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Navy Region Southwest (NRSW)
Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) San Diego
Welcomes You to Sunny San Diego!
America’s Finest City
What’s In This Package?
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Welcome to San Diego
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FFSC Information .........................................................Your One Stop Shop!
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Military One Source ....................................................Help Anytime – Anywhere!
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Single Sailor .................................................................Always Ready, Always Prepared
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USO...............................................................................Arriving by Airplane
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Looking for Housing? ..................................................Resources for You!
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Resource Guide ..........................................................Entitlements, BAH Rates, & Financial Resources
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TRICARE Medical & Dental ........................................Critical Information for Your Move!
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Looking for Your Next Career? ................................Visit the FFSC Career Center
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Resources for Parents.................................................Childcare, Family Resources, & more
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School-age Children? ................................................Resources on Choosing a New School
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Exceptional Family Member Program ......................Update for Families with Special Needs
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The Family Pet? ...........................................................More Than Just a Pet!
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Fun in the Sun ..............................................................Get to Know San Diego!
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T.I.P. ..............................................................................Stress Relief for Commuters
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New Spouses? .............................................................What We Can Offer You!
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Resources Toolkit.........................................................Websites & Your Own Tri-fold Phone Card!
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Essential Locations for Military Personnel & Families
JAN 2009
Welcome to San Diego &
The Fleet & Family Support Center
The Fleet & Family Support Center, San Diego (FFSC)
located at Naval Base San Diego, Naval Base
Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma, and Murphy
Canyon welcomes military families
relocating to the San Diego area.
All services offered to married couples and
their families are also available for the single Sailor.
How can we help you?
The FFSC provides counseling assistance from trained
and licensed marriage and family counselors.
This includes individual and marital counseling as well
as enrichment programs, workshops, support groups,
and other training.
Having trouble dealing with stress or anger in the
workplace or at home? Do you need to learn
how to communicate in a more effective
manner with your family members?
FFSC provides workshops in Anger and Stress Management as
well as communication classes and support groups.
Don't know where to go with a problem or a question?
The Information & Referral / Relocation specialists can provide
detailed information in helping you to link with military and
civilian resources available in the San Diego area.
Living paycheck to paycheck? Having trouble managing money, credit,
or investments? The Personal Financial Program offers workshops and classes to
help you solve a variety of financial problems and put you on the road to
financial success!
Our Relocation Assistance Program helps service members and families who are
coming to or departing from the San Diego area. Specialists provide individual
assistance and workshops on everything you need to know about relocating,
but didn't know who to ask!
Our Transition Assistance Program is staffed by professionals who can assist you or
your family member with employment and career development. Workshops
include transition and spouse employment orientation, resume writing, interviewing
techniques, and more. In addition, there are posted job openings, computers,
periodicals, and personalized assistance to help you conduct your job searches.
FFSC also assists commands with deployment programs, ombudsman training,
and the command representative program.
NRSW Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC)
San Diego
Our Programs are Completely Free & Confidential!
We are located in four locations to serve you, and we are also available by phone and online!
Call or visit our website for a map and directions to our sites, or for more information!
Naval Base, San Diego
3005 Corbina Alley
Bldgs 259 & 263
San Diego, CA 92136
(619) 556-7404
Naval Base, Coronado
Saufley Road (NASNI)
Bldg 318
San Diego, CA 92135
(619) 545-6071
Naval Base, Pt. Loma
140 Sylvester Road
Bldgs 211 & 212
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 553-8306
Murphy Canyon Branch
4867T Santo Road
San Diego, CA 92124
(858) 277-4259
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
Our services include:
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Relocation Assistance: Arriving or Leaving…We're Here to Help!
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Information & Referral: Access Community & Military Resources Quickly & Easily
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Personal Financial Management: Workshops & Resources for You! (Ex: Car & Home Buying)
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Ombudsman Support: Locate Your Command Ombudsman for 24-Hour Support
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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Support: Resources for Families with Special Needs
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Life Skills and Personal Improvement Workshops
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Confidential Individual, Family, and Marital Counseling (Just Walk In!)
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Deployment Support: Resources to Ensure Continuous Readiness to Deploy
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Transition Assistance & Family Employment: Your Career Center!
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Family Advocacy Prevention & Sexual Assault Victim Intervention
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Command General Military Training (GMTs)
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And More!
Military One Source
Help Anytime…Anywhere!
(800) 342-9647
www.militaryonesource.com
One Source is available to you by phone or online, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. They offer resources
all over the world, and can help with relocation, information, referrals, counseling, online workshops,
parenting, deployment preparation, and more!
Request a “Know Your Neighborhood Guide” from Military One Source with your new zip code to learn your
area before you move! Also, ask if they can send you a free Chamber of Commerce guide with coupons
and local area information!
SINGLE SAILOR?
Always Ready, Always Prepared
Things to think about while you are transferring (PCS) to your new command here in the Navy
Region Southwest, San Diego.
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Driving?
If you do not already have Base Decal already you will need the following to bring your
vehicle on base:
o Vehicle Registration, Drivers License, Insurance, Smog certificate.
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Flying? Have you arranged for care of your vehicle? Paperwork, keys, insurance, payments, specific
Power of Attorney (POA)?
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Moving household? Contact to arrange your shipment
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Got a Sponsor? Contact your gaining command to make sure you have a sponsor assigned to assist
you with this transition.
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Know your Ombudsman? Very important to share this information with your family members as well.
They are a direct link to the command.
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Got your Commands address? Share your gaining Command's address (including your rate/rank) with
your family?
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Got Uniforms? Considering the San Diego weather and which uniforms are in use in the area, a full
sea bag is recommended.
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Curious about San Diego? Check with the MWR office for available tickets and discounted prices.
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Got School? Check out Navy College
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Active duty service members who are checking into commands who are deployed should see the
Transient Personnel Unit (TPU).
Are you E-4 or above and collecting Base Housing Allowance (BAH)? Check out the NEW Pacific
Beacon!!
Command a private, all-inclusive lifestyle by leasing your own master suite. At Pacific Beacon, it is all about
comfort and convenience. Park in the garage. Turn on the central air. Stroll downstairs for a sandwich or
upstairs for a barbecue with friends.
Join in a game of sand volleyball. Enjoy spectacular views of San Diego Bay and Coronado Island from the
roof top sky terrace or your private balcony. Workout with a neighbor in one of three fitness pavilions.
Privately Owned, Professionally Managed
• Master suites with private bedroom, bathroom, and study area
• Fully furnished apartments (unfurnished also available)
• Free utilities; cable/internet/phone packages available for purchase
• Central air conditioning
• Fully equipped kitchen with island bar
• Washer/dryer in unit
• Controlled-access garage parking available
World Class Services & Amenities Designed for your Independent Lifestyle
• Sky terrace with heated resort style pool and hot tub
• Rooftop lounge with fire pits, barbecues, and spectacular views
• 9,000 square feet of fitness space with aerobics and free weights
• Stat-of-the-art business center
• Wi-fi café with coffee bar and sandwich shop
• Basketball courts, sand volleyball, and horseshoe pits
• 24 hour concierge services
• Optional maid service
• Navy Consortium of Colleges classrooms
• Game rooms with pool tables, foosball, and flat panel TVs
Luxury that's Affordable
All suites available at or below $1,374*
(2008 E4 BAH Rate)
*Private Master Suite in a Dual Occupied Luxury
Apartment Home
Contact Pacific Beacon:
Call (619) 231-3400
Email [email protected]
Visit www.pacificbeacon.com
Arrivng by Airplane?
Neil Ash USO Center
San Diego International Airport is host to the nation's second largest United Services Organization (USO) center,
providing our military with a welcome respite while traveling. Opened in March 2000, this 6,520-square-foot
facility hosts approximately 100,000 service members and their families each year.
The center is named after longtime serviceman to the USO, C. Neil Ash. During World War II, Ash was
commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, and served in the Pacific. He was recalled to active duty for two
years during the Korean War, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Ash has been a dedicated
supporter of Sailors and Marines in San Diego for many decades, and conceived and led the successful
15-year campaign to open a cutting-edge USO Center at the Airport.
The Center is located in Terminal 2, directly across from the second floor American Airlines ticket counter.
Simply walk across the pedestrian bridge, take the escalator down to the first floor and look to your left.
