Mothers of Deployed Marines Bond Online

In celebration of 15 years of dedication to Marines, veterans, and family members, we are sharing stories from our history. Our mission throughout the years has not changed. We provide up to date information and resources, as well as a place to connect and share® .

This week's featured story was written in 2005 by NBC News journalist Mike Taibbi.

" But the almost immediate intimacy of the connection among these women — whether they're sharing a meal, sending off care packages or just chatting online — comes from helping each other deal with their common terror of getting what they call a D.O.D., the car coming down the drive, signaling the Department of Defense notification that another mother has lost another son in Iraq. "