Friday, December 7, 2018
Dear Marine and recruit family members,

The year-end is upon us and we extend our best wishes to you and your Marine or recruit for a new year filled with peace. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest and support you have shown to the mission of Marine Parents and our many outreach
programs this past year.

Midnight this December 31st is the deadline for charitable donations to be deducted from your 2018 Federal Income Tax Return. Please consider making your donation to Marine Parents. In January, we will be celebrating our 16th anniversary , so we have set our December donation goal at $16,000 . Click here  to donate online and help us start the new year in the best way possible: in support of our Marines and their families at home! is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations will receive a receipt via email or US Mail. Our federal  forms 990  are available for your review.

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Thank you again for your continued support. God Bless and Semper Fi,
Team Marine Parents Recap

We are excited to announce that 38 of our Team Marine Parents (TMP) runners participated in the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon and MCM10K on Sunday, October 28, 2018. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication put forth by each and every one of them. These runners trained all year long in addition to fundraising and spreading awareness of the organization. Together, TMP runners raised almost $26,000.00 for the outreach programs of, Inc. so far in 2018.

In addition to fundraising and spreading awareness of Marine Parents, our runners ran in honor of 11 fallen service members. Each runner wore a ribbon with a fallen hero's name and photo on it and attached it to their bibs with a battle cross lapel pin. Thank you, TMP runners, for honoring Gold Star family members.

Permanent Duty Stations

When formal training (boot camp, School of Infantry, and military occupational schooling) is complete, each Marine is assigned to a Permanent Duty Station (PDS).

Your Marine may be stationed at any number of permanent duty stations around the world, depending on his or her Military Occupational Specialty (the job that your Marine will do while in the Corps).

Team Marine Parents Participant
Jake Johnson

On August 4th, 2017, LCpl Cody Haley, was killed in a training accident on Camp Pendleton. At the time, Cody was serving as an 0341 (mortarman) in Jake's company. Jake made a promise to LCpl Haley's family that he would honor Cody's life and service by running the Bahrain Ironman on December 8, 2018. OPSEC Videos

Our philosophy at Marine Parents in regards to OPSEC is considered more strict than the Marine Corps'. This is to ensure our members are only sharing "need to know" information. If our members stay within our guidelines for OPSEC, they will stay within the Marine Corps guidelines as well.

What's After Boot: Land Navigation

Land navigation consists of being able to use skills that can help one traverse through unfamiliar terrain by foot or in a vehicle. To be successful at land navigation, one must be able to shoot an azimuth (the angle between the north vector and the perpendicular projection of the star down onto the horizon, usually measured in degrees), read maps, and use a compass, among numerous other navigational skills.