Illinois Marine Families


Illinois Marine Families

This state group is for Marines and family members who live in Illinois to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.

Members: 169
Latest Activity: May 16

Welcome to the Illinois Group!

Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Sandy as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

Click here for quick access to the Illinois Marine Families News Articles discussion forum.


Illinois Support Groups (Brick and Mortar)
Support groups from Illinois that have a group on MFN will be listed below. These are support groups that meet in person. Click the name of the group to learn more and visit their group page here on MFN:


Discussion Forum


Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 16. 252 Replies

Illinois Marine Families News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 9. 21 Replies

Husband leaving 9-23-13 for boot camp

Started by RctWife13. Last reply by RctWife13 Sep 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Marine Family Around Springfield

Started by MOMof2. Last reply by Momraptor Jul 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Since this is the best state EVER...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jan 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Since this is the best state EVER...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Jan 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Central IL

Started by Kenneths Mom (Shayna). Last reply by MissLaura Oct 26, 2012. 8 Replies

I would like to introduce myself...

Started by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam). Last reply by 1~alwaysf8hful (Pam) Oct 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Im from central Illinois

Started by proudmarinemom. Last reply by RyansMom(Gina) Aug 23, 2012. 31 Replies

Frankfort, Illinois Lincoln Way High School

Started by John4th. Last reply by catone Mar 10, 2012. 5 Replies

Looking to Volunteer during the Holiday Season.

Started by pam660. Last reply by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Nov 23, 2011. 6 Replies

Just wanted to introduce myself!

Started by librarian. Last reply by LibertyMom Nov 15, 2011. 10 Replies


Started by LibertyMom. Last reply by LibertyMom Oct 31, 2011. 2 Replies

new to group

Started by Mom of 3. Last reply by 1~PMMOM (Martha) Sep 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Anyone have a Reservist with the Peoria Marines?

Started by JVMom321. Last reply by 1~PMMOM (Martha) Aug 9, 2011. 1 Reply

We are from Illinois!

Started by imsoproudofAndy11~Tammy. Last reply by Kenneths Mom (Shayna) Aug 8, 2011. 50 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by KrisLeigh on September 22, 2014 at 11:55pm

Thnx Keri :)

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 22, 2014 at 8:24pm
CFC -- Combined Federal Campaign
I think it's tied into the MCHF, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and they display artifacts in certain times in Marine Corps history. At least this is what I understand from reading the MCHF web page.
Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong. :)
Comment by KrisLeigh on September 22, 2014 at 10:04am

What is CFC?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 21, 2014 at 8:04am
This week if anyone interested -- CFC Exhibits at Scott Air Force Base, September 23rd.
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 23, 2014 at 12:24am
If anyone is interested, August 23, 2014, Marengo, IL. All day: 1st Annual Motorcycle Run benefitting The Heart Of A Marine Foundation
Comment by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM on September 30, 2013 at 9:16am

No worries, Homeissafe 2!  No pass required.  All you need is

Vehicle operators must possess:

  • a valid driver’s license
  • vehicle registration (for rental cars, present a copy of the contract you signed at the rental car agency)
  • proof of automobile insurance

Safe travels and CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter!

With pride in and prayers for all who serve our country,

Sandy (1~sandyr)

Director of Online Support Services

VPMM of Brian

Comment by Homeissafe_2 on September 30, 2013 at 7:14am

I am from Red Bud Illinois, my daughter is graduating from Parris Island on Oct. 4, 2013.  We have still not received a pass to get on base...Is that normal. We leave Wed. Oct. 2, 2013 morning to go to her graduation I hope to get it on time!!

Comment by ILMarineMom on July 30, 2013 at 8:45pm
How's everyone doing? Haven't had a chance to post lately. Hope everyone and their families are well. Still looking for other members in the Southern Illinois area to possibly start face to face meetings with.
Comment by Aletse70 on July 18, 2013 at 1:34am
NorthWest suburbs of Chicago, saying hello :)
Comment by ILMarineMom on July 16, 2013 at 9:29pm
Used to live in Northern until about 7 years ago. Still feel like I am in a completely different world here. Nice to meet you.

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