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June 21, 2006
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Dear Marine Corps Family,

What an exciting time at, Inc.! We've got a ton of new stuff to talk about in this week's newsletter. We've got new projects, new services, new books, new photos, and all kinds of things to share with you. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the newsletter so you won't miss out on anything!

Operation PAL™
Supporting Injured Marines with Prayers and Letters
Dylan and President Bush

We have a new project called Operation PAL™ (Prayers and Letters): Prayers And Letters. We offer support to our injured Marines through prayers and letters sent to them at hospitals around the world. You can make a difference. We would like you to send your Prayers and Letters to the Marines. This project will provide you with names and mailing addresses. Also, if you know of an injured Marine who needs support through Prayers and Letters, please let us know.

On April 13 this year, Marine Dylan was injured with 19 others in a mortar attack in Karmah, Iraq. Operation PAL™ offered prayers and letters to support Dylan during recovery from his injuries. Above is a photo of Dylan and his family at the White House with the President and First Lady.

Events Around the U.S.
Calendars of Upcoming Events & Rallies
Support The Troops Rally

Check out the calendar to see what's coming up in your state! We've added an "Events" calendar to the web site. If you know of an event to be held somewhere in the U.S. that should be added to the calendar, please let us know. We'll include items of interest to Marine Corps and military personnel and families, including the Marine Corps Marathon, Bootcamp Challenge, statue dedications, and conferences. From the events page, you can also access the "Support Our Troops Rally" page as well.

Recommended Reading
Passion of Command

Passion of Command: The Moral Imperative of Leadership, By Colonel Bryan P. McCoy

I highly recommend this book to every parent of a Marine. You will read a first-hand account of what your Marine's commander teaches and instills in the hearts and minds of our Marines. You will come away with an understanding of the love and brotherhood of the Marine Corps; from the battalion commander to the privates.

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Semper Fi Wounded Marine Fund.

Bootcamp Graduation
New Info and Photos for MCRD San Diego

We've put new page of information online for families of recruits attending bootcamp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. The new page highlights the events of graduation, including the current schedule of events, places to see, and places to shop. Photos include the graduation ceremony as well as photos of different landmarks of the Depot and family hugs during Family Day. Cookbook
Help with the Fund Raiser! Share Your Recipes! Cookbook

We're collecting recipes from Marines, family members and friends of the Marine Corps community to publish in the first-ever cookbook! We want YOU to add your recipes to share in this treasured collection. The process is easy; simply type your recipe online and its ready to be published in our cookbook! But hurry...there are a limited number of recipes being collected.

Bootcamp T-shirts, Mugs and More!

For anyone who graduated or will graduate from bootcamp at MCRD San Diego, we've got the t- shirts, mugs, memorabilia and more! New logo designs include 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions and all companies in each battalion. Take a look at the new designs! We've also got new designs online for date-specific graduations from both Parris Island and San Diego.

All proceeds from sale of items go to support the web site and projects., Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

For Bootcamp Gear, Click Here....

Marine Corps Bumper Stickers

Bumper Stickers
Have you seen our new bumper sticker designs?

All proceeds from sale of items go to support the web site and projects., Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Click to see more bumper stickers...

We hope you've enjoyed this weeks edition of our email newsletter. Feel free to reply to this email with suggestions for what you would like to see in future newsletters or your ideas on how we can improve the newsletter.

Top photo from Marine Corps Photo Archive: Click Here for Photo Information. A humvee filled with Marines conducting a mounted combat patrol near Al Asad, Iraq, June 15, sits at one of its checkpoints, observing the area briefly before moving on. The Marines are with the mounted combat patrol team Diamondback 3 under 1st Platoon, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Wing Support Group 37 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and conduct patrols every day in random locations around the base in order to push the secure environment inside the base well beyond its borders. Photo by: Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke, 3rd MAW, taken 06/15/2006., 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 the 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.

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