The Neil Ash USO Center features the following amenities:
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Children’s play room
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Coffee bar and snack area
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Computer and Internet service
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Conference room
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Flight information monitor
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Large-screen TV
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Lounge
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Luggage storage area
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Reading room
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Restrooms and showers
For more information, please call (619) 296-3192
Baggage Claim
Follow the baggage claim signs to the carousels centrally located on the ground level of each terminal.
The monitors above each carousel will display your airline and flight number. The carousel produces an
audible buzz and a flashing light to signal when baggage is being unloaded. Since many pieces of luggage
look alike, check all name tags or other identifiers to ensure that you are removing the correct item(s).
Baggage Carts
Passengers with heavy or large numbers of bags will find baggage cart dispensers conveniently located
throughout the Airport. The rental fee is $3.00 per cart. The dispenser accepts currency and credit cards.
Lost/Damaged Baggage
If your luggage does not arrive or is damaged, visit the airline's baggage claim office located in the baggage
claim area. For additional assistance, directly contact the airline baggage claim office or ticket counter.
Baggage Claim
Phone Number
Baggage Claim
Phone Number
Aeromexico
619.238.2090
JetBlue Airways
619.725.0807
Alaska Airlines
619.238.2050
Northwest Airlines
619.231.7372
American Airlines
619.231.5420
SkyWest Airlines
619.291.3782
American Eagle
619.231.5420
Southwest Airlines
619.291.5500
Continental Airlines 619.683.7309
Sun Country Airlines 619.491.2808
Delta Air Lines
619.491.2808
United Airlines
800.221.6903
Frontier Airlines
619.295.4447
US Airways
619.238.2001
Hawaiian Airlines
619.571.3101
Virgin America
619.817.2077
Looking for Short Term or Long Term Housing?
Resources for You!
Where to Stay While Finding Your New Home…Reserve the Navy Lodge or Marine Inn up to one year
in advance and no later than 60 days prior to arrival for the most affordable rates in town! If they do not have a
vacancy, ask for a list of referrals that will match their prices. See www.navy-lodge.com or call (800) NAVY-INN.
Also, a great option while you travel!
Where to Find Help in Locating Your New Home – The Housing Welcome Center has information for
ALL military family housing PLUS referrals to apartments and homes in the community. Upon your arrival, visit the
Welcome Center at Naval Base, San Diego, 2625 Le Hardy Street, Bldg 3544, San Diego, CA 92136-5128.
What about Military Family Housing?
Operated by Lincoln BP Management (PPV)
Rent = Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)
BAH includes:
Free Internet Access
Free Roadside Assistance
Free Courtesy Patrol
24/7 Emergency Maintenance
Utilities Included
Free Children's Activities
Free Intrusion Alarms
Free Family Programs
To be eligible, applicants must:
Be on active duty with 1+ dependents (if single parent, must have full
custody of children 9 months out of the year).
Be receiving San Diego BAH.
Have at least 6 months remaining in the military.
To apply for Military Family Housing, bring a copy of your Page 2/RED and a copy of your orders to the
Naval Base, San Diego Welcome Center.
For questions on eligibility for Military Family Housing, call (619) 556-9610 or visit our website at
www.cnrswhousing.navy.mil
For questions on availability, contact Lincoln PPV at (619) 556-7667 or email [email protected]
To check your position on the waiting list, call the automated line at (619) 556-8443.
To contact the POC for the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) call (619) 556-8307.
Out In Town?
Use the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN)! AHRN is sponsored by the Department of
Defense. BAH calculators and other options help you target places that fit your needs and your budget. AHRN.com
shows you the housing available right now! If you are renting, buying, selling, or otherwise looking for civilian housing,
visit www.ahrn.com today!
www.apartments.com
www.rent.com
www.forrent.com
www.realestate.signonsandiego.com
The Department of the Navy does not endorse these websites, they are offered for information only.
Looking for Information on Your Next Duty Station?
Military Installations: Check out www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil for installation information, local community and
educational opportunities, resources, and links you'll need as you explore San Diego and plan your move! If you have
an FFSC at your current duty station, they can often assist you with information before you leave. To find the FFSC
locations around the world, visit www.ffsp.navy.mil
Naval Legal Services Office (NLSO): NLSO reviews contracts and leases BEFORE you sign for free?
Don't get caught with small print – take the forms to NLSO for review and protect yourself! NLSO offers valuable
information on renters’ rights, wills, powers of attorney, Service Member’s Civil Relief Act, debt/creditor matters,
family law, adoptions, and more. Call (619) 556-2439 (Naval Base San Diego); (619) 545-6437 (Naval Base Coronado)
or visit www.jag.navy.mil/html/NLSOSWnewmain.htm
Resource Guide
Did you know FFSC offers:
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Information and Referral
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Ombudsman Support & Information
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Exceptional Family Member Program Support
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General Life Skills Education
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Clinical Counseling (Confidential)
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Family Advocacy Program
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Deployment Services
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Relocation Assistance Program
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Transition Assistance
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Spouse Employment Assistance
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Personal Financial Management
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Sexual Assault Victim Intervention
Child Development
School Information
Child Care Resource Referral
619-556-8491
[email protected]
Toll-Free: 877-235-6002
Navy Family Home-Care Program
619-556-7394
YMCA Child Care Resources
800-481-2151
SD County Office of Education
858-292-3500
www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us
Borrego Springs
760-767-5357
Carlsbad
760-331-5000
Chula Vista
619-425-9600
Coronado Unified
619-522-8918 / 8900
Oceanside
760-757-2560
Poway
858-748-0010
Ramona
760-787-2000
San Diego City Schools
619-725-8000
San Marcos
760-744-4776
Sweetwater
619-691-5555
Vista
760-726-2170
Medical Information
TRICARE Service Center
888-TRI-WEST
CLINICS:
644 Naples St, Chula Vista
619-858-0099
8808 Balboa Ave, San Diego
858-569-6664
Naval Base Coronado
619-545-4319
Naval Training Center (NTC)
619-524-4947
BALBOA HOSPITAL:
Naval Medical Center (Info/Qdeck) 619-532-6400
Naval Medical Center (Appts)
619-532-8225
Naval Medical Center (TRICARE)
619-532-8328
San Diego Utilities & Services
SBC (Telephone)
San Diego Gas & Electric
Padre Dam
San Diego City Water
Otay Water
Pacific Waste Service
COX Cable
COX Communication
Time Warner Cable/Digital Phone
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
San Diego Transit
800-310-2355
800-411-7343
619-448-3111
619-515-3500
619-670-7777
619-561-7080
800-234-6660
619-262-1122
858-695-3220
800-777-0133
619-233-3004
Lending Lockers
NB San Diego
NB Coronado
NB Point Loma
Military Outreach
0730-1630
0730-1630
0730-1630
Hours Vary
619-556-7404
619-545-6071
619-553-8306
619-843-8964
Military Family Housing
Call 619-556-8443.
www.cnrswhousing.navy.mil
Personal Property (Household Goods)
Call 619-556-MOVE (6683)
www.sd.fisc.navy.mil/hhg
Lodging & Food Service
Navy Lodges:
Worldwide Reservations
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base Coronado
Miramar Inn
800-628-9466
619-234-6142
619-435-0191
858-271-7111
Bachelor Officer Quarters (BOQ):
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base Coronado
NAB Coronado
Naval Base Point Loma
619-556-8672
619-545-7545
619-437-3860
619-553-9381
Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ):
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base Coronado
NAB Coronado
Naval Base Point Loma
619-556-8672
619-545-9551
619-437-3860
619-553-9381
Galleys:
Naval Base San Diego
Naval Base Coronado
NAB Coronado
Naval Base Point Loma
619-556-7039
619-545-7512
619-437-2044
619-553-7544
FFSC Resource Guide
Basic Travel Entitlements
Pay and Allowances for travel is based on an individual meeting specific
eligibility criteria. Check with your disbursing office to determine your
specific entitlements.
Advanced Pay and Allowance
Advanced pay can be drawn up to 60-days prior to your move. No more
than three months of advance pay can be drawn and must be approved by
your Commanding Officer. The advance is normally repaid in equal
installments over 12 months. In certain cases, repayment can be spread
over 24 months. If an advance for rental housing is needed, an advance
housing allowance may be issued by the disbursing officer. You must have
already rented housing and must provide a copy of the rental agreement to
document the housing costs.
