101 Things You Should Never Ask A Marine To Do


Becoming a Marine ensures your sense of humor will never be the same. This book salutes those Marines who can do anything with nothing. They do it faster, harder, meaner, better and with enthusiasm and style that is unique to the Corps. See why it is never okay to ask a Marine to go duck hunting, give a short speech, go to the beach, clean out your garage and much more in this hilarious soft cover book filled full of original comics that show a unique look at life before the eyes of a Marine.

This book is available at the EGA Shop, where every purchase supports our troops. 
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The First American Ground Troops in Vietnam


Yesterday, March 8, marks the anniversary of the first American ground troops landing in Vietnam. On that day in 1965, a contingent of 3,500 US Marines landed near

Da Nang in South Vietnam. For the next 10 years, American and South Vietnamese troops battled communist-backed North Vietnamese forces in one of the longest military engagements in American history. 

YOU are part of Team MarineParents


What is Team MarineParents (TMP)? TMP is everyone who supports our Marines. It is mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, wives, and husbands; the list could go on forever. As soon as your loved one signs up for boot camp, YOU become a member of Team MarineParents. You become the cheerleader for your loved one as soon as they begin battling through the first 13 weeks of their Marine Corps career in boot camp, and that is the spirit that Team MarineParents encompasses-- joining together with one another to show your support is what it is all about! You don't have to be an all-star athlete to be a part of Team MarineParents, all you need is passion and enthusiasm.


Grab your friends, make a team, and sign up today!


To learn more, visit TeamMarineParents.com.


This EGA Shop Exclusive design features "Semper Fi" written in script font with the
ends of each word connecting to make the infinity symbol. This represents the meaning of "Semper Fi" as "Always Faithful", which is the Marines' motto. It also symbolizes the fact Once a Marine, Always a Marine. 
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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®


MarineParents.com, 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, MarineParents.com 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.