Community Relations
Being a Marine is about more than just wearing a uniform, it's about giving back to the community that supports them. Here you will find a collection of Community Outreach events that allow the American public to see and interact with their Marine Corps as well as a how to for requesting Marine Corps assets at your community events.
JORDAN Sgt. Dana Rodriguez, assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Female Engagement Team, demonstrates a technique to help stabilize an M4 carbine rifle to a member of the Jordan Armed Forces Quick Reaction Force Female Engagement Team during a live-fire exercise. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Isaac Blunt fends off an Air Force defender at the DoD Warrior Games wheelchair basketball tournament in Tampa, Florida, June 24, 2019. The 2019 Warrior Games consist of 13 Paralympic-style sports, and more than 300 athletes representing the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command, and five international teams.
Lance Cpl. Jesse Hester, a native from Orlando, Fla., with 3rd Battalion 6th Marines, Camp Lejuene, pose for a photo during the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
U.S. Marines display the American and Japanese flag attached to the M777’s for the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
The local children play in the bushes during the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
A local child explores the aircraft static display for the Friendship Festival May 11, 2019, on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The local community, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and U.S. service members experience a day dedicated to Japanese and Marine Corps tradition and culture events.
U.S. Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and contractors with Facilities Maintenance Department, Marine Corps Installations West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, receive “thank you” letters from students at Santa Margarita Elementary School on MCB Camp Pendleton, California, March 18, 2019. The students of the elementary school wrote personal “thank you” letters to the Marines and contractors for building a bridge over and repairing a sinkhole in Carnes Road that resulted in the evacuation and temporary closing of the school on Feb. 4. The sinkhole was caused by erosion resulting from persistent heavy rain storms that swept through Southern California.
A U.S. Marine Corps athlete practices during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 27.  The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans. Additionally, the competition is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate physical and mental achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.
British Royal Marine Jack Agu participates in archery during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 28. The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Blake DeLeon practices shooting during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Mar. 1. The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans. Additionally, the competition is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate physical and mental achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.
A Georgian athlete participates in hand cycling during the 2019 Marine Corps Trials at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, March 1. The Marine Corps Trials promotes recovery and rehabilitation through adaptive sports participation and develops camaraderie among recovering service members and veterans. Additionally, the competition is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate physical and mental achievements and serves as the primary venue to select Marine Corps participants for the DoD Warrior Games.
U.S. Marines with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Central Command, listen to U.S. Navy Lt. Kawika Segundo, a medical officer with Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, provide instructions to fill out registration forms for the Salute to Life bone marrow donation program. The program was created to encourage service members and their families to register as bone marrow donors.
Lance Cpl. Kael M. Joseph, an automatic rifleman with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Central Command, provides saliva samples required to complete the Salute to Life bone marrow donation registration program. The program was created to encourage service members and their families to register as bone marrow donors.
Robert Twineham, operations manager with Industrial Waste Utilization, loads drums of hazardous material waste onto a trunk at the Marine Wing Support Squadron-372 60 day HAZMAT storage site, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 23, 2019. Twineham was transporting the hazardous waste from the site to a waste management facitlity where it would be recycled.
Robert Twineham, operations manager with Industrial Waste Utilization, labels hazardous waste drums at the Marine Wing Support Squadron-372 60 day hazardous material storage site at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 23, 2019. Twineham was preparing the hazardous waste for transport form the site to a waste management facility where it would be recycled.
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Mark Hanford and Sgt. Nicholas Elston, U.S. Navy Lt. Maundo Lee and Brian Bonzo, and Philippine Marine Corps Capt. Rodilson Malic, pose for a photo with Philippine local, Bryan S. Rodriguez, who they assisted after a motorcycle crash in Ternate, Cavite, Philippines, Oct. 2, 2018.
Female Marine teaches life saving tactics.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., participate in the opening ceremony of Yuma Military Appreciation Day in Downtown Historic Yuma, Ariz., on March 10, 2018. Military Appreciation Day is held to show the importance of the relationship between the City of Yuma and our service members and veterans.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) recognized the sacrifices and successes of 100 years of women in the United States Marine Corps during the men’s semifinals of the CIAA Basketball Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, March 2.  During the tournament, the CIAA took time to recognize the contributions and successes of 100 years of women in the Marine Corps with a presentation during the men's semifinals. The CIAA Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 27 to March 3, 2018 in Charlotte.
Tony Credle Jr. poses with his certificate of merit during the men’s semifinals of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, March 2. During the tournament, the CIAA also took time to recognize the contributions and successes of 100 years of women in the Marine Corps with a presentation during the men's semifinals. The CIAA Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 27 to March 3, 2018 in Charlotte. Credle is a senior at Fayetteville State University.
The United States Marine Corps recognized outstanding student athlete advisory committee (SAAC) students during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) men’s semifinals of the CIAA Basketball Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC, March 2. During the tournament, the CIAA took time to recognize the contributions and successes of 100 years of women in the Marine Corps with a presentation during the men's semifinals.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.
Pfc. Jacob Arbiscogautieri, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System operator, with I Marine Expeditionary Force, helps children down from the cab of a HIMARS vehicle while it is staged prior to the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Parade, Dec. 28, 2017. In 2017, I MEF Marines and Sailors supported more than 140 community events.
Marines with I Marine Expeditionary Force drive light armored vehicles by cheering crowds during the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Parade, in San Diego, Dec. 28, 2017. In 2017, I MEF Marines and Sailors supported more than 140 community events.
Marines and sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force salute the flag during the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl National Anthem, Dec. 28, 2017. In 2017, I MEF Marines and Sailors supported more than 140 community events.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Headley Hall (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tylor Tharp (right) high five children during a visit to Namisato Preschool in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 30, 2018. Marines visited the school for a community relations event that helps the children learn basic English. Hall, a Chicago native, is an administrative clerk and Tharp, a St. Augustine, Florida native, is a religious program specialist. Both Marines are with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. The Marines continue fostering relations with the local population and building bonds with allies.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mac Sautia sits with children during a visit to Namisato Preschool in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 30, 2018. Marines visited the school during a community relations event to help children learn basic English. Sautia, an Oceanside, California native, is a radio technician with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Marines continue fostering relations with the local population and building bonds with allies.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Darren Broughton reads Where the Wild Things Are to children during a visit to Namisato Preschool in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 30, 2018. Marines visited the school as a community relations event that helps the children learn basic English. Broughton, an Odessa, Texas native, is a team leader with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.. Marines continue fostering relations with the local population and building bonds with allies.
Vuong saved the life of a UPS driver by using his Marine training to remove him from his wrecked truck. Vuong waited with the driver until emergency medical personnel arrived.
Raney is a recruiter currently stationed as with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Raney is a recruiter currently stationed as with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Raney is a recruiter currently stationed as with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Raney is a recruiter currently stationed as with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Raney is a recruiter currently stationed as with Recruiting Station Nashville, 6th Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
Asset REQUESTS

We are accepting DD2535's for the 2018 AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey flight demonstration board. Please send in your packages no later than 18 Aug 2017 to hqmc.comrel@usmc.mil. View the full press release regarding the demonstration board here

The AV-8B Harrier and the MV-22 Osprey flight demonstration is one of the most sought-after aerial demonstrations offered by the U.S. military. Demonstrations are performed by the same aircraft and Marines who train and deploy in support of real-world contingencies. For this reason, Headquarters Marine Corps selects a handful of events to receive the coveted demonstration during the annual AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey Flight Demonstration Board.

Visit Marine Corps Aerial Support to see the 2017 AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey flight demonstration list.