The member's Leave & Earning Statement (LES) shows entitlements, deductions, allotments, leave info, tax withholding info, and TSP info. There is a lot on an LES to understand, and we will explain what entitlements are and what they mean! Entitlements are the section of the LES that shows everything that the member is being paid for-both pay and allowances. It includes: Basic Pay: the fundamental component of military pay. All members receive it and typically it is the larges
It's Testimonial Time! Our COMPASS mentors work incredibly hard to make sure that the information they are providing is educational and engaging. We love to hear that our personal experiences are helpful to our participants. Interested in seeing what all the fun is about? Join us for a COMPASS session! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nsfamilyline.org/compass #byspousesforspouses #nsfamilyline #bettertogether #navyspouse #COMPASS #mentors #volunteersma
Whether you are a brand Navy new spouse or a seasoned Navy spouse, COMPASS has something for everyone! Each volunteer brings something fun to learn to each session. What are you waiting for? Sign up for a session today at www.nsfamilyline.org/compass #byspousesforspouses #nsfamilyline #bettertogether #navyspouse #COMPASS
Spring has sprung! Now is the perfect time to get out and explore your local community. COMPASS has a great section in our program that discusses local insights and provides some great tips to immersing yourself into your community. Take advantage of where you are! Take the opportunity of the new season to visit local parks, beaches, museums, or new shops and restaurants you have been wanting to try. Interested in learning about your location and all of the resources and oppo
In 2021 we made it our goal to help support more Navy spouses and Navy families than we ever have before. Despite the set backs of the pandemic, we were still able to mentor over 1,000 spouses last year! While we are incredibly proud of the work we have done, we are ready to help support, empower, and educate even more spouses in the years to come. If you would like to help support our mission, you can donate at any time to: https://nsfamilyline.betterworld.org/donate #byspou
It is National Read Across America Day! United Through Reading serves the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves, and Special Operations Forces for all types of separation including deployment, drill weekends, and duty nights. With this program, service members can sign up to make the recording, record a private reading of the book and receive the book and recording to send to your family! To find a location near you, donate, or volunteer h
When we think about struggles of Navy life, we often think about deployments, PCS moves, and benefits, but one of the most overlooked challenges is healthy communication with our sailors. During a COMPASS session, we cover all of the important areas of navigating Navy life, including healthy communication! This section is typically taught by a Navy Chaplain and like you see here with Sam, they can be wonderful educational resources for you and your family! Ready to learn more
Have you taken a COMPASS course yet? If not, here is a little about the program. COMPASS is a 3-day, 12 hour team mentoring program that was developed by spouses for spouses in 1999. All Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard spouses are welcomed to participate in the program. The curriculum covered during a session helps to introduce participants to various aspects of the Navy lifestyle: Naval History and Traditions, Navigating Benefits, Personal Finances, Deployments, PCS moves, H
Congratulations to our COMPASS graduates from NDW!
COMPASS is a program of Naval Services FamilyLine. It is a 12-hour program taught in three four-hour sessions (currently virtually). With Mentors acting as discussion leaders, participants are encouraged to ask any questions they may have in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Participants are introduced to many aspects of the Navy. The standardized curriculum includes need-to-know topics such as the Navy mission, history, organizat
Often times when you hear "military spouse" you think of a woman, but there are plenty of male military spouses in our community! We think it is so important that you know that ALL Navy spouses are welcome to attend our programs! Check out this testimonial from one of our male participants from a COMPASS session. Today, YOU are the one who can make a difference, so please consider making a donation to ensure that we are able continue our mission to help sea service families.