Dan Liesik, pictured, is family readiness officer for the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines at Camp Pendleton. San Clemente, CA has "adopted" the battalion since 1996 and maintains an ongoing supportive relationship with its members, and they with the city.
Lance Cpl. Gorge Rodriguez, an intelligence specialist with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment holds his son William for the first time at the San Mateo parade deck, March 27. Rodriguez along with more than 300 other Marines and sailors returned from a seven-month deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/85838/marines-families-overjoyed-homecoming#.T39TXhw4ioo#ixzz1rIKJ1GtU
Camp Pendleton, Ca - Amanda Lintz executes a choke hold on her husband, Cpl. Jason Lintz, a squad leader serving with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, during the battalion's Jane Wayne Day here, March 16, 2013. The spouses and family memmembers were able to participate in Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instruction, live fire ranges, and going through the obstacle course.
Battalion Buddy Program Sends 88,000 Hugs…and Counting!
We are very excited to introduce our brand-new, made-especially-for-Operation Gratitude Battalion Buddies! We work with Family Readiness Officers and battalion leaders to send these cuddly bears in care packages to our youngest Warriors -- the children of deployed Military. Thank you to our wonderful vendor, Glory Be (http://www.glorybe.com/) for supplying us with these adorable stuffed toys!
Operation Showers of Appreciation is a non-profit tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to honor our military families in a unique way by showering them with gifts for their newborn babies, providing support during difficult times, and letting them know the many sacrifices of both the families and service members are appreciated.
SOMETHING TO HUG, FREE (Operation Give a Hug's Huggee Miss You dolls) - Provides dolls to Family Readiness Groups, Family Resource Assistants, Fleet and Family Support Centers, Airman Readiness Centers, Military Family Life Consultants, School Counselors, Behavioral Therapists, Chaplains, Casualty Assistance Officers and other support personnel and programs.