MCCS August Magazine 2022

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MAGA ZINE Family Summer Fun Series: MCBQ Fire Station Tour EFMP hosts FREE family events Read more on page 10


$500 Increase in Spouse Relicensing Reimbursement Read more on page 20

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Calendar of Events


Family Care


Behavioral Health


Marines, Sailors, and their families.

Family Readiness



Personal & Professional Development


Semper Fit


Marine Corps Exchange




Single Marine Program


MISSION Enables operational readiness through quality programs and businesses that contribute to strengthening the mind, body, and spirit of

To build a positive MCCS experience that is innovative, adaptive, and relevant.

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We make every effort to provide accurate information in this publication. In the event that a program or activity changes, we will post the current information on our website and Facebook page. MCCS encourages and supports the participation of individuals of all abilities in its programs and facilities. Please call if you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate.

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August is National Wellness Month All Month | MCB Quantico | 703.784.2570 Back to School Bowling Special All Month | Leatherneck Lanes | 703.784.2210 Co-Ed Flag Football Registration Begins 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Youth Sports Center | 703.784.9756 AUGUST 2

Storytime with the Library All Day | VIRTUAL | 703.784.4348 Flag Football League Meeting (IS) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | BPAC, Health Promo Room | 703.784.4262 AUGUST 3

Intramural Golf League 8:45 AM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.4262 EFMP Family Summer Fun: Take Flight 9:00-11:00 AM | MCAF Hangar | 703.784.9395 Active Duty Practice w/Pros 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 Pub Night 4:00-8:00 PM | TCAQ Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 AUGUST 4

Thursday Golf League 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 Transition Support Group (CCC) 9:00-10:00 AM | Little Hall and Benjamin Hall | 703.784.2570 Thursday Summer Movie Matinee 3:00 PM | Little Hall Theater | 703.784.2638 Independence Day Celebration AUGUST 5

Thursday Golf League 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 Transition Support Group (CCC) 9:00-10:00 AM | Little Hall and Benjamin Hall | 703.784.2570 AUGUST 6

SMP Fredericksburg SPCA - Volunteers 9:00 AM - NOON | Fredericksburg, VA | 703.432.0363 SMP Prince William Forest Park - Volunteers 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Triangle, VA | 703.432.0363 6



First Day of School (K, 6, 9) - Stafford All Day | Stafford | 703.784.4729 Storytime with the Quantico Base Library All Day | VIRTUAL | 703.784.4348 SMP Base Clean-Up Event 7:30-9:30 AM | MCB Quantico | 703.432.0363 Survivors Benefit Plan (SBP) 9:00-11:00 AM | Voluntary Education Center | 703.784.4963 Taco Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Main Side Rec Ctr | 703.432.0363 EFMP Lunch & Learn: Special Ed Overview, IEP's NOON-1:00 PM | VIRTUAL-Adobe Connect | 703.784.9395 L.I.N.K.S. New Volunteer Orientation (MCFTB) 4:00-5:00 PM | VIRTUAL-Adobe Connect | 703.784.9422 L.I.N.K.S. Team Meeting (MCFTB) 5:30-6:30 PM | VIRTUAL-Adobe Connect | 703.784.9422 AUGUST 10

First Day of School (1-5, 7-8, 10-12) Stafford All Day | Stafford | 703.784.4729 First Day of School - Spotsylvania All Day | Spotsylvania | 703.784.4729 Intramural Golf League 8:45 AM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.4262 10 Steps to a Federal Job Workshop NOON-4:00PM | Religious Family Services Ctr | 703.784.4963 All You Can Eat Pasta Night 4:00-7:00 PM | The Clubs at Quantico | 703.784.4264 Pub Night 4:00-8:00 PM | Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 AUGUST 11

Thursday Golf League 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 Transition Support Group (CCC) 9:00-10:00 AM | Little Hall and Benjamin Hall | 703.784.2570 EFMP Family Summer Fun: Bark at the Park 9:00-11:00 AM | Barnett Field Pavilion | 703.784.9395 PCS CONUS (NOT inc. Alaska/Hawaii) (P&PD) 9:00-11:00 AM | Religious Family Services Ctr | 703.784.4962


