Family Team Building
|Monday - Friday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
P.R.E.P & C.R.E.D.O
|Chaplain Run Programs|
The L.I.N.K.S. program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience.
Classes are available for:
- Parents/Extended Family members
Our volunteer mentors share information on navigating the maze of life in the Marine Corps in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Each participant receives a free tote bag and resource materials to help make life in the Marine Corps a little easier.
Childcare is sponsored by Marine Corps Family Team Building for all classes with registration!
Bldg. 598 (next to the Commissary)
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
L.I.N.K.S. SESSION OUTLINE
Introduces the L.I.N.K.S. concept and welcomes spouses to the Marine Corps Family.
Outlines USMC structure and mission to include Navy personnel attached to USMC units. Provides historical insights and discusses traditions.
THE MAZE: BENEFITS & SERVICES
An overview of benefits, privileges, and resources available to USMC families; including the location of these services and how to access their wealth of information.
Explains the differences between a civilian and a military paycheck, while introducing the Leave and Earning Statement (LES), including a general discussion on basic pay and allowances. Beneficial financial management tips are also presented.
SEPARATION & DEPLOYMENT
Discusses the inevitable separations USMC/Navy families will experience and provides suggestions from seasoned spouses on how to successfully balance the additional responsibilities when your Marine is away.
CROSSROADS: MOVING IN THE MILITARY
Insights on the moving process; everything from the first packer’s inspection to clearing quarters.
Focuses on healthy interaction with others in the family and community. Insights into the role of the Navy Chaplain and family support.
Provides participants with information on the benefits and opportunities for those who choose to “Stay Marine”.
L.I.N.K.S. is supported and gains its success from many dedicated volunteers. Build your resume, meet new people and make a difference in someone’s life. L.I.N.K.S. offers free childcare during volunteer hours and training is provided for all positions.
If you are interested in becoming part of the L.I.N.K.S. Team visit the Marine Corps Family Team Building office located next to the Commissary (Bldg 598) for more information or to pick up a Volunteer Application.
L.I.N.K.S. Team Positions include:
- Administrative Support
- Classroom Logistics
- and much more!