Dislocation Allowance (DLA)
Active Duty personnel are entitled to a Dislocation Allowance to offset
some of the costs of closing one home and setting up another. These
costs include rent deposits, utility hookups, etc. Refer to the DLA Rate
Chart for exact amounts. DLA can be drawn up to 10-days in advance.
DLA is not available to service members who:
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are without family members and are assigned to unaccompanied
government quarters;
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are transferred to a new duty station or to the same geographical
location; or
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on separation or retirement orders.
Per Diem Allowance
Along with the DLA, food and lodging costs are reimbursed when making a
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. The allowance is paid at a
daily rate for you and your family members. Auto travel is at the rate of 350
miles per day (not to exceed the official authorized distance) and is used to
determine how many days per diem will be paid. Note that per diem may
be drawn in advance. The Per Diem Allowance for:
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Service members is $99 per day, plus $74.25 per day for their spouse and
each family member at least 12 years or older and $49.50 for family
members under age 12.
Spouses who travel separately, receive $99 per day (the per diem for
other family members traveling separately is $74.25 or $49.50,
depending on their age).
Mileage in Lieu of Transportation
Service members receive MALT when they drive to a new assignment.
The standard rate of $.27 per mile is applicable for both uniformed service
members and their respective dependents. The service member is paid the
standard milage/MALT rate whether traveling with or without dependents.
The rules for payment for the use of two or more cars for uniformed
members is available through your PSD.
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE)
The TLE is for PCS transfers within the United States. TLE provides service
members up to $290 per day (for ten days) to offset temporary housing costs
incurred locally, before departing for an old duty station or after reporting to
a new duty station. Personnel going overseas are entitled to TLE for five
days. The actual TLE is figured by a complex formula and is different in
each area. You must check into your command upon arrival in order to be
eligible. TLE cannot be drawn in advance. For more information on travel
entitlements, visit: https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem
FREE Furniture/Household Goods
Military Outreach Ministries can help by providing items like house wares,
strollers, playpens, high chairs, gently used children's clothing, formula,
diapers, and more!
The Furniture Warehouse is open to E-5 and below; however, others may
qualify based on their circumstances. Dining room tables, couches, and beds
typically reserved for families. Call (619) 843-8964 for more information or
assess need/availabilty.
In addition, Military Outreach provides free bread and food distribution at
various areas around San Diego. Activity classes for spouses, including free
childcare, are also available! Visit www.militaryoutreach.org or call
(619) 688-5015.
Operation Homefront to qualifying military families, can access assistance
with furniture, car repair, computers, moving cost, childcare cost, and
Commissary vouchers when available. Certain restrictions apply.
Call (866) 424-5210 or www.operationhomefront.net for more information.
2009 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)*
Pay
Grade
With
Dependents
Without
Dependents
Pay
Grade
With
Dependents
Without
Dependents
Dislocation Allowance (DLA)
PAY
WITH
WITHOUT
GRADE DEPENDENTS DEPENDENTS
PAY
WITH
WITHOUT
GRADE DEPENDENTS DEPENDENTS
E1
1,900.00
1,472.00
W4
2,315.00
2,131.00
E-1
$1,887.89
$814.81
O-1
$1,973.62
$1,454.55
E2
1,900.00
1,472.00
W5
2,420.00
2,168.00
E-2
$1,887.89
$913.77
O-2
$2,207.77
$1,727.36
E3
1,900.00
1,472.00
O1E
2,167.00
2,018.00
1,900.00
E-3
$1,887.89
$1,125.01
O-3
$2,585.57
$2,177.60
E4
1,472.00
O2E
2,217.00
2,063.00
E5
2,018.00
1,680.00
O3E
2,331.00
2,122.00
E-4
$1,887.89
$1,146.73
O-4
$3,125.18
$2,717.18
E6
2,122.00
1,798.00
O1
2,030.00
1,782.00
E-5
$1,887.89
$1,318.15
O-5
$3,545.24
$2,932.06
E7
2,159.00
1,908.00
O2
2,120.00
1,977.00
E-6
$2,099.14
$1,429.19
O-6
$3,678.02
$3,044.30
$2,271.76
$1,578.89
O-7+
$4,084.83
$3,318.33
E8
2,199.00
2,038.00
O3
2,222.00
2,085.00
E-7
E9
2,290.00
2,017.00
O4
2,464.00
2,187.00
E-8
$2,446.80
$1,848.07
W-1
$2,015.87
$1,531.80
W1
2,123.00
1,855.00
O5
2,635.00
2,224.00
E-9
$2,654.41
$2,013.46
W-2
$2,330.91
$1,829.98
W2
2,175.00
2,038.00
O6
2,657.00
2,268.00
O-1E
$2,316.41
$1,718.91
W-3
$2,533.70
$2,060.52
W3
2,224.00
2,047.00 O7-010
O-2E
$2,507.16
$1,998.96
W-4
$2,765.48
$2,451.60
O-3E
$2,778.73
$2,351.42
W-5
$3,016.54
$2,760.62
*NOTE: BAH is based on the San Diego area rate.
TRICARE Medical & Dental
Critical Information for Your Move!
TRICARE offers three programs: Prime, Extra, and Standard. Access information for our TRIWEST Region, which
includes all of California, at (888) TRI-WEST. When you arrive, call this number to register in the new region or to
update your address and receive a provider. There is a TRICARE office located at Naval Medical Center
San Diego, Bldg.2, next to the parking structure. For general information, visit www.triwest.com or
www.tricare.osd.mil
Also, check out www.tricare.osd.mil/DEERS to update your address online!
Looking for Your Next Career?
FFSC has a Career Center for you!
Access employment listings, computer lab to send resumes, free fax and copier, employment libraries, job fairs,
and more! Our Work & Family Life Consultants can help you on an individualized basis to create the perfect
resume or cover letter, and to practice your interviewing techniques! We also offer great workshops on
employment, check out our website for more information.
Also, FFSC offers financial management workshops on topics like identity theft prevention, predatory lending
practices, developing your spending plan, savings and investments, car buying, home buying, and more!
Adecco is a temporary employment agency that has partnered with the Navy to offer military spouses an easy
transition. Check out www.usadecco.com/careeraccelerator or www.ajilonfinance.com
Also, visit www.mscn.org for a Department of Defense site promoting spouse education and career
development. The Dept of Labor sponsors for relocating military spouses to access educational and
employment resources.
What will your salary look like at your new destination? Check out www.salary.com and stay informed about your
value in today's job market! Use the Salary Wizard (bottom of page) to enter your new zip code and job type.
Career Advancement Accounts (CAA)
The frequent moves required by military members often leave their spouses in a bind when it comes to
completing education programs to establish long-term careers. The Career Advancement Account (CAA) was
created to help eligible military spouses of service members assigned to participation locations with at least 12
months remaining at the participation site. The state of California has two participating sites, Camp Pendleton
and San Diego Naval Bases.
CAA will fund up to $3000.00 for one year, renewable for a second year. Spouses may use their account to pay
for expenses directly related to post-secondary education and training. CAA may also cover credentialing or
licensing in the allowable fields. Fields that qualify for the CAA program include Healthcare, Education,
Financial Services, Information Technology, Trade Industries, Human Resources, Hospitality, Homeland Security
and Business Administration. Additional information, including eligibility, can be found by can be found by visiting
http://caa.milspouse.org/ or by calling (619) 556-9866.
Schedule a Career Advancement Orientation today to get started on a path to a rewarding portable career by
calling the Fleet and Family Support Center at (619)556-9866.
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Childcare Resource & Referral: Apply for base Child
Development Centers or licensed Family Home Care
Providers. Waiting lists apply, so register early!
(619) 556-8491; [email protected] Use the online option at
Child & Youth Programs section of www.mwr.navy.mil. Upon
receipt of orders or confirmation of pregnancy, submit a
request (prior to arriving at a new duty station!)
Miramar Youth Center: Drop-in care. Bring shot records. Can
make reservations. Costs and weekly time limits apply. Call
(858) 577-4136 for more info.
www.mccsmiramar.com/youth_teen_programs.html
San Diego Co. Centralized Child Care List: Some income
sensitive programs available and countywide referrals. See
www.childcaresandiego.com to apply and for info.
YMCA Child Care Resource Services: Some income sensitive
programs available.
(800) 481-2151, (619) 521-3070, or www.ymcacrs.org
Child Development Associates: Alternative payment
programs offer free or reduced options according to income
and family sizes.
