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Child Development Centers

Kupulau Child Development Center (KCDC)
The Kupulau CDC provides full-day programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The center hours are 0600–1800, Monday – Friday. Call 808-257-1388 for more information.

Laulima Child Development Center (LCDC)
This CDC provides child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Hours are 0600-1800 Monday – Friday. For more information call 257-2038.

Click here for the Child & Youth Program Parent Newsletter.

Child Care Request

Full-day Child Care:
To place a request for full-day child care go to See this MCC Brochure for more information.
The Resource & Referral Office will contact the family when there is an available opening for their child.
Families have 48 business hours to accept or decline the offer from
The Next Step:
Once an offer is accepted, the Resource and Referral Office will contact the family to pick up the CDC Registration Packet. A $15.00 annual CYP membership fee and a $50.00 deposit is due at registration.

Hourly Child Care:
Hourly child care does not require placing a request on Hourly child care is available on a space-available basis. To register for hourly care, complete the CDC packet and provide the supporting documents. The CDC packet is available at the Resource & Referral Office. Hourly care fees are $5.00 per hour per child. A $15.00 annual membership fee is due at registration.

CDC Documents:
Birth Certificate
Shot Record, Flu (6 months)
Health Assessment
2 Emergency Contacts (local) with address, phone number
Other documents are required for full-day

For more information contact:
Resource and Referral
Bldg 5082 Lawrence Road
Mon-Fri: 0730-1630
Phone: 808-257-7430/7240
Fax: 808-257-8020

USDA Food Service Program
The Child Development Centers participate in the United States Department of Agriculture Child Food Service Program. This program is designed to guarantee nutritious meals to all children in the Child Development Centers. Parents are to complete a Child Care Food Program Form during registration so that the center receives reimbursement from the Hawaii Department of Education for meals served to children in the program. Monthly menus are posted in advance in the center and parents may refer to them at their convenience. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served daily, meeting all USDA requirements for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age in CYP.

Education Center

The Education Center provides services for active duty service members, family members, veterans, and DoD civilians on board MCBH Kaneohe Bay and Camp Smith. We are here to assist you as you start or complete your journey towards a college degree or certificate program. Click here for the Monthly P&PD Calendar.

United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)
USMAP is a formal military training program that provides Active Duty, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service member the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship upon the completion of the program. Click here for more information .

Academic and professional success requires a strong foundation in key skill areas. MASP is a basic academic skills curriculum that improves knowledge in reading comprehension, communication, writing, and mathematics. Per MCO 1560.25, the target population for MASP is Marines with General Technical (GT) ASVAB scores of 99 and below. Any interested Marine should call the Education Center at 257-2158 or visit us in Bldg 220.

Marines with a GT score of 120 or above do not qualify for MASP. Other resources are available in the “Studying Resources” tab below.

FY 2020 MASP information and registration packet.

Academic Skills Training
A modernized Academic Skills Training Program was launched 31 MAR 2020. This awesome (free) curriculum includes the Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) and College Placement Skills Training (CPST). Marines & Sailors can access at

This program improves college-level academic skills — including math, English, and science — in order to begin (or continue) in higher education, or advance military careers. It uses a combination of diagnostic tests to identify a student’s current level of academic proficiency.  The program also includes detailed usage reports, and technical support, as well as enhancements to include science content and instructional delivery by video. The academic skills courseware is available online, 24/7, 365 days per year and is accessible to personnel in remote locations with limited network access.

COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Marine Corps Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to their jobs. Use COOL to get background information on credentialing and find detailed information on:

  • Credentials related to a Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • Credential requirements and potential gaps between Marine Corps training and civilian workforce credentialing requirements
  • Resources available to fill gaps between military training and civilian credentialing requirements
  • How to get a COOL funded voucher to pay for credential exam and maintenance fees

English as a Second Language
For more information on ESL, contact Waipahu Community School for Adults at 808-254-7955 or visit

Early Release to Further Education
Information on Early Release Program

Leadership Scholar Program
The Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) assists honorably discharging Marines with their education after active duty. It fast-tracks acceptance of qualified Marines to institutions of higher learning. Click here for more information.

If you are using TA for the first time you are required to read MARADMIN 255-18, MARADMIN 687-14,  MARADMIN 150-19, and MARADMIN 218-19.

