You may be singing your favorite holiday classic, but there are a number of reasons why some Marines or Marine Corps Families may not join you in singing. The holiday period sometimes means duty that will not allow Marines to visit family. It may also mean that some do not desire visiting family, or that it may be detrimental for them. Finances can also be a factor when it comes to heading home during the holidays.
Regardless of why you are apart from family this holiday season, many activities take place on Marine Corps installations and in surrounding communities to keep Marines and their families feeling connected and active throughout the holidays:
It can be one of the most wonderful times of the year, even if you have to stay put. Enjoy what your area has to offer and try some new things. You may discover that you've found new traditions to incorporate in your holiday celebration.
For more information on any of these activities, contact your installation's Information and Referral Line.
Volunteers play a major role in the daily life of the Marine Corps community. Volunteering offers vital help to people, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer.
When a Marine isn't able to go home for the holidays, MCCS is here to provide many opportunities that allow Marines to experience the holiday cheer.
Now that the holiday season is upon us, our thoughts turn to good will and ways we can give back. There are lots of opportunities available, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to start. Check out these easy ways to do some good in your community.