American Red CrossThe American Red Cross is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
When military members and their families experience emergencies such as the death or illness of a loved one or the birth of a child, the American Red Cross is here to provide emergency communications, access to financial assistance and other services 24 hours a day. For information, call the Prince William Chapter of the American Red Cross in Manassas at 703-368-4511. The Red Cross office aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico is located on Barnett Avenue, in Little Hall on the lower level. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 703-784-3113.
BankingMarine Federal Credit Union operates three full-
service branches and more than 13 ATMs in the Quantico area. MFCU’s main office, complete with drive-up ATM and safe deposit boxes, is located on Russell Road near the Exchange Service Station and Package Store. The Basic School Branch is located on the ground floor of O’Bannon Hall, 703-640-7505.
Navy Federal Credit Union account holders won’t have to travel far to conduct banking transactions. There is a location just south of Marine Corps Base Quantico on U.S. Route 1. The branch located at 100 Corporate Drive, Stafford, Va., offers an array of services, including notary and coin counter.
BarbershopsThe Main Exchange Barbershop provides a range of grooming services seven days a week. Quantico’s skilled barbers are well-known for their expert and courteous service. There are seven other shops located throughout the base: Main Exchange, Building 3500, off Russell Road; OCS, Building 2189; inside the John Wesley Marsh Center, 3280 Russell Road; TBS Exchange, Building 24005; Marine Mart, Building 3048; Camp Upshur; and the Russell-Knox Building. Each location has its own specific hours of operation. For information, call 703-432-8800, or visit our website at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
Car RentalEnterprise Car Rental operates a desk in the Main Exchange where there are no long lines or reservation hassles. Remember to tell them you are a Quantico Exchange customer. For information, call 703-432-8883.
Car WashThe Mainside self-serve car wash, Building 3056, located near the Marine Mart off Barnett Avenue, is a state-of-the-art facility that offers coin-operated car-vacs, five car wash bays, carpet shampoo, an RV bay and a detailing area. It’s open 24/7. An automatic car wash is co-located with the gas station near McDonald’s. For information, call 703-640-7059.
Career Resource Management CenterThe Career Resource Management Center manages the Transition Assistance Program, which provides career/employment assistance, vocational guidance and transition information to retiring or separating military personnel and their family members. Job search training, personal improvement workshops and individual counseling are provided. The center has an automated national job bank and takes part in local and regional job fairs.
Additionally, the center features the Family Member Employment Assistance Program, which offers an array of employment assistance. It can help you with constructing a resume, job searches, labor market information, employer contacts and employment referral. FMEAP provides a liaison and referral services to local and national employees. For information, call 703-784-3232.
Child, Youth, and Teen Programs and ServicesChild Development Centers
CDC North: Located at 3311 Purvis Road, the Child Development Center offers two types of child care: full-day and hourly care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The hourly care program provides services for the nonworking parent to drop off their child on a space-available basis. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
Classrooms accommodate children according to their chronological age, developmental age and any special needs. The CDC is DOD-certified, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is a USDA-sponsored program that ensures your child receives healthy nutritional meals. Two meals and one snack are provided daily Monday through Friday. For information, call 703-784-2716 or Resource and Referral, 703-784-0674.
CDC South: Located at 3314 Purvis Road, the Child Development Center offers two types of child care: full-day and hourly care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The hourly care program provides services for the nonworking parent to drop off their child on a space-available basis. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance.
Classrooms accommodate children according to their chronological age, developmental age and any special needs. The CDC is DOD-certified and is a USDA-sponsored program that ensures your child receives healthy, nutritional meals. Two meals and one snack are provided daily Monday through Friday. For information, call 703-784-3754 or Resource and Referral, 703-784-0674.
Family Child Care Program
Family Child Care providers are family members who are certified by the command to provide child care in family housing units aboard Quantico. All providers are screened and trained to ensure our parents and children are provided the highest quality care. FCC homes offer care in a small, family-type setting. Each FCC home is unique in its own way, providing parents with a wide selection of home care settings from which to choose. Full-time, part-time, hourly, weekend and evening care from 6 weeks up to 12 years is available through FCC. For information on enrolling your child in the FCC program call Resource and Referral, 703-784-0674. For information on becoming a FCC provider, call 703-784-2011.
