Check out the five most read stories by Marines and their families from this past year. Did your favorite make the cut?

  1. Marine Corps Birthday Ball: Etiquette Dos and Don’ts
    First time heading to the Marine Corps Ball? Check out this etiquette guide. You can learn more tips for acculturation by participating in L.I.N.K.S. classes offered by your local MCCS Family Readiness team.
  2. Five  Reasons Why Your Child Should be Playing Sports
    This year, parents were interested in recreational activities for their kids. Find out what activities are available at your installation for both you and your children.
  3. What is the Blended Retirement System?
    With the new changes coming to retirement plans in 2018, it’s no surprise that Marines and their families wanted to learn more about the new Blended Retirement System. Your local MCCS Personal Financial Management Office can also help you learn more.
  4. How to Pull Your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
    The VMET (Verification of Military Experience and Training), DD Form 2586, provides an overview of your military experience and training. Marines checked out this article to use the VMET while applying for new jobs.  If you want more transition help, reach out to your local MCCS Transition Readiness team.
  5. Turn Your Marine Corps Experience into College Credits
    Marines were also interested in finding out their time in the Corps can already translate into college credits. The article provides a good step-by-step process. But, if you want more information, contact your MCCS Voluntary Education Program.