1. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

This month the Marine Corps will highlight suicide prevention efforts, promote resources and support services, and engage Marines and families in an awareness campaign that will promote community connectedness and belonging. This is one month of a year-round effort to address the issue of suicide in the Marine Corps. To learn more about the warning signs, resources available near you, and how you can personally make an impact, click here.

2. The Marine Corps Finally Joined Pinterest

Do you want the latest Marine Corps news, tips and resources served up to you daily on your computer, phone or tablet? From tips keeping you mentally and physically fit to surviving your next PCS and job search, follow Marine & Family on Pinterest to stay fashionably in the know. Click here to visit our new Pinterest page.

3. You Can Now Complete Transition Paperwork Online

Do you or your Marine dread filling out transition paperwork and chasing down signatures? Well, all that will change on 7 November, 2016 when the Department of Defense/Transition Assistance Program (DoDTAP) rolls out its new eForm. The eForm is a 2 page PDF printable document that can be accessed via the Self-Service DODTAP dashboard and updated at any point during your Marine for Life Cycle. There’s no need to keep track of paperwork or collect wet signatures. Click here to learn more.

4. Servicemembers Group Life Insurance is Going Digital

Keeping your SGLI policy up to date is about to get even easier. Early next year Marines will be able to manage their SGLI policy through the SGLI Online Enrollment System (SOES), a web-based program that will be hosted on the milConnect portal. SOES will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve your SGLI needs. Click here to learn more.

5. Help Your Child Through the New Kid Stage

If there is one thing you can count on in the Marine Corps, it’s getting Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. While PCS’ing can be exciting, it also takes a lot of time and energy.  It can be a very emotional experience, especially for kids, regardless of their age. Being the “New Kid” isn’t always easy, but being prepared helps in every situation. Click here for tips from Marine Corps L.I.N.K.S. to help your child navigate the new kid stage.