Friday, February 24, 2017

Fellow Marine parents,

Whether you're brand new to life with a loved one in the Corps or you're an old hat, we strive to provide the most relevant, up-to-date information to help you know what to expect as your Marine navigates his or her career in the Marine Corps. Find out more about our services in our first article.

Also in this newsletter, learn about our fundraising initiative, Team Marine Parents, read about a famous black Marine in honor of Black History Month, and find links to other helpful resources on our website.

God bless and Semper Fi!

Support for Every Stage of the Corps

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.

This sentiment is reflected in our Marine Corps Career icon. From the time your future-Marine is a poolee, through boot camp, the school of infantry and military occupational schooling, permanent duty stations and deployments, and then after your Marine's time in the Corps or if he or she is recovering from wounds or injuries sustained while serving, we have information for every step of the journey.

This year, the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will be held on Sunday, October 22. As a Marine Corps charity partner, Team Marine Parents™ (TMP) has registered 40 bibs for the October 22nd race.

In order to participate in the MCM with TMP, runners are asked to commit to two requirements before they receive their bib registration information:

We require a deposit of the standard $160.81 (registration fee + processing) MCM entry fee, payable on registration.

We also require that you join Team Marine Parents, and commit to raising $500 in charitable donations for, Inc.

Featured Volunteer:
Aracelly Gonzalez

Aracelly is from Quito-Ecuador and has been living in the USA since 1985. She grew up in Washington DC where she completed all of her education. She's married and has two sons. Along with working a full time job, Aracelly spends a lot of time volunteering for several organizations, including in the Official Facebook Groups.

Co-leader of our Spanish speaking Facebook group, Aurora Ayon, says, "Aracelly is an invaluable support to Recruit Parents en Español. She has provided members with constant guidance, endless encouragement, and genuine care through their journey in boot camp, and she is always there to guide them... She is a blessing to the group."

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Unit Information Pages™

The UIP (Unit Information Page) is a 1-2 page all-inclusive resource of information for your Marine's specific unit. The page includes the units history and location, USMC contact information, and web sites for each unit, as well as message board links and chatroom schedules for that unit, giving you "a Place to Connect & Share™" with other families in your Marine's unit. This is a free service.

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Frederick C. Branch

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. In the spirit of the value the Marine Corps places on its history, we wanted to give you, Marine families and supporters, an opportunity to embrace and learn about this part of Marine Corps legacy as well. In this piece, we take a further look at the first African-American officer in the United States Marine Corps - Frederick C. Branch.

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Individual Ready Reserve Information from After the Corps

All Marines are required to go through the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) after their initial active-service comes to an end, unless he or she chooses to reenlist. If a recruit enlists prior to the required age of enlistment, he or she would be placed in the Delayed Entry Program. The benefit of the Delayed Entry Program is that it counts towards the time spent in the IRR after separation from the service. So, if your Marine was in delayed entry for one year, he or she would only be in the IRR for 3 years after separation.

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14 Years of Service