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 important part of our nation's history and the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. Written … Continue reading First African-American Marine Officer – Frederick C. Branch
I'll admit it; I do like to gather friends and family together for any occasion…or for no occasion at all, other than to spent time together! Before our son headed off to Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, we gathered friends and family together for a party! My son wasn’t too excited … Continue reading Planning a Party Before Your Son or Daughter Leaves for Basic Training or Boot Camp.
One of my favorite bloggers, 3 Quarters Today is the Proud Mom of two Marines . I like all of her postings, but especially enjoy her postings supporting our military and their families. In addition to her writing, she has just launched a store on CafePress with some items especially for a Marine Mom with Two Marines! … Continue reading Proud Mom of Two Marines
I just read this great blog about a Dad and Son's 'adventure' at Ft. Knox during Basic Training (BMT) Graduation weekend. It certainly made me smile and reminded me of our family 'adventure' during our son's graduation from Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Our 'adventure' occurred while dropping our son back off at his … Continue reading Adventures at Basic Training Graduation…
So now your son or daughter, boyfriend or girlfriend, brother, sister or friend has headed off to Basic Training or Boot Camp. These next 8 to 10 weeks, or in the case of Marines 13 weeks will be some of the most challenging times for them and you. Away from home, parents, loved ones, buddies and friends and … Continue reading Five Do’s and Don’t’s When Writing to Someone at Basic Training or Boot Camp