Do you want to run in this year's Marine Corps Marathon (MCM)  but missed your chance to get a bib during this year's MCM registration lottery? Don't worry, Team Marine Parents (TMP) has your back! 

As an official MCM Charity Partner, TMP has bibs available for those who want to run in the marathon, all you have to do is join the team! TMP currently has 39 bibs available for this year's race. Each bib costs $130 (a $125 registration fee and a $5 processing fee) and runners must pledge to raise at least $500 for a outreach program of their choice in return for receiving their bib. 

Joining TMP is a great way to get in shape while raising money for a good cause and these bibs won't last long! Don't miss out on your chance to run in the 2015 MCM, join TMP today! 

Helpful Links:
How to Participate in the 2015 MCM

March is National Reading Month

There's no better time than National Reading Month to check out the books in the EGA Shop. Our shop is reducing inventory, so we put a lot of our books on clearance. Now is the time to shop, because we won't be restocking a lot of great Marine Corps books.

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Warrior Culture of the US Marines

One former Marine's take:

Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines is the best summary of the culture of the Marine Corps I have seen in print. It's straightforward, honest, accurate and concise. It's an all inclusive overview that hits every important topic with no fluff in between. 

The text is written in a fashion that is both captivating and entertaining. There's no boring history here; this book will grab you with each page. From the birth of the Marine Corps and the Birthday Ball to the Mameluke Sword and the Blood Stripe, Sturkey leaves no aspect of the culture lacking.

It's true, there is much family and friends will never understand about their Marine's culture, but this book will get you about as close as you can get without stepping onto the yellow footprints yourself.

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Designs On Sale Wednesday Only:


These are EGA Shop Exclusive Designs. You won't find them anywhere else!


Marine Corps Windsock


Wave this proudly on your porch or deck, the United States Marine Corps windsock, that has the Marine Corps colors, the Eagle Globe and Anchor (EGA) and a single white and red ribbon banner at the bottom of the windsock that says United States Marine Corps. 

Customer Reviews:

This windsock is very durable, colors are bright and tails are very long. Hanging this in front yard with pride! -Giovanna, 8/22/2014
I own two of these-- one for the front yard and one for the back patio. Well made and durable. -Anonymous 3/25/2010


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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.