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  • Volunteer representative from, Inc., 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 create opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs.


  • Follow along on this page or print the pdf outline.
  • In your folder you will find a workbook, boot camp & graduation information, and a letter from the founder, Tracy Della Vecchia.


  • On 9/11 of 2001, my then-18-year-old son had been in Marine Corps boot camp for 2 weeks and our country was under attack. I tried to get an airline ticket to San Diego that day so I could go get him and bring him home; I had to let him know he'd made a mistake and was not going to become a Marine after all.
  • Fortunately for my son and I, there were no flights going anywhere that day. He became a Marine and later fought proudly alongside his brothers in arms in three combat tours. The Marine Corps changed his life and he is a better man for it.
  • My life changed too. Just over a year after graduation from boot camp, my Marine son deployed to a combat zone. Being the parent of a combat-deployed Marine gave me such pride, and with that pride came a whole lot of fear. I was no longer his protector; he was my protector. He was no longer my little boy, he was my hero. I knew I was not the only Marine parent on the emotional rollercoaster called combat. I was able to find other Marine parents and band them together to support our sons and daughters during combat. That was in January of 2003 and I founded the organization, Inc.

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