2014 Kindle Round Up
Unit libraries are vital in preparing Marines for the battlefield. Professional reading helps Marines fight better because they fight smarter.
But embarkation space is limited when Marines deploy, especially onboard ships. So the Marine Corps Association & Foundation is putting modern-day libraries in the hands of Marines. MCA&F donates Kindles through its Commanders’ Unit Library Program. Kindles are equivalent to entire libraries – at a fraction of the size.
In the past year alone, nearly 200 Kindles have been distributed to deploying units. Each Kindle is loaded with nearly 300 books and is worth more than $3,000 each. The professional reading material is a collection of books from the Commandant’s Reading List and other enduring titles.
Access to a library of books while deployed offers commanders opportunities for continued learning in the field. They often lead Professional Military Education sessions that are pertinent to the unit’s mission. That professional development prepares Marines and ultimately, establishes a more effective 911 force-in-readiness.
The donated Kindles are part of the MCA&F Commanders’ Unit Library Program, which provides commanders with funds to establish a professional library for their units. If you would like to learn more about all our Foundation’s programs for Marines, or you’d like to support our programs with a tax-deductible donation, please click here.
- By Roxanne Baker