Attend L.I.N.K.S. to get answers to your questions about the Marine Corps lifestyle…learn about your new duty station… make new friends... discover resources that will enhance your life aboard Camp Pendleton…and find encouragement to grow in your new community!
After completing this 8 hour class you will obtain a L.I.N.K.S. Certificate, which is need for volunteering with your command or other programs on Camp Pendleton.
Marine Corps History & Traditions:
Outlines USMC structure and mission to include Navy personnel attached to USMC units. Provides historical insights and discusses traditions.
Benefits & Services:
An overview of benefits, privileges, and resources available to military families; including the location of these services and how to access their wealth of information.
Explains the differences between a civilian and military paycheck, while introducing the Leave and Earning Statement (LES), including a general discussion on basic pay and allowances.
Separations & Deployments:
Discusses the inevitable separations military families will experience, and provides suggestions from seasoned spouses on how to successfully balance the additional responsibilities when your Marine is away.
Moving in the Military:
Insights on the moving process; everything from the first packer’s inspection to clearing quarters.
Focuses on healthy interaction with others in the family and community; insights into the role of the Navy Chaplain and family support.
Provides participants with information on the benefits and opportunities for those who choose to “Stay Marine”.
Explore the benefits of becoming involved in your community; discuss local opportunities for volunteering and how to include on a resume.
Cake cutting and celebration – summation of the L.I.N.K.S. journey and encouragement to participants to continue developing their knowledge and skills, and mentoring incoming families.