Pub Night 3:00-8:00 PM | TCAQ Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 AUGUST 13

SMP SAWs - Volunteers 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Fredericksburg, VA | 703.432.0363 Zumba Saturdays 9:30-10:30 AM | Barber Physical Activity Center | 703.432.0590 SMP National Aquarium Trip 10:00 AM | Baltimore, MD | 703.432.0363 The Batman Movie Marathon 5:00-8:00 PM | Main Side Rec Ctr | 703.432.0363 AUGUST 14

The Batman Movie Marathon 1:00-7:00 PM | Main Side Rec Ctr | 703.432.0363 AUGUST 15

Boots to Business (P&PD) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Religious Family Services Ctr | 703.784.4963 AUGUST 16

Storytime with the Quantico Base Library All Day | VIRTUAL | 703.784.4348 Prime for Life 4.5 Workshop (CSACC) 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM | Little Hall, FAP Classroom 2 | 703.784.3502 EFMP Crafts & Conversations 9:30-11:30 AM | Mulligan's Grill | 703.784.9395 Say What? Workshop (MCFTB) 1:00-4:00 PM | USO Mainside | 703.784.1303 AUGUST 17

Intramural Golf League 8:45 AM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.4262 SMP Fishing Charter Trip 9:00 AM | Baltimore, MD | 703.432.0363 Commander's Welcome Aboard Brief 9:00-11:00 AM | The Clubs at Quantico | 703.784.4961 Pub Night 3:00-8:00 PM | TCAQ Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 AUGUST 18

Thursday Golf League 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 MCCS |



Transition Support Group (CCC) 9:00-10:00 AM | Little Hall and Benjamin Hall | 703.784.2570 AUGUST 19

Veterans Golf Tournament 6.0 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 Baby Boot Camp (NPSP) 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM | Little Hall, NPSP Room | 703.784.4248 Pub Night 3:00-8:00 PM | Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 USO Movies on the Lawn - Bad Guys (PG) 8:45 PM | Barnett Field | 571.406.6183 AUGUST 20

SMP Fredericksburg SPCA - Volunteers 9:00 AM - NOON | Fredericksburg, VA | 703.432.0363 SMP Prince William Forest Park - Volunteers 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Triangle, VA | 703.432.0363 Zumba Saturdays 9:30-10:30 AM | Barber Physical Activity Center | 703.432.0590 Anchorman Movie Marathon 2:00-7:00 PM | Main Side Rec Ctr | 703.432.0363 AUGUST 21

Anchorman Movie Marathon 2:00-7:00 PM | Main Side Rec Ctr | 703.432.0363 AUGUST 22

First Day of School - Prince William Cnty All Day | Prince William County | 703.784.4729 First Day of School - DoDEA All Day | DoDEA | 703.784.4729 AUGUST 23

Storytime with the Quantico Base Library All Day | VIRTUAL | 703.784.4348 EFMP Lunch & Learn: Supplement Security Income NOON-1:00 PM | VIRTUAL | 703.784.9395 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) & Retirement (P&PD) 1:00-3:00 PM | Religious Family Services Ctr | 703.784.4963 AUGUST 24

Intramural Golf League 8:45 AM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.4262 Pub Night 3:00-8:00 PM | TCAQ Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 8



Transition Support Group (CCC) 9:00-10:00 AM | Little Hall and Benjamin Hall | 703.784.2570 Ready, Set, Prepare (MCFTB) 9:30 AM - NOON | USO Mainside | 703.784.1303 Thursday Golf League 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.2424 AUGUST 26

Within My Reach Class 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Little Hall, FAP Classroom 2 | 703.784.2570 SMP Downtown Fredericksburg Trip 10:00 AM | Fredericksburg, VA | 703.432.0363 Pub Night 3:00-8:00 PM | Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264 AUGUST 27

