, the appraisal process, and many           Participants will learn to establish financial goals and complete a spending plan
useful tools to become a more educated consumer.                                      using the financial planning worksheet.

ID Theft                                                                              Renting
Date(s): May 15, 2012                                                                 Date(s): April 19, 2012
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                  Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Yarnell & Ms. Salome Smalling                                    Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
For information, call (301) 677-5590/9014.                                            Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Deter, detect, and defend. An identity thief can strike even when you are diligent    To register, call (202) 433-6151.
about protecting your personal information. Find out how to minimize your risks       During this class we will explore your housing options, determine how much
and protect your identity. Discover how to identify if you have become a victim       rent you can afford, and how to locate property and obtain a lease.
and learn the steps to recover your identity.
                                                                                      Command Financial Specialist Training
Credit Management                                                                     Date(s): April 23-27, 2012
Date(s): May 17, 2012                                                                 Time: 8:00 a.m.— 4:00 p.m.
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                  Location: Military & Family Support Center,
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Yarnell & Ms. Salome Smalling                                    Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
For information, call (301) 677-5590/9014.                                            To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Learn how to effectively manage your credit.                                          Initial training for Command Financial Specialists ap-
                                                                                      pointed by their command.
Investment Workshop
Date(s): May 24, 2012                                                                 Million Dollar Service Member
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                  Date(s): April 30-May1, 2012
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                Time: 8:00 a.m. —4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mr. Ryan Yarnell & Ms. Salome Smalling                                    Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
For information, call (301) 677-5590/9014.                                            Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Are you ready to have your money start working for you? Learn the basics of           Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
investing and take the mystery out of how investments can fit into achieving your     To register, call (202) 433-6151.
financial goals.                                                                      Develop good financial habits, learn how to become savvy consumers, and
                                                                                      learn to save and invest to become a future million dollar service member.
    Joint Base Anacostia—Bolling, DC
                                                                                      Home Buying
Car Buying                                                                            Date(s): May 2, 2012
Date(s): April 3, 2012                                                                Time: 2:00 —3:00 p.m.
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                                               FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED)
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-               Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Bolling                                                                                  Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Instructor: Military Family Support Center Staff                                         To register, call (202) 433-6151.
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                        Participants will have assessed their level of gambling and know what re-
Participants will learn to determine what type of home they want, how much they          sources are available to assist with a gambling problem.
can afford, how to choose a real estate agent and mortgage, and how to negoti-
ate and close the deal.                                                                  Money & The Move
                                                                                         Date(s): May 31, 2012
Consumer Awareness                                                                       Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Date(s): May 8, 2012                                                                     Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                     Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,                                     Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                             To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                       Participants should be able to successfully manage changes in their cash flow
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                        due to a relocation.
Identify and protect yourself from misleading and fraudulent consumer practices.
                                                                                                     JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia
Paying for College
Date(s): May 9 2012                                                                      Baby Bundles
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                     Date(s): April 13, 2012
Location: Military & Family Support Center,                                              Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                    Location: Community Activities Center, Bldg 405,
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                       Fort Myer
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                        Instructor: Mr. Leonard Toyer, Ms. Heather Taylor &
Participants explore the cost of college, military benefits, financial aid, and schol-   Ms. Karen Holmes
arships, saving for college and tax benefits.                                            To register, call (703) 696-3510.
                                                                                         New and expectant parents will learn to prepare themselves and their finances
Thrift Savings Plan                                                                      for the responsibilities of parenthood. The layette program is sponsored by
Date(s): May 10, 2012                                                                    Army Officer’s Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area (AOWCGWA).
                                                                                         Class size is limited, call early to pre-register.
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                                   Fort Myer Financial Readiness Program
                                                                                             Classes offered include
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                                     Retirement Planning
Participants will be able to explain the benefits of participation, enroll in TSP and                 Buying a Foreclosed Home
successfully manage their TSP investments.                                                            Remedial Check Writing
                                                                                                      Living Wills and Trusts
Command Financial Specialist Refresher
Date(s): May 14, 2012
                                                                                                      Personal Financial Readiness
Time: 8:00 — 4:00 p.m.                                                                                Understanding Your Credit
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-                            The Wise Consumer
Bolling                                                                                               Banking and Financial Services
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                                    First Termers Money Management
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                             All Classes Require Pre-registration
Training and updates for trained Command Financial Specialists.
                                                                                           Call (703) 696-0163 for more information and to pre-register.
Financial Planning for Deployment
Date(s): May 29, 2012                                                                        JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                         For more information on classes visit www.mccshh.com/Finance.html.
Location: Military & Family Support Center,
Bldg 72, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                    Consumer Awareness: Best Personal Practices vs. Frauds,
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                       Scams, and Unwise Purchases
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                        Date(s): April 12, 2012
Participants will learn how to effectively manage their finances during a                Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
deployment.                                                                              Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall
                                                                                         Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff
Gambling Awareness                                                                       To register, call (703) 614-6950.
Date(s): May 30, 2012                                                                    Focuses on helping Marines become alert, savvy consumers by recognizing
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                     and advertising techniques that target consumers, and learning to detect, deter,
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,                                     and defend against consumer fraud and predatory practices. Registration
                                                                                         required.
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                                             FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED)
Fundamentals of Planning for Retirement from the Military                            Investing: Basics of Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, TSP &
Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 29, 2012                                               Compound Interest
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                         Date(s): May 22, 2012
Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall                              Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff             Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall
To register, call (703) 614-6950.                                                    Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff
This class provides an overview of five elements of retirement planning to in-       To register, call (703) 614-6950.
clude “High 3 vs. CBS/REDUX” and SBP. A second objective is to acquaint              This class highlights the difference between index mutual funds and actively
attendees with the integrated financial planning process and to provide them         managed funds, includes the use of free database tools to find high performing
examples of financial plans they might reasonably develop with the assistance of     actively managed funds, and provides an overview of the “stock valuation”
a professional financial planner. Registration required.                             process. Registration required.

