The Information and Referral Program provides information and referral to resources in the military and civilian communities. Brochures, flyers, and guides are available on such topics as TRICARE (medical and dental), Military One Source, USO, active duty benefits, veterans’ benefits, commuting, food stamps, immigration, and more. Information and Referral has incorporated Relocation Assistance and information on child care. Personalized welcome aboard packages may be requested as well as information on schools, housing, Set-Aside Program, county and state resources, and military bases worldwide.

Additional Information

Welcome Aboard Orientation is to inform new joins of all programs and benefits available them in the National Capital Region. Set Aside Program, Child Care Subsidy programs, Mass Transit Benefits, Single Marine Program, Marine Corps Exchange, TriCare, Life Long Learning just to name a few.

2024 Dates:
Joe Rosenthal Theater, Bldg. 29A • Tuesdays • 0800-1030.
• February 27
• March 26
• April 30
• May 28
• June 25
• July 30
• August 27
• September 24
• October 29
• November 26
• December - No Welcome Aboard Brief.






This class is for you! You can get a bird’s eye view of your new duty station. Topics of discussion are DMO, Military OneSource, Overseas TriCare, Sponsorship, Housing, School Liaison program and budgeting for your move. Classes are conducted at Bldg. 12, Conference Rm. Call 703-614-7200 or email to sign up or to register.

2024 dates:
Marine & Family Programs, Bldg. 12, Conference Room • Thursdays • 1300 - 1500.
• February 29
• March 28
• April 25
• May 30
• June 27
• July 25
• August 29
• September 26
• October 31
• November 21
• December - No Smooth Move PCS Class.



The Marine Corps Sponsorship Program (MCSP) enhances the readiness of Marines, attached service members, and their families (hereafter referred to as Marines and family members) as they navigate the mobile military lifestyle, by providing direct support during the transition from one duty station to another. The Information, Referral and Relocation (IR&R) Program staff serve as the subject matter experts on sponsorship matters and work closely with Unit Sponsorship Coordinators (SCs) to provide comprehensive sponsorship services. Sponsorship services are designed to support readiness by providing a Sponsor focused on assisting Marines and family members, with a smooth transition to a new duty station, thereby reducing stress related to frequent Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. Call 703-614-7200 or email to sign up or to register.

2024 Dates:
Marine & Family Programs, Bldg. 12, Main Conference Room • Tuesdays • 1000-1200/
• February 20
• March 19
• April 23
• May 21
• June 18
• July 23
• August 20
• September 17
• October 22
• November 19
• December: No Sponsorship Training.

Classes & Workshops

Contact Information

Information & Referral Program

1555 Southgate Road Bldg. 12 Room 105
Arlington, VA 22026

Phone: 7036147200


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Monday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday Closed
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