What is L.I.N.K.S. and why should I attend?
The L.I.N.K.S. program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children and teens, and parents/extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience. Our volunteer Mentors share information on navigating the maze of life in the Marine Corps in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Because living the Marine Corps lifestyle is like a journey, each participant goes home with a tote bag filled to the brim with materials to help make the trip a little easier. Take a look below for more information on what's covered at L.I.N.K.S.!
L.I.N.K.S. Session Outline
Introduces the L.I.N.K.S.
concept and welcomes spouses to the Marine Corps Family.
Outlines USMC structure and mission to include Navy personnel attached to USMC units. Provides historical insights and discusses traditions.
The Maze: Benefits & Services
An overview of
benefits, privileges, and resources available to USMC families; including
the location of these services and how to access their wealth of
Explains the differences between a civilian and a military paycheck, while introducing the Leave and Earning Statement (LES), including a general discussion on basic pay and allowances. Beneficial financial management tips are also presented.
Separation & Deployment
Discusses the inevitable separations USMC/Navy families will experience and provides suggestions from seasoned spouses on how to successfully balance the additional responsibilities when your Marine is away.
Crossroads: Moving in the Military
Insights on the moving process; everything from the first packer’s inspection to clearing quarters.
Focuses on healthy interaction with others in the family and community. Insights into the role of the Navy Chaplain and family support.
Provides participants with information on the benefits and opportunities for those who choose to “Stay Marine”.
Investing in Your Community
Explores the benefits of becoming involved in your community, inside the gate and out.
Cake cutting and Celebration—Summation of the L.I.N.K.S. journey and encouragement to participants to continue developing their knowledge and skills—and to “Pass the Word” to other spouses.
Call (858) 577-4810 / 4918 / 6681 for more information.
L.I.N.K.S. Needs You!!!
L.I.N.K.S. is supported and gains its success from many dedicated volunteers. Build your resume, meet new people and make a difference in someone’s life. If you are interested in becoming part of the L.I.N.K.S. Team visit the L.I.N.K.S. House, Bldg 2273 to pick up a Volunteer Application.
To Download A Volunteer Application, click [ here ]
L.I.N.K.S. Team Positions include:
Mentor • Food Angel • Stage Crew • Administrative Support • Historian • and much more!
(858) 577-4810 / 4918 / 6681 for more information.