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11th MEU Deploys to Pacific, Middle East
*Image info: Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green, right, deliver the 2016 Marine Corps birthday message.
(Photo from Defense Video Imagery Distribution System/released).

 

The 2016 Marine Corps Birthday Message

Added October 20, 2016

In 1921, the thirteenth Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John A. Lejeune, issued Marine Corps Order No. 47. This order summarized the history, mission, and traditions of the Marine Corps and was to be read to all Marine commands throughout the world each year on the 10th of November. It is now referred to as the "Marine Corps Birthday Message", and it is issued by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

In this year's birthday message, Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller and Sergeant Major Ronald Green stresses the notion of the Marine Corps being a team and encourages Marines to watch out for each other, even after they leave active service.

Click here to read more.


 Hurricane Evacuation Update
*Image info: Recruits from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, fill their canteens October 6, 2016, following their successful evacuation from the recruit depot to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia.
(Photo by Nathan Hanks/released).

 

Hurricane Evacuation Update

Added October 12, 2016

The following was posted on the Official MCRD Parris Island Facebook page on October 12, 2016:

***Graduation Information regarding Golf and Oscar Companies—PARRIS ISLAND ONLY***

This week's graduation of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, and Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, October 14.

Family Day activities scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday are cancelled.

Visitors will not be able to access Parris Island until 8 a.m. Friday.

Clean up and recovery efforts continue both on the depot and in the local community. Visitors with lodging reservations in the local community should contact the respective establishment and confirm those reservations.


 Hurricane Evacuation Information
*Image info: Recruits evacuate MCRD Parris Island ahead of hurricane Matthew, Ocotber 5, 2016.
(image from USMC video by Lance Corporal Carline Warren/released).

 

Hurricane Evacuation Information

Added October 6, 2016

Approximately 6,000 recruits from MCRD Parris Island were evacuated to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia on the evening of October 5, 2016 due to incliment weather from Hurricane Matthew. Recruit training will resume when conditions for safe travel to Parris Island can be met and recruit training can be properly conducted. Click on the link below to watch a video released by the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System discussing the evacuation.

Click here to view the video.


 Hurricane Evacuation Information

 

Hurricane Evacuation Information

Added October 6, 2016

As of the evening of October 4, Brigadier General Austin E. Renforth, Commanding General of MCRDPI, has issued an evacuation of all non-essential Department of Defense personnel aboard Parris Island due to inclement weather expected from Hurricane Matthew.


 Sergeant Michael A. Tooley Memorial Service
*Image info: A campaign cover, dog tags and two awards lay on a table at a memorial service for Sergeant Michael A. Tooley at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, August 24,2016. Tooley was born August 7, 1987, in Suffolk, Virginia, and enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 22, 2005.
(USMC photo by Lance Corporal Anthony X. Leite).

 

Sergeant Michael A. Tooley Memorial Service

Added August 26, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, Marines, family members, and friends paid their respects at the memorial service of Sergeant Michael A. Tooley. Tooley was attending a professional military education course at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.

"Now is not the time to question the hand of God or the whims of fate," said Lieutenant Colonel, Tracy Perry, commanding officer, Support Battalion, MCRD San Diego, during the ceremony. "Now is the time to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in a country where families produce men of Michael's caliber, and it is a testament of the fine men and women who join the Marine Corps today."


MCRD San Diego Announces Graduation Date Change
*Image info: Recruits perform forward combat rolls during the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 15, 2015.
(USMC photo/released)

 

MCRD San Diego Announces Graduation Date Change

Added August 17, 2016

MCRD San Diego has announced that 2nd Battalion, Hotel Company, originally scheduled to graduate on November 10, 2016, is now scheduled to graduate one day earlier, on November 9. This change has been made so graduation ceremonies won't interfere with the Marine Corps' birthday, which occurs on November 10.

Click here for a full list of Recruit Graduation Dates.


November 10 is the Marine Corps' Birthday

 

November 10 is the Marine Corps' Birthday

Added August 11, 2016

With the dog days of summer upon us, it's time to start looking forward to autumn.

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.

The tradition runs deep. For years, Marines have been telling each other "Happy Birthday" on November 10th and attending Marine Corps Birthday Balls in cities across the globe. Each year, the Commandant of the Corps reads his "Birthday Message" to all Marines, and they "...reflect upon the legacy of [the] Corps and upon the awesome responsibilities lying ahead." (Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines by Marion F. Sturkey)

Click here to learn more...


Team Marine Parents Participants Need Your Help!

 

Team Marine Parents Participants Need Your Help!

