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WELCOME TO NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT MIAMI 14050 NW 14TH STREET, SUNRISE, FL 33323-2851 PHONE NUMBER: (954) 845-0101 FAX: (954) 858- FLAG Welcome to Navy Recruiting District Miami This is NRD Miami’s Electronic Welcome Aboard Package (E-WAP). It is comprised of resources that will provide you with an opportunity to research and plan your PCS move via hyperlinks to various websites. If after visiting these sites you still have questions or have additional needs please feel free to contact your sponsor. Enjoy exploring the contents of your E-WAP! What's in the Package - From the Skipper - Command Philosphy - From the CMC - Ombudsman Support - Military One Source - Single Parent - Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO) - Tri-Care Medical and Dental - Choosing a new school when relocating - Exceptional Family Program - Military Installations (East Coast, West Coast and Puerto Rico) - Government Leased Housing - Getting to know Florida - Getting to know Puerto Rico - National Hurricane Center information Welcome Aboard Navy Recruiting District Miami! From the Skipper: Welcome and congratulations on your assignment to Navy Recruiting District Miami. As a future Navy Recruiter, you are about to embark on one of the most important and challenging assignments in your Navy career! Navy Recruiting is a unique duty assignment. It is where you, as a Sailor, directly contribute to our Navy’s ability to man the fleet. Thus ensuring the Navy’s continued contribution to our Nations’ Overseas Contingency Operations, formally known as the Global War on Terror. It requires strong, motivated leaders who believe in their ability to tackle and succeed at the toughest tasks assigned as well as believe in the many opportunities our great Navy has to offer. I am sure you will find great satisfaction in contributing, in a very real way, to the Navy’s overall strength and effectiveness. NRD Miami is one of the most successful Navy Recruiting Districts in the country. Each year we assess and enlist over 2000 future Sailors throughout South Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. I am confident the professional expertise you will bring to the team will not only enhance our community outreach programs but increase our overall mission effectiveness of manning the fleet with America’s “Best and Brightest.” Shortly, you will receive a welcome aboard message with specific questions, direction, and contact information. Please take a moment and answer the questions asked. This will better allow us to determine the best ultimate duty location for both you and your family. Again, Welcome! Command Philosophy We are sworn to “support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic”. We must never forget that every member of this command, military and civilian, plays a pivotal role in the strategic defense of this great nation and as such each person is a highly respected and valued member of this team. It is our mission to recruit America’s greatest commodity for U.S. Naval service – its people. It is the people of this great nation that as Navy Recruiters, Support Personnel and Staff, we owe our absolute best in personal and professional standards of conduct, moral and ethical behavior and individual responsibility by example. You are an ambassador of the United States Navy. I absolutely cannot overstate the importance of your on and off-duty conduct and how that contributes, positively or negatively, to our Navy public image. I expect every Sailor and Civilian assigned to conduct their individual “mission of professional responsibility” with due regard for community, service and family impact. Always be courteous and polite and treat everyone you meet with dignity and respect. Your conduct reflects on your profession, your family, our Navy and the nation you represent. As recruiting personnel, you will undoubtedly face unique challenges and situations in community and personal relations that will test our core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. You must remain steadfast to our values and be confident in the fact that your assignment to recruiting was based on untiring dedication to duty, professional trustworthiness, impeccable personal character and sound judgment. You have been thoroughly trained, briefed and equipped to recognize the temptations of inappropriate conduct and personal behavior. To be clear, my policy for personal indiscretions with regard to fraudulent enlistments or inappropriate relationships with potential applicants or future Sailors is “zero tolerance”. It is detrimental to you, the mission, and the command. I want to see you succeed in your designated area of responsibility both personally and professionally. It is my responsibility to ensure you have the tools required for success. Open lines of communication are critical. If you have a challenge, I also have a challenge. Use your chain of command to make me aware of any issue, no matter how small, and we will work together as a unified team to resolve it. Our families are our primary support base and our number one priority. I am fully committed to their well-being and quality of life through strong national security. The preservation of our national security and the protection of our families are the primary purpose of our service to country. Each one of you is vital to the success of our command missions, goals, and objectives. In other words, I have no doubt individually each of you can accomplish a great many things, but as a collective team “we” can accomplish the impossible. I look forward to working with each and every one of you as an opportunity to enrich the lives of our Sailors, our families and our communities through a mission of professional responsibility in America’s Navy – A Global Force for Good. //S// A. D. ANDERSON From the CMC Welcome to Navy Recruiting District Miami! I was extremely excited upon hearing of your assignment to the best Navy Recruiting team in the nation. This assignment will be one of the most challenging and rewarding tours of your Navy career. I am confident you will do a superb job in support of the command, our Navy and our great Nation. Remember, as a recruiter, you will be charged with recruiting America’s “Best and Brightest” for Naval Service. I expect nothing but great things from you. As the Navy’s representative to the community, it is critical that you present a sharp, military image at all times. Remember, you will never have a second chance to make a first impression. Please keep in mind, this command is isolate from other naval activities, making uniform articles difficult to obtain. Complete your sea bag