1. The Marine Corps Ball is Right Around the Corner

Are you ready for this year’s Ball? Read our Marine Corps Ball etiquette guide to ensure you put your best foot forward. If you have more questions about etiquette or just want to learn more about Marine Corps culture, contact your local L.I.N.K.S. office. L.I.N.K.S. offers acculturation classes to help you adjust to life in the Corps and at your local installation. Courses are available to spouses, Marines, children and other family members. Contact your local L.I.N.K.S. office to find a class near you.

2. The Marine Corps Sets the Standard for Military Fitness

The results are in! The Marine Corps is the fittest military service branch. Want to keep up with your Marine? Why not try a group exercise class or personal training session? You can find both at your local fitness center. Exercise alone won’t get you into Marine Corps shape. Your diet also needs to be on point. Meet with a Health Promotion Specialist to learn how you can improve your nutrition.

3. LifeSkills Can Help Prepare Your Family for an Emergency

Are you aware of what type of natural disaster is most likely to happen in your area? Don’t wait until a natural disaster occurs to start getting ready. Marine Corps Family Team Building offers Emergency Preparedness classes which address local hazards, installation emergency  evacuation plans, developing a family emergency plan, and resources that are available in the event a disaster. Read our article “Preparing Your Marine Family for a Local Emergency” to learn more.

4. October is Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

Every October the Marine Corps shines a spotlight on a serious and preventable public health issue, domestic violence. Domestic violence isn’t something that happens only to people we see on television or on the news. No one deserves to be abused and anyone can be a victim. Your co-worker, your neighbor, or your loved one could be in an unsafe relationship. Do you know the warning signs? Click here to learn more. For assistance and additional resources, contact your installation Family Advocacy Program.

5. Don’t Forget to Cast Your Vote!

On November 8th America will cast its vote for the next President of the United States. The Voting Assistance Office is available to help Marines and their family members with regards to Voter Registration and Absentee Voting. Click here to learn more.