Family Readiness Services provides ways for Marines, Sailors, and their Families to build valuable problem-solving skills and find helping resources. Problem-solving skills are an essential aspect of workshops led by Marine Corps 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 your launching pad when you arrive at Yuma! Active Duty, spouses, children, and extended family members will benefit greatly when attending any of our engaging and interactive workshops!

Readiness & Deployment Support

Readiness & Deployment Support is a collection of trainings/briefs designed to educate and prepare military personnel and their families to cope with the changes and challenges of all types of deployments and family separations. Designed specifically for Marines, families and extended family members, these programs increase awareness of relevant readiness issues while offering individual creative solutions to build a healthier family and ensure all are aware of the vast resources available to them as Marine Corps families. Additionally, briefs provide an opportunity for Marines and their families to meet the Command team members, and the Deployment Readiness Coordinator who all provide support to Marines and Families throughout any type of deployment.

A continuum of readiness education including pre-, during-, and post-deployment support at the unit level for Marines and their entire family: spouse, children, and extended family members.

Family Readiness

Family readiness is a combat multiplier, equally as important as individual, equipment and combat readiness.

It is the responsibility of the individual Marine and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events. They are supported by the enduring partnership between the unit’s Family Readiness Command Team and Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB).

Know Your Deployment Readiness Coordinator

Every unit aboard MCAS Yuma has a designated DRC to communicate official information and provide referral assistance to Marines and their families. If you have any questions, feel free to call us.

Family Readiness Training

The Family Readiness Program Trainer provides training for Command Teams, Deployment Readiness Coordinators, Uniformed Readiness Coordinators and Family Readiness Volunteers in accordance with MCO 1754.9B.

Command Team Training

This class is required for all new members to the Command Team. The Command Team Training Course is designed to guide new Command Team members in their roles and responsibilities as well as provide information to implement a successful Unit Personal Family Readiness Program. Unit-specific courses may be requested.

Family Readiness Assistant & Command Team Advisor Training

The Command Team Advisor and Family Readiness Assistant course is designed to help new Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants in their roles and responsibilities as part of the Command Team, as well as provide information to implement a successful Unit Personal Family Readiness Program. It is required within 60 days of being appointed.

OPSEC & PII Training

Personally Identifiable Information & Operations Security Training (PII/OPSEC) as a Command Team volunteer, this workshop is required within 45 days of appointment and on an annual basis. This affords the volunteer the ability to serve as a designated command representative with knowledge and understanding of PII/OPSEC as it pertains to keeping Marines and their families safe.

Life Skills

We offer a variety of workshops to help Service members and their families enhance their interpersonal and basic technical skills to get more out of life. LifeSkills focuses heavily on educating around personality types, improving communication skills (especially during deployments), and building successful relationships. We’ll teach you how to change a tire or jump-start a vehicle, too.


  • Offers Marine and family referrals to enhance community capacity.
  • LifeSkills includes four training series; communication, impact, relationship and wellness and is available both as instructor-led and computer based training.
  • Participants gain skills to effectively handle personal, professional, or relationship focused situations.
  • Provides collaborative curriculum and partnerships throughout installation services.
  • LifeSkills training and education partners with several services to promote a healthy well-being of the individual. Partnerships include Family Care Branch, Behavioral Health, Semper Fit, and chaplain corps to most effectively meet the needs of our community.


Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (LINKS) is a volunteer-based, team-mentoring program, designed to teach participants about navigating the unique challenges of life in the military. The curriculum assists Service members and their families in understanding the benefits, resources, and services that are available to them. While this program is especially helpful to those who are new to the military, it’s beneficial to everyone in the community.

LINKS provides a positive environment for Marines and their families to learn to manage the demands of the Marine Corps lifestyle, and to work together as a team in balancing family needs while meeting Marine Corps expectations. Get oriented with LINKS.

All Marines, spouses, children, teens, and parents of Marines are eligible to participate in LINKS. All branches of the military (USCG, USN, USAF, U.S. Army, and their family members) as well as civilians stationed on or near MCAS Yuma are eligible to attend LINKS and all other MCFTB programs.


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 Yuma.  If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities both on and off the installation please contact your Installation Volunteer Coordinator.

Contact Information

Marine Corps Family Team Building

598 Narr Ave
Yuma, AZ 85365

Phone: 9282696550

DSN: 2696550

Chaplain Programs (PREP & CREDO): 9282693454


Follow Marine Corps Family Team Building:

Monday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Tuesday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Thursday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Friday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday CLOSED
Closed Federal Holidays
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