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.

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.

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. 

The Lowdown on Marijuana, CBD, & Delta-8

Marijuana is the most commonly detected illicit drug found in Marine Corps urinalyses. Under federal law, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug that has greater than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), and Delta-8 are all found in the cannabis plant.

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.

Change the Way You Argue

Conflict is a normal and healthy part of every relationship. Well-managed conflict can promote growth, intimacy, and trust in a relationship. Resources and services are available to help get your relationship back on track.

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. 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

This summer, we encourage readers of all ages to Read Beyond the Beaten Path. Join us for “Summer Camp at the Library”, listen to adventure stories, explore the outdoors, learn some survival skills, make some nature crafts and you may see some special animal and reptile visitors. 

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