Friday, November 3, 2017
Dear Marine parents,

The mission of, Inc., is to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and create opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs.

We need your help in supporting the parents of the first KIA in Iraq. First Lieutenant Shane Childers' parents are in their 80's and the winter wind in Wyoming will be blowing through their house. Two Marines who were with Shane Childers when he died are traveling to Wyoming to fix up this Gold Star Family's home.

Also in this newsletter, you can read about our featured volunteer and TMP participant, learn more about Military Family Month, and watch our OPSEC videos.

God bless and Semper Fi!
Help Two Marines Repair Gold Star Family Home

Shane Childers had wanted to be a Marine since he was five years old. On March 21, 2003 First Lieutenant Childers was the first service member killed in action in the Iraq war. Through the years, two Marines who were with Shane when he was killed have stayed in contact with First Lieutenant Childers' parents. His parents are now in their 80s and need help repairing their house as the winter wind will literally be blowing through their home. These two Marines are putting their lives and families on hold and stepping up to repair the home of their Marine Brother's parents. You can help.

Marine Corps Marathon Recap - Team Marine Parents

We are excited to announce that 35 of our Team Marine Parents (TMP) runners participated in the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication put forth by each and every one of them. These runners trained all year long in addition to fundraising and spreading awareness of the organization. Together, TMP runners raised almost $29,000 for the outreach programs of, Inc. so far in 2017.

November is Military Family Month

While the sacrifices made and hardships endured by our service members are well-documented, a related aspect that many people may not think about as often are the sacrifices made and hardships endured by military families as well. Maintaining a family in the civilian world is challenging enough, and military families may also face additional, unique challenges, such as frequent moves from base to base, having a loved one deployed for months on end, or dealing with long-term physical and/or emotional wounds, that can make the task of maintaining a family seem almost overwhelming.

Featured Volunteer
Cathy Ramirez

Cathy is a Platoon Parent in the Poolee group. Cathy has been a member of the Marine Parents Poolee page since her son signed up for this journey. She has found information, support and encouragement from that group. Cathy hopes to provide those things to other parents going through this process.

TMP Participant
Brendan Malloy

Team Marine Parents (TMP) is a group of individuals, generally parents, family and friends of Marines, who participate in athletic events nationwide to support our troops. The mission is to raise funds and awareness of the organization's outreach programs .

Our featured TMP participant this week is Brendan Malloy. Brendan ran the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon almost two weeks ago in Washington D.C. Brendan is humbled by his son's service and ran the marathon as a way to honor his son's commitment.

OPSEC Videos

We created a seven part video series to inform Marine families of the importance of OPSEC. Our philosophy at Marine Parents in regards to OPSEC is considered more strict than the Marine Corps'. This is to ensure our members are only sharing "need to know" information. If our members stay within our guidelines for OPSEC, they will stay within the Marine Corps guidelines as well., Inc.
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