Saturday, March 25, 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. Learn more about how you can support our troops through OPSEC in our first article. 

In our other articles, meet a volunteer and a Team Marine Parents participant, learn how you can connect and share with other Marine families, and how you can support our troops and veterans.

God bless and Semper Fi!

What is OPSEC? 

OPSEC (Operations Security) is keeping potential adversaries from discovering critical Department of Defense information. As the name suggests, it protects U.S. operations — planned, in progress and those completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise, so the military can accomplish the mission more quickly and with less risk. Enemies of freedom want this information, and they are not just after the military member to get it. They want you, the family member.

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Featured Volunteer:
Ellen Griffin

Ellen volunteers as the as the Company Leader for Echo Company, Parris Island.  She likes being able to help other recruit family members understand what their recruits will be experiencing at boot camp and how they can support their recruits through their 13 week journey. Ellen is incredibly proud of her son and his decision to become a Marine.

Marine Parents Facebook Volunteer, 2nd  Battalion Leader, Robin Perry says “Ellen is truly an exceptional company leader. She is able to motivate her company and engages the members. She has the gift of reducing the anxiety of her company during the 13 weeks of ups and downs. She is an awesome volunteer.”

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Featured TMP Participant:
Deidre Gold-Garrett

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 Deidre Gold-Garrett. She says, "I became a proud MoM (Mom of Marine) in October 2016; my son graduated from boot camp in San Diego. I am excited to be able to give back as a token of appreciation for all of the dedicated, courageous and brave women and men that are willing to fight for our country, lives and freedoms. It is MY honor and privilege to be able to call one of them my SON!" 

Deidre has raised $170 for the outreach programs of, Inc.

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program incorporates warrior ethos training with focuses on past warriors of world history, such as the Spartans, Zulu and Apache warriors, and the Marine Raiders from World War II. Studying these warriors and their tactics, Marines learn basic fundamentals of the past to connect with during the present.

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Luminary Initiative: History

The mission of the Gold Star Luminary Initiative is to promote awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urge organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes.

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Boots in the House

We here at Marine Parents have recently noticed a lot of our users in the Facebook groups using the phrase, "boots in the house" when their Marine is home. While this may seem like a sweet congratulations for your newly graduated Marine, there is actually a less ideal meaning to this phrase. 

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