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  • 08 May 2018 8:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    For their efforts, MWSS-473 received the Marine Corps Logistics Organization/Team of the Year (large unit) Award at the Marine Corps Association and Foundation’s 14th annual Ground Logistics Awards dinner at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, March 22, 2018. To read the full article click here.

  • 21 Mar 2018 7:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

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    The Marine Corps Reserve Association and the Marine Corps University are in the stages of creating the MOU. The current plan is to keep this at the Major and above level, which will make it available to the Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps War College. It is felt, that since all services send reserve officers to the university. The current plan is to focus upon Joint Forces reserve topics. The final MOU is making it's way through the staffing process at MCU & MCRA. As soon as it is finalized we will make a more formal announcement. We plan to start this for academic year 2018/19. The name of the award has yet to be named, if you have an idea of who this should be named after, send the name with justification to USMCRA@USMCRA.ORG. 

  • 21 Mar 2018 7:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The VA is reaching out to all VSOs to collaborate more closely in reducing veterans homelessness, as this is an important national priority. Specific goals include:

    • Expanding awareness of VA programs for homeless Veterans
    • Improving access to employment opportunities for job-ready Veterans who are exiting homelessness
    • Increasing the supply of affordable housing for homeless Veterans
    • Increasing transportation options
    • Providing move-in essential items from Veterans who moving into permanent housing
    As the partnership matures we will further engage the membership. Standby!
  • 21 Mar 2018 7:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It Your MCRA has been working with the Defense Health Agency to enhance the benefits of active duty and reserve personnel. This is a thank you letter from VADM Bonno, Director, Defense Health Agency.


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wanted to let everyone know that there were 46 essays submitted for our contest. Thank you to those that took the time to write on how MFR can be ready tonight! All 46 are being reviewed by the MCA Editorial Staff and the Commander, MFR is reading them!

  • 17 Feb 2018 9:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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    The Association was recently contacted by Col Jim Hendrickson, USAFR (Ret). He is an advocate for the military and veteran students in higher education.While everyone can enthusiastically agree that transfer credits from military training and prior college continue to be a drain on financial resources and lost time there has still not been a comprehensive process created to address this issue.  Credit transfer is still left to the gaining school and the individual student to resolve.  His non-profit will give military students the leverage and tools that are critical to positively impact the interaction and ensure previously earned credits are fully awarded. If you have taken college courses & never finished that degree or if you have attended military education & not received college credit I recommended you contact OPERATION GRADUATE to help you get that college degree.


  • 22 Jan 2018 8:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    It is with great pleasure that the MCRA would like to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 Marine Corps JROTC awards.

    Region I:  Dallastown HighSchool, Dallastown, PA; Senior Marine - LtCol Innerst

    Region II: Nation Ford HighSchool,Ft. Mill, SC; Senior Marine - Col Mulcany

    Region III: Daniel Boone HighSchool, Gray, TN; Senior Marine - Maj Sassis

    Region IV: Selma High School, Selma, CA; Senior Marine - 1stSgt Romero

    Region V: Energized for-STEM Academy, Houston, TX; Senior Marine - 1stSgt Bland

  • 24 Nov 2017 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 19 Nov 2017 7:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    (Left to right) Chief Warrent Officer 5 Edward Brantley, the aide de camp of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, Brig. Gen. Bradley James, commanding general of 4th MAW, MARFORRES, Sgt. Maj. Rodney Lane, sergeant major of 4th MAW, MARFORRES, and Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Pritchett, command master chief of 4th MAW, MARFORRES, bow their heads during a moment of silence at a memorial for the 16 fallen service members who died in a C-130 crash on July 10, 2017, in Moorhead, Miss., Oct. 19, 2017. 4th MAW leaders and Moorhead residents attended the event to pay tribute to not only those that died, but to also celebrate the 200th birthday of the state of Mississippi. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dallas Johnson)

    CWO-5 Edward Brantly, Aid de camp of 4th MAW, BGen Bradley S. James, Commanding General 4th MAW, SgtMaj Rodney Lane, SgtMaj 4th MAW and Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Pritchett Command Master Chief 4th MAW bow their heads during a moment of silence at the memorial service for the 16 fallen service members who died in a C-130 crash on 27 July 2017 at Moorhead, MS. The service was held 19 Oct 2017. To read full article click here.
  • 03 Nov 2017 10:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MCRA held it's 2017 Annual Conference in New Orleans on 8-9 September. It was a tremendous event. Your Association began to return back to the days gone by. Thursday began with a trip to the WW II museum. A fascinating place if you have been unable to attend in person. That evening a reception was held in the Association's reception room. Many of the great leaders of the Association and Marine Corps Reserve were in attendance. Some of those that attended included Major Generals Al Harvey and Larry Taylor.

    Friday morning we received a valuable/informative Ethics brief from MajGen Kevin Kuklok USMCR (Ret), click here to review his brief. We visited the New Orleans Maritime Military Academy, founded by the former Commander, MFR LtGen David Mize. The highlight of Friday was a personal brief on the status of the Marine Corps Reserve by the Commander, LtGen Rex McMillian; Commanding General 4th MARDIV, MajGen Burke Whitman; and 4th FORCES HEADQUARTERS GROUP, BGen Michael Fahey. Friday afternoon the Association sponsored a PME event for the Marines. The topic of discussion was "The Creation of MFR." This event was attended by over 400 active duty & reserve personnel. A very lively discussion was lead by MajGens James Livingston, Larry Taylor, and Al Harvey.

    Saturday was full. We received a brief from JT Allen on "Operation Graduate"; a legislative update from Col Frank Wickersham; and a communication update from our Director of Communications Dean Castaldo. We then got down to business by electing new officers. Those elected include: VP, MEMBERSHIP - Tom Hazlett, MSgt USMC (Ret); Secretary - Sander Snowden, LtCol USMCR; reelected as STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE - Charlie Allen, LtCol, USMCR (Ret); SPECIAL ADVISORS: Dave Leighton, USMCR (Ret), Donnie Boyer, SgtMaj USMCR (Ret), and Joe Staudt, SgtMaj USMCR (Ret). In addition to these officers the President appointed special advisors, Legislative Affairs - Frank Wickersham, Col USMCR (Ret); 6th District - Adam Love, Maj USMC (Ret); 8th District - Bill Lednicky, Capt USMCR (Ret); Michael Elenitsky, CWO5 USMCR (Ret). The purpose of these Regional Advisors will be to serve as a conduit to those members and Reserve units within their respective Districts. There were a number of new initiatives passed by the board and a budget of $48,850 was also approved.

    A full report on the meeting will be mailed out to membership.

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