Family
Official resources and information for Marines and their families.
BACK 2 SCHOOL: Master This School Year Before It Even Starts!
Release Date: 8/22/2019

Summer is almost over, with the first day of school around the corner. Help your children have a successful first day an...
The Marine Corps Transition Process Will Now Start Earlier
Release Date: 8/19/2019

Effective October 1, 2019, the transition process must be started no later than 365 days prior to separation and will be...
How to Change Your TSP Contributions in Seven Easy Steps
Release Date: 8/5/2019

Wondering how to change your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions? The process in myPay has changed!
MCCS Recognizes Food and Hospitality Activities
Release Date: 8/2/2019

Sixty MCCS restaurant and hospitality activities are recognized for their exceptional performance in 2018 with Food and ...
PCSing with School-Aged Children Made Simple
Release Date: 6/20/2019

PCS season is here, and you’re facing a move with school-aged kids. Where do you start? Here are some checklists to keep...
Marine Corps Adds $500 Professional Relicensing Reimbursement to Spouse Employment Resources
Release Date: 5/23/2019

The Marine Corps has announced its new relicensing fee reimbursement program for spouses, authorized by the 2018 Nationa...
Restricted vs. Unrestricted Reports – Know Your Options
Release Date: 12/3/2015

When a victim of sexual assault decides to report, it's important to understand the options available. 
How to Pull Your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
Release Date: 5/31/2016

A step by step guide to accessing your VMET, which provides an overview of your military experience and training.
Marine Corps Birthday Ball: Etiquette Do's & Dont's
Release Date: 10/26/2016

Attending the Marine Corps Ball for the first time? Our helpful etiquette guide will tell you everything you need to kno...
How Tootsie Rolls Accidentally Saved Marines During War
Release Date: 2/12/2018

Have you ever wondered why Tootsie Rolls hold significance with the Marine Corps?
5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Be Playing Sports
Release Date: 4/27/2018

Youth Sports programs at your installation seek to make the sports experience for all children safe, fun and healthy. He...
Theaters
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Local theater information
Lodging
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information about the various lodging capabilities of your local installation.
Recreation
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information about the various recreation options at your local installation.
Local Area Information
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Local area information
Information, Tickets and Travel
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information about local tickets and travel options.
Family Readiness
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information pertaining to family, team building and unit prepareness.
Single Marine Program
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information about your local Single Marine Program.
Career and Education
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Expand your capabilities and career.
Retail
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information about your local MCX.
Fitness
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Local information about your closest Fitness Center.
Dining
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Local dining options.
Readiness and Resiliency
Release Date: 3/8/2019

Information to keep you Ready and Resilient
BACK 2 SCHOOL: Master This School Year Before It Even Starts!
Release Date: 8/22/2019

Summer is almost over, with the first day of school around the corner. Help your children have a successful first day an...
The Marine Corps Transition Process Will Now Start Earlier
Release Date: 8/19/2019

Effective October 1, 2019, the transition process must be started no later than 365 days prior to separation and will be...
How to Change Your TSP Contributions in Seven Easy Steps
Release Date: 8/5/2019

Wondering how to change your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) contributions? The process in myPay has changed!
MCCS Recognizes Food and Hospitality Activities
Release Date: 8/2/2019

Sixty MCCS restaurant and hospitality activities are recognized for their exceptional performance in 2018 with Food and ...
Start College Off Right with the Leadership Scholar Program
Release Date: 7/27/2016

The transition from military life to higher education can be a daunting experience for some. The Leadership Scholar Prog...
Must Know Job Search Tips for Transitioning Marines
Release Date: 8/5/2019

Finding a civilian job can take a lot of time and effort. Here are 5 great tips to get you started.
The Trick to Negotiating A Civilian Salary
Release Date: 10/5/2016

Find out how to negotiate a civilian salary when your previous one was based on the military pay system.
How to Apply to College, Devil Dog
Release Date: 4/19/2016

You have decided college is your next step after the Marine Corps. Now what? Here are a few helpful suggestions to get y...
How a Letter of Recommendation Can Get a Marine Into College
Release Date: 11/29/2016

Marines, if you're wondering if you need to include a Letter of Recomendation with your college application, the answer ...
Ten Things To Do When Applying to a College or University
Release Date: 3/8/2017

Preparation begins with a conversation.   Marine Corps Education Service Officers and Education Service Specialists at V...
You Can Make the Most of Your Admissions Process with LSP
Release Date: 6/20/2017

The Marine Corps Leader Scholar Program (LSP) provides Marines with assistance in the admission process to colleges and ...
Looking for "a Few Good Links?" Check Out Marine OnLine
Release Date: 8/7/2017

When you need to find online Marine Corps resources, where do you turn first? If your initial response isn’t “Marine OnL...
How to EAS Successfully as a Marine
Release Date: 12/12/2016

Confused about what path you should take after you EAS? Here are our top tips for finding your dream post-Marine Corps c...
It's Peak College Application Time...Tackling the Common App!
Release Date: 1/9/2018

There are many benefits to applying to college with the Common Application, which is used by more than 700 unviersities....
What are the Steps for Marines Who Are Interested in Applying for LSP?
Release Date: 9/14/2017

What are the steps for Marines who are interested in applying for LSP and using the program to assist them in their appl...
Turn Your Marine Corps Experience Into College Credits
Release Date: 8/5/2019

Are you thinking of getting a college degree? With your military training and experience you may already be part way the...
Leadership Scholar Program: How can Marines Prepare to Go to Selective Colleges and Universities?
Release Date: 8/29/2017

The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) was formed to support the admission of qualified Marines to four year, not-for-prof...
USMC Veteran First Honoree of MISSION: THANK YOU Tour
Release Date: 6/23/2017

Adam Sandoval is hitting the road for a cross-country ride to honor those who have served and to give away bikes to eigh...
2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games
Release Date: 6/2/2017

The 2017 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games will be held June 30 - July 8 in Chicago, Illinois.
PCSing with School-Aged Children Made Simple
Release Date: 6/20/2019

PCS season is here, and you’re facing a move with school-aged kids. Where do you start? Here are some checklists to keep...
Marine Corps Adds $500 Professional Relicensing Reimbursement to Spouse Employment Resources
Release Date: 5/23/2019

The Marine Corps has announced its new relicensing fee reimbursement program for spouses, authorized by the 2018 Nationa...
Relax, Reset, and Recharge with July Fourth Fun
Release Date: 6/3/2019

Cool off this Independence Day with festivals, road races and celebrations all designed to help you GSD (Get Summer Done...
Marine Corps School Liaison Program Sheds Light on New Legislation for Military Children
Release Date: 2/15/2019

With thousands of Marine Corps children transitioning all over the globe at different times of the year, many states hav...
Are You Ready to PCS?
Release Date: 6/18/2019

Preparing to PCS is not as simple as it sounds. Avoid unnecessary stress by attending a PCS Workshop on your installatio...
Marines Take the Victory in the 2019 Warriors Across the Sea Challenge
Release Date: 7/1/2019

The U.S. All-Marine Running Team brings home a win at the 2019 Warriors Across the Sea Half Marathon Championship in Eng...
Cheer on Our Marines in the 2019 Warrior Games!
Release Date: 6/21/2019

The 2019 DoD Warrior Games start today in Tampa Bay, Florida, and 39 veteran and active duty Marines will participate fr...
PTSD Awareness Month 2019
Release Date: 6/12/2019

June is PTSD Awareness Month, and a great time to brush up on your knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Do you k...
MCAS Cherry SMP Point Days of Service Supports Veterans Organic Garden
Release Date: 4/24/2019

Ever since the inaugural Single Marine Program (SMP) Day of Service began in 2015, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point...
MCAS Miramar SMP Days of Service at the USS Midway Museum
Release Date: 4/25/2019

During the Single Marine Program (SMP) Days of Service this week, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar is volunteerin...
SINGLE MARINE PROGRAM DAYS OF SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS MARINE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM
Release Date: 4/23/2019

Now in its fifth year, the Single Marine Program (SMP) Days of Service week runs from April 22 until April 28, 2019. 
Smucker's Hosts "Mission: Breakfast" at Quantico
Release Date: 5/16/2019

Last week, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico rang in Military Appreciation Month with the 10th annual Smucker’s Mission: ...
Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2019 Spotlight
Release Date: 5/10/2019

As Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) celebrates Military Appreciation Month throughout May, we are proud to honor o...
The IGMC's Core List has Been Updated to Include...The Transition Readiness Program
Release Date: 10/16/2017

Effective July 31, 2017, the Transition Readiness Program (TRP) became a Critical Or Requiring Evaluation (CORE) Functio...
2019 Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Release Date: 4/8/2019

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has named April 27, 2019, this season’s semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take-Ba...
4th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month Poster Contest
Release Date: 4/3/2019

The Department of Defense has kicked off its 15th annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SA...
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Green Invites Marines to Own It!
Release Date: 3/18/2019

In a brief video message to Marines, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Ronald Green, kicked off the Own It! campaign saying...
Four Signs of a Toxic Relationship
Release Date: 2/15/2019

It can, often times, be pretty easy to define a physically unsafe relationship.  It is a relationship where one or both ...
Marine Corps Announces 2018 Semper Fit Athletes of the Year
Release Date: 2/5/2019

Congratulations to 1st Lt. Lindsay R. Carrick, Officer Candidate School, MCB Quantico, Virginia, and Staff Sergeant Jaso...
What is the Blended Retirement System?
Release Date: 5/18/2018

Everything you need to know about the new blended retirement system.
Holiday Bills? Consider a Portable Career
Release Date: 12/14/2018

Financial stress of the holidays prompts many families to seek additional sources of income. Frequent moves can make it ...
Eight Ways to Spring Clean Your Career in 2018
Release Date: 3/27/2018

Dust off those cobwebs and do some spring cleaning for your career!
Emergency Funds 101
Release Date: 3/1/2018

You never know what the future will hold, especially in terms of finances. Chances are that at some point, an unexpected...
Nominate a Child for the Military Child of the Year
Release Date: 11/21/2018

The deadline to nominate a military child for Operation Homefront’s 2019 Military Child of the Year® (MCOY) Awards is We...
How Tobacco Use Affects Your Capabilities as a Marine
Release Date: 11/8/2018

You’ve probably heard that tobacco is harmful to your health, but have you heard that tobacco can affect your capabiliti...
Could You Quit Tobacco for 24 Hours?
Release Date: 11/13/2018

Could you quit tobacco for 24 hours? That’s all it takes to start feeling the benefits of being tobacco free.
Everything You Need to Know About Operation Tobacco-Free Marine
Release Date: 11/5/2018

The Operation Tobacco-Free Marine Tobacco Cessation Program was developed to provide the Marine Corps community with the...
Vape Myth Busting
Release Date: 11/1/2018

With vapes, e-cigarettes, and e-hookahs growing in popularity, there are some things you should know about these electro...
Not a Marine Corps Ball Tradition
Release Date: 11/7/2018

Don't let a DUI be the Marine Corps Ball Tradition you always remember.
Capture a Piece of Marine Corps Tradition This Veterans Day
Release Date: 11/6/2018

Marine Corps Veterans are a vital link to the history and tradition of the Corps.
Tips for Marine Corps Ball Etiquette, Novice to Expert
Release Date: 11/5/2018

Marine Corps Birthday Ball season is upon us. If this is your first ball or your 30th, these novice Marine Corp Ball eti...
Military Family Appreciation Month
Release Date: 11/2/2018

