Quantico Marine Corps Base
Monday, Feb. 5, 2007
Gas Station/Car Wash/Package Store is located next to McDonald's in Building 3500B, Russell Road. This activity sells breakfast and lunch foods, convenience items, wine and spirits, and gasoline. You must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. It also features an automatic brushless car wash (with special discounts when you purchase gas) and a coin-operated car-vac. For more information, call (703) 432-8152.
Enterprise Car Rental operates a booth in the Exchange Mall, where there are no long lines or reservation hassles. Remember to tell them you are a Quantico Exchange customer. For more information, call (703) 441-1782.
The mainside self-serve carwash, Building 3056, located near the 7-Day Store 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 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, call (703) 640-7059.
Auto Skills Center
Located 2080 off Anderson Avenue, the Auto Skills Center provides assistance with repair, maintenance and instruction on automotive needs for Marines and their families. The shop offers the assistance of a certified mechanic and the equipment needed to repair and rebuild a personal vehicle, classes in preventive maintenance and repairs, and has a resale area stocked with oil, filters and vehicle fluids. Call (703) 784-2729/1401 for more information.
The Main Exchange Barber Shop provides a full range of grooming services 7 days a week. Quantico's skilled barbers are well-known for their expert and courteous service. There are five other shops located throughout the base: Mainside, Building 3035, off Barnett Avenue; Lejeune Hall, Building 3250, Catlin Avenue; OCS, Building 2189, in the John Marsh Building, Building 3280, Russell Road; and at TBS and the Weapons Training Battalion. Each location has its own specific hours of operation. For more information, call (703) 640-7900 for specific days and times.
Laundry and Tailoring
The Exchange also provides dry cleaning, laundering, alterations and tailoring services at various locations throughout the base. For more information, call (703) 640-8865. Dry cleaning and laundry services are conveniently located within the Main Exchange Mall; on Mainside, Building 3035, off Barnett Avenue; at The Basic School, Building 24005, Tripoli Road; Officer Candidates School, Building 2189, Elrod Road; and at The Crossroads Inn. For information regardingother services and articles that require special care, call (703)640-6902.
Health & Fitness
The main dental clinic is located on the second floor in the south end of the Naval Medical 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 physical exams, sick call services and records check-in/check-out are available daily from 7 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. 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 Hospital's emergency rooms.
Naval Health Clinic
The primary source of medical care for Marine Corps Base is the Naval Health Clinic (NHCL), 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. If you are enrolled in TRICARE Prime you 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 NHCL Quantico. Normal operating hours for the clinic are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of Thursday. Command training is conducted Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic has limited after-hours services Monday through Friday 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to noon by appointment for NHCL Quantico TRICARE Prime enrollees. 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/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 (877) 874-2273.
Semper Fit Branch
The Semper Fit Branch consists of a combined team of professionals with specialized expertise in sports management, health promotion and education, fitness and road race management, parks, aquatics and recreation. The branch's mission is to encourage, support and inspire healthy life styles by administering a "well rounded" program that promotes personal involvement. Web site: www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org. Walk-in activities refer to self-directed participation in competitive, cooperative, and individual activities.
The Semper Fit administrative office is located on the second floor of Larson Gym, Building 2112, Bauer Road. For more information, call (703) 784-2014.
Barber Physical Activity Center
The Barber Physical Activity Center is located across from the old power plant, in Building 2073, Barnett Avenue. The facility is open Monday through Friday 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday and on holidays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Semper Fit Health Promotion Center is located in the Barber Physical Activity Center, Building 2073, Barnett Avenue, which is staffed by both Navy medical and Marine Corps personnel. The center offers micro-fit assessments, an evaluation of your current fitness level. Using this information, a personal trainer from the physical fitness department can design an individual exercise program.
The Semper Fit Center also provides awareness classes and briefs to individual units for annual training and professional military education. Services are available for active duty, family members, military retirees, DoD civilians and reserve personnel. For more information call (703) 784-3780/2183.
