Navy Services FamilyLine Publications

Navy 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

2016 EDITION OUT OF STOCK
This book is an excellent source of information for spouses of new Chief Petty Officers as they navigate their way through “the season”. It provides answers to frequently asked questions, and offers guidance on the training season, pinning ceremony, and beyond.

This publication is useful for CPO Selectee Spouse Meet & Greet events, 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

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.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Planner

PCS Planner CoverThis Printable book helps families prepare and plan for their next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move. It includes valuable checklist, tips, websites, and timelines to ensure a smooth relocation. Available Online Only