MARADMINS : 643/15
R 221905Z DEC 15
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC OUSMCC//
SUBJ/GUIDANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS//
REF/A/DOC/OSD/FY16-FY17 OUTREACH PLAN/20150911//
REF/B/DOC/OSD/MEMO FOR GIFTS TO BENEFIT MILITARY MUSICAL UNITS/20150309//
NARR/REF A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) FISCAL YEAR 2016 OUTREACH PLAN.REF B IS THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (OSD) MEMORANDUM ONPOLICY FOR GIFTS TO BENEFIT MILITARY MUSICAL UNITS.REF C IS THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (OSD) MEMORANDUM CLARIFYING GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS OUTREACH AND RECRUITING ACTIVITIES.
POC/SCHULZ, L. G. /COMREL BRANCH/CMC WASHINGTON DC OUSMCC/COMM/TEL: 703-614-1034//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN provides guidance to commanders for conducting community outreach events in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 as approved by ref (a) to ensure consistency in execution across theMarine Corps. Guidance for FY17 will be released no later than September 2016. Commanders are authorized to execute the community outreach events detailed herein in accordance with (IAW) all Department of Defense, Department of the Navy and Marine Corps policies and procedures. The intent is to emphasize support to localevents that occur at no-cost to the government and focus authorized expenditures primarily on areas not normally reached. All modifications to ref (a) require Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) approval. This community outreach plan allows maximum public outreach within prescribed funding limits per ref (a) and giftacceptance policies per ref (b). IAW ref (a), the followingcommunity outreach events are approved for execution:
A. Aviation support assets for outreach.
A.1. Five open house airshows with Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) demonstrations hosted at the following Marine Corps Air Stations (MCAS): Miramar, Kaneohe Bay, Cherry Point, Beaufort, and Yuma.
A.2. Not to exceed 16 board-selected Harrier and Osprey Level III Demonstrations. In FY16, this is limited to 8 based on board results unless otherwise approved.
A.3. Not-to-exceed 45 displays to civilian airshows.
A.4. Not-to-exceed 130 flyovers to off-base events, 100 in support of (ISO) patriotic holidays, and 30 in support of (ISO) sporting events.
A.5. MAGTF demonstrations ISO Marine Week and four Fleet Weeks. Fleet Weeks to be supported and levels of support will be determined by Marine Forces Command G-3.
A.6. Flyovers ISO military funerals are not considered outreach and will be processed IAW military funeral guidelines.
B. Three Modern Day Marine military expositions.
C. 16 port visits between the East and West coasts.
D. Marine Week 2016.
E. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Veteran Service Organizations (VSO), Military Service Organizations (MSO), and leadership engagements.
E.1. Two VSO conferences.
E.2. Commandant of the Marine Corps/Headquarters Marine Corps Speakers Bureau Program.
E.3. Five Marine Corps Executive Forums.
E.4. Support for the Senior Leadership Engagement Program (SLEP). SLEP is an OSD initiative that acquaints senior leaders and influencers with the strength and readiness of the U.S. armed forcesthrough personal observation of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps activities.
E.5. Support as directed by the Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication (OUSMCC).
F. U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) birthday and historical commemorations.
F.1. USMC Birthday.
F.2. Battle of Belleau Wood.
F.3. Battle of Iwo Jima.
F.4. Vietnam 50th Anniversary.
F.5. Operation Desert Shield.
F.6. Operation Desert Storm.
G. Bands and ceremonial units.
G.1. Regional field bands.
G.1.A. Events approved in ref (a).
G.1.B. Events approved by the FY16 Music Outreach Board.
G.1.C. Belleau Wood Commemoration supported by a field band and marching platoon.
G.1.D. Events within the local area of the unit (as defined by 150 miles or within 1 day of round trip travel).
G.1.E. Local commanders may augment field bands ISO nationally significant events (e.g. Mardi Gras and Tournament of Roses Parade).
G.1.F. Band outreach outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) and the Hawaiian Islands. The Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Bandand the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band are used at the discretion of Commander, MARFORPAC, as U.S. Pacific Command policy dictates. Events executed in the Hawaiian Islands by the MARFORPAC band are subject to CONUS guidelines.
G.2. Commander(s) use of field bands during events designated as Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) is not considered community outreach events as defined in this MARADMIN.
G.3. Marine Barracks Washington.
G.3.A. The President’s Own.
G.3.A.1. National Tour, recordings, concerts and venue rentals.
G.3.A.2. Premiere concert/performance at Midwest Clinic.
G.3.A.3. Premiere concert at Texas Bandmasters Association Convention.
G.3.A.4. Premiere concert at American Bandmasters Association Convention.
G.3.A.5. Thirty-one day tour and associated site surveys to be conducted in the states of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
G.3.B. Battle Color Detachment (Drum & Bugle Corps, Silent Drill Platoon, and the USMC Color Guard) events as authorized in ref (a).
H. Ceremonial support by color guards.
H.1. Ceremonial support by color guards should continue at local levels and at no cost to the DOD.
H.2. Mounted Color Guard to execute events included in ref (a).
I. Ground support assets for outreach.
I.1. Ground equipment/salute batteries.
I.2. Costs incurred for the transportation of equipment to support local events are not considered extra cost to DOD.
J. Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC). MCRC activities meant to engage with the community for the purpose of recruiting are defined as recruiting events and are not considered community outreach events. MCRC events will be processed by the MCRC Public Affairs Office. Routine recruiting activities, such as enhanced area canvassing events, band tours, and educator workshops, remain authorized.
K. Toys for Tots Reserve Program. Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) units are authorized to support the MARFORRES Toys for Tots program in their local area.
2. OCONUS support of community outreach is at the discretion of the Combatant Commander and is further defined by ref (a).
3. Events that have national attention and/or national media exposure (e.g. professional sporting events) must be coordinated through OUSMCC before units commit to support. Units should expect OSD Public Affairs may further coordinate joint support of these events.
4. IAW ref (c), units may not pay outside parties to conduct military appreciation events or anything that could be construed as military appreciation activities. “Paid patriotism” is strictly prohibited.
5. The approval authority for any activity outside the scope of the plan in refs (a) is the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Any request to deviate from this plan and/or exceed the expenditure limits will be submitted by the first General Officer in the chain of command to the Director, Marine Corps Staff, via the Director, OUSMCC, for consideration.
6. Ref (a) has a funds expenditure ceiling for outreach events execution. Accordingly, units are directed to use special interest code CR0 to capture all costs associated with executing these outreach events.
7. Release Authorized by BGen J. F. Glynn, Director, OUSMCC.//