The Quantico Physical Fitness Program is located in the Barber Physical Activity Center, Building 2073, Barnett Avenue. Fitness programs include fitness assessment and exercise prescriptions, cardio-vascular conditioning programs, strength training and conditioning, group exercise programs, health promotion and exercise assistance, annual race services, the Annual Semper Fit Fair, CPR training, massage therapy, the fitness lecture series and a variety of specialty programs. The Physical Fitness Program supports the Marine Corps PFT and weight control requirements. For more information, call (703) 784-5724/2672.
Personal and Family Services
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
When military members and their families experience emergencies such as 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 more information, call 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 second deck; office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (703) 784-3113.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, non-profit 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 co-pay, 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 childcare are paid. Services are offered on an appointment basis Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, to make an appointment, or to inquire about volunteering, call (703)784-9754/3355.
Licensed attorneys certified by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy as legal assistance attorneys furnish advice in certain areas of civilian law. Consumer-related issues, family law, support, notary services, powers of attorney, tax, wills and real estate are services provided to active duty, retired service members and their family members and activated reservists.
The Quantico Legal Assistance Office is located at 3095 Roan St. and business is conducted by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Wednesday to 7 p.m., and walk-in hours are 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Will executions are done on Thursdays at 1 p.m. The Quantico Income Tax Center, located in Building 3095, is open from the end of January to April 15. Income tax preparation and electronic filing is available free of charge to all armed forces identification card holders. For more information concerning legal assistance, income tax services, or to make an appointment, call (703) 784-3122/3123.
Human Resources and Organizational Management
The Human Resources and Organizational Management branch office at Quantico is a Headquarters Marine Corps satellite personnel office serving Marine Corps and other DoD activities aboard Quantico. Located at 2004 Barnett Avenue, this organization is responsible for managing the civil service, excepted service personnel, and Equal Employment Opportunity programs for commands and agencies. Information on federal issues is usually provided through the base newspaper and local area network messages. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to provide information and assistance to individuals and employees aboard the base. Job opportunity information and vacancy announcements are available at www.donhr.navy.mil. Automated employment information is available through the Human Resources Service Center East at (800) 378-4559. Additional human resources information is available at (888) 407-6711. For additional information, call (703) 784-2049.
NAF Personnel Section
A wide variety of regular, full-time, part-time, flexible and seasonal Non-Appropriated Fund job opportunities are available for both civilian and military personnel through MCCS Human Resources. Opportunities exist in retail sales, food service, recreation, child development and administration. Anyone interested in NAF employment within Marine Corps Community Services aboard Quantico should visit the NAF Human Resources office located on the main deck of Little Hall, Building 2034. Visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org or call (703) 784-5813.
MCCS Financial Services
The 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 & Hospitality, Recreation, Family Services, Uniform Deferred Payment Program and Command Dishonored Personal Check List can be made at (703) 784-3483, Monday through Friday during the business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bank of America has a branch office located in the Marine Corps Exchange Mall. Weekday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 24-hour banking machine is located outside the mall. Call (703) 630-1775 for more information.
Marine 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.
The Family Housing Office located in Building 3049 offers on-base quarters and off-base referral services. Quantico quarters feature two, three, and four-bedroom homes. Service members are assigned housing according to rank, number of family members, Exceptional Family Member Program status, and home availability. Service members must send a housing application (DD Form 1746) and a copy of detachment orders to be placed on the waiting list prior to reporting in. If a member has reported aboard, he or she must present a copy of the reporting endorsement, or a memorandum for housing purposes only. The date of detachment from the previous duty station is used to establish the effective control date for the waiting list, provided application is made within 30 calendar days after officially reporting aboard, and will also be used when checking in for housing purposes only. Call (703) 784-2711 (DSN 278).
A Public-Private Venture Partnership was formed in October 2003 to redevelop the housing inventory aboard Quantico. The homes on the base are now owned and professionally managed by Lincoln Military Housing (LMH). Once housing applications are processed by the Family Housing Office, homes are assigned by LMH staff. Leases are required with a minimum six-month commitment, and a 30-day written notice is required prior to the date quarters are vacated. The LMH management staff is located at the Family Housing Office for a one-stop process for military families. For more information, call (703) 630-0343, visit the Web site at www.quanticolpc.com and/or e-mail Quantico@lpsi.com.
