Fleet Activities Yokosuka Rolls Out Family Partner Program


Story Number: NNS200508-13Release Date: 5/8/2020 10:08:00 AM
A  A  A   Email this story to a friend   Print this story
By Taylor Curry, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) and tenant command Ombudsman create a program to assist eligible active duty families with essential tasks during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic entitled the Family Partner Program (FPP).

In an effort to reduce interaction between individuals, the FPP allows two households to partner together to perform day-to-day essential movement tasks that are impacted due to the current base-wide Shelter in Place policy.

Some of these tasks include visits to the commissary and Navy Exchange for essential items, post office pick up and drop off, and essential medical and business appointments such as a doctor’s visit, veterinarian, vehicle registration, and auto port visit for car maintenance.

“I really appreciate the intention of this program,” said Brittany Hoggard, an FPP participant. “I think having a fellow spouse to team up with during this epidemic is happening, especially in a foreign land, all while your spouse is deployed, is very helpful for families because it limits interaction between people.”

Eligible participants include: spouses with dependent children aged 15 years or younger with a deployed active duty spouse; single active duty personnel with dependent children aged 15 years or younger; additionally, spouses of active duty personnel who do not have dependent children aged 15 years or younger are still eligible to partner with a family.

FPP coordinators emphasize this program is not to be used for scheduling of play dates, coffee visits and other non-essential tasks.

“We are in a stressful situation here,” added Hoggard.  “This program relieves a portion of that stress.”

For 75 years, CFAY has provided, maintained, and operated base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, tenant commands, and thousands of military and civilian personnel and their families.

Get more information about the Navy from US Navy facebook or twitter.

For more news from Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, visit www.navy.mil/local/cfay/.

 
RELATED PHOTOS
Fleet Activities Yokosuka rolls out Family Partner Program
Harlie Fraser, CFAY Ombudsman and a member of the Family Partner Program (FPP), shops at the commissary during the Shelter in Place order for another spouse whose active duty husband is stationed on a Yokosuka-based Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) ship that is on deployment. The FPP allows two households to partner together to perform essential tasks such as grocery shopping for the partnered family due to the Shelter in Place base-wide policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For 75 years, CFAY has provided, maintained, and operated base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet's forward-deployed naval forces, tenant commands, and thousands of military and civilian personnel and their families.
May 6, 2020
Navy Social Media
Sign up for email updates To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please click on the envelope icon in the page header above or click Subscribe to Navy News Service.