SMP SAWs - Volunteering 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Fredericksburg, VA | 703.432.0363 AUGUST 30

Storytime with the Quantico Base Library All Day | VIRTUAL | 703.784.4348 AUGUST 31

Intramural Golf League 8:45 AM | Medal of Honor Golf Course | 703.784.4262 Toddler Time (NPSP) 9:30-10:30 AM | Little Hall, NPSP Room | 703.784.4248 Baby & Me (NPSP) 1:00-2:00 PM | Little Hall, NPSP Room | 703.784.4248 Mongolian BBQ Night 4:00-7:00 PM | The Clubs at Quantico | 703.784.4264 Pub Night 3:00-8:00 PM | TCAQ Officers/SNCO Lounge | 703.784.4264




EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP) 2034 Barnett Ave. 703.784.9395 @EFMPQuantico

AUG 3 | 9:00-11:00 AM | MCAF HANGAR EFMP FAMILY SUMMER FUN: TAKE FLIGHT Take Flight will include a trip to the Marine Corps Air Facility hangar, a visit with one of the pilots from HMX-1 (the Presidential helicopter squadron) and an up-close look at some of the aircraft and equipment used at the Marine Corps Air Facility. We'll talk about the science of flight, learn a little about how different wings can affect flight, and provide important information for adults about Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supports for families, and special needs individuals. Register on Eventbrite. AUG 11 | 9:00-11:00 AM | BARNETT FIELD PAVILION EFMP FAMILY SUMMER FUN: BARK AT THE PARK EFMP is delighted to close our Family Summer Fun series with a visit from the Military Working Dogs and their handlers from Security Battalion. We'll enjoy a demonstration of the amazing prowess of the dogs and their human handlers, a discussion about approaching unknown dogs, and pet safety. We'll also discuss Service Animals and the legal protections that are available for service animals vs. therapy animals and emotional support animals. Register on Eventbrite.

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Family Summer Fun July events. Top: Sensory-Friendly Firehouse Tour. Bottom: Inclusive Golf Lesson. Right: All About Weather.


AUG 16 | 9:30-11:30 AM | MULLIGAN'S GRILL EFMP CRAFTS & CONVERSATIONS Parts of self-care is taking time to do things you enjoy, and have time to laugh with friends. That’s exactly the idea behind our new “Crafts & Conversations”. Whether you’re a master crafter, or just getting started, this is an opportunity to come out, make something fun, and have conversations with fellow adults. We’ll supply the idea and materials. Your children can join us; we’ll have something for them, too. Must be a DoD ID Cardholder. Register on Eventbrite. Also, check out our EFMP Facebook page for more information. AUG 23 | NOON-1:00 PM VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: SUPPLEMENTAL AUG 9 | NOON-1:00 PM SECURITY INCOME & MEDICAID SPECIAL EDUCATION OVERVIEW, ORGANIZING IEP’S This is a brief workshop for EFMP families about EFMP’s Training Education Outreach Specialists Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Medicaid (TEOSs) have developed an organization and Waiver processes. documentation plan for anyone with an Individual Education Program (IEP), Individual Family Service Password: EFMP Plan (IFSP), or 504 Plan, with the focus on our military families who face frequent moves and may need to manage moving and a new IEP at a new school, all at the same time. Password: EFMP


CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS (CYP) CDC North: 3311 Purvis Rd. 703.784.4470 @QuanticoCYP

CDC South: 3314 Purvis Rd. 703.784.3652

FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER RECRUITMENT The Family Child Care Program will help you launch this lucrative business inside your base quarters. The FCC Program will train, support, license, monitor, and provide clients for your child care business. There is a great demand for child care, especially for infants. For more information, call 703.784.2011.


2022-23 SCHOOL AGE CARE (SAC) Registration for the SAC Before/After School program for the 2022-23 academic year is open. Please register for enrollment online at or contact our Resource & Referral office at 571.424.3746 / 571.424.3562 if you have questions or need assistance.