Marine and Family Services
Visit the Marine and Family Services Web pages at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
Personal Readiness and CommunitySupport Center
The Personal Readiness and Community Support Center, located on the basement level in Little Hall, Building 2034, provides a variety of resources and services which support and enhance the quality of life for all active duty service members and families, retirees and their family members, and DoD and NAF civilian employees as appropriate. Services and programs offered are information and referral, relocation assistance, personal financial management counseling, transition assistance, family member employment assistance, Exceptional Family Member Program, New Parent Support Program, and retired activities.
Information and Referral
The 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 briefings on a wide range of topics. For more information, call (703) 784-2650/2659, or (800)336-4663.
Relocation Assistance Program
The Relocation Assistance Program provides base newcomers and personnel departing for new duty stations with base "Welcome Aboard" briefs, relocation workshops, and extensive information on most duty stations worldwide. Sponsorship training and coordination is provided, and household items such as dishes, cookware, futons, porta-cribs, high chairs, and car seats are available for short-term loan from the Loan Locker. For more information, call (703) 784-4961/4962.
The Personal Readiness and Community Support Center has a full-time financial management specialist available to provide information and assistance to those in need of financial counseling or debt management. The financial management counselor is also available to commands and other on-base groups for training in such topics as financial management, budgeting, buying a car or house and checkbook maintenance. For more information, call (703) 784-2650/2659.
Career Resource Management Center
The Career Resource Management Center manages the Transition Assistance Program which assists retiring or separating military personnel and their family members in their search for employment. 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 to help family members who are new to the area search for jobs. For more information, call (703) 784-2511/4963.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program assists families with medical, social and emotional issues concerning the needs of their exceptional family members. Enrollment is mandatory for all active duty personnel who have family members with qualifying conditions. The goal is to provide exceptional services to our exceptional family members. For more information call (703) 784-2172.
Marine New Parent Support Program
The Marine New Parent Support Program is a team of licensed nurses and social workers who provide educational, referral and support services, as well as in-home nurse visits, to Marine Corps families who are expecting a child or who have children in the home under the age of 6. NPSP teaches parents how to cope with stress, isolation and the everyday demands of parenthood. Parenting classes, "Moms" and "Kids Play Mornings", & "Baby Boot Camp" classes, and classes for parents-to-be are just some of the monthly activities offered. For more information, call (703) 784-4248.
Retired Activities Office
The Retired Activities Office provides assistance to retired persons of all U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses and families, widows and widowers, in obtaining the benefits and entitlements earned by serving our nation. For more information, call (703) 784-3351.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program provides prevention, crisis intervention, and treatment services directed toward family violence and child abuse. The FAP focus 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.
The 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. For more information, call (703) 784-2056. All services are kept confidential. The main family advocacy office is located on the main level of Little Hall, Building 2034, Barnett Avenue. For more information, call (703) 784-3523/2570.
Consolidated Substance AbuseCounseling Center
The Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center provides assessments, treatment and referrals to residential programs and/or 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 and retirees and their family members, and to civilian employees working aboard Quantico on a space-available basis. The CSACC is located on the second deck of Building 3035, Barnett Ave., and can be reached at (703) 784-3502/3503.
Life Long Learning Education Center
The Life Long Learning 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 Administration education benefits. The learning center is also a testing site for CLEP, Dantes, and all of the military classification tests. Currently, there are eight colleges/universities with on-base representatives available during normal working hours. For more information visit the center in Building 3088, Roan Street, or call (703) 784-3308.
Marine Corps Family Team Building
Marine Corps Family Team Building includes five distinct, yet complimentary family readiness programs, which provide beneficial information, enhance family readiness, and improve the quality of life for Marine Corps families. Programs that constitute MCFTB are outlined below:
Key Volunteer Network
An official Marine Corps family readiness program, the Key Volunteer Network is a major component of MCFTB. The network is made up of volunteer spouses whose role is to support and assist the commander by providing improved communication between the command and the families of Marines and other service personnel, by developing a support network among families within the unit, and by establishing a focal point for information and referral to appropriate supporting agencies. To sign up for key volunteer training or for more information, call (703) 784-2687.
