This program provides information and referral functions designed for mobile military lifestyles. Individuals with unresolved needs are referred to the resource that can best address the needs. Specialists maintain a database of installation, Department of Defense, community, and national resources. It oversees all relocation service functions to assist with a PCS.

Information, Referral and Relocation (IR&R) is a one-stop shop, designed to meet the challenges of the mobile military lifestyle by expanding access to resources on and off the installation. IR&R staff are available to provide individualized assistance with locating information, resources, and referrals, and serves as a liaison between service members and their families and local resources.

Relocation Services is a mission essential activity that supports Marines and their families’ mental and physical readiness. It reduces the stress related to frequent relocations, which is an inherent part of the mobile-military lifestyle. Relocation services are structured to make the relocation process as smooth as possible.

References:  MCO 1754.10B, MCO 1320.11G.


Services include:

  • Lending Locker: Basic household items available to sustain you while awaiting your household goods. These items are issued to military personnel who are out-going or in-coming. Items can be checked out for 30 days
  • Commander’s Welcome Aboard Brief: Attendance is mandatory for Marines in the ranks of E1-E6, WO-CWO2, and O1-O2 within 90 days of arrival. All ranks are encouraged to attend. Held the 3rd Wednesday, every month (unless otherwise indicated) to assist Marines and families adapt to their new duty station and the surrounding area.
  • PCS Workshop (CONUS/OCONUS): Held twice a month to provide destination area information and preparation, with emphasis on household goods moving and budgeting, moving with pets, housing availability, school liaison, child care, spouse employment opportunities, government travel card regulations, sponsorship information, and resiliency resources. Attendance is mandatory for all ranks 90 days before the PCS move to ensure service members and families receive the latest updates from subject matter experts
  • Sponsorship Program: A sponsor supports and assists the newcomer before, during, and after a move. IR&R staff can assist with obtaining a sponsor.

Useful Websites
information about education issues and opportunities from the Department of Defense
Official Guide to Government Information and Services
information about TRICARE, the military health system
U.S. Marine Corps
information about programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
parenting information and resources with special section for military families

Contact Information

Information and Referral

3019 Embry Loop
Quantico, VA 22134


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
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