3312 Purvis Rd. 703.784.9756 / 703.784.5637


AUG 1 - SEP 9 CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION $65 | Ages 5-14 Register at the Youth Sports Office or on Eventbrite Season Dates: Oct 3 - Dec 3 MCCS |



SCHOOL LIAISON PROGRAM (SLP) 2034 Barnett Ave. 703.784.4729


The School Liaison Program (SLP) is a great resource for military families and children in grades K-12. This program assists military families with information and resources on Virginia K-12 education. In addition to family services, the SLP collaborates with different schools in the area to support their mission of educating both military and civilian students. SLP also works closely with the Virginia Department of Education to improve policies affecting the education and graduation rates of incoming military students. The Quantico School Liaison Program services families and students attending Quantico Base Schools, Fredericksburg City, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, and Prince William County. SCHOOL REGISTRATION — ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER New to the area? Register for school now if you haven’t already done so! Do not wait until the last minute. School Liaisons can help you with the registration process for your new school if you need assistance. First day of school for local school divisions: Stafford County

August 9 — First Day for students in K, 6, 9 August 10 — First Day for students in 1-5; 7-8; 10-12

Spotsylvania County

August 10


August 22

Prince William County

August 22

VIRGINIA SCHOOL QUALITY PROFILE INFORMATION Virginia’s School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. Report cards are available for schools, school divisions and for the commonwealth for informational purposes. If you are interested in your school’s report card and how they compare to other schools in the division visit HOME EDUCATOR’S ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA (HEAV) Looking for information on homeschooling in Virginia? Need to know about the Virginia homeschool laws, or the Virginia homeschool testing requirements? Are you taking your child out of school to begin homeschooling? Or are you a veteran homeschooler needing some extra homeschool support? Home Educators Association of Virginia has more than 2,000 web pages of Virginia homeschool information, resources, field-trip ideas, and more! If you would like more information on homeschooling your child in Virginia visit VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR PRIVATE EDUCATION (VCPE) VCPE oversees accreditation of private preschool, elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCPE facilitates a statewide framework for communication and cooperation among private schools, their public school counterparts, state and local governments, and other agencies and organizations. If you are interested in finding an accredited private school in the Commonwealth of Virginia you can visit




Stay Connected and Informed on Your Child's Education Article by HQ MCCS. For more Family Care resources go to:

A new school year is about to begin and you might be wondering how to stay up-to-date on the latest information from the school. Here are some suggestions for connecting with your school. 1. ATTEND BACK-TO- SCHOOL EVENTS. At the start of a new school year, schools may have an open house, meet and greet, or some sort of back-to-school event for parents and students. Plan on attending. You will meet teachers, administrators, specialists, and other school staff members. Important information about the upcoming school year will be shared. 2. FOLLOW THE SCHOOL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Most schools have social media pages and pass information through these platforms. Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following the school’s pages. 3. CHECK OUT THE SCHOOL AND DISTRICT’S WEBSITES. The websites will share important information such as bell schedules, school calendar, contact information, extracurricular activities, FAQs, and more. 4. SIGN UP TO BE ON THE SCHOOL’S EMAIL/ PHONE DISTRIBUTION ROSTERS. For most schools, signing up is part of the enrollment process and parents don’t have to do anything else. Verify with your school that you are on the roster to receive automated school notifications.

5. ATTEND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. By attending these events, you can informally chat and get to know school staff members, meet other parents and coaches, and hear announcements. 6. UTILIZE WEB-BASED GRADEBOOKS. If your child’s school uses a web-based gradebook, log in on a regular basis to track attendance, completion of homework, upcoming assignments, and grades. 7. CHECK BACKPACKS. Kids aren’t always reliable when giving parents paperwork from school. Always check backpacks for notes from the teachers, permission forms, assignments, and other paperwork from the school. 8. VOLUNTEER AT THE SCHOOL. Volunteering is a great way to interact with the school and can connect you with other parents and school personnel. Some schools have parent/educator associations. Check to see if your school does. You can volunteer for PEA events or attend meetings to learn about school events. Staying connected with your child’s school will show your child that education is important Connect with the school as soon as possible and have a great school year. If you have questions or need additional ideas, reach out to your School Liaison.





