Parent and Mentor Groups
Whether your son or daughter is still in the decision process, is waiting to ship to Recruit Training, is a recruit, or is deployed, there is a large Marine community of people who can share their knowledge, feelings and family resources with you. Find Marine parents as well as family of those who are still considering service here.
Please note that the links provided below are meant to serve as a resource for Marine Corps prospects and their family and friends. This linking does not constitute Marine Corps endorsement of the content of these websites or of their respective policies or products.
A community site for relatives of current Marines, including news, information, chats and message boards, support groups and an online store.
A community site for relatives of Marine recruits, including news, information, chat and message boards, support groups and an online store.
The United States Marine Corps on Facebook
Connect with the Marine Corps on Facebook. It's a great place to ask current and former Marines about their decision to serve or learn from the experience of other Marine parents and supporters. ‘Like’ the Marine Corps page to receive regular updates from the United States Marine Corps.
A series of forums and boards for family and friends of those currently going through Recruit Training.
The official site of Marine Corps Community Services, a group that provides quality-of-life services and information to Marines and their families
Hey Mom! I Joined the Marines! by Teri A. Laughery
While The Marine Corps cannot officially endorse this book, you may benefit from this compilation of parents’ stories about their Marines’ decisions to join.
The Marine Corps Family:
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