Lifestyle, Insights, Networking,Knowledge and Skills
L.I.N.K.S. is a family readiness program designed and facilitated by Marine Corps spouses to welcome new spouses into the Marine Corps family and educate them about the Marine Corps lifestyle. The L.I.N.K.S training curriculum covers a wide range of topics to include Marine Corps history, traditions and culture, benefits and services, and dealing with deployments, and provides spouses with meaningful readiness and self-sufficiency training. Call the L.I.N.K.S. team leader at (703) 784-1211. For additional Marine Corps Family Team Building programs to assist in the readiness of the individual Marines, their families and commands contact the MCFTB Coordinator at (703) 784-2687.
Chaplain's Religious Enrichment Development Operations
Commonly called CREDO, this is a multifaceted program that offers retreats in personal and spiritual growth, marriage enrichment and team building. For more information, call (757) 444-1091.
Civilian newspapers serving the Quantico area are the Washington Post, Washington Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Free Lance-Star, Stafford County Sun and the Potomac News.
The Combat Visual Information Center
The 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 multi-media. The CVIC also operates "Q-TV," Comcast Cable channel 49, 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 Sentry is the authorized, unofficial publication of MCB Quantico. As such, its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or endorsement of content by the Department of Defense. The Sentry is published weekly with a circulation of 15,000. It is a key medium in the commander's internal information program, used to communicate mission-essential information to Marines, sailors, civilian employees, and family members.
A typical issue of the Sentry may include the following elements: command, Marine Corps and Department of Defense news/features; commander's comments; letters to the editor; editorials; commentaries; sports; entertainment items; Marine Corps Community Services news and announcements; installation and local community news briefs and announcements; and classified advertisements.
Service members, civilian employees and family members are invited to submit articles for inclusion in the Sentry. For more information, call (703) 784-2741.
Web site: www.quantico.usmc.mil
A civilian post office is located in the Town of Quantico at 400 5th Ave. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. There are other post offices located in the towns of Triangle and Stafford. All post offices are closed on Sunday and holidays. For more information, call (703) 640-7405 or (800) 275-8777.
Quantico Web Site
The Quantico Web site at www.quantico.usmc.mil is also a source of command information, including services available aboard the base and links to installation units.
The Clubs At Quantico is a $7.5 million state-of-the-art facility located at Building 3017, Russell Road, next to the Quantico Pool. The tri-modular construction houses the Officers, Staff Noncommissioned Officers’ and Enlisted Clubs, as well as the Marathon Restaurant and Officers, Dining Room, each maintaining their own individual and distinctive programs. The facility offers complete dining services and entertainment programs in each lounge and banquet facilities and a full catering service are available to all patrons. For information on the catering and banquet facilities, call (703) 432-0288. The Special Events Coordinator can be reached at (703) 432-0219. Visit The Clubs At Quantico Web pages at: www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
Additional clubs aboard Quantico are: The Austin Sports Lounge, TBS Enlisted Club, located in Building 24010, Montezuma Road. (703) 784-5223; The Hawkins Room, TBS OfficersClub, located in O'Bannon Hall, Building 24165, Montezuma Road, (703) 784-5283; and The Weapons Training Battalion Club in Building 27201, off Garand Road at (703) 784-5595.
Located on the main deck of Little Hall, Building 2034, Barnett Avenue. Shows near-first-run movies seven days a week to all eligible MCCS patrons for $1 per patron. The concession stand is open only during movie showings or special events. For movie schedules, call the theater's 24-hour automated movie line at (703) 784-2638 or see the MCCS web site at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/sempfit/theater.htm
Located in the lower deck of Little Hall, Building 2034, the Bowling Center offers "Glo Bowling," which creates a club-like atmosphere with fog machines, a light show and the latest music. Individual units aboard Quantico are authorized to include bowling as part of their PT regimens, and have priority for lane usage on Wednesday afternoons. The Bowling Center is available for birthday parties, "wet downs," and league bowling.
