Headquarters and Service Battalion hosted their 2nd annual Family Day at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va. on Aug. 12. This is one of many military appreciation days at the park which pays tribute to military service men and women. More than 1,000 tickets were purchased, increasing last year’s total sales by $125.
After a decade-long drought, the U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team was awarded the 2015 National Trophy Infantry Team match at the Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio. The eight-man team defended the Marine Corps reputation as the Nation’s finest marksmen in the five-week competition. Military and civilian marksmen have competed annually for the coveted trophies since 1922.
There will be an electrical outage from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Aug. 26. The alternate date for this outage will be Aug. 27.
The Marine Corps Acculturation Program was held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Aug. 12-13. Civilian Marines were provided with tools to understand the organizational structure of the Marines they support.
The three Marines who lowered the flag for the final time at the American embassy in Havana visited the Marine Embassy Security Group aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Aug. 11 in preparation for their return to Havana to reopen the embassy.
Robert S. Walsh, who was promoted to lieutenant general here Aug. 20, takes the helm as commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, from Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck during today’s change of command ceremony. Glueck is slated for retirement in September.
The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight conducted its first flight August 1962 and on August 1, 2015 the Sea Knight made its final flight to the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia.
Robert Etheridge, a native of Stafford, Va. was one of many recipients to receive a $2,000 scholarship this year from the Defense Commissary Agency. The Scholarships for Military Children Program awarded $1,200,000 to the family of service members worldwide. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) created the worldwide scholarship program in 2000 to support families of service member at each commissary operated by DeCA.