The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is available to assist enrolled families with upcoming Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. Once Headquarters Marine Corps EFMP alerts us that you have orders, Family Case Workers at your current duty station and the one you’re moving to work together to assist in a smooth transition for your family. We’ll ask you to complete a Warm Hand Off Transition Checklist which identifies any needs you may have at your new duty station before you […]
It’s almost back to school time! Both Carteret and Craven County schools will begin the 2016 – 2017 school year on Monday, August 29th. Getting prepared for the first day of classes is a family effort. Here are some things you can do to help ease your child into the school routine, establish healthy habits, and support learning so your child can be a successful student.
Establish a “school night” bedtime about a week before the start of school. In […]
MCAS Cherry Point’s Personal and Professional Development Program is forging a new path in career development in our military community. In order to provide a strong, resilient Corps, we need strong, resilient Marines, so PPDP wants to help achieve strength and resilience in our Marine community by implementing new approaches through its career services. In January, the P&PD Program began offering the Career Development Facilitator training course to military and civilian professionals involved in preparing Marines for career success during […]
Marine and Family Programs Behavioral Health Holiday Message
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.
The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. The holidays present an array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up […]
Nothing could be finer than a Summer in Eastern Carolina… and we have a variety of summer events just for you!
If you’re looking for a good fishing hole, check out our ponds and water access points. We can’t guarantee any record setting catches, but you’ll have plenty of options and there’s a good chance you’ll spot some of our resident gators. Outdoor Connection Rentals has canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other gear needed for a great day on the […]
Summer is coming and all military families know what that might mean for their family, PCS orders. Time to pick up the family and move. If you’re facing that dreaded task this summer, here are a few tips from the School Liaison Officer to help make your transition as smooth as possible.
Start talking about the upcoming move with your child as soon as you receive your orders. Talk about the positive aspects of moving and experiencing new areas.
Help your child […]
Your newly remodeled Hancock Gym features state of the art equipment from Life Fitness and Sampson Partners. Some new areas to check out during your next visit are a Warm-Up Area, the state of the art Hydration Station, new cardiovascular equipment and a free weight area. The weight lifting section includes multiple cable machines, weight benches, squat racks and an Olympic lifting platform.
During your workout you’ll enjoy 13 new 80-inch HD televisions with live cable feeds and Wi-Fi available throughout […]
Completing my Bachelors of Science in Information Systems Security with a Minor in Management was a tremendous victory and accomplishment for both my professional and personal life. As a 21 year career Marine in the communications field, I have learned the importance of continuous education. Earning my degree has aided me in possessing the knowledge necessary to stay abreast of the intricacies involved in securing information. For example, I am now more equipped to analyze how communication infrastructures work, look […]
Transitioning from the military back to civilian life can prove to be a frightening experience for even the most seasoned Service member. The fog of an uncertain future, anxiety, and frustration are all inherent challenges that may cause immense stress and self-doubt. However, just as our warriors adapt and overcome to accomplish the most dangerous or complex mission while on active duty, these highly skilled and well-trained professionals muster up the resilience and courage find long-term, gainful employment upon completion […]