Personal Financial Management &                                                      Begin Confident Investing in Index Mutual Funds
Financial Planning                                                                   Date(s): May 24, 2012
Date(s): April 19, 2012 & May 31, 2012                                               Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                         Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall
Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Hender-                                     Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff
son Hall                                                                             To register, call (703) 614-6950.
Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff             This class focus is intended for persons who know they need to invest money
To register, call (703) 614-6950.                                                    in the “stock market” but do not want to have to become highly knowledgeable
Learn to set and evaluate your financial goals and objectives. The class in-         to begin investing in a prudent manner. Registration required.
cludes related faces of personal financial management; identifying needs vs.
wants, fixed and variable expenses and discretionary expenses. Registration
required.                                                                                        Patuxent River, Maryland
Personal Credit: Credit Worthiness, Reports, Scores,                                 Planning For Retirement
and Management                                                                       Date(s): April 4, 2012
Date(s): April 24, 2012                                                              Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m.
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                         Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall                              Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff             For more information, call (301) 342-4911.
To register, call (703) 614-6950.                                                    This interactive program introduces class participants to the basic concepts of
                                                                                     retirement planning; including the military retirement pay plans, Thrift Savings
Learn about the credit system, credit reports, credit scores, debt management
                                                                                     Plan (TSP) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
and consumer rights. Learn how to improve your credit score and how to dig out
of a deep debt situation. Registration required.
                                                                                     Banking and Financial Services
Strategies for Buying a Car                                                          Date(s): April 17, 2012
Date(s): May 1, 2012                                                                 Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m.
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                         Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204,                                             Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
Henderson Hall                                                                       For more information, call (301) 342-4911.
Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff             This 60 minute interactive program will provide participants with an understand-
To register, call (703) 614-6950.                                                    ing of personal banking and financial services. Upon completion of this class,
                                                                                     participants will be able to select a financial institution to meet their needs,
This class includes negotiations with the sales force, the purchase decision, and
                                                                                     reconcile a financial statement, and identify the main consequences of poor
cost-related contents of the purchase contract. Class also includes the relative
                                                                                     account management.
advantages and disadvantages of buying new, used or leasing. Registration
required.
                                                                                     Paying for College
Home Buying and Mortgages                                                            Date(s): April 25, 2012
Date(s): May 3, 2012                                                                 Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m.
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.                                                         Location: Fleet & Family Support Center,
Location: Bldg 29, Check—in at Room 204, Henderson Hall                              Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River
Instructor: Marine & Family Services Personal Financial Management Staff             Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
To register, call (703) 614-6950.                                                    For more information, call (301) 342-4911.
                                                                                     Have you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
Learn the home buying process; deciding to buy or rent, deciding on what you
                                                                                     Now what? This session we will discuss the different types of financial aid
can afford, working with an agent, qualifying and applying for a mortgate, negoti-
                                                                                     available to you and your children.
ating a price and closing the purchase. Registration required.


             APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
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                                              FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED)
Car Buying                                                                          Retirement Planning
Date(s): May 16, 2012                                                               Date(s): April 24, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.                                                         Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center,                                            Location: Voluntary Learning Center, 3088 Roan Street,
Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River                                                       Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff                                     Instructor: Personal Finance Management
For more information, call (301) 342-4911.                                          For more information, call (703) 784-2650.
Looking for a car? Don’t get taken for a ride! Learn all the important do’s and     This class is designed to provide skills and knowledge so the military member
don’ts BEFORE you step onto the car lot. Topics include trade-ins, financing,       can estimate their retirement needs and make informed decisions in reference
high-pressure sales tactics, and tricks to watch out for.                           to their plans.
Home Buying                                                                         Thrift Savings Plan
Date(s): May 23, 2012                                                               Date(s): May 3, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m. —12:30 p.m.                                                        Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River              Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base, Quanti-
Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff                                     coInstructor: Personal Finance Management
For more information, call (301) 342-4911.                                          For more information, call (703) 784-2650.
If you are thinking of buying a home now or in the near future-learn some very      This is a federal government sponsored retirement savings and investment
important aspects of the purchase process such as selecting the right Realtor/      plan. The retirement income you receive from TSP depends on the amount
Lender & understanding the jargon.                                                  you contribute to your account during your working years and earnings on
                                                                                    these contributions.
Art of Money Management
Date(s): May 30, 2012                                                               Financial Planning For Your Move
Time: 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.                                                         Date(s): May 8, 18, 2012
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090, NAS Patuxent River              Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff                                     Location: Voluntary Learning Center, 3088 Roan Street,
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                   Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Do you want to get control of your financial life? This single-session workshop     Instructor: Personal Finance Management
can help you develop a realistic spending plan. With this spending plan in place,   For more information, call (703) 784-2650.
you’ll be on your way to paying your bills on time and achieving your short and     This class reviews how to plan your move, reduce stress, and save money.
long-term financial goals.
                                                                                    Funding Educational Cost
                     Quantico, Virginia                                             Date(s): May 17, 2012
Consumer Awareness                                                                  Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Date(s): April 3, 2012                                                              Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.                                                         Instructor: Personal Finance Management
Location: Voluntary Learning Center, 3088 Roan Street,                              For more information, call (703) 784-2650.
Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                                          How do I pay for my education or my child’s education? What options are
Instructor: Personal Finance Management                                             available? Participants will gain information to help them address these ques-
For more information, call (703) 784-2650.                                          tions.
This class is designed to focus on basic steps every consumer should take to
ensure they get the most for their money.                                           Credit and Debt Management
                                                                                    Date(s): May 22, 2012
Car Buying                                                                          Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 31, 2012                                              Location: Voluntary Learning Center, 3088 Roan Street,
Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.                                                         Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico-         Instructor: Personal Finance Management
Instructor: Personal Finance Management                                             For more information, call (703) 784-2650.
For more information, call (703) 784-2650.                                          Review techniques and behaviors to establish and maintain good credit and
Purchasing a vehicle is a large investment that can impact your short and long      avoid excessive debt.
term financial status. Come to this class and learn to develop skills and strate-
gies to make wise car buying choices.                                                      Walter Reed National Military
Banking and Financial Services                                                             Medical Center (WRNMMC),
Date(s): April 17, 2012                                                                        Bethesda, Maryland
Time: 11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Location: Voluntary Learning Center, 3088 Roan Street,                              Renting
Marine Corp Base, Quantico                                                          Date(s): April 12, 2012
Instructor: Personal Finance Management                                             Time: 10:00 —11:00 a.m.
For more information, call (703) 784-2650.                                          Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Room 8, Bethesda, MD
Not sure which financial institution will serve your needs? Learn how to evaluate   Instructor: Mr. Brian Pampuro
them and decide which institution best meets your requirements.
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                                               FINANCIAL READINESS (CONTINUED)
For more information, call (301) 400-2414.                                              Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Room 8, Bethesda, MD
Trying to figure out buying vs. renting? Participants of this class will learn how to   Instructor: Mr. Lee Acker
determine what you can afford, how to pick good roommates, obtaining a lease            For more information, call (301) 295-5081.
and how to protect your personal property with insurance.                               Learn details about the TSP for federal employees. How to set it up, how to
                                                                                        make an investment selection, and how to manage it.
Car Buying
Date(s): April 18, 2012                                                                 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP): Military Members
Time: 10:00 —11:30 a.m.                                                                 Date(s): May 30, 2012
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Room 8, Bethesda, MD                  Time: 1:00 —2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mr. Dan O’Shea & Mr. Lee Acker                                              Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Room 8, Bethesda, MD
For more information, call (301) 295-5081.                                              Instructor: Mr. Lee Acker
This class will help you avoid the tricks and traps of today’s car buying maze,         For more information, call (301) 295-5081.
and learn how to research, shop, negotiate and finalize a car deal that is right for    Active duty military will learn details about the TSP. How to set it up, how to
you.                                                                                    make an investment selection, and how to manage it.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP): Federal Employees
Date(s): May 30, 2012
Time: 10:00 —11:30 a.m.

