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United States Marine Corps
283 Blvd De France
MCRD Parris Island, SC 29905
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.
Preparing for a Deployment doesn't have to be stressful. Stop by the Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) Office, located Bldg. 172, MCRD Parris Island at 843-228-1663. The office hours are from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Gather information on pre-deployment as well as during deployment support and return and reunion resources. You can also receive deployment information and resources online. Visit the MCCS website for more information.
Pre and Post-Deployment
At the unit's request, a representative from Community Services will conduct briefings for Marines and Marine families to help them prepare for and cope with the changes and difficulties of deployment. Materials such as checklists and handouts will be provided to families that will help better prepare for deployment. Post-deployment briefings are available on how to prepare all family members for the Marine's return.
Spouse's Support Groups
Your Community Services may provide support groups for military spouses during times of deployment, ongoing groups and workshops which address everyday issues of parenting, and the military family lifestyle.
Community Services will conduct pre-reunion workshops that will describe what to expect during a homecoming and provide tips that will help families get their relationships back to normal as quickly as possible.