R 141215Z SEP 23
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC CD WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY CONTENT//
POC/T.KLEIBER/CAPT/CMC CD WASHINGTON DC/TEL: 703-614-2093/EMAIL: THOMAS.KLEIBER@USMC.MIL//
POC/V.DILLON/CIV/CMC CD WASHINGTON DC/TEL: 703-614-2267/EMAIL: VADYA.DILLON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This message provides information regarding the Marine Corps birthday video, the Acting Commandant's written birthday message, and recorded music to support ceremonies.
2. Acting Commandant's 2023 Birthday Video.
A. The Acting Commandant's 2023 birthday video will be released no earlier than 0800 EST on 1 NOV 2023. The video will be available via the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) at the following URL:
B. Units conducting their birthday ball celebrations prior to 1 NOV 2023 because of operational requirements or scheduling constraints are encouraged to place emphasis on the other traditional components of the ceremony, to include the reading of General Lejeune’s message, the written message from the Acting Commandant, the cake cutting, uniform pageants, etc., in lieu of the Acting Commandant’s 2023 birthday video.
C. Individuals requiring the video for inclusion in birthday ball celebrations are encouraged to register for a DVIDS account prior to 1 NOV 2023 to ensure they can download the video for offline playback, rather than attempting to stream the video from DVIDS.
D. Requests for DVD copies of the videos should be directed to the nearest Communication Strategy and Operations office, which will fulfill the request based on their own capacity and capability.
3. Recorded Music. Traditional birthday music can be downloaded from the U.S. Marine Band website at https:(slash)(slash)www.marineband.marines.mil/Audio-Resources/Ceremonial-Music
4. Acting Commandant's 2023 Written Birthday Message.
A. The Acting Commandant’s written birthday message will be available on his website at https:(slash)(slash)www.hqmc.marines.mil/cmc
A. Recorded music: Ms. Vadya Dillon, Head, Marine Band Branch, at 703-614-2267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
B. Videos and written message: Capt Thomas Kleiber, CD, at 703-614-2093 or email email@example.com
6. Release authorized by SES April L. Langwell, Director of Communication, Communication Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps.//