2034 Barnett Ave., Little Hall 24009 Montezuma Ave., Cox Hall, West Side

AUG 5 | 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM INCIDENT DETERMINATION COMMITTEE (IDC) Little Hall/FAP Classroom 2 Training fulfills MCO and IG requirements for all commanders within 90 days of assuming command, newly appointed IDC voting members, and annual refresher training requirements. Training focuses on domestic violence and child abuse prevention and the IDC process when allegations are reported to FAP. Open to all, but primarily for senior military leadership and IDC participants.

703.784.2570 703.432.6442


AUG 26 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM WITHIN OUR REACH (RELATIONSHIP CLASS FOR COUPLES) Little Hall/FAP Classroom 2 Workshop helps couples identify thoughts and behaviors that are associated with successful relationships. The many activities emphasize on commitment, expectations, and the maintenance of a strong positive relationship (such as through friendship, fun, and connection).

While we make every effort to conduct professional learning events on the dates and locations advertised, they are subject to change without prior notice. Classes or events may change or cancel due factors beyond our control. We will attempt to notify registrants to limit client inconvenience. Please contact 703-784-2570 for more information.


@QuanticoNPSP 2034 Barnett Ave., Little Hall 703.784.4248 All classes are held in Little Hall, NPSP activity room. Call to pre-register for all NPSP courses. AUG 5 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM BREASTFEEDING BASICS Learn how to take care of yourself and your baby during pregnancy. In class #1, the focus is on breastfeeding. Class #2 focuses on labor preparation, including relaxation and breathing. Come to one or both classes. Both classes are for expectant moms and dads! Recommended for the last trimester of pregnancy. AUG 5 | 1:30-4:00 PM IMPACT Learn the behavioral, social, and emotional effects of family violence on children. Learn encouraging ways to help children heal and build strong and healthy relationships. AUG 19 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM BABY BOOT CAMP Learn about the first few months of your baby’s life and the fulfillment of being a parent. Learn how to diaper, bath, dress, and feed a baby. Learn ways to communicate with your baby, how to calm a fussy baby, and when to call the doctor. Learn how positive parenting is important for infant development. Focus on what to expect when you bring your baby home. This class is for both expectant moms and dads!



AUG 31 | 9:30-10:30 AM TODDLER TIME (AGES 1-3) Interactive playgroup for children ages 1-3 and their parents. Enjoy meeting other parents in a child friendly environment. AUG 31 | 1:00-2:00 PM BABY & ME (0-12 MONTHS) Network with other parents with newborns and infants. Learn about Infant stimulation, infant massage, infant sign language, music and your baby, and other topic of interest to parents with children ages 0-12 months old.




COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM (CCP) 2034 Barnett Ave., Little Hall 24009 Montezuma Ave., Cox Hall, West Side

703.784.3523 703.432.6442

This month focuses on self-care, stress management, and creating healthy routines. If, you are struggling with overwhelming stress, work/life balance, or taking care of your mental wellness, please reach out to us and make an appointment to speak to one of our licensed counselors. EVERY THURSDAY | 9:00-10:00 AM TRANSITION SUPPORT GROUP Little Hall (Main Side) and Benjamin Hall (West Side) This group is aimed at supporting service members who are in the administrative separation or medication separation process and are in need of support, coping skills, or resources. No appointment needed.


703.784.3502 / 703.784.3503 / 703.784.3504

Prime for Life 4.5 is an evidenced-based, interactive program that affords participants the opportunity to learn how to reduce risk for any type of alcohol or drug problem. It affords participants valuable information for a self-assessment regarding their alcohol and drug use in a non-judgmental environment. This course can be completed in-person or online (self-paced). AUG 16, SEPT 6, OCT 3 | 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Little Hall/FAP Classroom 2 Participants signing up for this course, must not have been involved in an alcohol or drug-related incident. Open to all active duty, their family members, and DoD civilians. Must be 18 years of age to participate. To register for the in-person or online courses, call 703.784.3502. Space is limited to eight people per class.




