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Capt. James E. Frederick, VMFA-115, MAG 31, From Texas, 12/7/2016

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Please post your Condolences below the article:Air Station mourns the loss of one of its own as Marine pilot dies in crash in JapanBy Stephen Fastenau | December 9, 2016 9:20 AMA Marine pilot…Continue

Condolences: Maj. Richard Norton, VMFA 232 MAG 11, from CA 7/28/2016

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Please post condolences for the Norton family below.Maj. RIchard Norton. Photo via US Marine CorpsMarine Killed in Hornet Crash Near Twentynine Palms IdentifiedBy: Sam LaGrone July 30, 2016 6:39…Continue

Condolences: SSgt. Louis F. Cardin, 2/6 Marine from CA, 3/19/2016

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Please post your condolences for SSgt. Cardin below this article.The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Staff Sgt. Louis F.…Continue

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Condolences: Sgt. William J. Turner, HMH 463 Marine from Florala, AL 1/14/2016

Started this discussion. Last reply by Proud Parents Jan 24, 2016. 6 Replies

Please leave your condolence for Sgt. Turner below.12 missing Marines officially declared deadPosted: Jan 21, 2016 5:58 PM CST | Updated: Jan 21, 2016 8:34 PM CST By Clayton WakidaMARINE CORPS BASE…Continue

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If you're a Facebook user, you can join the Official Recruit Parents Parris Island Facebook Groups for each company as listed below. It's a Place to Connect & Share with family members for YOUR recruit's graduation date.  If Facebook isn't for you, join the groups listed in the announcements box.Alpha Company MCRD Parris IslandGraduation Dates:December 11, 2015 (ship 9/14)…See More
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The Best Super Bowl Party Ever!!

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Walter Reed Super Bowl Party

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Could it get any more fun than this?? Great times for our Wounded Heroes!!

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm 5 Comments

WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE!! Feel free to share this and help spread the word!! 

As most of you know, our Purple Heart Hero Support™, an Outreach Program of, normally serves 200 dinners at Balboa Hospital to our Wounded Heroes every Thursday…


Reflections from two volunteers on the 1/5 Memorial Ceremony

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

I wanted to share some poignant writings that came to my email box after the 1/5 Memorial Ceremony held at Camp Pendleton on November 4, 2011 upon their return from Afghanistan last fall.

From Joyce: a Marine Mom and manager of our PHHS-West outreach program:

Dear Tracy,

I don't know whether you would be interested in posting Buck's…


Camp Lejeune Water and VFW Call to Action

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 9:22am 0 Comments

According to the July 8th issue of the VFW Washington Weekly, "The Marine Corps family stationed at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987 is aware of some severe health issues that may have resulted from using contaminated well water that contained carcinogens".   The VFW has strongly supported "Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2011 (S. 277)," which would provide VA healthcare to assigned Marines, their families and veterans.


Now the VFW has learned that…


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At 8:40am on June 9, 2016, Ethansfam said…
My son shipped june 6th to san deigo so proud of you Ethan
At 8:48pm on July 29, 2014, Kit said…
Hello All, I had a phone call from my son today to inquire about graduation travel arrangements. It is the first time I have heard his voice in over 11 weeks. What a gift. Thank you!!
At 8:04am on June 9, 2014, Shelia said…
My son leaves for boot camp pi on Monday can't believe a week from today he will be on his way to pi
At 12:06pm on March 24, 2014, Marguerite Nelson said…
How can I find out why my recruit isn't getting our mail?
At 3:55pm on January 9, 2014, Zach's mom Karen said…

Yes..Whew!..Thanks for all your help!

At 1:43am on July 15, 2013, Grandpa Henry said…

Where is the most near and close Hotel/motel  to the Marine base.??

Grand- PA,   H.G.


At 2:57pm on March 9, 2013, RoseL said…

I would like to start a group for parents, family and friends of poolees of ship date August 12,2013 to MCRD San Diego

At 8:48pm on January 15, 2013, frankiebaby said…

hi I'm new here and not sure what I"m doing!!!

At 7:20pm on December 10, 2012, 1~PHHS Manager 29 Palms (Tracie) said…

Thanks Barb. I am still trying to cruise my way around here. I am getting there a little bit better everyday! 

At 9:10pm on August 31, 2012, RyanvsNanaele said…
Someone told me only one car is allowed in on graduation day. Is it true

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