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Operation Marine Corps Kids.

Seven hundred thousand children in this country have a parent at war. When babies are born to deployed troops, it's doubly hard for both mom and dad. The dad must wait weeks or months to meet his newest child. The mom has the responsibilities of both parents, juggling the exhausting care of a newborn while meeting the needs of other children without the help of her husband. It's a sacrifice, and one that military families make every single day. Operation Marine Corps Kids is an effort designed to support the littlest heroes by sending care packages to the families of deployed troops when babies are born. The packages might include a hand-crafted baby afghan, cap or bonnet, booties, or toy.

Contact Delia at delia.mck@gmail.com or Deb at deb@marinecorpsmoms.com for more information.

Be sure to read about Crystal Bialis, who was born and raised in a loving military family, in this issue of the DTJ.

*Some articles have been condensed due to limitations in space.
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Title Annotation:GOVERNMENT NEWS
Publication:Defense Transportation Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2010
Words:169
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