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Marine Corps Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building

The mission and focus of Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) is to improve the quality of life for our service members and their families by providing reliable, high quality programs and services that promote healthy lifestyles and improve morale, unit and personal readiness and retention.

Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) and Installation Volunteer Program

The Unit, Personal, & Family Readiness Program (MCO 1754.9B) educates and empowers Marines, Sailors, and family members through training and workshops to achieve and maintain readiness and resiliency in response to mission, life, and career events unique to the military lifestyle. This is achieved through the UPFRP tenets: official communication, readiness & resource support, deployment support, and volunteer management.

Lifeskills Training Program

The LifeSkills Training & Education Program facilitates workshops that offer opportunities for personal and professional growth, emphasizing skill building in areas such as leadership, communication, resilience, relationship effectiveness and overall readiness. Every workshop offers an open and highly interactive atmosphere, where participants are in the driver’s seat. Classes are geared toward every demographic, catering to those who are single, married, or anywhere in between. With curriculum designed by Best Selling authors and highly acclaimed personal development groups, these workshops can generate results that impact every aspect of a participant’s life.


Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge & Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is an official Marine Corps program which helps families connect to the Corps. The Marine Corps has expanded its definition of family, to include the family Marines were born into, sworn into, and married into. The L.I.N.K.S. program now offers multiple classes to accommodate all aspects of a Marine’s family: L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses, L.I.N.K.S. for Teens, L.I.N.K.S. for School-Age Kids, L.I.N.K.S. for Marines, and L.I.N.K.S. for Marine Parents and Extended Family. 


P.R.E.P. is a free workshop that teaches strategies to help you build and enhance your relationships.

Readiness & Deployment Support

Readiness and Deployment Support Trainers (RDST) at Twentynine Palms provide a variety of classes, workshops, and briefs that discuss a variety of readiness education and deployment support issues. Readiness and Deployment Support Training offers assistance to units by connecting Deployment Readiness Officers (DRCs) and commands, assisting with family readiness issues, and delivering pre, during, and post-deployment presentation along with the “Strong Marine Couples” reintegration workshop, which addresses the challenges of reuniting in a safe, relaxed environment.