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FFSC Class Scedule Apr-Jun 2023

If you are interested in attending one of these classes, please call our Centralized Scheduling Center at 866-923-6478.

Legend: (V) Virtual (IP) In Person (NBSD) Naval Base San Diego (NBPL) Naval Base Point Loma (NBC) Naval Base Coronado (KMB) Kearny Mesa Branch (GVB) Gateway Village Branch (VSM) Village at Serra Mesa Branch (BVH) Bayview Hills Branch

(Branch locations are located at the bottom of the menu.)

Subject matter and class details can be found in the menu below. 
 


 

Career Services

 

Finding Federal Employment

Get the latest information and resources to navigate the federal employment process. Learn tips from the experts on how to create the perfect federal employment resume.

  • Wednesday, April 5 | 0900 - 1100 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, April 5 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Thursday, April 27 | 1000 - 1130 | NBC (IP) 
  • Wednesday, May 3 | 0900 - 1100 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 3 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 0900 - 1100 | NBSD (IP) 
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Friday, June 23 | 1000 - 1130 | NBC (IP)

 

Capstone

Do you need assistance completing your TAP Capstone and are looking for a warm handoff for resources and information? Come to receive a briefing on your Final Move process and Tricare benefits at our monthly Capstone events located at our Kearny Mesa Branch, 3950 Calle Fortunada, San Diego, CA 92123.

  • Thursday, April 13 | 0800 - 1130 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 1 | 0800 - 1130 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 22 | 0800 - 1130 | KMB (IP)

 

LinkedIn

Finally, a LinkedIn workshop for everyone! Service members, retirees, and their families can learn how to use the LinkedIn site to build a profile, find employment opportunities, and grow their network.

  • Thursday, April 6 | 0900 - 1030 | BVH (IP) 


Job Search Strategies

Are you a military family member new to San Diego and looking to get back into the job market? Would you like to learn how to find, federal, state, county or local jobs?

  • Wednesday, April 12 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, April 19 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 10 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 31 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Monday, June 12 | 1000 - 1130 | (V)
  • Wednesday, June 14 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 28 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)


Resume Writing

Make sure your resume stands out! Get the latest tips and techniques to wow employers with an organized, effective and winning resume.

  • Wednesday, April 19 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Thursday, May 4 | 0900 - 1030 | (V) 
  • Wednesday, May 17 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 17 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Thursday, June 8 | 1000 - 1130 | NBC (IP) 
  • Friday, June 16 | 1000 - 1130 | KMB (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP) 

 

Spouse Employment, Empowerment and Development

Are you a military spouse looking for work in San Diego? Attend this workshop and gain insights about the San Diego job market, as well as educational benefits, networking, resume writing and more.

  • Wednesday, April 12 | 1000 - 1200 | KMB (IP) 
  • Friday, June 2 | 1000 - 1200 | KMB (IP)


Boots-2-Business

Why start a Veteran-owned small business? Because Veterans are natural entrepreneurs disciplined and goal-oriented self-starters. This workshop covers important steps related to business ownership as a post-military career. You'll learn fundamental tools & strategies associated with executing plans for launching & growing a small business. Additionally, you'll learn how business ownership might align with personal strengths and life goals.

  • ​Thursday - Friday, April 6-7 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, April 20-21 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, April 27-28 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, May 4-5 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB ( IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, May 11-12 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, May 18-19 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, May 25-26 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, June 8-9 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, June 15-16 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, June 29-30 | 0730 - 1630 | KMB (IP)

 

Navy Spouse in Transition

Are you a military spouse looking to support your active-duty service member through their transition from the military into the civilian world? Do you have questions or concerns about the transition process? In this 90-minute workshop, we will connect you with the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) information and resources you need from a spouse's perspective. You will learn how to plan for success by exploring a variety of TAP topics, including VA benefits, medical care, insurance, employment, education, relocation, finances and governing laws and instructions.

