Thursday, August 31, 2017
Dear Marine parents,

The mission of, 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.

We are less than a month away from Gold Star Family Day. Let's take this time to familiarize or re-familiarize ourselves with the importance of this day and the history of how it all began. You can read the Gold Star Luminary Initiative mission and history in our first article.
In this newsletter, meet a volunteer and a Team Marine Parents participant, learn more about Marine Combat Training (MCT), and suspending services during deployments.

God bless and Semper Fi!
Luminary Initiative: Mission & History  

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.

Featured TMP Participant:
Donald Robey

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 Donald Robey. Donald has one son who recently started boot camp in July, and has another son that went to Navy OCS in May.

Featured Volunteer 
Laraine Sanger

Marine Friend and Volunteer 

Laraine supports her husband Roland, who is one of two Wounded Warrior Dinner Coordinators at Clairemont Christian Fellowship in San Diego. She is actively involved in serving our monthly dinner to the Warriors.

Marine Combat Training

Marine Combat Training (MCT) is located at the School of Infantry (SOI) at Camp Pendleton, California and Camp Geiger, North Carolina. MCT is a basic infantry training condensed into 29 days. MCT is for Marines whose MOS is not infantry (03xx).

Suspending Services

There are many services your Marine may have used while stateside that may be eligible for a "Military Suspension". It would be best for your Marine to suspend these services prior to deployment. However, that may not be possible if the deployment was unexpected or happened so quickly that your Marine did not have time to suspend these services., Inc.
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