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L.I.N.K.S. Foundations – Your LINK to the Corps – Marine Corps Family Team Building

September 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 15, 2022

One event on September 22, 2022 at 8:00 am

One event on September 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

L.I.N.K.S. Foundations - Your LINK to the Corps - Marine Corps Family Team Building
Lifestyle. Insights. Networking. Knowledge. Skills. aka L.I.N.K.S. – Your LINK to the Corps! Get accurate & up to date base info and more!


L.I.N.K.S. Foundations – Your LINK to the Corps.

Attend L.I.N.K.S. Foundations and fill your toolbox with accurate and up to date information about base and community resources, and network in your community.

  • 1hour sessions available monthly
  • Full day trainings available Quarterly

Join in person at Bldg. 126 or Virtually online

See Ticket for passcode or email FR.MCLBB@usmc-mccs.org

  • For better engagement use the free Adobe Connect Application & turn on your camera and microphone. (Can also be viewed using your web browser.)

Want to learn more about the military lifestyle? Interested in meeting others? Being thrust into a new community and military culture can lead to endless questions from “Does my spouse’s rank apply to me?” to “How should I prepare for their upcoming deployment?”

On your journey to discover the answers to these questions and better acclimate to a new community, attend Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills Training, also known as L.I.N.K.S Foundations.

L.I.N.K.S. is an interactive acculturation program to Marine Corps life and the local installation where participants learn about Corps history, traditions and rank; local installation resources, services, and benefits; military pay; separation and deployment; communication styles; and how to invest in the community and themselves.

L.I.N.K.S. Foundations is open to all base patrons and parents of service members. Those who complete every session can receive a certificate, and become eligible to serve as a L.I.N.K.S. Mentor. Volunteer positions available!! Can’t find a sitter? Children are always welcome.

L.I.N.K.S. Certification is required for all L.I.N.K.S. Mentors and Unit Personal Family Readiness Program Volunteers.


L.I.N.K.S. Foundations Sessions

Our Corps, Our Culture: All things Marine Corps, including History, Rank, Structure, Traditions, Etiquette & Protocol. Outlines USMC structure and mission to include Navy personnel attached to USMC units. Provides historical insights and discusses traditions.

Events & Etiquette: Discusses the traditions of various USMC events and how to use proper etiquette, including the Marine Corps Ball.

Resource Decoder: Learn about amazing local resources. An overview of benefits, privileges, and resources available to military families; including the location of these services and how to access their wealth of information.

Knowing the Benefits: Hear first-hand from a Personal Financial Management Expert what you can expect regarding pay, allowances, and deductions and how to protect your credit. Explains the differences between a civilian and military paycheck, while introducing the Leave and Earning Statement (LES), including a general discussion on basic pay and allowances.

Separation Preparation: Types of deployments and how our families can thrive through the emotional cycle. Discusses the inevitable separations military families will experience, and provides suggestions from seasoned spouses on how to successfully balance the additional responsibilities when your Marine is away

The Places You’ll Go: Moving in the military – tips and tricks to getting to your new duty station. Insights on the moving process; everything from the first packer’s inspection to clearing quarters

Building Connections: Maintaining healthy relationships throughout the journey. Focuses on healthy interaction with others in the family and community; insights into the role of the Navy Chaplain and family support

Your Marine Corps Self: USMC Career progression, education, benefits & retirement. Provides participants with information on the benefits and opportunities for those who choose to “Stay Marine”

Community Engagement: Empower yourself through volunteering. Explore the benefits of becoming involved in your community; discuss local opportunities for volunteering and how to include on a resume.

L.I.N.K.S. Graduation !

Grab a sword, and let’s cut this cake! Celebrate your accomplishment with the L.I.N.K.S. Team, and reap the rewards with new connections.


September 15, 2022
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Location Marine Corps Family Team Building Bldg. 126 James L. Day Street, MCLB
Bldg. 126 James L. Day Street
Barstow, FL 92311 United States
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