Announcements and What's New
If it's news 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."
Remembering 9/11 - 20 Years Later
September 11 marks the anniversary of the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil, ever. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives on that Tuesday morning, and over 7,000 brave Americans have sacrificed everything in the resultant military operations.
DoD Study on Caregivers
Do you care for a service member or veteran who had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis and served after October 2001? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study requested by Congress. The study is currently recruiting family members, friends, or significant others who help a service member or veteran who had a TBI and/or a PTSD diagnosis and served after October 2001. Help can include assistance with any day to day activity such as dressing, managing emotions, flashbacks, personality changes, anger/irritability, housework, remembering things, taking medications, managing money, providing financial assistance, running errands, shopping, transportation, or preparing meals. If you or someone you know may be interested, please call (855) 821-1469, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You Veterans United Foundation!
Inspired, created, and fully funded by Veterans United employees, Veterans United Foundation exists to enhance lives. Fueled by passion, generosity and an unwavering commitment to give, the Foundation is dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of veterans and service members, for employees and their families, and in local communities served by Veterans United.
For the seventh year, MarineParents.com is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Veterans United Foundation.
Marine Parents Travel Assistance is Returning!
With the Marine Corps Recruit Depots opening up and allowing invited guests to graduations, the Marine Parents Travel Assistance program is returning!
We will begin accepting applications for Travel Assistance beginning with graduations 5/13 and 5/14. We are not able to provide assistance retroactively. Applying for travel assistance DOES NOT MEAN you are permitted to attend graduation. Your MARINE is responsible for inviting two guests to attend and taking appropriate action. To make an application for travel assistance from MarineParents.com:
- For MCRD San Diego: You MUST provide a copy of the graduation ticket sent to you by your recruit in order to apply for Travel Assistance.
- For MCRD Parris Island: You must apply no earlier than the beginning of training week 10 and no later than the end of training week 11. Application DOES NOT mean you are on the roster at the front gate; that is up to YOUR MARINE!
Each graduating Marine is permitted two invited guests and the Marine will choose who is invited. At this time, Family Day events remain closed.
For additional information, click the following link: https://marineparents.com/TA/.
University of Missouri Conducts Veteran Study
United States military veterans are invited to participate in a 20-minute anonymous online survey being conducted through the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri. The purpose of this research project is to better understand how people evaluate media messages depicting various types of health conditions in hopes of better serving and improving the quality of life for veterans. $5 will be donated to Disabled American Veterans on behalf of every participant up to $1,250. For more information and to complete the survey click this link: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8xnk31LuIIAR3fL.
End of Year 2020 Donations Campaign - THANK YOU!
Thank you for your generosity and support during our End of Year Donations campaign! Because of YOU, we were able to raise $11,525 before midnight on New Year's Eve!
Every donation submitted before midnight on December 31st is tax-deductible from your 2020 income tax return. What's most important is that all of you have directly supported warriors everywhere! One hundred percent of your donation will go directly towards helping warriors in need. Even if you weren't able to donate, simply spreading awareness of this campaign has made it possible for us to reach people across the country.
If you would still like to make a donation to support warriors, you can do so by clicking the link on the left.
None of this would have been possible without YOU!! Thank you, and God Bless!
Merry Christmas from MarineParents.com!
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Whether you are part of a Christian faith or not, the season has come to be a time of good wishes, joy, and hope. These are three things we can all do with more of for the upcoming year.
The year 2020 has been unique, challenging for many, and one unlike any of us will ever see again in our lifetimes; hopefully. The year has been challenging for MarineParents.com, too. We've held on and look forward to providing direct support to Marines around the country for the year 2021. We appreciate your ongoing support and commitment to supporting our troops and the organization that supports you.
Happy Thanksgiving from MarineParents.com!
The mission of MarineParents.com, 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 are truly honored and thankful that we have been able to fulfill this mission since 2003 and it would not have been possible without YOU.
Happy Veterans Day!
Today, November 11, is Veterans Day and here at Marine Parents, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of America's veterans, past and present, for the sacrifices they've made on behalf of a grateful nation.
While MarineParents.com, Inc. may not be as large as some of the other military-based organizations you may be familiar with, what we lack in size, we make up for in consistency. Since 2003, we've made it our mission to provide support, information, and services to our men and women in uniform, as well as their family members.
Happy 245th Birthday Marines!
The Marine Corps' birthday is a day of pride and respect, and its celebration is one of the most revered traditions in the Corps. Each year, on November 10th, Marines around the world celebrate what they see as their "second" birthday, the day the United States Marine Corps was born.
Glik's Give Back Tuesday
Tomorrow, October 6th, Glik's in Columbia, MO will hold their 123rd Anniversary Give-Back Day!
10% of the store's proceeds will be donated to MarineParents.com! We want to thank Glik's for their generosity! If you are in the Columbia, MO area, please consider shopping at Glik's tomorrow, October 6th!
Schooling for Marine Officer Candidates & Officers
This is a new page, August 2020 created to help understand the differences between training enlisted and officers and to guide the parents of Marine Officer Candidates after graduation from OCS.
For Families of Fallen Marines
Our condolences, prayers, and thoughts go out to the family members of the Marines and Sailor, who died during the tragic AAV incident off the coast of San Diego on July 30, 2020.
1 Marine Dead, 8 Missing in AAV Accident
One Marine has been pronounced dead and eight more are missing following an AAV accident off the coast of Southern California.
Rebuild for Sue Fundraiser Success
The generosity and support of the Marine Parents family truly is amazing! Because of YOU, we were able to raise $11,101.68 for Marine Mom Sue, blowing past our goal of $10,000!
Sue has asked that we extend her heartfelt appreciation to all of the Marine Corps families who donated to help her rebuild. Watch the video of our virtual presentation of the check to Sue.
Happy Independence Day
Saturday July 4th, 2020 is America's 244th Independence Day
This Saturday, July 4, 2020, marks the celebration of America's 244th Independence Day. While phrases like, "The land of the free, because of the brave" and "Freedom isn't free" may sound cliche at this time of the year, the fact of the matter is that they're true.
If it wasn't for the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have been making for almost 250 years, we, as Americans, wouldn't be able to enjoy the freedoms, liberties, and way of life we hold so dear.
This weekend, while celebrating the Fourth of July with your family and friends, we encourage you to take a moment to thank a service member or veteran for the sacrifices he or she has made on our behalf. While our men and women in uniform aren't serving our country for recognition, what better time to say "Thank you" than on this most patriotic of weekends?