Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) programming reinforces and sustains a state of personal and family readiness for Marines and their families.  MCFTB provides Marines and their families with the tools and resources needed to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestlye and enhance mission readiness by providing preventative education.  Our focus is to increase awareness and to provide skill building tools and readiness for individual and family development. 

In addition to the above, MCFTB and the Marine Corps Resource Center act as the defacto Information and Referral location for all local Marines and families.  Marines and families can contact MCFTB for information on virtually any aspect of the Marine Corps lifestyle!

MCFTB offers special events and programs throughout the year, including Spouse Appreciation events, Ooh Rah Day, and an annual ball gown giveawey called Putting on the Glitz.  

MCFTB is located in the MCCS Admin Building, MCE 2.


Readiness & Deployment Support

Readiness & Deployment Support is a collection of trainings/briefs designed to educate and prepare military personnel and their families to cope with the changes and challenges of all types of deployments and family separations. Designed specifically for Marines, families and extended family members, these programs increase awareness of relevant readiness issues while offering individual creative solutions to build a healthier family and ensure all are aware of the vast resources available to them as Marine Corps families. Additionally, briefs provide an opportunity for Marines and their families to meet the Command team members, and the Family Readiness Officer, who all provide support to Marines and Families throughout any type of deployment.

A continuum of readiness education including pre-, during-, and post-deployment support at the unit level for Marines and their entire family: spouse, children, and extended family members.


Family Readiness

Family readiness is a combat multiplier, equally as important as individual, equipment and combat readiness.

It is the responsibility of the individual Marine and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events. They are supported by the enduring partnership between the unit’s Family Readiness Command Team and Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB).

Know Yout Deployment Readiness Coordinator

Every unit aboard MCAS Yuma has a designated DRC to communicate official information and provide referral assistance to Marines and their families. If you have any questions, feel free to call us.

Family Readiness Training

The Family Readiness Program Trainer provides training for Command Teams, Deployment Readiness Coordinators, Uniformed Readiness Coordinators and Family Readiness Volunteers in accordance with MCO 1754.9A.

Command Team Training

This class is required for all new members to the Command Team. The Command Team Training Course is designed to guide new Command Team members in their roles and responsibilities as well as provide information to implement a successful Unit Personal Family Readiness Program. Unit-specific courses may be requested.

Family Readiness Assistant & Command Team Advistor Training

The Command Team Advisor and Family Readiness Assistant course is designed to help new Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants in their roles and responsibilities as part of the Command Team, as well as provide information to implement a successful Unit Personal Family Readiness Program. It is required within 60 days of being appointed.

OPSEC & PII Training

Personally Identifiable Information & Operations Security Training (PII/OPSEC) as A Command Team volunteer, this workshop is required within 45 days of appointment and on an annual bases. This affords the volunteer the ability to serve as a designated command representative with knowledge and understanding of PII/OPSEC as it pertains to keeping Marines and their families safe.

Life Skills

We offer a variety of workshops to help Service members and their families enhance their interpersonal to get more out of life. LifeSkills focuses heavily on educating around personality types, improving communication skills (especially during deployments), and building successful relationships. 


Offers Marine and family referrals to enhance community capacity.
LifeSkills includes four training series; communication, impact, relationship and wellness and is available both as instructor-led and computer based training.
Participants gain skills to effectively handle personal, professional, or relationship focused situations.
Provides collaborative curriculum and partnerships throughout installation services.
LifeSkills training and education partners with several services to promote a healthy well-being of the individual.


Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (LINKS) is a volunteer-based, team-mentoring program, designed to teach participants about navigating the unique challenges of life in the military. The curriculum assists Service members and their families in understanding the benefits, resources, and services that are available to them. While this program is especially helpful to those who are new to the military, it’s beneficial to everyone in the community.

L.I.N.K.S. 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 L.I.N.K.S.

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



Throughout the year, MCCS hosts several events for Marines and their families from throughout Hampton Roads, Volunteers are needed for various tasks during these events.  For more information call MCFTB at 757-981-7812



Contact Information

Marine Corps Family Team Building

MCCS Admin Building MCE 2
1251 Yalu Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23515

Phone: 7572888269

Fax: 7574446198

Admin: 7579817812

Main: 7572888269


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