Click here for the TA Eligibility Checklist and Directions.

Higher Education Prep (HEP) instructions.

  • Access the JKO website here .

WEB TA application instructions.

  • Access the WEB TA website here.

Information for Sailors on TA.

Navy TA Instructions.

TA 101
This brief is offered on the first Wednesday of each month from 1130-1230 at Kaneohe Bay, Bldg 220. No appointment needed. Do not enroll in classes until your T.A. is approved!

For more information on Tuition Assistance and TA 101 contact the Education Center, Building 220, 808-257-2158

Pre-registration is required for all tests. Click here for the AFCT testing registration form. Click here for the DLAB-DLPT & TABE registration form.
Click here for the OPI Registration Form.

The Education Center conducts testing for the following exams:

  • DLPT
  • DLAB
  • AFCT
  • OPI
  • TABE

Click here for the Education Center’s testing calendar. Click here for the alternative military testing sites.
Click here for instructions on how to schedule your test at the Navy College Office, Pearl Harbor.

SAT/ACT Testing
Due to a hiring freeze and limited staff, the Education Center will not be hosting the SAT and ACT. Active duty service members may take the SAT and ACT at a National Testing Center and get reimbursed via DANTES.

To Register:

DANTES – Test Funding & Reimbursement Eligibility

National Testing Center (NTC)
Click here for the NTC Test Options and Locations.
The National Testing Center at MCBH Kaneohe Bay is in Building 219 (under the Base Library).
The NTC is open every Wednesday 0800-1530; the last seating for testing is at 1400.

The following tests are available at the NTC:
CLEP & DSST*, GMAT, CompTIA (A+ Essentials & A+ Practical), Thompson Prometric, and Pearson Vue.

*Click here for the ACT & SAT National Test Dates, which includes a list of available tests and step-by-step registration directions.

FREE SAT/ACT prep to get you started:


eKnowledge (SAT/ACT) test prep info

Access the eKnowledge website here.

Hawaii Student Testing Benefits
All high school students in Hawaii now have access to free online SAT and ACT prep courses through a partnership with the National Military Impacted Schools Association.

Hawaii is the only state where all children – whether in public, private or home school – have access to the prep courses because of its single statewide school district.

Similar courses run upwards of $300.

“During these tough economic times, this free 24/7 online college test preparatory course is a plus for families that are financially challenged and beneficial for self-starters and students with hectic schedules,” said Ronn Nozoe, deputy superintendent for the Department of Education.

Anchor Schools at MCB Hawaii

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 808-254-2106

Hawaii Pacific University:

  • Kaneohe Bay Office: 808-544-9314
  • Hickam Office: 808-543-8056

Wayland Baptist University:

  • Kaneohe: 808-564-3366
  • Camp Smith: 808-485-5065

Click here for more information on anchor, visiting, and on-island schools.

On-Base Courses
Get a head start on completing your degree by taking general education, college-level courses that are offered on base. To see current classes available, see our on-base courses here.

Our VA office is located in Building 220 on the second deck in room 203.

VA Office phone number is 808-257-9922

VA GI Bill web site:

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides up to $4000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

For more information on MyCAA click here .

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Hawaii Pacific University Scholarship information

For more financial aid and scholarship information please see the Financial Aid Guide for Military Families.

Joint Services Transcript (JST), formerly called SMART

American Council on Education (ACE) Military Programs

Troops to Teachers
To determine your eligibility for the Troops to Teachers Program please follow these steps:

1. Go to
2. Click on the TTT home page.
3. From the blue and white menu on the left, select:
Information > Eligibility and click on Determine Your Eligibility

MCB Hawaii Library

NKO Guide

Enlisted to Officer Program

Choosing a College

Study Tools

Navy College Pace Programs

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Education Center

Massive Open Online Courses

Who should submit a complaint? If you or your family member receives active duty military Tuition Assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Scholarship recipient, and are experiencing problems with your school, you are encouraged to submit feedback at the PECS site .

Child and Youth Programs (CYP)

Child and Youth Programs provides part-day and full-day child care, and education for children six weeks through twelve years of age. Vacancies are filled by Resource and Referral from the waiting list which varies in length by age and program. Families must register on waitlist for placement. For additional information on all programs, contact Resource and Referral at 257-7430. Choose from the drop down menu below to see the fee charts.

militaryOnesourceLogoMilitary OneSource

Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense for free to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members (regardless of activation status), their families and survivors. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit Military OneSource today or call 800-342-9647. (DoD Global Request for care) logoUsing , you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and from any location. Click on this MCC brochure for the four steps!

