Thursday, March 15, 2018
Dear Marine families, was founded nationally on January 21, 2003. Throughout our 15 year history we have had the honor of supporting tens of thousands of families. We would like to take a look back at our organization in its early years. This week our featured story is a radio interview with the MarineParents founder and her Marine veteran son.

Also in this newsletter, learn about how MarineParents supports you throughout all stages of the Corps, read about the first female Marine, help spread awareness of MarineParents with a Heads Up Kit, and find a place to connect and share® .

Thank you for supporting our troops!

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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 is a radio interview with National Public Radio.

Embracing All Stages of the Corps

The following article was written by the founder and Executive Director of, Inc., Tracy Della Vecchia, in August, 2016. It discusses the importance of Marine Parents providing support to parents who have Marines in all stages of the Marine Corps.

Share Your Knowledge and Experience

Last week, one of our Facebook volunteers, Nicole Edmundson, spoke at a poolee event in Rothschild, Wisconsin. She was able to share about the help and fellowship she experienced through outreach services such as and Official Facebook Groups. Nicole also handed folders filled with our publications with information about boot camp, graduation, and becoming a MarineParent.

If you are interested in participating in a poolee event, please contact us at

Spread the Word!

If you're not a fan of public speaking, you can still spread awareness to other future Marine Parents, by ordering a Heads Up Kit. This kit includes a presentation kit for you to give to your local recruiter to share with them how Recruit Parents and Marine Parents has helped you on your journey. The recruiter will then be able to order their own Poolee Kit with folders and publications for poolee parents via return mail with the included postage paid envelope. To thank you for your time, we'll include a Marine Parents key chain and Parent Packet for you to keep.

Join a Facebook Group

Join one of our Official Facebook groups to connect and share with other recruit and Marine Corps family members. Our group administrators are parents and family members of recruits and Marines who have been trained to oversee military groups for security and safety issues, and just as importantly, how to locate accurate information and resources.

Women's History

The Marine Corps, more so than any other branch of America's military, values and embraces its history. Beginning in boot camp, every Marine is educated on the Corps' proud and storied past as they learn what it means to be part of such a prestigious organization.

On August 13, 1918, approximately 300 women enlisted in the Marine Corps reserves, with Opha Mae Johnson being the first. Her first duties were as a clerk at the Headquarters of the Marine Corps (HQMC) in Arlington, Virginia, managing the records of other female reservists.