Friday, October 19, 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.

Thank you for supporting our troops!

God bless and Semper Fi!
Luminary Initiative Recap

The Luminary Initiative, started by, has been a major contributor towards honoring Gold Star families since 2007. The mission of the Luminary Initiative is to urge individuals, families, and organizations nationwide to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Family Day, to honor our fallen heroes.

On the evening of Sunday, September 30, 2018, military supporters across the country came together to show their respect for Gold Star family members and to keep the memories of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation alive.

We had 535 people sign our pledge listing their events with an estimated 4,814 people participating in luminary events nationwide. In addition, hundreds of individuals helped us light up Facebook with support by changing their social media profile pictures to our Luminary Initiative image on Sunday. Since beginning the Gold Star Luminary Initiative in 2007, we have seen the initiative grow each year, and this year's participation was truly amazing!

Team Marine Parents at the Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 28, several Team Marine Parents runners will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon and the MCM10K in Washington DC. These runners have been training all year long and fundraising for the outreach programs of We would like to thank these runners for their extensive hard work, passion, and for supporting our troops. Please help us support and thank these runners by either making a donation to to their TMP's campaign(s) and/or by changing your profile picture to the TMP icon on or before October 28th.

Official Facebook Groups

The Official Facebook groups are not only a Place to Connect & Share®; the groups are educational, too. We have different groups for each stage of your recruit or Marine's career in the Corps and afterward. Our trained volunteers and moderators share curriculum topics from each of our websites to help group members learn about various stages of boot camp, schooling, the Marine Corps, Life in the Corps, and After the Corps. There are currently over 133,000 members in our Facebook groups, and it continues to grow every day.

Team Marine Parents Participant
Heather Rowell

Heather Rowell will be running the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon on October 28 in Washington, D.C. She is very excited to run in support of Team Marine Parents and and she hopes others will support this program as well.

Warrior Support Team: Post-Traumatic Stress

Post-traumatic stress is a NORMAL reaction to an abnormal situation.
For active duty troops and veterans living with combat operational stress (COS) and/or post-traumatic stress (PTS), we can connect you with professional experts in the field, provide free reading materials, and facilitate the ability of veterans to connect with, and help, their fellow veterans.