Friday, April 14, 2017

Fellow 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 and Facebook groups. The Luminary Initiative gives anyone  the chance to honor those who have fallen. Read more about the Luminary Initiative and find out how you can take the pledge in our first article. 

In our other articles, meet a volunteer and a Team Marine Parents participant, find important information about Marine Combat Training, Warrior Support Team retreats, month of the military child, and unit information pages.  

God bless and Semper Fi!

Luminary Initiative: Take the Pledge

On Gold Star Family Day, we come together to honor those who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military by lighting a luminary on the last Sunday in September. 

Throughout America's history, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, families have seen their loved ones heed the call of duty; and with that duty comes the ultimate burden that these families must bear. Lighting a luminary on Gold Star Family Day lets them know they don't stand alone. 

Click here to pledge your support.

Featured Volunteer:
Stacie Prisk

Stacie has been a volunteer with Marine Parents since January of 2016 and currently serves as a Group Guide for 3rd Battalion, Lima Company, Parris Island. She helps recruit parents learn what to expect when they become Marine parents.

From Facebook Volunteer, Trisha Weiber: 

"Stacie Prisk is devoted to her members. She diligently serves the members in educating, supporting and encouraging. She works great with other volunteers and communicates well. She is a blessing to work with."

Featured TMP Participant:
Michelle Foster

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.

This week's featured runner is Michelle Foster. Michelle will be competing in her second Marine Corps Marathon. She is a mother of 2, enjoys baking, and volunteers with many organizations in her area. 

Click here to donate and learn more.

Marine Corps Marathon Bib!

This year, 2017, the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 22. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ has registered 40 bibs for the October 22nd race. We have already sold 19 of our charity partner bibs, so hurry, and get yours today!

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).

Click here to learn more.

Unit Information Page

The UIP (Unit Information Page) is a 1-2 page all-inclusive resource of information for your Marine's specific unit. The page includes the units history and location, USMC contact information, and web sites for each unit. This is a free service.

Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, and Marine Parents would like to take this opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and support of the approximately 2 million U.S. military children 18 years old and younger who have one or both parents serving in the armed forces. As difficult as it can be for a child to grow up in a military family, that challenge can be even greater for a military child with a parent who is wounded, ill, or killed.

Warrior Support Team: Retreats

The Warrior Support Team™ (WST) strives to provide resources and fellowship to wounded, ill, and injured troops and veterans, including those living with post-traumatic stress, as well as to provide resources and support to family members. You can view a list of Warrior Support Team retreats on our website by clicking the link below.

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