AFTER HOURS CONCERT SERIES Volunteers will assist with hospitality assignments throughout the venue; including front gate ticket scanning, will call, ID checking/wrist banding, VIP guest seating, beer serving/pouring, wine serving, chit sales, gate attendant (VIP experience, party porch/sponsor, season pass holder). Volunteer opportunity is open to all over the age of 21. FREDERICKSBURG SPCA A no kill shelter that works to provide temporary shelter to animals while they wait for their forever homes. SAWs VA SAWs Virginia is an all-volunteer nonprofit that builds wheelchair ramps for persons with long-term disabilities who cannot afford one on their own.


The Quantico Volunteer Program is open to active duty personnel, family members, retirees, veterans, and civilian employees. The information provided on nonFederal volunteer opportunities does not imply official DoD or USMC endorsement. All personnel must be in an approved off duty status to volunteer. NAVY MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY If you are looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community, learn new skills, and make friends, NMCRS Quantico is looking for you! Join our Quantico Team! Prior NMCRS experience is not required and all training is provided on the job. FREDERICKSBURG FOOD BANK Are you looking for something to get into? Looking to get involved but not wanting to spend time in our warehouse? Good news! We’ve updated our Mobile Pantry Stops, and volunteer opportunities are up and ready for the taking! Feel free to give the opportunities a look, and please do sign up if you are able to be of help! You can find links to these opportunities below, and a small bit of other, relevant information as well.

L.I.N.K.S. L.I.N.K.S. is supported by and gains its successes from its many dedicated volunteers. Learn more about L.I.N.K.S. volunteer opportunities - mentoring, office support, session support and classroom logistics and hospitality. Build your resume, meet new people and make a difference in someone's life. If you're interested, attend the L.I.N.K.S. Virtual volunteer orientation or email, We look forward to meeting you! Other upcoming and ongoing opportunities include: USO, Habitat for Humanity, and many more. Visit the Volunteer Program MCCS web page or scan the QR code to fill out the volunteer application. Send your application to, or drop off in Little Hall Room 204. Upcoming volunteer opportunities are sent out on a weekly basis. Please let us know if you wish to be added to the distro list.

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MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING 2034 Barnett Ave., Little Hall 703.784.9422 @QuanticoMCFTB

All virtual classes require you to download the FREE Adobe Connect App. Registration is open on Eventbrite until two days prior to the events. AUG 9 | 4:00-5:00 PM L.I.N.K.S. NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - VIRTUAL Volunteer opportunities consist of mentoring, office support, session support and hospitality. Add new skills to your resume, meet new people, and make a difference in your community. Join our team and become a part of a positive force for mission readiness! AUG 9 | 5:30-6:30 PM L.I.N.K.S. TEAM MEETING - VIRTUAL The Quantico L.I.N.K.S. Team is seeking new Team members to help us serve our military community aboard MCB Quantico. Bring your inspiration and ideas and help us find new and creative ways of enhancing our program. Join our L.I.N.K.S. team and make a difference! AUG 16 | 1:00-4:00 PM SAY WHAT? USO Quantico Main Join us to hone effective communication skills for your work and home. Active listening techniques, conversational skills, intergenerational communication differences, and etiquette for in-person engagement are just a few of the skills you’ll learn in “Say What?” Enrich your communication in your personal and professional lives.

AUG 25 | 9:30 AM - NOON READY, SET, PREPARE USO Quantico Main Preparation is key to overcoming, and sometimes surviving, natural disasters and hazards. Ready, Set, Prepare shows learners how to plan and prepare for the unexpected while keeping families safe as possible. Classes that are available by appointment: PRE-DEPLOYMENT BRIEF Highlights personal and family preparation including important documents, emergency communication, money management, and operational security, sources of assistance, and information and referral resources are provided. RE-INTEGRATION BRIEF Families will find a healthy way to reconnect when their Service Member returns from deployment. This includes answers about homecoming, celebration suggestions, and possible concerns about the effects of deployment.

