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L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses

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Desert Housing Community Center

363 Cape Gloucester

MCLB Barstow

Barstow, CA 92311

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L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses: Your LINK to the Corps. As a spouse new to the Corps, being thrust into a new community and military culture can lead to endless questions from “Does my husband’s rank apply to me?” to “How should I prepare for his upcoming deployments?”

On your journey to discover the answers to these questions and better acclimate to a new community, attend a Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills workshop, also known as L.I.N.K.S.

L.I.N.K.S. is an interactive acculturation program to Marine Corps life and the local installation where participants learn about Corps history, traditions and rank; local installation resources, services, and benefits; military pay; separation and deployment; communication styles; and how to invest in their community. It is open to all Marines, spouses, children, teens, and parents of Marines, with distinct information for each curriculum, and different methods of instruction based on the audience.

Two workshops will be covered at each event. Attend all 8 workshops to receive a certificate, and become eligible for the L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Orientation. (Renew every 3 years.)

25 October

The Corps: All things Marine Corps, including History, Rank, Structure, Traditions, Etiquette & Protocol

The Maze: Learn about amazing local resources

29 November

Payday: Hear first hand from a Personal Financial Management Expert what you can expect regarding pay, allowances, and deductions and how to protect your credit.

Deployment & Separations: Types of deployments and how our families can thrive through the emotional cycle.

20 December

Crossroads: Moving in the military - tips and tricks to getting to your new duty station.

Getting Along: Maintaining healthy relationships throughout the journey

24 January - Final Class held at L.I.N.K.S. House 126 James L Day Street 0830 - 1030

Staying Marine: USMC Career progression, education, benefits & retirement

Investing in your community: Empowering yourself through volunteering

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Graduation *certification is valid for 3 years and this certificate is required if you plan to volunteer with your command or other programs on base.



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Desert Housing Community Center

363 Cape Gloucester

MCLB Barstow

Barstow, CA 92311

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