(619) 427-4411, x 209 or x203. Or, click on Alternative Payment
at www.childdevelopmentassociates.com
Children's Home Society of CA: Assistance for children ages
0-36 months, including childcare referrals.
(858) 715-5515 or www.chs-ca.org
2-1-1: Call 211 (land line) or (858) 300-1211 (cell phone) for
24- hour referrals. See www.211sandiego.org for more info.
Head Start: Operated by Episcopal Community Services,
accepting applications for children, ages 0-5. Incomesensitive program . Offers 15+ Centers, “Home Based” options,
and “Family Childcare Programs.”
(888) 873-5145 or www.sandiegoheadstart.org
Military One Source: Call 24 hours/day for worldwide referrals,
information, free publications, and much more!
Awesome Resources!
Women, Infants &Children (WIC): Supplemental food program,
issues vouchers for expectant moms and parents with children 5
years or under. Provides nutritional education. Income
requirements apply. Office hours at various locations, including at
some FFSC's and bases.
(800) 500-6411 or www.sdarc.org (WIC)
Armed Services YMCA: Provide expectant parents and families
with in-home social work visits, referrals, baby items, emergency
food, seminars, support groups, and youth programs.
(858) 751-5755 or www.militaryymca.com
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: Can provide financial,
educational, and other help to military and their families according
to specific program guidelines. Thrift stores with gently used items,
including uniforms, at some bases.
Naval Base, San Diego (NBSD)
Naval Base, Coronado (NBC)
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD)
MCAS Miramar
www.nmcrs.org
(619) 556-8283
(619) 545-7202
(619) 293-3730
(858) 577-1807
Military Outreach Ministries: Monthly food distribution and free
furniture warehouse. Some emergency support.
(858) 688-5015 or www.sandiegomom.org
Healthy Start Military Family Cluster: Programs depend on funding.
May include Parents & Coaches Together Program, matching
moms-to-be with experienced mentors for support. May also offer
in-home child assessments and playgroups, depending on your
area. Call to confirm.
(858) 496-0044 or www.saysandiego.org
New Parent Support Team: In-home parenting support for new
moms and classes. Playgroups and additional education/outreach
at various areas.
NBSD/South County
Miramar
MCRD
(619) 556-8812
(858) 577-9812
(619) 524-0805
USO: Stretch your food budget at free Tuesday night dinners each
week! Free computer lab with Internet access, fun activities,
holiday events, and more!
(800) 342-9647 or www.militaryonesource.com
(619) 235-6503 or www.usosandiego.org
Subsidies: Childcare subsidies may be available to those who
qualify, including reduced rates. Call (800) 793-0324 x341 for
more information on military childcare. Also call (800) 4242246 or visit www.childcareaware.org or
www.naccrra.org/militaryprograms for different subsidies that
may be able to assist you.
Operation Homefront: A wide variety of programs and resources,
including assistance with moving, car/appliance repair, and free
programs for military families. (866) 424-5210 or
www.operationhomefront.net
Play Groups: Come play, learn, network, and get military
family-friendly resources! For more information, contact the
Murphy Canyon Branch at (858) 277-4259.
Toddler Time: Learn about developmental milestones of toddlers,
address parenting issues, and network with other military parents at
this FFSC Murphy Canyon Branch program for military families with
children age 12 months to 2 1/2 years old.
Call (858) 277-4259 for more information.
OCT 2008
Classes & Workshops!
Most classes offered in day and evening sessions.
Call to register or for more information
Active Duty Pregnancy Resources: TONS of
childcare, food, financial, and parenting
resources, overview of Navy Pregnancy
Instruction, Family Care Plan Workshop, child
support info, FULL version of NMCRS Budgeting
for Baby class, and voucher for Baby's First Sea
Bag. A MUST for all active duty moms-to-be.
FFSC NBSD
FFSC NBPL
FFSC NBC
(619) 556-7404
(619) 553-8306
(619) 545-6071
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
(Workshops, Relo and I& R)
Pre & Post Natal Fitness: NMCSD Gym, costs
apply.
(619) 532-8516
Pre-Natal Nutrition: Call NMCSD Nutrition Dept
at (619) 532-7636.
Budgeting For Baby: Financially prepare for your
newest addition! Attend this Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society (NMCRS) class and get a FREE
LAYETTE, valued at $75, called a “Baby's First Sea
Bag”!
Naval Base, San Diego (NBSD)
Naval Base, Coronado (NBC)
MCAS Miramar
(619) 556-8283
(619) 545-7202
(858) 577-1807
Baby Boot Camp: Baby care, relationships,
labor, and resources for all parents.
Recommended to both parents.
MCAS Miramar
MCRD
(858) 577-9812
(619) 524-0805
Effective Parenting: Eight session class offered
monthly. Discusses parenting and discipline for
all ages.
(619) 553-4744 or www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
(Workshops)
Family Care Plan Workshop
(Single & Dual-Active Parents):
Offered monthly by FFSC. See contact info on
front page.
New Parent Support In-Home Visitations: FREE
visits to your home for expectant and new
moms. Call for info and appointments.
NBSD/South County
Miramar
MCRD
(619) 556-8812
(858) 577-9812
(619) 524-0805
More Classes &
Workshops!
Red Cross Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby:
Labor, breathing techniques, nutrition, & infant
care. Costs $15.
(858) 309-1200 (press 3) or see www.sdarc.org
Health & Wellness (Naval Medical Center): For
more info or to register for below, call (619) 5326846.
1. Boot Camp for New Dads (Parenting Class)
2. Tobacco Cessation (For Your Health & Baby)
3. Mom's Survival Training
4. Sibling Class (Prepare Kids for New
Sisters/Brothers)
5. Healthy Cooking
6. Healthy Shopping
Also, see your Military Treatment Facility and the
Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD) OB
Ward for other great workshops for both
parents-to-be!
Websites & Re-Sale Goods
The below sites may offer great info, coupons
& free events! The FFSC does not endorse
or support any of the below resources,
provided for informational purposes only.
Be aware that providing your email address
to certain websites may result in receiving
unwanted email.
www.tylenol.com
www.childavenue.com
www.brightbeginnings.com
www.ssa.gov (Soc Sec)
www.beechnut.com
www.healthtex.com
www.ahp-dsg.com (Drypers)
www.enfamil.com
www.freebabycoupons.com
www.gerber.com
More Great Info!
www.freebabystuffonline.com
www.kidsgrowth.com
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP):
Mandatory program ensures resources for
families with special needs. Sponsors must
enroll eligible dependents. Contact FFSC for
more info!
www.healthykids.com
TRICARE: See TRIWEST for maternity and infant
medical care concerns AND to enroll your
baby! Registering in Defense Enrollment
Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and enrolling
in TRICARE are separate actions! Call (888) TRIWEST or see www.triwest.com.
www.sandiego.babyzone.com
www.orajel.com
www.nhtsa.gov (Car Seat Safety)
www.cpsc.gov (Safety)
www.tinylove.com
www.sandiegofamily.com
www.aap.org
www.sdge.com (SDG&E)
Family Dental Plan: Not automatic with
TRICARE medical enrollment, done separately!
Enroll online at www.tricaredentalprogram.com
or call (800) 866-8499.
Clothing Allowance: For maternity purposes,
paid to enlisted service members once every 3
years.
Nurse Family Partnership: A nurse home
visitation program to improve the health and
self-suffiency of first-time parents. Income
requirements apply. Call (866) 864-5226 or visit
www.nursefamilypartnership.org
Access for Infants & Mothers: For women
separating, low-cost healthcare coverage for
pregnancy and newborns. Call
(800) 433-2611 or visit www.aim.ca.gov
www.calpoison.org
www.simplykidstuff.com
www.upromise.com
www.brightfutures.org
www.zerotothree.org
www.verybestbaby.com
www.gocitykids.com
www.commissaries.com
www.boodle.com
www.coolsavings.com
www.coupons.com
www.couponmom.com
www.restaurant.com
www.entertainment.com
www.smartsource.com
Furniture & Used Items
These stores offer gently used goods, including kids' clothing,
furniture, toys, & accessories. These materials are based on
the availability of donations.
