L.I.N.K.S. Program: where Marines and their family members learn to navigate military life. 

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    L.I.N.K.S. Agenda

    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.!
    Outlines USMC structure and mission to include Navy personnel attached to USMC units. Provides historical insights and discusses traditions.
    An overview of benefits, privileges, and resources available to USMC families; including the location of these services and how to access their wealth of information.  
    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.
    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.

    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”.

    Explores the benefits of becoming involved in your community.

    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.

    Many positions are available and training is provided for all positions.

    L.I.N.K.S. Team Positions include:

    • Mentor
    • Food Angel
    • Stage Crew
    • Administrative Support
    • Historian
    • Much more!

    Download LINKS Volunteer Application Form:

    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.


    Bldg. 2273
    7:30am – 4:00pm
    (858) 577-4918
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