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United States Marine Corps
Ave 3E Main Gate
Yuma, AZ 85365
Deployment can be a challenging phase of the military lifecycle, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. The military provides a variety of resources and support programs — ranging from educational briefings to morale calls — for your loved ones, children and service members to ease the stress of deployment. Military members may be assigned to a specific installation but support may come from local communities, Yellow Ribbon events or the installation itself.
Whether you are new to the Marine Corps or a seasoned member of the Marine Corps Family, Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) has opportunities for everyone. MCFTB welcomes all including Marines, Sailors, spouses, children, parents, fiancées, siblings, etc.MCFTB is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and located in Building 598 (next to Commissary). All classes and events are free of charge, but require registration. We are always in need of volunteers for on-going programs and special events. Please contact us if you are interested.We welcome you to stop by for a class schedule, a MCAS Yuma Resource Guide, information about the Family Readiness Program, and for details about on and off base resources, available to Marine and Sailor Families. Our class calendar is available on the MCCS website, the MCFTB group on the MCCS Facebook page, as well as on our MCFTB bimonthly schedules. These schedules are electronically delivered to Unit leadership, Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRCs) and Uniformed Readiness Coordinators (URCs).
Readiness and Deployment Support
Readiness & Deployment Support Programs provide classes and briefs designed to educate, build resiliency, and support Marines, Sailors, and families, including children, before, during, and after deployments. Readiness and Deployment Support prepares families for the unique challenges of a deployment. Programs provide information, tools, and resources critical for preparing and sustaining Marines and their family members. Programs include:
Lifestyles, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)
This essential “Marine Corps 101” class is offered to Marines, Spouses, Couples, Children (6+), and Tweens/Teens. L.I.N.K.S. covers topics such as deployments, finances, local and on-base resources, and Marine Corps customs and traditions. This is the perfect class for those new to the Marine Corps, new to Yuma, or those needing a refresher on the ever changing Marine Corps.
Family Readiness Program
MCFTB supports your Unit’s DRC, URC, Command Team, Volunteer Assistants, and Advisors. Visit this page to learn more about the Family Readiness Program and for contact information for your DRC/URC.
LifeSkills classes offer opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as for developing practical life competencies. New classes appear monthly so check our schedule to find a workshop that interests you. Read on for descriptions of classes offered.
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program
PREP provides engaged or newly married couples with tools to enhance their communication and problem-solving skills which are considered to be tools for a lasting, healthy marriage. Taught by the collaborative efforts of Yuma chaplains, and MCFTB trainers.
Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)
CREDO retreats help people grow personally and spiritually. Various retreats are available from Marriage Enrichment to Family Building.
Please contact us at (928) 269-6550 for any questions and more information.