Thursday, May 31, 2018
Dear Marine families,

The mission of is to provide support, information, and services to recruit and Marine family members and troops over the course of the life-cycle of your recruit or Marine's career in the Corps.

One of the most important terms in the military is OPSEC, or Operational Security. Our philosophy for OPSEC at MarineParents is strict because our military members safety is a top priority. We have made videos with different topics dealing with OPSEC from a Marine's perspective. You can watch these videos through the link in our first article.

Also in this newsletter: get your charity partner bib for the Marine Corps Marathon, sign the pledge to support Gold Star family members, meet our featured Team Marine Parent participant and volunteer, and learn how you can help us serve recovering warriors.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

God bless and Semper Fi!
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.

Stay Healthy While Supporting the Troops!

Team Marine Parents™ 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 year, the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ has registered 50 bibs for the October 28th race. If you or someone you know runs marathons, please help us spread the word that we have bibs available.

Luminary Initiative: Sign the Pledge

Show your support and take the pledge! Complete our online form TODAY, then mark your calendar for the last Sunday in September every year to light a luminary for Gold Star families, beginning on September 30, 2018.

Team Marine Parents Participant
Pamela Hamada

Pamela comes from a family that served in the military. She has close friends, one of which is a long time running buddy, who have sons currently serving with the Marines. Pamela will be running the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon this October in Washington, D.C.

Featured Volunteer
Rhonda Villamero

Rhonda is a Facebook volunteer currently serving as Group Guide for the India Company San Diego group as well as the Poolee group. Rhonda has two sons, the oldest being her Marine. Rhonda wants to volunteer to help people through this difficult, but absolutely amazing journey.

We are $720 away from our monthly goal. Donate now.
Help Us Set the Table for Recovering Warriors

We have raised $3,280 towards our $4,000 goal. Help us reach our goal TODAY by   DONATING NOW.
These dinners are about more than just providing a hot meal to those who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. They're about more than breaking up the monotony of what can be a long and challenging recovery process. They're about more than giving volunteers a chance to meet, interact with, and show support for our service members.

The dinners are about changing the lives of recovering warriors in a positive manner. The dinners let the recovering warriors know that America remembers them; that their sacrifices are appreciated; that they aren't alone. The relationships formed at these dinner tables can be the starting point for the service member to work with the Warrior Support Team during their upcoming reintegration to a civilian lifestyle. You can be part of this healing process.

We are $720 away from our monthly goal.