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March 30, 2006
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Hello Marine Corps Families!

Support for family members experiencing the stresses of having a loved one in the military, whether during bootcamp, deployment or the daily grind, is important. In this issue, we'll show you where to search for a support group in your local community, as well as provide you with information on starting a local support group if your community does not offer one. You'll also find information to help family members who may be experiencing stress from ongoing military actions and continued deployments. has been recognized as an exemplary organization by President George W. Bush, General Michael W. Hagee, Commandant, USMC, and the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Our performance as a premier support organization is carried into our 2006 Annual Conference, April 21-23, in Houston, Texas. Join us for an opportunity of connecting and sharing, education, support, and fun!

Local Support Groups
Find one or start one in YOUR community!
Support Groups

We have over 65 support groups listed and add more each week. If you are part of a support group, please encourage your coordinator to add the support group to our database. If you don't find a support group in your area, consider developing a new group. We offer some helpful information for getting started.

Coping with War Related Stress
Information for Military Families and Communities
Solo Marine Combat

While our country is at war, Americans may experience varying amounts of grief and fear. Nobody is unaffected by war. In military families, however, there is the added fear for the safety of loved ones who may be or already have been deployed, as well as the potential challenges of coping as a single parent.

(Article Courtesy of National Mental Health Association)

Awards and Honors Recognized by Top Leaders
George W Bush and

The, Inc. organization, founder, and volunteers have been recognized for excellence in supporting families and our men and women in uniform. Read more about the recognition and awards received from President George W. Bush, General Michael W. Hagee, Commandant, USMC, and Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense.

Keynote Speaker, LtCol Bill Cowan, Fox News Contributor
April 21-23, 2006 in Houston, Texas
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Support for the families and Marines continues with the premier conference to be held in Houston, April 21-23, 2006. LtCol Bill Cowan, retired Marine and Fox News Contributor will be our keynote speaker. Breakout sessions include deployment discussion panels, scrapbooking, military benefits, MREs, care packages, VA benefits, about the Marine Corps and many more. LtCol Blankenship from MCRD San Diego will present a breakout session on bootcamp as well as speak at the banquet on Saturday evening.

Gear for Marine Corps Family Members!

If you haven't checked out our online store lately, now's the time! We've added more battalions, units, and divisions! Products include coffee mugs, tshirts, greeting cards, posters, buttons, stickers, magnets, bumper stickers, tote bags, teddy bears, clocks, and MORE!

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Marine photos courtesy of USMC. Visit for additional photos.

Effective August 30, 2005,, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity., 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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