Marine Families are the epitome of strength, resiliency, and sacrifice. Our appreciation of Marine Corps Families is yea...
Quit Tobacco Your Way - Resources to Help You Along
Release Date: 11/2/2018

The first step in quitting tobacco is thinking about quitting and every attempt to quit is a step in the right direction...
DoDEA Online Registration for Students Debuts: Beaufort, Iwakuni, Okinawa, Lejeune, and Quantico
Release Date: 10/31/2018

"With the launch of DoDEA's Online Registration System (DORS), transitions become easier for families enrolling into a D...
What Causes Marines to Start Using Tobacco?
Release Date: 1/5/2017

When you entered bootcamp you were tobacco-free. Do you remember what led you to start using tobacco regularly?
Get Paid To Quit Tobacco
Release Date: 3/24/2017

Did you know that a pack a day smoker spends nearly $50 a week on cigarettes? That’s over $2200 a year on cigarettes alo...
Why Quit Tobacco During the Great American Smoke Out?
Release Date: 11/16/2017

On 16 November 2017 the Great American Smoke Out challenges you to quit tobacco for a day. Find a Great American Smoke O...
Tobacco and Stress: Not a Winning Combination
Release Date: 12/20/2017

The first step when dealing with stress is to recognize it and realize that it can be managed without nicotine.
Is Smoking Ruining Your Relationship?
Release Date: 2/14/2017

You might be thinking that smoking shouldn’t matter if you love someone.  Sure, the heart wants what the heart wants.  B...
Quitting Tobacco Can Land You a Job
Release Date: 3/17/2017

Many people are aware of the health effects of tobacco use. But did you know tobacco use can impact your ability to get ...
Breaking Up Can Be A Good Thing
Release Date: 2/24/2017

Quitting tobacco is hard. Don’t let the barriers below stop you from gaining the benefits from quitting tobacco for good...
9 Facts about Teen Smoking
Release Date: 4/17/2017

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and 90% of tobacco users began using before t...
"Dripping" –A New Version of Vaping Among Teenagers
Release Date: 4/27/2017

New ways to use tobacco are found just as quickly as new products hit the market; so if you haven’t heard of “Dripping,”
Your Tobacco Use Could Be Making Your Dog Sick and Fat
Release Date: 5/31/2017

Most people generally know that tobacco use, like smoking or dipping, is harmful to their health. But, have you ever tho...
The Most Common Type of Litter in the World
Release Date: 8/1/2017

Tobacco waste is the most common type of litter in the world. How does it affect you and your family?
Dip Into Something Else
Release Date: 6/13/2017

Dip, a form of smokeless tobacco, may seem like a healthier alternative to smoking but do you know what impact products ...
Impact of Tobacco Use on Pet Health
Release Date: 5/11/2017

Research shows just how dangerous second and third hand smoke is to the people around smokers, but what about the animal...
Vapes and Recreational Drugs: A Deadly Combination
Release Date: 6/19/2018

Electronic cigarettes may not only be more dangerous than we realize, they are also banned in some cases.
Big Tobacco Targets Military Because "Military is Less Educated, Part of 'Wrong Crowd' and Have Limited Job Prospects"
Release Date: 9/29/2017

Have you ever wondered why tobacco has been such a big part of military culture? One of the reasons is that the military...
Beef Up Your Resume with the Marine Corps SkillBridge Program
Release Date: 7/11/2018

As Marines approach the transition to civilian life, they have a lot to consider. Not only do they have to determine wha...
Is the Welcome Aboard Brief Just for Marines? Or, Should Spouses Attend Too?
Release Date: 9/21/2018

Attending the Welcome Aboard is mandatory for Marines, but did you know spouses are highly encouraged to attend too?
Are you happy with your financial institution?
Release Date: 9/19/2018

Breaking up is hard to do. You may not have considered this before, but you have a relationship with your financial inst...
How to Build Confidence While Job Searching
Release Date: 8/28/2018

It can be easy to lose confidence while you’re searching for a job, especially if your search has lasted a while. Consid...
How the Marine for Life Network and our Representatives can work with Transitioning Marines!
Release Date: 8/28/2018

Recently the Marine for Life Network and local Marine for Life (M4L) representative helped a retired Marine Colonel Russ...
So...What is a Mentor, Exactly?
Release Date: 1/4/2018

Mentor. Coach.  Guide. Counselor. Teacher. Instructor. Adviser. The word “mentor” has a lot of meanings, whether you’re ...
Finding a Mentor as a Marine Spouse
Release Date: 1/2/2018

You know a mentor is key to advancing in your career, but as a Marine spouse where do you find a mentor to provide caree...
Five Tips to Becoming a Networking Guru
Release Date: 11/13/2017

Successful networking is easier said than done
Psychedelics for Breakfast: The Rise of Micro-dosing
Release Date: 8/20/2018

Most people want to reduce anxiety, improve concentration and problem solving, and be more creative. Some people have tu...
Winners of the 2018 SAAPM Poster Contest Announced
Release Date: 7/25/2018

Congratulations to the winners of the third annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Poster Contest....
MCCS Recognizes Food and Hospitality Activities for 2018
Release Date: 8/6/2018

Forty-nine MCCS restaurant and hospitality activities aboard 14 Marine Corps Installations are being recognized for thei...
Bottle or Breast: Which is Best for You?
Release Date: 7/30/2018

Many parents have heard the saying, “Breast is best,” but that may not hold true for every mom.
College is Expensive! Tips for Marines to Finance Their Education
Release Date: 12/5/2017

As a Marine, you may not need to rely on a student loan to pay for your education. With access to Tuition Assistance, sc...
Kids Heading Back to School? Get in the Know with the School Liaison Program
Release Date: 7/18/2018

Here’s a statement you have heard before: PCS is an incredibly stressful time. In addition to the sheer stress of packin...
Converting Coverage Under the FSGLI Program
Release Date: 7/12/2018

Spousal coverage under the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) program doesn’t have to be permanent. Fol...
Six Things You Can Do to Find the Perfect Career on USAJobs
Release Date: 7/13/2018

Have you thought about working for the Federal Government but not sure where to start? Have no fear: the Transition Read...
Are you Living on Autopilot? Three Easy Steps to Experiencing More Good in Your Daily Life
Release Date: 7/10/2018

Learn how to relieve stress and improve resiliency by practicing mindfulness.
Getting Left of Transition
Release Date: 7/9/2018

Transition: it’s not just a word, but a process.
Deep Breaths: Learn How to Air Out Your Stress
Release Date: 7/9/2018

Feeling stressed or like your life is out of control? Tackle it by doing something you do have power over: breathing.
Eight Tips to Keep your Family Safe this Fourth of July
Release Date: 7/4/2018

The Fourth of July is filled with picnics, fireworks, family, and fun! Here are some tips on how to keep everyone in you...
Marines, Don't Make These Common Resume Mistakes
Release Date: 9/16/2016

Your resume is often the first impression you will make on an organization. It’s important to communicate your experienc...
The Value of a Marine For Life Network Representative
Release Date: 6/26/2018

The heart of the Marine For Life Network (M4L) are the M4L Representatives. These Reservists are passionate about assist...
Getting Hired in the Federal Government through Veteran's Recruitment Appointment
Release Date: 6/25/2018

Transitioning Marines and Veterans, are you looking to work for the federal government? Have you heard about the special...
Nominate the SAPR Victim Advocate
Release Date: 6/18/2018

Headquarters Marine Corps is pleased to announce the inaugural Exceptional SAPR VA of the Year award. This award will re...
5 Surprising Ways Tobacco Affects Your Body
Release Date: 10/19/2017

You know that smoking and tobacco can affect your health. We’ve published articles on how it can affect your performance...
Keep Kids Sharp with the MCCS Libraries Summer Reading Program
Release Date: 6/13/2018

Throughout the summer months, installation libraries will host a range of free activities, programs, and the opportunity...
We All Benefit From Playing Together: Special Olympics Young Athletes Coming to Installations
Release Date: 6/12/2018

The Marine Corps Exceptional Family Member Program is excited to announce the implementation of the Special Olympics You...
Internet Fraud is Alive and Well: How to Protect Yourself
Release Date: 6/11/2018

Fraud is common occurrence and although most of us think of ourselves as savvy fraud spotters, even the sharpest individ...
Agility Skills in HITT
Release Date: 10/9/2017

Agility is one of the primary movement components in HITT, and key to reducing the risks for injury. What exactly is agi...
Single Marine Program "Days of Service" Provides Hours of Volunteer Aid
Release Date: 6/8/2018

This year's Single Marine Program Days of Service Event was a huge success. Find out more about the program, volunteerin...
Calling All Athletes: Compete in the High Intensity Tactical Training Championship
Release Date: 5/22/2018

Do you have what it takes to be the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) champion?
Choosing Your Professional References
Release Date: 6/6/2018

References are an important part of the job search process, but they can often be an afterthought. Failure to prepare re...
Four Tips to Prepare Your Professional References
Release Date: 4/25/2018

You know that references are an important part of the job search process, and recognize that because they are at the end...
Summer is the Perfect Time to Volunteer
Release Date: 5/19/2017

New beginnings, and times during summer breaks are a perfect time to volunteer!
Spouse Employment: Calculating the Cost of Working
Release Date: 3/16/2017

Are you preparing to return to work after some time away from the job market? Work through these simple calculations to ...
Save For the Future! Become a Knowledgeable Investor.
Release Date: 6/5/2018

Where do you want to be in 20 years? The future is years away but there are some things you can be sure of, however, suc...
4 Ways To Challenge Yourself to Save!
Release Date: 3/2/2018

Making a few small changes to your money habits can pay big dividends throughout 2018. Use our tips to help you build yo...
Five Ways to Survive the Terrible Twos
Release Date: 6/4/2018

Anyone with a child has some stories about the “terrible twos.” But it isn't all so bad, provided you follow these paren...
New Online Resource Puts the EFMP at Your Fingertips
Release Date: 5/30/2018

Beginning May 30, 2018, access to the Exceptional Family Member Program’s (EFMP) – Resources, Options, and Consultations...
What is 529 Day?
Release Date: 5/25/2018

Many states recognize May 29 (5/29), as 529 Day, with special promotions and contests to further add value to these acco...
Fentanyl: The Little Devil
Release Date: 5/2/2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fentanyl is up to 100 times more potent than morphine...
Mentorship for Veterans
Release Date: 5/3/2018

Mentorship has been a part of every Marine’s life ever since they stepped on the yellow footprints, and continues long a...
Check out the 2018 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium
Release Date: 5/4/2018

Don’t miss your chance to register for the Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) 2018 Virtual Military Spouse S...
Tuition Assistance Updates and Preparation: How to be Ready
Release Date: 5/1/2018

If you are planning to apply for Tution Assistance, here’s what you can do to get ready.
Are You Suffering From Caregiver Burnout?
Release Date: 5/22/2018

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but the demands can also be overwhelming. If the stress of caregiving is n...
4 Ways the Marine Corps Is Still Innovating After 240 Years
Release Date: 5/22/2018

As we remember the achievements of the Marine Corps on the battlefield we should also highlight the strides the Corps ha...
Celebrating the Force Behind the Force
Release Date: 11/3/2017

November marks the annual celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month. The Marine Corps recognizes the se...
Modern Day Marine is Coming to Quantico
Release Date: 9/19/2016

The world’s largest military exposition focusing on enhanced capabilities for expeditionary forces will be held at Marin...
Your Guide to Staying 'Always Ready'
Release Date: 9/19/2016

