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CAREER SUPPORT AND RETENTION

The Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP)

Offers an array of services and benefits to transitioning service members, including computers setup for individuals to go online to different job banks, college and scholarship resources and career assessment tools. Resume Writing Workshops are offered which includes Federal Resume Writing Interview Skills, information on veterans' benefits and a professional resource library; Two TAP Seminars and one Executive TAP Seminar - five-day programs - are offered monthly sponsored by the departments of Labor and Veteran Affairs, and include information that will benefit the transitioning military member.

Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)

Offers seven basic services, which include job search strategies, job readiness, resource information, job referral service, individual counseling assistance, career planning and links to education and volunteer opportunities.

Personal Financial Management (PFM)

Program offers individual and family financial counseling, financial classes, and is responsible for the Command Financial specialist training in the Region (NDW).

DEPLOYMENT READINESS/ FAMILY SERVICES

Life Skills Education

Provides presentations to help commands meet requirements, as well as enhance operational and personal readiness including parenting skills training, couples communication, anger and stress management, conflict resolution, Child Abuse Awareness, Spouse Abuse Awareness and suicide prevention. Trainings can be customized to fit needs of the command.

New Parent Support Program (NPS)

Assists new parents in coping with the demands of parenting and military life through parenting education and training and home visits to new parents prior to delivery and after delivery; information and referral for military and community resources; child development screenings and monitoring. All active duty members and their families who are pregnant and or have children in the home from infancy to three years old are eligible for these home visitation services.

Deployment/mobilization/readiness

Assisting Sailors and family members prepare for deployment, manage separations and reunite and reintegrate with families and community through services including the Family Accountability and Assessment System, Individual augmentee (IA) Indoc Course and Deployed Family Fun Days

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Provides assistance to service members with special needs children and family members with medical needs including resource referral to medical, counseling and educational services, support groups and care providers. Assists in finding duty stations where needs are met. Mandatory enrollment per OPNAVINST 1754.2D.

MWR Happenings

Kraving Kabob Food Truck

Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There's a new food service option on board the Washington Navy Yard. The "Kraving Kabob" Food Truck will begin serving lunch in the DS Barry Parking Lot behind building 292 across from the Navy Museum. Kraving Kabob infuses a variety of authentic homemade American, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that will leave you Kraving for more. Food Items include chicken kabob wraps, chicken soulvaki wraps, lamb gyro wraps, steak and cheese subs, fish and chips, falafel sandwich as well as a veggie sandwich. Items can be purchased alone, with french fries or a platter with rice and salad. Come out and enjoy something new for lunch!

Here's to the Heroes

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is opening its doors to the armed forces and their families through Dec. 31 by offering a single day complimentary admission. The dedication and sacrifice of our military is immeasurable. As a salute to our heroes, Sesame Place, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and Water Country USA wish to extend a message of thanks to those who serve. This deal is available to active duty, activated or drilling Reservists, National Guardsmen, coalition forces and up to three direct dependents. Valid military identification and dependent IDs required. For program eligibility and to register online, visit www.herosalute.com.

Family Highlights at the Newseum

Open daily | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Tickets: Adults (19 to 64) $21.95; Seniors (65+), military and students with valid ID $17.95; Youth (7 to 18) $12.95; Children (6 and younger) Free

Come to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., for family-friendly fun and educational exhibits. Shake, rattle and roll through some of the most dramatic events in journalism history at the "I-Witness" 4-D Time Travel Adventure. Visit the "Be a Reporter" station in the NBC News Interactive Newsroom and record your own newscast, complete with cameras and teleprompters. Go inside an East German guard tower and see eight sections of the original Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Gallery. And see some of the top dogs who have resided with the president at the nation's most prestigious address in the "First Dogs" exhibit. Join us for the living history!

Washington Wizards Home Game Tickets

Your NSAW MWR ITT Office has Washington Wizards Home Game Tickets available for pre-order! There are limited numbers of games and tickets so please stop by or call today for information.

MWR Ticket Office - 202-433-2484 | MWR Travel Office - 202-685-8298

Karaoke at The Pub

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 | 4 to 8 p.m. | Mordecai Booth's Public House

Join us for some Karaoke Fun at the Pub! DJ Scott will be there hooking you up with all of your favorite Karaoke songs. Bring your co-workers and friends for a fun night out before the holiday break!

Thanksgiving Push-Up Challenge

This year the NSAW MWR Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center is holding a push-up challenge to separate the weak from the strong. Don't let the holidays slow you down! Rules: 1) You will have 2 minutes to complete as many full push-ups as possible. 2) There will be a male and female category. 3) Females are able to do the modified version with knees on the ground. How to Participate: Sign-up at the WNY Fitness Center and schedule your challenge time between Nov. 5-30. Winners will be determined by Dec. 1. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each gender category. For assistance on how to build up your push-up endurance come see one of our Fitness Specialists.