Exceptional Family Member Program
EFMP is a DoD program addressing the special needs of NAS Pax River military families. Sailors who have a family member with a medical or educational disability) must enroll in the EFMP so the Navy can do its part in caring for any EFM needs through appropriate assignments and by providing helpful information and referral resources.
NAS Patuxent River would like to learn more about the needs of the local EFMP population through a short, voluntary and anonymous survey at http://www.surveymonkey. com/s/QGD75R5. Look at the MWR E-News for future EFMP topics and events. For more EFMP information please contact James Lettner at james.lettnernavy.mil.
Clinical Counseling Services
FFSC Clinical Counseling services can directly improve the quality of life of service members and their family members by addressing the stressors facing today's military caused by family hardships, marital conflicts, parent/child issues, money concerns, frequent moves, health and environmental factors and other difficulties. For an appointment with a counselor, call 202-685-6019.
Play Group at
Glenn Forest Community Center
Thursdays; 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Moms, dads, and caregivers may bring their children for playtime, activities and to meet other military families. Ages 0 through preschool. Open to all military families.
Veterans Benefits Assistance Appointments
Meet with a Disabled American Veterans Representative or a local Veterans Affairs Representative. Call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 301-342-4911 to schedule an appointment.
1-2-3-4 Parents (3 Sessions)
May 3, 10 & 17; 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
A three-session program designed to meet the special challenges of parenting children in the one- to four-year-old age groups. The program focuses on developmental stages, disciplining strategies, encouragement skills, building self-esteem, and bonding methods.
Smooth Move - Home or Abroad
May 3; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This class is designed for those moving anywhere in the U.S. or overseas. Receive expert information about travel and pay, household goods shipments, stress management, budgeting for your move, housing concerns, moving with kids, cultural adaptation, plus specific overseas information.
May 7; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
This training is for the active duty military person who has been assigned to "SPONSOR" another active duty military service member who will be arriving at this duty location.
May 9; 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Atlantic Fleet Career Information Team from Anacostia conducts a mandatory CARIT brief to all honorably separating military members to receive the necessary page 13 required for separation outprocessing.
SAPR Refresher Training
May 10; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Role playing SAPR scenarios offers the advocate practice time which builds confidence and skill level. Great opportunity for current advocates to earn refresher hours.
Anger Management (Sessions 4-6 of 6)
May 10, 17 & 24; 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Understand anger and how to manage it by recognizing sources of anger and modifying behavior. Call the FFSC to sign up.
Welcome to Pax
May 16; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Take a windshield tour of the NAS Patuxent River complex, and attend a class jam-packed with information about the base and surrounding communities. Local information packet provided.
May 16; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Looking for a car? Don't get taken for a ride! Learn all the important do's and don'ts BEFORE you step onto the lot in this single-session program. Topics include trade-ins, financing, high-pressure sales tactics, and tricks to watch out for.
Ten Steps to a Federal Job
May 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn how to navigate the federal job system. 137-page training guide provided.
Return and Reunion
May 22; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Make a smooth transition for military personnel from the combat environment to family, community and workplace. Spouses are encouraged to attend.
May 23; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
If you are thinking of buying a home now or in the near future, learn important aspects of the purchase process: selecting the right Realtor and lender and understanding jargon such as closing costs, appraisals, home inspections and discount points.
Budgeting for Baby Bldg. 401
May 23; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society will illustrate the hidden costs of a growing family.
May 23; 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
A video combines narration and scenarios to teach the issues surrounding suicide: identify warning signs, how to respond to a suicidal person and how to access local resources.
May 24; 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Manage your stress by learning what it is, what causes it and how to help yourself get a handle on it.
May 24; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Prepare for your upcoming job interview by practicing personal presentation skills such as answering common interview questions, writing follow-up and thank-you letters, and negotiating job offers.
Art of Money Management
May 30; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Get control of your financial life with a single-session workshop to develop a realistic spending plan. Be on your way to paying your bills on time and achieving your short- and long-term financial goals.