Announcements and What's New

If it's news or what's new or simply an announcement, you'll find it here. In the "Announcements" section of the website, you'll find our electronic newsletters, newsletter sign up, archive newsletters, press releases, news room, what's new on the websites, and MarineParents.com "in the news."


RP Brochure in Spanish

Brochures Available in Spanish

Added May 24, 2017

The Recruit Parents Brochure is now available in Spanish! One of our volunteers, Aurora Ayon, translated this publication for us so that we could print them and distribute them to Marine Corps Recruiting Stations across the country. We are so thankful for Aurora's hard work not only on this publication, but also with her work on translating many pages of our website, and working in our Official MarineParents.com Spanish speaking groups. It is because of Aurora's dedication as a volunteer that we are now able to reach more future Marine families and provide them the resources they need.

If you would like a Recruit Parents Spanish Brochure email us at mp@MarineParents.com or call the corporate office at 573-449-2003.

Click here to read more about Aurora. Click here to see RecruitParents.com in Spanish.

FB Group Membership Stats

Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups

Added May 10, 2017

  • There are over 100 Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups for various stages of the Corps.
  • Our groups have a total of over 64,000 members. In April, our membership grew by 3,500 people.
  • There are almost 6,800 members in our Official MarineParents.com State Groups.
Click here to join a Facebook Group.

Wounded Marine Handcrafts Marine Mom Necklace

Wounded Marine Handcrafts Marine Mom Necklace

Added May 2, 2017

When the EGA Shop first revealed the Marine's Heart Pendant necklace and announced that it was handcrafted by Marine Corps veterans, the unique piece of jewelry gained significant attention.

Randy served on active duty from 1968 - 1972 and leads the business on a daily basis, providing instruction and direction for the apprenticeship program. He's a master jeweler and brings over 35 years of custom fine jewelry experience to assist in all steps from design to presentation.

Read about the Marines that make the Marine Mom Necklace

May is Military Appreciation Month!

May is Military Appreciation Month!

Added May 1, 2017

In 1999, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM began as a simple idea - to honor, remember, recognize, and appreciate those who serve and have served our great nation.

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2016 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Recipients

2016 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Recipients

Added April 28, 2017

In 2016, Marine Parents had 26 volunteers qualify for the Bronze Level PVSA, 41 volunteers qualify for the Silver Level PVSA, 19 volunteers qualify for the Gold Level PVSA, and one volunteer qualify for the Lifetime PVSA.

Click here to see a list of 2016 PVSA recipients.

2016 MarineParents.com Volunteers of the Year

2016 MarineParents.com Volunteers of the Year

Added April 27, 2017

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017. MarineParents.com would like to take this time to recognize our volunteers of the year for 2016: Lisa Gutierrez, Ross Stethem, Paige Solis, Peggy & Joe Densford, Shannon Perez, Aurora Ayon, and Becky Gray.

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2016 MarineParents.com Volunteer Statistics

2016 MarineParents.com Volunteer Statistics

Added April 26, 2017

MarineParents.com could not exist if it were not for the contributions of hundreds of parents around the United States. Our volunteers have taken that one step further and contributed endless hours answering emails, moderating the social media groups, researching information, and supporting the parents, spouses, family and friends of our United States Marines.

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From the Founder, April 2017

Thank You to our Volunteers - From the Founder

Added April 25, 2017

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017. The founder of MarineParents.com, Tracy Della Vecchia, would like to take this time to recognize and thank our volunteers for their service in 2016.

Dear Volunteers,

Every year MarineParents.com spends a week in April recognizing and sharing our appreciation of our volunteers with the organization's members and readers. This year, our appreciation of volunteers will reach over 120,000 households. There were 42,876 total volunteer hours dedicated to the organization's mission in 2016. That is truly inspiring!

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National Volunteer Week 2017

National Volunteer Week 2017

Added April 24, 2017

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, 2017. MarineParents.com would like to take this time to recognize our amazing volunteers. Volunteers work with a variety of our outreach programs and services.

Read about our volunteers' accomplishments in 2016.

April is the Month of the Military Child

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April is the Month of the Military Child

Added April 1, 2017

Established in 1986 by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, April is the Month of the Military Child.

Marine Parents would like to take this opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and support of the approximately 2 million U.S. military children 18 years old and younger who have one or both parents serving in the armed forces.


History of Women in the Marine Corps

History of Women in the Marine Corps

Added March 1, 2017

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.

With March being Women's History Month, we would like to take this opportunity to look back at the history of women in the Marine Corps.

Click here to read.

2017 TMP Registration is Now Open

2017 TMP Registration is Now Open

Added February 4, 2017

2017 Registration for Team Marine Parents is now open! Raising awareness and funds for a grassroots organization starts on a grassroots level; it starts with YOU. If you enjoy running or competing in athletic events, encouraging communities to engage in troop support activities, and raising money for a good cause, then TMP is a great fit for you.

Also, if you are planning on running the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon, consider running with TMP. We have 40 charity partner bibs and you can purchase one now instead of waiting on the lottery!

Click here to learn more.

Montford Point Marines

Montford Point Marines

Added February 1, 2017

February is African-American History Month in the United States, and we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the proud, brave, honorable history of African-Americans in the Marine Corps.

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Marine Parents Celebrates 14 Years of Service

 

Marine Parents Celebrates 14 Years of Service

Added January 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce that January 21, 2017, marks the 14th anniversary of the founding of MarineParents.com, Inc.

In the 14 years since Founder & Executive Director Tracy Della Vecchia began MarineParents.com in her home, much has changed with the organization. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is our dedication and commitment to supporting Marines through all stages of their career in the Corps and providing "a Place to Connect & Share"® for recruit and Marine families.


Happy New year's Marine Parents Family!

 

Happy New year's Marine Parents Family!

Added January 1, 2017

As a new year begins, we hope that the Marine Parents family had a very happy holiday season. Nothing we do would be possible without you, and we truly appreciate all that you do on behalf of our organization and on behalf of our men and women in uniform. Your unwavering support is the reason Marine Parents has been around for almost 14 years, and we look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store!


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