Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program
In the Marine Corps, “family” means every person who impacts a Marine. From parents to spouses to fellow service members, a Marine’s support network is their family. The Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program was created to provide Marines and their families the tools to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle.
Each unit aboard New River has a Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Officer. It is the readiness officer’s mission to educate, assist and empower Marines and families to achieve and maintain a high state of personal and family readiness and resiliency in response to life, career and mission events. Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Officers will achieve this by providing information, tools, resources and support, in conjunction with MCCS and other agencies, to empower Marines and family members to take care of themselves.
For more information on the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program, speak to your unit’s Personal and Family Readiness Officer, visit the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS New River websites at www.facebook.com/mcasnewriver and www.newriver.marines.mil, or call the Family Readiness hotline at 910-449-6711. See Page 2 of the phone directory for a complete list of UPFRP phone numbers.
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center offers full-time care, hourly care, part-day preschool programs, before- and after-school programs, Family Child Care program and a Resource and Referral service. The CDC has an open-door policy, and parents should feel free to visit the program any time. For more information, call 910-449-6712.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides financial assistance for active-duty and retired military and family members. The society also provides financial counseling to military personnel and their families, layettes and visiting nurses. Visiting nurses can provide assistance to families with infants, housebound retirees, widows and widowers. The office is on Curtis Road in Building AS-232. For more information, call 910-449-6431.
Let L.I.N.K.S. help you navigate the military lifestyle. L.I.N.K.S. workshops are available each month. MCAS New River L.I.N.K.S. offers workshops for spouses and Marines, children, teens and parents of Marines. Call 910-449-4676/5343 to register. Visit www.mccsnr.com for more information.
The Lifeskills program seeks to engage, educate and offer referral services to Marines, Sailors and their families regarding various skill sets and resources necessary to be successful in the hectic military environment. Classes offered under this program are as follows: Premarital Workshop, “PREP” Marriage Enhancement Workshop, “His Needs/Her Needs” Workshop, Looking for Love (in all the Wrong Places) Workshop, “Five Love Languages” Workshop, Family Care Plan Workshop, various youth and teen workshops/venues, COSC and CACO venues for RDST events, and Personality Style Workshop.
Coordinators are experts on MCCS services and activities. The coordinator plans, develops, administers and provides assistance for a balanced program of family readiness, recreational and leisure activities. Coordinators are the one-stop shop in obtaining MCCS support. They will work with unit readiness and MCCS services and activities. They are responsible for assisting the family readiness officer and unit commander in accessing critical services that will improve morale and mission readiness.
Readiness Deployment Support Trainer
The Readiness Deployment Support Trainer offers assistance to units and families through pre-, during and post-deployment, and readiness workshops and presentations. These workshops include pre-deployment briefs, Beyond the Briefs, Kids n’ Deployment, In the Midst, Spouse’s Return and Reunion, Kids n’ Reunion and While We Wait Club.
Family Readiness Trainer
Trains all family readiness classes from Command Team, family readiness advisers and assistants, and family readiness officers. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, contact your Family Readiness Trainer.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides counseling, emergency communications, financial and emergency assistance, and referral services to military personnel and their families. For more information, call 910-451-2182.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a program that offers an opportunity to gain leadership skills, participate in and earn community service hours, as well as social activities. For more information, call 910-449-6711.
Chaplain's Religious Education
Chaplain's Religions Education Development Operation
CREDO has a goal to help people grow toward increased functional ability, spiritual maturity, acceptance of responsibility and enhance readiness. CREDO has two- and three-day retreats that are financed by Headquarters Marine Corps. For more information about CREDO, call 910-450-1668.
Play Morning provides a time for mom and dad to have fun with their children under the age of 6. For more information, call 910-449-6110.
Power Hour is an education program implemented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help students excel in school. Every day after school, members will have a quiet place to complete their homework with a tutor on hand to answer any questions. Individual tutoring is also available on a weekly or daily basis. For more information, call 910-449-6110.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Offered to alcoholics and their families. For more information on meetings, call 910-449-6110.
