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Veterans, Gold Star families and local residents of the Boston area gathered for a wreath laying ceremony at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial to honor service members of the United States Armed Forces, Nov. 11, 2016.
The ceremony was part of a three-day commemoration of the Marine Corps Reserve Centennial that Marines of Marine Forces Reserve took part in to reflect on sacrifices made by the men and women of the military.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — There is a warehouse tucked away in Chesterfield County that looks more like Santa’s workshop. It is where the Marine Corps helps to make the magic happen.
“It’s a way for people to grow as one, come together and help those in need,” explains SSgt Elgin Frison, a spokesperson for the 2016 Toys for Tots program.
The Marine Corps acknowledged Thursday it had misidentified one of the six men in the iconic 1945 World War II photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.
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SgtMaj Anthony Apadaro, former MFR SgtMaj, passes the NCO sword to LtGen Rex McMillian, commander, MFR and MarForNorth during the Relief and Appointment cremony at MCSF New Orleans on 27 May 2016. Spadaro, who has been selected to serve as the senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Pacific Command, passes on his duties to SgtMaj Patrick Kimble, former SgtMaj of 3dMAW.
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, Calif. -- With the sun slowly climbing higher in the sky and waves of heat beginning to radiate off the rocky desert floor, a group of Marines step forward, ready to run toward their first objective.
“Move forward!” yells the Marine leading from the front.
They take off running, leaving a cloud of hot dust in their wake as they cut across the rocky terrain to split off into fire teams, and make their way up to the enemy’s position.
The company, based in Galveston, Texas, is conducting various operations in land and sea to prepare for their upcoming unit deployment program to Okinawa, Japan. Full story, click here.
Maj. Gen. William T. Collins relinquished command of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, to Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, April 29, 2016.
The number of active-duty personnel who died by suicide in 2015 declined slightly from 2014, but the reserve component, including the National Guard, saw a 23 percent increase, according to Pentagon data released Friday.
The Defense Department's fourth-quarter suicide report for 2015 said 266 active-duty service members committed suicide in 2015, down from 273 in 2014.
The number of Reserve component members who died by suicide — including those from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps reserves as well as Air and Army National Guard troops — rose to 209 from a four-year low of 170 in 2014. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
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