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This group is for questions and comments about care packages for our deployed Marines.  On the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

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Latest Activity: Feb 12

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Discussion Forum

care package ideas-- what i learned

Started by kelly . Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 1, 2016. 8 Replies

NEWS ARTICLE: Overseas shipping of many electronics

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by Nannette (Alex's Mom) Mar 7, 2014. 9 Replies

CPP Volunteer Lost Her Marine

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by Deborah Anne Sep 26, 2013. 1 Reply

It's FREEZING Over There!

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer Jan 11, 2013. 2 Replies

mailing milk?

Started by 1~lcs1925 (Susan). Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) Dec 1, 2012. 15 Replies

Christmas Care Packages

Started by ShAwNs PrOuD mOm. Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) Oct 29, 2012. 1 Reply

apple pie in a jar?

Started by Born2x. Last reply by Born2x Oct 26, 2012. 5 Replies

want to help

Started by proud mom. Last reply by proud mom Oct 4, 2012. 13 Replies

Fresh fruit?

Started by Born2x. Last reply by aggiemom Oct 4, 2012. 9 Replies

sewing projects

Started by Born2x. Last reply by Born2x Jun 27, 2012. 8 Replies

Jet Boil Fuel Supplier

Started by SocalMom. Last reply by Tiny1pj Jun 5, 2012. 12 Replies

Covert Threads Socks

Started by 1~lcs1925 (Susan). Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) May 22, 2012. 18 Replies

Birthday Parties While Deployed: Good Ideas

Started by 17smom. Last reply by nevergiveup May 11, 2012. 13 Replies

Care Packages to Cali

Started by ShAwNs PrOuD mOm. Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) May 8, 2012. 3 Replies


Started by mom-md. Last reply by mom-md Apr 30, 2012. 11 Replies

Anybody out there?

Started by NTDSTYM. Last reply by alex2toes Mar 15, 2012. 13 Replies

Regional mailing?

Started by Born2x. Last reply by SemperGumby Mom Mar 14, 2012. 15 Replies

Just wondering!

Started by HisGirl_2403. Last reply by HisGirl_2403 Feb 5, 2012. 9 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on September 2, 2014 at 9:25pm
Don't forget to keep voting ! SGT John Dussault is in the lead now but by less than 200 votes. We have to keep voting!
If you missed it, please check out this link to vote for a Sgt. in the Marine Corps for American Hero of the Year. The deadline for voting is just a few days (Sept. 6) from now. The Sgt. is one of five finalists for American Hero of the Year and the only Marine:
Thank you!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on April 7, 2014 at 8:12pm
Interested in a live chat on MFN?
Tracy, founder of, Inc., has started a topic asking for your input. We are able to man a live chat directly on MFN. It would be a general chat, moderated, of course. Please share your thoughts with Tracy by going either to the home page where you'll see the topic started in the center, just above the 'do you shop at Amazonsmile' logo (which if you check that out it will donate .5% of everything you spend at Amazon to MarineParents when you check out - it's simple to set up !! ) :

Here is the direct link to the topic:

Go try it. It's like an instant chat feature running in the lower right hand corner. You don't need java for it to run. You can keep your boards open. You can choose when you want to be in the chat room and when you don't.

You guys know how it works .... I know you have chased that GREEN DOT before !! Same concept. So log in and chat away !! You can clear your chat history. Mods will be available to answer questions. We think you will like it it. It's up and running right now so give it try !
Thank you!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on February 21, 2014 at 10:03pm
Thanks Donna I wasn't sure if you emailed after every request or just those that you had questions on.

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer – Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl Vince
Comment by Nannette (Alex's Mom) on February 21, 2014 at 8:32pm
Donna, sent my email address. Wrote his address in comment box. Thank you so much!
Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on February 21, 2014 at 3:58pm
Nannette I think they only email you if they have questions about any information that you submitted ie his address, unit, etc. I'll check though.

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer – Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl Vince
Comment by Nannette (Alex's Mom) on February 21, 2014 at 10:21am
Submitted for care package, but not sure it worked. Do they send you an email?
Comment by littledrip on February 19, 2014 at 5:57pm

Hi Jeff,

  I have more than my share of senior moments too! LOL.    Hope the paperwork gets sorted out for April. For some reason, the FRO even had to look carefully to find his name, but eventually did find it.   We have been able to get several pkgs off to him already.  We are even starting to send a second round of some items that were "taken" from the shower area or used up already.   I am sure he will appreciate it whatever he gets and whenever it arrives.



Comment by 1~iansdad (Jeff) on February 19, 2014 at 12:24pm

Dang it! I hate when I have a senior moment. LD, I forgot to tell you that we weren't able to pull your son's paperwork from the pile, but it was confirmed that his name was on the list to be packed and shipped. We will try again at the April pack out.

Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on February 18, 2014 at 9:48pm
Hope everyone is doing well. It's been a long winter here in WV ! Calling for rain the next few days but that's better than snow and ice. Soon our local Poolees should be able to get outside to train in warmer weather. Yay ! Check out the blog below & order a Poolee kit for your local recruiting station. Help them & their families find MarineFamilyNetwork & the support that you found :)

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer – Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl Vince
Comment by littledrip on January 17, 2014 at 12:26pm

CARE PACKAGE REQUEST: Thanks, Julie.  I just submitted a request for a care pkg from your link.  My son's address/unit was not listed in the drop down though.  I rec'd his address from our son today. It looks like the drop down needs to be udpated. He is deployed now and in country.   I added his address in the comments section on the form.




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