The Title Marine is Earned During Boot Camp and the Crucible

The Crucible is the last test during Marine boot camp, at the end of a 72 hour marathon of tests and endurance the recruit is finally able to call himself a Marine Read More …

A Letter From a Marine Mom to the United States Marines

A Mothers letter to the United States Marine Corps on their 237th Birthday, what I would write if I could send a message to the commander. Read More …

Girls Journey From Civilian to Marine: Letter #4

Letter #4 in a series of a Girls Journey from Civilian to Marine, it’s all about food now. Read More …

US Marine Corp Graduation

The pageantry of a Marine boot camp graduation is one every Marine remembers, from a parents perspective it’s one of the proudest moments in a parents life. Read More …

A Girls Journey from Civilian to Marine: Letter #2

Letter #2 from Marine boot camp, this time from a young woman I have never met, but encouraged her to continue the blog she started before leaving for Parris Island. Read More …

A Girls Journey From Civilian to Marine: Letter #1

Join me in following a Young Girls journey from civilian to U.S. Marine. I’m impressed with anyone who joins the U.S. Marine Corps, my two sons to start with. But I’m even more impressed with women who become Marines. Read More …

Marine Corps, MCRD Graduation Family Day

Family day for a new Marine at San Diego is all about the food, they eat non stop so be prepared to stop and eat all the time. Read More …

Happy Birthday Marine Corps

In honor of my two Marine sons, Happy 236th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. Read More …

Day 165/365: Marine Teaches Recruit to Square Uniform

A United States Marines teaches his recruit brother to square away his uniform and cover while home on leave. Read More …