Friday, September 14, 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.

The Marine Corps, more so than any other branch of America's military, values and embraces its history. Beginning in boot camp, every Marine is educated on the Corps' proud and storied past as they learn what it means to be part of such a prestigious organization. In the spirit of the value the Marine Corps places on its history, we wanted to give you, Marine families and supporters, an opportunity to embrace and learn about this part of Marine Corps legacy as well.

From September 15 to October 15 each year we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. With each week's newsletter during this time we will provide information on the impact Hispanics have had throughout Marine Corps history.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

God bless and Semper Fi!
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic-Americans and persons of Hispanic descent have a long, proud history in the United States Marine Corps. Hispanics accounted for approximately 12% of the Corps in 2013, the largest percentage of any minority group in the Marines. In 2002, President George W. Bush issued an order to speed up the process of citizenship for immigrants serving in the nation's military services in 2002.

After the Corps: Joint Service Transcript (JST)

As of 2013, the Sailor-Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) has been replaced by the Joint Service Transcript (JST). The JST can be used by Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel to assists academic institutions in awarding credit for military occupational experience and training.

Team Marine Parents Participant
Heather Pentifallo

Heather is honoring the commitment and sacrifice by her son and all Marines by running the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. She is running to bring service members closer to the help they need.

What's After Boot: MOS School Logjam

It is common that a Marine's training will get delayed. There are many reasons why this could be the case, such as lack of space or instructors. This article was written specifically for MOS school but the information applies to the School of Infantry (SOI) as well.

Official Facebook Groups

The Official Facebook groups are not only a Place to Connect & Share®; the groups are educational, too. We have different groups for each stage of your recruit or Marine's career in the Corps and afterward (see tabs below). Our trained volunteers and moderators share curriculum topics from each of our websites to help group members learn about various stages of boot camp, schooling, the Marine Corps, Life in the Corps, and After the Corps.