  • Thursday, April 20 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP) 

 

Winning Interview Techniques

Make your dream job a reality! Gain information and resources to develop expert interviewing skills.

  • Thursday, April 13 | 1000 - 1130 | (V)
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday, April 27 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 24 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 24 | 1000 - 1130 | NBC (IP)
  • Monday, June 19 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 28 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)

 

Couseling Services

Counseling Services

FFSC provides private and confidential counseling services for individuals, children, couples and families. Counselors are available to help with issues such as:

  • Adjusting to military life
  • Relationship Challenges:
    • Divorce
    • Blended Family
    • Infidelity
    • Deployment Reintegration
    • New Marriage and Family
  • Grief and Loss
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Communication
  • Parenting Skills
  • Anger Management
  • ​Other Personal Issues


Call us at 866-923-6478 to schedule an appointment. Often, just knowing an experienced professional is listening to you provides a feeling of great relief. This can lead to productive problem solving and effective relationships.

Deployment Support

Family Readiness Group (FRG) Basic Training

This training is customized to fit your FRG, whether the command is starting a group or reenergizing an existing group. Discuss the FRG instruction/policy, leadership structure, communication techniques, team-building ideas, fundraising guidelines, and ideas for fun activities.

  • Wednesday, April 5 | 0900 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)

Parenting Support

Active Duty Pregnancy Resources

Are you a pregnant active duty service member? Learn about policies and programs related to motherhood, developing your Family Care Plan, the Navy's Pregnancy Instruction, as well as childcare, financial resources and more!
  • ​Friday, April 7 | 1300 - 1600 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 11 | 0900 - 1200 | BVH (IP)
  • Friday, April 28 | 0900 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 3 | 0900 - 1200 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, May 12 | 0900 - 1200 | NBC (IP)
  • Friday, May 26 | 0900 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Friday, June 9 | 0900 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Navigating Childcare Options

Finding reliable and affordable childcare can be an adventurous task for parents. This workshop explores the many childcare options available to military families in San Diego.
  • ​Wednesday, April 5 | 0900 - 1030|KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 18 | 0900 - 1030 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 10 | 1000 - 1130 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 16 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 1000 - 1130 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 8 | 1000 - 1200 | VSM (IP) 
  • Tuesday, June 20 | 0900 - 1030 | BVH (IP)
  • Friday, June 30 | 1300 - 1430 | KMB (IP) 

 

Kid's Craft

Come out and meet your neighbors while enjoying a small craft structured for kids 4-12 years old. Located at your Bayview Hills Branch, 1967 Sky Harbor Rd, San Diego CA 92139.

  • Wednesday, April 12 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, April 19 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 10 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 24 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 31 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 14 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 28 | 1300-1400 | BVH (IP)

 

Navigating Childcare Options, Summer Camp Edition

Finding reliable and affordable summer camp/care for your children can often be an overwhelming task. This workshop explores the variety of options available to military families in San Diego.

  • Tuesday, April 4 | 1000 - 1100 | NBC (IP)

 

Effective Parenting

This multi-session workshop discusses topics affecting today's family, including: consistent and effective discipline, understanding developmental stages, communication with children or young adults, building child self-esteem, and dealing with bullies.

  • Thursday - Friday, April 13-14 | 0900 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, May 11-12 | 0900 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)

 

New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHV)

NPSHVs offer free and confidential individualized home visitations, consultation, and Nurturing Parent education for expectant and new parents. You are eligible for this program if single or married active duty, or an eligible family member. This program is for you if you can access services at a military medical treatment facility, you are expecting your first child, or your family includes a child under the age of four. NPSHVs also provide special support to active duty, expectant mothers to help prepare them for maternity leave and parenthood while active duty. Call 619-556-8809 for more information.

 

Happiest Baby on the Block

Dr. Harvey Karp, pediatrician and child development expert, has developed a technique to help parents sooth their crying babies and increase sleep. The New Parent Support Team will demonstrate the 5 S's to switch on the calming reflex and calm your baby.

