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Individual Augmentee Support

Fleet & Family Support has a wide variety of services for Individual Augmentees (IA), their family members, and commands before, during, and after and IA assignment.

Contact Fleet & Family Support at 866-854-0638 or
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Preparing for an IA Assignment

Fleet & Family Support can help the IA and his/her family members prepare for an IA assignment. Preparation helps family members not just survive but thrive throughout the deployment cycle. Preparation can help an IA maintain mission readiness and experience a successful deployment.

Pre-Deployment Briefs

This brief educates IAs and family members about what to expect during an IA assignment. Discussions during the brief include common reactions during and following a combat or hazardous duty assignment along with general deployment issues. To schedule a Pre-Deployment Brief, call 866-854-0638.

Financial Preparation

Fleet & Family Support certified Financial Educators can provide personalized financial information and assistance on preparing for an IA assignment. To schedule a financial appointment, call 866-854-0638.

Navy Family Accountability & Assessment (NFAAS)

Fleet & Family Support can help Sailors and their families understand NFAAS and how it is used by the command and the Fleet & Family Support Center. Fleet & Family Support primarily focuses on supporting the family during the IA assignment. Knowing resources are available for the family, allows the IA to stay focused on the mission. It is important to ensure that NFAAS has current information and that the IA has designated an IA Preferred Contact. Family members have a designated Fleet & Family Support consultant, an Individual Deployment Support Specialist (IDSS), available as a resource for assistance. Single IAs may designate parents, significant others, or friends for support from the IDSS. The IDSS will contact the individual in NFAAS designated as the IA Preferred Contact to offer support and to provide information and assistance during the IA assignment.

Navy Family Accountability & Assessment (NFAAS) Website →

Post Deployment

Deployment affects everyone differently. It is very common for individuals to experience emotional aftershocks when they have witnessed or were involved in highly stressful or life-threatening situations. Normal reactions may include: sleep disturbances, difficulty relating to family and friends, taking unnecessary risks like driving too fast, and not being able to relax. Fleet & Family Support is available to provide assistance after deployment. The designated IDSS will continue to contact the IA Preferred Contact listed in NFAAS for six months after deployment. In addition, counselors are available to provide individual, child, and family counseling as needed. Call 866-854-0638 to schedule a counseling appointment.

Operational Stress

Stress is the process by which we respond to challenges: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Prolonged or extreme stress may impact performance or health.

The Navy developed an Operational Stress Control program and the Stress Continuum model as a tool for recognizing where we are in response to stress and to help us understand what actions may be needed to minimize negative stress effects. For more detailed information, please visit the website below.

The Stress Continuum →



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