Friday, December 14, 2018
Dear Marine and recruit family members,

The year-end is upon us and we extend our best wishes to you and your Marine or recruit for a new year filled with peace. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest and support you have shown to the mission of Marine Parents and our many outreach
programs this past year.

Midnight this December 31st is the deadline for charitable donations to be deducted from your 2018 Federal Income Tax Return. Please consider making your donation to Marine Parents. In January, we will be celebrating our  16th anniversary , so we have set our December donation goal at  $16,000 Click here  to donate online and help us start the new year in the best way possible: in support of our Marines and their families at home!

As of 1:20PM CST 12/14/18, we have raised $1,088.00 towards our $16,000 goal. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations will receive a receipt via email or US Mail. Our federal  forms 990  are available for your review.

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Thank you again for your continued support. God Bless and Semper Fi,
Warrior Support Team 2018 Christmas

This time of year can be a difficult time for wounded Marines and their family members. Being stuck in a hospital all day every day can get old and could bring down a warrior’s spirits.

This year, in addition to our Warrior Support Team dinners, we are offering a gift to hopefully bring some joy to this difficult time. We sent Amazon Kindle Fires, Amazon Echo Dots, and Amazon Children Echo Dots to the wounded warriors and their families at the Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

We hope that this small gesture can show the warriors our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. These gifts can also help with everyday life, as the Echo Dots would allow the warriors to do things on their phones hands free and without getting out of bed. The Children Echo Dots can also entertain kids of warriors who are cooped up in the hospital regularly.

Your donations  make it possible for us to continue serving and supporting these wounded warriors. We have made it our goal to raise $16,000 during the month of December before the end of the year. YOU can support warriors by  donating now , and help us make 2019 our best year yet. Click here to donate now.
Ambassadors in Blue

On December 15, 1948, then-Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan and then-Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal signed a "Memorandum of Agreement" that laid the basis for the foundation of the Marine Security Guard program. In the decades since, Marine embassy guards have served with honor and distinction, protecting U.S. diplomatic missions, interests, and personnel around the world.

Dollars for Doers Program

A Dollars for Doers program is a corporate employee giving program in which a company provides grants to nonprofits where employees and retirees volunteer on a regular basis.

What's After Boot: Female Marines at School of Infantry

In March of 2018 the Marine Corps started sending female Marines to Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Pendleton, CA. The Marine Corps is continuing it's integration of male and female Marines after approving female Marines to enter all combat jobs as well as integrating certain parts of training in boot camp at Parris Island.