It isn’t enough just to be ready in the field. Marines also need to be ready at home. Loved ones must be ready at a mome...
Tips to Help You Get Through the Holidays During Deployment
Release Date: 12/15/2016

Dealing with a deployment during the holiday season? Here are a few tips to help you and your family keep the holiday sp...
Say What? A Marine Corps Translation Guide
Release Date: 5/22/2018

Have you ever received an email from someone in the Corps and had absolutely no idea what he was saying? Here are a few ...
Honoring Families During National Military Family Appreciation Month
Release Date: 11/15/2017

As part of celebrating and honoring our families, Marine and Family Programs Division interviewed Mrs. Jessica Takach. ...
Quick Guide for Deployment Readiness
Release Date: 1/29/2018

Preparation for a potential deployment should begin well before deployment orders are actually received. Here are a few ...
Chicago Marine Goes From Cammies to a Suit
Release Date: 5/16/2018

We hear it every day: network, network, network. Did you know that 80% of jobs are found through networking? Find out ho...
Getting Ready to PCS With Your Kids? Make It Fun!
Release Date: 4/30/2018

Moving is stressful for everyone, not just parents. Check out more tips on easing PCS stress for you and your kids.
5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Be Playing Sports
Release Date: 4/27/2018

Youth Sports programs at your installation seek to make the sports experience for all children safe, fun and healthy. He...
Marine Corps Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Wins 2018 DOD Award
Release Date: 4/26/2018

SARCs play a critical role in our battle against sexual assault: they empower and assist victims, communicate and coordi...
New Online Enrollment System Makes Servicemember Group Life Insurance Easier
Release Date: 4/24/2018

When was the last time you updated your Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI)? Beginning May 1, you can keep your p...
Changing Attitudes During Alcohol Awareness Month
Release Date: 4/24/2018

Each April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month. The goal of...
Wear Denim to Combat Sexual Assault Myths
Release Date: 4/20/2018

On 27 April, jeans become more than fashion. They become a statement.  Around the world, people wear jeans on this “Deni...
Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight
Release Date: 4/17/2018

April 15–21 marks Volunteer Appreciation Week. Marine Corps volunteers are a special kind of volunteer; they already sac...
EFMP: Supporting Marines and their Families with Special Needs
Release Date: 4/19/2018

You may have heard of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) before, but do you know all that it does and how many...
Single Marines Clean Up Debris on Iwo Jima
Release Date: 1/9/2017

Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni had the unique opportunity to clean up their community by picking up...
Veterati, the Mentor Program made by Marines, for Marines!
Release Date: 4/17/2018

Veterati is a mentoring program that was made by Marines, for Marines! “Knowing you all are Marines, I know that you hav...
Parenting From a Distance: How to Help Your Kids Through Deployment
Release Date: 4/13/2018

Separations from loved ones are part of the job when you are a Marine. They are hard on everyone and can be especially c...
Enroll Your Child in Youth Sports Today
Release Date: 4/12/2018

Why wait until summer to take advantage of the bright sunny days and warm evenings when your child can sign up for Youth...
Top Tips for Surviving Military Moving Season
Release Date: 4/11/2018

You have received orders to re-locate and need to set-up a move. Wondering what to do next? The Defense Personal Propert...
Libraries Lead the Way for Library Week
Release Date: 4/9/2018

From April 8-14, MCCS libraries will observe National Library Week through a variety of activities and promotions.
Add LinkedIn to Your Job Search Toolkit!
Release Date: 4/9/2018

As you are searching for a new job or starting your transition from active duty to civilian-land, you will probably use ...
Stronger Families Mean a Stronger Corps
Release Date: 4/6/2018

Marine Corps Families are an integral part of our Corps. Our spouses and children play a vital role in mission success b...
SAAPM 2018: Participate in the SAAPM Poster Contest
Release Date: 4/6/2018

The Department of Defense has kicked off its 14th annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SA...
How Networking Landed a Marine His Dream Job
Release Date: 4/5/2018

William Figueroa recently shared his personal success story in the Marine For Life Network’s National LinkedIn group. Le...
HQMC Semper Fit Hosts Dietary Supplements Training
Release Date: 4/2/2018

On March 20, 2018, HQMC's Semper Fit Branch hosted a Dietary Supplements Training aboard MCB Quantico.
Alcohol Awareness Month
Release Date: 4/4/2018

Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease that may be fatal if untreated; however, people can and do recover.  It is ...
Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Military Families
Release Date: 4/3/2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is producing a KSOC TV webisode with DoD's Partne...
5 Tips for Beating the Winter Blues
Release Date: 3/30/2018

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder.If your mood is falling faster than the temperature, try ...
Transitioning Soon? What You Can Do About Credentialing.
Release Date: 3/21/2018

If you are in transition, do you know what you should be doing about credentialing?
Saving Money: How to Start Small
Release Date: 2/26/2018

Setting aside money for savings can be daunting, especially if money is already tight. However, there are ways that you ...
MCCS Libraries Pave the Way for Innovation in the Marine Corps
Release Date: 2/2/2017

Do you have what it takes to be an innovator? The Makerspace equipment available at MCCS Libraries can help you bring yo...
Spring Safety Tips for Parents
Release Date: 3/23/2018

Whether your children participate in programs or enjoy playing outdoors, these spring safety tips will benefit parents e...
5 Simple Life Hacks to Help Your Teen Relieve Stress
Release Date: 3/22/2018

It’s a fact of life, whether the stress comes from school, friends, or home, your teen will experience stress.  The good...
Marine Corps Announces 2017 Athletes of the Year
Release Date: 3/19/2018

Congratulations to Lt Col Joseph Gavin, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and GySgt Sara Pacheco, Quantico, VA, who have been chosen a...
Stay Connected - Parenting Can Be Stressful
Release Date: 3/20/2018

Strong communities strengthen families. Everyone in the Marine Corps community plays a role in fostering strong families...
Is There Actually a Fair Fight?
Release Date: 3/16/2018

Every couple will disagree at times, but you can disagree without fighting. In fact, disagreeing can be constructive if ...
How to Prepare for an Interview
Release Date: 3/12/2018

Your performance in an interview can make or break landing a job, so you always want to be on your A-game.  Check out th...
Family Care Plan on Marine Online
Release Date: 3/15/2018

The way Marines can ensure accountability for their families in case of an emergency just got a lot easier.
What's with all these Military Experience Translators?
Release Date: 2/23/2018

Starting the transition process and feeling confused and a little overwhelmed by all the “Military Experience Translator...
Summer Reading Can Make or Break Your Child
Release Date: 3/20/2018

By encouraging your child to join a Program you can help them build a love of reading that will last a lifetime
Preventing Summer Learning Loss
Release Date: 6/21/2017

Important skills learned over the school year can regress over the summer. Here are a few strategies to minimize summer ...
Having the Hard Conversations
Release Date: 6/7/2017

The thought of someone wanting to die can leave you feeling helpless, lost, and even guilty.  So what can you do to help...
Want a Happier, More Confident and Resilient Child? Help Them Build Their Social Capital!
Release Date: 3/13/2018

The average military child will attend between 6 to 9 different schools within the parent’s military career making it ra...
Alcohol, Ads, and Your Kids: How to Read Between the Lines
Release Date: 3/9/2018

What can parents do to change their child’s perception of alcohol? You can use media literacy techniques (the ability to...
New Program Delivery Approach for Family Readiness
Release Date: 3/8/2018

The Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is undergoing several changes to continue to effectively execut...
eMentor, an Award Winning Online Mentor Program
Release Date: 3/8/2018

eMentor is a great resource for those currently transitioning, getting ready to transition, or those who have been out o...
Marine College Financing How-To List
Release Date: 3/7/2018

It’s no secret that college can take a toll on your bank account. Check out these FAQs to start planning ahead and makin...
Spring into Energy Savings
Release Date: 3/5/2018

The spring season is a great time for fun outdoor activities with loved ones, like barbeques and picnics, you may have m...
Tips for Traveling with Children
Release Date: 3/22/2017

Traveling with small children can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help keep your journeys as stress free as possi...
Your Whole Story: NAGDCA National Retirement Security Week
Release Date: 10/2/2017

October 21 – 27 marks this year's National Retirement Security Week. Learn how to save smart now to enjoy your retiremen...
Are You Relocating?
Release Date: 2/20/2018

If you are relocating, the Information and Referral (I&R) office at your installation should be your first stop.
Family Member Employment Resources
Release Date: 2/16/2018

Family Member Employment Assistance Program offers a wide variety of services to ensure you are prepared in whatever it ...
There's an App for That! Tips You and Your Kids Need for App Safety
Release Date: 2/15/2018

There are a lot of different ways that children and teens communicate electronically. Check out some of these apps and f...
8 Ways to Grow Closer to Your Marine During a Deployment
Release Date: 2/14/2018

Whether your Marine is deployed for three months or one year, it is possible for your relationship to grow closer during...
What are Credentials and Why Do You Need Them, Marine?
Release Date: 2/13/2018

You keep hearing about credentials. What are they, and why do they matter to you?
How Tootsie Rolls Accidentally Saved Marines During War
Release Date: 2/12/2018

Have you ever wondered why Tootsie Rolls hold significance with the Marine Corps?
How Marine For Life Helped Smooth One Marine's Transition
Release Date: 2/9/2018

After learning of the Marine For Life Network during the Transition Readiness Seminar, SSgt Jenkins decided to join the ...
What's the Best Resume Format for You?
Release Date: 2/6/2018

Not sure which resume format you should choose for your next job application? Here’s a brief overview of common resume t...
The Ultimate Guide to LifeSkills Training and Education
Release Date: 2/5/2018

LifeSkills Training and Education offers a variety of courses on everything from emergency preparedness to conflict mana...
Supporting a Peer After Sexual Assault
Release Date: 2/2/2018

Your friend calls and tells you the unthinkable. He/she has been sexually assaulted. Consider these "Dos" and "Don'ts" w...
34 Compete for the Ultimate HITT Athlete Title
Release Date: 2/1/2018

The top 34 Active Duty Marines will compete at the inaugural High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Athlete Championshi...
Watch the HITT Championship Highlight Video
Release Date: 2/1/2018

Watch the highlight video from the Ultimate HITT Athlete Championship.
Secrets of Success from the Marine Corps Top Athletes
Release Date: 2/1/2018

The top 34 athletes competing in the Ultimate HITT Athlete Championship took a break from training to share their secret...
What is a HITT Athlete?
Release Date: 2/1/2018

You’ve probably heard the term “HITT”
Are You Ready for the 2016 HITT Championship?
Release Date: 8/12/2016

It’s that time of year again as Marine Corps officials finalize preparations for the Second Annual High Intensity Tactic...
Training Tips from Top Marine Corps Athletes
Release Date: 8/1/2016

We asked some of the best athletes in the Marine Corps for their top fitness and nutrition tips. 
Marines Take Home the Title of Ultimate HITT Athlete
Release Date: 8/29/2016

Watch highlights from the 
Are You the Ultimate HITT Athlete?
Release Date: 5/3/2017

You are invited back to the Third Annual 2017 High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Championship from 28-31 August, at...
Foundational Movements for the HITT Athlete
Release Date: 6/27/2017

Foundational movement techniques engage the body as a single coordinated system, complement the movements the body perfo...
How to Be the Ultimate HITT Champion
Release Date: 8/16/2017

The third annual High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) will soon be underway. Want to see if you have what it takes? C...
HITT Athletes Rehydrate with Pedialyte
Release Date: 8/28/2017