The Child Development Centers and the School Age Care Program on Marine Corps Base Hawaii has an extensive waitlist. Due to the high demand of child care, CYP recommends that families submit a request for care on the Military Child Care Waitlist prior to relocating to MCBH.

Families have access to the following programs:

  • Full-time/Part-time childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Hourly Care
  • Family Child Care
  • School Age Care
  • Youth Activities Day Camps
  • Youth Activities Classes

Families must register their child or children on the to get on the waitlist for the full day or part day program at the Child Development Center, School Age Care, Youth Activities Camp. The Resource & Referral Office will contact the family when there is an opening for their child or children. Families will come to the Resource and Referral Office to complete the CYP Membership, CYP Registration Packet and submit supporting documents.

To register children in hourly child care, families complete the CYP Registration Packet and CYP Membership. Additional documents are required for hourly care:

  • CDC-shots , TB, Flu shot
  • SAC/Camp Flu shot

Child Care Aware
Marine Corps Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available, or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through Child Care Aware® of America provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the United States. Child Care Aware® of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on total family income for those eligible Marine Corps families, and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider.

For more information on programs for the Army, Navy and Air Force please refer to the Child Care Aware website.

Marine & Family Programs

Quick Links:

Marine & Family Programs is a community-based division of MCCS that supports the individual Marine and Sailor and their families. With a knowledgeable, well-trained and experienced staff of social workers, educators and specialists, Marine & Family Programs has something for everyone from employment aid and education to counseling and childcare.

The services provided by Marine and Family Programs are organized under one of four branches: Family Readiness, Family Care, Personal and Professional Development and Behavioral Health. For more information about each area, please browse through the drop-down section on the tab above.

Marine & Family Program Sections

Family Readiness (MCFTB)


LifeSkills & Readiness & Deployment Support

Family Readiness


Family Care

Child & Youth Programs

Child Development Center

Family Child Care

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

School Liaison Program (SLP)

Quarterly Teen Services

Youth Activities


Personal & Professional Development

Education Center

Family Member Employment Program

Information, Referral & Relocation Services/Lending Locker

254-7624 (K-Bay) 477-6348 (Camp Smith)

Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP)

Retired Activities Program

Transition Readiness Program


Behavioral Health

Family Advocacy Program

Community Counseling Program

New Parent Support Program

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

Substance Abuse Counseling Center



School Age Care & Camps

School Age Care

Before and after school care is offered to children from kindergarten through 6th grade. We will provide full-time care on all non-school days except weekends and federal holidays. Program hours offer 0600-1800 care. Click here for the School-Age Flyer. Click here for the Kūlia newsletter.

The School Age Care (SAC) Program is held at the Kūlia Center located in Building 6753 (on Lawrence St.). The SAC Program utilizes other base recreational facilities as well as off-base attractions via scheduled and supervised field trips. Children will be escorted by staff to Mokapu Elementary in the mornings for before school care and from the school in the afternoons for after school care. All drop-offs and pick-ups will be at Building 6753.

The fees for the SAC before and after school programs will be determined by the total household income of the family. Families can enroll in the AM care (0600-1800, Monday-Friday), the PM care (immediately after school until 1800, Monday-Friday) or both AM/PM care. Full-day care will be provided during all school waiver days, teacher work days, state holidays, etc. in which additional fees will be applied. SAC will be closed on all Federal Holidays. In addition, SAC enrollees will have priority placement in the popular Camps which provides structured full-day care during school breaks. Open spots for non-school days may be available to children not enrolled in the SAC Program on a first-come, first-served basis, space provided.

Children will be given morning and evening snacks, however, children will need to bring a sack lunch with them on full-day care days. The camp curriculum will be a combination of the Boys and Girls Club of America programs and Creative Curriculum, which is the curriculum used at all Marine Corps Child Development programs. Our caregiver to child ratio will never exceed 1-15 and there will always be a minimum of two qualified CYP caregivers to provide the direction, instruction, and support to all of the children in the SAC program. Our facility also boasts full 24-hour security camera surveillance. The safety of the children is our number one priority.

