L.I.N.K.S. stands for Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills. It is an interactive acculturation program to Marine Corps life and the local installation. Participants learn about Corps history and rank, local installation resources, services, and benefits, military pay, separation and deployment, crossroad options, communication styles, investing in the community and Marine Corps traditions.

Why should you attend a L.I.N.K.S. workshop?

  • To understand the Marine Corps mission and how it affects Marines and family they were born into, sworn into, and/or married into.
  • To acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to successfully meet the challenges of the Marine Corps lifestyle.
  • To make new friends and thrive as an empowered member of the Marine Corps family.

Session Topics

Our Corps, Our Culture: Introduction to the Marine Corps organization, mission, culture, history, and traditions.

Events and Etiquette: From unit fun days to the beloved USMC Birthday Ball, learn more about the expectations for the different types of events you may encounter.

The Maze: Information regarding the many services and resources available to Marines and their families.

Pay & Entitlements: A basic education of Marine Corps pay and allowances. L.I.N.K.S. also provides tips on effective money management and the financial services on base that can assist our families with debt repair, savings plans, and investing.

The Places You'll Go: Strategies, tips, and services to help for successful moves to new Marine Corps duty stations.

Deployment 101: Education on how to cope with deployments and other types of military separations.

Investing in Your Community: Volunteer opportunities and the benefits of becoming involved in each new community.

Safe and Sound All Around: Basic tips to keep yourself, your family, and your online life safe and healthy.

Building Your Network: How to build and maintain positive relationships in your community.

LINKS for Japanese spouses 日本語

Volunteer Opportunities

L.I.N.K.S. is supported by a group of wonderful and positive volunteers including Marines, spouses, and teens. Work on and develop skill sets for future employment. Meet new people and build relationships. Share experiences and encourage others. If you are interested, please contact MCFTBOkinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.

L.I.N.KS. Positions include:

  • Administrative/Session Assistant
  • Mentors
  • Hospitality
  • Greeter
  • Historian/Scrapbook/Newsletter

Click here to learn more about volunteer job descriptions.


Contact Information

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Phone: 098-970-3689

DSN: 645-3689

OCONUS Base Phone: 81-98-970-3689

Email: MCFTBOkinawa@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org

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Mon–Fri 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed Federal Holidays
Holiday Hours
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