Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fellow Marine parents,

The mission of MarineParents.com, Inc., is to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and create opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs and Facebook groups. May is Military Appreciation Month, and during this month we try to go the extra mile to show our support for our troops and veterans.

In this newsletter, meet a volunteer and a Team Marine Parents participant, learn  about our What's After Boot Facebook groups, and the GI Bill. Also, learn how you can support our troops while you shop on Amazon!

God bless and Semper Fi!

May is Military Appreciation Month!

In 1999, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM began as a simple idea - to honor, remember, recognize, and appreciate those who serve and have served our great nation.

Click here to read more.

Featured TMP Participant:
Dan Rojo

Team Marine Parents (TMP) is a group of individuals, generally parents, family and friends of Marines, who participate in athletic events nationwide to support our troops. The mission is to raise funds and awareness of the organization's outreach programs.

Our featured TMP participant this week is Dan Rojo. Dan is a father of 3 and has been married for 22 years. He has completed 2 marathons and is looking forward to participating in the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon.

Dan has made it his goal to raise $500 towards MarineParents.com outreach programs. 

What's After Boot Camp? (WAB): Facebook Groups

MarineParents.com has "a Place to Connect & Share®" for family members whose Marines are at School of Infantry (SOI). This is a great way to bond with other Marine parents, family members, and friends. The groups are moderated by trained volunteers who are parents of Marines that have had a son or daughter go through Infantry Training Battalion (ITB) or Marine Combat Training (MCT). They can help answer your questions about your Marine's schooling and graduations. We encourage you to join an Official MarineParents.com WAB Group!

The GI Bill

There are several GI Bill programs, and each is administrated differently depending on the individual's eligibility and duty status.

A service member or veteran may be eligible for several types of VA education and training benefits. For most participants, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is the best option. Other students would benefit more from the Montgomery GI Bill.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, organizations and individuals across the country have come together each May to observe "Mental Health Awareness Month" and to raise awareness of, and break down the stigma surrounding, mental health-related issues.

MarineParents.com, Inc.® believes that the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of ensuring that all men and women who have borne arms for our country are cared for and supported in an adequate manner upon their return to America and reintegration into society.

With that in mind, our Warrior Support Team™ (WST) strives to provide resources and fellowship to wounded, ill, and injured troops and veterans, including those living with post-traumatic stress, as well as to provide resources and support to family members.

Learn more about WST at WarriorSupportTeam.com.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose MarineParents.com, Inc. as your charity for all of your future purchases!

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