Thursday, November 30, 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.

The UIP (Unit Information Page™) is a great tool to help the family of Marines find information about their Marine's unit. The UIP contains contact information for the Family Readiness Officer (FRO), Official Marine Parents Facebook groups, as well as unit websites.

Also in this newsletter, you can read about our featured volunteer and TMP participant, learn more about amazon smile, and watch our OPSEC videos.

God bless and Semper Fi!
Unit Information Page™

The UIP (Unit Information Page™) is a 1-2 page all-inclusive resource of information for the Marine Corps unit of your Marine once assigned to his/her PDS. The page includes the unit history and location, USMC contact information, and web sites for each unit.

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.

Featured Volunteer
Lisa Conner

Lisa is a Facebook volunteer for 3rd Battalion, Mike Company San Diego. She is tremendously proud of her recruit and her oldest son who is a Marine. They have both followed in their grandfather's footsteps by joining the military. Their grandfather was in the United States Army and served in Vietnam. Lisa's recruit's cousin was also in the Marine Corps and is now retired. Once a Marine ALWAYS a Marine!

TMP Participants
Brandon & Jami Sterkel

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 participants this week are Brandon & Jami Sterkel. Brandon & Jami have three children, the oldest of which is their Marine. He graduated boot camp at MCRD San Diego in December 2016. Jami got the idea to run the Marine Corps Marathon earlier this year and as she was training she inspired Brandon to do so as well. Brandon & Jami both participated in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon this past October in Washington D.C.

What Comes After Boot Camp?

What happens when your Marine graduates and leaves the Marine Corps Recruit Depot? Where does your new Marine go next? What's After Boot?

To that end, every Marine goes on to additional weapons training at the at School of Infantry (SOI) following boot camp graduation. Your Marine should ask questions about his/her orders prior to departure from the Recruit Depot.

"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a Rifleman. All other conditions are secondary." 
— General Alfred M. Gray, Inc.
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