Youth and Teen
The Youth Center, located at 3312 Purvis Road, has become a focal point for youth activities aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. The youth and teen program is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and offers a variety of activities for children ages 6 to 18. The program instills a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence by providing the young people with one-on-one relationships with caring, adult professionals and fun, age-appropriate, well-rounded programming.
Activities specific to age groups include arts and crafts, games, sports and many special events. Theme dances and group excursions are quite popular. The center is open for recreational activities for youth and for teens ages 13 to 18. Call 703-784-2249 for dates and times. In addition, the Youth Center offers before- and after-school care for school-age youth from ages 6 to 12 years. For information, call Resource and Referral, 703-784-0674.
ClubsThe Clubs at Quantico and Conference Center is located at Building 3017, Russell Road, next to the Quantico Pool. The tri-modular construction houses the officers, staff noncommissioned officers and enlisted clubs, each maintaining their own individual and distinctive programs. The facility offers dining services and entertainment programs in each lounge, as well as banquet facilities and full catering service available to all patrons. For information on catering and banquet facilities call 703-432-0219. Visit The Clubs at Quantico website at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
The Hawkins Room, TBS Officers Club
is located in Lopez Hall, Building 24165,
Montezuma Road, 703-784-5238.
Combat Visual Information CenterThe Combat Visual Information Center, located in Building 2009, supports commands’ visual information, training devices and audiovisual equipment needs. It has the capability to produce graphics, photographs, video productions and interactive multimedia. The CVIC also operates “Q-TV,” Comcast Cable channel 23, which provides around-the-clock information on community and local events, as well as military educational programming. For information, call 703-
784-2381 or 703-784-3218.
CommissaryThe Quantico Commissary is located beside the Marine Corps Exchange to facilitate one-stop shopping. It provides a wide selection of meat and produce, and a complete line of grocery and household items. For additional savings, look for the “Best Value Item” signs throughout the store. The commissary opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday for early-bird shopping of 20 items or less, and
8 a.m. Sunday. For information about commissary benefits, visit www.commissaries.com,
or call 703-432-8099/8100. The hours of
operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling CenterThe Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center provides assessments, outpatient treatment and referrals to residential programs and community resources. The center also offers information and classes on a wide variety of alcohol and other drug-related topics, to include early intervention and substance abuse control officer training.
Services are available to active duty, retirees, and their family members 18 years and older, as well as to civilian employees working aboard Quantico on a space-available basis. The CSACC is located in Building 2015, adjacent to the Marine Mart 7-Day Store, and can be reached at 703-784-3505.
Dry Cleaning and TailoringThe Main Exchange at 3500 Russell Road provides dry cleaning and tailoring services. For information, call 703-432-8838.
Education and SchoolsDependent Elementary
and Secondary Schools
On-base education is provided to children of military families who live in base housing. The Virginia Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary School System are operated by the Department of Defense. The Commonwealth of Virginia and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredit the three elementary schools and one middle/high school at Quantico. All teachers are certified. The family housing area determines school assignment.
Ashurst Elementary — Kindergarten through third grade, 703-221-4108.
Russell Elementary — A portion of the preschool program through third grade, 703-221-4161.
Burrows Elementary — Preschool as well as fourth and fifth grades, 703-640-6118.
Quantico Middle/High School — sixth through 12th grade, 703-784-0303.
There are many off-base public schools in the surrounding counties in Stafford and Prince William. Prince William County also has several special education schools. There are also a number of private and parochial schools in the area. Information on these schools may be obtained from the respective county chambers of commerce. Website: www.am.dodea.edu/ny_va/index.html.
The mission of the school liaison is to use community-based resources to enhance the academic learning environment of military school-age children as they navigate the transitions unique to the military lifestyle. The school liaison partners with the command staff, Marine Corps Community Service Marine and Family Services Division, and the local school community to address educational issues that involve Quantico’s military children. The school liaison acts as the communication link between the installation, Marine and Family Service programs, the military family and the surrounding school districts.
