Family Team Building Programs

Family Team Building

    Whether you’re new to the military lifestyle or you’ve been around the block, MCFTB is here to help. MCFTB provides educational resources and services to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of service members and their families.

    MCFTB is comprised of:

    • Family Readiness Program
    • Readiness & Deployment Support
    • LifeSKills
    • L.I.N.K.S.
    • CREDO
    • PREP

    MCFTB is your launching pad when you arrive at Cherry Point! Active Duty, spouses, children, and extended family members will benefit greatly when attending any of our engaging and interactive workshops!

    At MCFTB you will:

    • Get Oriented
    • Get Ready
    • Get Stronger
    • Get Involved

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    Deployment Readiness

    The Readiness & Deployment Support Program (RDSP) offers workshops and special events that empower and educate as well as provide opportunities for fun and networking before, during, and after deployments.

    Deployment Readiness Workshops:

    • Emergency Binder  (Ready for Anything)
    • Family Care Plans
    • Pre-Deployment
    • Mid-Deployment
    • Return and Reunion
    • Strong Marine Couples

    Family Readiness

    The Family Readiness Program is designed to help Marines and families achieve a constant state of personal and family readiness. While the Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is the responsibility of the Commanding Officer (CO) of each unit, MCFTB trains and supports the Command Team, to include the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC), Uniformed Readiness Coordinator (URC) and appointed volunteers.

    Family Readiness Training:

    • Command Team Training
    • Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC)
    • Uniformed Readiness Coordinator (URC)
    • Family Readiness Command Team Advisor/Assistant
    • PII / OPSEC
    • CO/SR Enlisted Spouse
    • Volunteer Management


    LifeSkills training and education offers various workshops that will provide the skills and tools to help enhance personal growth, communication, and education for Marines, Sailors and their families.

    LifeSkills Courses:

    • 4 Lenses
    • Five Love Languages
    • Transforming Stress
    • Realistic Communication
    • Conflict Management
    • Basic and Emergency Auto Care
    • Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)
    • Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

    Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)

    L.I.N.K.S. is a volunteer driven, team-mentoring program that offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle as well as information on resources to help you thrive here at Cherry Point.  This program works best when we have a strong group of spouse volunteers willing to guide and mentor their fellow family members.  If you are interested in volunteering with LINKS, call (252) 466-4637 for more information.

    L.I.N.K.S. Classes:

    • L.I.N.K.S. (Spouses, couples, & family members)
    • L.I.N.K.S. for Marines
    • L.I.N.K.S. for Kids
    • L.I.N.K.S. for Teens
    • L.I.N.K.S. Mentor Training

    Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

    Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is a Chief of Navy Chaplains sponsored relationship enrichment program established in 1971, helping improve job performance and enhancing overall quality of life for active-duty service members and their families. CREDO provides a FREE weekend away within a positive, safe, and supportive environment. CREDO’s goal is to help enrich and strengthen individual’s resiliency skills.

    Schedule of events and a description of the available retreats


    Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)

    PREP 8.0 is designed to help couples achieve their goals in their relationships.  The curriculum builds on the existing strengths of the couple by adding critical life and relationship skills to create a safer and more stable relationship.  Topics include:  Expectations, Commitment, Fun & Friendship, Danger Signs & Time Out, Problem Solving, and more.

    The installation Chapel offers PREP 8.0 as their Together for Life workshop which is a requirement for all active duty under age 26 who are married or planning to marry and are assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point or a supported / tenant command.  ASO 1752.1C.  Call the Chapel at (252) 466-4000.

    Information on the Cherry Point Chapel

    MCFTB can also provide PREP 8.0 courses.  Call (252) 466-4637 for additional information.


    Volunteerism is aligned with Marine Corps Leadership goals by supporting Marines, Sailors, and their families through impact volunteer opportunities that allow them to grow personally and professionally.  Currently HQMC is collaborating with all programs, activities and installations to grow volunteerism for Marines, Sailors and their families in addition to connecting with the surrounding communities.  Volunteerism is paramount to the success of many programs aboard MCAS Cherry Point.  If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities both on and off the installation please contact your Volunteer Coordinator, Jocelyn Jakubowski, at 252-466-4101 or you can email