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MCCS Spotlight

Estuary Dredging Project

To our valued patrons,

During this project (early September to March), MCRDSD docks will be removed from the water, and water activities (to include the use of the MCCS Boathouse and Marina) will be suspended. Picnic and Party areas will still be available for reservations.

Library Renovation

Please pardon our mess as we renovate the Depot Library, Bldg 7. There will be limited access to certain sections as upgrades continue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

    Week of Action Events
    16-20 October 2017

    • Awareness Booth: Mon, 16 Oct; 1000-10300 @ MCX Mall
    • Professional Training: Tue, 17 Oct; 0800-1200 @ Bldg 7W, 2nd Deck
    • Girls on Guard: Wed, 18 Oct; 0900-1100 @ MCRD HITT Center
    • Purple Thursday: Thu, 19 Oct
    • Spin Against Domestic Violence: Fri, 20 Oct; 1130 @ Fitness Center

    For more information, call 619-524-1200

    National Red Ribbon Week

    National Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every year during the last week of October. The purpose of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a drug-free America.

    MCRD Red Ribbon Week Events
    22-28 October 2017

    • Resource Table: Tue, 24 Oct; 1030-1300 @ Duncan Hall
    • Resource Table: Wed, 25 Oct; 1030-1300 @ Fitness Center
    • Community Event: Thu, 26 Oct @ Mason Elementary School
    • Trunk or Treat: Fri, 27 Oct
    • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative: Sat, 28 Oct; 1000-1400 @ Bldg 111 Education Center Parking Lot

    Veterans Salute Dinner Dance

    Fri, 10 Nov; 1700-1900 @ Bay View Restaurant

    Featuring live music from the Cradit Union Band
    $24.95 per person / $10 cover charge for dancing only /$10 wine corkage fee

    For reservations, call 619-725-6388

    The Life Planning Project

    Every other Monday (starting 25 Sep); 1800-2000 @ MFP, Bldg 6E

    A series of six workshops for parents, occurring every other Monday that focus on different aspects of the planning process for the future of the individual with special needs.

    • Mon, 25 Sep: Why Plan – Getting Started
    • Mon, 9 Oct: Building Relationship
    • Mon, 23 Oct: Work, Retirement, and Leisure
    • Mon, 6 Nov: Housing Options
    • Mon, 20 Nov: Legal Issues
    • Mon, 4 Dec: Setting Goals

    Open to all DOD eligible families (active-duty, retired, reservists, DOD Civilians and contractors, and other federal agencies). For more information or to register, contact Christy Howland at 619-524-0916 or

    USAJobs Workshop

    Thu, 19 Oct; 0900-1100 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    This workshop covers writing an effective resume, navigating the USAJobs website and understanding veteran and spouse preference. For more information or to register: 619-524-0035 or

    Brown Bag Lunch Financial Seminar

    Fri, 20 Oct; 1130-1300 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Topic: How to Develop a Roadmap to Financial Success

    Light refreshments provided; open to all authorized patrons. For more information or to register: 619-524-5728/1204

    Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar (S.T.A.R.S.)

    Tue, 24 Oct; 1400-1600 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Spouses, it is your chance to ask experts about what to expect when your Marine or Sailor retires or separates from active duty service. Stay informed about your family's benefits, entitlements, health care insurance and VA benefits. Receive tips and resources to assist you in making plans for your future and prepare for life beyond the military!

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED – For more information: 619-524-8640 or

    EFMP Financial Planning

    Tue, 24 Oct; 1830-2000 @ MFP, Bldg 6E

    If your family has a child with special needs, it is important to be aware of the key financial planning, which may impact their lives. This workshop will help provide information you need to begin developing a long-term plan. Our presenter will cover SSI, medical, Special Needs trusts, the Able Act, and the Military Child Disabled Act.

    Open to all DOD eligible families (active-duty, retired, reservists, DOD Civilians and contractors, and other federal agencies). For more information or to register, contact Christy Howland at 619-524-0916 or

    Baby Boot Camp

    Wed, 25 Oct; 0830-1600 @ MFP, Bldg 6E

    Baby Boot Camp covers everything a parent needs to know to take care of their newborn, as well as, information on resources for the whole family, including: The Role of a Parent, Developmental Stages of Infants, Basic Infant Care, Child Safety, and Pre and Postpartum Emotions.

    For more information or to register: 619-524-0465

    5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

    Thu, 26 Oct; 1730-2000 @ MCCS, Bldg 5E

    Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? The secret is learning the right love language! This workshop helps participants express their love in their spouse’s language.

    For more information or to register, please call 619-718-3763 or