A variety of other thrift stores and baby item re-sale stores can
be found online or in the yellow pages.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Thrift Shops
Imperial Beach
(619) 424-8369
Naval Base, San Diego (619) 556-8624 or 556-8283
MCAS Miramar
(858) 271-4633
Military Outreach Ministries
Furniture Warehouse
(858) 688-5015
Choosing a New School When Relocating:
As a military family you know all too well about relocating to a new area. If you have children, that adds
another dimension to the equation, choosing a new school. Finding a good school filled with capable teachers,
motivated students, and committed parents like themselves is one of a parent's most important responsibilities.
As parents, you need to take into account many different factors when selecting the school you want your child
to attend. Armed with little more than the most basic statistics, parents make decisions about where to enroll
their children---decisions that impact their children, themselves, the community, and our society at large.
Reviewing standardized test scores is an important factor when selecting your child's school, but do not go on
the assumption the highest average scores always means the best schools. Checking out the demographic
statistics in an area is another important factor that many parents neglect. Did you know that research clearly
shows the value of being educated in a diverse environment? Academic research and day-to day experience
reveal that a diverse student body benefits students of every race, as well as our entire society. Finding a school
that has a foundation of high expectations for all students, and respect for each individual is critical. In order for
administrators to accomplish this, you as a parent play a critical supportive role.
When it all comes together---a student body that is diverse racially, ethnically, and economically
(sounds a bit like our Navy); a strong principal and faculty; a supportive community---magic happens.
Your personal involvement in that school may impact far more than the education of your own children.
For Area School Information and School Report Cards check out the following websites:
www.ed-data.k12.ca.us
www.greatschools.net
www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us
www.caisca.org
www.militarychild.org
www.schoolwisepress.com
www.soarathome.org
Here is a list of items you should have to help with your child enrolling into their new school:
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Course Description Book
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School Profile
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Attendance and Tardy Records
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Report Card
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Current Schedule
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Withdrawal Grades
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Transcript/Course History (with grading system)
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Class Rank
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Cumulative Folder
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Testing Information
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Health Records including Shot Records
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Birth Certificate
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Social Security Number
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Activities Record such as co/extracurricular
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Guardianship/custody Papers
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Alternative School Records
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Letters of Recommendations (especially
for senior
students)
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If available;
! Writing Samples
! At-Risk or Action Plans for classroom modifications
! Portfolios
! Accelerated Reader Points
! Service Learning Hours
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Proof of Residency/Military Orders
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IEP/504/Gifted Records
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JROTC Records
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Ask new school if they have Military Forum.
Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR)...
...easing the transition for military families
SOAR (Student Online Achievement Resources) is a program for military families and the school districts that
serve them. It aims to address the unique challenges facing military children in our nation's public schools, while
benefitting the overall student population. As an interactive tool, students take an assessment aligned to state
standards, and are then directed to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed. Parents play an
active role in their children's education as they can monitor their children's progress from anywhere, while also
receiving resource materials.
To learn more, please visit; www.soarathome.org
School Liaison Officers (SLO)
Commander , Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) School Liaison Officers (SLO) proactively work to directly assist
military families, commands, and schools. They provide positive academic growth and success for military school
age children by accessing information and using resources that promote a solid a positive connection between
families and school. For more information, contact your FFSC at (619) 556-7404.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
What is the EFMP?
EFMP is a mandatory program and requires the enrollment of all dependents (adults and children) that reside
with their active duty sponsor and have special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional
needs or concerns.
FFSC offers EFMP Orientations and tons of resource information!
Visit our website or call for schedules and locations.
Can you say yes to any of the below? If so, You must enroll! See map below.
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Do you have a child with diagnosed asthma,
attention deficit disorder, or any other physical,
emotional, and/or developmental disability?
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Do you have a dependent child over 21 in the
incapacitated dependent program?
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Do you have a child in special education more
than 20% of school time?
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Do you have a spouse or child receiving
treatment for cancer, lupus, heart disease,
leukemia, diabetes, mental illness, or other longterm illness?
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Is your spouse or child suffering from clinically
diagnosed depression?
Special need
identified by
individual,
healthcare
provider, or
overseas
screening.
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Do you have a family member in a residential
treatment facility?
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Are you enrolled in the TRICARE Standard Program
for the Disabled?
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Do you have a spouse or child receiving medical
care through a state medical program?
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Do you have a family member receiving
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits?
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Are you a geographic bachelor because of a family
member's special medical or educational needs?
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Do you have a family member in a full-time
special education setting or receiving inpatient/facility care?
Bring completed
paperwork
to EFMP
Coordinator at
NMCSD.
Coordinator
submits paperwork.
Attend FFSC
EFMP Orientation
and/or get
enrollment
paperwork
online.
Contact EFMP
Headquarters
(NPC) listed in
resource section
within 6 weeks to
find out your
category.
Renew every
three years or
as needed.
Category 6
updates annually.
Call today for more information about EFMP,
its benefits, or enrollment details.
NRSW Fleet & Family Support Center ]
San Diego
Naval Base San Diego (619) 556-7404
Naval Base Point Loma (619) 553-8306
Naval Base Coronado (619) 545-6071
Murphy Canyon Branch (858) 277-4259
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
SEP 2008
Resources
These are just a few of the resources available to you. Please contact FFSC for more information.
EFM Program Support
Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD): Bring original paperwork to the EFMP Coordinator for San Diego.
The office is located at NMCSD, Building 1, 1st Floor. Phone (619) 532-8586; Cell (619) 988-5586.
EFMP Headquarters (Navy): Call (866) 827-5672 within 3 weeks of submitting application to ascertain your status and
category. Naval Personnel Command (NPC) is working on a website to allow you to check status and category online.
www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSupport/ExceptionalFamilyMember/EFMPStatus.htm
Additional Support
Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA): Call (858) 751-5755 or visit www.militaryymca.com for info on monthly support groups for
all EFM families and more.
Building Bridges Together: Information and referral for families who have children with emotional, behavioral, or mental
disorders at (888) 843-5800 or www.buildingbridges2gether.org for more info.
Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC): Education and support for San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Call (619) 594-7416 or access www.efrconline.org
Kids Included Together (KIT): A non-profit organization specializing in providing best practices training for community-based
youth organizations committed to including children with disabilities into existing recreational, social and child care
programs. Call (858) 225-5680 or online: www.kitonline.org
Lincoln Military Housing EFM Club (Murphy Canyon): Call (858) 505-4136 x231 (ask for Jennifer Reid) or email [email protected]
for more info on free social activities for all San Diego EFM families.
San Diego City Schools Special Education Ombudsperson: Contact Richard Miller for referrals, Information, and advocacy
regarding public education special needs programs. (619) 725-8187 or email [email protected]
San Diego Learning Disabilities Association: Workshops, community events, local support groups, resources, and more.
Call (858) 467-9158 or visit www.LDASanDiego.org
San Diego Regional Center: Serving people with developmental disabilities and families. Tons of resources, caseworkers,
some funding for qualifying individuals, and early intervention programs. Call (858) 576-2996 or visit www.sdrc.org
Specialized Training for Military Parents (STOMP): Offers workshops and resources for military families with special needs.
Great info on relocation, working with schools, and legal information. Call (253) 565-2266/ toll-free at (800) 5-PARENT or visit
www.stompproject.org or contact STOMP by email at [email protected]
Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK): Access free workshops about the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Process
and wealth of information for parents of kids with special needs. Call (866) 609-3218 or (619) 794-2947 (ask for TASK for
military family services).
Military Homefront: Access TONS of resources at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil and www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/efmp
including online workshops for EFMP families.
Military One Source: Visit www.militaryonesource.com or call (800) 342-9647 for information, referrals, online workshops, free
materials, counseling, and more. Open 24 hours/day every day.
Puzzled Parents: Offers support and resources to families, military, care givers and professionals of special needs or disabled
children in San Diego. They can provide information on schools, individual education plans (IEPs) and networking
opportunities. Puzzled Parents host regular meetings, free of charge, at the Salvation Army building located in El Cajon.
For more information, contact Amy Mello at: 619-922-8608.
More Than Just a Pet...Part of the Family
San Diego's near perfect climate and endless variety of outdoor activities
make it the ideal pet-friendly destination. Whether your plans include a game
of Frisbee on a leash-free beach, dining alfresco at a dog-friendly café or
shopping for a trendy pet accessory, we've got the inside scoop on how to
help make your visit fun and memorable!
