TOYS FOR TOTS
"TOYS FOR TOTS" is the Christmas Mission of your
United States Marine Corps Reserve. With your assistance we can
provide a message of hope, and compassion to the under-privileged
children of the city of Houston. Join us, and together we can
make the difference in a child holiday experience this year.
1st Battalion 23rd Marines is conducting a Toys for Tots drive
for the Houston area. They have Donation Boxes for toys located
across the city, The toys must be in the box by Sunday Dec. 7.
For more information on how you can partisipate, see the Toys For Tots web page
Veteran and Military
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their part to make life easier by offering discounts to veterans,
active, reserve, and retired members of the US Military and their
immediate family members. We are also including a section of
Veterans Day Specials that are being offered.View
The first verse of the Star Spangle Banner is Francis Scott
Key's description of the knight that the whole British War Fleet
attack Fort Henry at Baltimore and we refused to let our flag
come down. I think that you will enjoy it, I did.
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- Brown Paper Tickets has made it easy for anyone to donate
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NAVY SUBMARINE TEXAS
New Navy Sub Makes Debut ABOARD THE U.S. NAVY SUBMARINE TEXAS
-- The Navy has debuted its newest nuclear-powered submarine
in an Atlantic Ocean swing off the Florida coast, the second
in the latest fast-attack class that marks a
broad departure from the Cold War-era deterrence boats. The Texas,
officially earned its "USS" designator in a commissioning
ceremony on September 9th, weighs 7,800 tons, measures 377 feet
long and can remain submerged on covert surveillance up to three
months. It travels faster than 25 knots underwater and dives
farther than 800 feet..
The mission of The
Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Houston is to:
Promote in the community a method whereby U.S. Marines,
either regular or reserve, and their families are made to feel
a part of the community family.
Present awards for outstanding acts that are in the general
Aid the members of U.S. Marine families, regular or reserve,
in time of illness, hardship or financial distress.
Offer scholarships for members of Marine families who
need financial assistance either in secondary educational pursuits
or public schooling.
Provide an orderly, business like method, at no cost,
for the Marine organizations, regular and reserve, to promote
Support any benevolent, charitable, or religious ceremony
in interest of the community needs.
The next meeting of
the Houston-Galveston Area Marine Corps Coordinating Council
will be the last Tuesday of the month at 1800 hours. The location
of the meeting will be at Bayland Park Community Center, located
at 6400 Bissonnet St Houston, TX. If you have problems finding
Bayland Park Community Center, you can reach the front desk at
27 Things You Should Know
- If you have a question about PTSD, the Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) has
the answer. Read the Veterans Health Administration's 27 Things
about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at Things-You-Should-Know-about-PTS
from VA's National Center for PTSD.
For more resources on PTSD, visit the Military.com
Servicemember's Civil Relief Act
The Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
expanded and improved the former Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil
Relief Act (SSCRA). The SCRA provides a wide range of protections
for individuals entering, called to active duty in the military,
or deployed servicemembers. It is intended to postpone or suspend
certain civil obligations to enable service members to devote
full attention to duty and relieve stress on the family members
of those deployed servicemembers. A few examples of such obligations
you may be protected against are: Outstanding credit card debt,
Mortgage payments, Pending trials, Taxes, and Terminations of