Thursday, June 21, 2018
Dear Marine families,

The mission of is to provide support, information, and services to recruit and Marine family members and troops over the course of the life-cycle of your recruit or Marine's career in the Corps. educates parents and family members through every stage in the Corps, including reintegrating into civilian life after a combat deployment. June is Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and through our outreach program, the Warrior Support Team, we hope to support and provide resources to as many as possible.

Also in this newsletter: learn how can help you, read a message from the founder on OPSEC, meet our featured Team Marine Parent participant and volunteer, learn more about the School of Infantry, and read about the GI Bill.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

God bless and Semper Fi!
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month

According to the National Military Family Association, 1 in 5 service members who served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom is, has been, or will be affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Sponsor A Reintegration Bag

The Warrior Reintegration Bag includes a variety of items to accomplish two things: to provide resources and workbooks to the warrior to aid in recovery, and to provide items to help re-establish their team identity.

A complete Reintegration Bag costs approximately $75. YOU can help support a warrior by  donating now. Mission

Our mission includes four distinct areas:

  1. INFORMING: Research and provide reliable resources for information about the United States Marine Corps
  2. SUPPORTING: Provide emotional and spiritual support and encouragement to each other, support to our Marines and Recruits, and encourage troop support through community awareness projects
  3. CONNECTING: Provide the web site along with various online communications as a means for parents, spouses, family and friends of Marines and Recruits around the world to connect with one another
  4. SHARING: Share news, stories, and communications related to our Marines and Recruits to help other parents, spouses, family and friends feel more connected to their Marine or Recruit

OPSEC: A Message from the Founder

Operations Security (OPSEC) is very important to keep our service members safe. This article contains a message from the founder of as she discusses the importance of OPSEC in online communities.

Team Marine Parents Participant
Crista Fair

Crista joined TMP because she wanted to set new goals and raise money to support a good cause at the same time. Crista will be taking part in the MCM10K in Washington, D.C. in October.

Featured Volunteer
Casandra Barend

Casandra is a Facebook volunteer currently serving as a Group Guide for Hotel Co. PI. She is a proud mother of a Marine who recently graduated from MCRD PI.

What's After Boot ™: School of Infantry

All graduates of Marine Corps recruit training attend the School of Infantry (SOI). At SOI, they will train with one of two training battalions, either MCT or ITB. All non-infantry Marines attend training at Marine Combat Training Battalion (MCT), while infantry Marines (all Marines with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 03xx) attend training at Infantry Training Battalion (ITB).

After the Corps: GI Bill

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.