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Marine Corps Spouse Professional Relicensing Reimbursement Policy Change Article by HQ MCCS. For more Family Readiness resources go to:

In February 2020, the Marine Corps updated its policy increasing the allowable amount for reimbursement of licensure expenses resulting from a permanent change of station (PCS) move, from $500 to $1,000. Professional licensing expenses can be a financial burden to military families with each PCS move. As of 2 June 2022, the USMC reimbursed 321 Marine families $125,555 since its inception. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? • Reimbursements are for licensing costs incurred by spouses PCSing to another state. • Marines may be reimbursed up to $500 for PCS orders effective 12 December 2017 to 19 December 2019 or up to $1,000 for orders effective 20 December 2019 or later. • Reimbursements will continue for orders effective through 31 December 2024. • This is a one-time reimbursement for each PCS move. • Licensure renewal must be for the same profession a spouse engaged in while at a previous duty station. WHAT IS A QUALIFYING EXPENSE? When moving to a new state, spouses accompanying their Marine may need to update a license or certification according to the new state’s requirements. This provision will help alleviate the financial load of recertification or licensing. Marines and their spouses may take advantage of this program with each qualifying move. Qualifying costs for this program must be: • Imposed by the Marine’s new duty station state for a spouse to secure a license or certification to continue working in the same profession from the state of the previous duty station. • Incurred or paid by the member or spouse to secure the license or certification from the state of the new duty station after the date PCS orders are issued. HOW DOES IT WORK? Spouses who wish to take advantage of this provision may begin the process by bringing the following documentation to their local on-base Personnel Administration Office: • A copy of PCS orders • A copy of previous certification/license • A copy of the new recertification/relicensing document • Receipt showing recertification/relicensing fees Additional details of the reimbursement policy can be found in MARADMIN 091/20 and by contacting your local Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) office. For guidance on state laws regarding professional licensing, visit







2040 Broadway St. 703.784.4348 @QuanticoBaseLibrary


VOLUNTARY EDUCATION CENTER (VEC) 3088 Roan St. 703.784.3340





7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CLOSED







AUG 2 | 11:30 AM INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE MEETING League organization, team registration, and rules will be discussed. Registration deadline is August 23. Season begins September 7. Open to active duty, dependents (18+), and DoD civilians assigned to MCB Quantico. AUG 27-28 BATTLE OF THE BASES | JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING This is annual softball tournament sponsored by the Washington Nationals for active duty military in the National Capital Region. Quantico will conduct tryouts (TBD) to select two all-star teams to represent the Installation. The Battle of the Bases Championship game is set for Sunday, October 2, following the Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies. We still have many more Intramural Softball games for you and your family to watch at Barnett Field this summer! Monday - Thursday, 5:30 & 6:30 PM. INTRAMURAL SPORT ANNUAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Marines and civilians from Marine Corps Systems Command won first place in our annual golf championship at the Medal of Honor Golf Course on July 20.

Photo credit: Cpl. Mitchell Johnson

PHYSICAL FITNESS 2073 Barnett Ave.

703.784.2339 / 703.432.0590


AUG 13 & 20 | 9:30-10:30 AM ZUMBA SATURDAYS Have a fun and lively workout! Zumba is a dance fitness format that uses international music and moves that are fun for all levels and will help relieve stress and burn calories.





2073 Barnett Ave. 703.784.3780 / 703.784.2869 @QuanticoBPAC

Open to active duty, reservists, family members, retirees, and civilian employees. AUG 3 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM VIRTUAL NUTRITION CLASS Learn how to improve your diet and have more energy! Drop-ins are welcomed, but registration is preferred. This class takes place the 1st Wednesday of every month. FUELED FOR FITNESS 2022 During the week of July 18, the Semper Fit Dietitian, Assistant Fitness Director and volunteers taught kids how to prepare and enjoy healthy snacks and had a ton of fun doing fitness activities.

