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“Survive to Thrive” MCA&F Supports Wounded Warrior Regiment
The Marine Corps Association & Foundation focuses on challenging and serving Marines who have been severely injured or have been emotionally and mentally scarred. Instead of allowing wounded warriors to sink into the doldrums of just being a patient, the professional organization works with the Wounded Warrior Regiment and supports “Survive to Thrive” Marines in keeping them thinking like Marines.
Since 2008, MCA&F has assisted with on-the-job training to more than eighty ill, wounded and/or injured Marines, Sailors, soldiers and Airmen, through the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation Program. Many of the graduates have advanced their careers and are able to serve again.
Each month, MCA&F provides a free copy of Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette to wounded Marines in veteran’s hospitals through the support of the Marine Corps Veterans Association. Inside each magazine is an application for a free one-year membership to the organization. MCA&F strongly supports Wounded Warriors by providing enrichment programs for wounded Marines, and libraries of professional books on iPods and Kindles to Marines with impaired or lost vision or who are confined to wheel chairs to help them with continued professional development.
In 2011 MCA&F Provided:
- 15 Kindles & 25 iPod Nanos that contained books from the USMC Professional Reading List and other books specific for Wounded Warriors to wounded Marines stationed at Landsthul, Portsmith, Brooke Army Medical Center, Camp Lejeune, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
- 70 lap tops to the Quantico Wounded Warrior Regiment for convalescing Marines.
- A Commanders’ Forum battlefield study of Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield for 36 Marines from the Wounded Warrior Regiment; including hotel rooms, charter buses, food and other tours for the event.
- Books, gift certificates and other gifts from The Marine Shop (TMS) to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2593’ fundraiser in Arnold, MO for a Marine triple amputee.
- Free copies of Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette for family members of wounded Marines to read in the MEDCELL waiting room.
Most recently, MCA&F provided lodging for eight Marines from the Wounded Warrior Battalion East and their guests to attend the Naval War College Foundation Annual Board of Trustees Dinner (NWC Dinner) with the Commander of United States Central Command (CentCom), General Mattis, in Philadelphia. In addition, MCA&F’s Quantico Area Representative SgtMaj Kevin Bennett USMC (Ret) visited the wounded Marines at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD to speak to them about their professional association. The Marines learned more about MCA&F and how the organization supports and focuses on helping wounded warriors get back on track.
Once a Marine, Always a Marine!
Read our Wounded Warrior brochure for more information, and help us help today’s wounded Marines stay active in body, mind and spirit. Also, click here to watch MCA&Fs PME study at Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield for a wounded warrior contingent.
Join MCA&F and help us support the Wounded Warrior Regiment “Survive to Thrive.” Your support will help our Marines rehabilitate, reset, and fight again! By joining MCA&F, you can stay informed of the issues affecting Marines as well as unfolding Marine history. Members receive many benefits including access to our flagship magazines, discounts with affinity partners and member value pricing at MCA&F retail locations. You can also support Marines by making a tax deductible donation to the Foundation here.
A Proud Participant in the Combined Federal Campaign
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at the association for sponsoring the Ground Awards Dinner on 3 June at the Crystal City Marriott. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were tremendously pleased with the hospitality shown to us and the great accommodations. As well, I wanted to thank the association for the DVD of the event that was mailed to me. It is something that I will keep and treasure for the rest of my days. Again, thanks for everything.
Capt Chris Conner
I received my blouse last Friday and want to thank you for your efforts
in getting things done. Also, please thank the tailors involved in
making everything right and please give my sincere thanks to those who
made the decision to make the necessary corrections at no charge to me.
That in itself says a lot about your organization. The blouse fits
like a glove and actually looks and feels like new.
Thank you and all the staff who had a hand in correcting a problem and making an old man happy. Semper Fi
Charles W. (Chuck) Harpe
I received my Dress Blues I ordered from The Marine
Shop in the mail today. And I just wanted to write and tell everyone there
that you all did a great job! Everyone from the tailors, to the customer
service reps. I am highly impressed with the quality and tailoring of your
uniforms. I will definitely keep coming back to The Marine Shop in the
future for uniforms!
Congratulations. You are more responsive and informative than any other website contact I can recall. I appreciate that very much. It’s really nice to have someone like you at the MCA “front door.”
W. A. Reed King George, VA
Just wanted to let you know that I got the sword yesterday with time to spare. It showed up unscathed due to the excellent packing job despite the rough postal process. And most importantly it looks great and the Bahraini’s couldn’t be happier! Thanks again for all of your assistance.
Major Wayne Phelps
3d LAAD Bn XO
Security Force, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan
Major Wayne Phelps
You have been the easiest person I have ever dealt with since I have started MWR out here. You were very quick to respond to my every question and very knowledgeable about your work for an order over a phone that was my greatest experience. If you were in the Marine Corps Skylar I would write you up for a meritorious promotion. I will surely write it in my books to pass the word to the next MWR rep to continue the membership with you guys.
Sgt Richard Colmenarez
My Name is Sergeant Major Juan. M. Hidalgo, Sergeant Major of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) out of Camp Pendleton, CA. Sergeant Major (Ret.) Frank Pulley is one of my mentors and is someone that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. The MCA and SgtMaj Pulley do a phenomenal job in helping us recognize our Marines and Sailors and they continually demonstrate that they are always more than ready to support; anytime...Anyplace! And on behalf of the entire 13th MEU, I thank you very much!
Sergeant Major Juan. M. Hidalgo
I received the shipment of plaques, books and certificates today for
mail call. It was more exciting to me than candy or magazines! Thank
you very much.
1stSgt Thomas M. Burkhard
I'm so pleased to see all the great merchandise you are stocking and the awesome promotions. Your store was dissappointing a few years ago and I shopped only at Sgt Grit.
Now, I can find what I am looking for with you guys.
Just a quick note of thanks to Patty Everett. I arrived home from a week vacation to find a package from the Marine Corps Association. I was expecting to find one of the magazines I requested, however, I was pleasantly surprised to discover both magazines were inside. In a time when it seems no one cares about customer satisfaction I am gratified to discover that customer service is not a lost art at the MCA. Once again I thank you for your efforts on my request. It may have been thing but the effort made a huge impression.
Randall E Page
- The Marine Corps Association: Pushing Forward Toward a Century of Service (Article)
- Welcome to the Marine Corps Association Foundation (Page)
- Marine Corps Association & Foundation: Advancing Leadership and Recognizing Excellence (Article)
- Benefits (Page)
- Wounded Warrior Regiment Museum Exhibit (Event)