                                                        EMPLOYMENT READINESS
                                                                                         POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree
                    Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                               To register, call (703) 805-4590.
                                                                                         Gives employment readiness clients the opportunity to meet one on one with
Employment Readiness Orientation                                                         these placement agencies. You must have an appointment. Call for appoint-
Date(s): Every Tuesday                                                                   ment and more info.
Time: 12:45—2:30p.m.
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200,                                              Job Fair
9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir                                                          Date(s): April 25, 2012
POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree                                                                  Time: 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 805-4590.                                                        Location: Community Center, 1200 Taylor Rd., Fort Belvoir
Provides information and assistance in acquiring employment in the area. Speak-          POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree
ers include representatives from Appropriated Funds and Non-appropriated funds.          To register, call (703) 805-4590.
Topics include, spousal preference, veteran preference and general information           This job fair is open to service members and their spouses. Make sure to
regarding employment in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area. Please              have copies of your resume with you.
bring your military ID card and 3 copies of your resume.
                                                                                                         Fort Meade, Maryland
ABC’s of Federal Employment & Federal Resume Preparation
Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 10, 2012                                                   Resume Writing
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                               Date(s): April 3, 2012 & May 1, 2012
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir              Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree                                                                  Location: Fleet and Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.,
To register, call (703) 805-4590.                                                        Fort Meade
Provides information and instruction on writing a federal resume as well as useful       POC: Ms. Julie Yates
information regarding seeking employment in the federal government.
                                                                                         For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
                                                                                         This workshop will provide tips on winning resume styles, the importance of
ADECCO Recruiting                                                                        cover letters and tips on following up on your resume. Call to register.
Date(s): April 16, 2012 & May 21, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                               Federal Employment
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir              Date(s): April 10, 2012 & May 15, 2012
POC: Ms. Laureen Dupree                                                                  Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
To register, call (703) 805-4590.                                                        Location: Fleet and Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.,
Gives employment readiness clients the opportunity to meet one on one with               Fort Meade
these placement agencies. You must have an appointment. Call for appointment             POC: Ms. Julie Yates
and more info.                                                                           For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
                                                                                         This free workshop is designed to teach the basics of federal employment
Kelly Recruiting                                                                         system. Call to register.
Date(s): April 19, 2012 & May 17, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                               Career Exploration
Location: Army Community Service, Bldg 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir              Date(s): April 17, 2012

