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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
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
Member saying thanks to our Customer Service Representative, Skylar Hand.
Thank you so much for your help!!! I think you should be commended for your excellent customer service! You were extremely helpful and I was about to get upset about my order but you handled it before I could say anything. You are the best. Thanks again!!!
I want to relay my many thanks to everyone at Marine Corps Association and Military Historical Tours for providing me the opportunity to experience such a wonderful trip to Russia. Had I not won this trip through MCA I may have never taken advantage of such fantastic travels. The group, the Russian Tour guide (Oleg Alexandrov) and Charlie Dunn were wonderful companions during the trip. It will be a memory I will cherish all of my remaing days on this earth.
Again, Many thanks and Semper Fidelis!
1stSgt Bradshaw, USMC (Ret.)
Thank you for all your help over the phone today. Planning a Marine Corps Ball is a lot of time, energy and work.
Timothy C. Summers
Timothy C. Summers
Thank you so much for taking the extra time and making the extra effort
to ship another hat to me for my husband last week. The second hat
arrived last Thursday... and he was tickled with it. Although it may be
"only a hat" it is a very special hat in many ways. He will always be a
proud Marine dad, and your kindness is very much appreciated.
I received them this morning. Thank you so much for your help! you guys are awesome and you will have my business for any uniform or military need in the future as well as a hearty recommendation via word of mouth to anyone who wonders where they should purchase uniforms from!
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 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!
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 just wanted to say thanks so much for making sure the uniform got back
to me in time for my commissioning class's photo. It fits me well and I am so excited for commissioning which takes
place in 17 hours! Thank you again!
MIDN Judith U Kastner
- The Marine Corps Association: Pushing Forward Toward a Century of Service (Article)
- Welcome to the Marine Corps Association Foundation (Page)
- Wounded Warrior Regiment Museum Exhibit (Event)
- Marine Corps Association & Foundation: Advancing Leadership and Recognizing Excellence (Article)
- Gen Alfred Gray Honored With Suribachi Award at Annual Ground Dinner (Photo Gallery)