Added August 4, 2016

With August now upon us, the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon is less than three months away

While many members of Team Marine Parents have reached their fundraising goals, there are still a number of team members working toward reaching fundraising goals of $500 to qualify for their bib for the Marine Corps Marathon.

The team members who are still trying to reach their fundraising goals of $500 only have until TOMORROW to do so, and they need your help!

With your kindness and generosity, we know these team members can reach their respective goals.

Whether it's $5, $10, or more, every bit helps, and 100% of your donations will go back to funding the outreach programs of MarineParents.com!

Click on any name below to donate. Thank you for your support!


Marine Parents Volunteers Help Others Navigate the Recruit Process

 

Marine Parents Volunteers Help Others Navigate the Recruit Process

Added June 30, 2016

Recently, two proud Marine mothers and Marine Parents volunteers from Illinois, Beth Bowles and Marnie Stroud, joined forces with Staff Sergeant Derek Meyers at their local Marine recruiting office to help other parents understand what happens once a recruit signs up.

"Family members have a lot of questions they don't know where to go to get answers to," Stroud said. "Can we send the recruits things when they are in training? Can we call them? What happens if they get sick? How do we contact them in an emergency?"

According to Bowles, "It makes the knowledge and experiences of other parents who have been through the process available to others."

"We want to make sure the Marine Corps is the right choice for the enlistee," Staff Sergeant Myers said. "The Delayed Entry Program is a period from 30 days up to a year where we verify the recruit's commitment is real."

If you're interested in doing something similar and giving back to other recruit and Marine families, click here to learn how you can volunteer with MarineParents.com!


Happy Memorial Day

 

Happy Memorial Day

Added May 26, 2016

Today is Memorial Day--a day for reflection, remembrance, and the honoring of the men and women who have served our country over the years.

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. For more than 13 years now, 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.

When American troops first entered Iraq in 2003, we were there. When the government shutdown in 2013 and military families temporarily weren't receiving death benefits, we were there. In the 10-year interim between those events, and in the three years since the shutdown, we've been there, providing several million dollars in direct support of thousands of Marines and their family members.

Whether it's been serving meals to recovering warriors, providing financial assistance to military families, or helping troops and their family members through difficult times in other ways, we're here. Day in and day out, we're doing everything in our power to support our men and women in uniform and their family members.


Corps Approves First Women for Infantry Positions
*Image info: Female Marines with the Lioness Program refill their rifle magazines during live-fire training at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, July 31,2006.
(USMC photo by Sergeant Jennifer Jones).

 

Marine Corps News: Corps Approves First Women for Infantry Positions

Added May 12, 2016

Marine Corps officials announced this week that later this year, the Corps will be getting its first female rifleman and machine gunner.

The two female enlisted Marines made lateral move requests to infantry jobs that have been approved, said Marine Corps spokesman Captain Philip Kulczewski.

The Marine who applied to be an 0311 rifleman is a Lance Corporal while the rank of the Marine approved to be an 0331 machine gunner is not yet clear.

The Marines who applied for infantry jobs are part of a group of 233 women who were granted infantry military occupational specialties earlier this year after passing the Corps' enlisted infantry training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. While all of the 233 women are eligible to apply for infantry jobs, only these two Marines have done so to thus far.


May is Military Appreciation Month

 

May is Military Appreciation Month!

Added May 5, 2016

In 1999, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). NMAM began as a simple idea - to honor, remember, recognize, and appreciate those who serve and have served our great nation.

The first legislation for National Military Appreciation Month (S.Res 33) began in 1999 with the support and sponsorship of Senator John McCain, (R-AZ) and Representative Duncan Hunter, (R-CA) of San Diego, along with over 50 veteran service organizations. In 2004, more comprehensive legislation was passed by unanimous consent in both Houses of Congress, as H. Con. Res. 328 solidified May as National Military Appreciation Month. It also calls for the President of the United States to issue an annual proclamation calling on Americans to recognize this month through a number of ceremonies and events.

Click here to read more.

May 6 is Military Spouses Day

 

May 6 is Military Spouses Day!

Added May 5, 2016

In 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 23, 1984 as "Military Spouse Day." Each year since, the Friday before Mother's Day has been recognized as Military Spouse Day, a day to honor the commitment and sacrifices made on a daily basis by those who have a spouse in the military.

This year, Military Spouses day is this Friday, May 6. We encourage you to thank a military spouse or spouses for the support they provide to our service members. While military life is never easy, having a strong, caring supporter at home can help ease the uncertainty that often goes with it.


