American Red Cross
The 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 MCB Quantico is on Barnett Avenue, in Little Hall on the upper level. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (subject to availability of volunteers). For more information, call 703-784-3113.
Marine Federal Credit Union (MFCU) 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 on Russell Road near the Exchange Service Station and Package Store. The Basic School Branch is 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 MCB Quantico on U.S. Route 1. The branch, at 100 Corporate Drive, Stafford, Virginia, offers an array of services, including notary and coin counter services. There are ATMs at the bank, at locations on the base and in the Town of Quantico.
The Main Exchange barbershop providzes a range of grooming services seven days a week. Quantico’s skilled barbers are known for their expert and courteous service. There are six other shops throughout the base: Main Exchange, Building 3500; off Russell Road OCS; The Basic School (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 more information, call 703-432-8800, or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
Community Counseling Center
The Community Counseling Program (CCP) utilizes a holistic approach to assist people with overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges. The CCP team is composed of licensed clinicians who provide short-term, non-medical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Some of our areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, grief and loss, marital issues, parent-child relationships, communication and anger management. CCP also provides case management services and suicide prevention outreach through the Marine Intercept Program. CCP has two convenient locations and referrals are accepted via phone and internet request through the CCP website. Walk-ins are also accepted. CCP can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on main side at 703-784-3523 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.
Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center
The Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center (CSACC) provides a continuum of substance treatment and prevention services that are individualized and tailored to meet the specific needs of Marines, retirees and their family members 18 years and older. Substance abuse treatment services are delivered in the form of group and individual sessions consisting of individual assessment and screenings, outpatient treatment and intensive outpatient groups, relapse prevention groups, family support groups, individual counseling sessions and referrals to residential treatment programs. Our prevention services consist of early intervention groups and workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals, units and commands. CSACC can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on main side at 703-784-3502 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 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 and informational forums on various topics specific to persons with disabilities, and a support group and volunteer network to families. EFMP is on the main side at 122 Neville Road. For more information, call 571-931-0524 and on the west side in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, call 703-432-6442.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a command-sponsored program that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to preventing family violence and child abuse by protecting victims and providing prevention, education and treatment services. Through this approach, the FAP addresses risk factors; underlying causes and effects of family violence on both adult and child victims; and rehabilitation. Services provided on an ongoing basis include stress and anger management; relationship and communication workshops; conflict management; domestic violence groups for victims and offenders; and groups for children exposed to family violence. FAP also offers individual, marital and family counseling services. The Family Advocacy Program has two offices and can be reached on main side at 703-784-2570 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave., and on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett. The 24/7 FAP Victim Advocacy Helpline number is 703-350-1688.
Family Readiness Program
Family 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. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is responsible for supporting 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 or 703-634-2678 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/marine-family/family-readiness.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (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, parents and 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 visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
Military and Family Life Counselor Program
The Military and Family Life Counselor Program (MFLC) provides confidential short-term non-medical counseling and psycho-education services to service members and their families. MFLCs offer flexible services and may meet for services on or off the installation. For more information call 703-414-9882/9888.
New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education, support groups, and information and referral for the Marine Corps community who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to six years of age. It is designed to empower expectant and new parents to meet the challenges of parenthood and military life. The NPSP Home Visitors are registered nurses, licensed social workers and/or licensed marriage and family therapists. The purpose of home visits is to provide individualized parenting education and support to parents of young children. The groups and classes include: understanding pregnancy, baby boot camp, breast feeding support, baby and me, and toddler time. To learn more about NPSP’s many programs, contact the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on main side at 703-784-3523 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.
Women, Infants and Children Program
The Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) program is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infant and Children. Military families who meet program requirements are eligible to receive services free of charge. Participants in the program receive vouchers for milk, eggs, cheese, juice, hot and cold cereal, dried beans, peas, fresh fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, formula and whole grains. WIC serves pregnant women and children from birth up to age 5. WIC services are available on Mondays and Wednesday in the New Parent Support office in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett. For more information, call 703-792-7319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enterprise Car Rental operates a desk in the Main Exchange where there are no long lines or reservation hassles. When calling on the phone, remember to tell them you are a Quantico Exchange customer. For more information, call 703-432-8883.