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Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.                                                         Resume Writing Workshop
Location: Fleet and Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.,                        Date(s): April 19, 25, 2012 & May 3, 8, 17, 2012
Fort Meade                                                                           Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.
POC: Ms. Julie Yates                                                                 Date(s): April 10, 2012
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                      Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.
Using various assessment tools and techniques, learn about your personality          Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
preferences, values, and interests and how to use them for achieving personal        Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
and professional success. Call to register.                                          Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
                                                                                     To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Military Spouse Job Fair                                                             Learn skills to construct a resume and cover letter, and tailor your resume to
Date(s): May 9, 2012                                                                 your needs.
Time: 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Location: McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave., Fort Meade                    Myers Briggs Type Indicator & Job Search
POC: Ms. Julie Yates                                                                 Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 10, 24, 2012
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                      Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.
Please call for more information. Make sure to have copies of your resume on         Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
hand.                                                                                Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
                                                                                     Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Job Search Strategies                                                                To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Date(s): May 22, 2012                                                                Discuss the uses of career assessment instruments and methods for learning
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.                                                         about the education and training requirements, job conditions, and occupa-
Location: Fleet and Family Support Center,                                           tional outlook of different careers and industries. You must speak to the in-
830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade                                                        structor prior to attending this course.
POC: Ms. Julie Yates
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                      Interviewing Techniques
In this workshop, learn techniques to help you succeed in your job search as well    Date(s): May 23, 2012
as the tools for networking and negotiating job offers. Call to register.            Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 10, 2012
     Joint Base Anacostia—Bolling, DC                                                Time: 1:00 — 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                     Location: Bolling Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Applying For a Federal Job                                                           Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Date(s): April 5, 11, 14, 27, 2012 & May 9, 25, 2012                                 To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m. & 1:00—3:00 p.m. (May 25th)                              Learn the skill of mastering a job interview and selling yourself. Discuss your
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,                                 weaknesses and strengths during the process.
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                   Networking for Military Spouses
To register, call (202) 433-6151.                                                    Date(s): April 26, 2012 & May 7, 2012
Understand the federal employment process, researching jobs, completing the          Time: 1:00 —3:00 p.m.
application, and applying for the job.                                               Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
                                                                                     Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Job Search Strategies & Networking                                                   Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Date(s): April 9, 17, 2012 & May 7, 2012                                             To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Time: 9:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.                                                          Discuss the uses of career assessment instruments and methods for learning
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,                                 about the education and training requirements, job conditions, and occupa-
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                         tional outlook of different careers and industries. You must speak to the in-
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff                                   structor prior to attending this course.
To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Let our professionals help you with your job searches, resume writing, interview-                Patuxent River, Maryland
ing skills and more! We’re here to help you land a job that’s right for you. Make
your appointment today.
                                                                                     How to Work A Job Fair
                                                                                     Date(s): April 3, 2012
Exploring Franchise Ownership Webinar
                                                                                     Time: 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Date(s): April 9, 2012 & May 14, 2012
                                                                                     Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 3090, NAS Patuxent River
Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Instructor: Ms. Tammy Smith
Location: Home, Workstation Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
                                                                                     To register, call (301) 342-4911.
                                                                                     Intimidated by the cattle call we all know as the JOB FAIR. Learn how to
Instructor: Various                                                                  navigate and maximize the job fair experience. Create your own 30 second
To register, call (800) 818-9929.                                                    commercial. Learn about the do’s and don’ts and how to make a lasting im-
This program is a webinar. Interested individuals can call the above number and      pression to stay ahead of the game.
complete this program at their workstations, home or join us at Bldg 13, Military
Family Support Center.
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                                         EMPLOYMENT READINESS (CONTINUED)
Resume Writing                                                                    Job Fair Success Strategies
Date(s): April 16, 2012                                                           Date(s): April 3, 2012
Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.                                                              Time: 9:00—10:00 a.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 3090, NAS Patuxent River            Location: Voluntary Education Center (February 28th), & Religious and Fam-
Instructor: Ms. Tammy Smith                                                       ily Services Center (March 6th), Marine Corp Base, Quantico
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                 Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
This program offers many different trends and techniques for writing the best     To register, call (703) 784-3232.
resume possible. Don’t get passed over because your resume lacks keywords         Learn how attending a job fair can jump start your job search and how to stand
or isn’t in the preferred format. Seating is limited.                             out among the masses. Job fairs can put your resume into a potential em-
                                                                                  ployer’s hand.
Job Zone Job Fair
Date(s): April 17, 2012
                                                                                  Local Employment Workshop
Time: Call for times                                                              Date(s): April 5, 19, 26, 2012 & May 3, 17, 31, 2012
Location: Pax River Naval Air Museum,                                             Time: 8:30—9:30 a.m.
NAS Patuxent River                                                                Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Instructor: Ms. Tammy Smith                                                       Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                 To register, call (703) 784-3232.
Please call for more information.                                                 Focuses on local area employment opportunities, contacts and job search
                                                                                  techniques. This workshop is open to active duty, retirees, Family members
                                                                                  and DoD personnel.
Myers Briggs
Date(s): April 30, 2012                                                           Building Better Resumes
Time: 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.                                                      Date(s): April 10, 24, 2012 & May 8, 15, 2012
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 3090, NAS Patuxent River            Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Ms. Tammy Smith                                                       Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                 Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a widely used instrument designed to help   To register, call (703) 784-3232.
you have increased insight into yourself and others. MBTI is useful for self-     Given that you have less than two minutes to attract an employer’s attention
awareness, career interest, relationships and leadership. This workshop will      and convince them to interview you, it is critical that your resume be clear,
also help you re-evaluate how you behave and interact with others.                focused, and targeted to the job. Optimize your chances of success by learn-
                                                                                  ing how to write a resume that avoids common mistakes.
Interview Techniques
Date(s): May 24, 2012                                                             Employment Video Viewing
Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.                                                              Date(s): April 12, 26, 2012 & May 10, 24, 2012
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 3090, NAS Patuxent River            Time: 1:30—2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Tammy Smith                                                       Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                 Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
Prepare for your upcoming job interview by practicing personal presentation       To register, call (703) 784-3232.
skills such as answering common interview questions, writing follow—up and        There will be videos that are designed to strengthen your job skills, covering a
thank you letters, and negotiating job offers.                                    wide range of employment related topics.

