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.

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Social Customs & Traditions

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.

Shipping Information

FamilyLine does not charge for publications or the associated shipping fees.

CONUS orders are shipped via Media Mail from our office located onboard the Washington Navy Yard. OCONUS orders are shipped via Priority Mail.


We use recycled shipping materials whenever possible to reduce costs and waste.


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