Pedialyte® is a proud sponsor of the 2017 High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Championship to be held at MCB Camp Pe...
Ten Things You Need To Know About Mentoring and American Corporate Partners
Release Date: 2/1/2018

January was National Mentoring Month! American Corporate Partners (ACP), which provides mentorship opportunities, is a g...
How to Get a Perfect Body Without Banned Substances
Release Date: 1/31/2018

The majority of supplements and banned substances may promise huge gains, ripped abs, and bulging biceps they could end ...
How 24/7 Support Lines Make A Difference
Release Date: 1/30/2018

Victims of military sexual assault are never alone. Marines and their families have immediate access to resources and re...
Healthy Boundaries
Release Date: 1/26/2018

Navigating a relationship can be tough! When differences arise, don’t be afraid to talk about your concerns.  Open commu...
Four Reasons to Join the Single Marine Program
Release Date: 1/19/2018

Whether you’re single or a geographic bachelor, the Single Marine Program (SMP) provides a place to bond with other Mari...
What are FMEAP and SECO and What Can They Do for Me, a Marine Spouse?
Release Date: 1/17/2018

Learn more about what the Family Member Employment Assistance Program and Spouse Education & Career Opportunities can of...
Mid-Deployment Self Care - Taking Time for YOU
Release Date: 1/16/2018

The Homefront can become overwhelming and stressful while your Marine is deployed. It’s okay to give yourself permission...
MCCS Libraries join the Makerspace Movement
Release Date: 1/12/2018

When most people think of libraries, they usually think books. Anyone working in a library today, however, knows that th...
Running to Improve Your Mood, Say What?
Release Date: 1/11/2018

Did you know that just 20 minutes of moderate exercise can help combat feelings related to stress and improve your mood?...
Make the Most of National Mentoring Month by Volunteering
Release Date: 1/10/2018

Trying  to start the New Year off by doing something good? The perfect opportunity is right in your own backyard! Januar...
Four Tax Credits You Didn't Know You Were Entitled To
Release Date: 1/3/2018

Parents of children with special needs often have unique financial concerns. Are you aware of all the tax deductions and...
Combat Video Game Addictions
Release Date: 12/29/2017

What if playing video games takes over other aspects of your life?  The word “addiction” will often make you think of dr...
Think You Don't Need a Financial Plan? Think Again.
Release Date: 12/27/2017

You learned about the importance of a personal financial plan during the Transition Readiness Seminar; now is the time t...
Get Ready for 2018: Preparing Your Voting Absentee Ballot
Release Date: 12/26/2017

As Marines, one of the most important rights you fight to defend is the right to vote. Recent elections have been decide...
Historical Significance of Marine Corps Uniform Items
Release Date: 12/22/2017

The distinctive look of the Marine Corps uniforms is one that is recognized all around the world. But do you know how th...
#BeThere_Marine: The Hashtag to Know
Release Date: 12/21/2017

During September you may have seen and heard about the hashtag, #BeThere_Marine. The hashtag was developed to support th...
4 Tips for Writing Your Federal Resume
Release Date: 12/19/2017

Did you know that federal jobs require a unique style of resume? Here are our top tips for crafting a federal resume tha...
Keep Your Marriage as Strong as Your Marine
Release Date: 12/18/2017

Marriage takes work, commitment, and communication. CREDO is designed to help couples grow and bond in an environment th...
Most Read MCCS Forward Articles in 2017
Release Date: 12/15/2017

Check out the five most read stories by Marines and their families from this past year. Did your favorite make the cut? ...
Affordable Date Ideas for Marine Couples
Release Date: 12/14/2017

Between deployments, training, other obligations it can sometimes be a challenge to spend quality time with your partner...
The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Holiday Shopping
Release Date: 12/13/2017

The holidays can be a time of increased stress, heightened expectations, and extreme temptation for those  who love gett...
Don't Turn Holiday Cheers into Holiday Tears
Release Date: 12/12/2017

It’s easy to misjudge how long the effects of alcohol will last. Many people believe they will begin to sober up — and b...
Transition Tips for Marine Spouses
Release Date: 12/11/2017

When it comes to transitioning back to civilian life, Marines aren’t the only ones who have preparation to do and decisi...
Seven Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
Release Date: 12/8/2017

Now that the holiday season is upon us, our thoughts turn to good will and ways we can give back. There are lots of oppo...
Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to Stay Motivated All Year Long
Release Date: 12/7/2017

Odds are you haven’t heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that is associated with the...
Holiday Hacks for a Healthy Workplace
Release Date: 12/6/2017

Since we spend most of our day at work, why not take advantage of it? Make your workplace work for you. Practicing healt...
Holiday Parties: How to Keep the Calories Down and Still Have Fun
Release Date: 12/4/2017

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it, delicious turkey, numerous pies, and, unfortunately, plenty of extra calori...
Heat Up Your Holiday Joy
Release Date: 11/30/2017

The holiday season is filled with happiness, but also with high energy costs that can steal your holiday joy. Do your pa...
How to Avoid the Holiday Blues When You're Far From Home
Release Date: 11/29/2017

Spending time away from your home or family during the holidays can be hard, whether you or your loved one is deployed o...
Do you have what it takes to be a competitive drone racer?
Release Date: 11/28/2017

There are numerous grassroots and online resources available to learn about drone racing.
Join the MCCS Team!
Release Date: 11/22/2017

We are continuously looking for individuals with a passion to serve the Marine Corps community. Help us serve those who ...
High Priorities: Honoring Warrior Care Month
Release Date: 11/28/2017

In 2008, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates designated November as Warrior Care Month. Each November, we especiall...
7 Sneaky Sources of Sugar
Release Date: 11/27/2017

Sugar hides behind 57 different names and lurks in many seemingly “healthy” foods. Here are some secret sugar bombs you ...
Just Say No: How to Stay Stress Free This Holiday Season
Release Date: 11/22/2017

Feeling stressed this holiday season? Here are some quick tips to alleviate the pressure.
Six Tips for the Experience Section of Your Resume
Release Date: 11/20/2017

Writing your resume? Take these 6 tips into account as you craft the “Experience” section of your resume.
Happy Holidays, Marine! Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive on Time
Release Date: 11/17/2017

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about sending gifts to your loved ones who may be st...
Celebrating Veterans Day: What It Means to Us
Release Date: 11/9/2017

Every 11 November, the nation comes together to remember and honor the service and sacrifices of our Veterans. Veteran’...
Once a Marine, Always a Marine: Career Resources for Veterans
Release Date: 11/9/2017

“Once a Marine, Always a Marine” has always been a key part of the Marine Corps ethos and it is reflected in the profess...
Caregiving Around the Clock
Release Date: 11/8/2017

Six out of ten family caregivers work full- or part-time jobs (on top of the full-time job of taking care of their famil...
How to Successfully Quit Smoking in the Corps
Release Date: 11/7/2017

If you’re a smoker, quitting can be one of the most important things you ever do to preserve your health.
How to Make Networking Feel More Natural
Release Date: 9/25/2017

Some people are born comfortable talking to anyone about anything. When you’re not one of these people, it's impressive ...
Seven Resume Mistakes that Might be Holding You Back
Release Date: 11/6/2017

Is your resume is perfect?  Are you sure? We might all be familiar with the basics of writing a resume, but some easy mi...
Carving the Perfect Pumpkin
Release Date: 10/31/2017

Happy Halloween from Marine and Family Programs! Have you carved your pumpkin yet? If not, check out some of these tips ...
It's Time to Talk About Cyberbullying
Release Date: 11/2/2017

Cybersecurity is important for Marines and their families. While part of that means keeping your online identity and inf...
Happy Birthday, Marine!
Release Date: 11/1/2017

The Birthday Ball is a celebration of Marine Corps’ history and traditions.  It gives us a look at the Corps’ past, pres...
Keeping Your Information Safe: How to Make the Perfect Password
Release Date: 10/26/2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Believe it or not, the internet touches almost all aspects of your d...
Establishing Consent: What Does it Mean?
Release Date: 10/25/2017

This month, SAPR released a set of comic strips addressing different aspects of consent (featured below the article). Ch...
Do You Have ADHD? The EFMP is Here to Help!
Release Date: 10/20/2017

Do you sometimes feel like you are “driving in the rain with faulty windshield wipers, moments of clarity along with lot...
Single Marine Program: Why is it So Great?
Release Date: 10/18/2017

The SMP is a core program in the Marine Corps, but why is it so great? We asked two SMP leaders their thoughts.
The Rich History of the Marine Corps Marathon
Release Date: 10/17/2017

This year marks the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), which will occur on October 22, in Arlington, Va. The MCM is one o...
Teens Can Practice OPSEC Too!
Release Date: 10/13/2017

In a time where social media is so prevalent in the life of a teenager it is important that they too are aware of how th...
Red Ribbon Week: Drug Use and Teens
Release Date: 10/12/2017

 This year, Red Ribbon Week falls from October 23–31. In order to prepare, check out some of these facts from a 2016 rep...
Celebrate World Mental Health Day by Promoting Inclusivity in Your Daily Life
Release Date: 10/10/2017

Oct 10th is a big day. This year’s World Mental Health Day marks 25 years of more than 150 countries coming together to ...
Mythbusters: Quitting Smoking
Release Date: 10/11/2017

Quitting smoking is no easy thing. Fears and misconceptions about quitting smoking can make things even more difficult. ...
October is Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month
Release Date: 10/6/2017

Domestic violence isn’t something that happens only to people we see on television or on the news. No one deserves to be...
MCAS Cherry Point Wins Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation
Release Date: 10/5/2017

Congratulations Cherry Point! In late September, the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and Nationa...
Celebrating Abilities with National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Release Date: 10/4/2017

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Learn more about this chromosomal condition as we take on this year's...
9 Simple Food Swaps to Make at the Commissary
Release Date: 10/3/2017

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard or involve elaborate meal plans. Simple changes can add up to big hea...
Four Stars You May Not Know who Live with Disability
Release Date: 9/27/2017

Have you ever pursued your dream job?  What sort of obstacles got in your way?  Now, imagine accomplishing each of those...
Navigating PCS: How to Help Your Child Through the "New Kid" Stage
Release Date: 9/28/2017

Preparing kids for a move can be challenging, but Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) provides training to help Ma...
Physical Fitness vs. Alcohol: What Are You Willing To Lose?
Release Date: 9/22/2017

Drinking a beer is a pretty natural response after a hard day. But did you know alcohol can negate nearly all the work a...
Marine Corps Information and Referral Specialists Can Assist with Hurricane Resources
Release Date: 9/22/2017

When a catastrophe like Hurricane Harvey, Irma, or Maria happens, your world can be turned upside down!  Whether it is a...
Students at MCB Camp Lejeune Learn Resiliency Skills with Anchored4Life
Release Date: 9/21/2017

PCS can be hard for anyone — packing up and changing locations, houses, and schools is difficult, especially on kids. Lu...
Helping Your Smoker Quit: Dos and Don'ts
Release Date: 9/20/2017

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Being close to someone who is trying to quit can also be difficult – what do you say, what ...
So What is FMEAP?
Release Date: 9/18/2017

Want to know more about FMEAP? Read what Rebecca Dreier, FMEAP staff member and spouse of a Veteran Marine has to say ab...
TRICARE Changes are Coming – What You Need to Know to Be Prepared
Release Date: 9/15/2017

