Wounded Warrior Regiment
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is collecting unassembled plastic models of aircraft, tanks, ships, cars, and figures in support of the Wounded Warrior Regiment. The mission of the Wounded Warrior Regiment is to provide and facilitate assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors and their families throughout the phases of their recovery. The Museum is working with the Wounded Warrior Regiment to deliver models to their detachments around the country, as well as Bethesda and Walter Reed. To date, we have donated nearly 1700 models to Marines and other service members.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is accepting the following items to send to the Wounded Warrior Regiment:
- Unassembled plastic model kits: aircraft, tanks, ships, cars/trucks, figures (any scale)
- Modeling supplies: Xacto knives/blades, sandpaper, glues, decal sets, etc.
- Model paints: acrylic paints only!
Individuals wishing to donate models and modeling supplies may bring their donations to the National Museum of the Marine Corps during normal business hours (Monday – Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). The donated items may be left with a Museum docent at the front desk.
For more information regarding the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ model drive in support of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, please contact:
Knitting For Marines
Knitting for Marines has been a very important program for our soldiers and many volunteers have lent their skills, time, money and energy to insuring that the helmet liners protect our troops. Citizen Support for America's Military (Citizen SAM), Knitting for Marines partner organization, has recently been informed by its military contacts for the helmet liners that the military has begun issuing its own helmet liners made of a special wicking material as its standard. They will no longer be allowed to accept the liners you have so lovingly made. Thank you all for making it possible for us to have shipped over 4,000 liners out to our men and women in uniform in the three years of the program.