10 Steps to a Federal Job                                                         Local Employment Workshop
Date(s): May 21, 2012                                                             Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 10, 24, 2012
Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.                                                              Time: 8:30—9:30 a.m.
Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 3090, NAS Patuxent River            Location: Religious and Family Services Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Instructor: Ms. Tammy Smith                                                       Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
To register, call (301) 342-4911.                                                 To register, call (703) 784-3232.
Learn how to navigate the federal job system.                                     Focuses on local area employment opportunities, contacts and job search
                                                                                  techniques. This workshop is open to active duty, retirees, Family members
                     Quantico, Virginia                                           and DoD personnel.

Spouse Career Day                                                                 Acing The Interview
Date(s): April 2, 2012 & May 7, 2012                                              Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 22, 2012
Time: 9:00—11:00 a.m.                                                             Time: 8:30—10:30 a.m.
Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                  Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base,
Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program                           Quantico
To register, call (703) 784-3232.                                                 Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
This program offers two great workshops—College 101, Scholarship Programs         To register, call (703) 784-3232.
and assistance with spousal employment. Space is limited so reserve your spot     So many questions to answer. What should you wear? What types of ques-
now!                                                                              tions should you expect? Prepare for that upcoming job interview by practicing
                                                                                  personal presentation skills such as answering common interview questions,
                                                                                  writing follow-up and thank you letters, and negotiating job offers.
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                                           EMPLOYMENT READINESS (CONTINUED)
Spouse Career Networking                                                          Hiring Session
Date(s): April 25, 2012 & May 30, 2012                                            Date(s): April 27, 2012 & May 25, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.                                                        Time: 12:30—1:30 p.m.
Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico                  Location: Voluntary Education Center, Marine Corp Base, Quantico
Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program                           Instructor: Family Member Employment Assistance Program
To register, call (703) 784-3232.                                                 To register, call (703) 784-3232.
A monthly meeting for spouses and Family members to greet each other, learn       This is a great opportunity for military spouses and Family members to partici-
and share information on networking. Registration required.                       pate in staffing agency on-site interviews. Bring your resume! Some of the
                                                                                  occupational fields will be administrative/clerical, construction, executive/
                                                                                  managerial, general labor, banking, marketing/sales, and many more.


               DEPLOYMENT & FAMILY READINESS GROUP (FRG) TRAINING
                                                                                  Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
                 Fort Meade, Maryland                                             To register, call (202) 767-0450.
Pre-Deployment Brief                                                              Information for those returning from a deployment. Spouses are highly encour-
                                                                                  aged to attend.
Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 3, 2012
Time: 9:00 — 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                  Family Readiness Group Training
Location: Fleet and Family Support Center,
830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade
                                                                                  Date(s): April 19, & 20, 2012
POC: Ms. Karol Yox                                                                Time: 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                   Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
                                                                                  Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Pre-deployment brief of IA’s and their Families. Please call to register.
                                                                                  Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Spouse Meet & Greet                                                               To register, call (202) 433-6151.
                                                                                  The FRG provides social, information, and morale building activities to enhance
Date(s): April 19, 2012 & May 3, 2012                                             Family readiness.
Time: 10:00 — 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fleet and Family Support Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., Fort Meade          Ombudsman /Key Spouse Assembly with
POC: Ms. Karol Yox
                                                                                  Advanced Training
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
This event is open to new spouses to the navy, military life and Fort Meade.
                                                                                  Date(s): April 21, 2012
Please call to register.                                                          Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
                                                                                  Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
Hearts Apart                                                                      Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Date(s): April 25, 2012 & May 5, 2012                                             Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Time: 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.                                     To register, call (202) 404-1640.
                                                                                  Advanced training for current Ombudsman and key spouses.
Location: Fire House, Fort Meade & Castle Park, Fort Belvoir
POC: Ms. Karol Yox
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.                                   Ombudsman / Key Spouse Basic Training
April’s meeting will be a tour of the Fire House on Ft. Meade, 6619 Mapes Road.
May’s event is a joint services program “Deployed Family Fun Day”. That event
                                                                                  Date(s): May 11-13, 2012
is held at Ft. Belvoir. Please call for more information.                         Time: 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                  Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
    Joint Base Anacostia—Bolling, DC                                              Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
                                                                                  Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Pre-Deployment Briefing                                                           To register, call (202) 433-6151.
Date(s): Every Tuesday                                                            The spouse volunteers serve as links between spouses and families of de-
Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                       ployed service members, unit commanders and first sergeants, and other com-
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,                              munity services and off-base agencies. The integration of the Ombudsman
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling                                                      and Key Spouse programs are Joint Base specific. All newly appointed om-
                                                                                  budsman/key spouses must complete this three day training.
Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
To register, call (202) 767-0450.
Information on preparing for deployment. Spouses are highly encouraged to                   JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia
attend.

Reintegration (Return & Reunion)
Date(s): Every Tuesday                                                                                  Hearts Apart Support Group—see pg. 27
Time: 2:00—3:00 p.m.
Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 13,
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
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   DEPLOYMENT & FAMILY READINESS GROUP (FRG) TRAINING (CONTINUED)
                                                                                      This training is for the Family Readiness Officers and covers all aspects of the
     JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia                                                  eMarine technology, design, and implementation. This 2 hour session is to
                                                                                      introduce and sustain FRO knowledge of the programs components in accor-
                                                                                      dance with UPFRP requirements.
Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistant
Training
Date(s): April 6, 2012 & May 11, 2012
                                                                                                  Patuxent River, Maryland
Time: 12:00—4:00 p.m.
Date(s): April 19, 2012 & May 17, 2012                                                Individual Augmentee (IA) Indoctrination
Time: 5:30—8:30 p.m.                                                                  Date(s): April 2-6, 2012 & April 30-May 4, 2012
Location: Bldg 29, Room 100, Henderson Hall                                           Time: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Renee Lilley                                                          Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090,
To register, call (703) 693-1253.                                                     NAS Patuxent River
This volunteer training is for spouses, parents and extended Family members           Instructor: Ms. Alexandria Hoffman
appointed to the role of Family Readiness Advisor for the unit. This training         To register, call (301) 342-4911.
covers all aspects of the advisors role on the command team and expectations in       Individuals that have been selected for Individual Augmentee are strongly en-
the unit Family readiness program. Family readiness assistant training is re-         couraged to report to FFSC on TAD orders for this week long process. Various
quired prior to this course. These are one hour required trainings for appointed      presenters will take care of all your IA needs through this one stop shop. Pre-
volunteers.                                                                           registration is required the Friday prior to the class start date.