The TRICARE benefit is changing to offer more choices, easier access to care, and simplified cost shares. Most changes w...
All-Marine Rugby Team Hosts Royal Navy at MCB Quantico
Release Date: 9/13/2017

Exciting times at Quantico for rugby fans! MCB Quantico will serve as host for the Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) Senior ...
Celebrating National Celiac Awareness Day
Release Date: 9/12/2017

September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, meant to raise awareness for a condition much more common than ...
Keeping Your Baby Safe During Sleep
Release Date: 8/22/2017

Bringing home a newborn baby can be both a thrilling and terrifying experience. Now that they hold a tiny life in their ...
Marine Spouse 101: Celebrate the Little Victories
Release Date: 9/11/2017

Marriage doesn’t come with an owner’s manual.
Single Marine Program Creates Camaraderie and Competition with Autocross
Release Date: 9/8/2017

On a typical Carolina July morning, the temperature is already 93° with a heat index of 103°. These conditions, however,...
You Voted -- Now Check Out the New L.I.N.K.S 20th Anniversary Logo
Release Date: 9/7/2017

You voted, waited, and now it’s here! Check out the brand new L.I.N.K.S. logo, which will be featured alongside the year...
Help is On the Line
Release Date: 9/6/2017

In a recent behavioral health survey of more than 28,000 Active Duty military personnel, talking with friends and family...
#BeThere_Marine: September's Most Important Hashtag
Release Date: 8/30/2017

Did you know that September is Suicide Prevention Month? This year, the Headquarters Marine Corps Suicide Prevention Pro...
A Series of Firsts: Females in the Marine Corps
Release Date: 9/5/2017

Opha Mae is an English bulldog who’s about to make history. After training, she'll become the Marine Corps Recruit Depot...
Who is Eligible for SAPR Servives? How Can I Help Ensure They Seek Aid?
Release Date: 8/28/2017

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is committed to ensuring anyone who has experienced a sexual a...
Beat the Heat: Dehydration and Heat Stroke Safety Tips
Release Date: 8/31/2017

Every summer, thousands of service members are treated for heat-related illness, such as dehydration, heat stroke, and h...
Breastfeeding: the Best Nutrition for Babies
Release Date: 8/29/2017

August is national breastfeeding awareness month. if you're about to become a new parent, learn about the benefits of br...
What Changes Can You Expect with the "Forever G.I. Bill"
Release Date: 8/25/2017

Last week, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, known as the “Forever G.I. Bill,” was signed into l...
How to Pull Your Joint Services Transcript (JST)
Release Date: 8/23/2017

Your Joint Services Transcript (JST) is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education ...
Marine Spouse 101: Four Big Misconceptions I Had About Living on Base
Release Date: 8/21/2017

As if moving to a new town or new state isn’t stressful enough, assuming things about where you and your Marine will be ...
7 Questions L.I.N.K.S. Will Answer For the New Marine Spouse
Release Date: 8/18/2017

New to Marine Corps life? Sign up for a L.I.N.K.S. course to find answers to some of your biggest questions.
Paddles up: Marines Blow Away Competition in Dragon Boat Race
Release Date: 8/17/2017

A brand new team of Marines took the DragonBoat Beaufort race by storm, blowing away the competition and raising money f...
Beat the Heat: Keep Your Child Safe This Summer
Release Date: 8/15/2017

With children out of school and the heat continuing to climb, the summer months can be a challenge. Learn how to keep yo...
How to Stay Cool and Save Money All Summer Long
Release Date: 8/14/2017

Saving energy is not only good for the environment, but it can be good for your wallet as well.  Check out these tips to...
From Excavator to Assistant Superintendent
Release Date: 8/10/2017

The role of a Marine For Life Representative is to build a strong network of military friendly resources and make connec...
Having Trouble with Stress? Talk to an OSCAR Member
Release Date: 8/9/2017

If you’re worried that speaking to someone about stress will affect clearance, don’t be. OSCAR members are here to help,...
How Proper Stretching Can Maximize Your Workout Routine
Release Date: 8/8/2017

Stretching before and after your workout may be the most underrated part of your routine. Find out how to take advantage...
Get the Most of Your GI Bill Education Benefit
Release Date: 6/8/2017

With all the advice on the web and through school admission officials on maximizing GI Bill Education Benefits, it may b...
Check Out an Apprenticeship Through USMAP!
Release Date: 7/6/2017

Looking for civilian job experience while you're still active duty? Check out USMAP to further your career goals.
This Checklist Will Make School Registration a Breeze
Release Date: 8/4/2017

Follow this checklist from the School Liaison Program and you’ll have everything you need to make your child’s school re...
Where There's a Skill, There's a Way
Release Date: 8/3/2017

Do you struggle identifying your skills for resume writing, job interviews, or networking? This case study written by a ...
How to Party Safely
Release Date: 8/2/2017

Each year, an estimated 237,868 Americans over the age of 12 have been raped or sexually assaulted. Help keep yourself s...
Do You Fight Fair? Resolving Conflict Peacefully
Release Date: 7/31/2017

Conflict is a normal and healthy part of every relationship.  Well-managed conflict can promote growth, intimacy, and tr...
Veteran Escapes Homelessness Thanks to Marine for Life
Release Date: 7/28/2017

A Marine Veteran got connected with the Marine For Life Network during a very challenging time in his life, and it helpe...
What's New in the 2016 Military Lending Act (MLA)?
Release Date: 7/27/2017

Knowing your financial rights helps secure your financial future. The MLA helps protect Service members and their famili...
Binge Drinking: What You Need to Know and How to Prevent It
Release Date: 7/26/2017

You can play a role in preventing binge drinking. Find out how.
How Can L.I.N.K.S. Help You with Your PCS?
Release Date: 7/24/2017

Whenever you get to a new duty station, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the local resources, changes to the ...
Stop Counting Sheep and Get Some Sleep
Release Date: 7/21/2017

Do you have trouble sleeping?  You are not alone. Learn how you can stop counting sheep and have a better night’s rest b...
Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Honor Their Time in the Marines
Release Date: 7/19/2017

Perseverance, determination, honor: the basic tenets of athleticism are core values that every Marine upholds. “Most of ...
Spread the Word – DHS is Hiring Veterans
Release Date: 7/18/2017

DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified veterans to fill mission-critical positions in law enforcement, business operations...
How Leaders Can Take Care of Your Marines through the Marine Intercept Program
Release Date: 7/7/2017

Seeking  help for depression or PTSD is actually a sign of strength. Here is one avenue to reach out to.
Take the Stress Out of Life With These Simple Hacks
Release Date: 7/17/2017

Are you tired of the daily grind? You do not have to let stress and negative thoughts dominate your life. The trick is p...
How to Do More Pull Ups
Release Date: 7/14/2017

Increasing the number of pull-ups performed is a goal of many Marines. These simple tips can help you attain that first-...
After the Interview...What Next?
Release Date: 7/13/2017

Every interview is an opportunity to improve your interviewing skills. Ask yourself these key questions after every inte...
Chuck Norris to Marines: Protect What You've Earned
Release Date: 7/12/2017

Protect What You’ve Earned. As a Marine, it’s a phrase you know and endorse. Who else is a proponent of PWYE? None other...
A Simple Checklist for PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member
Release Date: 7/11/2017

When you are preparing to PCS it is easy to get lost in all the details. Use our checklist below to make sure you have e...
Interviews: How to Prepare for Any Situation
Release Date: 7/10/2017

Throughout your job search, you may encounter a variety of interviews that are potentially different from the face-to-fa...
PCS Season is a Great Time to Clean Out your Medicine Cabinet
Release Date: 7/5/2017

As you prepare to move this summer, make sure you take some time to organize and clean out your medicine cabinet.   
Networking 101: Where Do You Go?
Release Date: 6/30/2017

You’ve heard it time and again: networking is the key to career success. 80% of jobs are now found through networking. B...
Fireworks and PTSD: How to Raise Awareness
Release Date: 7/4/2017

When you think about Independence Day, you often think about delicious food, family, and fireworks that light up the nig...
Top 5 Safety Tips for Your Best 4th of July
Release Date: 7/3/2017

Independence Day is almost here! As you hop in the pool, start up the grill, and celebrate America, consider some of the...
Marine Spouse 101: How to Send the Perfect Care Package
Release Date: 6/29/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
Veterans Justice Outreach, Re-entry Programs, and Veterans Treatment Court
Release Date: 6/28/2017

Once a Marine, Always a Marine: everyone knows a Veteran.  What if that Veteran is in legal trouble? Do you know who to ...
What You Need to Know About Mixing Medication and Alcohol
Release Date: 6/26/2017

As the summer cookout season kicks off, make sure your medication and alcohol are okay to mix.
Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Release Date: 6/22/2017

The Deputy Commandant of the United States Marine Corps for Manpower and Reserve Affairs LtGen. Mark A. Brilakis, will h...
Mind Over Money
Release Date: 6/19/2017

The Personal Financial Management Program has a new workshop to help you recognize the messages and habits that may be s...
Tips to Manage PCS Stress
Release Date: 6/16/2017

A PCS brings change, change, and more change. Whether you’re feeling good or bad about moving, it is common to experienc...
Marine Spouse 101: Wedding Planning Tips to Save Your Sanity and Wallet
Release Date: 6/15/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
6 Tips for Staying Safe on the Water
Release Date: 6/14/2017

For many people, summer is a wonderful time for fun in the sun. This summer, “Protect What You’ve Earned” by practicing ...
L.I.N.K.S. 20th Anniversary
Release Date: 6/12/2017

Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills workshop, also known as L.I.N.K.S. is celebrating its 20th Annivers...
Just an App Away...
Release Date: 6/9/2017

The Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is keeping up with the modern world with its newest and free mobile applicati...
Marriage is Easy, Especially Marriage in the Marine Corps – Said No-One Ever!
Release Date: 6/6/2017

The challenges of a military lifestyle can place many demands on Marines and their families, and sometimes the expectati...
Marine Spouse 101: The Military Significant Other Reading List - from an English Major
Release Date: 6/1/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
Basic Competencies
Release Date: 3/28/2017

Transition and a Career Beyond the Call of Duty
Release Date: 5/30/2017

For roughly 30,000 Marines who transition each year from the Marine Corps to a new status as a Veteran Marine some are n...
Should I Consider Community College?
Release Date: 5/26/2017

The practice of completing undergraduate studies (a bachelor’s degree) by attending a community college then transferrin...
Medical Marijuana
Release Date: 5/25/2017

It is important to know that though marijuana is legal in some states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has n...
Summer Fun During Deployment
Release Date: 5/24/2017

The summer months are perfect for having fun and keeping the family thriving while waiting for your Marine to return.
MAPIT? UMAPIT? MAP WHAT?
Release Date: 5/23/2017

MAPIT stands for Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training. But what is it? MAPIT is a tiered initiative which...
Pets and Mental Health Wellness
Release Date: 5/22/2017

Animals that sit patiently with you can bring comfort, help you express emotions, teach you to nurture others, and provi...
Marine Spouse 101: How "Semper Fi" Saved Our Relationship
Release Date: 5/18/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
Period of PURPLE Crying
Release Date: 5/17/2017

A caregiver can be left feeling helpless and frustrated if their newborn is crying and they are unable to figure out why...
Ready and Resilient in the Rack!
Release Date: 5/15/2017

Today more than ever, Marines need to be resilient as we take on new responsibilities, learn new skills, and do more wit...
Early Childhood Risk and Protective Factors for Later Drug Use
Release Date: 5/10/2017

