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MARCH 2015
Military Saves

What is Military Saves?
Meeting your needs…
At home...and
At sea

In This Issue:
Military Saves Month


Six more weeks of winter

Military Saves is a social marketing campaign to persuade, motivate, and
encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince
leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. The campaign is a growing network of organizations and individuals
committed to helping and supporting military members and their loved
ones build personal savings arsenals to provide for their immediate and
long term financial needs.
Military Saves Fact Sheet
Military Saves was developed and tested by its non-profit sponsor, Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the military services from 2003
to 2006 and launched throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) on
February 25, 2007. It is part of two larger campaigns -- the DoD Financial
Readiness Campaign, and the national America Saves campaign.
What can you do?
Sign Up your organization to participate in the Military Saves Week 2015
Military Saves is a free program. Organizations that want to participate
in Military Saves do so because they are primarily interested in helping
military members and their families save money. Participating organizations do not receive any benefits, real or implied, for their participation in
Military Saves.
Organizations may participate in various ways, depending on their resources and interests. Activities include promoting saving in and through
their own organizations; developing and marketing new and better savings instruments and other wealth building products; providing volunteers, funding, and other support to local campaigns; and providing financial and technical resources to support staff, travel, equipment, website, and other aspects of the national campaign.

The FFSC has a virtual Job Board
where jobs are listed daily. You
can visit our board online at:

Here at the Fleet and Family Support Center, during the month of March
we are here to realize your savings goals and potentials. All month long
there will be outreach programs from our financial counselors. If you
wish for your unit to have a Military Saves Brief, please contact the front
desk at 817-782-5287 or Mr. Ora Millard at 817-782-5537

Hours of Operation
M-Fri 0730-1630
To make and appointment for counseling,
please call 817-782-5287
Or 1-877-471-6671

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow and saw his shadow!!
According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will
come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and
the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. BRRRRRR!!
While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where
they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Winter storms can
range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for
several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by
strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.
One of the primary concerns is the winter weather's ability to knock out heat, power and communications
services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time. Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region.
The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from
prolonged exposure to cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.
Before winter weather approaches build a kit:

Rock salt for driveways and sidewalks

Sand to improve traction

Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment

Sufficient heating fuel

Adequate clothing and blankets

Make a Family Communication List, stay in touch often

Minimize travel

Bring pets and make sure all other livestock animals are put into shelter

I know you are probably thinking Snow? Here in Texas?
Last year, November and December 2014, it was colder here in Texas than it was in Alaska.
Visit your fleet and family support center to find out more information.


SARC Corpus Christi

Safe Help 24/7
Sexual Assault Support
Click here for more information
or Call 877-995-5247

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) was established to meet the needs of separating
service members during their period of transition into civilian life by offering job-search
assistance and related services.
Recently, the DOD and VA have led the efforts of the Veterans Employment Initiative Task
Force interagency partners and the White House Economic and Domestic Policy Council
staffs in redesigning the Desert Storm-era Transition Assistance Program to better prepare
service members for these challenges as they leave the military and become veterans.
The redesigned TAP provides training that will build skills to enable transitioning service
members to meet career readiness standards established by DOD. The training, known as
Transition GPS (goals, plans, success), is comprised of interlinked curriculum, services,
and processes conducted by numerous partners — DOD, the military services, VA, DOL,
SBA, and OPM.
Transition GPS includes a mandatory five-day workshop with additional days of optional
training depending upon the path that service members select. Transitioning service members participating in the program will be able to select a path, depending upon if they plan
to pursue education after the military, search for a job, or start their own business. This
individual transition plan is used for each service member to meet "career readiness
standards" set forth by the partnership entities.
Transition GPS is broken into three sessions:
Two days will be dedicated to core curriculum training, which consists of going over personal finances, family adjustments, VA benefits, and mentorship
Three days of the program will be spent on a Department of Labor employment workshop, involving resume writing, practice job interviews, job search practice, and how to
use social media
The last two days are optional focusing on three different tracks:
College-bound: financial aid, classroom adjustments
Working: career technical training, certification information
Entrepreneurs: small business startup instructions
The Services have a life-long commitment to service members and are redesigning programs to ensure the life-long success of service members. Transition will no longer be an
end-of-service event. For example, the Army will counsel new soldiers pertaining to their
education and career goals within 30 days of reporting to a new duty station. New soldiers
will also be required to prepare an individual development plan that will be used throughout their military career and then can be morphed into a transition plan.


Federal Application 1000-1130

For more info 817-782-5287


SAPR Brown Bag Lunch Planning 1100-1200

For more info 817-782-5287


NPS: Making Your Child’s Environment work

For more info 817-782-5287


GI Forum 1000-1130

For more info 817-782-5287


TCCC Training 1000-1130

For more info 817-782-5287


Employment Information 1000-1130

For more info 817-782-5287


Communication Skills 1300-1500

For more info 817-782-5287


Monthly SAPR VA Refresher Training 0900-1000

For more info 817-203-5287


SAPR Command DCC Training 0900-1100

For more info 817-782-5287


SAAPM Planning Meeting 1100-1200

For more info 817-782-5287


Military Saves Outreach 0730-1600

For more info 817-782-5537


SAPR Brown Bag Lunch Planning 1100-1200

For more info 817-782-5287


Anger Management 0900-1030

For more info 817-782-5287


Pre-Separation Brief 1300-1500

For more info 817-782-5287


Stress Management 0900-1030

For more info 817-782-5287


SAAM Planning Meeting 1100-1200

For more info 817-782-5287


TAP/GPS 0800-1600

For more info 817-782-5290

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