To place a request for the School Age Care program go to (MCC Brochure). There are three options for care: AM, PM or AM/PM. The Resource & Referral Office will contact the family when there is an available opening for their child. Families have 48 business hours to accept or decline the offer from

The Next Step:
Once an offer is accepted, the Resource and Referral Office will contact the family to pick up the SAC registration packet. A 15.00 annual CYP membership fee and a $50.00 deposit is due at registration.

School-Age Care Day Camps

School-Age Care Day Camps are available when there is a school holiday and during school intersessions. The SAC Day Camps offer a wide variety of fun and exciting activities, arts and crafts, field trips and special guest presentations. The SAC Day Camps are held at the Kūlia Youth Activities Center and are open Monday – Friday, 0600-1800 and closed on Federal Holidays.

To place request care for the upcoming School Age Care Day Camp go to The available camps are listed in the search. The Resource & Referral Office will contact the family when there is an available opening for their child. Families have 48 business hours to accept or decline the offer from

The Next Step:
Once an offer is accepted, the Resource and Referral Office will contact the family to pick up the SAC registration packet. A $15.00 annual CYP membership fee and a $50.00 deposit is due at registration.

For more information contact:
Resource and Referral
Bldg 5082 Lawrence Road
Mon-Fri: 0730-1630
Phone: 808-257-7430/7240
Fax: 808-257-8020.

For youth sponsorship information, please visit our Information & Referral page or download the youth sponsorship application here.
For school information, please visit the School Liaison web page here.

Youth Sports & Fitness

Youth Sports

A variety of youth sports are offered throughout the year including basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, baseball, volleyball and wrestling. Youth are divided by age groups and will compete against teams from other Hawaii military installations in the Hawaii Military Youth Athletic Association. Generally, teams will practice during weekday afternoons and participate in games on Saturdays. These are instructional leagues that feature minimum playing times for each player and emphasize sportsmanship, skill development, and instilling a lifelong desire to play sports. Players receive game uniforms which they keep at the conclusion of the season. Fees will vary slightly from year to year and according to the particular sport. Click here to see our 2020 Youth Sports Calendar.

Our intent is to create a fun and meaningful experience for families. Please read over this Parent Handbook to help make this a successful time for the children, parents and coaches.

Youth Sports Coaches Needed

Youth Sports Volunteer Coaches Needed!
We are constantly on the lookout for volunteer coaches. Please complete the Youth Sports Volunteer Coach Packet and submit it at the Semper Fit Center.

Please read over the Coaches Handbook to help make this a successful time for the children, parents, and coaches.

For more information contact the Youth Sports Coordinator:
Phone: 808-254-7473
Email: Youth Sports Program
or visit the Semper Fit Center, Bldg. 3037, Kaneohe Bay

tennisBoyJunior Tennis
For junior tennis programs, please see our Contracted Classes page.

Semper Fit Juniors Program

Semper Fit Center at Kaneohe Bay is implementing a new program open to 14 and 15 year olds who, upon the completion of a Fitness Basics class, will be issued an individualized pass to use the Center on their own without an adult accompaniment. Currently Semper Fit Center policy states that children ages 12-15 need to be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 16-18 have unrestricted access. The JUNIORS PROGRAM satisfies the between ages and allows parents to choose whether or not their 14 and 15 year olds can get an early start on utilizing the facility before the age of 16.

The Fitness Basics Class
The Fitness Basics Class consists of the following:

  • Review of facility policies
  • Basic education on fitness center etiquette and attire
  • Cardiovascular and Strength Training equipment instruction for safety and terminology
  • Instruction on proper exercise technique and the F.I.T.T. principle
  • Outline personal goals and realistic outcomes
  • Healthy lifestyle discussion

Upon completion of the class the participants will receive a badge and will be granted independent access to the Fitness Center from 1400-1730, Monday through Friday, and during regular operational hours on the weekends and holidays. Even with completion of the Fitness Basics class, youth must be accompanied by an adult outside of these designated hours. Independent access will be granted to all Group Exercise classes regardless of times (participant fees still apply). Participants must present their Military ID and badge upon entering the facility following completion of the basics class. See this SF Junior’s Program PDF for more details.