Research in a recent article by the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed while substance use generally begins durin...
How Can a Marine Spouse Finance Their Education?
Release Date: 5/9/2017

The cost of college can be significant, but there are many options available to you as a Marine spouse to help you finan...
Get Started Writing Your Resume Today!
Release Date: 5/8/2017

Developing a solid resume takes work, so don’t expect perfection from your first effort. Much like writing a paper, star...
What is Your Legacy?
Release Date: 5/5/2017

To make the campaign mean something to you, you have to be aware of your behavior and the legacy you’re creating day to ...
Marine Spouse 101: Tips for Visiting your Sweetheart on Base
Release Date: 5/4/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
A Parent's Guide to Social Media Safety
Release Date: 5/2/2017

The first step in protecting your children from the dangers of social media is to educate yourself.
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC): What's the Big Deal?
Release Date: 4/28/2017

Any amount of alcohol in the blood can lead to poor judgment and slowed reflexes.  People who drink similar amounts of a...
Enrollment in EFMP Allows Marines to Carry on
Release Date: 4/25/2017

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a Department of Defense mandatory enrollment program for military family...
How to Keep Your Kids Away From the "Rough" Stuff
Release Date: 4/25/2017

Hook A Kid On Golf is America’s most comprehensive national youth golf program.  Hook A Kid On Golf provides communities...
It Takes a Village
Release Date: 4/24/2017

Every day, there is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.  Even if you are not a parent, you play ...
Research the Organization Prior to Your Interview
Release Date: 4/21/2017

If you know that the company you’re interviewing with values innovation, you’d want to emphasize the ways you contribute...
Study Dispels Myths Surrounding Exceptional Family Member Program
Release Date: 4/20/2017

“Not only did we find that career advancement was not distinguishably impacted by EFMP enrollment, we also learned that,...
Triathlon Training – "It's a Community"
Release Date: 4/19/2017

Each year the Marine Corps Triathlon Training Team holds a camp to help develop and train Marine Corps athletes for upco...
Boingo Broadband Sponsors SMP "Day of Service" Marine Corps Wide
Release Date: 4/18/2017

Boingo is proud to sponsor the 2017 Single Marine Program (SMP) “Day of Service” events Marine Corps wide, providing fin...
Light it Up Blue
Release Date: 4/14/2017

This campaign encourages people to light up their homes and communities with blue lights, in order to promote awareness ...
Marine Spouse 101: Don't Wait For Orders to Begin Your Job Search
Release Date: 4/13/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
Spring Activities
Release Date: 4/12/2017

You, as a parent, have an enormous amount of influence on your child’s current and future development.  How you interact...
Exceptional Family Member Program Helps Marine Balance Career and Family
Release Date: 4/11/2017

Marines who have a family member with special medical or educational needs face very real challenges in their effort to ...
Do You Want to Improve Your Health? Volunteer!
Release Date: 4/10/2017

If physical health, life satisfaction, sense of control, happiness, level of depression and self-esteem are important to...
Understanding Prescription Drug Abuse
Release Date: 4/5/2017

The misuse of prescription drugs is always high-risk and carries serious consequences for people choosing to participate...
EFMP Helps Marine with Readiness
Release Date: 4/4/2017

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) improves the quality of life for Active Duty Marines who support a family m...
Did You Know About the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Accelerated Benefit Option?
Release Date: 4/3/2017

The Servicemembers Group life Insurance (SGLI) Accelerated Benefit Option gives terminally-ill SGLI policyholders access...
4 Reasons to Add Deep Water Running to Your Workout Routine
Release Date: 3/30/2017

Want to improve your running but bored of the same old workouts? Are you looking for a new addition to your cross traini...
Beating the Boot Camp Blues
Release Date: 3/23/2017

Marine Spouse 101:  A new spouse series that highlights the challenges and adventures of a soon-to-be Marine spouse.  Fo...
LinkedIn Etiquette
Release Date: 3/21/2017

LinkedIn is a great way to keep in touch with colleagues, present your professional image, and conduct your job search. ...
Everything You Need to Know About the Voluntary Education Program
Release Date: 3/3/2017

Are you thinking of getting a college degree? With your military training and experience you may already be part way the...
Are You A Risk Taker?
Release Date: 2/27/2017

Are you usually a risk-taker, or are you more “conservative” when making decisions?
The Interstate Compact: Know Your Child's Education Rights
Release Date: 2/22/2017

Are you PCSing and worried about graduation requirements, course availability, or sports tryouts for your military-conne...
10 Things You Didn't Know Military OneSource Offered
Release Date: 2/9/2017

Military OneSource offers one-on-one support to help you navigate any challenge military life may bring your way.
Kick Off Your Energy Savings This Super Bowl
Release Date: 1/31/2017

It’s that time of the year again – the Super Bowl. Even if your team isn’t playing for the Lombardi Trophy this year, yo...
U.S. Marines Rescue Japanese Locals
Release Date: 1/30/2017

Four U.S. Marines rescued passengers of a vehicle that fell from the fifth story of a parking garage.
DoD Launches Pilot Program to Improve Family Member Travel Screening
Release Date: 1/26/2017

Going overseas? The Office of Special Needs has launched a pilot program in an effort to enhance the medical travel scre...
New Year, New Savings! Cut Your Home Energy Costs
Release Date: 1/24/2017

Make 2017 the year to challenge yourself to become more energy efficient – reducing not only the amount of energy you mi...
Commissaries Debut Nutrition Guide Program
Release Date: 1/18/2017

Is getting healthier on your to-do list for 2017? Then the commissary’s new Nutrition Guide Program is just the thing yo...
7 Tips for Effective Face-to-Face Networking
Release Date: 1/11/2017

Networking is a vital part of finding new employment opportunities as a transitioning Marine or spouse.Our tips will hel...
First Female Infantry Marines are Headed to Camp Lejeune
Release Date: 1/6/2017

On January 5, 2017, three Marines became the first females to join the 1st Infantry Battalion, 8th Marines with the Seco...
How to Emotionally Prepare for Military Transitions
Release Date: 12/29/2016

Transitions are often complex, challenging, and can bring many powerful emotions. Learning the Five R's can help you bet...
Tis the Season to Volunteer in the Marine Corps
Release Date: 12/20/2016

Regardless of how you decide to volunteer or how many hours of service you offer, volunteering as a military member or s...
Volunteer This Holiday Season
Release Date: 12/19/2016

Are you looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your communit...
Marine Corps Announces 2016 Athletes of the Year
Release Date: 12/16/2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Marine Corps Athletes of the Year!
Retired Marine Corps Dad Honored for Volunteer Service
Release Date: 12/8/2016

Parent of the Year Gregory Prayer was honored by the National Alliance for Youth Sports for providing more than 4,100 ho...
7 Reasons Why Teaching Children Kindness is Essential
Release Date: 12/5/2016

Selfless acts of giving provide physical and emotional benefits needed for a well-rounded individual. This is why it is ...
Marine Parents: Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Release Date: 12/2/2016

Keeping kids safe on the internet is a challenging task. What is a parent to do in the 21st century?  Here are a few tip...
Why the MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey is So Important
Release Date: 12/1/2016

In the coming weeks, you may be one of the lucky Service members to receive an e-mail inviting you to participate in a M...
Maintain Your Skills Through Volunteering!
Release Date: 11/28/2016

Did you know that volunteering is the perfect opportunity to develop new skills or maintain your current skill set? USMC...
Watt's It Take to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner?
Release Date: 11/23/2016

It’s easy to calculate the monetary cost of Thanksgiving dinner, but have you ever thought about how much energy is behi...
Food for Thought: What to Know About Cooking with Alcohol
Release Date: 11/21/2016

Did you know that alcohol might not completely "burn off" during cooking? Follow our guidelines for cooking with alcohol...
What Marine Corps Parents Need to Know About Federal Impact Aid
Release Date: 11/17/2016

As the parent of a military child you may have heard the phrase “Federal Impact Aid” once or twice before. But what does...
How Social Media is Helping the Marine Corps Prevent Sexual Assault
Release Date: 11/9/2016

The Marine Corps has taken a new approach to preventing sexual assault. BGen David A. Ottignon talks about his command’...
Happy Birthday Marine: History of the Marine Corps Ball
Release Date: 11/8/2016

Throughout the world on 10 November, Marines celebrate the birth of their Corps -- the most loyal, feared, revered, and ...
How the Election Can Teach You to Manage Stress
Release Date: 11/7/2016

If your response to what you see on TV leads to an argument with friends and loved ones with conflicting opinions, here ...
LinkedIn Courses Launch Marine Corps-wide!
Release Date: 11/3/2016

Know you need to create or update your LinkedIn profile but not quite sure how? Check out two new courses for Marines, f...
7 Tips to Make Halloween Safer For Your Children
Release Date: 10/31/2016

Follow our simple tips to ensure your Halloween festivities are safe and enjoyable for all. 
Marine Corps Basketball Team to Compete in Armed Forces Championship
Release Date: 10/28/2016

The Men’s Armed Forces Basketball Championship takes place Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 2016 in the Barber Physical Activity Center...
Saving Energy is a Family Affair
Release Date: 10/27/2016

When it comes to energy, today’s decisions can impact the future, so understanding the importance of being energy effici...
Marine Corps Birthday Ball: Etiquette Do's & Dont's
Release Date: 10/26/2016

Attending the Marine Corps Ball for the first time? Our helpful etiquette guide will tell you everything you need to kno...
Keep Your Marriage Safe from Social Media
Release Date: 10/26/2016

Social media is a great way to keep in contact with your long distance friends and family, but it can quickly take your ...
Why You May Be Seeing Teal Pumpkins This Halloween
Release Date: 10/21/2016

TheTeal Pumpkin Project. encourages households to give out non-food treats so that all children are able to enjoy trick-...
Preparing Your Marine Family for a Local Emergency
Release Date: 10/14/2016

Don’t wait until a natural disaster occurs to start getting ready.
Marine Corps Installations Awarded for their Anti-Drug Programs
Release Date: 10/14/2016

Two Marine Corps installations were recognized for the excellence of their drug awareness and educations programs this w...
Helping Military Service Members Vote by Mail
Release Date: 10/12/2016

Helping military service members participate in the U.S. electoral process by voting this election season is a priority ...
Is the Marine Corps Prepared for Hurricane Matthew?
Release Date: 10/7/2016

Emergencies can happen at any time. Hurricane Matthew is just one reason to take action to prepare, now and throughout t...
Your (Energy) Action is Required
Release Date: 9/29/2016

Halloween candy is filling the stores and your favorite spooky movies are on TV – you know it’s almost October, but did ...
Fun Fall Travel Ideas
Release Date: 10/4/2016

Autumn is a fantastic season for travel. Many of the most popular vacation spots are a bit quieter and less expensive af...
Coming Soon to a Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Near You...the New eForm!
Release Date: 9/22/2016

Do you dread filling out transition paperwork and chasing down signatures? Well, all that will change on 1 October 2016 ...
Marine & Family is on Pinterest
Release Date: 9/21/2016

Do you want the latest Marine Corps news, tips and resources served up to you daily on your computer, phone or tablet? T...
What Can the Unit Energy Manager Program Do for You?
Release Date: 9/26/2016

The UEM Program is the unit-level driving force behind the Energy Ethos – the shared vision that the efficient use of en...
Transitioning? Make Sure You're Mentally Prepared
Release Date: 9/14/2016

Are you transitioning out of active duty? Behavioral Health Programs on Marine Corps installations have services to assi...
Servicemembers Group Life Insurance is Going Digital
Release Date: 9/13/2016