A small outdoor gear issue station is located in Larson Gym, Building 2112, Bauer Road. For reservations or information, contact Rec/ITT at (703) 784-6259.
The "Medal of Honor" Golf Course offers eligible patrons, including DoD contractors, a wide variety of golfing activities. Located off Fuller Road, this facility offers an 18-hole course, practice range, practice putting green, pro shop, locker rooms, club storage services, banquet-sized pavilion and a new clubhouse and eatery, Mulligan's. Call (703) 784-2424 for more information.
Information, Tickets and Tours Office
Recreation & Information, Tickets and Tours is located at the Marine Corps Exchange, Building 3500, Russell Road, and offers information and brochures about many local and regional attractions. The staff searches out "hot spots" suitable for individual family outings and⁄or tours of special interest to their customers. Rec/ITT offers discount tickets and coupons to many local attractions: Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Six Flags America, Colonial Williamsburg and theMCI Center.
Located in the Information, Tickets and Tours office in the Marine Corps Exchange mall, Building 3500, Russell Road. Provides discounts on travel, lodging or combination packages. For more information call (703) 445-8411.
Nestled along a 420-acre reservoir, located approximately 7.5 miles west of the south gate to Marine Corps Base Quantico on road MCB-4. The park boasts a wide selection of outdoor activities, besides fishing and picnicking. Hiking, camping, boating, and bird watching are just some of the things you will find yourself enjoying in the natural beauty of the area.
For more information on acquiring fishing licenses (both base and Commonwealth fishing licenses are required), renting watercraft, or reservations for camping or picnic pavilions, call (703) 784-5270.
Located in the Town of Quantico at the east end of Potomac Avenue in Building 25. The marina has over 100 slips, offering daytime, overnight and long-term berthing for boats up to 50 feet in length, most with electric and water hookups. It has restroom and shower facilities, a pump-out station and a small resale service that sells gas, oil, ice, and other boat supplies on site. For storage for your recreational vehicle or boat, or for more information, call (703) 784-2359.
Parks & Recreation
The administrative office is located on the 2nd floor of Larson Gym, Building 2112, Bauer Road. The program offers a wide variety of recreational activities to include boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, swimming, special events and the Single Marine Program. Call the main office at (703) 784-2041.
A variety of recreational classes in dance, youth gymnastics and martial arts are offered in Larson Gym, Building 2112, Bauer Road. Contact the Rec/ITT office at (703) 784-6259 for the latest class schedule and fees.
Single Marine Program
This program encourages single service members to plan recreational/social activities and participate in community service. Meetings are held monthly at The Clubs At Quantico, Building 3017, Dunlap Circle, and are attended by unit representatives from across MCB Quantico. For more information, call (703) 784-5626.
Adjacent to The Clubs At Quantico, just off Dunlap Circle, is a 50-meter, Olympic-size pool for the whole family. The pool has a low and high dive, two water slides, children's swimming pool with a slide; all available for private parties by reservation. Call (703) 784-2973 for information. Qualified American Red Cross Water Safety instructors conduct "earn-to-swim" lessons each summer on Tuesdays and Fridays. Call the Parks & Recreation office at (703) 784-2305.
Quantico Religious Programs
Marine Corps Base Quantico provides a comprehensive Command Religious Program for all living in the surrounding communities. Located in Lejeune Hall, the command chaplain stands ready to assist in practicing your faith and meeting your faith needs. The command chaplain's office can aid in joining with the many active services on board the base, finding a local civilian faith group or talking with a chaplain. For more information, call (703) 784-2131. The Command Religious Program provides chaplains of various faith group backgrounds to Marine Corps Combat Development Center, Officer Candidates School, The Basic School, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Security Battalion and provides chaplain coverage to other units and commands on base. As a Religious Ministry Team, the chaplains are assisted by religious program specialists to provide access to the free exercise of religion for all.
