eMarine Has Gone Mobile!
You can now more easily view eMarine via the browser on your mobile device. Once you log in, you can access your unit’s announcements, photos, FAQs, and downloads in a much easier to read format.
For more information, please click here
to read the Mobile View User Guide.
DSTRESS LINE has Skype Capability
DSTRESS Line staff not only has call and chat capabilities but they can Skype too! Skype has been used for couples counseling and to talk about the everyday stressors of life. This approach allows couples (even geographically separated couples); another avenue to discuss issues with veteran Marines, former FMF corpsmen with years of experience on 'the green side', Marine Corps spouses or other family members, and licensed behavioral health clinical counselors who have taken Marine Corps-specific training to understand our culture. To set up a Skype appointment, call the DSTRESS Line at (877) 476-7734 or you can click on the DSTRESS Line Red Button on the eMarine Homepage to get more information.
HQ Family Readiness
274,000 subscribers and counting!
As of mid-Dec 2013 eMarine has over 274,000 subscribers! THANK YOU for spreading the word and helping your Marines, Service Members, Government Employees and their families see the informational value and the role that eMarine fulfills as a 24/7 one-stop-shop family readiness resource in support of the Unit, Personnel and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP). HQMC Family Readiness Branch thanks each and every MCFTB Trainer and Family Readiness Officer for their continued support of eMarine.
eMarine Tip - Finding a Unit Site!
Family Members - the quickest way to locate your service member's unit is to click on Find a Unit Site and then the Sponsor Search button on the top right of the map! You only need the first name, last name and birthday in MMDD format to search for the unit and subscribe! Use this method if you are not sure what unit your service member belongs to!
It's cold and flu season - protect yourself!
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website offers helpful information regarding handwashing. This is a good reminder especially for those that work with children. Visit: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/ .
Military & Family Life Consultant Program.
Need to Talk? Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) are here to listen. MFLCs are available to help Marines, attached Sailors, spouses and children, and staff.
MFLCs can address:
* Deployment and reintegration
* Marriage and relationship issues
* Parenting and family issues
* Communication challenges
* Stress and anxiety
* Sadness, grief and loss
* Daily life issues
Counseling and training are FREE and ANONYMOUS. No records are kept by a MFLC. Exceptions to confidentiality include duty-to-warn cases. Helping you is their priority!
After-hours and weekend appointments are available. Group or offsite meetings can be arranged.
Please see your local Installation Family Advocacy Program website for more MFLC information. Additional MFLC information or brochures can be found at Installation Family Centers, Family Advocacy Program Office, etc.
to read the Feb 2013 Marine Corps Times Article “More counselors for Marines and Dependents”.
to view MFLC Frequently Asked Questions.
Navy Chaplains and Confidentiality
Chaplains are available 24/7 to offer you a safe place to talk with complete confidentiality, regardless of your individual beliefs.
to learn more about your right to confidential communications with a Navy chaplain.
Check out the resource page website below for more information.
Safari (Mac) Users - Access Information.
eMarine subscribers using a Mac and the web browser Safari have reported problems logging into eMarine.
If you are unable to log into eMarine using a Mac and Safari, please download either Google Chrome or Firefox - these free web browers should allow you to access eMarine without any issues.
Additional information if you download Firefox:
If you download Firefox and are still unable to access eMarine from a Mac, try changing the browser settings using these instructions:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Select Tools -> Internet Options.
3. Select the "Advanced" tab.
4. Scroll down to the "Security" section and select the checkboxes for "Use SSL 3.0", "Use TLS 1.0",
5. Deselect the "Use SSL 2.0" option.
6. Click Apply and then OK.
7. Close all open browsers and then try to access the site again.
If you are still unable to access eMarine from a Mac after trying all of the above, please click the Technical Support button at the top right of the page for assistance.
New Sequestration Video Available.
A second video regarding Sequestration has been posted on marines.mil and DVIDS. Copy and paste the URLs (below) into your web browser to access:
eMarine Speaks Many Languages!
Google's website translator now offers instant access to automatic translation of all eMarine sites and pages. Simply select a language from the drop-down menu on the bottom right side of your screen.
Mrs. Amos' Weekly Message March 7, 2014
Marine Corps Family Team Building and Child Youth and Teen Program have partnered to roll out a new training curriculum across the Marine Corps specifically for kids and teens, and young adults. This curriculum is called: Character Counts.
Character Counts is an evidence based framework approach to character education centered on basic values, called the Six Pillars of Character.
The Six Pillars include: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship (TRRFCC). The Marine Corps has certified trainers at most installations to conduct these great educational opportunities for you and your kids.
No matter what your political or religious affiliation, this curriculum is about the universal values we all share. This class in no way replaces parenting, but it does provide a framework to help educators and parents build strong, foundational characteristics in children and teens, and reinforces these important characteristics in young adults.
For more information, please contact your local Marine Corps Family Team Building office or Children, Youth and Teen Center. You can also go to the Character Counts website to read official blogs from Michael Josephson the founder of Character Counts by going to: whatwillmatter.com
Remember, if our Marine Corps kids and teens exhibit these six pillars of character we will have TRRFCC kids!
Click Here for the Character Counts Brochure
Mrs. Bonnie Amos, Spouse of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps