Marine Corps Association & Foundation

Marine Corps Association & Foundation We are the professional association of the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Association & Foundation is the professional organization of the United States Marine Corps, founded more than 100 years ago by General John A.
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Mission: The mission and vision of MCA&F is to be the preeminent association and foundation for ALL Marines and friends of the Corps dedicated to development and recognition of professional excellence and expanding awareness of the rich traditions, history, and esprit of the United States Marine Corps.

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10/23/2020

37 Years ago today, on 23 October 1983, the bombing at Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon that killed 220 Marines and a total of 241 U.S. service personnel. We remember. Semper Fidelis, Marines.

“LET THE ‘MERCENARIES’ DO IT”—said a Virginia militia colonel, referring to the Marines. On Oct. 18, 1859, 1stLt Israel ...
10/22/2020

“LET THE ‘MERCENARIES’ DO IT”—said a Virginia militia colonel, referring to the Marines.

On Oct. 18, 1859, 1stLt Israel Greene led 86 U.S. Marines from the barracks in Washington, D.C., and captured John “Old Osawatomie” Brown, an insurrectionist and abolitionist. Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Va. (now West Virginia), that ended with his capture, trial, conviction and a sentence of death by hanging.

The late artist Col Charles Waterhouse, USMCR (Ret) said he had more research hours on this painting than on any of his others. According to Col Waterhouse: “The Marines had more of a problem keeping the crowd in check than punching a hole in the door and capturing Brown. Of course, Army 1st Lieutenant J.E.B. Stuart, plumed hat and all, is not happy. He wanted to run the show, but civilian-clad Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee, sans gray beard, let the Marines perform. USMC Lieutenant Green carries a bent ceremonial sword. Researchers swear it looked like a paper clip after slashing Brown over the neck, and bent when the buckle on Brown’s cartridge belt deflected a death stroke.”

Two Marines were shot; only one recovered. Three abolitionists were killed, including Brown’s son Oliver.

Looking for a way to celebrate Veterans Day at home this year? If you enjoyed October's Leatherneck article about Arts i...
10/21/2020

Looking for a way to celebrate Veterans Day at home this year? If you enjoyed October's Leatherneck article about Arts in the Armed Forces https://mca-marines.org/wp-content/uploads/Building-a-Bridge.pdf, which was founded by actor and Marine veteran Adam Driver, sign up for a screening of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," a Q&A with astronaut and former NASA Administrator MajGen Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret) and guest artist Tom Hanks, followed by a movie trivia after party hosted by Seth Meyers. Registration is free for military, veterans and their guests.

(While you're at it, brush up on MajGen Bolden's journey from the segregated South to space, out of the Leatherneck archives: https://mca-marines.org/wp-content/uploads/MajGen-Bolden.pdf)

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The Intelligence Unit of the Year Award, one of the most unique awards presented every year, used to be a troublesome aw...
10/20/2020

The Intelligence Unit of the Year Award, one of the most unique awards presented every year, used to be a troublesome award for the MCA Foundation to deliver every year. Fortunately, our friends at SKB Industrial/Military have made and donated a custom-fit, molded case to ship this prestigious trophy without fear of damage for now and for the future.

The 3rd Annual Marine Corps Association Foundation auction is live! Visit mcaf.cbo.io to bid on items like this Dress Bl...
10/19/2020

The 3rd Annual Marine Corps Association Foundation auction is live! Visit mcaf.cbo.io to bid on items like this Dress Blue Chair from the Marine Shop!

#LeatherneckLaffs: "Ahh...Sir...Excusme, Sir...."
10/18/2020

#LeatherneckLaffs: "Ahh...Sir...Excusme, Sir...."

R.E.D. Friday: Remember Everyone DeployedU.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adrian Hernandez, an explosive ordnance disposal technic...
10/16/2020

R.E.D. Friday: Remember Everyone Deployed
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adrian Hernandez, an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Task Force Ellis, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), sustains robot motor skills in confined spaces utilizing the 310 SUGV system robot aboard USS Comstock (LSD45) on July 1, 2020. Task Force Ellis, comprised of U.S. Marines and Sailors from I MEF, deployed aboard the USS Comstock (LSD 45) to the Indo-Pacific to conduct theater security cooperation activities from July to November 2020. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Manuel A. Serrano)

Throwback Thursday: A Place to Rest and RecoverThese pictures, taken in the first few months of 1919, show a group of Mar...
10/15/2020

Throwback Thursday: A Place to Rest and Recover

These pictures, taken in the first few months of 1919, show a group of Marines and Sailors at the newly built American Red Cross Convalescent House in Quantico, Va.

During World War I, as part of their ongoing mission to provide assistance to servicemembers, the American Red Cross funded the construction of convalescent houses in the United States, all of them designed in the shape of a cross. The Quantico Convalescent House was a white stucco building overlooking the Potomac River. The building featured large windows that allowed sunlight to flood the great room, which was meant to provide a cheerful atmosphere for the men and visiting family members.

While many of the occupants of the convalescent houses were recovering from wounds they sustained fighting in France, others, undoubtedly, were recuperating from influenza.

When the influenza pandemic swept through the United States in 1918, it sickened nearly 25 percent of the population and claimed the lives of 675,000 people, according to the National Museum of Health and Medicine. More than 43,000 service-members died of the virus in 1918. It is estimated that worldwide, 50 million to 100 million people died from influenza.

Virtually all Marines who have deployed to a combat zone—and likely even those who haven't—have benefited in some way fr...
10/14/2020

Virtually all Marines who have deployed to a combat zone—and likely even those who haven't—have benefited in some way from the American Red Cross to the Armed Forces.

The October issue of Leatherneck offers a look at the faithful service the Red Cross has provided to the Marine Corps for more than a century, from refreshments and entertainment to crucial supplies and emergency communications.

Read "A Trusted Symbol" by Leatherneck staff writer Sara W. Bock here: https://buff.ly/311Y5kV

What's your Red Cross story from your time in the Corps? Drop it in the comments below!

#RedCross #leatherneckmagazine #usmc #supportthetroops

Prepare for the Auction Today Register here: https://mcaf.cbo.io/The Marine Corps Association Foundation is hosting an o...
10/14/2020

Prepare for the Auction Today
Register here: https://mcaf.cbo.io/

The Marine Corps Association Foundation is hosting an online auction to Support Today's Marines.

Register today so you are ready when the auction goes live at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 18th. Bid on items ranging from USMC themed furniture to commemorative pistols to golf outings. The auction concludes at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21st. All proceeds go directly to our programs for Marines.

Making it Work2020 MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest: Honorable Mention by Col George J. DavidRead it here: htt...
10/13/2020

Making it Work

2020 MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest: Honorable Mention by Col George J. David

Read it here: https://buff.ly/37eCSZ5

To exercise EABO even for practice, the Corps will have to prepare politically and diplomatically as well as militarily for access to anything other than existing large, targeted bases. Now that force redesign is entering its execution phase, the Corps quickly needs a supporting concept to address the key parameter of the problem. Otherwise, these advanced warfighting concepts cannot succeed in the real world.

#LeatherneckLaffs"War Room... Don't Press Anything."
10/11/2020

#LeatherneckLaffs
"War Room... Don't Press Anything."

Support the Marine Corps Association Foundation by joining us in our 3rd Annual Silent Auction! Register at mcaf.cbo.io ...
10/09/2020

Support the Marine Corps Association Foundation by joining us in our 3rd Annual Silent Auction! Register at mcaf.cbo.io to participate and view the different items available to bid on, including the last signed 100th Anniversary Leatherneck print, framed and ready for hanging!

#ThrowbackThursday A Tanker's Valor on SaipanAfter the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Sergeant Grant Timmerman, a smal...
10/08/2020

#ThrowbackThursday

A Tanker's Valor on Saipan

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Sergeant Grant Timmerman, a small-town boy from Kansas, reenlisted. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and was sent to the Pacific theater where he fought on Betio during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943.

He later was a tank commander when he landed on Saipan on D-day, June 15, 1944. During an advance on Japanese pillboxes and trenches on July 8, 1944, as
Timmerman was preparing to fire a 75 mm gun, he stood in the open turret of the tank to warn the infantry Marines nearby to take cover and protect themselves from the gun’s muzzle blast. That’s when he spotted a Japanese grenade hurtling toward the tank’s open turret. Determined to protect his crew, Sgt Timmerman unhesitatingly blocked the opening of the tank with his body,taking the brunt of the explosion. He was killed instantly.

Timmerman posthumously received the Medal of Honor on July 8, 1945. At a private ceremony in their home on the one-year anniversary of their son’s death, his parents were presented with their son’s Medal of Honor and a Bronze Star for his actions earlier in the campaign.

#TBT: Los Angeles, 1992. President George H.W. Bush invokes the Insurrection Act in response to riots on the streets of ...
10/07/2020

#TBT: Los Angeles, 1992. President George H.W. Bush invokes the Insurrection Act in response to riots on the streets of Los Angeles following the beating
of Rodney King at the hands of the police. Marines from Camp Pendleton are called in.