DOG BEACHES
• DOG BEACH- OCEAN BEACH. (24 hr. off-leash)
• FIESTA ISLAND - MISSION BAY. (off-leash) – Dogs are allowed in all areas
except for the Youth Campground and Least Tern nesting sites (seasonal).
Daily 6 am-10 pm
• NORTH BEACH DOG RUN – CORONADO. (24 hr. off-leash) – Dogs must be
leashed until you reach the beach. Foot shower & free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run.
• DEL MAR DOG BEACH - DEL MAR. (October – May off-leash) – Off-leash area is north of 29th St.
DOG PARKS & RECREATION AREAS
• NATE'S POINT - BALBOA PARK. (24 hr. off-leash) Located at Balboa Dr. off El Prado, south side of
Cabrillo Bridge.
• MORLEY FIELD DOG PARK - BALBOA PARK. (24 hr. off-leash) Located northwest of the tennis courts at
Morely Field.
• EMBARCADERO MARINA PARK NORTH & SOUTH – SAN DIEGO BAY. (leashed only) Runs parallel to Pacific
Highway. 6:30 am-10:30 pm.
• GRAPE STREET DOG PARK - SOUTH PARK. (off-leash) 5-acre, unfenced area is available for off-leash use
M-F, 7:30 am-9 pm; Sat & Sun, 9 am-9 pm.
• DUSTY RHODES PARK - OCEAN BEACH. (24-hr. off-leash) 1.5 acre, fenced area. Closed Mondays, 6-9 am
for maintenance.
DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor dining areas of the following restaurants and cafés.
As policies allowing dogs may change, please call the restaurant to confirm they are still pet-friendly.
• SALLY'S RESTAURANT & BAR. 1 Market Pl., San Diego, 619-358-6740
• LA STRADA. 702 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter 619-239-3400
• MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (Omni Hotel). 675 L St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619-645-6545
• NEW LEAF RESTAURANT (Hilton Gaslamp Quarter). 410 K St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619-702-8280
• CAFÉ 1134. 1134 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619-437-1134
• CITY DELICATESSEN. 535 University Ave., Hillcrest, 619-295-2747
• TERRA.“Puppy Menu” available. 3900 Block of Vermont, Hillcrest, 619-293-7088
• KEMO SABE. 3958 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest 619-220-6802
• PARKHOUSE EATERY. 4574 Park Blvd., San Diego, 619-295-7275
• THE DANCING DOG. Special “Doggie Diner” menu available. 1501 India St., #105, Little Italy, 619-230-1222
• DOGGIE CAFÉ. Daily; 8:30 am- 3 pm. San Diego Humane Society & SPCA, 5500 Gaines St., San Diego,
619-299-7012 ext. 2327
• NINE-TEN. 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858-454-2181
• MOONDOGGIES. 909 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858-454-9664
PET BOUTIQUES/BAKERIES
• PETCO DOG BAR. Similar to a salad bar and shaped like a dog bone, this dog bar serves up bones, treats
and 21 different healthy, tasty cookies in such shapes as letter carriers, fire hydrants, dog houses, teddy
bears, and Oreos. For store locations, visit www.petco.com or call 1-888-824-PALS
• LUCKY DOG. Upscale pet boutique featuring doggie perfume, breath mints, Chewy Vuitton and Jimmy
Chew plush chew toys and a bakery. 415 Market St., Gaslamp Quarter, 619-696-0364
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DOGMA CATMA. Upscale dog and cat boutique offering an imaginative array of accessories ranging from
custom mosaic dog houses to fried chicken spray for dry food. 142 University Ave, Ste. D, Hillcrest,
619-497-0180 or www.dogmacatma.com
THE ORIGINAL PAW PLEASERS. A full-service dog and cat bakery featuring fresh baked treats, toys and gifts
for pampered pets. 2525 University, North Park, 619-293-PAWS (7297), www.pawpleasers.com
MUTTROPOLIS. Designer pet boutique for “haute dogs and cool cats” offering an extensive collection of
luxury pet gifts, fashionable outfits, and gourmet food and treats. 7555 Girard Ave, La Jolla,
858-459-WOOF (9663), www.muttropolis.com
DEXTER'S DELI. Health food store for dogs and cats plus toys & gifts. 1229 Camino del Mar, Del Mar,
858-792-3707 or www.dextersdeli.com
SERVICES
• DOG BEACH DOGWASH (self-service). Located 2 1/2 blocks from Dog Beach. 4933 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach,
619-523-1700 or www.dogwash.com
• SOUTH BARK DOGWASH (self-service). Located 3 blocks from Grape St. Dog Park, 2037 30th St., South Park,
619-232-7387 or www.southbark.com
• MY BEAUTIFUL DOG-O-MAT (self- and full-service). 3789 Park Ave, Hillcrest, 619-295-6140 or
www.mybeautifuldogomat.com
• SIGHTSEEING. Take a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter or catch views of San Diego Bay in a horse-drawn carriage
with your small dog. Rides leave from Seaport Village, from 10-60 minutes. Cinderella-Carriage Co.,
619-239-8080 or www.cinderella-carriage.com
• KAYAKING.
1. Family Kayak Adventure Center, “Dog Paddles” guided tour of Mission Bay including Fiesta Island's
leash-free area. 619-282-3520 or www.familykayak.com
2. Hike, Bike, Kayak, May – October, two-hour, unguided kayaking around La Jolla Shores. Includes a
lifejacket for your dog and pre-launch instruction. 858-551-9510 or www.hikebikekayak.com
• PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. Small dogs in enclosed carriers are allowed on the bus and Trolley. Carriers must be
held on your lap and not block the aisle. 619-233-3004 or www.sdcommute.com
• PET SITTERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN DIEGO. Locate a licensed, bonded pet sitter. 858-514-8832 or
www.petsittersassociation.com
• DAY KENNELS. Kennels are located at the main entrance and are open during Park hours. You may visit your
dog throughout the day
• SEAWORLD: Small dogs will be kept in carriers provided by SeaWorld. 800-380-3203
• LEGOLAND: 760-918-LEGO (5346)
EMERGENCY & SPECIALTY ANIMAL HOSPITALS
• ANIMAL ER OF SAN DIEGO. 5610 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, 858-569-0600
• VCA EMERGENCY ANIMAL HOSPITAL & REFERRAL CTR. 2317 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, 619-229-2400
• PET EMERGENCY & SPECIALTY CENTER. 5232 Jackson Dr., Ste. 105, La Mesa, 619-462-4800
• AVIAN & EXOTIC ANIMAL HOSPITAL. 2317 Hotel Circle South, Ste. C, San Diego, 619-260-1412
USEFUL INFORMATION
• ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER. 24-hour veterinary diagnostic and treatment recommendations
provided 365 days of the year. Consultation fee may apply. 888-426-4435 or www.napcc.aspca.org
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES.
Search three of the county's animal shelters online for a
lost pet, www.sddac.com
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MCAS MIRAMAR VETERINARY TREATMENT FACILITIES.
Services at MCAS Miramar offers yearly vaccinations for
both dogs and cats at a fraction of the cost you might
find in town. MCAS Miramar Veterinary is an alternate
option. For more information please call 858 577-6552
www.mccsmiramar.com/vet_clinic.html
Fun in Sunny
Southern California
Don’t miss these local opportunities to meet people and have fun!
Balboa Park & Museums
Educational & Volunteer
Opportunities
Beaches & Surfing
Shopping
Old Town San Diego
Outdoor Activities
Fishing (Pier & Deep Sea)
Whale Watching
Hiking & Camping
Mountain Climbing
Sky Diving & Glider Flying
Skiing @ Big Bear, Mammoth,
and Tahoe
Chula Vista Nature Center
Surfing
Sailing (MWR Marinas)
Hot Air Balloons (Carlsbad)
See the Zoo!
Seaport Village
Scuba Diving
Hang Gliding @ La Jolla
Schools
SDSU
UCSD
USD
Southwestern
Mesa
Nat’l Univ.
Grossmont
Chapman
City College
Learning Annex:
Weekend Seminars/All Subj.
Shopping
Ask at Mall Information Center if you
qualify for discounts or coupons.
