Marine Corps aims to strengthen ties through reunion website

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Year of the Reunion, a website launched by the Marine Corps in late February, gives veterans and servicemembers the tools to remain connected. (SCREENSHOT FROM YEAR OF THE REUNION)
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Year of the Reunion, a website launched by the Marine Corps in late February, gives veterans and servicemembers the tools to remain connected. (SCREENSHOT FROM YEAR OF THE REUNION)

Marine Corps aims to strengthen ties through reunion website

by: Tyler Hlavac | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: March 01, 2017

The Marine Corps’ latest suicide-prevention effort aims to help organize unit reunions so Marines can stay in touch with their battle buddies.

Year of the Reunion, a website launched by the service last week, gives servicemembers and veterans the tools to plan these get-togethers, and Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is encouraging Marines to participate.

“We learn, share, mourn, celebrate, and protect each other by coming together and telling stories,” he said in a Marine Corps statement. “Reunions, and the connections strengthened by them, offer an environment in which we are reminded of who we are.”

The site — www.usmc-mccs.org/reunion/ — includes a timeline for organizing events, communication tips and updates. It also lists upcoming reunions, offers tips for give-aways, such as T-shirts, patches and coins, and allows organizers to post photos from their events.

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