Announcements from After the Corps

If it's new on the After the Corps website, you'll find an announcement about it here. We bring new resources, events and information to the website frequently.

Happy Memorial Day

 

Happy Memorial Day

Added May 30, 2016

Today is Memorial Day--a day for reflection, remembrance, and the honoring of the men and women who have served our country over the years.

While MarineParents.com, Inc. may not be as large as some of the other military-based organizations you may be familiar with, what we lack in size, we make up for in consistency. For more than 13 years now, we've made it our mission to provide support, information, and services to our men and women in uniform, as well as their family members.

When American troops first entered Iraq in 2003, we were there. When the government shutdown in 2013 and military families temporarily weren't receiving death benefits, we were there. In the 10-year interim between those events, and in the three years since the shutdown, we've been there, providing several million dollars in direct support of thousands of Marines and their family members.

Whether it's been serving meals to recovering warriors, providing financial assistance to military families, or helping troops and their family members through difficult times in other ways, we're here. Day in and day out, we're doing everything in our power to support our men and women in uniform and their family members.


Transitioning Out of the Corps
*Image info: USMC photo by Corporal Justin T. Updergraff.

 

Transitioning Out of the Corps

Added March 3, 2016

Transitioning from military to civilian society life can be a challenge, particularly for veterans who have experienced combat or other traumatic events during a deployment.

There are, however, a variety of factors that can help ease this transition, perhaps the most important one being the willingness to take the first step toward committing to recovery.

Click here to read more...


Sesame Street
Image courtesy of http://www.militaryonesource.mil

 

Sesame Street for Military Families Website

Added November 20, 2015

The Sesame Workshop and the Department of Defense's National Center for Telehealh & Technology announced this week that they've partnered to launch a new website for military and Veteran Families.

The website and mobile app feaure the beloved Sesame Street Muppet™ characters and both are inteded to help preschool military and Veteran children cope with issues, including the deployment of a parent, moving/relocating, and the injury or death of a parent, among others. Additional content on the website includes the highly successful "Talk, Listen, Connect" multimedia resource, as well as the "Feel Electric!" and "The Big Moving Adventure" applications.

Click here to visit the websit today!


Dog Tag Bakery

 

Dog Tag Bakery

Added November 16, 2015

For wounded service members, finding a productive place in society can be challenging. Josh Tredinnick is the most recent graduate of Dog Tag Bakery, a Georgetown business with a unique way of putting combat vets to work.

Click here to learn more


Marine Corps Times Announces Annual List of Best Colleges and Universities for Veterans
Marine and civilian students review their work together in the same classroom aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
(USMC image).

 

Marine Corps News: Marine Corps Times Announces Annual List of Best Colleges and Universities for Veterans

Added November 13, 2015

The Marine Corps Times has recently released its annual list of best colleges and universities for military veterans.

The schools were divided into three different categories: Two-year schools, four-year schools, and online/non-traditional schools.

The rankings are based on the results of and feedback from a 120-question survey and, "...data from the Veterans Affairs Department, Defense Department, and three Education Department databases for information on everything from veteran-related policies to average salaries after graduation."


Happy Veterans Day

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Added November 11, 2015

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day and here at Marine Parents, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of America's veterans, past and present, for the sacrifices they've made on behalf of a grateful nation. Thanks to the patriotic men and women who serve and have served our country, we, as Americans, are able to enjoy the freedoms and liberties we hold so dear. So once again, thank you for your service. We greatly appreciate it.


Veterans Day Discounts

 

Veterans Day Discounts!

Added November 11, 2015

Each year, in honor of Veterans Day, a number of restaurants and businesses around the country offer free or discounted goods, services, and meals to both veterans and active-duty service members. To see a list of restaurants and businesses offering discounts this year, please click on the button below.

Click here to learn more


DoD 2nd quarter suidice figures

 

DoD Releases 2nd Quarter Suicide Figures

Added October 8, 2015

Suicides among active-duty service members rose by 20 percent in the second quarter of this year to 71, according to a new report released Wednesday, October 7, by the Department of Defense. The Marine Corps had the highest increase differential, 12 suicides, up from three the previous quarter's total of nine.

Click here to learn more


National Mental Health Awareness Week

 

National Mental Health Awareness Week

Added October 5, 2015

October 4 - 10, 2015, is National Mental Health Awareness Week, and we at Marine Parents would like to take this opportunity to join organizations across the country in recognizing the occasion.

Since 1990, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as well as participants across the country, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, have used the first full week in October to bring awareness to mental illness, as well as to fight stigmas which may be attached to mental illness, provide support for those suffering from mental illness, educate the public on mental illness, and advocate for equal care for those suffering from mental illness.

Click here to learn more about National Mental Health Awareness Week


Accelerated Learning Programs

 

Accelerated Learning Programs (ALP)

Added August 19, 2015

Are you interested in starting a career in information technology (IT)? Do you already have IT experience, but want to take it to the next level? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions, then a VA-sponsored accelerated learning program (ALP) may be right for you!

As a service member or veteran, you are eligible to participate in an ALP in IT at no cost to you, without using your GI Bill® benefits.

Click here to read more

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