Fashion Valley
Hazard Center
Horton Plaza
Plaza Bonita
Las Americas Premium Outlets
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
University Town Center
Bazaar Del Mundo at Old Town
Amusement Parks &
Fun Stuff
Sea World
Birch Aquarium (La Jolla)
San Diego Zoo
Belmont Amusement Park
Disneyland
Wild Animal Park
Knotts Berry Farm
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Soak City (Chula Vista)
Universal Studios
Lego Land
Venice Beach (LA)
Hotel Del Coronado
LA Area
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Hollywood Wax Museum
Griffith Observatory
Pasadena Playhouse
Medieval Times
Hollywood Park Race Track
Getty Museum
Rose Parade & Bowl
Queen Mary
Long Beach
Santa Anita Race Track
L.A. Arboretum
Huntington Library
La Brea Tar Pits
Sports!
Chargers
LA Lakers
Padres
Aztecs
Hiking & Outdoors
Los Angeles Area
Gaslamp District & Little Italy
Sporting Events & Teams
Churches & Community Groups
Theatres & Concerts
Qualcomm Stadium
Sports Arena
Cox Arena
Humprey’s by the Bay
San Diego Repertory
Lamb’s Players
Coronado Playhouse
San Diego Symphony
Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Where will the trolley take me?
Check out
www.sdcommute.com
for tickets and routes!
Volunteer!
Call FFSC at (619) 556-9876 for ideas!
How do I find out more or get coupons?
Check out these websites:
www.mwrtoday.com
www.sandiegorestaurants.com
www.sandiegoreader.com/coupons
www.localhikes.com
www.theoldglobe.org
www.signonsandiego.com
www.sandiego.about.com
www.sandiego.org
www.sandiego.gov
NOV 2008
Balboa Park's
Visitors to Balboa Park can enjoy
free admission to many of the
park's institutions on specific
Tuesdays of each month. Following
is a list of the Tuesdays and which
institutions are free:
FIRST TUESDAY
Free Days
--
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Model Railroad Museum***
San Diego Natural History Museum***
Centro Cultural de la Raza
SECOND TUESDAY --
Museum of Photographic Arts
Museum of San Diego History
Veteran’s Museum and Memorial Center
Timken Museum of Art
THIRD TUESDAY
Japanese Friendship Gardens***
Mingei International
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Man
--
FOURTH TUESDAY --
House of Pacific Relations
International Cottages
San Diego Air & Space Museum***
San Diego Automotive Museum***
San Diego Hall of Champions
*** Free to San Diego County Residents and Active Duty Military
For more information visit www.balboapark.org
or call (619) 239-0512
CNRSW Fleet & Family Support Center ]
San Diego
Naval Base Coronado (619) 545-6071
Murphy Canyon Branch (858) 277-4259
Naval Base San Diego (619) 556-7404
Naval Base Point Loma (619) 553-8306
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
Transportation Assistance Program (TIP)
Stress Relief for Commuters
The commuting Alternative, you commute anyway, so why not commute for FREE!
Commute by:
• Vanpools (Rideshare)
• The Coaster (Light Rail)
• MTS Bus and Trolley
What is TIP and what is it all about?
The transportation Incentive Program (TIP) is all about commuting. Members of the TIP program commute at no
cost or greatly reduced fares!
What types of transportation could I use for my commute?
Most forms of Mass Transportation are eligible for TIP. Vanpool and the coaster fares are greatly reduced. Take
the bus and trolley, at no cost to you.
Eligibility requirements
All active duty Military personnel, DoN civilian employees and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) employees are
eligible. Members of the Reserve Components serving on active duty for more than 30 days are also eligible for
the program. Contractors do not qualify for the TIP benefit.
When does my commute become free? When do I receive my vouchers,
and what do I do with them?
Applications are due the Friday prior to the last Tuesday of each month. Applications are processed monthly,
so it can take 4 to 8 weeks before your receive your first distribution of the vouchers. Vouchers are used to pay
for your commute. Take your vouchers to any MWR Tickets and Travel Office to get a Bus and Trolley, or Coaster
Pass. MTS Transit Stations also take the vouchers. The 12th Ave. & Imperial Transit Station, and the 3rd and
Broadway Transit Store are two who will accept vouchers.
Notification of Voucher Distribution. What if I can't make a distribution?
The Installation or command POC will inform you when vouchers are being distributed. To find out your POC or if
you are unable to pickup vouchers, please contact the Installation POC. Taking this step prevents you from
having to pay for your commute.
How do I get more vouchers?
Vouchers are distributed during Mass Distribution to all members on a quarterly basis; February, May, August,
and November. Each member will receive three months of vouchers at a time. Your POC will know the time
and place of the distribution nearest you. Notify your POC BEFORE a quarterly distribution if you cannot pick up
vouchers during the distribution.
Who is DOT?
The Installation POC works with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide this service DOT sends
representatives out to distribute transit vouchers at Mass Distributions.
How do I sign up?
Contact the Installation Point of Contact (POC) at your base:
Broadway Complex
(619) 532-472
Camp Pendelton
(760) 725-5829
Human Resources Service Center, SW
(619) 615-5570
MCAS Miramar
(858) 577-6602
MCRD
(619) 524-1721
Naval Base Coronado, NAS North Island, Naval Amphibious Base,
San Clemente Island, Imperial Beach, ALF
(619) 545-8132
Naval Base San Diego
(619) 556-2110/3553
Naval Medical Center San Diego
(619) 532-5334
Naval Base Point Loma, Pt. Loma Sub Base, Fleet ASW Training
Center, Pt. Loma Auxiliary Medical Clinic
(619) 556-0570
SPAWAR
(619) 524-7752
Or go on line at: www.fmo.navy.mil/services/tip/tip.htm and fill out an application, and turn it into your POC.
New Spouses?
Here’s What’s Available!
FFSC's NEW Spouse Readiness Workshop! What is spouse readiness? Readiness means knowing
your area resources, understanding Navy red tape and how to cut through bureaucracy when needed,
benefits, the latest career and educational resources, deployment support programs, and more! If
you're feeling lost and confused – this class if for you! If you've been a military spouse for years but want to
know what you didn't know you didn't know, this class is for you! Contact FFSC for details.
FFSC's International Spouse Group: Are you a foreign born spouse? This group meets for activities and
social events! Don't miss this opportunity to network and make new friends with other spouses from all over the
world! Contact your FFSC for details.
Ombudsman Support: FFSC can link you with your Ombudsman, a 24-hour point of contact for
families within the command. Your Ombudsman ensures you have the latest command information
and can access other resources as needed. Don't wait; find out more from your Ombudsman today!
Get to Know San Diego – America’s Finest City
Subscribe to FREE MWR Wavewinds magazine! Sign up when you have your new address! Access
www.mwrtoday.com for subscription information and so much more! Also, MWR can offer you discounted
hotels in Southern CA, discounts for tickets and tours to local attractions, free base theaters and gyms, and so
much more! Check out the website for more information.
San Diego Attractions & Resources (A Few Links of Interest)
Area School Info & Report Cards
Armed Services YMCA
www.greatschools.net
www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us
www.schoolwisepress.com
www.ed-data.k12.ca.us
www.caisca.org
www.militarychild.org
www.asymcasd.org
Balboa Park (Free Museums)
www.balboapark.org
Base Information
www.cnrsw.navy.mil
Beach & Surf Report
www.sdcounty.ca.gov/parks
www.sannet.gov/park-and-recreation
Chamber of Commerce
www.sdchamber.org
Commuting Options
www.sdcommute.com
www.disneyland.disney.go.com
Fleet & Family Support Center
Fuel Cost Calculator
Gaslamp/Downtown
Sports Arena
www.signonsandiego.com
Knott's Berry Farm
www.knotts.com
Libraries (Find Locations)
Legoland
www.sandiego.gov
www.legoland.org/california.htm
Petco Park (Home of the Padre’s) www.petcoparkevents.com
Qualcomm Stadium
Restaurant Guide
www.sannet.gov/qualcomm
www.sandiegan.com
www.sannet.gov/lifegaurds/beaches
Camping & Parks
Disneyland
San Diego Union Tribune
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc
www.fuelcostcalculator.com
San Diego Visitor Center
Official Visitors Bureau
www.local.com/visitorcenters
www.sandiego.org
Sea World
www.seaworld.com
San Diego (Government)
www.sandiego.gov
San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Zoo
www.signonsandiego.com
www.sandiegozoo.org
San Diego Wild Animal Park
www.sandiegozoo.org/wap
USO (Downtown & Airport)
www.usosandiego.org
www.gaslamp.org
www.sandiegoarena.com
Want important phone numbers for the San Diego area?
