For Parents of Marines

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This ‘n That

Started by Marine Parents Inc. Last reply by Robert 4 hours ago. 44685 Replies

Verse of the Day.....

Started by knightmom (Kathi). Last reply by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Monday. 4304 Replies

Proud Parents of Officers

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~lcs1925 (Susan) Mar 30. 360 Replies

Support for our Fallen Heroes / Families

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer Mar 27. 2 Replies

BIG Happinesses

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by alex2toes Mar 25. 141 Replies

Dad's Roll Call Part III

Started by 1~iansdad (Jeff). Last reply by Tiny1pj Feb 10. 110 Replies

One small happiness

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by faithful Marine momwi Jan 20. 615 Replies

where did they go after itb east....

Started by makayla5014. Last reply by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) Jan 6. 1 Reply

Depot for Graduation

Started by Ladybug~Michelle. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Dec 8, 2014. 8 Replies

Advanced Radio Operators Course

Started by scampboys3 Nov 10, 2014. 0 Replies

holidays and travel question

Started by mcfam. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Oct 24, 2014. 20 Replies

deployment soon?

Started by RDRzmom. Last reply by Krewe of Oorah Sep 23, 2014. 29 Replies

An easy way that YOU can help Gold Star moms and dads

Started by 1~Good2GoMom (Barb). Last reply by RDRzmom Sep 17, 2014. 33 Replies

LES/Leave Days

Started by momofDomin8r56. Last reply by momofDomin8r56 Sep 17, 2014. 21 Replies

I Remember When . . .

Started by 1~17smom (Julie). Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Sep 6, 2014. 93 Replies

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Comment by willow 11 hours ago
Awesome video - thanks for sharing it 1~Keri!
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) 12 hours ago

Can never say enough thanks for what our Marines do...

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 25, 2015 at 8:30pm
March is National Reading Month!

The EGA Shop is reducing inventory, so a lot of books are on clearance. Now is the time to shop... :)
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on March 15, 2015 at 11:58pm
Members wishing to express their sympathies to family and friends of the seven Marines, please find the condolence topic here:
Comment by alex2toes on February 23, 2015 at 5:17am

Comment by alex2toes on January 30, 2015 at 7:38pm

Just a reminder for all you parents who have a Marine EAS-ing this year. The filing for FASA needs to be completed no later than Feb 15th, if you Marine plans on going to school in the 15-16 school year. here is a link to that:

They will also need to register with the VA in order to take advantage of their GI Bill. The VA web site also has a list of all schools that the GI Bill may be used at. here is a link for that:

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 10, 2015 at 11:39am
The Support Our Troops: Souper Hero Campaign 2015 is in progress:
Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on January 10, 2015 at 5:37am

12 O'Clock High? Combat? Any of those ring a bell? So yeah, I have the map, markers & cave going in my head too. I was just wondering because my son had just completed ITX in Nov. And I know ITX was used as a final training exercise before deployment . BUT I also know that they are scheduled for a UDP sometime this coming year. I was just trying to get a sense for how that worked. I know Units have a rotation and I was just trying to piece together the rhythm of the whole thing. Because for all our talk about Semper Gumby, they usually is a certain rhythm. We may not like the tune it follows and we may want to be the melodic line so we can direct the where it goes, but there is always a rhythm, a sense of order.

Comment by 1~17smom (Julie) on January 9, 2015 at 10:51pm

Dianne, I know you know it all gets back to "Needs of the Corps."  While I think the MEUs are supposed to be the "first responders" and are strategically placed around the world in order to play that role, if things get really dicey, any Marine, anywhere, is going to go where needed.  I always picture some big room buried in some cavern somewhere, where all the important guys have little models laid out on a big global map, and are saying things like, "OK....if we move these guys there, and we move those guys in behind them and then . . . hmmm, nope, no, that won't work.  OK, let's say we move those guys here, and we put these guys over there.  Yeah, yeah, that could work."  Or did I watch too many movies like "Dr. Strangelove,"  "Mars Attacks" and just about every James Bond movie?  I'm just glad I'm not the one who has to figure that out.

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on January 9, 2015 at 9:37pm

True. I just also know the policy change that occurred with the 31st MEU and I cannot imagine them leaving Okinawa undefended


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