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A Marine Corps color guard prepares to raise the colors at Civic Space Park on Sept. 9, 2015 as part of Marine Week Phoenix. This event allows the Marine Corps to showcase its traditions, history, and values.

Photo by Sgt. Cuong Le

Marines wake up Phoenix

9 Sep 2015 | Sgt. Cuong Le Defense Media Activity

Community member’s mornings were stirred by the sound of a lone Marine bugler at Civic Space Park, Phoenix, Sept. 9, 2015. The Corps provided their wake-up call as part of the opening for Marine Week Phoenix.

“Events like this are important because they show the community what the Marine Corps does,” said Lance Cpl. Dakota Barricks, with 11 A Company from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. “What better way to show the community what we can do, then to have them become a part of it.”

The local community members were treated to morning reveille and Marines conducting physical training. Locals joineed Marines in a session of pull-ups, burpees and sprints.

Marine Week Phoenix is an opportunity for people of the greater Phoenix area to see the Marine Corps tradition, history and values.

“It is an honor to meet these men and women who serve our country and it is an honor to have them visit our town,” said Julie Favila a community member from Phoenix. “I could not keep up with them by any means, they definitely are fit and it takes a lot of training to get to where they are.”

This is one of the many events Marines will be hosting during Marine Week Phoenix to showcase the capabilities of the Marine Corps.

“I believe we will have left a positive impact on how the community sees the Marine Corps by the end of Marine Week Phoenix,” said Cpl. Joshua Kennedy with 11 A Company from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. “I think that the people of Phoenix will have a better understanding of what a Marine is.”