Cut out your own tri-fold phone card on the next page!
Essential Locations for
Military Personnel & Families
I-5 North
On Ramp
NATIONAL AVENUE
28th St
Off Ramp
I-5 North
On Ramp
CALIFORNIA
15
CALIFORNIA
5
I-5 South
On Ramp
28th St
Off Ramp
BOSTON AVUENE
Main Street
Off Ramp
from I-15
I-15 North
On Ramp
MAIN STREET
2
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Navy
Lodge
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3544
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268
Parking
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265
270
2
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271
Colton Avenue
LeHardy Street
To I-5
3
2
N
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Gas
Station
Commissary
Gate
262
E
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Trolley
Stop
Navy Exchange
(furniture / toys)
Car Wash
I.D.
CALLAGAN HWY
W
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T
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N
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Gate
Pacific
Beacon
GOLF
COURSE
3187
3187A
NEX
NORMAN SCOTT ROAD
Olde Gym
223
Main Event
221
3205
Gas
Station
Gate 43
Auto Accessories
& Repair Shop
TPU
RIV
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C
BO
RD
3320A
20
HA
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3320B
Trolley
Stop
6
STU
RTE
57
91
58
Main
Gate 6
VAN
T
33
73
McCA
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S
BLVD
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89
56
1 51
152
88
3 43
LVD
OVER
PASS
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RFA
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TR
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Galley
3202
ST
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1 28
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NO
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HAN
KC
3142
PE
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CHO
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SC
33
Gate 2
78
209
Chapel
277
28
PWC
COMPLEX
Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
56
128
152
259
263
270
Naval Legal Services Office
Pass and Decal
Navy College
FFSC (Relocation / I&R / Counseling)
FFSC (Transition / Financial Services)
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
American Red Cross w VA/ TRICARE
272
PWC Utilities (Code 600)
3135 NEX - Furniture & Toys / ID Card Shop
3142 TPU (Transient Personnel Unit)
3187
3187A
3320A
3320B
3320C
3376
3379
3544
Food Court & Shops
Navy Exchange (NEX)
Medicine Unit #5
CDC (Child Development Ctr)
CDC (Child Development Ctr)
CDC (Child Development Ctr)
Personal Property Office
Commissary
Military Family Housing
For directions to Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base Point Loma & Murphy Canyon Branch
please visit our website at www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc or call 619-556-7404.
Community Referrals
Al-Anon & Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous
American Red Cross (Programs)
Armed Services YMCA Outreach
ASYMCA Sailor Programs
Better Business Bureau
CA Dept of Consumer Affairs
CA Bar Lawyer Referral Services
Child Support Services (San Diego)
Consumer Credit Counselors
Detox/Inebriation Ctr (Alcoholism)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Legal Aid Society
Military Outreach Ministries
MWR Tickets
NarAnon Family & Friend Group
Narcotics Anonymous
Operation Homefront
SD Community Colleges
Substance Abuse Rehab (SARD Clinic)
United Services Organization (USO)
VA Medical Center
Veterans Administration
WIC
YWCA & Becky's House
296-2666
265-8762
858/309-1200
858/751-5755
232-9084
858/496-2131
800/952-5210
231-8585
236-7600
497-0200
232-9343
800/829-1040
877/534-2524
858/688-5015
556-2174
858/492-8720
584-1007
866/424-5210
584-6500
556-7633
235-6503
858/552-8585
800/827-1000
800/500-6411
239-0355
Fleet & Family Support Center ]
San Diego
Naval Base San Diego (NBSD)
556-7404
Naval Base Coronado (NBC))
545-6071
Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL)
553-8306
Murphy Canyon Branch (MCB)
858/277-4259
Marine Corps Community Services
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
524-5728
MCAS Miramar
858/577-6585
Camp Pendleton
760/725-3400
Military One Source
www.militaryonesource.com
800/342-9647
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
MCRD
524-5734
NBSD
556-8283
MCAS
858/577-1807
NBC
435-8786
Base Operators
NBSD
556-1011
NBC
545-1011
NBPL
553-1011
MCAS Miramar
858/577-1011
Base Duty Officers
NBC
545-8123
NBSD
556-1246
NBPL
726-7423
Community, Health, Disaster Services & Information
24-hour access to community, health, disaster services
information and referrals in Southern CA. Dial 2-1-1 from
land line or (858) 300-1211 from cell phones.
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Quick
Access
Directory
Did You Know FFSC offers:
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Information & Referral t
Family Employment
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Ombudsman Support
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Clinical Counseling
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Deployment Support
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Relocation Assistance
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Transition Assistance
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Exceptional Family
Member Support
Readiness
t
Personal Financial
Management
t
Sexual Assault Victim
Intervention & Family
Advocacy Prevention
t
Parenting & Family
Workshops
t
Life Skills Workshops
Counseling Centralized Appointment Scheduling
Center
1 (866) 923-6478
w w w. c n r s w. n a v y. m i l / f s c
OCT 2008
Hotlines
2-1-1
211 or 858/300-1211
Access + (24-Hour Crisis Line)
800/479-3339
Adult Abuse (Aging & Indep. Svcs)
800/510-2020
American Red Cross (Messages)
800/951-5600
Area Agency on Aging
858/495-5885
Bridge (Home for Runaways)
521-3939
Child Abuse Hotline
858/560-2191
Ctr for Community Solutions (Info)
858/272-5777
(24-Hour Crisis)
858/272-1767
Crime Victim/Witness Assistance
531-4041
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (YWCA)
234-3164
Family Advocacy Center (Navy)
556-8809
Family Stress Counseling (YMCA)
543-9850
Fire/Ambulance/Police/Sherriff
911
Missing Children Hotline
800/222-3463
NMCSD Emergency Room
532-8274
Poison Information Center
800/876-4766
Social Services Public Assistance
557-0422
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Navy)
692-5909
SAVI Program Info
553-4744
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
858/565-4148
Women's Resources (Oceanside)
760/757-3500
Tricare Behavioral Health
877/298-3514
Military Resources & Assistance
Child Care Resource & Referral (Enrollment)
556-8491
CREDO /Spiritual Fitness Center
556-2826
DEERS Enrollment Center (DMDC)
800/334-4162
DFAS & Military Pay Center
888/332-7411
Family Advocacy Center (Navy)
556-8809
Healthy Start MFC
858/496-0044
Housing (Referrals & Assignments)
556-8443
Medical (Chula Vista Outpatient Clinic)
585-0099
Medical (Clairemont Outpatient Clinic)
858/569-6664
Medical (NTC Outpatient Clinic)
524-0173
Medical (All TRICARE Appointments)
532-8225
Miramar Youth Center (Drop-ins)
858/577-4136
Naval Legal Services Office (NBC)
545-6437
Naval Legal Services Office (NBSD)
556-2349
Naval Medical Center (Quarterdeck)
532-6400
New Parent Support (NBSD)
556-8812
New Parent Support (MCAS)
Personal Property (Household Goods)
Retired Activities Office
Retirement Pay Assistance
Spiritual Fitness Center
TRIWEST
TRICARE Dental Program
Lodging
All Navy Lodges
CBH Reservations
858/577-9812
556-6683
556-8987
800/321-1080
556-2826
888/TRI-WEST
800/866-8499
ID Card Lab
NBC
NBPL
NBSD
437-2199
553-4988
556-9249
PSD
Afloat
NBC
NBPL
NBSD
556-1647
545-7932/36
553-4978
556-1945
Navy College
NBPL
NBSD
NBC
553-7194
556-4922
545-9589
Commissaries
Imperial Beach
437-9478
MCAS Miramar
858/577-4516
Naval Base San Diego
556-7199
Naval Base Coronado (North Island) 545-6560
Exchanges
Imperial Beach
424-2910
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
725-6446
MCAS Miramar
858/695-7288
Naval Base Coronado (NAB)
522-7400
Naval Base San Diego
544-2100
Naval Base Coronado (Air Station)
522-7222
Naval Base Point Loma
221-1099
800/628-9466
524-5382
Note: All 619 area codes unless otherwise indicated.
#
NRSW Fleet & Family Support Center ]
San Diego
Naval Base San Diego (619) 556-7404
Naval Base Point Loma (619) 553-8306
Naval Base Coronado (619) 545-6071
Murphy Canyon Branch (858) 277-4259
www.cnrsw.navy.mil/fsc

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