In the newest issue of Leatherneck, Corporal Kyle Daly examines the events of May 1992 and discusses the hotly debated use of federal troops in response to civil disturbances, presenting viewpoints from all sides.

Read "1992: Rioting in Los Angeles" from the October Leatherneck here: https://buff.ly/3iDHj1v

#leatherneckmagazine #usmc #3rdbattalion1stmarines

Read a 2020 MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest: Honorable Mention from October's edition of Gazette: https://buf...
10/06/2020

Read a 2020 MajGen Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest: Honorable Mention from October's edition of Gazette: https://buff.ly/34tjLr4

The future of mobile reconnaissance seeks to make improvements to sustainability, mobility, and agility for Marines operating within enemy sensor and weapons engagement zones. Maj Jacob Clayton & Col Michael Nakonieczny argue that a single platform does not define the light armored reconnaissance community whose character is to be the security area quarterback that senses, communicates, moves, and then shoots, in that order.

Marine Corps Marathon Runners! The run may be virtual in 2020, but the training is very real. To commemorate your run, y...
10/05/2020

Marine Corps Marathon Runners! The run may be virtual in 2020, but the training is very real. To commemorate your run, you can find our collection of exclusive marathon merchandise online at mca-marines.org/marine-corps-marathon.

#LeatherneckLaffs:"Someone watches too much TV news."
10/04/2020

#LeatherneckLaffs:
"Someone watches too much TV news."

The Toys for Tots Christmas Holiday Campaign is officially underway and the Marines along with over 35,000 volunteers wi...
10/02/2020

The Toys for Tots Christmas Holiday Campaign is officially underway and the Marines along with over 35,000 volunteers will need all the support and kindness you can give this year as there may be a gift shortage this year due to the hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Toys for Tots needs our help to give and distribute toys to the millions of children living in poverty across the nation.

Visit them at www.toysfortots.org to learn more about the challenges of conducting the toy drive in 2020.

Remember Everyone Deployed, because our Marines can't quarantine and stream movies.Marines in the Philippine Sea, aboard...
10/02/2020

Remember Everyone Deployed, because our Marines can't quarantine and stream movies.

Marines in the Philippine Sea, aboard the USS America (LHA 6), flagship of the America ARG, are working to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The America ARG, 31st MEU team remains the premier crisis response force in the region despite the unique challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

#remembereveryonedeployed #redfriday #red

#ThrowbackThursdayOn 11 August 1940 a hurricane made landfall in South Carolina squarely onto Parris Island which floode...
10/01/2020

#ThrowbackThursday
On 11 August 1940 a hurricane made landfall in South Carolina squarely onto Parris Island which flooded the island, including the hospital which was evacuated by a rowboat that had washed up nearby.

“Soon after noon people began leaving their homes and moving into the Marine Barracks and other large brick buildings for safety. About 3 o’clock something, unexpected by most people, happened. The tide started coming over the Island. Within an hour it had risen a foot and by 5 o’clock it was waist deep in the hospital area.” - Lacy Morrow, firsthand account.

On the Cover of Leatherneck in October:  Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2nd Tank Bn, 2ndMarDiv, sit on railroad car...
09/29/2020

On the Cover of Leatherneck in October: Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2nd Tank Bn, 2ndMarDiv, sit on railroad cars prior to a farewell ceremony on Camp Lejeune, 31 July. Photo by LCpl Patrick King, USMC.

Remember, MCA&F members can read Leatherneck online at mca-marines.org

#LeatherneckLaffsFlu Shots Today"Maybe I'll opt for the mist."
09/27/2020

#LeatherneckLaffs
Flu Shots Today
"Maybe I'll opt for the mist."

The 2020 Ground Awards Dinner was back on track last night in Virginia and the we were proud to be a part of presenting ...
09/25/2020

The 2020 Ground Awards Dinner was back on track last night in Virginia and the we were proud to be a part of presenting some of the most prestigious awards in the Marine Corps with General David H. Berger, CMC, SgtMaj Troy E. Black, SMMC, and our staunch industry partners.

