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March 2, 2006
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Hello Marine Corps Families!

This has been a busy week! Our staff and volunteers are working hard getting the arrangements done for our Marine Parents conference in Houston the weekend of April 21-23. We have over 100 new subscribers to the newsletter and over 150 new subscribers to the Marine and Recruit message board communities. I'd like to welcome all the new families; we're glad you've found a Place to Connect & Share™!

In this newsletter, you'll learn more about "a Place to Connect & Share™", see our progress in fund raising for shipping 350 cases of Girl Scout Cookies® to our deployed Marines, learn how to communicate with other families with deployed Marines, and get a sneak-peak for the documentary from 1/5 Iraq 2003 "Make Peace or Die" which will debut at the Annual Conference in Houston, April 21- 23, 2006.

a Place to Connect & Share™
How to connect with other Marine Corps families
a Place to Connect & Share™

Connections is a Place to Connect & Share™ with other Marine and/or recruit families: moms, dads, spouses, families and friends. You'll find a CHAT ROOM open each evening and a community of MESSAGE BOARDS buzzing with activity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our LIVE SUPPORT gives you an opportunity to speak privately with one of our trained volunteers. Use this section as a Place to Connect & Share™ with other Marine families.

Girl Scout Cookies® to our Combat Deployed Marines!
We've reached 25% of our goal; we still need your help
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We've reached 25% of our goal of $5200 to ship 350 cases of donated Girl Scout Cookies® to our deployed Marines. We still need your help! The cookies were donated by the Girl Scouts of Housatonic Council, Inc. in Bridgeport, CT. Please help us reach our goal! Challenge each person in your office to send at least $5 for cookie shipping today!

1/5 Marines Documentary Film to Debut at Conference
Make Peace or Die: 1/5 Marines in Iraq will debut April 21-23, 2006 in Houston
Make Peace or Die, Inc. is honored to announce the debut of this outstanding documentary film at our Annual National Conference on Friday, April 21, 2006 for all conference attendees. The late-night debut will show at 10:30 p.m. Friday evening. The second showing will be Saturday, April 22 at 3:15 p.m.

Debut and 2nd showing limited to conference attendees only. No outside ticket sales will be permitted. There is no additional charge for conference attendees.

Reminder: Conference Hotel Reservations!
Just a quick reminder for those planning to attend the conference in Houston, April 21-23, 2006. You need to make your reservations at the Crowne Plaza Houston - Downtown for overnight accommodations by March 21. Give them a call today at 713-739-8800 or toll free 1-800-2CROWNE. Ask for the $99/night rate for

Deployed to Iraq and Aghanistan
How to connect with other families whose Marines are deployed
Marines in Iraq

On this page you'll find a list of units deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Next to each unit name, click the gold bar for the Unit Information Page and the Message Board Community. The message boards on this web site are moderated and abide by OPSEC guidelines, giving you an opportunity to talk with families whose Marines are deployed with one another while still keeping our Marines safe. The Unit Information Pages, a service of, Inc. offer valuable contact information and basic facts about each unit.

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Sleep Well America
Show the Marines' support of America and share your Marine Corps' spirit with our unique designs featuring the text "Sleep Well America...My Marine Has Your back!"

Save $4 when you spend $40 from now until March 14! Use coupon code March4 for discount. All proceeds from sale of items goes to support the, Inc. web site and services.

NOTE: We're updating the Unit Specific section of our online store to offer more products and more battalions and units! New units are added daily!

Visit our Store, Inc. was founded in January, 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share™ with one another during deployments. Our free online services and connections have expanded to support and educate Marine moms & dads, spouses, families and friends and we're now offering our own '06 Annual National Conference. We've helped over 30,000 Marine and recruit families during bootcamp, training, active duty and deployments. We've shipped thousands of care packages overseas to our Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. You've found a Place to Connect & Share™.

God Bless and Semper Fidelis,

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Tracy Della Vecchia, Founder, Inc.

Phone: 573-449-2003

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