Congressman Pushes for Department of Navy Name Change
*Image info: Representative Walter Jones (R-NC).
(U.S. Government photo/released).

 

Marine Corps News: Congressman Pushes for Department of Navy Name Change

Added May 5, 2016

For the 15th time, Representative Walter Jones of North Carolina is attempting to convince Congress to redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

The resolution is included in a draft of the annual defense authorization bill that was approved by the House Armed Services Committee last week. The resolution has made it this far every year since 2001, but it has yet to make it through the House and Senate.

Jones says he is "cautiously optimistic" his resolution will make it through this year, but he's prepared to try again next year if it doesn't.

"I have long been an advocate of giving the Marine Corps the recognition it deserves as one of the official branches of the military," said Jones. "I plan to keep fighting like a bulldog."


Help Us Set the Table for Recovering Warriors

 

Help Us Set the Table for Recovering Warriors!

Added April 28, 2016

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table."

The aforementioned quote was uttered by former president Ronald Reagan during his farewell address, delivered on January 11, 1989, from the Oval Office. Here at Marine Parents, we think these words are just as relevant today as they were more than two-and-a-half decades ago. With that sentiment in mind, we need your help raising $4,000 each month to help our Warrior Support Team continue serving dinners to recovering warriors.

While serving dinners may seem like a small thing, they are loved by the men and women who attend them. And we need your help to ensure that they continue.

Click here to read more.

Foreign-Born Marines Gain Citizenship
*Image info: Top row, from left: Pvt. Daniel K. Adomina, Ghana; Pfc. Leonid V. Alexandrov, Uzbekistan; Pvt. John A. Arkoh, Ghana; Pvt. Carlos E. Effio Galvez, Peru; Pfc. Daniel F. Gonzalez, Colombia. Bottom row, from left: Pfc. Brian E. Iza Cortes, Colombia; Pfc. Wikinnsonn Labady, Netherlands; Pfc. Luis A. Rodriguez Perez, Venezuela; Pvt. Mark Roopnarine, Guyana; Pfc. Waikin Tee, Malaysia; Pvt. Andrii Yonyk, Ukraine.
(Photos by Sergeant Jennifer Schubert).

 

Marine Corps News: Foreign-Born Marines Gain Citizenship

Added April 28, 2016

Earning the title of "Marine" isn't something limited to American-born individuals. Every year, men and women from around the world join the Marine Corps with the goal of not only protecting our country at home and abroad, but also to earn the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Last week, 11 new Marines took the Oath of Allegiance and became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. "United States citizenship is the greatest honor we grant," said Wendy Wilcox of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. "For these Marines, today's naturalization ceremony represents their final step in their journey to American citizenship. Their path to citizenship is especially remarkable because they first pledge themselves to support and defend the United States before choosing to become American citizens."


Share Your Knowledge and Experience

Share Your Knowledge and Experience

Added April 15, 2016

We would like to encourage you to contact your son or daughter's recruiter to see if they would like you to share some words about the help and fellowship you've experienced through MarineParents.com outreach services such as RecruitParents.com, Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups, and Marine Family Network. If you're not too fond of speaking in front of others, perhaps you can offer to sit at an exhibit table with brochures and information to help lead the way to MarineParents.com, a source of support in this journey.

To help facilitate this sharing of information, we've put together the "Corps Kit," an informational presentation kit that outlines the services provided by MarineParents.com and RecruitParents.com. We offer two different kits. The first kit is our Corps Kit™: Poolee Presentation Kit is intended for use on a display table during Parents and Poolees functions put on by your local Marine Corps recruiting office. This kit is for distribution to Marine Corps Recruiters only.

Click here to learn more.

Men and Women Must Meet Same Standards for Combat Jobs
*Image info: A recruit practices the sitting position at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
(USMC photo by Pfc. Carlin Warren).

 

Marine Corps News: Men and Women Must Meet Same Standards for Combat Jobs

Added April 14, 2016

Marine Corps officials recently announced that male and female Marines must meet the same physical standards to be assigned to load-bearing units, such as infantry battalions, combat engineer companies, and Raider companies, according to Yvonne Carlock, a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps' Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Previously, the Marine Corps had separate assignment policies for men and women, and this new administrative message does not apply to lateral moves into ground combat military occupational specialties.


Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

 

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Added April 7, 2016

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and, more specifically, April 10-16 is 2016's Volunteer Appreciation Week. To mark the occasion, organizations across the country are committed to recognizing the hard work and dedication of those who volunteer on their behalves, and Marine Parents would like to do the same.

Our organization could not exist if it were not for the contributions of hundreds of parents around the United States. Our volunteers have taken that one step further and contribute endless hours answering emails, moderating our social media groups, researching information, and supporting the parents, spouses, family and friends of our United States Marines. The dedication to the Marine Corps from each of these individuals benefits thousands of families around the world.

Click here to read more.

2016 TMP Registration

2016 TMP Registration is Now Open

Added April 7, 2016

2016 Registration for Team Marine Parents is now open! Raising awareness and funds for a grassroots organization starts on a grassroots level; it starts with YOU. If you enjoy running or competing in athletic events, encouraging communities to engage in troop support activities, and raising money for a good cause, then TMP is a great fit for you.

Also, if you are planning on running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon, consider running with TMP. We only have 30 charity partner bibs remaining, so if you didn't make it in through the lottery, join the team and get your bib today!

Click here to learn more about Team Marine Parents.

8th & I
*Image info: Tom Henderson in his new dress blue uniform with his son, Dan.
(MarineParents.com image).

 

Marine Parents Helps World War II Marine Combat Veteran's Dream Come True

Added April 7, 2016

In April of 1943, with the world at war for the second time in less than three decades, Thomas Ivan Henderson, an 18-year-old from Kankakee, Illinois, was notified that he had been drafted into the military and would soon be heading off to war. Henderson, a high school senior at the time, was on his way to the draft board to try to convince the members to let him finish high school before shipping out when he saw a life-size cardboard "cutout" of a Marine non-commissioned officer in a crisp "dress blue" uniform in the window of the local Montgomery Ward store encouraging eligible young men to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. "That blue uniform really looked nice," Henderson recalled. "Maybe I [could] impress my girlfriend when I [wore] it."

Click here to read more

8th & I
(Department of Defense image/released).

 

April is the Month of the Military Child

Added April 7, 2016

Established in 1986 by then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, April is the Month of the Military Child.

Marine Parents would like to take this opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and support of the approximately 2 million U.S. military children 18 years old and younger who have one or both parents serving in the armed forces.


8th & I

 

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

Added April 7, 2016

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. To mark the occasion, organizations across the country are committed to recognizing the hard work and dedication of those who volunteer on their behalves, and Marine Parents would like to do the same.

Our organization could not exist if it were not for the contributions of hundreds of parents around the United States. Our volunteers have taken that one step further and contribute endless hours answering emails, moderating our social media groups, researching information, and supporting the parents, spouses, family and friends of our United States Marines. The dedication to the Marine Corps from each of these individuals benefits thousands of families around the world.

Click here to read more.

Inside Parris Island

Inside Parris Island

Added March 25, 2016

Behind the scenes of boot camp, there are Marines and sailors who support the drill instructors in their mission of transforming the country's best and brightest into Marines. Here's a closer look at one of them.

The monument is one of three one-third-sized models of the monument, which commemorates the raising of the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

Sgt. Ross C. Kramer, a field training instructor with Weapons and Field Training Battalion, explains why he serves with pride. Click here to watch video.



(USMC Photos by Michael Kaneshige/released).

Marine Corps Battle Color Ceremony Tour Comes to Parris Island

Added March 22, 2016

The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Silent Drill Platoon, both based at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., performed March 13, 2016, to an audience of more than 1,000 recruits, Marines, and civilians aboard Marine Corps Recruiting Depot Parris Island, S.C. The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps played a variety of modern and traditional marching music. The Silent Drill Platoon executed nearly 15 minutes of unique drill movements without verbal commands. The performance was part of the detachment's 2016 spring tour.


Marine Corps News: Iwo Jima Monument at Parris Island Refurbished
*Image info: The Iwo Jima Monument at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., is unveiled after months of extensive renovations, during a ceremony on the Peatross Parade Deck, on March 14, 2016.
(USMC photo by Michael Kaneshige/released).

 

Marine Corps News: Iwo Jima Monument at Parris Island Refurbished

Added March 17, 2016

This Monday, March 14, 2016, saw the unveiling of the refurbished Iwo Jima Monument at MCRD Parris Island during a ceremony on the Peatross Parade Deck.

The monument is one of three one-third-sized models of the monument, which commemorates the raising of the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

The monument at Parris Island was dedicated in 1952, and this refurbishment will extend its life by at least 20 years. The renovations cost more than $450,000 and took 2,500 hours man-hours of work.


Secretary of the Navy observes recruit training on Parris Island
*Image info: (USMC photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Thomas/released).

