Books, Books, and More Books!

It has been a very busy summer at the FamilyLine office. With the highly anticipated releases of Are You Ready? Guidelines for Navy Family Emergency Preparedness and Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers, orders have been flooding in and books have been flying off the shelves.

Since May, our volunteers have shipped out more than 18,000 copies of Are You Ready. This publication is being used by Fleet and Family Support Centers, Ombudsmen, Family Readiness Groups, CORE Groups, and Navy commands to prepare our Navy families for various types of emergency situations. So far, the feedback has been very positive and we are looking forward to Emergency Preparedness Month in September.

Click here to see our Chairmen, Beth Mulloy and Jen Yurina, show off their packing skills.

Thanks to MCPON Stevens, we started taking orders for Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers in January from CMCs, COBs, CPO 365 Coordinators, Ombudsmen, FRG Leaders, CORE Groups and CPO spouses. Our volunteers were very excited to begin shipping in June and are still packing last-minute orders before the results are released (hopefully this week!). This year we decided to test out a new product, the CPO Selectee Spouse Packet. The packet contains Sea Legs, Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers, information on FamilyLine publications, OPSEC, and a uniform price list. We hope to offer this packet to every selectee spouse in 2015. Our volunteers assembled over 1,600 packets and shipped out almost 8,000 books (and counting).

Click here to groove with Chief Downs as he assembles CPO Selectee Spouse Packets.

In August, we will begin shipping the 2014 versions of Social Customs and Traditions of the Sea Services and Guidelines for the Spouses of Commanding Officers and Executive Officers. Visit to pre-order a copy for yourself, your CORE Group, or your command.