now! All future uniform requirements can be obtained through the Navy uniform store by mail order. I know you will be prepared. In addition to this welcome aboard package, your sponsor will be getting in touch with you very soon. They will provide you will more specific information in regards to the local area, ensuring your transition is as smooth as possible. Your sponsor will also assist you with any immediate transportation needs upon your arrival. Please keep your sponsor advised of your leave address, travel plans and anticipated arrival date. I look forward to meeting at check-in. Again, Welcome! Ombudsman Support Navy Recruiting District Miami Ombudsman is your 24-hour point of contact for families within the command. Your Ombudsman ensures you have the latest command information and can access other resources as needed. Don't wait; find out more from your Ombudsman today! Our Command Ombudsman is Mrs. Nicole Villafane and she can be reached at email@example.com. Help Anytime…Anywhere! (800) 342-9647 One Source is available to you by phone or online, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. They offer resources all over the world, and can help with relocation, information, referrals, counseling, online workshops, parenting, deployment preparation, and more! Request a “Know Your Neighborhood Guide” from Military One Source with your new zip code to learn your area before you move! 1-800-342-9647. http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx Single Parent/Dual Military? Always Ready, Always Prepared Things to think about while you are transferring (PCS) - Power of Attorney (POA)? - Child Care - Child Dependent Care Certificate - Family Care Plan - Allotments Naval Legal Service Office (NLSO) NLSO reviews contracts and leases BEFORE you sign for free? Don't get caught with small print – take the forms to NLSO for review and protect yourself! NLSO offers valuable information on renters’ rights, wills, powers of attorney, Service Member’s Civil Relief Act, debt/creditor matters, family law, adoptions, and more. Call (904) 542-2565 (Naval Base Jacksonville, Florida) or visit NLSO Southeast | U.S. Navy JAG Corps Critical Information for Your Move! TRICARE offers three programs: Prime, Extra, and Standard. Access information for our TRI-CARE Region South by calling 1800 444-5445 or visit http://www.humana-military.com to register in the new region or to update your address and receive a provider. Also, check out www.tricare.osd.mil/DEERS to update your address online! For the TRI-CARE Dental Program call 1800 866-8499 or visit TRICARE DENTAL PROGRAM Choosing a New School When Relocating As a military family you know all too well about relocating to a new area. If you have children, that adds another dimension to the equation, choosing a new school. Finding a good school filled with capable teachers, motivated students, and committed parents like themselves is one of a parent's most important responsibilities. As parents, you need to take into account many different factors when selecting the school you want your child to attend. Armed with little more than the most basic statistics, parents make decisions about where to enroll their children---decisions that impact their children, themselves, the community, and our society at large. Reviewing standardized test scores is an important factor when selecting your child's school, but do not go on the assumption the highest average scores always means the best schools. Checking out the demographic statistics in an area is another important factor that many parents neglect. Did you know that research clearly shows the value of being educated in a diverse environment? Academic research and day-to-day experience reveal that a diverse student body benefits students of every race, as well as our entire society. Finding a school that has a foundation of high expectations for all students, and respect for each individual is critical. In order for administrators to accomplish this, you as a parent play a critical supportive role. When it all comes together---a student body that is diverse racially, ethnically, and economically (sounds a bit like our Navy); a strong principal and faculty; a supportive community---magic happens. Your personal involvement in that school may impact far more than the education of your own children. For Area School Information and School Report Cards check out the following websites: http://www.greatschools.org/ http://www.schoolwisepress.com/index.html http://www.saorathome.org/ Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Update for Families with Special Needs What is the EFMP? EFMP is a mandatory program and requires the enrollment of all dependents (adults and children) that reside with their active duty sponsor and have special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional needs or concerns. Resources These are just a few of the resources available to you. EFMP Headquarters (Navy) Call (866) 827-5672 within 3 weeks of submitting application to ascertain your status and category. Naval Personnel Command (NPC) is working on a website to allow you to check status and category online. http://wwwpublic.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/efm Additional Support Military Home Front: Access TONS of resources at http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil including online workshops for EFMP families. Military One Source: Visit http://www.militaryonesource.com or call (800) 342-9647 for information, referrals, online workshops, free materials, counseling, and more. Open 24 hours a day every day. www.stompproject.org. Military Installations West Coast: MacDill Air Force Base http://www.macdill.af.mil East Coast: U.S. Southern Command http://www.southcom.mil Puerto Rico: Fort Buchanan http://www.buchanan.army.mil Government Leased Housing For information on Government Leased Housing application and approval process please contact the LSO LSC Rodriguez or LS1 Apgar at (954) 845-0101 ext 163/113 or visit http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/housing.htm Getting To Know Florida: The Sunshine State To gather important information about Florida prior to your PCS move please visit http://www.myflorida.com/taxonomy/floridian. Getting To Know Puerto Rico La Isla Del Encanto To gather important information about Puerto Rico prior to your PCS move please visit http://www.topuertorico.com/resource/move.shtml#educ. National Hurricane Center Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 5th and also ends November 30th. The National Hurricane Center website provides current storm information and how to prepare. For more information, visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.