THE BRONX - Navy sailors arrived at the Navy Operational Center in the Bronx today to receive tips ahead of their looming deployment.

Sailors and their families listened to commanding officers, who gave them advice on how to prepare for deployment legally, medically, financially and emotionally.

Experienced sailors also offered tips on how to stay in touch with family through communication methods like Skype.

Outside the auditorium, booths were set up offering information on support groups for Navy wives and employment.

Navy officials say deployment can begin as early as next week.