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.
A Force Reconnaissance Marine buckles his helmet on a child during a community interaction, tactical demonstration event in Kapolei, HI, Jan. 19.
A U.S. Marine recruiter converses with an attendee during Ultimatum II, a Smash Ultimate Tournament hosted by Esports Stadium Arlington, in Arlington, Texas, December 27.
Attendees of Ultimatum II compete against one another in Arlington, Texas, December 27.
The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard stand post during Equestfest in Burbank, California, Dec. 29.
We Do It For The Fallen: Miramar National Cemetery’s Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony
A U.S. Marine applies a waterproofing solution to a wooden bridge during a Single Marine Program volunteer event at Fort Macon State Park, N.C., Sept. 2.
Single Marine Program representatives conduct a SMP council meeting at the Roadhouse, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Oct. 24.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Bianca Huish, right, president of the Single Marine Program Council, sits in session with fellow council representatives during a council meeting at the Roadhouse, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Oct. 24.
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen run onto Lincoln Financial Field prior to the Army-Navy football game, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pa. This year marks the 120th game between the military academies.
An American flag is displayed during a U.S. Navy veterans visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, shakes a U.S. Marine's hand during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii , Dec. 5.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, and students with Mokapu Elementary School pose for a group photo during Long's visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, shakes a student with Mokapu Elementary School's hand during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, gives Mr. Daniel Griffin, a veteran whose father was present during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, casings from the 21-gun salute after the annual Klipper Ceremony, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2019. The Klipper Memorial was dedicated in 1981 to honor the 17 U.S. Navy Sailors and two civilian contractors who died during the attack on Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay on Dec. 7, 1941.
Tom Foreman, retired U.S. Navy gun director, speaks to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Charles Wells, sergeant major, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during his visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, and U.S. Marines pose for a group photo during his visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Stuart Hedley, retired U.S. Navy gun pointer, looks at a newspaper during his visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, speaks with U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during his visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, Marine Corps Base Hawaii and U.S. Navy veterans pose for a group photo during the their visit, MCBH, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Tom Foreman, retired U.S. Navy gun director, speaks to students with Mokapu Elementary School during his visit, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Donald Long, retired U.S. Navy radio operator, speaks to students with Mokapu Elementary School during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
U.S. Navy veterans arrive at Mokapu Elementary School during their visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Students with Mokapu Elementary School hold a sign during a U.S. Navy veterans visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 5, 2019. The Best Defense Foundation returned 6 WWII Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay survivors to Hawaii for the 78th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay which is now MCBH. The heroes returned were Jack Holder US NAVY - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; Tom Foreman US Navy - USS Cushing; Ira Schab US Navy - USS Dobbin; Stuart Hedley US Navy - USS West Virginia; Donald Long US Navy - Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay; and Chuck Kohler US Navy - USS Hornet.
Participants compete in a basketball game during the Special Olympics Hawaii Holiday Classic State Games on Marine Corps Base Hawaii Nov. 23.
A participant rolls a bowling ball during the Special Olympics Hawaii Holiday Classic State Games on Marine Corps Base Hawaii Nov. 23.
Volunteers present medals to participants during the Special Olympics Hawaii Holiday Classic State Games, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 23.
Participants and their coaches pose for a group picture during the Special Olympics Hawaii Holiday Classic State Games, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Nov. 23, 2019. SOHI provides sports training throughout the year and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic sports for persons with intellectual or development disabilities. MCBH began supporting the SOHI event in 1997.
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. David Ford the assistant training chief with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division reads off the total donations after a charity ruck march in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Nov. 27, 2019. The Marines hiked from the Camp Lejeune main gate to the United Way's Children Healthy Eating on the Weekend house. The march supports CHEW! program which provides underprivileged children with donated food every weekend.
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 Homecoming
April Mitchell, entrepreneur, speaks with Marines at Wounded Warriors Battalion - West on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 15, 2019. Mitchell, a military spouse, created a new door hook in hopes of giving individuals with less mobility more independence. Mitchell is a native of Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
April Mitchell, entrepreneur, speaks with Marines at Wounded Warriors Battalion - West on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 15, 2019. Mitchell, a military spouse, created a new door hook in hopes of giving individuals with less mobility more independence. Mitchell is a native of Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
April Mitchell, entrepreneur, speaks with Marines at Wounded Warriors Battalion - West on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 15, 2019. Mitchell, a military spouse, created a new door hook in hopes of giving individuals with less mobility more independence. Mitchell is a native of Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Garrett Burn, an engineer platoon sergeant with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, participates in a rugby ball-handling relay competition during the 46th Annual Henoko District Citizen’s Track and Field Meet Sports Day in Henoko, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 3, 2019. Personnel from Camp Schwab have been included in the track and field meet since 1973 and will carry on the tradition of good will and togetherness with the people of Henoko.
U.S. Marines with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, compete in a centipede race during the 46th Annual Henoko District Citizen’s Track and Field Meet Sports Day in Henoko, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 3, 2019. Personnel from Camp Schwab have been included in the track and field meet since 1973 and will carry on the tradition of good will and togetherness with the people of Henoko.
Representatives from Program Manager Advanced Amphibious Assault at Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration and 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion pose in front of an unfinished Amphibious Combat Vehicle with the manufacturing workforce in York, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 16, 2019.
Yukari Niwano, the instructor for the cooking class, which Mari Gregory interprets, teaches one of the students how to mold a pie sheet June 23 at Uruma City. Gregory and Sgt. Maj. Mario Marquez, the III Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major, have partnered up since July 2017 to provide time and space for the shared Okinawan community to understand each other and exchange friendship.
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.