Congratulations to the award winners:
SSgt Brock E. Legant: 1st Marine Division Marine of the Year
Sgt Eric J. DiPietrantonio, Jr.:2nd Marine Division Marine of the Year
Sgt Garrett Rookstool: 3rd Marine Division Marine of the Year
Sgt Kiel W. Ise: 4th Marine Division Marine of the Year
CWO3 James Archbell: Marine Gunner Henry Lewis Hulber t Award for Outstanding Leadership by a Marine Gunner
Maj Joseph E. Bush: Colonel Justice Marion “Jumping Joe” Chambers Award for Outstanding Leadership by a Company Grade Officer in the Marine Reserve Component
Maj Joseph F. Albano, Jr.: Lieutenant Colonel William G. Leftwich Trophy for Outstanding Leadership
As well as the MARSOC awards: Sergeant Clyde A. Thomason
Marine Special Operator of the Year Special Operations Command and Douglas A. Zembie c Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Marine Forces Special Operations Command

Remember Everyone Deployed all over the globeA U.S. Marine with SPMAGTF-CR-AF,  and members of the Royal Moroccan Armed ...
09/25/2020

Remember Everyone Deployed all over the globe

A U.S. Marine with SPMAGTF-CR-AF, and members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces discuss tactics, techniques and procedures during a live demolition range, in El Hajeb, Morocco.

#RedFriday #Red #Remembereveryonedeployed

Then & NowLeatherneck is looking for your wedding photos—one from your wedding day in your Marine Corps uniform with you...
09/24/2020

Then & Now

Leatherneck is looking for your wedding photos—one from your wedding day in your Marine Corps uniform with you and your spouse and one present-day photo (does not need to be in uniform).

If you have been married 30 years or longer and would like to share it with our readers in a future issue, send them in comments, messenger, or email at [email protected]

Please give us a little more info if possible. Where did you meet? What do you feel is the key to your long and happy marriage? Any comments from your spouse about living with a Marine wife/husband? Is there a short story or something fun or funny about your wedding day or during your marriage that you would like to share? We’re looking to make the stories personal and entertaining.

#ThrowbackThursday The Battle of New Orleans, 1815On Dec. 23, 1814, the British army, with 9,000 seasoned veterans, marc...
09/24/2020

#ThrowbackThursday The Battle of New Orleans, 1815
On Dec. 23, 1814, the British army, with 9,000 seasoned veterans, marched to Lake Borgne in southeastern Louisiana. The combatants could not have known that on Christmas Eve 5,000 miles away in Belgium, the finishing touches were penned to a treaty in the Flemish town of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. On Dec. 28, the British ranks slammed into the American lines with U.S. Marines holding the center. Maj Daniel Carmick, the second-highest-ranking officer in the Corps, veteran of numerous battles and skirmishes, and credited by some as instrumental in establishing the term “leatherneck,” led a counterattack. His horse was shot from under him. He lost a thumb, part of his hand, and was hit on the forehead by a Congreve rocket, yet he survived.

The Battle of New Orleans was actually a series of fights. The final one was on Jan. 8. Marines under U.S. Army MG Andrew Jackson stood behind hastily constructed barricades with a cobbled force of American regulars, militia, Creoles and smuggler Jean Lafitte with his “Hellish Banditti” pirates along the Rodriguez Canal 4 miles below New Orleans and east of the Mississippi River. The British forces, which included Royal Marines under the command of MajGen Sir Edward Pakenham, made gallant, but costly assaults. By noon, Pakenham lay dead among the 2,036 British soldiers killed or wounded. The “Crescent City,” with the help of approximately 300 Marines, remained unoccupied by foreign forces.

09/23/2020
General Berger's Remarks a the First Annual MCA&F Member Breakfast

General David, H. Berger, CMC, joined the Marine Corps Association & Foundation for our first annual Member and Leadership Meeting and Breakfast in Virginia. The Commandant spoke about the Intellectual Edge that Marines need to possess for the Marine Corps to succeed.

Leatherneck Presents Crazy Caption!Dream up the craziest caption about this awesome dog and submit it in the comments an...
09/23/2020

Leatherneck Presents Crazy Caption!

Dream up the craziest caption about this awesome dog and submit it in the comments and you could win a year-long membership to the MCA&F or $25!

Leatherneck Presents: Crazy Caption!"The recruit suddenly had a mental image of his recruiter, Sgt Goodyear."Congratulat...
09/22/2020

Leatherneck Presents: Crazy Caption!
"The recruit suddenly had a mental image of his recruiter, Sgt Goodyear."
Congratulations Tom Mahoney of Round Rock, Texas for winning Crazy Caption! Stay tuned for next month's picture!

