The following are links to OFFICIAL Marine Corps web sites as well as Marine Corps services, foundations, organizations, and associations that are endorsed or recognized by the USMC. As I build this page of the web site, and read about all of these organizations, I am truly humbled by the greatness of the United States Marine Corps. I am honored to be a small part of this elite and outstanding organization.
Tracy Della Vecchia ~ Founder, MarineParents.com, Inc.
The top six Marine Corps web sites are listed first. The remaining are alphabetical by title without taking USMC or Marine Corps into consideration.
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) The USMC official web site on Marine deployed to Afghanistan and other parts of the world in support of OEF. Includes news stories, photos, helpful information and more.
Marine Corps Association For all who have earned and worn the eagle, globe, and anchor, the Marine Corps Association is the professional organization for all Marines—active duty, Reserve, retired, and Marine veterans. The MCA understands and identifies with the sacrifices made and the services rendered as a Marine to this great country. Once a Marine, always a Marine!
Marine Corps Band Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is America’s oldest professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances. “The President’s Own” encompasses the United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles, and performs regularly at the White House and for more than 500 public performances across the nation each year.
Marine Barracks Washington, DC For information about parades at Marine Barracks Washington, please visit the General Information, Evening Parade and Sunset Parade web pages.
The Basic School Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership required to prepare them for duty as company grade officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities and warfighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander.
Marine Corps College of Continuing Education (CCE) The CCE provides a variety of Distance Education and Training opportunities for all Marines. Our online learning management system, MarineNet, provides both military and civilian education to all Marines wherever they are stationed, while our worldwide seminar program supports the Officer Professional Military Education (PME) Distance Education Programs (DEP). Through a network of satellite campuses, learning resource centers, and video teletraining (VTT), the CCE brings an effective structured system of professional military education and training opportunities that are central to all Marines.
Marine Corps Concepts and Programs 2001-05 Concepts and Programs articulates the modernization requirements of the United States Marine Corps, and presents an overview of current plans to give our Marines in pursuit of America's national security the best warfighting tools available.
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation The Foundation preserves and shares the history and traditions of the United States Marine Corps in order to educate and inspire current and future generations of Americans about our Corps’ legacy of sacrifice and contribution.
Marine Corps League Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Marine For Life For Transitioning Marines & Sailors, Mentors, and Injured Marines & Sailors: The mission of the Marine For Life Program is to provide transition assistance to Marines who honorably leave active service and return to civilian life and to support injured Marines and their families.
Marines Memorial Club Established in 1946 as a Living Memorial to the Marines who lost their lives in the Pacific during World War II, the non-profit Marines' Memorial Association offers Membership to former and retired members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The building's history dates back to 1926 and the décor still retains the character and elegance of old San Francisco.
National Museum of the Marine Corps A Monument to Honor, Courage and Commitment... Currently under construction and scheduled to open in November 2006, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will be a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines -- past, present and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, the museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to its 100,000 square foot structure. World-class, interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology will surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.
Marine Net United States Marine Corps College of Continuing Education
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation of volunteer men and women dedicated to providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships for higher education to deserving sons and daughters of United States Marines and children of former Marines, with particular attention being given to children whose parent was killed or wounded in action.
Marine Corps University Marine Corps University's mission is to develop, deliver, and evaluate professional military education and training through resident and distance education programs in order to prepare leaders to meet the challenges of operational environments.
Marine Corps University Foundation The Marine Corps University was established in 1989 to serve as the focal point for the Marine Corps' professional military education programs. It provides the structure and policy for the Corps' worldwide professional military education network, integrating both resident and nonresident programs for all Marines, active and reserve.
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Women Marines Association The WMA is a non-profit veterans association comprised of women who have served or are serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps regular or reserve components. Since 1918, American women have answered their country's call to serve. We have served proudly with distinction and honor; each generation evolving but always retaining our proud traditions.