Keeping your SGLI policy up to date is about to get even easier. Early next year Marines will be able to manage their po...
AMP-IT: Time to Hit the Pool
Release Date: 9/12/2016

Looking for a way to meet the Marine Corps new fitness standards? Why not try AMP-IT, an in-water physical training prog...
September is National Recovery Month
Release Date: 9/9/2016

The theme for this year's National Recovery Month is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recov...
2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey for Active Duty Members
Release Date: 9/8/2016

Marines, take advantage of this opportunity to share your workplace experiences! 
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Release Date: 9/7/2016

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is one month of a year-round effort to address the issue ...
Everything You Need to Know About Relocating
Release Date: 9/1/2016

Do you need help relocating but don’t know where to start? Then the Information and Referral (I&R) office at your instal...
Why You Should Customize Your LinkedIn Profile URL
Release Date: 8/31/2016

Here are a few reasons why you should customize your LinkedIn profile URL.
How a Call to the Marine for Life Network Changed this Marine's Life
Release Date: 5/23/2016

Success does not usually happen overnight, but it does happen with a bit of determination. Find out how the Marine for L...
MCCS Recognizes Food and Hospitality Activity Excellence
Release Date: 8/23/2016

The Food and Hospitality Excellence Award Program was established to recognize those food and hospitality activities tha...
Solar Energy Shines Bright for the Marine Corps
Release Date: 8/22/2016

The Marine Corps is a leader in solar energy in the Department of Defense, and its reasons for developing and using it g...
You Should Ask Questions During an Interview Too!
Release Date: 8/18/2016

The job interview process should be a two way street. Asking the right questions can help you determine whether a potent...
Why You Need to Add Agility Work to Your Fitness Routine Today
Release Date: 8/17/2016

Agility helps you develop better coordination, reduces your risk of injury, and increases stabilization of your lower bo...
5 Must Read Water Safety Tips to Prevent Drowning
Release Date: 8/9/2016

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for children ages 1-4. Implementing multiple layers of prot...
What Do I Do if I'm Sexually Assaulted?
Release Date: 8/5/2016

If you are a victim of sexual assault, there are a number of things you may want to consider doing to keep yourself safe...
Six Things You Should Know About Service Dogs
Release Date: 8/4/2016

In honor of National Service Dog Month, here are some fast facts on these hardworking dogs that make life better for Mar...
5 Tips to Choosing Community Based Child Care
Release Date: 8/3/2016

Searching for child care can be scary. We have outlined some tips to ease the task of finding care for your little ones....
Leading from the Bottom Up: The 2016 SMP Leadership Symposium
Release Date: 8/3/2016

This January, 112 Marines traveled from installations around the world to attend the 2016 Single Marine Program (SMP) Le...
How to Select the Skills that Appear on Your LinkedIn Profile
Release Date: 8/2/2016

Not sure which skills to highlight on your LinkedIn profile? Let our guide help you narrow it down.
In an Interview, Always Reach for the STARS!
Release Date: 7/28/2016

Too often job candidates walk into an interview ready to tell the interviewer a laundry list of their previous responsib...
Total Fitness: Improving Behavioral Health Services Across the Marine Corps
Release Date: 7/26/2016

Have you ever used any Marine Corps behavioral health services? Did you have a positive experience? Well, your next expe...
July is Military Consumer Protection Month
Release Date: 7/25/2016

Do you have debt? Are frequent moves and deployments making it difficult to access services? The Marine Corps provides m...
How to Talk to Your Teen About Suicide
Release Date: 7/21/2016

Talking about suicide can be scary for all involved, but making hard conversations a regular part of parent/teen communi...
What are LinkedIn Groups for?
Release Date: 7/20/2016

You’ve probably heard of “groups” on LinkedIn, but maybe you’re not quite sure what they are or how they can benefit you...
Community Counseling: How Do You Measure Progress?
Release Date: 7/18/2016

Do you ever wonder how you can measure the progress you are making when you go for counseling at the Community Counselin...
From Rifles to Light Sabers: Actor Adam Driver Discusses His Time in the Marine Corps
Release Date: 6/27/2016

A rising celebrity in Hollywood who most recently appeared in the record breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Driver r...
Marines Save the Day by Playing Pokemon Go
Release Date: 7/13/2016

When Javier Soch and Seth Ortega set out to play Pokemon Go they were expecting to catch a few monsters, not a man suspe...
Pokemon Go: How to Catch Them All Safely
Release Date: 7/14/2016

It’s time for a few guidelines, gamers.
Declare Your Energy Independence
Release Date: 7/14/2016

We all know that America declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776, but did you know that the Marine Corps is...
What's the Difference Between Your Resume and Your LinkedIn Profile?
Release Date: 4/14/2016

You already have a resume so why do you need a LinkedIn profile? They’re basically the same thing, right? Wrong. Here ar...
5 Ways American Job Centers Help Veterans Get Employed!
Release Date: 7/5/2016

American Job Centers provide free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment-related needs. They are one...
Alcohol and Tobacco: What's the Big Deal?
Release Date: 7/7/2016

Often you hear about the dangers associated with alcohol misuse and tobacco use, but what we don't often talk about is h...
How to Talk Openly About Suicide
Release Date: 7/6/2016

The willingness to have the hard conversations is key to assisting our Marines and getting help so they can continue to ...
Top Tips for Giving Newborns a Safe Night Sleep
Release Date: 6/30/2016

Keeping children safe starting in their earliest moments in life should be everyone’s priority.  Newborns especially nee...
Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival: Coming Soon to a Commissary Near You
Release Date: 6/30/2016

This summer the Defense Commissary Agency is once again hosting its “Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival” at commissaries wo...
It's Armed Forces Voters Week! Are You Registered to Vote?
Release Date: 6/29/2016

During this election year, Marines living away from their voting residence can easily make absentee voting part of their...
5 Common Myths of Alcohol Misuse
Release Date: 6/24/2016

Here are five common statements that you may hear when someone is minimizing their alcohol misuse.
Everything You Need to Know About the Marine For Life Network
Release Date: 6/22/2016

Did you know that 80% of jobs are found through networking? Marine for Life facilitates networking through two lines of ...
Summer Reading for the Win!
Release Date: 6/17/2016

Summer Reading 2016 at libraries across the Marine Corps will be a celebration of sports and achievement with the theme...
Beat the Heat with Summer Energy-Saving Tips
Release Date: 6/20/2016

For many people summer not only brings long, sun-filled days, but also energy costs that seem to rise as quickly as the ...
Stressed about Moving? There's no need to PCS alone!
Release Date: 6/16/2016

Are you moving to a new duty station this summer? Your Information and Referral (I&R) Specialist can provide relocation ...
Father's Day for Deployed Dads
Release Date: 6/15/2016

Finding the perfect gift or surprise for your Marine when he is deployed can be challenging for the whole family. Here a...
Quantico Celebrates Marine Corps Spouses
Release Date: 6/14/2016

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Why Read Aloud to your Child?
Release Date: 6/13/2016

The next time your child asks for a bedtime story, give these tips a try.
Who Will Be the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention Award Winner?
Release Date: 6/8/2016

An innovator. A contributor. A warrior against sexual assault. If these words describe someone you know, consider nomina...
CMC and SMMC Message: Prevent and Stop Retaliation
Release Date: 6/6/2016

Every Marine is a leader, and leaders have a responsibility to stop and prevent retaliation.  We must keep the faith of ...
Yes, You Can Find a Job on LinkedIn
Release Date: 4/15/2016

LinkedIn is not only for professional networking. It also contains job listings that you can search, and sometimes you c...
Raising Awareness One Event at a Time: SAAPM Wrap-Up
Release Date: 6/1/2016

From table displays to color races, from subject matter expert panels to softball games, April’s Sexual Assault Awarenes...
Protect What You've Earned: Know the Signs of Alcohol Misuse
Release Date: 5/25/2016

it can be challenging to determine if you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. Knowing the signs of alcohol misuse...
How to Pull Your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
Release Date: 5/31/2016

A step by step guide to accessing your VMET, which provides an overview of your military experience and training.
Four Reasons to Play Intramural Sports
Release Date: 5/24/2016

Intramural sports offer all Marines, regardless of skill or experience, an opportunity to participate in a number of org...
Beginner's Guide to PCS'ing For Families With Exceptional Needs
Release Date: 5/19/2016

The Exceptional Family Member Program helps families ensure a continuum of care across all installations, allowing famil...
LinkedIn Lingo
Release Date: 4/15/2016

Key terms you need to know to make your LinkedIn profile mission ready.
Share Your Marine Corps Knowledge as a L.I.N.K.S. Mentor
Release Date: 5/12/2016

When you become a L.I.N.K.S. mentor, you help others in your community navigate this crazy military lifestyle and just m...
What Makes a LinkedIn Summary Stellar?
Release Date: 4/15/2016

What is a LinkedIn summary and why should you have one? Read our guide to writing a stellar LinkedIn summary to learn mo...
Put the Brakes on Vehicle Fuel Waste
Release Date: 5/9/2016

Saving fuel on base will not only help to conserve resources and reduce carbon emissions, but also lead to greater effec...
Building Your Network as a Marine Spouse
Release Date: 5/6/2016

When you are looking for employment start with the network you already have, continue to cultivate it, and start growing...
Keeping Pets Safe from Violence in the Home
Release Date: 5/5/2016

Some domestic violence victims have reported staying with an abusive partner because they did not want to leave their pe...
All-Marine Wrestling Team Go to Olympic Trials
Release Date: 5/4/2016

If you’re trying to decide between joining the military and pursuing a career in amateur sports, you may be able to do b...
What's In Your Cabinets?
Release Date: 5/3/2016

It’s that time of year, winter blues are being swept away, temperatures are rising, and spring cleaning is in full effec...
You are Not Alone: Relationship Resources for Marine Corps Couples
Release Date: 5/2/2016

A top concern of military spouses is communication.  As your relationship changes in response to life’s transitions, con...
Marine Spouse: Think Entrepreneurship Might Be For You?
Release Date: 4/29/2016

Many Marine spouses find that the most rewarding and portable career for them is starting and running their own business...
Marine Corps Life Through the Eyes of Tween Girls
Release Date: 4/27/2016

As we celebrate the Month of the Military Child let’s remember just how resilient our children are and how proud they ar...
A Healthier You Through Volunteering
Release Date: 4/22/2016

A growing body of research indicates that volunteering provides several benefits, to include benefits to a healthier you...
Marine Corps Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Wins DOD Award
Release Date: 4/22/2016

Congratulations to Mrs. Jacqueline Maxwell for her selection as the Marine Corps Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coo...
Financial Readiness is Mission Critical
Release Date: 4/13/2016

Find out what the Financial Health Quick Poll uncovered about the financial behaviors and attitudes of Marines.
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Release Date: 4/21/2016

Have you been seeing a lot of puzzle ribbons lately? How about seas of people wearing blue and walking for a cause? That...
Go Green, Marine
Release Date: 4/20/2016

Earth Day, celebrated worldwide on April 22, is a time to raise awareness for environmental issues and to reduce our imp...
Thank You, Marine Corps Volunteers!
Release Date: 4/20/2016

As National Volunteer Appreciation Week comes to a close take the time to say thank you to those around you who voluntee...
How to Request Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
Release Date: 4/14/2016

Are you a Marine or family member who requires assistive technology in the workplace? Then you need to take advantage of...
Purple Up for Marine Corps Kids!
Release Date: 4/14/2016

