Thursday, September 7, 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. There is still time to take the pledge for the Gold Star Luminary Initiative to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. You can take the pledge by clicking the link in our first article.
In this newsletter, meet a volunteer and a Team Marine Parents participant, learn about land navigation, and view the warning signs and education on suicide prevention.

God bless and Semper Fi!
Luminary Initiative: Take the Pledge

Show your support and take the pledge! Complete our online form TODAY, then mark your calendar for Sunday, September 24 for Gold Star Family Day to honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Featured TMP Participant:
Matt Parker

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 Matt Parker. Matt has run many events in the past, including a total of 48 races between 2014 and 2015. Matt has already run several races in 2017 with more to come, including the Marine Corps Marathon!

Featured Volunteer 
Tracy Bateman

Marine Parent and Volunteer 

Recruit Parents Message Board Moderator,
Tracy found the Marine Family Network in early February 2016, within days of her son coming home and telling her he joined the Delayed Entry Program. She found great comfort, support and information that helped her get through the first and biggest decision of her son’s life. 

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.

Suicide Education

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and one way to spread awareness for suicide prevention is to educate others on the warning signs of suicide. Our Warrior Support Team site strives to educate those on suicide prevention., Inc.
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