Don't let this year's holiday season get the best of you. Use the Marine Corps Holiday Survival Kit to finish 2018 and ring in the New Year. We've tracked down the information, resources, and support you need make it through the holidays.

The holidays can be challenging for anyone. For Marines and their families, the holidays can bring forward a range of issues and questions, such as:

  • How much can I afford for gifts this holiday season?
  • Am I ready for all of the family togetherness?
  • Is my resume perfected and ready to hand off to someone that can help me make the transition to civilian life?
  • What do I need to know about shipping holiday goodies to my deployed Marine?
  • How do I build my child's holiday spirit when I am deployed?
  • What can I do if I have nowhere to go for the holidays?
  • The PFT/CFT tests are just around the corner, how do I stick to my fitness goals and diet routine?
  • How can I make the holiday memorable for my child or familya member with special needs or family?
  • If I am in recovery, how do I navigate holiday parties?

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST HOLIDAY STRESSOR?

We want to give more attention to the issues most important to Marines and their families. Please take our one question anonymous survey and tell us what your biggest holiday stressors are.

Holiday Stressors Survey

Need someone to talk to? Your installation's Family Advocacy Program and Community Counseling Program have additional resources such as counseling or stress management classes that can help you deal with holiday stress. Another resource is DSTRESS. The DSTRESS Line provides anonymous services for Marines and their families. You can reach DSTRESS at 1-877-476-7734 or dstressline.com.

Everybody experiences stress.  Family, Finances, Work, Relationships, Loneliness.  DSTRESS is here for you. 1-877-476-7734. Free 24/7 assistance. Speak with a Marine veteran or professional counselor.Everybody experiences stress.  Family, Finances, Work, Relationships, Loneliness.  DSTRESS is here for you. 1-877-476-7734. Free 24/7 assistance. Speak with a Marine veteran or professional counselor. Holiday Survival Kit