IMPORTANT NOTICE March 10, 2011:
The Message Boards are Temporarily Down
Congratulations! You're on a new journey to become a Marine Parent. The pride is indescribable, but you may feel you are in a different world with a whirlwind of emotions and never-ending questions.
RecruitParents.com is here to help you get through bootcamp. The RecruitParents.com roadmap includes information about recruit training (Bootcamp), schedules, terminology, expectations, and perhaps most importantly, venues to talk with other parents—novices just like you, as well as "expert" parents who've been down this road and experienced the same uncertainties and pride.
Quotes from Parents: "I feel more pride, more compassion, more respect...for my son. Being here on this site has been the difference. I read how all the other parents have gone [through] and are going through this change and I find that I'm gaining strength through these very people. We are all in this together and I'm very happy about that. I hope that you find the peace and comfort that I have found here with MarineParents.com." Marine Parent Robbie, from Texas, April, 2005
Ways We Can Help You
Services of RecruitParents.com, a program of MarineParents.com:
Your son or daughter must earn the title of United States Marine. Recruit training is a strict training program that builds Marines with the core values of the Marine Corps: honor, courage and commitment. Your recruit will leave home as a child and return 13 weeks later as a Marine. We offer the following free services and programs to help you through these 13 weeks:
Bootcamp Information Center Use the links at the left to access Recruit Training topics, a Place to Connect & Share™ with message boards and chat rooms, Graduation Information, Travel Planning, as well as a "What's After Bootcamp" and links to official MCRD web sites.
Twice-monthly newsletter Be sure to sign up for our twice-monthly newsletter that will help you not only through bootcamp, but each additional phase of your recruit's career in the Marine Corps as well as transitioning out of the Marine Corps.
Terminology and training matrix
Brand new terminology is a "must know" for families with a recruit in Marine Corps bootcamp. The training matrix will give you a week-by-week overview of your son or daughter's training. Use the left links in the "Bootcamp Information Center" to access these two important topics.
Facts about the Marine Corps Use the MarineParents.com website Information Center to learn facts about the Marine Corps, deployments, homecomings, benefits, and more.
Recruit Parents Message Boards This is your Place to Connect & Share™ with other families who have a recruit graduating with your recruit. Share the emotions with other folks that really do understand what you're feeling.
Recruit Chat Room Recruit chat nights are every Monday and Wednesday evening. Check the schedule and talk in real time with other families and our trained volunteers.
Graduation Gifts and T-shirts Our online store offers Marine Corps wear, memorabilia, graduation t-shirts, and graduation announcements. All proceeds support MarineParents.com, Inc. services.
MarineParents.com MarineParents.com, Inc. was founded in January, 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share™ with one another during deployments. Our free services, connections and outreach projects have expanded to support Marines, to support and educate Marine moms, dads, spouses, families and friends. We've helped over 50,000 Marines, recruits and family members during bootcamp, training, active duty and deployments. You've found a Place to Connect & Share™.
Use the links and icons on the right to learn more about the Outreach Programs of MarineParents.com—programs to support our Marines and their families at home. To learn more about MarineParents.com, visit the website, www.MarineParents.com. MarineParents.com, Inc. in an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity.