Marine Corps Family Team Building

The mission of Marine Corps Family Team Building is to enhance Marine Corps family readiness, to prepare our families to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle and enhance mission readiness.

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) facilitates four distinct, yet complementary programs: Unit Personal Family Readiness Program (UPFRP); Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge & Skills (L.I.N.K.S.); LifeSkills; Readiness & Deployment Support (RDS).

L.I.N.K.S. located in Bldg. 244 (Theater Complex)
L.I.N.K.S. Trainer Phone: 257-2657
Email: Click here to email the L.I.N.K.S. Trainer

Marine Corps 101 for Spouses

Lifestyle Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an acculturation program designed to help you navigate the Marine Corps and your local base. This class was developed by spouses, and is taught by spouse mentors. It’s the “I wish I’d known…” class full of tips about the Marine Corps Lifestyle. We talk about everything from what to do at colors to what different pay would look like and what resources are available to you. This is not only the knowledge you need, but the opportunity to meet new people and connect with others where you are!

See this PDF for the L.I.N.K.S. Handbook (6MB).

L.I.N.K.S. for Kids

Kids love the opportunity to learn more about the Marine Corps and have fun with new friends. This 3-hour class takes your child through things like: moving, making friends, deployment, Marine Corps knowledge and communication.

Mentor Training

Once you’ve gone through the class you’re welcome to become part of the training team. Get a great experience volunteering, and pass on your knowledge to others.


LifeSkills Bldg 244 (Theater Complex)
LifeSkills Coordinator Phone: 257-2657
Email: Click here to email the LifeSkills Trainer
Download the LifeSkills brochure here.

LifeSkills provides the opportunity to further personal and professional growth. These workshops provide skills and educational development in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Personal and Professional Empowerment
  • Business Management and Leadership
  • Stress Reduction
  • Goal Setting
  • Life/Work Balance

These two-hour interactive, educational workshops provide participants the opportunity to improve interpersonal skills, become a more effective communicator and facilitate better team building. Participants are also able to take a self-scored personality assessment and learn how their personality type relates and can interact more effectively with others. The skills and techniques gained through these workshops will benefit leaders of all experience levels.  LifeSkills Trainer 808-257-2650.

Readiness & Deployment Support
Bldg. 244 (Theater Complex)
RDS Coordinator Phone: 257-2650
Email: Click here to email the Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer

Readiness & Deployment Support provides support to Marines, Sailors, and family through various briefs and workshops, designed to increase stability and autonomy through all phases of deployment.

Workshops & Briefs Offered:

  • Pre-Deployment
  • Mid-Deployment
  • Return & Reunion

Contact the Readiness and Deployment Support Trainer 808-257-2650 for more information or to register for classes.

mcftb_readinessReadiness & Deployment Support
Bldg. 244 (Theater Complex)
RDS Coordinator Phone: 257-2650
Email: Click here to email the Family Readiness Program Trainer

Family Readiness Program offers services to assist commands in developing effective readiness programs while helping unit families become self-sufficient. The office offers necessary training for Command Teams, Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRCs), Unit Readiness Coordinators (URCs), Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants on their roles and responsibilities in the Unit Family Readiness Program. For more information on training or to schedule a brief, please call the Family Readiness Program Trainer at 808-257-2650.

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