  • ​Thursday, June 8 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Happiest Toddler on the Block

Dr. Harvey Karp has developed a sure-fire technique to deal with challenging behaviors of toddlers. This method reduces tantrums before they happen and helps calm your toddler when having a meltdown.

  • ​Thursday, June 1 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Electronic Media and the Developing Mind

You may be wondering how electronic media effects my child's brain development. We will explore the effects of electronic media on a young child's brain, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for small children and alternatives to electronic media for small children.

  • ​Thursday, June 15 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

5 Love Languages of Parents and Children

Just like adults, children have different ways of expressing love and getting their needs met. We will look at what is your child's love language and how to parent a child whose love language is different than your own.

  • ​Thursday, April 6 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 22 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Packing Your Bag for the Hospital / Getting to Know Your Baby

If you are wondering what you will need at the hospital when you deliver your baby this class is for you. We will cover what most hospitals will allow you to bring and helpful tips of what to bring for you and your baby.

  • Thursday, April 13 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 29 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Infant Massage

There are many benefits of infant massage. Infant massage helps ease discomfort, release tension, improves breathing function and is a wonderful nurturing routine for your baby and you. You will be provided step-by-step instructions on how to massage your baby.

  • Thursday, April 20 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, April 27 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Breastfeeding Basics

We will explore strategies and proven tips to make breastfeeding your baby less stressful for you and your baby.

  • Thursday, May 4 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

One out of five women experience postpartum depression and anxiety. The rate is even higher among military families. We will review risk factors, screening treatment and support.

  • Thursday, May 11 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Preparing Your Child for Deployment

Deployments can be hard for families. Children often express confusion and sadness during this time. We will explore ways to help your child during this difficult time and offer suggestions on how to help your child through this difficult time.

  • Thursday, May 18 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Summer Fun with Your Child 

Are you ready to get out and have fun in San Diego with your child? We will go over fun activities both in the community and at home that you can enjoy with your child.
  • Thursday, May 25 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)

 

Toddler Tuesday and Thursday

Navigating through the toddler years can be stressful and frustrating. Let Toddler Tuesday and Thursday help! Join us for parent/toddler friendly courses where you will learn about your child's development, gain useful behavior management techniques and engage in fun activities with your toddler.

  • Tuesday, April 4 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, April 6 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 11 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, April 13 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 18 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, April 20 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 25 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, April 27 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 2 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, May 4 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 9 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, May 11 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 16 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, May 18 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 23 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, May 25 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 30 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 1 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 8 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 13 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 15 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 20 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 22 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 27 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 29 | 1000-1100 | KMB (IP)

 

Special Interests

 

Building Effective Anger Management Skills (BEAMS)

Develop the resiliency you need to thrive in stressful environments. This workshop explores valuable and proven anger management techniques.

  • Thursday, April 6 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday, May 4 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)

 

Effective Communication

Are you an effective communicator? Learn strategies for communicating better at home and at work.

  • ​Thursday, April 6 | 1000 - 1200 | VSM (IP) 
  • Tuesday, May 2 | 1300 - 1430 | GVB (IP) 
  • Wednesday, June 14 | 1000 - 1100 | NBC (IP) 
  • Thursday, June 22 | 1300 - 1430 | NBPL (IP) 

 

Conflict Resolution

Unmanaged conflict has caused many hardships in the workplace and at home. It can cause people to suffer, missions to fail, and families to separate. Yet, conflict is inevitable. This workshop helps people manage conflict by examining their attitudes and behaviors when faced with conflicting situations. Practicing skills that prevent conflict from escalations, and working with others to solve problems. This allows people to grow, missions to succeed, and families to strengthen.

