What's After Boot Camp??


We're happy to announce that today is the official launch of our website "What's After Boot" (WAB) and the launch of our Official MarineParents.com WAB Facebook Groups. WAB is filled with useful information for both you and your Marine that explains what happens next after the first stage of your Marine's journey, boot camp, is complete.


Between our "What's After Boot" website and our WAB Facebook groups, we're here to guide you as completely as possible as you continue the journey with your Marine's career in the Corps and to give you a Place to Connect & Share® every step of the way.


There are four different paths Marines take after boot camp graduation.To know which path your Marine will follow, you need to know if your Marine graduated from Parris Island or San Diego, and what your Marine's MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) is. Once you now those, join a WAB Facebook Group and get all of your questions answered while connecting with others who know what you're going through.


So welcome to "What's After Boot." We hope you're as excited about this as we are, and we hope to see you online! 


Click here to visit WhatsAfterBoot.com.

Click here to join an Official MarineParents.com WAB Facebook Group.


God Bless and Semper Fi,
Tracy Della Vecchia

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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.