Transition Benefits: FFSC's Relocation Assistance Program Helps Plan Your Move

Story Number: NNS111010-02Release Date: 10/10/2011 8:03:00 PM
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From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Centers' (FFSC) Relocation Assistance Program can provide support to help ease the stress of moving to a new location.

Relocating a Navy family is a normal occurrence during a Sailor's career. When Sailors receive orders for a permanent change of station, they should first contact the installation's Personal Property Office. They should then speak with a relocation specialist who will be able to provide information, workshops and individual counseling about the moving process.

"As soon as a Sailor receives orders, he or she needs to start the relocation process. The FFSC Relocation Assistance Program has relocation counselors available to help and support our Sailors and their families with providing relocation information," said Dede O'Rourke, Commander, Navy Installations Command relocation assistance program analyst.

"Along with contacting the local installation Personal Property Office, Sailors should visit the web site. If you are a first time user on this site a video is provided with step by step instructions on how to use this website. The sooner a Sailor starts preparing for the move, the easier the transition will be for the entire family," she added.

The Personal Property Office will provide the family with the paperwork and websites needed for the entire process. Also, the office will assist with preparing the required documentation, provide information on the option to use The Personally Procured Move Program (PPM) formerly Do-it-Yourself (DITY) Move and include timelines for move completion and household good storage.

Fleet and Family Support Centers are located on Navy installations worldwide, and the programs provided are free of charge. Their Relocation Assistance Program is one of many transition benefits available to separating Sailors including those affected by the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB).

For the latest ERB information visit Navy Personnel Command's ERB website;

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