Photo Credit: Yanira Holguin

Top Right: Volunteer, Zavier Mims ensures the kids enjoy the fruits of their labor - "Oishi desu" in Japanese means "It's delicious." Bottom Left: Cpl Finch helping the kids decorate their masterpiece watermelon pizzas with beautiful toppings. Bottom Right: PO2 Duncan encouraging the kids to enjoy their veggies in a creative way with cucumber sushi.





3500 Russell Rd. 703.432.8800 SUN-SAT: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM @QuanticoMCX

AUG 10-23 BACK TO SCHOOL SALE AUG 24 - SEP 6 LABOR DAY SALE SEP 17 | SAVE THE DATE MCX 125TH ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY This event will be open to DoD ID card holders and family members. Follow us on Facebook for more event details, @QuanticoMCX.




QUANTICO MARINA & OUTDOOR GEAR RENTALS Bldg. 25, Potomac Ave. 703.784.5718 @MCCSQuanticoMarina

THU-MON: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM TUE-WED: Closed

On site rentals are available. The Marina has three different pontoon boats available for rent. Weekday and weekend rental rates, launching straight from the Marina. All patrons must be at least six years old to go onto the Potomac River and 12 years old to be in their own watercraft. Unit PTs are available for kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding, please contact Kate Cutshall,


2034 Barnett Ave. 703.784.2279 THU-FRI: 6 PM | SAT & SUN: 2 PM & 6 PM

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AUG 4 | 3:00 PM $3 THURSDAY SUMMER MATINEE Minions: Rise of Gru (PG). Reserve tickets on Eventbrite.

LEATHERNECK LANES BOWLING CENTER 2034 Barnett Ave. 703.784.2210


TUE-THU: 3-9 PM SAT: 1-11 PM

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL All Month | 3:00-5:00 PM Only $5 for kids through grade 12. Includes 1.5 hours of bowling and shoe rental.

KIDS BOWL FREE Through August 5 (Tuesday - Friday) | 1:00-6:00 PM Registered kids receive two FREE games of bowling all summer long. Children 15 and under. Register online:

SUN: 1-5 PM


3500 Russell Rd. 703.432.8850

MON-FRI: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM SAT: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM SUN: CLOSED

Kings Dominion Season Gold Passes are HERE! Gold Passes including parking. All ages three and up are $86.50. Gate price: $99






3313 Fuller Heights Rd. Open to public.



@MedalofHonorGolfCourse AUG 4, 11, 18, 25 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM THURSDAY GOLF LEAGUE


QUANTICO 50M POOL Dunlap Circle. @QuanticoPool


LAST DAY OF THE SEASON: SEPTEMBER 6 LAP SWIM Monday - Friday | 5:30 AM - 1:00 PM RECREATION SWIM Monday, Thursday, & Friday | 1:00-6:00 PM Saturday & Holidays | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sundays | NOON-6:00 PM




VOLUNTEERS AUGUST 9 Base Clean-Up 7:30-9:30 AM

AUGUST 26 Downtown Fredericksburg Trip 10:00 AM

AUGUST 6, 20 SPCA Fredericksburg, VA 7:30-9:30 AM

AUGUST 13, 27 SAWs Volunteering Fredericksburg, VA 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

AUGUST 6, 20 Prince William Forest Park 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


AUGUST 13 National Aquarium Baltimore, MD 10:00 AM

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AUGUST 17 Fishing Charter Baltimore, MD 9:00 AM

EVENTS AUGUST 9 Taco Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AUGUST 20 & 21 Anchorman 1 & 2 2:00-7:00 PM

AUGUST 13 & 14 The Batman Movie 5:00-8:00 PM Main Side Recreation Center 206 Nicholas Road (Bldg. 206) Open Daily | 10 AM - 8 PM 703.432.0363


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