Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups
The Official MarineParents.com Facebook groups are not only a Place to Connect & Share®; the groups are educational, too. We have different groups for each stage of your recruit or Marine's career in the Corps and afterward (see tabs below). Our trained volunteers and moderators share curriculum topics from each of our websites to help group members learn about various stages of boot camp, schooling, the Marine Corps, Life in the Corps, and After the Corps.
Our groups on Facebook are all identified with the following text in the group title: Official MarineParents.com Facebook Group. We've been supporting Marines and their family members across the nation since 2003. You've found folks that understand where you are. You've found your Marine Corps family and a Place to Connect & Share®.
Social media should not endanger our troops. Training for our volunteers includes how to oversee military groups for security and safety issues with both OPSEC and PERSEC. We are strict with our guidelines and take the responsibility of safety very seriously. All group members must follow our 15 guidelines. Posts which do not follow the guidelines will be deleted without notice.
We do NOT ask for personally identifying information about you or your recruit/Marine when you join our groups. Please be cautious of other Facebook groups who state the criteria for joining their group includes any of the following: your recruit or Marine's name, the recruiter's name, location of the recruiting station, MOS, or unit.
Visit our Facebook Volunteering page to learn more about our volunteers and about volunteering.
Join A Group
To join an Official MarineParents.com Facebook group, you need to answer all three membership questions presented by the Facebook interface when you click to join. Please allow up to 24 hours for your membership to be approved. Your membership will not be approved if you do not respond to each of the three questions.
Click a tab below to view lists of groups by category or stages of your Marines career in the Corps:
Official MarineParents.com Recruit Groups
To see a list of recruit groups according to graduation date, click here. See below for alphabetical list by location: San Diego or Parris Island.
- Recruit Support STC MRP PCP Platoons
This a secret group; the link works for members only. If your recruit has been moved to a support platoon, request admission from your recruit group leader.
Parris IslandYou may join the boot camp group no earlier than TWO weeks prior to the ship date.
- Alpha Co MCRD Parris Island
- Bravo Co MCRD Parris Island
- Charlie Co MCRD Parris Island
- Delta Co MCRD Parris Island
- Echo Co MCRD Parris Island
- Fox Co MCRD Parris Island
- Golf Co MCRD Parris Island
- Hotel Co MCRD Parris Island
- India Co MCRD Parris Island
- Kilo Co MCRD Parris Island
- Lima Co MCRD Parris Island
- Mike Co MCRD Parris Island
San DiegoYou may join the boot camp group no earlier than TWO weeks prior to the ship date.
Official MarineParents.com WAB Groups
After boot camp and ten-day leave, your new Marine will go to School of Infantry (SOI) for additional training. From there, all but 03XX MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) will go to MOS Schools around the nation.
For more information about which group to join and "What's After Boot Camp" see www.WhatsAfterBoot.com.
- What's After Boot Group (WAB)
- SOI: MCT, West (at Camp Pendleton, CA: for NON-Infantry Marines)
- SOI: ITB, West (at Camp Pendleton, CA: for INFANTRY Marines - 03xx)
- SOI: MCT, East (at Camp Geiger, NC: for NON-Infantry Marines)
- SOI: ITB, East (Camp Geiger, NC: for INFANTRY Marines - 03xx)
- Marine Corps MOS (Military Occupational Specialty: After graduation from SOI)
Official MarineParents.com Stages Groups
Groups for family members with Marines who have ALREADY GRADUATED FROM BOOT CAMP. These groups are based on family affiliation.
- Marine MoMs
- Marine Dads
- Marine Grandparents
- Marine Spouses
- Marine Corps Siblings
- Girlfiends & Wives of Recruits/Marines (may join during boot camp)
- Marine Parents Group (for ALL family members of all poolees, recruits, and Marines)
Official MarineParents.com State Groups
Groups for Marine Corps family members to connect with other Marine Corps families in their own state. Please join only the group representing the state in which you currently reside. You may join your state group prior to boot camp graduation and remain throughout your Marine's career in the Corps and afterward.
In many of our Official MarineParents.com State Groups, our volunteers plan local meet and greet opportunities as a Place to Connect & Share® in your local area. To learn about events which may be in your area, visit our MarineParents.com/Events page.
Official MarineParents.com Fleet Groups
Groups for Marine Corps family members with Marines stationed in certain locations.
Marines on MEU (Coming Soon) I MEF (Coming Soon) II MEF (Coming Soon) III MEF (Coming Soon) 11th MEU (Coming Soon)
- 13th MEU
15th MEU (Coming Soon) 22nd MEU (Coming Soon) 24th MEU (Coming Soon) 26th MEU (Coming Soon) 31st MEU (Coming Soon)
- Marine Deployment
- Marine Corps Reserves
- MCB Japan
- Marine Corps 8th & I
- Marine Corps PDS, MEU & MEF
MCRD Parris Island (Coming Soon) MCRD San Diego (Coming Soon) MCLB Albany (Coming Soon) MCLB Barstow (Coming Soon) MCB Hawaii (Coming Soon)
- MCB Quantico
- MCB Camp Pendleton
- MCB Camp LeJeune
MCB Camp Butler (Coming Soon)
- MCAS New River
MCAS Yuma (Coming Soon) MCAS Miramar (Coming Soon) MCAS Iwakuni (Coming Soon) MCAS Futenma (Coming Soon)
- MCAS Cherry Point
MCAS Camp Pendleton (Coming Soon)
- MCAS Beaufort
- MCAGCC Twentynine Palms
Official MarineParents.com Officer Groups
Groups for parents and family members of Marine Corps Officers or recruits in Officer Candidate School
Official MarineParents.com Español Groups
Groups for Spanish-speaking family members of recruits and Marines
Official MarineParents.com Outreach Groups
Groups for the MarineParents.com Outreach Programs. If you would like to join an "invitation only" group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
- Luminary Initiative (Honoring Gold Star Families)
- Support for Parents of Suicide (White Star Families) INVITATION ONLY
- Marine Parents Gold Star Family Support INVITATION ONLY
- Warrior Support Team for Parents INVITATION ONLY
- Team Marine Parents TMP RUNNERS & FAN SQUAD ONLY
- Devil Dog Chow Cookbook Coming Soon