January 3, 2020
On January 10, 1995, the Pentagon announced that 2,600 U.S. Marines would be deployed to Somalia for Operation United Shield to assist the final United Nations peacekeeping troops withdraw from the country. The decision came in response to the UN's request for American protection of its peacekeeping troops serving in Somalia.

Marine Corps Promotions
There is one question that any good Marine will ask on a regular basis. "How can I get promoted?" That answer will vary depending on the rank of the Marine. We will keep it simple and stick to the basics of getting promoted. If anyone wants to read a more in-depth description of the promotion system, they can refer to the Marine Corps Promotion Manual.

What's After Boot
What’s After Boot™ (WAB) is an online support service from MarineParents.com. We provide information plus "a Place to Connect & Share®" for parents, spouses, friends, and family members of newly-graduated Marines. This service will help answer some of the questions you may have about what to expect after boot camp graduation, in addition to helping connect you with Official MarineParents.com Facebook groups and online communities.

We're Here For Every Stage of Your Marine's Career in the Corps
This section of our newsletter includes new weekly articles related to YOUR recruit or Marine's career in the Corps. For additional reference in each newsletter, we include links to our Outreach Program articles, to the EGA Shop, to our Volunteer Spotlight, and to our Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups.
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