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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.

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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

 

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.

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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."

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