When: By request.
Where: Semper Fit Center, K-Bay
Cost: FREE


Keiki Summertime Fun – Summer 2019

Looking for something for your keiki to do this summer? Here’s a lineup of activities that will be held on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Check back for updates as we get closer to summer.

Children & Youth Programs
Click on each title below to see more information.

Dance Movement Academy and K-Bay Gymnastics offers dance class in ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics recreational and competitive for children ages 1.5-17 years old. Sign up at the Resource and Referral Office, building 5082. Bring your child’s birth certificate. Any questions? Call (808)479-3273 (phone call and/or text message).

***To sign up for any, call Resource & Referral 257-7430***


STEM Classes

Sound Sandwich
Creating beautiful music is not just an art–it’s also a science! Come join in the noise as you design and explore your own instrument made from household items. Time to tune up! *Base access is a requirement for participation in this program*

June 12: Sound Sandwich, 6-8
June 26: Sound Sandwich, 9 and up
July 10: Sound Sandwich, 6-8
July 24: Sound Sandwich, 9 and up


Our Summer Reading Program is back!

Sign up for our summer reading program to expand your imagination, learn a few things and have a little bit of fun. We will kick-off our program on June 8th, 1000-1200 at the K-Bay Base Library.

Our schedule is as follows:

  • Kickoff Party: June 8, 1000-1200
  • Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 0900
  • Toddler Story Time: Thursdays at 0900
  • Aloha Friday Hula Class: Fridays, 1000-1200 (no class July 5)
  • Legos at the Library: June 21st, July 5, July 19, 1500-1600
  • STEM: June 12, 26, July 10, 24, 1400-1500
  • Teen Book Club: June 18, July 16, 1700-1800
  • Karaoke: June 27, July 25, 1600-1800
  • Murder Mystery Night: June 19 1700-2000
  • Closing Party: July 20, 1200-1400

Check back on June 3rd to register for this program. For more information visit our library or call 254-7624.


Kulia School Age Care (SAC) Summer Camp

Nine weeks of fun! June 3-August 2. Monday-Friday 0600-1800.

We will begin each day with our “Step It Out” which will begin our day with an itinerary and introduction of the days events and choices.

In the afternoon, our Adventure Begins as children will experience activities, crafts, games, foods, songs and dances relating to the weeks theme. See this booklet for the SAC weekly themes.

Our field trips will incorporate the themes of each week to the best of our abilities and resources. We are also inviting special guest to come and share their talents with our children. We are committed to offering a well-rounded, eventful summer camp experience for each and every child.

Come share the fun, expand your knowledge, learn life skill, take home camp gear and make memories and new friends! Call 808-257-2030 for more information and to register.


KidFit Summer Program

KIDFIT is a GREAT opportunity for children ages 6 thru 12 to learn all aspects of physical wellbeing. Your child will learn the importance of warming up, stretching, cardio respiratory fitness, strength and conditioning as well as cool downs.

Summer Sessions of KIDFIT will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 0830-1100 from June 3, 2019 through July 26, 2019. Parents can select which week(s) to enroll their child/children.

$45 per child per week. $30 per child, per week for multiple weeks. If you enroll more than one child, the second child attends for $30 per week.

To enroll, complete the KIDFIT Registration Form and return it and your payment to the Semper Fit Center, Building #3037. Space is limited so stop on by today!


Jr. Lifeguarding

Our Jr. Lifeguarding Program is a per session course run on Weekdays, Monday thru Friday 0800-1200 this summer. Jr. Lifeguarding is a fun and interactive program instructed by seasoned MCCS Semper Fit Ocean Rescue Lifeguard professionals. The Jr. Lifeguard program familiarizes 13-17 year olds with ocean awareness, safety and lifeguard rescue skills. Throughout the class Jr. Lifeguards will learn beach/land skills, ocean skills, surf rescue techniques, pool rescue techniques, physical conditioning, ATV safety, Jet Ski safety, community CPR/AED community First Aid and other lifeguarding related skills. See this Jr. Lifeguarding PDF for prerequisites, cost, and session information.


