FamilyLine Publications

FamilyLine volunteers have been creating and publishing guidelines for Navy families since 1965. These publications are available in print and/or online, free-of-charge for our Navy families.

To order printed copies, complete our online Publication Order Form.

 

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.

Sea Legs: A Handbook for Navy Life and Service

Sea Legs (in stock) contains useful information on matters such as family support services, benefits and 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 naval terms and acronyms, and a very useful list of resources. This publication makes an excellent addition to Command Welcome Aboard Packages, pre-deployment briefings, and new spouse orientation classes.

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 Greets, and spouse club social events.

Guidelines for Navy Family Emergency Preparedness

2016 Edition Now Shipping
Are You Ready? This handbook includes valuable information on creating a Family Emergency Plan, completing Emergency Contact Cards and compiling an Emergency Supply Kit. Additionally, there is detailed information regarding what to do before, during, and after various types of emergency situations. This publication is useful for Command Welcome Aboard Packages, pre-deployment briefings, and safety stand-down briefings.

Guidelines for the Spouses of COs and XOs

2016 Edition Now Shipping
This book is an invaluable aid in defining the spouse’s role a a member of the Command Support Team. It offers practical insights and information regarding deployments, support resources, and emergency guidelines. This publication is a useful complement to the Command Spouse Leadership Course.

Guidelines for the Spouses of CMCs and COBs

2016 Edition Now Shipping
This book helps to define the important role of the CMDCM/COB Spouse as a member of the Command Support Team. It includes information regarding deployments, support resources, and emergency guidelines. This publication is a useful complement to the Command Master Chief Spouse Leadership Course.

Guidelines for the Spouses of CPOs

2016 Edition Now Shipping
This book is an excellent source of information for spouses of new Chief Petty Officers as they navigate their way through the CPO training season. It offers answers to many common questions and provides guidance on the training season and beyond. This publication is useful for CPO Selectee Spouse Meet & Greets and conferences, as well as CPO 365 training.

Guidelines for Navy Reserve Families

This guide is designed to provide Reserve members and their families with information that will assist them in preparing for their military lives. It provides information on the family support services, pay and benefits, and the mobilization process. makes an excellent addition to Command Welcome Aboard Packages and pre-deployment briefings.

Pages 72 - 80 are available as a printable packet for e-book readers. This packet includes the Service Member Information Worksheet.