NB Coronado Hosts ERB Seminar for Sailors, Spouses

Story Number: NNS120118-17Release Date: 1/18/2012 10:05:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phillip Pavlovich, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) San Diego hosted a seminar for Sailors and their families affected by the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB), Jan. 17 and 18, at Naval Base Coronado.

The seminar entitled, "ERB... What Next? Seminar for Sailors and Spouses" consisted of 10 modules informing affected Sailors about all aspects of the ERB transition process.

"This is the best opportunity for Sailors transitioning to learn about their benefits and network," said Beth Juachon, Department of Veterans Affairs military services coordinator.

Navy command career counselors, representatives from Navy College, Veterans Affairs and other organizations, answered questions and provided the most current information on career services, networking, transition benefits and relocation information.

"The seminar provides a wealth of information," said Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ben Bezalsky, an ERB-affected Sailor.

In addition to guest speakers, information was provided in the form of pamphlets and fliers about topics covered during the seminar to aide Sailors in their transition.

"It's one-stop shopping for getting out the Navy," said Bezalsky. "Every question I had, and wondered who I can talk to or what websites to go to, got answered. I definitely feel like I am well prepared to start my transition into civilian life."

Naval Base San Diego's first ERB seminar was held Dec. 19 and 20, and more are currently being planned on a monthly basis through June.

For more information about ERB transition support, visit the NPC ERB transition support page at www.npc.navy.mil/boards/ERB/, contact the NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672), or email: cscmailbox@navy.mil.

For more information about support services offered by FFSC San Diego, visit http://www.cnic.navy.mil/SanDiego/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/SupportServices/index.htm .

Facebook users can "like" the NRSW ERB Resources Facebook page to receive resource updates and job postings at www.facebook.com/NavyERB .

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy .

For more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, visit www.navy.mil/local/pacensandiego/.

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