#LeatherneckLaffs"One is a body cam, one is a DVR, a cable modem, a Roku stick and i think a Bluetooth"
09/20/2020

#LeatherneckLaffs

"One is a body cam, one is a DVR, a cable modem, a Roku stick and i think a Bluetooth"

We'd like to remind everyone that the virtual Modern Day Marine Expo is next week! While you are checking out the expo, ...
09/19/2020

We'd like to remind everyone that the virtual Modern Day Marine Expo is next week! While you are checking out the expo, remember to stop by the virtual Marine Corps Association & Foundation Booth!

Register Here: https://buff.ly/3kyW5rN
Read the MARADMIN here: https://buff.ly/3iKRGBg

Remember Everyone Deployed, on foreign soil or in far away waters, today.Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment...
09/18/2020

Remember Everyone Deployed, on foreign soil or in far away waters, today.

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to SPMAGTF-CR-CC, fire the M240B during a combined arms range in Jordan, Aug. 28, 2020. The range focused on the fundamentals of combined arms and crew-served weapons handling. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to mobilize a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

Please, take a moment today to Remember Everyone Deployed.
#RememberEveryoneDeployed #REDFriday #RED

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[Breaking News Update] Beirut Peacekeepers Memorial Tower William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park Firstly, we sincerely hope you and your family are well. During this unprecedented time, we continue to actively pursue the mission and move forward with the Park and the Beirut Peacekeepers Memorial Tower. There has been significant planning and preparation behind the scenes, as well as some construction underway. We realize the importance of pressing on. We remain confident in the resilience, fortitude and passion of the patriotic citizens of the United States of America. Therefore, we believe it is prudent to prepare this project so that as the economy begins to recover, we will have a “shovel ready” project positioned for launch. One of our goals is to help individuals and businesses return to work. As we accomplish that, we will continue to be good stewards of the resources given to us. Much has happened since our reveal last year and we are sharing our latest progress with you: 1. Our architect submitted civil designs for approval, and the permit for the tower has been issued. 2. The contractor is now sending the project for bids and we expect to have a firm price by the end of June. Then we’ll have 30 days to accept. 3. Two military-themed playgrounds have been completed. Tennis and bocce courts are now under construction. 4. Work on the second entrance is underway and will be completed by August. We humbly ask that you please consider how you can become a part of this living history … YOUR history. Our ultimate hope and desire for all is that we stay safe, healthy, and positive. Semper Fidelis Please visit https://www.beirutpeacekeepers.org and https://www.wrgainesjr.org for more information. And PLEASE remember to share. Here are pictures of the latest improvements at the park.
Another Successful trip on the books for THE MARINE SHOP! Always good to work with the staff at the United States Naval Academy! Wishing the Mids the best on their Commisioning Ceremonies coming up! We’ll see you at TBS! 😊
Thanks for adding to our deployment library. Semper Fi Blacksheep Battery B, 1stBn 12th Marines
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Memoirs of Black Warriors that fought and died in Korea. And the AFTERMATH of a few survivors. Ebooks and paperbacks available at Amazon. Com
Medal of Honor-recipient at Parris Island - during 1976-79, I was stationed at Parris Island. One day I met and saluted a Medal of Honor-recipient, a major who was probably in his 30's-40's. I didn't know who he was and never saw him again, but I've wondered about that from time to time. Obviously there wouldn't have been very many majors there during that time frame, who had the MoH. Does anyone know who he was? Thanks.
Regarding Major Mustapich’s letter, “Honorable Discharge Pin” (April 2020), I received an honorable discharge pin when I was formally discharged in 1991. I wear it every day on my lanyard at work. I work in a high school and students often ask what the pins represent. I always start with the discharge pin, and some kids are shocked that I am a Marine. Sometimes, they’ll skip and call me a soldier. I respond, “That’s it! You fail all classes this semester and have to repeat everything.” They either figure it out on their own or have a friend bail them out. I always preach that we are the world’s finest and we exist to be heroes to the other branches. :-) Semper Fi, CPL Wade Price USMC 1985-1991 Mandeville, LA
I am a Marine Corps veteran writing a book that has a character who served in Chu Lai, Vietnam, in 1965. I would love any leads to actual Marines who were there, so I can speak to them. The icing on the cake would be if they served in the Intelligence field, especially as a "ditty bopper" (Morse Code operator). Anyone have ideas?
We remember. We will never forget. An amazing memorial is in process for all Veterans and First Responders. It is the Beirut Memorial Tower which will be located in the William R. Gaines Veterans Memorial Park located in Port Charlotte, Florida. More information to follow soon. Please consider how you can make this a reality. Please visit https://www.wrgainesjr.org/ for more information. https://m.youtube.com/watch…