Summer Races

June 8: Surf & Turf

July 4: Runway Run

July 20: Camp Smith Grueler

August 24: Keiki Tradewind Triathlon


Young Chippers Take up Golf at the Klipper
The Klipper Junior Golf Program is a year-round program to bring children and teens to the game of golf. Focusing on basic playing skills, rules and golf etiquette, our program is one of the finest developmental programs in the state of Hawaii. Coaching is provided by certified PGA Professionals and the golfers get individualized attention, which adds to the quickest and most efficient improvement.

Who: All authorized patrons aged 5 – 17
When: Each session is five weeks long. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm for the younger beginning golfers and 5:00 – 6:00 pm for the more experienced golfers.
Cost: $200 for the initial session (includes PGA logo golf shirt) and $150 for every session thereafter. Also includes free golf for the junior golfer on Tuesday afternoons after 4:00 pm.
What to bring: Juniors can bring their own clubs or the staff can provide them. Collared shirts are mandatory. Tennis shoes and or golf shoes are acceptable dress. For detailed information call Mo Radke at (808) 386-3500.


Tennis Pups Junior Tennis
tennisequipmentAll classes will include:

  • An emphasis on the fundamental tennis strokes (volley, groundstrokes, smash, and serve)
  • Hand-eye coordination and movement to the ball
  • Basic rules and etiquette of tennis
  • FUN games that practice the coordination, strokes, and movements being taught
  • The age appropriate ball speed, racquet and court size (QuickStart) will be used

Click here to see the Summer Camp Flyer. Classes start Monday, June 10th and go to Friday, August 9th.


Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP)

The Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) is offered through Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), Marine & Family Programs, Personal and Professional Development branch. Our goal is to increase financial literacy; promote personal and family financial responsibility; support mission readiness for our commands; and educate our Marines, Sailors and their dependents on how to achieve financial success. The PFM Program offers classes monthly to promote financial education, conducts one-on-one counseling, offers unit financial briefs and classes to promote financial readiness, and provides information and referral to help get you started on your path to financial freedom.

Please call 808-257-7783/1232 to register for a workshop below.

Car Buying Strategies
What you should know before purchasing a car such as knowing what you can afford, planning for the various expenditures of a car, and learning to get the best deal on the purchase, such as knowing the difference between Invoice, MSRP, and Adjusted Market Value.

Command Financial Specialist Forum
Quarterly forum in accordance with MCO 1700.37. Command Financial Specialists meet and share ideas about their respective programs. Guest speakers provide up-to-date information on financial issues. We discuss trends, what we have seen during the quarter, and decide if we need to train throughout all commands on these current issues. Senior Leadership invited/encouraged to attend.

Command Financial Specialist Training (CFST)
5-Day Course offered to Marine/Navy command-sponsored service members who will be assigned this collateral duty. In accordance with MCO 1700.37, members attending class must be E6 and above with a minimum of one year left on their PRD. To register, call 257-7783/1232.

Command Financial Specialist (CFS) Refresher Training
This one-day training is required every three years for trained Command Financial Specialists to review and sharpen skills learned in the CFS training which include the financial planning worksheet, solution-focused financial counseling, and developing your CFS program. Learn new presentation skills and techniques as well as discuss current financial topics. Open to all trained Command Financial Specialists.

Corporal for Financial Fitness Workshop
The Corporal for Financial Fitness (CFF) will be a trained Corporal who will provide peer-to-peer influence.  As a CFF, you will support the installation PFMP staff and CFS by performing outreach to target Marines in the ranks of E1-E4 to increase the awareness of the authorized services and programs available to young Marines and why financial fitness is part of mission readiness.  If you are interested in becoming a CFF, please contact your Command Financial Specialist (CFS) or PFMP for a list of qualifications.  Also, to become a CFF, you must be designated in writing by your Commanding Officer.  Class size is limited to 25 participants; reservations are required due to limited seating.

Financial Planning for Retirement
This financial class will focus on the long term planning for retirement, how to calculate what you will need to live that life of financial freedom at retirement age. Start planning now so you can retire without the worries.

Home Buying
Great opportunity to gain a strong foundation for home purchase decisions. Workshop focuses on the intricacies of VA home loans, details of the VA purchase process, other mortgage options, what to do before investing in a home and details of the purchase process.

Lifecycle Financial Class
Required for Marines during the Marine for Life cycle. Financial Action Points: first duty station, TSP, continuation pay, marriage, divorce, promotion, birth of first child, pre/post deployment. This class will satisfy the requirement when codes are received to complete financial education.