Family Readiness Officer Training                                                     Ombudsman Assembly
Date(s): April 10, 2012 & May 8, 2012                                                 Date(s): April 3, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. &                                                           Time: 6:00—7:30 p.m.
Location: Bldg 29, Room 100, Henderson Hall                                           Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090,
Instructor: Ms. Renee Lilley                                                          NAS Patuxent River
To register, call (703) 693-1253.                                                     Instructor: Ms. Alexandria Hoffman
Training for all civilian, active duty, and deputy Family readiness officers as-      To register, call (301) 342-4911.
signed and appointed to the unit. This training covers the command team and           The assembly allows Ombudsmen to stay in touch with each other and to share
layout of the unit Family Readiness Program, funding administration, volunteer        personal lessons that they have learned from past experiences. The Assembly
management, and readiness and deployment support as well as local resources.          exists to support the local, appointed command ombudsmen. All command
This is a 6 hour required training.                                                   ombudsmen should attend to represent their commands and Families’ inter-
                                                                                      ests.
Command Team Training
Date(s): April 24, 2012 & May 22, 2012                                                Individual Augmentee (IA) Spouse Brief
Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                            Date(s): April 4, 2012 & May 2, 2012
Location: Bldg 29, Room 100, Henderson Hall                                           Time: 12:30—4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Renee Lilley                                                          Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090,
                                                                                      NAS Patuxent River
To register, call (703) 693-1253.
This training covers all aspects of the command team and the unit Family readi-
                                                                                      Instructor: Ms. Alexandria Hoffman
ness program. This is a 4 hour long required training for all members of the          To register, call (301) 342-4911.
UPFRP Command Team.                                                                   Spouses are encouraged to attend on Wednesday to hear recently returned
                                                                                      IA’s experiences. Important information for Family support issues.
CO/Senior Enlisted Spouse Training
Date(s): April 27, 2012 & May 25, 2012                                                Return & Reunion
Time: 12:00—4:00 p.m.                                                                 Date(s): May 22, 2012
Location: Bldg 29, Room 100, Henderson Hall                                           Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ms. Renee Lilley                                                          Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg 2090,
                                                                                      NAS Patuxent River
To register, call (703) 693-1253.
This volunteer training is for spouses, appointed to the role of Command Team
                                                                                      Instructor: Ms. Alexandria Hoffman
Advisor for the unit. This training covers all aspects of the advisors role on the    To register, call (301) 342-4911.
command team and expectations in the unit Family Readiness Program. Family            This program is designed to facilitate a smooth transition for military personnel
readiness assistant training is required prior to this course. This is an hour long   from the combat environment to Family, community and workplace. Spouses
required training for appointed volunteers.                                           are encouraged to attend.

eMarine Assistance (FROs Only)                                                                                         1-800-342-9647
Date(s): May 29, 2012                                                                                                   Resources & Help for
Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.                                                                                                     Military Members,
Location: Bldg 29, Room 100, Henderson Hall
                                                                                                                         Spouses & Families
Instructor: Ms. Renee Lilley
To register, call (703) 693-1253.                                                                www.militaryonesource.com

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                                                              SUPPORT GROUPS
                                                                                    MPWP is a newly formed self-help support group that provides single parents
                   Fort Belvoir, Virginia                                           and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-
                                                                                    confidence and sensitivity towards others; by offering an environment for
Single Parent Support Group                                                         support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. Military single
Date(s): Thrid (3rd) Tuesday of each month                                          parents are defined as dual-military with a deployed spous, divorced, never
Time: 5:30 — 7:30 p.m.                                                              married, legally/geographically separated, widowed, custodial/non-custodial
Location: Army Community Service, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200,                     male and female parents; who are active duty, retired, civilian, and contractor
Fort Belvoir                                                                        assigned o the 779th wing at JBA. The goals is to include all wings and other
POC: Relocation Program                                                             bases.
To register, call (703) 805-5058.
Single parents come together to discuss and share resources about the chal-
                                                                                              JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia
lenges of being a single, working parent.
                                                                                    Hearts Apart Support Group Meeting
Hearts Apart Support Group Meeting                                                  Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 10, 2012
Date(s): Third (3rd) Thursday of each month                                         Time: 5:00—7:00 p.m.
Time: 6:00—8:00 p.m.                                                                Location: American Legion, Post 139,
Location: Army Community Service, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200,                     3445 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Fort Belvoir                                                                        POC: Relocation Program
POC: Relocation Program                                                             To register, call (202) 767-0450.
To register, call (703) 805-5058.                                                   This is a joint services networking group for Families whose sponsor is serv-
                                                                                    ing away from home on deployment, unaccompanied tour, or extended TDY/
Spouses whose sponsor is deployed, geographically separated, on an unaccom-
                                                                                    TCS. Registration required.
panied tour or extended TDY, are invited to participate in the program.