The Mainside self-serve car wash, Building 3056, near the Marine Mart off Barnett Avenue offers coin-operated car vacuums, five car wash bays, carpet shampoo, two recreational vehicle bays and a detailing area. It’s open 24/7. A state-of-the-art automatic car wash is at the gas station near McDonald’s. For more information, call 703-640-7059.
Career Resource Management Center
The Career Resource Center includes the Transition Readiness Program, which provides career and employment assistance, vocational guidance and transition information to retiring or separating military personnel and their family members. Job search training, personal development workshops and individual advice is provided. The center has job announcements from local employers and takes part in local and regional job fairs.
Additionally, the center features the Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP), which offers an array of employment assistance to military spouses and family members. Services include, resume and job search assistance, labor market information, employer contacts and employment referrals. FMEAP provides a liaison and referral services to local and national employees. For more information, call 703-784-3232.
Child, Youth and Teen Programs and Services
Child Development Centers
Quantico has two Child Development Center (CDC) locations: CDC North, 3311 Purvis Road, and CDC South, 3314 Purvis Road. The Child Development Center Programs include full-day care, hourly care and part-day preschool. Full-day care is for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The hourly care program provides services for the nonworking parent to drop off their child on a space-available basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. The part-day preschool program offers two- and threeday morning or afternoon sessions during the school year. For more information, call Resource and Referral, 703-784-0674.
Family Child Care Program
Family Child Care (FCC) providers are family members who are certified by the command to provide child care in family housing units aboard Quantico. All providers are screened, trained and inspected to ensure parents and children are provided the highest quality care. FCC homes offer care in a small, family-type setting. Full-time, part-time, hourly, weekend and evening care for all ages are 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 is at 3312 Purvis Road. The Youth Center houses the School-Age Care program. The program is for kindergartners through sixth grade. It provides before- and after-school care and full-time care during teacher work days, winter, spring and summer school breaks. Hourly care is also available during the school year. The Youth Center schedules themed events for Parents Night Out and Family Fun Nights, visit the Quantico MCCS website for details and times. The Teen Program also has a sponsorship program through Quantico’s Relocation Assistance Program. This program supports teens that are new to Quantico. For information on these programs, call Resource and Referral, 703-784-0674.
The Clubs at Quantico and Crossroads Events Center, Building 3017, Russell Road, is next to the Quantico Pool, and is open to military, family members and the general public. 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 703-784-4264, or visit the website at www.quanticocatering.com. Visit The Clubs at Quantico website at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
The Hawkins Room, TBS Officers Club is in Lopez Hall, Building 24165, Montezuma Road, 703-784-5238.
Combat Visual Information Center
The Combat Visual Information Center (CVIC), in Building 2009, supports command 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 more information, call 703-784-2381/3218.
The Quantico Commissary is 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. Other store services include ATM, bakery, deli, hot foods, fresh sandwiches to go, rotisserie chicken and sushi. For additional savings, look for the “Best Value Item” signs throughout the store. The commissary is open from 7 to 9 a.m. daily for early-bird shopping of 30 items or fewer using the self-checkout and express lane only. For information about commissary benefits, visit www.commissaries.com, or call 703-432-8099/8100. The normal hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Dry Cleaning and Tailoring
The Main Exchange at 3500 Russell Road provides efficient, reasonably priced dry cleaning and professional tailoring services for civilian as well as uniform items. They are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 703-432-8838.
Education and Schools
Dependent Elementaryand 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 DOD. 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.
- Crossroads Elementary — Preschool, kindergarten through fifth grade, 703-630-7065
- Quantico Middle/High School — sixth through 12th grade, 703-630-7055.
Crossroads Elementary has the capacity to hold up to 750 students and allows them to be taught in learning studios. The learning studios, with up-to-date technological capabilities, allow four single classrooms to open up into one or two larger classrooms. Teachers will be able to team-teach and collaborate for larger group projects with ease, resulting in using a school that has flexibility built in.
For additional information about the Quantico schools, visit www.dodea.edu/Americas/NY-VA-PR/index.cfm.
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. For additional information, contact the testing administrator at 703-432-0117.
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, MCCS 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 referrals 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 more 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 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 and universities with on-base representatives available during daytime working hours. For more information, visit the center in Building 3088, Roan Street, or call 703-784-3340.