  • ​Monday, April 3 | 1100 - 1200 | NBC (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 11 | 0900 - 1000 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday, April 13 |1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Thursday, May 11 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP)
  • Friday, May 12 | 1300 - 1400 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 20 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)

 

Life After the Uniform: The Resilient Spouse

Are you ready for the challenges of life after the military? Whether your spouse is retiring or separating, these tools and resources will help you effectively navigate the process and prepare the whole family for its next adventure.

  • Thursday, April 20 | 1300 - 1500 | NBPL (IP) 
  • Tuesday, May 23 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)

 

Mind-Body Mental Fitness (MBMF)

The primary goal of Mind-Body Mental Fitness (MBMF) is to enhance the mind, body, spirit, and social domains in one's life. Participants will learn proactive pathways to achieve mental fitness, find balance within these domains and gain practical skills that can be utilized daily. The aim is to take a thoughtful and proactive approach to addressing the stressors inherent in the military, rather than a reactionary approach.

Module 1: Stress Resilience

  • ​Wednesday, April 5 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 13 | 1000 - 1200 | NBC (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 28 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)


Module 2: Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Wednesday, April 12 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 20 | 1000 - 1200 | NBC (IP)


Module 3: Living Core Values

  • ​Wednesday, April 19 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 27 | 1000 - 1200 | NBC (IP)


Module 4: Flexibility

  • Tuesday, April 11 | 1000 - 1200 | NBPL (IP) 
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday, April 27 | 0900 - 1100 | BVH (IP)


Module 5: Problem Solving

  • Wednesday, May 3 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 9 | 1000 - 1200 | NBPL (IP) 
  • Thursday, June 29 | 0900 - 1100 | BVH (IP)


Module 6: Connection

  • Wednesday, May 10 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 13 | 1000 - 1200 | NBPL (IP)

 

Navy Spouse 101

Learn the basics of Navy life and how to thrive as a military spouse.
  • Thursday, April 13 | 0900 - 1030 | BVH (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 18 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)
  • Friday, May 19 | 1130 - 1300 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, May 25 | 1200 - 1300 | (V) 
  • Thursday, June 15 | 0900 - 1030 | BVH (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 27 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)

 

Navy Spouse 101 with Spouse Employment, Empowerment, and Development

Learn the basics of Navy life and how to thrive as a military spouse. Are you looking for work in San Diego? Attend this workshop and gain insights about the San Diego job market, as well as educational benefits, networking, resume writing, and more.
  • Tuesday, April 4 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 30 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)

 

Organize Your Life!

Having a well-organized life reduces stress and improves self-esteem. This hands-on workshop teaches you how to manage your bills, schedule home maintenance, organize closets and much more!

  • ​Wednesday, April 5 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 23 | 1000 - 1200 | VSM (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 30 | 1330 - 1500 | BVH (IP)
  • Thursday, June 8 | 1300 - 1430 | NBPL (IP) 
  • Friday, June 30 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)

 

Stress Management

Stress management secrets that will change your outlook. Make time to invest in you!

  • Wednesday, April 12 | 1400 - 1500 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, May 12 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 17 | 0900 - 1000 | (V) 
  • Friday, June 2 | 1000 - 1100 | NBC (IP)

 

Time Management

Are you as organized as you want to be? Are you strong at prioritizing? We want to help you get to where you want to be. Learn strategies for managing time effectively as well as understanding the value of prioritizing.

  • Wednesday, May 17 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP) 
  • Thursday, June 29 | 0900 - 1000 | NBSD (IP)

 

Responsible Anger Management (RAM)

Identify the root of your anger and learn skills to take control of your anger. Redirect your emotions in positive ways which, ultimately, can help you build more effective strategies for success at work and at home. This is an interactive 2-day workshop.

  • Thursday - Friday, April 20 - 21 | 0900 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, May 18 - 19 | 0900 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday - Friday, June 15 - 16 | 0900 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)


Love Long Distance

This hands-on workshop for spouses and children has a great purpose: brightening the day of any deployed service member! Learn the art of long distance communication through the use of digital venues and old fashion snail mail.

