A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) can be very stressful for a Marine Corps family. When you have a family member with exceptional needs the situation can become even more complicated. The Exceptional Family Member Program helps families ensure a continuum of care across all installations, allowing families to PCS with minimal interruptions.
Your friend calls and tells you the unthinkable. He/she has been sexually assaulted. Your mind races as you try to process the news. You want to be supportive, but you don't really know what to do. Consider these "Dos" and "Don'ts" when offering support to a victim.
A healthy relationship is based on equality and respect, not power and control. You've heard the experts say that maintaining a healthy relationship takes work. That's true. But with a little extra effort, you can set the stage for a healthy, functional, intimate relationship with your partner.
Do you ever wonder how energy is used in day-to-day work and life – at offices, in warehouses, in vehicles, in barracks, and in homes? The Marine Corps leads the way in being efficient while using electricity, fuel, and water. Energy is vital to the Marine Corps training, warfighting and operating bases in the field. The goal of Energy Action Month during October is to raise awareness about energy use.
Days in the Marine Corps can be long, and sometimes the last thing you want to do after work is exercise or prepare and cook a nutritious meal. It’s tempting to just order takeout and relax on the couch with your family. That’s why the Department of Defense has devised the 5210 plan to make things simpler for you.
Honor. Courage. Commitment. These are the core values of the Marine Corps, and they are also the foundation of a healthy relationship. For Domestic Violence Awareness Month ensure that you are keeping your relationship healthy and strong by living by your core values.
Autumn is a fantastic season for travel. With the kids back in school and the buzz of summer crowds dying down, many of the most popular vacation spots are a bit quieter and less expensive after Labor Day. No matter what your idea of a great get away is, let MCCS save you time and money.
The Marine Corps Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) program is well underway, providing Marines a way to take the skills they have learned on the job and translate them into civilian credentials. Staff Sgt. Robert Nelson Jr. was the first to receive funding through Marine Corps COOL to cover the costs for a leadership certification exam in the business and management consulting field.
Looking for some great late night entertainment? Stop by your nearest MCCS Redbox location and check out one of these hot new releases coming in October!
Living on or near a military installation can be a great relief for Marine Corps Families in need of child care. But what about Active Duty service members who don’t live near an installation? The Off Base Child Care Fee Assistance Program is a benefit that assists with the cost of community-based child care for all qualified Marines living in civilian communities throughout the United States.
Thirty-four athletes endured a grueling three day fitness challenge in order to earn the "Ultimate Tactical Athlete” title at the Inaugural HITT Athlete Championship at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Calif., from Sept. 15-17, 2015.
An injury can be detrimental to your health and make it difficult to perform your job in the Corps to the best of your ability. Follow these tips from the Semper Fit Fitness Experts to keep your body strong, fit and mission ready.
As Marines, one of the most important rights you fight to defend is the right to vote. Recent elections have been decided by a margin of victory of less than 0.1%, so every vote truly does matter. Thanks to the Absentee Voting Process, you can make sure your vote is counted even if deployed.
Watch the highlight video from the HITT Ultimate Tactical Athlete Championship.
Searching for child care can be scary, especially for those families who do not have access to installation child development programs. We have outlined some tips to ease the task of finding care for your little ones.