Maj Keith Wells Award
The MCRA would like to congratulate 2Lt. Zack Polson as the latest recipient of the Maj Keith Wells award for excellence in land navigation. Zack is a member of "B" Company and graduated on 29 June. He hails from Minnetonka, MN and is a graduate of U. of Wisconsin-eau Claire majoring in Economics. He is an 0302 and begins his MOS training on 6 July. Here is MCRA National President Ken Hopper, presenting the award. CONGRATS ZACK!
Marines admit man in Iwo Photo was misidentified
The Marine Corps acknowledged Thursday it had misidentified one of the six men in the iconic 1945 World War II photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.
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Legal loophole allows companies to fire military reservists who go to war
Kevin Ziober was a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve in 2012 when he received deployment orders to Afghanistan. On his last day of work before leaving, dozens of co-workers gathered for a sendoff. There was a cake and balloons. And then, Ziober says, he was summoned to the human resources office — and fired. Read rest of the story
On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the United States. During this centennial year, there will be nationwide publicity events that will recognize the significant contribution of all Reserve Marines who have proudly worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem.
If you are interested in hosting an event contact the MCRA at