Friday, December 21, 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 11:00AM CST 12/20/18, we have raised $2,749.00 towards our $16,000 goal.

Donate Online:  Click Here

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.

This Month in Marine Corps History: December

On December 20, 1989, Operation Just Cause was launched in Panama to protect American lives, restore democracy to the country, preserve the integrity of the Panama Canal Treaty, and remove dictator General Manuel Noriega from power. One Marine, Corporal Garreth C. Isaak, was killed and three other were wounded during the operation.

After the Corps: Transition Assistance Programs

Before your Marine's end of active service (EAS) date, he or she will be required to go through a series of classes, discharge medical checks, terminal leave documents, separation documents, check out sheets, and more. These will assist your Marine during the process of ending their active service and after their separation from the Marine Corps.

What's After Boot: Combat Hunter

In the Marine Corps, "Combat Hunter" is more than just a title, it's a mindset. It's a challenge to Marines to be more intuitive and more aware of their surroundings. The "Combat Hunter" course is designed to teach Marines how to track targets, friendly or enemy, by noticing differences in the environment around them.