Athletes, warriors come out for NBA All-Star Weekend
Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, NEW ORLEANS, La.
Athletes and warriors from across the nation joined forces for the greater good during the 2014 National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend, rebuilding communities and honoring the nation’s armed forces during a weekend of volunteer service and friendly competition. The weekend kicked off with the Rising Stars Challenge Practice, Feb. 14,
Marine recognized for providing honors to more than 1,000 fallen Marines
Sgt. Michael Ito, BRIDGETON, Mo.
As any Marine can tell you, earning and upholding the title is no small feat. No matter what a Marine does in life or how long they serve in their beloved Corps, they will always uphold the honor and respect for the Marines that went before them. Funeral honor details are just one way Marine Forces Reserve members uphold that honor and respect. To
IRR Marines attend Fort Worth Mega-Muster, keep faith
Lance Cpl. Brytani Musick, FORT WORTH, Texas
“It’s about the faithfulness,” said Sgt. Maj. Anthony A. Spadaro, the sergeant major of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, while talking to Marines attending their annual muster. Spadaro spoke to 711 Individual Ready Reserve Marines who attended the IRR mega-muster at the Fort Worth/Dallas Marriott Hotel and Golf Club, Jan. 11,
Family Readiness Program keeps faith with Reserve Marines
Cpl. Marcin Platek, NEW ORLEANS
Despite the government shutdown, the family readiness program and family readiness officers are ready to assist Reserve Marines throughout 163 Marine Forces Reserve sites. These programs are not only a benefit to the service members and their families, but they also uphold the unit's morale and readiness during the government shutdown and
Target Acquired: Shooting straight from juniors to the big league
Lance Cpl. Tiffany Edwards, CAMP PERRY, Ohio
Lance Cpl. Shane O’Flynn’s love of the firing line started when he was barely 16, after a friend of his suggested he try competitive shooting. He never thought a simple suggestion would lead him to where he is today. “I shot as a junior, and that’s what made me want to join the Marines,” O’Flynn said. “Marines coached at all the clinics I went
Marines conduct non-lethal training during Western Accord 13
U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs, ACCRA, Ghana
U.S. Marines Military Police from 4th Law Enforcement Battalion (LEB) provided non-lethal training to 50 Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) soldiers from 2nd Engineer Battalion June 17-26 during Western Accord 13 in Ghana.Western Accord 13 was a mutually beneficial exercise hosted by U.S. Army Africa that brought together the Economic Community of West
4th Law Enforcement Battalion conducts policing, training exercise for Afghan deployment
Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Cosola, CAMP DAWSON, W.Va.
Tensions are high. Hollow sounds of protesters slip between falling rain drops and over corrugated, 10-foot walls. Their heated voices whisper warnings among a Marine patrol that waits inside the walls, standing stiffly in a rock-strewn courtyard, anxiously checking and re-checking equipment. Behind them, local police take silent drags of
Passing the Torch: Reserve command bids Sergeant Major farewell
Cpl. Fenton Reese, NEW ORLEANS
Marines, sailors and guests gathered to witness Sgt. Maj. James E. Booker, former Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North sergeant major, relinquish his post and bid farewell prior to departing to his next command, at the Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, June 14. Booker had served as the MARFORRES and MARFORNORTH sergeant major