The Family Readiness Branch at MCLB Barstow provides relevant training to Family Readiness Command Team members, Marines and their families; thereby, reinforcing the pillars of resiliency, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness, and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness.
How Marine Corps Family Team Building Supports Families
Family Readiness Program
Centered primarily on the formal training required for the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program, classes are available for family members interested in becoming more involved in their unit’s program as a volunteer and for active duty members serving in a supporting role of their unit’s program. See all scheduled events here
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)
L.I.N.K.S. provides information to active duty personnel, family members, spouses, significant others and DoD civilian employees on available resources and methods for meeting challenges of the military lifestyle. Read more about L.I.N.K.S. here.
Life Skills Education and Training
Life Skills Training and Education offers various workshops featuring trainings like Basic Stress Management, Building Lasting Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Emergency Preparedness, and 5 Love Languages. Every workshop offers an open and highly interactive atmosphere emphasizing relationship building, communication skills or personal growth. See upcoming events here.
There is no better way to integrate into a new community than by volunteering. Meet new people, serve a good cause, support your neighbors, fill resume gaps, learn new skills, network, and give back to the community. Find more information about volunteering here.
The Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation, or CREDO provides the necessary tools and knowledge to improve and maintain spiritual and personal relationships with yourself and others. It consists of a series of retreats, including those that focus on Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth, and Marriage Enrichment. CREDO believes that continual growth is the key to continual satisfaction with yourself, others and life as a whole.
Find more information about CREDO.
Information & Referral
Whether you are new to the community, experiencing a life event, or need information about your next duty station, Information & Referral/Relocation is here to empower you. Read more here.
Readiness and Deployment Support
Although Marines do not typically deploy from MCLB Barstow, Readiness and Deployment Support Training is available on request. This training offers assistance to units by connecting unit Readiness Coordinators and commands, assisting with family readiness issues, and delivering pre-, during, and post-deployment presentations.
Retired Activities Office
Retired Activities Office acts to ensure Marines, their families, and survivors are provided support and assistance in matters dealing with benefits and entitlements and as a binding link between retired Marines, the Marine Corps, and other agencies that provide assistance to retired service members. Visit the RAO page here.