Managing Money and Credit
Learn the basic skills and techniques for managing your money and budgeting; gain an awareness of credit cards and loans, the ins and outs of credit reports and credit scores and learn how to plan savings goals to secure your financial future.

Million Dollar Marine/Spouse
This two-day class is designed to provide the “complete financial picture”. Attendees will learn about the importance of a spending plan, budgeting techniques, credit management, savings and investment options, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), insurance, pay and allowances, consumer rip-offs/awareness tips, how to obtain a loan, credit scores, credit reports, and new/used car purchasing techniques.

Raising Financially Fit Kids (Class for Parents)
This workshop for parents will cover some of the ideas concerning money management and your child, throughout the different stages of their life. To give an allowance or not. When and how to begin regular savings, chores, debit cards for kids, etc.

Learn the basic skills and techniques of managing and budgeting your money, where to begin, and how to shop for investments. Teaches the difference in Stocks, Bonds, Roth and Traditional IRAs, CDs, and Money Market Accounts. Class will also cover the Thrift Savings Plan, which funds are available, how to complete an interfund transfer, what the returns have been historically for the TSP funds to include the risks associated with each of the funds, designation of beneficiary, etc. Gain the knowledge about where and what your money is invested in, and then sit back and watch your money grow.

Personal Readiness Seminar
1st Thursday of every month (Klipper Ballroom)
Registration Required. This class will ensure Marines receive basic personal financial education within 90 days of arrival at their first permanent duty station. Topics include introduction to Personal & Professional Development, income overview (MyPay & LES), savings and investing, living expenses (wants vs. needs), legal rights and consumer awareness, and SMART goals. Sailors are welcome to attend.

Preparing for the Holidays Financially
Learn how to develop a holiday spending plan with a gift list and an overall survival plan that will assist you in enjoying a less stressful holiday season.

Military Saves Week
Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status. The Personal Financial Management Program and the Education Center presents: Military Saves Week – Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.

Talking Money with Your Honey
Financial class for couples, offered in the evenings. Class will discuss the differences in thinking about money situations, exercises for couples to see if you really know what your spouse’s spending habits are. Attendees will work with their spouse to come up with short and long-term goals, planning out a budget together, and coming up with savings and investment goals. Registration is required.

Individual counseling and financial education is FREE to active duty, family members, reserve personnel and retirees. Counseling sessions are strictly CONFIDENTIAL. For financial counseling appointments, please bring the following printed out:

  • LES
  • Paystub for spouse
  • Bank statement/Credit statement from previous month printed out (ex. Appt in February, print out the full month of January)
  • Debt owed- must include: minimum payment due, grand totaled owed, APR/interest rate (if we don’t have this information we’ll be limited in creating a repayment plan)
  • All bills for the household

Preparing your financial documents ahead of time will help ensure that we have enough time to complete a budget aimed towards accomplishing your financial goals.


Units – Want your Marines and Sailors to be financially savvy? Contact the Personal Financial Management Program to schedule tailored financial presentations to meet the needs of your unit.

To encourage individual participation, as well as spouse attendance, financial workshops are scheduled monthly at the Education Center, Building 220. For more information or to schedule individual or unit training, call the PFMP office at (808) 257-7783/1232.

The USMC-MCCS.ORG website below provides a great number of websites which address several personal financial management areas. You are encouraged to first visit the USMC-MCCS.ORG website then use the supplemental websites listed below. The websites below supplement those found on the USMC-MCCS.ORG website and provide more specific information specifically focused on personal financial matters while stationed in Hawaii.

Overview of Personal Financial Management

Military Pay & Benefits

  • – Access LES, make allotment/TSP/withholding changes


Business Planning

Career Planning

Consumer Protection

Credit Reports/Credit Scores

Credit Reports


Home Buying

Landlord – Tenant & Roommate

Identity Theft


  • – National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Legal Assistance

Nutrition Programs

Saving & Investing



Emergency Financial Assistance
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

Kaneohe Bay, Building 4016
Marine Corps Base Hawaii 96863
Phone: 808-257-1972
Monday–Friday: 0800–1530

Emergency Communications/ 
After Hours Access to Emergency Financial Assistance 
American Red Cross

Kaneohe Bay, Building 216
Marine Corps Base Hawaii 96863
Phone: 808-257-8848
Monday–Friday: 0800–1600
After hours 1-877-272-7337



Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) program ensures that the physical, emotional, developmental and medical needs of the exceptional family member are taken into consideration throughout the change of assignment process. Staff are trained to assist military members in the enrollment process and provide information on local military and community support programs. Click here to see the current EFMP Ohana Observer Newsletter.

