Upcoming Classes at the Fleet & Family Support Center

The Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC) offers a variety of free workshops, classes and events every month that are available to all with base access.

The FFSC is located at 21993 Bundy Road, Building 2090. To register for classes, call 301-342-4911. 

Click here to view the complete monthly schedule.


Upcoming Classes through December 2023: 

Dec. 12, 2-3 p.m.: Smooth Move - Exceptional Family Member Program (virtual)  Are you getting ready to PCS with an Exceptional Family Member? NAS Patuxent River's EFMP Case Liaison, School Liaison and Life Skills Educator will provide tips and resources to make it a smooth move. Topics covered include an overview of the Exceptional Family Member Program, pre-departure considerations, arrival recommendations, transfer steps and resources. Register online by clicking here, or call 301-995-4004 or email NASPAX_SL@us.navy.mil. 


Dec. 13, 9-10 a.m.: Mind Body Mental Fitness - Mindfulness & Meditation  

Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-Noon: Effective Parenting (virtual)  Parenting is one of the most rewarding and equally challenging jobs out there. Children don’t come with instruction manuals and one size does not fit all! There are SO many factors to consider. This class will focus on effective parenting styles, ways to encourage positive behavior and ways to manage misbehavior. Parents will learn how to connect with their children on a meaningful and personal level. Rather than continuously striving to be “perfect” parents, let us strive to become fully present and highly competent parents. 


Dec. 19, Noon-1 p.m.: Effective Communication  We do it every day. Every word we speak and action we take sends off a message to those around us. But what message are we sending? Do our actions match our words? In this class, we will break down the basics of verbal and nonverbal communication. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to effectively communicate.


Dec. 21, 1-2 p.m.: Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 101 Come and learn the important facts about EFMP! What IS EFMP? Who should enroll and why? What forms are needed? What are the benefits of the programs? Where do I go for support? What is Tricare's ECHO program?