Transition Benefits: Norfolk FFSC Hosts ERB Transition Forum

Story Number: NNS120113-13Release Date: 1/13/2012 5:24:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Youngblood, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- An Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) Transition Forum was held at Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 13, for Sailors transitioning out of the Navy.

Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hosted the forum to provide personalized career coaching and job research assistance to Sailors being released from active duty under ERB.

Challenger, Gray and Christmas (CGC), an outplacement consulting organization participated in the forum, providing sailors additional information such as resume building, job search coaching, and daily job leads customized to each Sailor's goals.

Ted Cremer, FFSC educational services facilitator, provided in-depth information on dealing with stress during the transition process and equipped Sailors with effective tools for combating stress levels.

"If my head is not in the game I can't do the job," said Cremer. "The key to mitigating stress is having the information you need to combat it."

The forum also provided ERB Sailors the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with previously released Sailors to help make the transition process less foreign to them.

"Everyone has been very genuine during the ERB process," said Operations Specialist 2nd Class Miranda Queen, a Sailor being transitioned out due to ERB. "There is no way I would have been able to make the transition without FFSC."

Additional Forums will be held Friday Feb. 17, and Friday March 23 in Building U-93 from 0800-1100.

Sailors separated due to the ERB can contact CGC at 800-971-4288 or email

For more information about the ERB transition support, visit the NPC ERB transition support page at, contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672), or email

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An educational services facilitator, speaks to Sailors transitioning out of the Navy.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
January 17, 2012
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