Celebrating the Force Behind the Force

November marks the annual celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month. The Marine Corps recognizes the selfless dedication of its families.  Their unwavering dedication does not go unnoticed.  They are the force behind the force — families have a profound impact on the readiness and resiliency of Marines.

Your Guide to Staying 'Always Ready'

It isn’t enough just to be ready in the field. Marines also need to be ready at home. Loved ones must be ready at a moment’s notice for any crisis response.

Tips to Help You Get Through the Holidays During Deployment

Dealing with a deployment during the holiday season? Here are a few tips to help you and your family keep the holiday spirit alive despite being separated.

Say What? A Marine Corps Translation Guide

Have you ever received an email from someone in the Corps and had absolutely no idea what he was saying? Here are a few cheats to help you better understand what the FRO may be trying to tell you.    

Honoring Families During National Military Family Appreciation Month

As part of celebrating and honoring our families, Marine and Family Programs Division interviewed Mrs. Jessica Takach.  She has been married since 2005 to Captain Doug Takach, a ‘Mustang Officer’ of 14 years of service.  We asked Mrs. Takach for her thoughts on resiliency, sacrifices, and the strength of Marine family communities.  

Quick Guide for Deployment Readiness

Preparation for a potential deployment should begin well before deployment orders are actually received. Here are a few tips to assist you in making sure your next deployment is a successful one.

Getting Ready to PCS With Your Kids? Make It Fun!

Moving is stressful for everyone, not just parents. Check out more tips on easing PCS stress for you and your kids.

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Be Playing Sports

Youth Sports programs at your installation seek to make the sports experience for all children safe, fun and healthy. Here are five reasons why you should sign your child up for youth sports today.

New Online Enrollment System Makes Servicemember Group Life Insurance Easier

When was the last time you updated your Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI)? Beginning May 1, you can keep your policy up to date online.

Changing Attitudes During Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month. The goal of alcohol awareness month is to help increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment, and recovery.

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