Naval Services FamilyLine Publications

Naval Services FamilyLine volunteers have been creating and publishing guidelines for United States Navy families since 1965. These publications are available in print or online.  Each publication is free-of-charge for our Navy families.

To order your printed copies, please complete the online order form: Publication Order Form.

 

Sea Legs: A Handbook for Navy Life and Service

A must-have for every Navy spouse!  Here you’ll find: support services, benefits, privileges, healthcare, social customs and protocol, changing duty stations, and deployments. Also included is information on the Navy’s history, mission, and structure, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and a list of resources.

This publication is an excellent addition to Command Welcome Aboard Packages, pre-deployment briefings, and new spouse orientation classes.

Sea Legs: The Family Member’s Guide to the US Coast Guard

This edition of Sea Legs contains information that can assist active duty and Reserve Coast Guardsmen, their spouses, family members and friends. In using this publication, be sure to review the valuable resources of the Coast Guard and support organizations, which are listed throughout. For specific information, Coast Guard families are encouraged to contact their servicing Health, Safety, and Work-Life Regional Practice (HSWL RP) or nearest Military Service Family Center. You may also contact your unit ombudsman.

Social Customs and Traditions

2016 EDITION NOW SHIPPING
This book acquaints spouses with the social customs, traditions, and organizations that are part of the sea service communities. It also addresses sea service etiquette, entertaining, ceremonies, and attire guidelines.

This publication is useful for Command Welcome Aboard Packages, New Spouse Orientation classes, CPO Selectee Spouse Meet and Greet events, and spouse club social functions.

Are You Ready?  Guidelines for Navy Family Emergency Preparedness

2016 EDITION NOW SHIPPING
This handbook includes valuable information on creating a Family Emergency Plan, completing Emergency Contact Cards and creating an Emergency Supply Kit. Information is also included to help you before, during, and after an emergency situation.

This publication is useful for Command Welcome Aboard Packages, pre-deployment briefings, and safety stand-down briefings.

Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers

DUE TO LIMITED QUANTITIES REMAINING, ALL ORDERS WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 HANDBOOKS PER REQUEST. 

Th recently revised booklet is the result of a world-wide collaboration with CPO spouses all around the globe.  This booklet serves as an excellent source of information for spouses of new Chief Petty Officers as they transition into the Navy CPO family and season.  The booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions, and offers helpful guidance regarding the history and origin of the Navy Chief Petty Officer, the 6-week period most commonly known as the season, uniforms, professionalism, and pay schedule.  This publication is useful for CPO Selectee Spouse Meet & Greet events, CPO Selectee Spouse conferences, and CPO 365 training.

Guidelines for the Spouses of Command Master Chiefs and Chiefs of the Boat

2016 EDITION NOW SHIPPING
This book helps to define the important role of the Command Master Chief Spouse or Chief of the Boat Spouse as a member of the Command Support Team. This helpful resource also provides information regarding deployments, available military family support resources, and emergency guidelines.

This publication is a useful complement to the Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course.

Guidelines for the Spouses of Commanding Officers and Executive Officers

2016 EDITION NOW SHIPPING
This book is an invaluable aid in defining the Commanding Officer’s Spouse or Executive Officer’s Spouse as a member of the Command Support Team. It offers practical insights and information regarding deployments, available military family support resources, and emergency guidelines.

This publication is a useful complement to the Command Spouse Leadership Course.

Guidelines for Navy Reserve Families

OUT OF STOCK ONLY AVAILABLE AS A PDF

This guide is designed to provide Navy Reserve members and their families with information that will assist them in preparing for their military lives. It provides information on family support services, pay and benefits, and the mobilization process. Pages 72 - 80 are available as a printable packet for e-book readers. This packet includes the Service Member Information Worksheet. Makes an excellent addition to Command Welcome Aboard Packages and pre-deployment briefings.

CPO Selectee Spouse Information Folders

BACK IN STOCK! 

The book and five inserts are available in a digital format (PDF) and can be printed to create your own folders.
The CPO Selectee Spouse Folder includes a letter from the NSFL Chairman, Uniform Price List, Operational Security (OPSEC) and Social Media Safety information, a copy of the new, 2018 Guidelines for Spouses of Chief Petty Officers handbook, and an invitation to participate in the 2018 CPO Selectee Spouse webinar events.

The folders are an excellent addition to CPO Selectee and Selectee Spouse Meet and Greet events and, or, annual CPO Selectee Spouse Conferences in select areas.