 

Secretary of the Navy observes recruit training on Parris Island

Added March 8, 2016

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, center, speaks with Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green, left, and 1st Lt. Terri L. Piekosz, a series commander with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, March 3, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C. Mabus visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in order to see firsthand how young men and women from across the country are transformed into United States Marines. Recruit training was consolidated under Recruit Training Regiment in 1986, and since then, all those desiring to complete recruit training must follow the same training program of instruction, and must complete the same graduation requirements.


Attend a Poolee Family Night on Our Behalf
(MarineParents.com image).

 

Attend a Poolee Family Night on Our Behalf

Added March 3, 2016

The missions of Marine and Recruit Parents are two-prong—to provide support, information, and services to poolees, recruits, and Marines and their family members, as well as providing opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, MarineParents.com's Corporate Secretary, Marilyn Dilts, accomplished both parts of those missions by attending a poolee family night event in Lebanon, Missouri.

Click here to read more.

Marine Parents Celebrates 13 Years of Service

 

Marine Parents Celebrates 13 Years of Service

Added January 21, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Thursday, January 21, 2016, marks the 13th anniversary of the founding of MarineParents.com, Inc.

In the 13 years since Founder & Executive Director Tracy Della Vecchia began MarineParents.com in her home, much has changed with the organization. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is our dedication and commitment to supporting Marines through all stages of their career in the Corps and providing "a Place to Connect & Share"® for recruit and Marine families.

Click here to read more.

Parris Island Celebrates 240th Marine Corps Birthday

 

Parris Island Celebrates 240th Marine Corps Birthday

Added November 16, 2015

Last Wednesday, November 11, 2015, MCRD Parris Island held a special ceremony in honor of the 240th anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps.

During the ceremony, the history of the Corps was celebrated, with Marines dressing up in various historical uniforms, dating back to the 1700s. There was also the traditional cutting of the cake, symbolizing the passing of knowledge from one generation of Marines to the next. Birthday celebrations will continue at MCRD Parris Island this week as well.


Parris Island Marks Centennial
(USMC photo by Cpl. William Perkins/released).

 

Marine Corps News: Parris Island Marks Centennial

Added October 30, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

To mark the occasion, a flyover of approximately 600 new graduates of "Centennial" Charlie and Oscar companies was held last Friday, October 16, along with a speech by Commandant General Robert Neller.

Parris Island is Corps' second oldest post and continually operating recruit training installation, and approximately 19,000 recruits arrive each year, totaling more than one million Marine recruits over the last 100 years.



Iron Mike Rededication

"Iron Mike" Rededication

Added October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015, saw Colonel John Peck, commanding officer of Headquarters and Service Battalion, rededicate the "Iron Mike" Monument as part of the centennial celebration on Parris Island, South Carolina. The monument was originally dedicated to the Marines who trained on Parris Island and later died in World War I. Iron Mike, also know as the Monument to U.S. Marines, has stood on Parris Island as a reminder of sacrifice and duty since 1924.


MCRD Parris Island We Make Marines Sign

2016 Parris Island Graduation Dates Posted!

Added October 14, 2015
We have extended our list of boot camp companies and graduations for Parris Island ship dates from November 2015 through July 2016. If your poolee is a few months away from shipping, join our poolee parent group. If your loved one is shipping to Parris Island soon, join the Official MarineParents.com Company Facebook group corresponding with their ship date.

Click here for Female Recruit Graduation Groups.

Click here for Male Recruit Graduation Groups.


MCRD San Diego Eagle

2016 San Diego Graduation Dates Posted!

Added October 9, 2015
We have extended our list of boot camp companies and graduations for San Diego ship dates from November 2015 through July 2016. If your poolee is a few months away from shipping, join our poolee parent group. If your loved one is shipping to San Diego soon, join the Official MarineParents.com Company Facebook group corresponding with their ship date.

Click here to join a San Diego group.


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Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups

Added August 25, 2015
We have a place to connect and share with other family members who have a recruit in Marine Corps boot camp.

Click here to join a group.


Marines

Four Marines Killed in Attack on Tennessee Naval Facility

Added July 16, 2015

The following statement was announced on the Official U.S. Marine Corps Facebook page at approximately 2:30 PM, CST:

"The Marine Corps can confirm four Marine fatalities at the Navy & Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN. Names of these Marines will be released upon notification of the next of kin.

We can also confirm one Marine Corps recruiter suffered a wound to the leg while working at the Chattanooga recruiting office, was treated at a local hospital and has been released.

Our priorities are focused on supporting the families of our Marines involved and assisting local investigators."

Click here to view the Marine Corps' Facebook page.


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