For the past 25 years the Association has conducted an Annual Golf Tournament. For the past 10 years, this tournament was used to raise funds for the Semper Fi &America's Fund. To date, we have raised over $250,000 for this amazing organization. We will be unable to hold a tournament again this year due to COVID concerns. But, we are determed to continue our support. We are doing this by holding an "on-line"raffle and we recommend you get your tickets fast as there are only 300. There will be ONE CASH AWARD, only one ONE person will walk away with $10,000!! The remaining funds will be donated to the Semper Fi & America's Fund. The cost is ony $100 per ticket. The goal is to have all the tickets sold in order to have the "on-line" drawing on 10 November. This could slide if all the tickets are not sold. Get your tickets now......
This year’s annual business meeting will again be held via ZOOM due to the increase in COVID cases in and around Washington, DC. It is shaping up to be an incredible event. It will be held over a two-day period, 29 & 30 Oct. The meeting will occur from 1100 – 1600 Eastern both days.
The following is a schedule of events:
1100 – the meeting will be called to order by National President
Times & agenda are subject to change..
An 11,000-man 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade left Camp Pendleton by sea for the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One week earlier, the entire 189,000-man Marine Corps had been put on alert and elements of the 1st and 2d Marine Divisions were sent to Guantanamo Bay to reinforce the defenders of the U.S. Naval Base. Other 2d Division units and squadrons from five Marine Aircraft Groups were deployed at Key West, Florida, or in Caribbean waters during the Cuban crisis.
A patrol of Marines and gendarmes, led by Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken, disguised themselves as Cacos and entered the headquarters of the Haitian Caco Leader, Charlemagne Peralte, killing the bandit chief, and dispersing his followers. Sergeant Hanneken and Corporal William R. Button were each awarded the Medal of Honor.
The first African-American female colonel in the Marine Corps was promoted to that rank during a ceremony at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Colonel Gilda A. Jackson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, made Marine Corps history when she achieved the rank of colonel. She was serving as Special Projects Officer, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing at the time of her promotion.
Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2d Continental Congress used the word "Marines" on one of the earliest known occasions, when it directed General George Washington to secure two vessels on "Continental risque and pay", and to give orders for the "proper encouragement to the Marines and seamen" to serve on the two armed ships.
Major General Keller E. Rockey, Commanding General, III Amphibious Corps, accepted the surrender of 50,000 Japanese troops in North China on behalf of the Chinese Nationalist government.
A force of 375 Marines under command of future Commandant George F. Elliott, attacked and captured the insurgent town of Novaleta, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and linked up with U.S. Army troops. There were 11 Marine casualties.
The 8th Marines was activated at Quantico, Virginia. Although the regiment would not see combat in Europe during World War I, the officers and enlisted men of the 8th Marines participated in operations against dissidents in Haiti for over five years during the 1920s. During World War II, the regiment was assigned to the 2d Marine Division and participated in combat operations on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa, and earned three Presidential Unit Citations.
A Marine battalion was flown by transport helicopters to a frontline combat position for the first time, when HMR-161 lifted the 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, and its equipment, during Operation Bumblebee, northeast of Yanggu, Korea.
Operation Maui Peak, a combined regimental-sized operation which began on 6 October, ended 11 miles northwest of An Hoa, Vietnam. More than 300 enemy were killed in the 13-day operation.
At 0622 an explosive-laden truck slammed into the BLT headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, where more than 300 men were billeted. The massive explosion collapsed the building in seconds, and took the lives of 241 Americans--including 220 Marines. This was the highest loss of life in a single day for Marines since D-Day on Iwo Jima in 1945.
MCRA ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, DAY 1 29 OCT
29 Oct 2021 | 11:00
MCRA ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING, DAY 2, 30 OCT
30 Oct 2021 | 11:00
TBS "D" COMPANY GRADUATION
19 Nov 2021 | 10:00
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