                 Fort Meade, Maryland                                               S.P.I.N.—Single Parents Into Networking
                                                                                    Date(s): May 10, 2012
New Mom Support Group                                                               Time: 12:00 — 1:00 p.m.
Date(s): Every Thursday                                                             Location: Memorial Chapel Choir Room, Fort Myer
Time: 1:00—2:00 p.m.                                                                POC: Ms. Karen Holmes
Location: Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, Fort Meade                             To register, call (703) 696-3512.
Instructor: Ms. Linda Heymsfield or Dr. Denise Hamlin-Glover                        ACS Family Advocacy, in partnership with the JBM-HH Chaplains, offers this
To register, call (301) 677-4552.                                                   lunchtime group for single parents to help find resources and support about
Support Group for new moms. Children up to 18 months are welcome.                   single parenting. This month participants will discuss anger management for
                                                                                    parents and children. A free book will be given to those in attendance.
                                                                                    Please register no later than May 7th.
Hearts Apart
Date(s): April 25, 2012 & May 5, 2012
                                                                                    Grow What You Sow: A Parent Helping Parent Event
Time: 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Date(s): April 23, 2012
Location: Fire House, Fort Meade & Castle Park, Fort Belvoir
                                                                                    Time: 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
POC: Ms. Karol Yox
                                                                                    Location: Community Activities Center, Bldg 405, Fort Myer
For information, call (301) 677-9014/9017/9018.
April’s meeting will be a tour of the Fire House on Ft. Meade, 6619 Mapes Road.
                                                                                    Instructor: Ms. Karen Holmes
May’s event is a joint services program “Deployed Family Fun Day”. That event is    For information and to register, call (703) 696-3512.
held at Ft. Belvoir. Please call for more information.                              Parents and children ages 1-6 will learn about managing anger through play,
                                                                                    story time, songs and seed planting activities.
     Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
                                                                                       JBM-HH Henderson Hall, Virginia
Hearts Apart Support Group Meeting
Date(s): April 12, 2012 & May 10, 2012                                              Women’s Lunch Group
Time: 5:00—7:00 p.m.                                                                Date(s): Call for details!
Location: American Legion, Post 139,                                                Time: 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
3445 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201                                          Location: Marine & Family Services, Bldg
POC: Relocation Program                                                             12, Henderson Hall
To register, call (202) 767-0450.                                                   POC: Ms. Nancy Tran
This is a joint services networking group for Families whose sponsor is serving     To register, call (703) 614-7204.
away from home on deployment, unaccompanied tour, or extended TDY/TCS.              Join us for a “brown bag lunch” to learn about
Registration required.                                                              and discuss the women’s group currently being
                                                                                    formed. Some topics of discussion for the
        Joint Base Andrews, Maryland                                                group include self-esteem and self advocacy,
                                                                                    healthy relationships, relationship safety, sepa-
Military Parents Without Partners (MPWP)                                            ration and divorce, stress management, do-
Date(s): Call for dates, time and location                                          mestic violence and reporting options for sex-
POC: Ms. Krishonda Camacho & Ms. Joyce Cravin                                       ual assault and domestic violence.
For more information, call (240) 565-8975 / (240) 857-9680.
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                                                   SUPPORT GROUPS (CONTINUED)

                    Quantico, Virginia                                                   Walter Reed National Military
WAKE– Women’s Awareness Knowledge and Education                                          Medical Center (WRNMMC),
Date(s): Monday’s—ongoing open group                                                         Bethesda, Maryland
Time: 5:00—7:00 p.m.
Location: Voluntary Education Center, Classroom 8, 3089 Roan St., Marine          Family Care Club
Corp Base, Quantico
                                                                                  Date(s): Every Tuesday
POC: Ms. Anna Barton & Ms. DeDe Wallace
                                                                                  Time: 2:00 —3:15 p.m.
To register, call (703) 784-2570.
                                                                                  Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg.11, Room 158, Bethesda, MD
WAKE is a support and educational group designed for the specific needs of
women, both active duty and Family members, who have experienced conflict         Instructor: Fleet & Family Support Center Staff
in intimate relationships. WAKE is led by professional, experienced Victim        To register, call (240) 620-8834 or (301) 400-2406.
Advocates in a supportive, respectful environment. You will reflect, learn, and   This is an informal weekly gathering for friends and Family caregivers of
be strengthened and encouraged by the information shared.                         Wounded III and injured service members from all military branches. No regis-
                                                                                  tration required.
Mom’s Support Group
Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 15, 2012
Time: 10:00—11:30 a.m.
Location: New Parent Support Program Activity Room, Little Hall, Quantico                     April is...
POC: Ms. Glenda Mitchell
To register, call (703) 784-4248.
Support group for moms of children up to age 6. Come share the joys and
challenges of raising young children.




                                                                                               Month of the Military Child




                                                                                                       EFMP Resources


                                                                                                          Online Classes
                                                                                                        Exceptional Parent
                                                                                                            Magazine
                                                                                                          Respite Care


                                                                                                        Contact your local
                                                                                                         EFMP Manager




