5 Things the FRO Needs You to Know: November 2017

Check out what the FRO wants you to know this month.

Happy Holidays, Marine! Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive on Time

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about sending gifts to your loved ones who may be stationed away from home or overseas.

Honoring Families During National Military Family Appreciation Month

As part of celebrating and honoring our families, Marine and Family Programs Division interviewed Mrs. Jessica Takach.  She has been married since 2005 to Captain Doug Takach, a ‘Mustang Officer’ of 14 years of service.  We asked Mrs. Takach for her thoughts on resiliency, sacrifices, and the strength of Marine family communities.  

Caregiving Around the Clock

Six out of ten family caregivers work full- or part-time jobs (on top of the full-time job of taking care of their familiy!). Many, however, forget to take the time to take care of themselves. Here are a few tips to practice self-care while balancing the many needs of family members.

Celebrating the Force Behind the Force

November marks the annual celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month. The Marine Corps recognizes the selfless dedication of its families.  Their unwavering dedication does not go unnoticed.  They are the force behind the force — families have a profound impact on the readiness and resiliency of Marines.

Carving the Perfect Pumpkin

Happy Halloween from Marine and Family Programs! Have you carved your pumpkin yet? If not, check out some of these tips from Good Housekeeping on how to create a perfectly scary jack o’ lantern — and build in some family time as well.

It's Time to Talk About Cyberbullying

Cybersecurity is important for Marines and their families. While part of that means keeping your online identity and information safe, it also means keeping your emotional health safe online as well — that’s why it’s important to talk about cyberbullying.

Happy Birthday, Marine!

The Birthday Ball is a celebration of Marine Corps’ history and traditions.  It gives us a look at the Corps’ past, present and future.  On 10 November Marines throughout the world celebrate the birth of their Corps.

Keeping Your Information Safe: How to Make the Perfect Password

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Believe it or not, the internet touches almost all aspects of your daily life, so it’s important to stay aware of your online presence. To help increase your online safety, check out some of these tips from the Department of Homeland Security on how to create a stronger and better password.

Establishing Consent: What Does it Mean?

This month, SAPR released a set of comic strips addressing different aspects of consent (featured below the article). Check out these talking points to learn more about consent and why Marines and the general public needs to be aware of its tenets.

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