Transitional services include information and referral to ease the move from one educational setting to another. The school liaison may further assist the military school-aged child by facilitating problem-solving and providing education to the parents, schools and command so that they may better advocate for the needs of the military child.
The local schools benefit by having a direct contact person at Quantico who can help them understand the specific challenges military students experience and give them the necessary tools and support to help military children succeed in their academic environment. For information, call 703-784-4729.
Voluntary Education Center
The Voluntary Education Center supports all phases of off-duty education, from obtaining a GED to graduate degrees. The center is staffed with highly qualified counselors who offer guidance and assistance in all aspects of continuing education, financial aid, military transcripts and Veterans Affairs education benefits. The learning center is also a testing site for SAT, ACT, CLEP, Dantes and all military classification tests. Currently, there are seven colleges/universities with on-base representatives available during daytime working hours. For information, visit the center in Building 3088, Roan Street, or call 703-784-3340.
Exceptional Family Member ProgramThe Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program for active-duty personnel who have authorized family members with diagnosed medical or educational conditions. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that military sponsors are assigned to locations where services exist to support the Exceptional Family Member (spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child or a dependent parent) residing with the sponsor who may require special medical or educational services based upon a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional hardship. The program also provides a number of support services to include respite care, educational/informational forums on various topics specific to persons with disabilities, a support group and volunteer network to families. EFMP is located at 122 Neville Road. For information, call 571-931-0524.
Family Advocacy ProgramThe Family Advocacy Program provides prevention, crisis intervention and treatment services directed toward family violence and child abuse. The FAP focuses on interventions that prevent family violence and child abuse by addressing the risk factors, underlying causes and effects of family violence on both adult and child victims. When abuse does occur, Family Advocacy concentrates on the safety of the victims, rehabilitative services for the offenders and consultation with the commands. Services provided on an ongoing basis include stress and anger management, relationship and communication workshops, conflict management, 24-hour victim advocacy, individual counseling, domestic violence support groups and support groups for victims of abuse. FAP also offers marriage and family counseling services for individuals and couples, providing short-term counseling and other forms of intervention for coping with life’s daily stressors. In addition to counseling, we also offer information and referrals to other military and civilian resources and services. All services are kept confidential. The Family Advocacy office is located on the main level of Little Hall, Building 2034, Barnett Avenue. For information, call 703-784-2570.
Family Readiness ProgramFamily readiness is a combat multiplier; as important as individual, equipment and combat readiness. It is the ability of the individual Marine and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events through active and reserve service, and is supported by the enduring partnership between the unit’s Family Readiness Command Team and Marine Corps Community Services. It is an obligation between the Corps, the Marine and their entire family. The individual Marine is responsible and accountable for his personal and family readiness.
The Unit Family Readiness Program is the responsibility of the commanding officer. MCCS is responsible to support the individual Marine, their family and the Unit Family Readiness
Program. Contact your unit’s family readiness officer or the trainer at 703-634-2765/634-2678 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/marine-family-programs.
Families Overcoming Under Stress ProjectFOCUS provides resiliency training for military families facing the challenges of a family member’s deployment during wartime. FOCUS uses the family training techniques to highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family and promote family growth to help address current challenges. FOCUS provides structured activities to bridge gaps in shared family understanding that may follow stressful experiences and separations. Family members are taught skills to improve emotional regulation, problem-solving, goal setting and communication. FOCUS is located in Little Hall, north side, second floor, 2034 Barnett Ave. For information, call 703-784-0189.
Information and ReferralThe Information and Referral program links active duty, retired personnel and their families to a variety of services and programs provided by both military and civilian resources. A toll-free number is available for personnel on independent duty assignments, those families not living near a Marine Corps Base, and those in transit in the eastern United States. This program also offers information briefings. For information, call 703-784-2659 or 800-336-4663.
Legal AssistanceLicensed attorneys certified by the judge advocate general of the Navy provide free legal assistance services to active-duty members and their dependents, retirees and reservists activated for 30 days or more.
