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Condolences: LCpl. Michael A. Tuttle, 3rd Maintenance BN Marine from IN, 11/18/2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by happymom 11 hours ago. 8 Replies

Please post condolences for the Tuttle family below this article.Marine who died in Okinawa identifiedBy Derrick Perkins, Staff writer12:05 p.m. EST November 19, 2014Corps officials have identified…Continue

Condolences: LCpl. Steven J. Szymanski, 2nd LAR Marine from MI, 10/21/2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Oct 30. 9 Replies

Please post condolences for the Szymanski family below this article.U.S. Marine from Midland dies during training at Fort Bragg MIDLAND, MI — A 24-year-old Marine from Midland died during a training…Continue

Condolences: LCpl. Sean P. Neal, 2/7 Marine from CA, 10/23/2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1~donna from wi Oct 28. 8 Replies

Please post condolences for the Neal family below the official announcement.IMMEDIATE RELEASERelease No: NR-539-14October 24, 2014DoD Identifies Marine CasualtyThe Department of Defense announced…Continue

Condolences: Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 3rd MAW, MAG 16 Marine from IN, 10/01/2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by raisedhimright Oct 29. 14 Replies

Please post condolences for the Spears family below this announcement.Navy Identifies Marine Lost at SeaFrom a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command News ReleaseWASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2014 – Commander, U.S.…Continue


1. Platoon #3233

Posted by 1~Kristine064 on October 27, 2014

3. The First Phone Call

Posted by MarineMom on November 22, 2014

4. Letter to Santa

Added by KiloMom3082 on November 19, 2014


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This group is a place for Wives, Fiancées and Girlfriends of Recruits to connect and share on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.CLICK HERE FOR MFN POSTING GUIDELINES CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL MCRD SD FACEBOOK PAGE …See More
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loveamp4ever commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"Aj'smom -Thank you so much for the information. Once he get the chance to call he will. I just miss him alot, he didn't get to come home like some of the other Marines before he got deployed. So that's what is bothering me to. I truly…"
58 minutes ago
Robert replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents of Marines
"Good morning all! It's mild outside. Didn't even need my overcoat. Then again it's supposed to get up to 65° on Monday! This is crazy! Probably get some snow later in the week. Oh well. AA*VA I hope you didn't take offense…"
1 hour ago
AJ'smom25 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"loveamp4ever, Try and remember that well worn adage learned well in boot camp. "No news is good News". I know we all have a hate/love relationship with that phrase but it is the truth. If your son just left for Oki then you won't hear…"
2 hours ago
AJ'smom25 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"Cheysproudmom, Yes it does depend on what part of the country you are shipping from. I am east coast and to expect a package to arrive at Oki any sooner than 3 weeks is impossible. Also, I've purchased a vacuum food sealer product to ship…"
2 hours ago
Robert replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents of Marines
"AA*VA a long hair heavy metal mosh pit head banging grandma, lolol."
3 hours ago
loveamp4ever commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"How can I get in touch with my son? He has been gone for a week in a half and I haven't heard from him yet. He is in Okinawa, Japan,and he's in aviation ."
7 hours ago
Cheysproudmom (Jessie) commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"I ship from Arizona and hers only takes about seven days to get from there to here but from here to there always 3+ weeks. So I never dare to try to send homemade goodies :("
8 hours ago
tuffenuf replied to Marine Parents Inc's discussion This ‘n That in the group For Parents of Marines
"hi guys aa*va, a grandma? hold your HORSES! lol. I wish he was coming home for the course but its in ok. he will be leaving oki between feb-mar. he will be going to Miramar!! yay for me!! that is close to our house! my son has a thing for watches as…"
8 hours ago
tuffenuf commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"mine take about 2 weeks. I think it might depend on where you are shipping from. i know for awhile there there was a mix up on the airports they were being sent to, but as far as i know, that has been fixed. when that was going on, my sisters…"
8 hours ago
AJ'smom25 commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"Cheysproudmom, That is about the right time frame for packages. In fact one time I shipped a package it took 6 weeks!! But my Marine did finally get it."
9 hours ago
Cheysproudmom (Jessie) commented on Marine Parents Inc's group Okinawa, Japan bases
"How do you get things to Oki so fast? My packages take 3-4 weeks to get there"
9 hours ago

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The Best Super Bowl Party Ever!!

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 7:45am 9 Comments

Walter Reed Super Bowl Party

February 2, 2014…


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 8:48pm 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 8:12pm on February 15, 2013, 1~donna from wi said…

Mike & Oscar Company (2/08/13) of Parris Island would like a new group establsihed for them.


Donna (1`Donna from WI)

At 8:10pm on February 15, 2013, 1~donna from wi said…

Can a new group be created for this graduation date-- Parris Island, February 8th, 2013, Mike & Oscar Co.





Donna (1~Donna from WI)  

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! 


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