  • ​Friday, April 21 | 1300 - 1430 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, May 26 | 1000 - 1130 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, June 23 | 1000 - 1130 | KMB (IP)


Fleet and Family Support Center Overview

The Fleet and Family Support Center is here to provide programs and services to Active Duty and families alike. Learn about the numerous departments and what they have to offer in this information-packed course. 

  • ​Wednesday, May 24 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 14 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, June 29 | 1300 - 1430 | NBPL (IP) ​


Resiliency Skills Training

This class focuses on enhancing your resiliency by strengthening you current skills and introducing you to new ones. You will be taught to view and handle stressors differently to help achieve your optimal performance. This 2-hour class is held once a week for three consecutive weeks. Includes a Virtual or In-Person option.


Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

Classes are only for Active Duty Members who are interested in becoming a Command Uniformed Victim Advocate or for those credentialed already. Registration for these courses is required. Please contact your command SARC or the following installation

POCs:

Naval Base San Diego: SAPRSDClasses.ftc@navy.mil

Naval Base Coronado: Contact your command SARC

Naval Base Point Loma and NWS Seal Beach: yolanda.m.bencomo.naf@us.navy.mil and jeannette.casillas.naf@us.navy.mil

Ombudsman Training

Registration is required for all of the Ombudsman training listed below. Please contact April Vasquez at sdffscombudsman@us.navy.mil or call 619-556-7230 to register.

Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT)

Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT) is the required training for all Navy Ombudsman. It is a standardized multi-day training consisting of nine modules outlined in the Ombudsman Program Manual and OPNAVINST 1750.1G CH-2. Command leadership should register their Ombudsman to attend training by contacting the Ombudsman Coordinator at sdffscombudsman@us.navy.mil. Command leadership and their spouses are also welcome to attend all or part of the training. Pre-registration is required.

  • Tuesday - Thursday, April 11-13 | 0800 - 1630 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday-Thursday, June 12-15 | 1600 - 2130 | NBSD (IP)

Ombudsman Advanced Training

This mandatory training for all appointed Ombudsmen, provides the latest resources and opportunity to network.

  • Wednesday, April 5 | 1000 - 1200 | (V)
  • Wednesday, April 19 | 1800 - 2000 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1000 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1800 - 2000 | (V)

Relocation Support

Welcome to San Diego

This course is designed to inform service members and families about the wide range ofresources and activities available in Metro San Diego. It is especially useful for individuals who consider themselves "new" to the area or want a "refresh" regarding what San Diego has to offer.

  • ​Wednesday, May 17 | 1000 - 1100 | NBC (IP) 
  • Friday, May 19 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 13 | 0900 - 1100 | NBSD (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1400 - 1500 | KMB (IP)

 

Sailors and Families on the Move

Ease the stress of relocation! Learn the processes, policies and resources available for planning a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. Whether you're moving within the Continental Unites States (CONUS) or Overseas (OCONUS), arm yourself with the latest information on your next duty station. Workshop highlights include financial entitlements and secrets to reducing moving stress.

  • Tuesday, April 18 | 1000 - 1130 | NBC (IP) 
  • Tuesday, May 9 | 0900 - 1100 | NBSD (IP)
  • Thursday, May 11 | 0900 - 1100 | BVH (IP)
  • Thursday, June 15 | 1300 - 1430 | NBPL (IP) 

 

PCSing (Permanent Change of Station) with Kids

PCSing with children can be challenging. It can also be an exciting adventure. Learn some of the tips of the trade for making your next move with the whole family a memorable experience.

  • Tuesday, April 25 | 1000 - 1130 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 25 | 1000 - 1200 | GVB (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 16 | 1000 - 1200 | VSM (IP)

 

Personal Financial Management

Car Buying and Leasing Strategies

If you're thinking of buying or leasing, this workshop can help make your dream car a reality! Develop the knowledge and skills to thoroughly research a purchase or lease. Learn to ask the right questions during the process, and practice negotiation techniques to get a great deal.

