Category Archives: Marines

Valentine Cards at Basic Training

“Does a red envelope mean extra push-ups for my boyfriend or girlfriend at boot camp?”  “I just sent a Valentine in a red envelope to my daughter/son at basic training, will they get in trouble?”  “I just decorated my envelope … Continue reading

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First African-American Marine Officer – Frederick C. Branch

As we come to the close of Black History month, it is fitting to recognize a pioneer in the integration of our U.S. military with the story of the first African-American Marine Corps Officer, Frederick C. Branch. Branch’s story is an … Continue reading

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How to Survive When Your Boyfriend goes to Boot Camp?

If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend heading off to basic training or boot camp, you will find this blog helpful and interesting. Written by a young woman whose boyfriend went to Parris Island for Marine Corps Boot Camp this … Continue reading

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