LINKS classes are now available for spouses, Marines, parents and extended family members of Marines, and the children of Marines.
L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses
LINKS for Spouses provides information on: Marine Corps history, tradition, and language; benefits and services; financial awareness; dealing with separation and deployments; tips on moving; effective communication.
Ways to become nourished so you can bloom where you are planted.
Bloom where you are planted? Sometimes that is easier said than done. Come to L.I.N.K.S. to find nourishment in new friends, new insights, and new knowledge to help you bloom and thrive in the military lifestyle no matter how long or short you've been a part of it. Yummy food will also be provided for nourishment. Leaders are encouraged to give Marines and Sailors of H&S Bn, HQMC a day off if their spouse attends. All others should seek approval from their Commands.
L.I.N.K.S.: Separation & Deployment
Not many words in the military language cause our hearts to skip a beat, like separation and deployment. Even in an area that is categorized as “non-deployable,” there are still periods of separation: Temporary Additional Duty, schools and training, and simply very long work days/nights.
Whether “deployed” or not, gone is gone. Attend this insightful session to understand the emotional and intellectual effects of being separated, as well as strategies and practices to successfully endure times of separation.
Moving in the military is a common activity. Moving to the National Capitol Region (NCR) comes with some unique challenges and may seem quite overwhelming. We have just what you need not only to survive the move to the NCR, but also to thrive and enjoy your time here!
Whether you recently moved or you have been here for years, L.I.N.K.S. Crossroads provides best practices and valuable resources associated with moving and successfully getting established.
L.I.N.K.S.: Investing in your Community
Investing in your community is another way of saying, bloom where you are planted! You may not see full blooms from the seeds you planted while you are in a community, but many who follow will reap the benefits.
Investing in your local community both inside and outside of military installations is very important to all its members, including you! Volunteering provides you with learning opportunities, training, job experience, development of interpersonal relationships and networking.
Come discover the opportunities available to you and how you can invest in your community!
L.I.N.K.S.: The Maze
Did you know you could learn a foreign language for free? Do you know where you can get a free pretzel on National Pretzel Day? Or, where to get answers about healthcare?
Understanding the benefits and resources that are available to you can be like going through “a maze.” Your guide to successfully navigating through the labyrinth is at L.I.N.K.S. The Maze.
Don’t miss this interactive and engaging course that will reveal the many services and resources that are available to you as part of the Marine Corps family.
L.I.N.K.S. for Marines, The Corps
LINKS for Marines provides information on: Marine Corps history, tradition, and language; benefits and services; financial awareness; dealing with separation and deployments; tips on moving; effective communication.
L.I.N.K.S. for MCCS
L.I.N.K.S. for MCCS provides staff with knowledge and understanding of the Marine Corps culture. This session increases awareness of protocols, history and traditions, and presents how we can truly be Accountable, Bold and Connected in serving our Marines and families. Don't miss an opportunity to network and learn internal resources while building stronger working relationships within the organization.
L.I.N.K.S. for Parents & Family Members
This adaptation of LINKS recognizes that parents and extended family play a major role in many Marines’ lives, providing both support and advice. LINKS for Parents and Extended Family Members participants gain a better understanding of the unique challenges military life often presents and the resources to help them meet those challenges.
L.I.N.K.S. for Couples
This is an adaptation of LINKS for spouses. As a couple, you have a mutual interest in helping each other be successful while meeting the demands of the Corps. Knowledge is power! Sign up for our next LINKS for couples session to help you make the most of your Marine Corps experience together.
L.I.N.K.S. for Kids
Military kids look to one another to understand the Marine Corps mission, have fun, and make new friends while gaining the insight and knowledge to help them succeed in this unique military lifestyle. Topics include tips and information for a successful military move, understanding deployments, internet safety tips, and being involved in the community.
L.I.N.K.S. for Teens
This program is interactive and fun for youth ages 12–18. LINKS teaches teens about the Marine Corps and presents tips for succeeding in the unique lifestyle in a setting among peers. The program also provides opportunities for teens to go on field trips in order to learn more about Marine Corps history and traditions.