Every April the Marine Corps celebrates the Month of the Military Child to recognize the important role military childre...
5 Ways to Survive Accidental Immersion into Cold Water
Release Date: 4/12/2016

Even if you don't spend a lot of time boating or fishing you still need to be prepared for an accidental immersion into ...
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Release Date: 4/11/2016

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and this year’s National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence theme is: “Talk Earl...
A Simple Guide to Creating a Swim Workout
Release Date: 4/6/2016

The Marine Corps Aquatics Specialist has put together this simple swimming routine to help you take your workouts from t...
Marines Step Up and Take a Stand Against Sexual Assault
Release Date: 4/5/2016

In a special public service announcement released on April 5th on social media, Marines across the Corps show how they d...
How Substance Misuse Affects Your Children
Release Date: 4/4/2016

Did you know April is also Child Abuse Prevention Month and Alcohol Awareness Month? Many people do not know that there ...
Updates from Marine Corps Postal Affairs
Release Date: 3/25/2016

Changes are coming to the US Postal Service. Read our article to find out the latest updates, courtesy of Marine Corps P...
Commandant: We Never Leave a Marine Behind
Release Date: 3/24/2016

Marines are America’s expeditionary force in readiness—not just in battle, but every day.  We never leave a Marine behin...
Everything You Need to Know About Casting Your Ballot for the 2016 Election
Release Date: 3/23/2016

With the 2016 election season in full swing, Marines and their families can participate in the  election process whether...
The Next Step in Your Relationship: Finances
Release Date: 3/21/2016

While it may not feel romantic, financial conversations are essential to the health of your relationship. Here are our t...
Wash Away Water Waste
Release Date: 3/15/2016

40 states are expecting water shortages in the next decade. It’s every Marine and family’s responsibility to use only th...
SAAPM is Right Around the Corner!
Release Date: 3/14/2016

This April the Department of Defense will mark its 12th annual observance of SAAPM with the ongoing theme “Eliminate Sex...
What is Military Saves Week?
Release Date: 2/25/2016

Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior
Marines: Always Faithful, On and Off the Battlefield
Release Date: 2/25/2016

Marines always have a duty to intervene and help each other. That's the message of the Marine Corps Sexual Assault Preve...
Energy Saving Tips from Marine Corps Leaders
Release Date: 2/25/2016

Depending on where you live, your energy and water challenges may be different. Here’s what Marine Corps leaders from yo...
Moving Forward: Healing After Sexual Assault
Release Date: 2/23/2016

Sexual assault is a traumatic event that may cause victims to experience a range of physical and emotional reactions. Re...
For This Valentine's Day, Think Outside of the Candy Box
Release Date: 2/11/2016

Tick-Tock…Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, February 14th, and if you still need a gift for your Sweetheart but have no cl...
Financial Aid for the Military Student
Release Date: 2/5/2016

Is your military teen considering starting college this fall? Then you need to think about completing the FAFSA, the FRE...
5210: The Secret Code to a Healthy Lifestyle
Release Date: 2/5/2016

The last thing you want to do after work is exercise or prepare and cook a nutritious meal. That’s why the Department of...
Protect Yourself: Know the Signs of Digital Abuse in Dating Relationships
Release Date: 2/2/2016

Physical and sexual abuse are the most common forms of dating violence; however, digital abuse is also recognized as a f...
10 Interview Questions You Must Be Prepared to Answer
Release Date: 1/16/2016

Are you preparing for your next job interview? If you want to impress the interviewer there are some crucial questions t...
College Is Expensive! How Do I Save For My Child's Education?
Release Date: 1/16/2016

Getting a degree doesn’t have to put you in debt. Savings, scholarships, grants, and the right school choice can all hel...
New Year, New Energy Saving Tips
Release Date: 1/16/2016

Are you looking for resolutions that are easy to stick to, will save you money, and support the Marine Corps’ mission? 
Single Marine Program to Host UFC Fight Night
Release Date: 1/16/2016

On 2 January 2016, the Single Marine Program hosted its annual SMP UFC Fight Night at 25 locations across the Marine Cor...
10 Easy Ways to Make Exercise a Habit in 2016
Release Date: 1/12/2016

One of the best ways to reach your goal weight is through exercising. No matter what age you are, you can always improve...
For Your Peace of Mind and Safety: Expedited Transfers and MPOs
Release Date: 1/12/2016

A Marine who files an Unrestricted Report of sexual assault may request an expedited transfer. The intent is to assist i...
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Release Date: 1/12/2016

Great news! Being a football fan can be good for your emotional, mental, and social health. 
Baby, It's Cold Outside: Tips to Stay Warm and Save Energy This Winter
Release Date: 1/12/2016

Heating is the largest energy expense in the average American home. But there's no need to be a Scrooge this winter if y...
Transition Like a Pro: 10 Best Practices for Interviewing
Release Date: 1/12/2016

You wouldn’t enter a tactical situation without the right gear and training, so why would you go into an interview unpre...
Tis the Season to Volunteer
Release Date: 12/23/2015

If you have volunteered in the past, you probably know the many benefits associated with volunteering. For those of you ...
New Ways to Cope: Resources for Battling Stress
Release Date: 12/21/2015

Resiliency isn’t found in a bottle. The Marine Corps offers several resources for dealing with stress that don’t involve...
Don't Leave Money on the Table: Claim Your Travel Entitlements
Release Date: 12/17/2015

Did you know that the average payment for a submitted travel claim is $2300? What could you do with an extra $2300 after...
Run Like a Marine: Training Tips from an Armed Forces Marathon Champion
Release Date: 12/15/2015

We sat down with Capt Christine Taranto, winner of the Women’s Armed Forces Marathon Championship, to find out how she m...
10 Most Anticipated Redbox Releases for December
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Looking for some great late night entertainment? Stop by your nearest MCCS Redbox location and check out one of these ho...
The Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award Winner Did What?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

What do a dance contest and military sexual assault have in common?  Just ask Ms. Shirley D. Stephens, recipient of the ...
5 Reasons You Should Be Shopping the Marine Corps Exchange Thanksgiving Sale
Release Date: 12/3/2015

There are many great reasons to shop at the MCX all year long, but here are a few of the top reasons there is no better ...
Fall Into Energy Savings
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Here are eight ways to save energy (and energy costs!) when making your favorite game-day snacks or holiday meals that a...
Exactly What is Sexual Assault?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Sexual assault is a crime that is not unique to any gender, race, or age. If you were sexually assaulted, you are never ...
MCB Okinawa to Host ESPN Armed Forces Classic
Release Date: 12/3/2015

This Saturday, November 14, the Gonzaga University Bulldogs will face off against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers ...
Restricted vs. Unrestricted Reports – Know Your Options
Release Date: 12/3/2015

When a victim of sexual assault decides to report, it's important to understand the options available. 
Five Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Energy Action Month is the perfect time to develop new energy habits that you can practice year-round. Here are five eas...
3 Simple Ways to Mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Release Date: 12/3/2015

This year marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month which aims to emphasize that when...
Marines Compete at CISM Military World Games
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Top athletes gathered in South Korea to compete in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) 6th Military Worl...
Marathon Motivation: What Inspired These Marines to Run 26.2 Miles?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

We asked the USMC Running Team what motivated them to run the Marine Corps Marathon. This is what they said.
Why Reducing Energy Waste is Vital to the Marine Corps Mission
Release Date: 12/3/2015

By reducing your energy use and eliminating water waste you can help the Marine Corps support more mission critical prio...
10 Ways YOU Can Build a Healthy Relationship
Release Date: 12/3/2015

You've heard the experts say that maintaining a healthy relationship takes work. That's true. But with a little extra ef...
5 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Energy Myths
Release Date: 12/3/2015

October is Energy Action Month. Here are five myths about energy efficiency you may have believed, and why they aren’t t...
Easy Energy Saving Tips You Need To Know
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Do you ever wonder how energy is used in day-to-day work and life? The goal of Energy Action Month during October is to ...
Family Advocacy Program: The Relationship Resource You Haven't Heard Of
Release Date: 12/3/2015

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month ensure that you are keeping your relationship healthy and strong by living by your...
First Marine Earns Credentials Through COOL
Release Date: 12/3/2015

The Marine Corps Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program is well underway. Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr. was t...
10 Most Anticipated Redbox Releases for October
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Looking for some great late night entertainment? Stop by your nearest MCCS Redbox location and check out one of these ho...
What No One Tells You About Off Base Child Care
Release Date: 12/3/2015

The Off Base Child Care Fee Assistance Program is a benefit that assists with the cost of community-based child care for...
Injury Prevention Tips and Tricks
Release Date: 12/3/2015

An injury can be detrimental to your health and make it difficult to perform your job to the best of your ability. Follo...
Why Community College? Why Not?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Thinking about transitioning out of the Corps? Community college can be a great option to help you achieve your educatio...
Leading in the Civilian World. Where Do I Start?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

In order to become a better civilian leader, there are several best practices to consider for strong “employee focused”...
The Right Resource, the Right Way, the First Time
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Do you find yourself needing help, but you don’t know what program or resource meets your needs? Then you need to call y...
11 Reasons to Do AMP-IT Right Now
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Aquatics Maximum Power Intensity Training (AMP-IT) is a high intensity fitness class that will increase muscle endurance...
Should I Tell an Interviewer I'm a Military Spouse?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

When it comes to being a Marine spouse, moving every few years is just one of many obstacles you face. Finding a new job...
5 Things to Know When Choosing a Life Jacket
Release Date: 12/3/2015

One of the first things you need to do before spending a day on the water is find a good fitting life jacket. With so ma...
4 Reasons to Try Out for All-Marine Sports
Release Date: 12/3/2015

All-Marine Sports offers all active duty Marines a way to stay in shape, hone their athletic skills, and build camarader...
5 Must-Play MCCS Bowling Centers That Get a Perfect Score
Release Date: 12/3/2015

There are over 20 bowling centers located on Marine Corps installations worldwide, ranging from the U.S. mainland to Haw...
The Secret to High Intensity Tactical Training
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Whether you are a United States Marine or simply want to train like one, High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) will ge...
Confidentiality: 5 People You Can Talk To
Release Date: 12/3/2015

If you are a victim of sexual assault, just talking to another person can be helpful. Here are five confidential resourc...
Have You Heard of These Marine Corps Olympians?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

There have been many examples of Marines who have excelled on both the battlefield and the playing field. Here are a few...
The Virtual Hope Box: An App Every Marine Needs
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Life in the Marine Corps can be hectic. We could all use a break every now and again to center ourselves and collect our...
DIY: Auto Skills Center Makes Fixing Your Own Vehicle a Breeze!
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Anything having to do with auto repairs can be very costly. As someone who knows absolutely nothing about vehicles, I ha...
Live Our Values: The Marine Corps Guide to Volunteering
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Are you thinking about volunteering in your community but don't know where to begin? Read our infographic to find out ho...
Do You Know How to Vote Absentee?
Release Date: 12/3/2015

As Marines, one of the most important rights you fight to defend is the right to vote. Thanks to the Absentee Voting Pro...
Master the 3 "D"s of Bystander Intervention
Release Date: 12/3/2015

Bystander intervention is one of the most effective ways to prevent sexual assault. 
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Year of the Reunion
Release Date: 11/2/2018

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High Intensity Tactical Training
Release Date: 11/2/2018

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Release Date: 11/2/2018

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Protect What You've Earned
Release Date: 11/2/2018

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