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Marine Parents Newsletter - May 27, 2009

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In This Issue
Deployment Learning Center
Homecoming Learning Center
Bootcamp Learning Center
Marine Corps T-Shirts & Gifts
Please Visit Our Sponsors
June 6th Packing Day
Dollar Campaign 2009
Shop for Marine Fathers
Books Signed by Authors
Praise for Once a Marine
Adjusting to Deployment
Success in Chicago
Contest for Aviation Logo
Bootcamp DVD
Recruit Training Battalions
Wear Red Friday
$5 Coupon Hurry, Expires June 2!
Support Our Marines!
Purple Heart Family Support an Outreach Program of Marine
Team Marine Parents, an Outreach Program of Marine 
Team Marine Parentsâ„¢
Show your support of our Marines and their families at home! Participate in one of the Outreach Programs today!  Our Marines need YOU!
Support for You:
a Place to
Connect & Shareâ„¢
Learning Center:
Operations Security
Operations Security OPSEC

NOTE: When communicating online, your Marine's privacy is as important as Operations Security. Please respect YOUR Marine's privacy!

Learning Center:
About Deployment
(from your Marine, with the USMC, and with other families)
(tips, tricks and money savers for mailing to YOUR Marine)
(bills, taxes, legal issues, injuries, notification from the Marine Corps)
Learning Center:
About Homecoming
(Tip: While in our store, check in your Marine's unit store for more homecoming shirts!)
Learning Center:
Unit Chat Nights 

Unit Chat Night Schedule:

Sunday: 1/4 
2nd & 4th Sunday: deployed MAWS      Monday: 2/5, 2/6 and 26th MEU, 15th MEU
Wednesday: 2/1, 3/8, 2/9
Thursday: 1/3, 1st LAR, 1/12
Friday: 1/1, 13th MEU

For additional information about the Chat Room and Unit Chat Nights for your Marine's Unit, please see: Chat Gif 
Local Support Groups in Your Area
For a list of all support groups in our database or to find one in your area, see:
If you are interested in starting a local support group in your area, please visit the "Support Groups" section of our website:
Marine Corps Spirit
T-shirts, Gifts & More
Show your Marine Corps spirit and pride!  Proceeds from sales support, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity.
Marines The Few The Proud
Visit Our Sponsors
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May 27, 2009
Dear Debbie,
If this is the first edition of the Newsletter you have received, WELCOME! If you are a returning reader we are glad you have joined us.
Here in the corporate office, we're still renovating the warehouse space to become the office, preparing for the next care package packing day, shipping out orders from our the online store, and preparing for additional meals and support for our Marines and military men and women at Bethesda and Balboa. We participated in Marine Week in Chicago and were fascinated by the displays of high-tech equipment our Marines are using or will soon be using in the field.
In this newsletter, we'll talk about all of these things plus share with you some tips and tricks for getting through combat deployment with less stress. We're glad you're here, and we thank you for your support!
Last Packing Day Before The Move
The Care Package Projectâ„¢  

Marines with care packages from Marine Parents

Our next Packing Day is scheduled for June 6th.
This will be the last Packing Day at our current office so we will be having a barbeque on the lawn outside the building for all of the volunteers. 
The Dollar Campaign has raised just over $3,500 thus far - a dollar amount that will cover shipping for roughly 340 care packages.
The number of care packages that will be sent to Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan on June 6th is contingent upon funding from the Dollar Campaign. We will send as many packages as funds will allow.  
June 6th is around the corner - spread the word about the Dollar Campaign and help us get as many care packages overseas as possible!
For more info on the June 6th Packing Day, Click here...
Dollar Campaign 2009
Help Send Care Packages Overseas! 
$1 Care Package CampaignThus far the generosity of Marin



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