Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)


Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) has three robust L.I.N.K.S. programs: for spouses,
for kids, for parents and for Marines. 

All L.I.N.K.S. classes are designed to enhance the readiness of Marines and their families by
offering an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle.  This orientation includes mentorship by
MCFTB staff as well as experienced spouses and active duty service members.  The L.I.N.K.S.
team uses information sharing, small group discussions, and interactive activities to keep the
sessions fun, fast-paced, and interesting. 

L.I.N.K.S. for Marines:  Facilitated by command request, this program covers basic information that informs Marines about a variety of topics, including benefits, entitlements, financial awareness, career development, community involvement, and more.  These topics are paramount to the success of Marines and ultimately assist command leaders by helping Marines solve their problems at the lowest level possible.

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses:  This program covers topics ranging from traditions and culture, benefits and entitlements, community involvement and more.   L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses also offers the opportunity to meet other spouses from throughout the Hampton Roads Marine Corps community.   Childcare can be reimbursed upon request.

L.I.N.K.S. for Kids:  A fun, fast-paced program designed to make USMC kids feel like part of the bigger Marine Corps community by teaching them about the Corps, making friends, internet safety, and “My Hero is Away,” a look at deployment and separation.  Lessons are interspersed with a kid-friendly obstacle course and other interactive activities. 

L.I.N.K.S. for Couples:  The newest offering from MCFTB, this class covers the same topics one would see in L.I.N.K.S. for Marines and L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, while allowing couples to spend time together learning about the Marine Corps Lifestyle.  Childcare can be reimbursed upon request.

L.I.N.K.S. for Parents: Parents often have question and concerns as their children embark on their Marine Corps journey! This class will educate Marine Corps parents on the history of the Marine Corps, traditions, benefits and entitlements, PCS moves and more.

For more information about any of the L.I.N.K.S. programs, please call the MCFTB office at


L.I.N.K.S. Resources


L.I.N.K.S. Handbook

MCCS Resource Directory

MCFTB 2020 Evaluation