Whenever you get to a new duty station, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the local resources, and get the lay of the land. How do you go to accomplish all of this? Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge & Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is your answer. No matter how long you and your family have been in the Marine Corps, L.I.N.K.S. provides valuable information for every stage of your family’s life and career.
When you sign up for a L.I.N.K.S. class, you’ll become full immersed in Marine Corps life and lifestyle. You’ll learn about Marine Corps history, traditions, rank structure, local installation resources, services, benefits, military pay, mastering the ins and outs of the deployment cycle, communication styles, and how to invest in your local community.
The best part about a L.I.N.K.S. class is the ability to connect with other members of the community. While L.I.N.K.S. is especially great for spouses, there are open sessions for the entire Marine Corps family (children, teens, parents, and the Marine themselves. Each curriculum is set up with distinct information, and different methods of instruction based on the audience and what class is being conducted.
Upon arriving at your new duty station, check with your local Marine Corps Family Team Building office to choose what best fits for you and your family and sign up for the next L.I.N.K.S. workshop.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is a critical way for Spouses, Marines, and Families to build a network of peers and mentors that will support you through your Marine Corps journey.
In spite of COVID 19 and the movement restrictions that have been put in place, PCS season will soon be kicking into high gear. If a PCS is in your near future, L.I.N.K.S. can help you prepare!
New to Marine Corps life? Sign up for a L.I.N.K.S. course to find answers to some of your biggest questions.