Support Groups for Parents of Servicemembers

Connect with Moms and Dads Who Have a Child in the U.S. Armed Forces

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Whether your son or daughter has just joined the military or has already served for several years, the following support groups offer a wide variety of interaction and information tailored specifically for parents of servicemembers.

Moms of Marines Support

M.O.M.S., Moms of Marines Support, is a non-denominational, faith-based ministry that serves as a national support network for Moms of U.S. Marines & Marine Recruits.

Military Moms

Interactive online Christian support group for mothers of servicemembers in any branch of the U.S. Armed forces. This site features message boards, chat rooms, gift shop, articles, and a wide variety of information specific to military moms.

Navy Dads

Navy Dads is an online community for fathers of sailors and Marines. Members can interact with each other through numerous discussion groups, forums and chats. Dads can also share photos, view videos, shop for Navy merchandise or acquire information and answers from the various tutorials offered through this site.

Navy for Moms

Established in March 2008, Navy for Moms is a virtual community that offers a wide variety of information, resources, and support to mothers of sailors. Whether your child's been in the Navy for years or has just joined, you'll find plenty of camaraderie amongst fellow Navy moms.

Air Force WingMoms

AF WingMoms was created for all families and friends of future and/or present Air Force Basic Trainees. On this page, you will find a vast amount of information and we highly encourage you to take your time to read everything so you will have a better understanding of what to expect and how to make the whole AFWM experience even better.

The Band of Mothers

The Band of Mothers are the mothers of the noble and heroic soldiers of the united states military. Their mission is to step up, stand up, and stick up for our soldiers. The group’s goals are to proudly seek, garner and nurture support for our soldiers.

Recruit Parents (For Parents of U.S. Marines)

Support community for parents who have a son or daughter that has just joined the U.S. Marines. You'll find lots of information related to boot camp and what to expect. Issues such as recruit training, graduation and terminology are addressed. In addition, parents can interact with other moms and dads of Marine recruits through message boards and chats., Inc., was founded nationally on January 21, 2003, to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and create opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs. In over 12 years of service, Marine Parents has made a huge impact in support of Marines, military personnel, and their family members.

Blue Star Mothers

A Facebook community of mothers with children serving in the military.  

Parent Zone

At, they believe that peer-support is one of the best coping mechanisms for concerned relatives and military families. Their ethos is ‘a worry shared is a worry halved’ and through their website,, they aim to foster a tight-knit community spirit. Above all, they want to help share the emotional burden of a deployment, and day-to-day life. PZ is maintained by a team of voluntary contributors. We too find venting and sharing our feelings online to be therapeutic! Through our site, you’ll find a wide mixture of diaries, news, advice and resources all aimed at easing what can be a difficult journey.

Edited and updated by Armin Brott, September 2015