Marine & Family Services Center and Annex
Building AS-90; Annex Building AS-232
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise posted M&FS Programs provide a wide variety of programs focusing on the personal needs of service members and families, including: station library, Information and Referral, personal and financial counseling, prevention and intervention/treatment programs, child care and the youth/teen centers, and many other programs that support the military lifestyle.
General Counseling Service
Counseling Services provides a variety of programs and services to military members and their families to enhance life skills and improve quality of life. We offer a wide array of seminars, workshops, treatment and support groups, counseling and intervention services. Individual, marital and family counseling, provided by a licensed professional, is available by appointment.
Substance abuse counseling enhances readiness through drug and alcohol prevention and education programs, outpatient treatment for substance use disorders and referral to other resources as appropriate.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is dedicated to the prevention, education, reporting, intervention and treatment of domestic violence. Allegations of possible child abuse or domestic violence should be reported to PMO immediately at 910-449-6111.
Victim Advocacy Program
Victim Advocates assist victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault by advocating for their safety, providing emotional support and community referrals. To reach a victim advocate after hours, call 910-376-2155.
New Parent Support Program
The NPSP offers a wide range of support services to expectant parents and families with children ages to age 5. Services include prenatal and postpartum support, parenting classes, play groups and home visitation.
Building AS-213, First Floor
9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday; closed Sunday and holidays
The station library provides the community with Wi-Fi, recreational and informational DVDs, videos, CDs, books on CD, downloadable audio and books. Our computers provide free access to the Internet and email. We offer programs for all ages. The multimedia room can be used for small group study and meetings.
Career Resource Management Center
Pre-Separation and Pre-Retirement/Transition Assistance Program offers seminars along with individual counseling pertaining to separation or retiring. We assist family members (spouses and eligible family members older than of 16) with employment opportunities to include basic employment workshops and job searches, including federal employment information.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to provide assistance to active-duty personnel with family members who have special medical or educational needs. If special needs are suspected or identified, enrollment is mandatory for the service member based on MCO P1754.4A.
The Relocation Assistance Program provides services for inbound and outbound service members and civilians. Classes include PCS with Success, sponsorship training and the Welcome Aboard indoctrination. The program also has a well-stocked Lending Locker for service members and civilians to utilize when arriving or departing MCAS New River. Other services include free catalogs and coupons.
Financial Counseling Program
Individual counseling and workshops are available on personal financial topics such as budgeting, car buying, saving and investing, and retirement planning.
Legal and Tax Assistance
The Joint Law Center assists service members and families in preparing wills and power of attorney contracts. It also serves as advisors for legal issues dealing with the civilian community.
The JLC provides tax service January through April at the Tax Center. For more information about the JLC or Tax Center, call 910-449-6169.
The Memorial Chapel is on Curtis Road in Building AS-236. For more information, call 910-449-6801. During off-duty hours or in case of an emergency, contact the duty chaplain through the provost marshal’s office at 910-449-6111.
Mass is held 9 a.m. Sunday;
11:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday Children’s Service, 11 a.m.
Monday Weekly Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Men’s Fellowship Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
New River Branch Dental Clinic
The dental clinic is on White Street in Building AS-100 and is open from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for active-duty personnel only. For appointments, call 910-449-6515. Family members must go through TRICARE for MetLife and be seen out in town.
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Branch Clinic
The clinic is on White Street in Building AS-100 and is open from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for active-duty personnel aboard station. The clinic is open Tuesday and Thursday, for emergencies only, starting at noon. For appointments, call 910-449-6500. Off-duty hour emergencies should go to the naval hospital emergency room.
Family Medicine Clinic
When enrolling in TRICARE, family members may choose their primary care provider at the FMC. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The FMC is in the back of Building AS-100 on White Street. Off-duty hour emergencies should go to the naval hospital emergency room. For appointments, call 910-449-5527.