  • Tuesday, May 23 | 1400 - 1500 | NBSD (IP)


Credit Management

Building and maintaining credit can be an important tool for financial success. This course will provide you with the knowledge about establishing healthy credit, the impact and cost of credit and tips for debt recovery.

  • Thursday, June 22 | 0900 - 1000 | BVH (IP) 


Debt Destroyer

Welcome to the United States Navy Debt Destroyer Workshop! This course is designed to empower you and your family to get out-and stay out-of debt. You will learn proven techniques to overcome your high interest rate consumer debt, make the most of the money you have coming in and get on track to a more secure financial future.

  • Wednesday, April 19 | 1100 - 1300 | NBC (IP) 

 

Home Buying Workshop

Buying a house is the most significant purchase many people will ever make. This course is designed to increase the knowledge and comfort level of first-time home buyers and serve as a refresher for repeat home buyers.

  • Friday, April 28 | 1300 - 1500 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, May 26 | 1300 - 1500 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, June 23 | 1300 - 1500 | KMB (IP) 


Money and the Move

A PCS move can be a stressful financial time for sailors. This curriculum provides useful strategies and tips to help Service Members address financial considerations for this Touchpoint.

  • Wednesday, June 14 | 1000 - 1100 | (V) 


Financial Strategies for Your Growing Family

Adding a child to the family brings new financial considerations. This workshop provides useful strategies and tips to help service members address financial considerations when having children. This curriculum meets the requirements for First Child Touchpoints. 

  • Thursday, April 20 | 0900 - 1000 | BVH (IP) 
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 1000 - 1100 | GVB (IP)

 

Million Dollar Sailor/Spouse Workshop

Who wants to be a millionaire? Take aim with this two-day workshop designed to help Service members and their families save a million dollars over their lifetime. Proven strategies address topics such as banking and financial services, military pay, planning for your retirement, home buying, savvy consumerism, car buying, insurance and Thrift Savings Plan.

  • Thursday-Friday, June 29-30 | 0800 - 1600 | NBC (IP)

 

Saving and Investing 101

Develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to achieve your financial goals through saving and investing. You will learn the characteristics of the different saving and investment vehicles-such as Retirement Accounts, Money Market Accounts and Stocks.

  • Wednesday, April 12 | 1000 - 1100 | NBC (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 17 | 1100 - 1200 | NBSD (IP) 

 

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

Provides basic information on the key provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). This information will assist service members and their spouses in making informed decisions about SBP's role in their retirement plan.

  • Thursday, June 15 | 1400 - 1500 | NBC (IP)

 

Continuation Pay

Continuation Pay eligibility for Sailors in the BRS Retirement Plan Option is an important milestone in one’s Navy career. Understanding this benefit and considering the financial situation of each Sailor can assist them in making the best decisions to assess their career goals and make important personal financial decisions as they pertain to the Continuation Pay benefit.

  • Tuesday, April 25 | 1300 - 1400 | NBSD (IP)

 

Divorce

Studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) verify that money is a leading cause of stress in relationships. Even when a relationship ends in divorce, money often continues to be an issue. This curriculum, supplemented with information and referrals, can help Sailors or their families reorganize their finances efficiently as you work through the many dimensions of this difficult life event.

  • Thursday, May 18 | 1100 - 1200 | (V)

 

Essential Financial Tools for Disability

Get essential strategies for Service Members in need of disability resources. This workshop provides useful strategies and tips to help Service Members address financial considerations for the touchpoint. 

  • Wednesday, May 31 | 1000 - 1100 | GVB (IP)

 

Financial Planning for Your Retirement Plan

Whether you're a Seaman Recruit or an Admiral, this class is right for you! Estimate your retirement needs and evaluate retirement account options (TSP, IRAs, 401Ks, etc.). 

