Tough Conversations: Divorce

It can be uncomfortable to have a conversation with a friend or family member who may be going through the process of a divorce or a separation from a spouse/partner. You can show your care, concern, and respect by letting the person know that you understand this may be a tough time. So how do you do that?

Back in the Swim of Things

If your break from swimming was long, take it slow and rebuild. Remember, that mile may take longer than when you left off.  When you are ready to start breaking your records, your local pool professionals are ready to help.

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.

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.

Ending Enrollment in EFMP

Circumstances and situations for Exceptional Family Member Program (EMFP) families may change throughout their lifetime. What happens when it’s time to end enrollment in EFMP.

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.

Build Your Kid's Mental Strength

Some people are able to quickly bounce back from personal setbacks or failures, while others struggle and find it much more difficult? Just like physical strength can be increased through lifting weights and physical training, you can increase your mental strength by practicing specific mental techniques. 

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