If you are anticipating orders and want to apply for base housing at MCB Hawaii or your next duty location, please contact your EFMP Family Case Worker for assistance. Your case worker will request a letter from HQMC EFMP that you may submit with your advanced housing application, in lieu of web orders. Not sure who your EFMP Family Case Worker is? Call our main line at 808-257-0290 for assistance.

EFMP Coffee Hour
Our Coffee Hour provides an opportunity for families to network informally. You don’t need to be enrolled in the EFMP to participate. For more information or questions, families can call 257-0290.

Join us every third Friday of the month from 8:30 – 9:30 am in Mokapu Mall Courtyard (under the tent near Starbucks/Food Court).

You can now download frequently requested forms here.

  1. Release Authorization
  2. DD Form 2792 Family Member Medical Summary Form
  3. DD Form 2792-1 Special Education/Early Intervention Summary Form
  4. EFMP Notification of Privacy Limitations
  5. EFMP Rights and Responsibilities

EFMP Reimbursement Process
EFMP has a reimbursement process should you be charged for the completion of the DD Form 2792. If this occurs, please contact your EFMP representative at (808) 257-0290. For more information on EFMP reimbursement, please view this PDF on the EFMP Enrollment Reimbursement Process (123 KB).

An Exceptional Family Member (EFM) is the DEERS enrolled family member of a military member who requires special medical or educational services based on diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional needs.

Marine Corps EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program designed to coordinate PCS assignments for active duty sponsors that ensures the availability and accessibility of necessary services for EFM’s.

Enrollment should occur for any family members who have a chronic condition, require specialty/sub-specialty care, a mental health diagnosis (under certain conditions), asthma and other respiratory-related diagnosis (under certain conditions), require special education within the educational setting and/or family  members who participate in early intervention services.

We invite you to check out any available materials from our EFMP Lending Library. The Lending Library features books, DVDs, children’s books, and numerous sensory items. Click the links below for our complete catalog:

Main Library
Children’s Library

Attend One of Our Classes

Throughout the year, we offer numerous classes to educate and empower family members. Come learn from us!

Our schedule is as follows:

  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Building Networks of Support
  • Early Intervention
  • Introduction to EFMP: May 22, July 16, October 16
  • Managing Deployments
  • PCS Transitions
  • Recreation Inclusion
  • Respite Care Training
  • Service Animals vs. Therapy Animals
  • Special Education Overview
  • SSI, Medicaid and Establishing Permanent Dependency

To register for our classes, call 257-0290.

The Respite Care Program is intended to reduce stress on sponsor families by providing temporary rest periods for family members who are responsible for the regular care of dependents with special needs with a Level of Need (LoN) 3 or 4. Only adult Exceptional Family Members (EFMs) with a LoN 4 remain eligible for respite care for themselves. If you are unsure as to your or your child’s LoN, please contact EFMP at 808-257-0290.

Respite Care is a non-entitlement benefit intended to provide brief rest periods for the primary caregiver(s) and may not be used to fund 1) Pre-school programs, 2) Day care or babysitting to allow the sponsor or spouse to work or attend school, or 3) Therapy sessions or therapeutic recreation for the EFM.

You may be eligible for EFMP Respite Care, if you are a Marine Corps Family or Navy Family assigned to a Marine unit with the following:

  • Enrolled in the EFMP and all paperwork is up-to-date
  • An EFM with a Level of Need 3 or 4
  • The EFM child(dren) residing in the sponsor’s home
  • Enrolled in the EFMP Respite Care Program at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

How do I apply? Call the EFMP Office at 808-257-0290 to learn about the Respite Care Program. (Reimbursement is up to a certain limit and has specific provider skill requirements.)

Click here for the EFMP Respite Care Log (PDF 2MB) and here for the Hold Harmless Agreement (PDF 21KB).

EFMP Respite Care Changes are detailed here in MCBUL 1754 (PDF 113KB). These changes took effect 1 October 2013.