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For Parents & Families of Marines

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This ‘n That

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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

Started by Francestx. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 4, 2016. 9 Replies

Proud Parents of Officers

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by carolRN Jan 16, 2016. 376 Replies

TBS Information

Started by usmcpride. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Nov 22, 2015. 1 Reply

Gold Star Family Day is September 27, 2015

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 19, 2015. 3 Replies

~ 42nd St, Tonight ~

Started by Iron~Mike. Last reply by 1~17smom (Julie) Aug 11, 2015. 9 Replies

American Military University

Started by Cheysproudmom (Jessie). Last reply by Maggie Jun 29, 2015. 1 Reply

Sere training

Started by JD'sMom. Last reply by Maggie Jun 29, 2015. 3 Replies

~ Founder's Day ~

Started by Iron~Mike. Last reply by faithful Marine momwi Jun 16, 2015. 1 Reply

Support for our Fallen Heroes / Families

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer May 18, 2015. 3 Replies

BIG Happinesses

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by alex2toes Mar 25, 2015. 141 Replies

Dad's Roll Call Part III

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One small happiness

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Comment by alex2toes on February 12, 2016 at 8:47am
Webcast: Marine Commandant discusses future of the Corps with Marines

Scheduled from Feb 12 2016 10:27 AM EST to Feb 18 2016 11:40 AM EST

The 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, will hold a town hall with Marines Feb. 12, 2015, to discuss his planning guidance, expectations for Marines, and the state and future of the Corps.

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Comment by alex2toes on February 12, 2016 at 4:47am

Does anyone know who you talk to about getting your credits from the Marines for your college application?

Comment by alex2toes on January 24, 2016 at 7:10am

Hope all our Alaska parents are ok after the earthquake.

Comment by alex2toes on January 23, 2016 at 8:02am

Hope all you East Coast parents are safe & warm. 

I hope all our Marines at LeJeune are warm too. lol

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on January 22, 2016 at 11:02pm
Comment by alex2toes on January 9, 2016 at 2:53pm

And Julie, there are a couple of other points, he is free. That is how he lived before the Marines adopted him and that was his choice. Secondly, He has probably lived longer this way than if he had been left in Afghanistan.

Comment by 1~17smom (Julie) on January 9, 2016 at 2:49pm

Sigh.  No, but we never give up hope.  He was shot in the head in Afghanistan and crawled off, and the Marines thought that was it for him.  He showed up a month later, and was ready to patrol again with his Marines.  Central Texas is filled with large open watering holes, lots of woods, and Afghani Kuchi dogs are a canny, self-sufficient lot.  Kuchi is a breed unique to Afghanistan, named after the nomadic tribe of the same name.  They forage for themselves, lope along for hours with the tribe, are very gentle with and protective of old folks and children.  Kujo used to leap into the Helmand river and come up with a fish for lunch, and occasionally jumped the 7-foot wall of a compound to grab a chicken.  He was not allowed on base, so he dug himself a deep hole every night and slept in it until the Marines appeared at the gate.  If any dog could survive for several years on his own, it would be Kujo.  We are heartened every time we read a story of a dog discovered 5 years later, due to his microchip.  Kujo is chipped.  And there has been a mysterious appearance of very Kuchi-lookng dogs in central Texas :).  My son is very philosophical about it all.  Even if Kujo was shot by a rancher while raiding his hen house (which is quite possible), he had an amazing two years of love and comfort in America.  Just as important in my mind, the Marines did the right thing for their own hearts by bringing him home.

Comment by alex2toes on January 9, 2016 at 1:51pm

Julie, was he ever found?

Comment by 1~17smom (Julie) on January 9, 2016 at 1:03pm

I'm a big fan of the Nowzad group, a shelter and rescue organization based in Kabul, started by a British Royal Marine after he rescued a dog from that kids were throwing rocks at in Nowzad.  That agency helped my son bring home the stray dog that had adopted his squad while they were serving in Helmand province. They are awesome.  The squad named the dog Kujo, and I've posted his story here before:

Comment by Beanpole's Mom on January 9, 2016 at 12:08pm

My son is stationed in Japan, and he was psyched when they finally adopted a barracks cat (unofficially, of course)!


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