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For Parents & Families of Marines

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Verse of the Day.....

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A place for support for families of deployed

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Watching a new depart

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Proud Parents of Officers

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TBS Information

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Gold Star Family Day is September 27, 2015

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~ 42nd St, Tonight ~

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American Military University

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Sere training

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~ Founder's Day ~

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Support for our Fallen Heroes / Families

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BIG Happinesses

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Dad's Roll Call Part III

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One small happiness

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Comment by karinms on August 23, 2011 at 11:04am

Hi, Im a new Marine Mom! Very Proud indeed! My son is finishing up his MCT at Camp Pendleton, then off to Florida for a year of training for his MOS. So that means at least one more year of knowing he is not in a war zone. My questions for you more experienced parents are: How do you cope with the stress of your child being in a war zone? Do you ever adjust, and not spend every waking minute worrying? Every story I see right now about a soldier losing his or her life, just makes me cry every time. And it always bothered me, but I wouldnt just start sobbing. Now I cant stop sobbing. I am hoping I will adjust during this next year. Thankfully, he is with the best fighting force in the world, and I know his brothers will watch his back, but still, thats my baby!  
Any advice will be greatly appreciated! I am so thankful this site is here. It is very helpful to be able to talk with other parents, who understand. May God bless you all, and may our troops come home safely!

Comment by north02 (Barb) on August 11, 2011 at 3:04pm

Most of my son's calls this time are coming through as US

gov't Hawaii !! That one sure threw me first time !

Comment by mommiema on August 11, 2011 at 2:38pm

Every time my son deployed, I answered every phone call!  Like Julie said, if it was a telemarketer, I hung up.  Some of my sons calls came through as "unknown, unknown", others as AT&T, it really depends.  I didn't take chances.  ;)

Comment by 17smom on August 11, 2011 at 2:32pm

I know my son's calls were all six digit numbers that showed up on my cell phone like:  654-234.  After awhile, I realized there were a series of numbers that might show up:  like 654-234 or 654-235, etc.  I finally figured out they had a "phone bank" of voice-over-IP lines they were using.  I programmed them all into my cell phone so ring tone for all of them was The Marine Corps hymn.  I don't think I ever got a call from a satellite phone, so I don't know what those look like.


My best recommendation for not missing calls is to forward your home phone to your cell phone so you don't miss calls.  I did that for the entire deployment last time.  Although I was sometimes bothered by telemarkerters, I just hung up on them ;>


In general, always answer the phone even if you don't recognize the number, because you never know how your son's call will be routed.



3/3 Weapons Co.


Comment by knightmom (Kathi) on August 11, 2011 at 2:05pm
Hi momof5....preparing to head there, and what I have heard is that it can be different everytime if using a SAT phone because it bounces off the satellite differently (something like that)...anyways here is the link to a group here on MarineParents for deployed Marines... They have tons of info here. Best of luck to you!
Comment by momof5 on August 11, 2011 at 1:28pm

Hey parents !!!! Anyone have their Marine deployed to Afghanastan?

Afraid I may have missed a call and was curious if anyone would b familiar w/ the phone nunmber that appeared on their caller id?

Comment by mmos711 on July 30, 2011 at 1:01pm

Thanks. We couldn't ask for better kids. I always thank the Lord for giving me such great kids. Good thing too. He knew I couldn't have handled some of His wilder creations!

Ha! My husband just passed through and said "thats what the Marines are for..."  Very Funny!

Comment by paraqac (Margie) on June 21, 2011 at 11:18pm
VERY glad for your Marine and you.

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