Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fellow Marine parents,

Learn how you can make ten times the difference for our troops by shopping on Amazon Smile today only. Read about this great way to support the outreach programs of MarineParents.com in our first article.

The mission of the Gold Star Luminary Initiative is to promote awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urge organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes. Learn more in our second article.

In our other articles, meet one of our Warrior Support Team volunteers, a Team Marine Parents participant, and read about some great resources and information on the website. 

God bless and Semper Fi!

TODAY ONLY: Shop on Amazon and Support MarineParents.com's Outreach Programs TIMES TEN

Today, Thursday, March 16, if you shop through smile.amazon.com and select MarineParents.com as your charitable organization, amazon will donate 5% of your purchase to our outreach programs. This is ten times the amount Amazon Smile usually donates, so shop today to make ten times the difference!

Learn more here.

Spread the Word about the Luminary Initiative

On Gold Star Family Day, we come together to honor those who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military by lighting a luminary on the last Sunday in September.

Throughout America’s history, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, families have seen their loved ones heed the call of duty; and with that duty comes the ultimate burden that these families must bear. Lighting a luminary on Gold Star Family Day lets them know they don’t stand alone.

To learn more about Gold Star Family, visit LuminaryInitiative.com.

To request free literature about the Luminary Initiative, click here.

Featured Volunteer:
Sokkun Kimpau

Originally from California, Sokkun has been volunteering with WST-East for several years.

As a military wife, Sokkun says "I know how isolating military life can be, and how much families have to sacrifice." She joined the volunteers of WST-East because she wants to help military families in need and to give back to the military community that she and her husband are a part of.

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Featured TMP Participant:
Becca DePenning

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.

This week's featured runner is Becca. Becca says, "I am a Christian, single mama to two young men, and master (kinda) of one awesome dog, Buddy. I'm a chips and salsa aficionado, coffee lover, and outdoor adventurer!"

Becca will be doing the Marine Corps Marathon this October and has already raised $350 for the outreach programs of MarineParents.com.

Click here to donate and learn more.

Follow MarineParents.com on Facebook

If you're a fan of Facebook, make sure you "like" the Official MarineParents.com Facebook Page. We post articles from our website and important updates daily. Much like our weekly newsletter, our Facebook page is a great way to keep up with what's new with our outreach programs and services.

Click here to like our Facebook Page.

The GI Bill and How it Works

The term "GI Bill" refers to any educational benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs earned by members of the armed forces and their family members. These benefits are designed to assist service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with receiving a higher education or job training. There are several GI Bill programs, and each is administrated differently depending on the individual's eligibility and duty status.

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The Warrior Support Team™
Definitions

On the Warrior Support Team website, we have a list of definitions covering important terminology to know for the recovery and reintegration process. This list covers terms pertaining to casualties, injuries, and reintegration.

Click here to learn more.

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