Services include: estate planning (wills, advance medical directives, powers of attorney); family law (separation, divorce, adoptions); consumer law (fair debt collection, credit reporting, landlord-tenant); immigration and naturalization; notary services; and seasonal income tax preparation. The Legal Assistance Office and VITA Tax Center is located in Building 3095, Roan Street; the entrance for the Tax Center (which is open only from mid-January until
April 15) is at the rear of the building. For information, call the information line at 703-784-3122 or 703-784-3123 or visit the Legal Assistance page on the Marine Corps Base Quantico website at www.quantico.marines.mil.
L.I.N.K.S.L.I.N.K.S. is a volunteer, team-mentoring program designed by Marine Corps spouses. The program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children, teens and parents/extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience. For information, contact the trainer at 703-634-2663 or www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
MCCS Financial ServicesThe MCCS Finance Section, located on the second floor of Little Hall, Building 2034, Barnett Avenue, is a support office for all MCCS activities. Inquiries concerning member accounts with retail, food and hospitality, recreation, family services, uniform deferred payment program and command dishonored personal checklist can be made at 703-784-3483, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Marine Corps ExchangeThe Quantico Main Exchange, Building 3500, Russell Road (near the back gate of Quantico), is co-located with the commissary, making it accessible for convenient one-stop shopping. It is the second-largest Marine Corps Exchange under one roof. It offers a wide range of merchandise, including name-brand apparel, shoes, toys, housewares, electronics, sporting goods and “value-priced” items/brands. Through its “price match guarantee,” the Exchange will match current advertised prices from any local competitor. (Some restrictions apply, see store for details.)
In addition, many services have been added for customer convenience: Starbucks; GNC; Sempertoons (located in Uniform Logo Shop); fresh flower arrangements; professional travel services; MCCS Information, Tickets & Tours office; car rental; Apple Store; cellular phone service; watch and jewelry repair; and an engraving and framing shop.
Western Union services are also available at the Customer Service desk. The checkout registers at the Main Exchange and its branches will cash checks for up to $25 over the amount of purchases when paying by check. When using an ATM debit card for your purchases you can receive up to $50 cash back. Look for the latest sales and promotions on the MCCS website at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org. Stop in and fill out a form to get on the mailing list. You may also register online to receive special savings through email, or call the main store at 703-432-8800.
Other Exchange locations:
Marine Mart (main side) — Building 3048, 703-784-2714 or 703-784-2712
Officer Candidates School — Building 2189N, 703-432-6225
Package Store — 3500B Russell Road, 703-432-8152
Weapons Training Battalion — Building 27212, Garand Road, 703-432-6949
The Basic School — Building 24005,
Tripoli Road, 703-432-6462
FBI Academy — Building 9, 703-632-3006
DEA — Building 32, 703-632-5393
For hours of operation, call 703-432-8800.
TBS Uniform Shop
The Basic School Uniform Shop, Building 24005, carries officer uniforms and accessories, and provides medal mounting, name tapes, dog tags, engraving and tailoring services for uniforms only. The TBS shop carries some enlisted accessory items and offers worldwide uniform mail order service. For information, call 703-432-6455 or 866-559-6227.
The Marine Mart on main side, Building 3048 off Barnett Avenue, 703-784-2712 or 703-784-2714, offers quick-stop shopping and carries items typically found in commercial convenience stores: bread, milk, health and comfort items, soda, beer and wine. Some military items, breakfast and lunch selections are also available. Directly across from the Marine Mart, MCCS offers a self-service car wash facility.
Gas station/automatic car wash/package store is located next to McDonald’s in Building 3500B, Russell Road. This store sells breakfast and lunch foods, convenience items, auto accessories, beer, wine and spirits, keg beer orders, carpet cleaners/supplies, a propane tank exchange program and gasoline
(24-hour accessible with credit/debit card). You must be 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages. It also features an automatic, brushless car wash, air pump tire service and a coin-operated car-vac. Car wash special discounts are not offered with purchase of gas at this time. For information, call 703-432-8152.
The Base Theater concession stand is located in the main lobby of Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave. It is open only during movie showings. For information, call 703-784-2279.
Other food locations include:
The Bowling Center — on the lower deck of Little Hall, 703-784-2210
Mulligan’s at the Medal of Honor Golf Course Clubhouse — 703-784-2426
The Expeditionary Warfare School Snack Bar — 2077 Geiger Road, 703-432-0118
The Warrior Canteen — Breckenridge Hall, 2076 South St., 703-784-6505
Starbucks — located in the MCX, 703-432-8397
The Food Court — located in the Main Exchange offers Subway, Papa John’s and Taco Del Mar, 703-221-5070
McDonald’s — near the Main Exchange, 703-221-0410
Subway — Marine Mart, Building 3048, 571-931-6998
Marine Corps Family Team BuildingThe Mission of Marine Corps Family Team Building is to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marine Corps families, which will enable them to understand and successfully meet the challenge of the Marine Corps lifestyle. The intent is to build a strong bond between the service member, their family and the Marine Corps. All MCFTB programs are free. For information, visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org or call 703-634-2678.
Medical CareDental Clinic
The main dental clinic is located on the second floor in the south end of the Naval Health Clinic. Other clinics on base are located at the Basic School in the Ray Hall Medical/Dental Clinic and the Marine Corps Air Facility, Building 2100. Military personnel are provided complete dental services, although some specialty care may require referrals to other military or civilian clinics. Routine examinations, annual deployment health screenings, active-duty sick call services and records check-in/checkout are available 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. daily. Due to current military dental readiness and health requirements, family members and retirees are not routinely seen. Family members and retirees are encouraged to use their respective TRICARE dental plans for their dental health needs. Individuals with emergency dental problems requiring immediate attention on weekends, holidays or after 3:30 p.m. on normal workdays may receive treatment
at Potomac or Mary Washington hospitals’ emergency rooms.
Naval Health Clinic
The primary source of medical care for Marine Corps Base is the Naval Health Clinic Quantico, located at 3259 Catlin Ave., near Lejeune Hall, the Marine Corps Base headquarters. The clinic does not have emergency medical services available. Life-threatening injuries and illnesses that require immediate treatment should be evaluated at the nearest emergency room, and can be accessed by dialing 911. Those enrolled in TRICARE Prime must call 877-TRICARE (874-2273)
for authorization for acute out-of-the-area medical care.
The mission of the clinic is to provide and coordinate health care and wellness services for active-duty members to maximize readiness. The clinic provides services to all eligible beneficiaries who have enrolled in TRICARE Prime at NHC Quantico.
Normal operating hours for the clinic are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of Thursday. Command training is conducted 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The clinic has limited after-hours services 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed Saturday and Sunday.
The clinic has the following medical specialists: family practice, primary care, pediatrics, sports medicine, flight surgeon, internal medicine, mental health, optometry, occupational/preventive medicine, radiology, social services and physical therapy.
Visiting physicians from the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, and other military treatment facilities provide specialty care on a limited basis in cardiology, pediatric urology, endocrinology, ENT, hematology and oncology, neurology, OB-GYN, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, dermatology, orthopedics, podiatry, prenatal care, pulmonary and rheumatology. All appointments for specialists are by referral only. The clinic has a toll-free phone line at 888-784-1802.
Corps Relief SocietyThe Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, nonprofit emergency relief organization supported solely by donations from Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Its purpose is to provide temporary assistance to active-duty and retired Marines and sailors and their eligible family members in the form of interest-free loans and grants. Assistance can include funds for basic living expenses, car repairs, emergency travel, pay problems, medical and dental copay, funeral expenses and other needs. The society also offers financial counseling and can suggest ways to reduce debt. Other services include budget for baby classes, layettes for newborns, visiting nurse services, and education loans and scholarships. The society relies on dedicated, trained volunteers from the community. Volunteers gain job skills and work in a friendly, rewarding environment. Volunteer mileage and child care are paid. Services are offered on an appointment basis 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, to make an appointment
or to inquire about volunteering, call 703-
784-9754 or 703-784-3355.