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                            EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP)
                                                                                     setting up an informational display at the Fun Fair. Autism, EFMP and other
                 Fort Meade, Maryland                                                special needs nformation will be available along with fun, kid-friendly snacks.
EFMP Play Group
                                                                                     How Can Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Help Your Child
Date(s): First (1st) and third (3rd) Thursdays of each month
                                                                                     Date(s): May 9, 2012
Time: 9:30—11:30 a.m.
                                                                                     Time: 6:00—8:00 p.m.
Location: CYSS Youth Center Gym, 909 Ernie Pyle St., Fort Meade
                                                                                     Location: Fort Meade Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.,
Facilitator: Ms. Joi Barnes                                                          Fort Meade
To register, call (301) 677-4473.                                                    Facilitator: Ms. Joi Barnes
Come meet other EFMP-enrolled Families! If you have an EFMP enrolled
child, ages birth to five, this sensory friendly play group might be for you! Lim-
                                                                                     To register, call (301) 677-4473.
                                                                                     Guest speakers will be Mr. Nicholas Chappell, MS, BCBA & Ms. Diana Wolf, MA,
ited to the first 15 people (including parents and children). Register by calling
                                                                                     BCBA. Topics will include addressing behavior problems, tackling picky eater
no later than the Tuesday before each play group.
                                                                                     issues, and helping your child communicate.
EFMP Respite Care
Date(s): April 11, 2012
                                                                                          Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
Time: 6:00—8:00 p.m.                                                                 USAF Exceptional Family Member Program and Special
Location: Fort Meade Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave.,                  Needs Identification & Assignment Coordination
Fort Meade
                                                                                     Date(s): Daily Monday through Friday
Facilitator: Ms. Caraline Someck
                                                                                     Time: 7:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
To register, call (301) 677-4122.
What is EFMP respite care? Do I qualify for it? How can I use my hours?
                                                                                     Location: Bldg. 17, Room 102,
                                                                                     Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Who will actually look after my Family member? Get answers to your questions
and learn the process. Representatives from each branch of the service will be       POC: Ms. Ruth Jones
on hand to answer your questions.                                                    For more information, call (202) 404-6551.
                                                                                     The EMFP and SNIAC are two separate yet related functions working together to
EFMP Bowling                                                                         enhance the quality of life for Air Force Families. The programs support and
                                                                                     identify active duty sponsors who have EFM’s with special educational or medi-
Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 15, 2012                                               cal needs.
Time: 5:30—7:00 p.m.
Location: The Lanes at Fort Meade Bowling Center                                     How To Organize Health Records for Your EFM
POC: Ms. Anita Hendrix                                                               Date(s): May 9, 2012
To register, call (301) 677-4779                                                     Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.
Check out how we have improved our bowling events for 2012! Free buffet
food and give aways! EFMs ages 0-18 and their siblings: register for free
                                                                                     Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
                                                                                     Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
games and shoe rental at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/
meadecyms.html or call (301) 677-1156. Adult EFMs register for free games            Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
and shoe rental at the EFMP office. Discounted games and shoe rental for             For more information, call (202) 433-6151.
other adult Family members available. Must call to register no later than Friday,    Learn how to organize EFM records.
April 13th for the April 17th bowling event, and Friday, May 11th for the May
15th bowling event.                                                                  Helping Children With Disabilities
                                                                                     Date(s): May 10, 2012
EFMP Autism Awareness Display at the                                                 Time: 1:00—3:00 p.m.
CYSS Family Fun Fair                                                                 Location: Military & Family Support Center, Bldg 72,
Date(s): April 28, 2012                                                              Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Time: 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                          Instructor: Military & Family Support Center Staff
Location: McGill Training Center                                                     For more information, call (202) 433-6151.
Facilitator: Ms. Anita Hendrix                                                       Information on resources for children with disabilities.
To register, call (301) 677-4779
In honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, The Ft. Meade EFMP will be

                                                                Rights & Responsibilities
                       Need information about your rights and responsibilities concerning disabilities?
                                    Contact Your Exceptional Family Member Program Manager
               Fort Belvoir (703) 805-2967      Joint Base Andrews (240) 857-6079        Joint Base Myer– Henderson Hall
                                                                                         Henderson Hall (703) 614-7200
                          Fort Meade                           Joint Base Myer– Henderson Hall                                  Pax River
                        (301) 677-5590                               Myer (703) 696-8467                                 (301) 342-4041/4911
                 Joint Base Anacotia-Bolling                                                                          Quantico Marine Corp Base
                       (202) 404-6511                                                                                   (571) 931-0524/0533

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                EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) (CONTINUED)
          JBM-HH Fort Myer, Virginia                                                          Walter Reed National Military
EFMP Enrollment and Overseas Screening Overview                                               Medical Center (WRNMMC),
Date(s): April 17, 2012 & May 15, 2012                                                            Bethesda, Maryland
Time: 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer                     EFMP Understanding Autism Lunch & Learn
Instructor: Ms. Marcia O’Connor & Ms. Eloise Head                                    Date(s): April 17, 2012
For more information, call (703) 696-8467.                                           Time: 12:00 —2:00 p.m.
This training provides an overview of enrollment and medical screening proce-        Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg. 11, Bethesda
dures to prepare soldiers prior to a PCS. This class neither enrolls their special
needs Family member, nor does it provide the medical screening. Childcare
                                                                                     Instructor: Ms. Bonnie Hayes
will not be provided; free refreshments will be served. Registration required.       For more information and to register, call (301) 319-4087.
                                                                                     Nationally-recognized expert, Scott Campbell, will be presenting “Safety Consid-
                                                                                     erations for Parents of Individuals with Autism and Other Cognitive Disabilities”.
EFMP Book Club and Parent Networking Session                                         Learn the typical, extraordinary dangers for these individuals and what proactive
Date(s): May 8, 2012                                                                 steps you can do today to reduce criminal and safety issues for both your loved
Time: 10:00 — 11:30 a.m.                                                             one and you.
Location: Army Community Service Classroom, Bldg. 201, Fort Myer
Instructor: Ms. Marcia O’Connor                                                      Exceptionally Fit
For more information, call (703) 696-8467.                                           Date(s): May 24, 2012
Discuss the special needs book of the month and enjoy parent networking.             Time: 12:00 —1:00 p.m.
Lunch and books provided. Reservations required for books and lunch. EFMP            Location: Fleet & Family Support Center, Bldg. 11, Bethesda
questions answered in an informal and relaxed setting.
                                                                                     Instructor: Ms. Latasha Vernon
                                                                                     For more information and to register, call (301) 319-4087.
                                                                                     This workshop will incorporate the expertise of a fitness trainer to illustrate how
                                                                                     being fit and healthy can be beneficial in maintaining positive mental and emo-
                                                                                     tional health. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Registration re-
                                                                                     quired.


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