Thursday, October 25, 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!
Team Marine Parents at the Marine Corps Marathon

This Sunday, 38 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.

Support Our Troops

The mission of is two-fold: to support our Marines and their family members, and to provide opportunities for the public to support the troops.

Thank you for supporting our troops! Review the links on the right side of the page for each area of opportunity, where you'll find ways to donate, raise money, or actively engage in supporting the troops through one of our many outreach programs.

Team Marine Parents Participant
Penny Terwelp

Penny Terwelp will be running the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon on October 28 in Washington, D.C. for the third year. She wants to continue to support Team Marine Parents as she runs the miles for those who can not.

Etiquette in the Corps

The Marine Corps is full of traditions and customs, and that comes with many types of military etiquette. We will discuss some of the common types as they pertain to family members and their Marines and how you should act in those situations.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

While at School of Infantry (SOI), your Marine may receive sustainment or advanced training of Marine Corps Marital Arts. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is a combat-oriented martial arts program created by the Marine Corps. It focuses on hand-to-hand combat, the combat mindset, combat conditioning, and close quarters fighting. MCMAP training teaches Marines the skills required in unarmed combat, weapons of opportunity, rifle and bayonet tactics, and edged weapon techniques. Mental, character, and physical aspects are three disciplines emphasized in the martial arts program.