Marine Corps Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB)  provides educational resources and services to promote personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marines, Sailors, and their families.  Whether you're new to the military lifestyle or you're a seasoned family member, MCFTB is here to help!  For additional information, please contact the MCFTB Director at 229-639-5767 or the MCFTB Trainer at 229-639-7935.

MCFTB includes the following:

  • Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP)
  • Readiness & Deployment Support Program (RDSP)
  • LifeSkills
  • L.I.N.K.S.
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Unit, Personal & Family Readiness Program (UPFRP)

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

  • Command Team Training
  • Uniformed Readiness Coordinator (URC) Training
  • Family Readiness Command Team Advisor/Assistant Training
  • PII/OPSEC Training
Readiness & Deployment Support Program (RDSP)

As part of the supporting establishment, MCLB Albany units do not deploy as a whole.  Rather, individual service members may deploy as an Individual Augmentee (IA).  In these instances, the RDSP works in conjunction with the unit's URC to offer briefs and workshops that empower and educate service members and their families during all stages of a deployment.

Deployment Readiness Workshops:

  • Family Care Plans
  • Pre-Deployment
  • Mid-Deployment
  • Return and Reunion
  • Strong Marine Couples
LifeSkills Training

The LifeSkills Training & Education Program facilitates a myriad of workshops that offer opportunities for personal and professional growth that cover a broad spectrum of life competencies in areas of communication, impact, relationships, and wellness.

A sample of LifeSkills classes are:

  • Basic Anger Management
  • Basic Stress Management
  • Bridging the Generation Gap
  • Say What?
  • Real Relationships
  • 4 Lenses Personality Assessment

Additional classes are available upon request. For more information, please contact the MCFTB Lifeskills Trainer at 229-639-7935.



The Lifestyles, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is a volunteer driven, team-mentoring program designed to meet the needs of the Marine and their entire family: spouse, children, and extended family members.  L.I.N.K.S. provides and introduction to the Marine Corps culture and Lifestyle, thereby increasing participants' ability to avoid problems, and allowing them to become more self-sufficient, as well as teaching participants the many military and community resources and benefits available to them.  L.I.N.K.S. is most effective with a strong group of spouse volunteers who have a desire to guide and mentor their fellow military spouses and family members.  If you are interested in becoming a L.I.N.K.S. program trainer at 229-639-7935.

The program offers L.I.N.K.S. classes for:

  • Spouses
  • Marines
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Mentor Training


Volunteer Coordinator Program

The Volunteer Coordinator Program encourages Marines, Sailors, and families to get involved in their units, within the Marine Corps and with the local communities.  The Marine Corps has a long legacy of service to our nation and our community.  Volunteers demonstrate Marine Corps values each time they contribute their time and energy in volunteering.  For more information, call the volunteer coordinator at 229-639-7935.

The program offers:

  • Volunteer opportunities and placement
  • "Passport to Volunteering" Workshop
  • Volunteer Ready Workshop


Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

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 resiliency skills.