Resources & Organizations

Are you looking for reliable resources, education, information, or legitimate organizations? Below you'll find a list of resources recommended by MarineParents.com.


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Resources by State

Updated: September 11, 2020
The information and links in the States Resources section of our website have been determined to be useful resources for Marine Corps family members in each of 50 states.

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THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

New Orleans, LA

Updated: September 7, 2020
Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, The National WWII Museum is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus, where five soaring pavilions house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants.

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Blue Star Mothers of America

BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA

Updated July 10, 2019
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian organization. They do not support any political candidate nor do they endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does this organization. Links to the website do not represent an endorsement. They are a 501(c)3 Organization.

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DVIDS

DEFENSE VISUAL INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SERVICE (DVIDS)

Updated August 28, 2020
Providing news, images, audio, video, and publications from military operations around the world. Browse current as well as archived content.

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History of the Marine Corps

HISTORY OF THE MARINE CORPS - PODCAST

Updated July 10, 2019
This website breaks down the history and tradition of the United States Marine Corps through a series of podcast episodes.

Click Here to Subscribe to the Podcast.

Marine Corps Association and Foundation

MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION & FOUNDATION

100 Years of Service

Updated September 2, 2018
Marines formed the MCA in 1913 before the Corps had recruit depots, tin hats, tanks and dive bombers. The nation had barely 10,000 Marines. It was a time when field-hatted Marines sailed in large Navy ships, shot well, marched often and landed in small boats to skirmish in strange places.

MarineParents.com has partnered with the MCA&F since 2006 both in reciprocal linking and membership drives, as well as sponsorship of their annual award dinners.

Visit MCA-Marines.org to Learn More

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MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

With Detachments in Communities Around the US

Updated September 2, 2018
Incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937, the Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor.

MarineParents.com has a long-standing relationship with local Marine Corps Leagues who support our work as well as having worked with the National Marine Corps League for the "One Name, One Fight" campaign in Washington DC with R Lee Ermey and the MCL National Commandant.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS

A Monument to Honor, Courage & Commitment

Updated September 2, 2018
From Lin Ezell, Museum Director: "The Museum already tells more than 200 years of the Corps' rich history, but we're certainly not finished yet. In cooperation with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, we have completed construction and design on an additional 115,000 square feet where we'll tell more of this amazing story."

In the first year of operation as an organization, MarineParents.com actively solicited donations to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to help finance the National Museum of the Marine Corps. General Christmas, from the museum, was our keynote speaker during our 2007 Conference in St. Louis, MO and we toured the museum the following year at our conference in Washington, DC.

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Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

Serving Sailors and Marines for Over a Century

Updated September 2, 2018
The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows, and survivors. The Society also receives and manages donated funds to administer these programs and services.

MarineParents.com has be referring Marines and their family members to NMCRS since 2003.

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TAPS

TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS

Updated July 15, 2019
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

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Toys for Tots Foundation

TOYS FOR TOTS FOUNDATION

Updated December 21, 2018
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity which was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps in 1991.
The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America's less fortunate children.

Visit ToysforTots.org to Learn More

USO

UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

Updated December 22, 2018
Today's USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. USO centers operate at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

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USMC Historical Company

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS HISTORICAL COMPANY

Updated July 2, 2019
The United States Marine Corps Historical Company was first founded in 1990 and started out as a small part-time operation offering presentations at Marine Corps Active and Reserve units, recruiting stations, and National and State Historic sites in the Mid-Atlantic area. Since then the Historical Company has grown into a major nationwide professional nonprofit corporation working in direct support of the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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