Travel Assistance Donation

3/23/2023: At the family's request, to donate to Marine Parents Travel Assistance in memory of LCpl. Gabriel A. Puchalla, click here.

All donations to Travel Assistance Program will receive a receipt. This is an outreach program of, an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity. The mission of our Travel Assistance program is to provide financial assistance to Marine Corps family members who would otherwise not be able to attend their Marine's boot camp graduation.

For more information about the program or to apply for assistance, visit

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Attending the graduation ceremony for your newly-minted Marine is an experience every soon-to-be Marine parent would like to experience. However, some families cannot afford to attend their recruit's graduation. Travel expenses (airfare and hotel) vary widely depending on locations, but typically run approximately $650 per person and $1,000 for a couple traveling together. Awards for travel assistance DO NOT cover all expenses; the recipient will be required to pay expenses beyond the award.

All applicants to the, Inc. Travel Assistance program are required to submit an application with financial records to verify significant need for travel assistance. For more information about the application criteria and process, see

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