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.

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What does LINKS stand for?

  • Lifestyle means understanding the military community and the unique lifestyle it offers.
  • Insights come from experienced Marine Corps volunteers who relate their tips and tricks to navigating through the USMC lifestyle.
  • Networking with the other participants in your LINKS session.
  • Knowledge is what you will leave with and what will help you understand and navigate the Marine Corps culture.
  • Skills to help you enjoy and thrive in the Marine Corps community.

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More About LINKS

LINKS provides a positive environment for Marines and their families to learn to manage the demands of the Marine Corps lifestyle, and to work together as a team in balancing family needs while meeting Marine Corps expectations. Get oriented with LINKS.

All Marines, spouses, children, teens, and parents of Marines are eligible to participate in LINKS. All branches of the military (USCG, USN, USAF, U.S. Army, and their family members)  as well as civilians stationed on or near Cherry Point are eligible to attend LINKS and all other MCFTB programs.

Volunteer with LINKS

Build your resume, meet new people, and make a difference in your community. L.I.N.K.S. offers gas mileage and childcare reimbursement during volunteer hours. Join our dynamic group of volunteers today, and become a part of a positive force for mission readiness. LINKS could not be successful without the dedication and support of many volunteers. We have several volunteer options available:

  • Host/Greet at Sessions
  • Food Angel – Help to Feed our Participants
  • Administrative Support
  • Present L.I.N.K.S. Session Topics
  • Information Booth Support
  • Event Support

Volunteer Training

Training is provided to our volunteers through a variety of workshops and classes, including:

LINKS Mentor Training: A workshop that provides future Mentors the information to present certain sections of the LINKS class. LINKS is a volunteer based program that offers spouses the chance to share their experiences with other participants living within the military lifestyle. Mentors are offered the opportunity to meet monthly to learn about updates on programs and develop their skills!

If you are interested in becoming part of the Cherry Point LINKS team, call us or stop by our office for more information.

Contact Information

Marine & Family Programs

Bldg 232
Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533


Phone: 2524664637

Family Readiness Program Trainer: 2524665779

L.I.N.K.S Program Trainer: 2524664908

LifeSkills Trainer: 2524667562

Readiness & Deployment Support Trainer: 2524664908

Email: TeamBuilding.OMBCherryPTFamily@usmc-mccs.org

Hours
Monday 0800-1630
Tuesday 0800-1630
Wednesday 0800-1630
Thursday 0800-1630
Friday 0800-1630
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
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