  • Wednesday, May 24 | 0900 - 1030 | NBC (IP)

 

Paying For College

This workshop provides information on sources of funding for higher education, focusing on financial aid resources, college savings plans and tax incentives. 

  • Wednesday, June 28 | 1000 - 1100 | GVB (IP) 

 

Vacation Planning

Learn how to prepare financially for your next vacation to avoid overspending and excessive debt accumulation. 

  • Thursday, April 13 | 1400 - 1500 | (V)

 

Marriage & Money

Marriage is an exciting time in the lives of your Sailors. This workshop provides useful strategies and tips to help Service Members address important financial considerations and changes for this touchpoint.

  • Thursday, May 25 | 0900 - 1000 | BVH (IP) 

 

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)/Blended Retirement System (BRS)

Get the latest detailed information on the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and how TSP can contribute to financial retirement security. In 2018, the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System (BRS) will be implemented, with extensive changes that will affect current and future Sailors. This official Department of Defense training will provide you with critical information to help you understand: who is affected by BRS; what is changing from the current high-3 system; why it is called blended retirement; important dates and deadlines; and the role of the Thrift Savings Plan in BRS. Most importantly, learn what steps you need to take to make the best decision for your retirement.

  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1400 - 1500 | (V)

Command Programs

Command Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Point of Contact (POC) Training

This workshop helps command POCs run their program efficiently and ensure that the enrolled EFMP families are equipped with the correct information regarding paperwork, contacts, OPNAVINST 1754.2D requirements, and current resources available to EFMP participants in the San Diego area.

To register please call the Phone Number for your command’s location:

  • For NBSD, call 619-759-1223
  • For NBC, call 619-536-3361
  • For NBPL, call 619-798-1173


Upcoming Classes:

  • Wednesday, April 5 | 0900 - 1100 | NBC (IP)
  • Wednesday, May 3 | 0900 - 1100 | (V)
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 0900 - 1100 | (V)

 

Family Care Plan Coordinator

Family Care Plans (FCPs) are a critical tool in ensuring personal and family readiness for any type of absence, crisis, or emergency. This workshop is designed to assist with the establishment of a collateral duty billet as Family Care Plan (FCP) Coordinator within the command. The FCP Coordinator manages the command's FCP Program, ensuring eligible Service Members maintain updated FCPs and providing resources as required in OPNAVINST 1740.4E, U.S. Navy Family Care Policy. This course provides lessons learned, resources, program implementation tips, and networking opportunities to FCP Coordinators.

  • Monday, April 24 | 0900 - 1030| NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, April 25 | 0900 - 1030 | (V)
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 1100 - 1200 | KMB (IP)
  • Thursday, May 4 | 1300 - 1430 | NBPL (IP)
  • Monday, May 22 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 0900 - 1030 | NBC (IP)
  • Wednesday, June 21 | 1000 - 1100 | KMB (IP)
  • Monday, June 26 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)

 

Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL) Workshop for Suicide Prevention Coordinators

Topics will include: an overview of the SAIL program, safety planning, compassion fatigue, and intro to FFSC's "Resiliency Skills Training".

  • Thursday, June 1 | 0900 - 1200 | NBSD (IP)

 

Leadership Resource Training (LRT)

Are you a lead within your department, division or command and interested in learning more about the resources available to promote Sailor and family resiliency? This class will do just that! It is open to Service Members (E-5 and above), Ombudsmen, Leadership spouses, etc.

  • ​Thursday, May 18 | 0800 - 1200 | (V) & NBPL (IP)

 

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Initial Training

All Navy commands must appoint and ensure training for an adequate number of Command Financial Specialists (CFSs) to meet OPNAVINST requirements. Invaluable training ensures CFSs have the latest tools to serve as effective financial specialists for their respective commands. Pre-registration is required.

Call 866-923-6478 to register.