United States Marine CorpsMemorial Chapel
The United States Marine Memorial Chapel, located near Lejeune Hall, is one of the noteworthy landmarks at Quantico. It was dedicated Nov. 10, 1957, to the memory of all Marines and their Navy comrades who have died in the service of their country.
Shortly after the completion and dedication of the chapel, a voluntary fund drive was begun to install glass windows appropriate to the memorial nature of the chapel. Eighteen strikingly etched glass windows combine religious motifs with Marine Corps history scenes from 1775 to recent times.
Another item of historical interest is the communion rail. It was fashioned out of remnants of deck planking from eight battleships and cruisers that supported Marine Corps amphibious operations in World War II. For more information, call (703) 784-2035.
The 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. for early-bird shopping of 20 items or less. Monday through Friday. A self-checkout area has also been installed. For more information about commissary benefits, visit www.commissaries.com, or call (703) 784-2233/2478. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Clothing Sales and Issue, Building 2011, is open Monday through Friday. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information call (703) 784-4333.
The Uniform Annex at the Main Exchange carries uniform accessories, souvenir items and gifts. The Basic School Uniform Shop, Building 24005, carries officer uniforms and accessories and provides medal mounting, engraving and tailoring services. The TBS shop carries some enlisted accessory items and offers worldwide uniform mail order service. For more information, call (703) 640-8820 or (800) 762-8762.
The 7-Day Store on Mainside, in Building 3048 off Barnett Avenue, offers quick-stop shopping and carries items typically found in commercial convenience stores: bread, milk, health and comfort items, as well as soda, beer and wine. Some military items, and breakfast and lunch selections are also available. The Subway sandwich shop is also located in the 7-Day Store. Save time, call in your order in advance, (703) 640-6142.
Marine Corps Exchange Mall
The Marine Corps Exchange Mall, Building 3500, Russell Road, near the back gate of Quantico, is co-located with the Commissary, making it accessible for convenient one-stop shopping. See the MCX web site at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.
The Quantico Main Exchange is the largest Marine Corps Exchange under one roof. It offers a wide range of merchandise, including clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, 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: specialty kiosks; furniture delivery; Teleflora fresh flower arrangements; professional travel services; an MCCS Information, Ticket & Travel office; cellular phone service; watch and jewelry repair; and key cutting.
Money orders and Western Union services are also available at the Customer Services desk. The cash window at the Main Exchange cashes personal checks up to $200 per day, provided funds are available. The checkout registers at Main Exchange and its branches will cash $25 over the amount of purchases. Look for the latest sales and promotions inthe Quantico Sentry or on the MCCS Web site at www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org, stop in and fill out a form to get onto our mailing list, or call the main store at (703) 640-8800.
MCX Personal Services Department
MCX Personal Services, located at the rear of the Main Exchange, offers a number of services from custom-ordered wedding invitations and business cards to gift-wrapping, special orders for out-of-stock items, merchandise layaways and Federal Express delivery services.
The thrift shop, located in Building 3074 on South Street, near the Marine Corps University, is the place for military families to buy outgrown clothing and small household items at nominal prices. Uniforms are also available at a fraction of their original cost, and sold in "as is" or serviceable condition. Uniform consignments are accepted by appointment only, and limited to 15 items per consignment. Consignment checks are mailed out every month. The thrift shop keeps 45 percent of each sale. Volunteers operate the thrift shop, Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and usually the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (703) 640-7430 for more information.
The optical shop, located within the Exchange Mall, prepares lenses and contacts from prescriptions and offers cleaning and minor repairs. Select from a wide selection of frames for children and adults, and sport and safety glasses as well. A full-time optician is available to assist with any prescription needs. Most major credit cards and the Star Card are accepted. For more information, call (703) 445-1532.
The Quantico MCCS Athletic Program is designed to assist Marines in promoting morale and esprit de corps, while keeping physically fit and mentally alert, and to fulfill the leisure needs and interests of military personnel, their family members and eligible DoD civilians. The program provides recreational, informal and competitive athletic activities. The sports program is composed of five elements: All-Marine and higher levels of competition, intramurals, varsity sports, recreational and informal walk-in activities.
