Quick Guide for Deployment Readiness

Preparation for a potential deployment should begin well before deployment orders are actually received. Early preparation can reduce the stress everyone feels in the weeks leading up to the service member’s departure.

L.I.N.K.S.- Lifestyle, Insight, Networks, Knowledge, and Skills

L.I.N.K.S.  is an interactive acculturation program to Marine Corps life. Learn about Marine Corps history and ranks, local installation resources, services, benefits, military pay, separations and deployments, communication styles, investing in the community, and Marine Corps traditions and etiquette.

Personal and Professional Learning Opportunities

Take your personal and professional learning to the next level. Take advantage of free counseling by professionals and advisors through free workshops and training opportunities, which can include testing for college credit and pre-admission.

Financial Tips for a Smooth PCS

It’s that time again. New orders and a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). But, do you know how to be financially prepared for your upcoming PCS? Try these simple tips to make your PCS easier.

Introducing the Zero to 100 Podcast Series

The Zero to One Hundred podcast aims to be down-to-earth, tangible, and contain great lessons learned for the listeners rather than a canned and scripted official media product.

PCSing with Kids: The Basics

Spring time is here, and with that, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season begins. While moving can be an exciting time, it can also be stressful for adults and children alike. Use the tips below in preparing for your move.

Are you Ready to PCS?

Did you know that it is mandatory for Service Members to attend a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) workshop, per MCO 1754.10B? PCS workshops are offered at every installation by the Information, Referral and Relocation (IR&R) program. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend with their Marine.

The Power of Change

If you have a friend or family member who needs your support in changing a habit or behavior, try one of the following strategies for discussing the situation.

EFMP Continuation on Location (CoL)

EFMP Continuation on Location (CoL) Infographic


Learning to Adjust to Change

Marine Corps Community Services offers free skill9building resources to Marines and their families in a variety of areas. For information on additional offerings available, contact your installation's Information, Relocation & Referral (IR&R) line. 

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