  • ​Monday - Friday, April 03-07 | 0800 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday - Friday, May 01-05 | 0800 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday - Friday, June 05-09 | 0800 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)

 

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Refresher Training

Appointed CFSs must attend refresher training every three (3) years after initial training to maintain designation. The refresher training helps to ensure all CFSs have the knowledge base and skill set to continue to function as an effective CFSs through: discussions on the financial planning worksheet, latest financial trends, schemes, potential pitfalls, and other relevant topics. Command triads and other leaders are also highly encouraged to attend.

  • Tuesday, May 16 | 0800 - 1600 | NBSD (IP)

 

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Continuing Education

As specified in OPNAVINST 1740.5, this quarterly training is provided to discuss personal financial issues and provide additional training to meet the four elements of the PFM program (education, counseling, consumer advocacy, and information & referrals). The CFS will be notified of specific topics to be covered. This training is open to all CFSs, senior enlisted advisors, and command career counselors. There will be two sessions held each quarter; personnel only need to attend one of the two.

  •  Tuesday, April 18 | 0900 - 1030| (V) Register on MyNavyFamily.com

 

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

This class is required for every Service member separating from the military and is designed to help Service members prepare for the transition to civilian life. Registration for transition classes will be done through your Command Career Counselor. Career Counselors can contact the TAP Coordinator, Ms. Laurie Lyford at laurie.a.lyford.ctr@us.navy.mil, to get their Service members registered for classes.

 

Command Sponsor Coordinator Training

All commands must appoint a Sponsor Coordinator to oversee the support provided to incoming and outgoing Sailors. Per OPNAVINST 1740.3E, Sponsor Coordinators should receive initial training from FFSC to learn more about the program, policy requirements and resources for Sailors and families facing a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Sponsor Coordinators are encouraged to contact FFSC for Welcome Aboard Packet information and to schedule Command Sponsor Training.

  • Tuesday, April 4 | 1330 - 1500 | (V)
  • Tuesday, April 4 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday, April 10 | 0900 - 1030 | (V)
  • Wednesday, April 12 | 1300 - 1430 | NBPL (IP)
  • Tuesday, May 2 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday, May 8 | 0900 - 1030 | (V) 
  • Wednesday, May 24 | 0900 - 1030 | NBC (IP)
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 1330 - 1500 | (V) 
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday June 12 | 0900 - 1030 | (V) 

 

Command Sponsor Training

This class is designed to help you be an effective Command Sponsor. We will review the roles and responsibilities of the Sponsor and discuss each stage of the program. We will also provide you with resources and area-specific information to assist you with your incoming personnel.

  • Tuesday, April 18 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday, April 24 | 0900 - 1030 | (V)
  • Wednesday, April 26 | 0900 - 1000 | KMB (IP)
  • Friday, April 28 | 1000 - 1100 | (V)
  • Tuesday, May 2 | 1330 - 1500 | (V) 
  • Tuesday, May 16 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP)
  • Monday, May 22 | 0900 - 1030 | (V)
  • Wednesday, June 14 | 1300 - 1400 | KMB (IP) 
  • Tuesday, June 20 | 0900 - 1030 | NBSD (IP) 
  • Monday, June 26 | 0900 - 1030 | (V)

FFSC Branch Locations

Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
Buildings 259, 263 & 271
3005 Corbina Alley, Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92136-5190
619-556-7404

Naval Base Coronado (NBC)
Building 318, Saufley Road
San Diego, CA 92135-7138
619-545-6071

Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL)
Buildings 211 & 212
140 Sylvester Road
San Diego, CA 92106-3521
619-553-7505

Bayview Hills Branch (BVH)
1967 Sky Harbor Road
San Diego, CA 92139
619-267-1720
 

Gateway Village Branch (GVB)
3207 Rosecrans Place
San Diego, CA 92110
619-222-5548

Kearny Mesa Branch (KMB)
3950 Calle Fortunada
San Diego, CA 92123
619-987-9449

Village at Serra Mesa Branch (VSM)
3141 Afton Road
San Diego, CA 92123
858-505-1369

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