MCB Quantico is the home of the All-Marine Wrestling Team. The all-Marine wrestling office is located on the second floor of Larson Gymnasium. All-Marine Wrestling trials are conducted every February, and the all-Marine finals and Armed Forces Championship are conducted at the conclusion of the camp.
All-Marine wrestlers compete in other higher-level sports such as the USA Nationals and Olympic trials. Quantico is frequently asked to host other all-Marine, Armed Forces and national events. The athletic office provides support and assistance to Quantico Marines into the all-Marine sports program
Intramurals provide opportunities for participation in a wide range of individual and dual sports for both men and women.
The varsity sports teams participate in the Washington Area Military Athletic Conference and local military and civilian tournaments and leagues.
These are low-key, competitive activities that promote mass participation, enjoyment and socialization in organized sports. Current recreational activities include softball and volleyball, but additional sports will be included as interest levels dictate. Outdoor facilities include four athletic fields and two tennis courts.
These refer to self-directed participation in competitive, cooperative, and individual activities. Access to facilities is open, without imposed design or direction.
Youth Sports provides a coed and inclusive (special needs children) recreational and instructional sports program that includes the three sports of basketball, baseball and soccer. Emphasis is placed on fair and equal play, no matter the skill level, that teaches teamwork, good sportsmanship and improving skill level. All Youth Sport coaches are volunteers and must be certified under the National Youth Sports Coach Association. Training includes basic coaching, coaching children with disabilities (inclusion), and sport specific. The Youth Sports director and assistant director are both certified clinicians under the National Alliance for Youth Sports and teach training classes for coaches. All coaches are also required to undergo background checks. More than 100 volunteers participate in the Youth Sports program. For additional information, visit Youth Sports in Larson Gymnasium, Building 2112, Bauer Road or call (703) 784-9756/5637.
The administrative office for Recreation Activities is located on the second floor of Larson Gymnasium, Building 2112, Bauer Road. The program offers a wide variety of recreational activities designed to help patrons stay in shape and enjoy their leisure time. Golfing, boating, bowling, recreation classes, auto skills center, special events, discount ticket sales and more are available. A brief description of individual activities and their phone numbers are listed below. For additional information, call the main office at (703) 784-2041.
Youth & Teen Programs & Services
Child Development Services
Located at Building 3311, Purvis Road, the CDC offers three types of child care: full-day care for children ages 1 to 5, part-day preschool for ages 3 and 4, and hourly care. The hourly-care program provides care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age on a space-available basis. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Classrooms accommodate children according to their age, developmental age and any special needs. The CDC is DoD and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC) certified and USDA sponsored program ensures that your child receives healthy nutritional meals. Two meals and one snack are provided daily, Monday through Friday. For more information, call (703) 784-2716.
Family Child Care Program
Family Child Care providers are family members who are certified by the command to provide childcare 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 smaller, 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. However, infant care up to 11 months is only available through FCC.
Referral information on the MCCS FCC program or becoming a provider, contact the FCC office in Little Hall, Building 2034, Barnett Avenue, or call (703) 784-2323/2011.
Youth and Teen
Located in Building 3312, Purvis Road, the Youth Center has become a focal point for youth activities aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. The youth and teen program is affiliated with The Boys and Girls Club of America and offers a variety of activities to children ages 6-18. 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 extremely popular.
"The Cave" is Quantico's gathering place for teens, grades 9-12. Located on the basement level of Little Hall, Building 2034, adjacent to the Bowling Center and the Base Theater, "The Cave" is open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 11 p.m., and offers kids a place to play pool or video games, watch television, listen to music or just hang out with friends. Adult supervision is available at all times. For more information, call (703) 784-2249.
Quantico Summer Adventure Camp
For eight weeks every summer children can enjoy the great outdoors and a variety of activities that the National Capital Region offers. Kids ages 6-12 can participate in a variety of activities in both indoor and outdoor settings. The camp also sponsors the Exceptional Youth Adventure Camp, which provides children with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to participate in an exciting summer camp. Camp runs from June until mid August, and registration begins the first of May. For additional information, call (703) 784-2249.