The New Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps


Today, Friday, February 20, 2015, Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, previously the Sergeant Major of I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF), replaced Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett as Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. The change of command took place during a ceremony at 
10 a.m. at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Barrett has been Sergeant Major since 2011. 

Skip the Marine Corps Marathon Bib Lottery


Since 2013, Team Marine Parents (TMP) has been a U.S. Marine Corps charity partner. Through charity partners such as TMP, thousands of individuals from around the country have the opportunity to compete in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon (MCHHM), and numerous other Marine Corps-sponsored running events while raising funds in support of a personal cause. 

Charity partners are given a predetermined number of running bibs to distribute to their team members as they see fit, allowing the members who receive those bibs to avoid having to risk not getting a spot during the public-registration rush. We are excited to announce that TMP has 50 bibs for the 40th Marine Corps Marathon on October 25th, 2015.

If you want to secure your bib and skip the bib lottery, you need to sign up to run the 2015 MCM with TMP. Click here to register.

Sale: Blue Star Banner


Made in the USA. Our service flag is 8 x 15" printed nylon, mounted on a crossbar with gold cord & tassels. The Service Flag, also known as the "Son in Service" flag was commonly displayed during World War I and II in patriotic support of our armed forces fighting for freedom. The flag is authorized to be flown during any period of war or hostilities in which the Armed Forces of the United States may be engaged, for the duration of such period of war or hostilities.


The Service flag can now be seen hanging from the windows of homes with family members serving in the United States Armed Forces. Each blue star on the flag represents a family member serving in the military. Click here to shop.

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When you shop, you support:
Marine Parents™ | Recruit Parents™ | What's After Boot™ | Care Package Project™ | Warrior Support Team™ 
Operation PAL™ | After the Corps™ | Gold Star Family Support™ | Luminary Initiative™ | Team Marine Parents™ 

Place to Connect & Share®

, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity, founded on January 21, 2003, to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and to create opportunities for individuals to support our troops. In over 12 years of service, Marine Parents has made a huge impact in support of Marines, military personnel, and their family members.

Marine family members are encouraged to support one another through activities and networking provided by the organization and guided by trained volunteers. Outreach to injured troops is volunteer-centered with in-person contact. Additional troop-support centered programs are designed to actively engage individuals and communities across the United States while maintaining the privacy of military personnel. All services are offered free to family members, Marines, and military personnel.

In 12 years of service, has:
  • Invested over $6 million delivering direct support to Marines, their families and other military personnel.
  • Provided information and a Place to Connect & Share® to more than 311,000 family members through a network of communities and educational websites.
  • Collected materials and shipped over 39,000 care packages to Marines and military personnel in combat zones.
  • Involved thousands of Americans in sending over 93,000 cards and letters to injured troops.
  • Served over 40,000 meals to injured troops and their families at military medical facilities on the east and west coasts.
  • Planned and carried out recreational events for hundreds of injured troops and their families.
  • Delivered materials and resources to aid in the recovery process to hundreds of family members of injured troops.
  • Provided support and networking to hundreds of Gold Star families.
Tracy Della Vecchia, Founder and Executive Director, leads the operations from the corporate office in Columbia, Missouri with staff, volunteers, and a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to the moderated, OPSEC-compliant social media groups, chat rooms, and informative websites, several outreach programs to support Marines and families before, during and after the Marine Corps are provided by the organization. Funding for the programs is through donations, grants, fundraising and EGA Shop sales. In 2009, the 15-item online store began expansion, eventually becoming the EGA Shop. In 2010, the production facility was established on-site to design and develop custom product, dramatically boosting sales and providing additional funding for the outreach programs. The organization is an official Marine Corps Trademark licensee.

Statistics updated January, 2015.