Families Overcoming Under Stress Project
Families Overcoming Under Stress Project (FOCUS) provides resiliency training for military families. Transitions associated with the military lifestyle can bring about changes in roles and duties. Family members may take on new responsibilities, and children may have different reactions when separated from a caregiver. Many adapt well, but changes in behavior are normal and expected. Children often lack the words to express their feelings and experiences. Additionally, couples may experience a number of stressors that may overwhelm their ability to cope. While many couples know how to manage these challenges, some experience periods of miscommunication and stressors that can make their connection feel distant. FOCUS helps families plan ahead for these challenges by developing a personalized toolbox of skills specifically designed to meet their needs. 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 in Little Hall, north side, second floor, 2034 Barnett Ave. For more information, call 703-784-0189.
Information and Referral
The Information and Referral program links active-duty personnel, 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 U.S. This program also offers information briefings. For more information, call 703-784-2659 or 800-336-4663.
Licensed 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, adoption); 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 in Building 3095, Roan Street; the entrance for the Tax Center (which is open from mid-January until April 15) is at the rear of the building. For more information, call 703-784-3122/3123 or visit the Legal Assistance page on www.quantico.marines.mil.
MCCS Financial Services
The MCCS Finance Section, 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 703-784-3516, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Marine Corps Exchange
The Quantico Main Exchange, Building 3500, Russell Road (near the back gate of Quantico), is with the commissary, making it accessible for convenient, one-stop shopping. It offers a wide range of merchandise, including name-brand and value-priced apparel, shoes, toys, housewares, electronics, sporting goods and mattresses. 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; fresh flower arrangements; MCCS Information, Tickets & Tours office; Apple Store; mobile phone service; watch and jewelry repair; and an engraving and framing shop on the second deck. The uniform department also contains the government-issue (cash sales) uniforms and accessories.
Western Union and FedEx 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 purchases, you can receive up to $50 cash back. You may also purchase stamps at all Marine Corps Exchange locations. Look for the latest sales and promotions on the MCCS website at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org. Fill out a form to get on the mailing list or register online to receive special savings through email. For more information, call the main store at 703-432-8800.
Other Exchange locations:
- Marine Mart (main side) — Building 3048, 703-784-2714/2712.
- The Expeditionary Warfare School — 2077 Geiger Road, 703-432-0118.
- The Warrior Canteen — Breckenridge Hall, 2076 South St., 703-784-6505.
- 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.
- Drug Enforcement Administration — Building 32, 703-632-5393.
- Camp Upshur — Building 26142, 703-784-2865.
- Russell-Knox Building — Building 27130, 703-432-7391.
For hours of operation, call 703-432-8800.
TBS Uniform Shop
TBS Uniform Shop, Building 24005, carries officer uniforms and accessories and provides medal mounting, name tapes, dog tags, engraving and tailoring services for uniforms and civilian attire. The TBS Uniform Shop also 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 mainside, Building 3048 off Barnett Avenue, offers quick-stop shopping and carries items typically found in commercial convenience stores: bread, milk, health and comfort items, soda, beer and wine, and propane tanks. Some military items and breakfast and lunch selections are also available. Directly across from the Marine Mart, MCCS offers a self-service car wash facility. A food bar containing coffee, breakfast and lunch selections are also available. For more information, call 703-784-2712/2714.
Gas station/automatic car wash/package store is next to McDonald’s in Building 3500B, Russell Road. This store features breakfast and lunch foods, convenience items, auto accessories, beer, wine and spirits, keg beer orders, carpet cleaners and supplies, a propane tank exchange program and gasoline (24-hour accessible with credit or debit card). It also features an automatic, brushless car wash, air pump tire service and a coin-operated car vac. For more information, call 703-432-8152.
The Base Theater concession stand is in the main lobby of Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave. It is open only during movie showings. For more 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.
- Starbucks — in the MCX, 703-432-8397.
- TBS Starbucks — Lopez Hall, Building 24002, 703-784-5238.
- The Food Court — in the Main Exchange; offers Subway, Papa John’s, Jamba Juice and Taco Del Mar, 703-221-5070.
- McDonald’s — near the Main Exchange, 703-221-0410.
- Subway — Marine Mart, Building 3048, 571-931-6998.
- TBS Subway — Lopez Hall, Building 24002, 540-602-2408.