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The mission of the MCRA is to serve members of the Marine Corps Reserve through promotion of professional development, advocacy for the Marine Corps Reserve, furthering the relevance and value of the Marine Corps Reserve and its individual members, and advancing the interests of the total United States Marine Corps in order to preserve the security of the United States

 

Passing of Col Robert Donaghue

It is with a heavy heart that I inform the members of The Association in the early hours of February 1, 2024, Col Robert “Bob” Donaghue died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at Lahey Hospital, MA. He was an honorable and inspirational man who impacted so many lives around him through his 73 years, the last eleven and a half years considered bonus years as a pancreatic cancer survivor. 

Bob was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Edith Drapeau Murphy and the late James Donaghue. He was predeceased by his sister, Kara Ann, and his beloved aunt, Lillian Drapeau. TO READ THE FULL STORY CLICK HERE.

CALLING ALL MARINES - HELP REBUILD THE TUN TAVERN 

Tun Tavern Update

In the event you are unaware, there is an effort to rebuild our beloved Tun Tavern. Yes there has been previous attempts to do the same, they all failed. Why will this one succeed? Great question, the difference this time is the six organizations who trace their roots to The Tun have teamed together to make this happen. Read our latest update. We are now in a full court press to raise the last funds needed to purchase the land. This is where we need the help of EVERY Marine! We are requesting every Marine to make a one time $10 donation. Scan the QR code and you will be taken directly to The Tun CONTRIBUTION page. $10 is all we are asking. If every Marine donates $10, we can pay cash for the entire project. Please make that $10 donation!
 
Contact tavernkeeper@tuntavernphila.org or Ken.Hopper@usmcra.org with any questions.
 

Serving servicemembers, veterans, and military families

CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) works to help military families overcome unique financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies to solve problems faced by servicemembers.

USMCRA Benefactors

The Association would like to acknowledge those who have committed to supporting The Association at the Benefactor level. Their support will fulfill our promise to the men and women who sacrifice for our freedom - Today - Tomorrow. Become a Benefactor Today!

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The deadline for filing a legal claim under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act is August 10th. If you are looking for assistance, contact MCRA’s entrusted law firm Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico. Read this educational and informative article for answers to questions you may still have. To learn more click here.

MARADMINS OF NOTE

1. MARADMIN 032/24. Subj: OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR FEBUARY 2024 AND PROJECTED OFFICER PROMOTIONS FOR MARCH 2024 click here.

2. MARADMIN 020/24. SUBJ: UPDATE 1 TO MARADMIN 448/23 AWARDS UPDATE click here.

3. MARADMIN 019/24. SUBJ: ANNOUCEMENT OF AVAILABLE FISCAL YEAR 2024 EXECUTIVE LEVEL EDUCATION ASSIGNMENTS click here

4. MARADMIN 16/24. SUBJ: FISCAL YEAR 2025 ACTIVE AND RESERVE MARINE ATTACHÉ SELECTION BOARD: OFFICER SELECTION RESULTSclick here

MCRA LATEST PODCAST 

The MCRA latest PODCAST focuses on the career ofCol David Leighton, USMCR (Ret). In this PODCAST we will hear why Dave joined the Marine Corps; his training to become a Marine and a Naval Aviator. Listen to what Vietnam was like during the Corps' first "Advisory" mission in 1961. We hear about the Corps build-up and flying combat missions in 1966. Dave will also discuss the Association from the 1970s to today. This is a PODCAST you do not want to miss, from an American warrior who has served his country for over 60 years. Col David Leighton PODCAST

       

We now have 11 new PODCASTS for your enjoyment. Please listen and leave a comment to improve our content. Best, we would appreciate it if you were to share. 
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NEW MEMBER JOB PORTAL
The Association has joined forces with Bluu Kazi to provide a job placement platform. This platform is now live. This platform is dedicated to assisting Marines in finding new opportunities, building connections and discovering educational opportunities. Members will be able to upload resumes, search current opening positions, and receive educational assistance to prepare you for your transition to civilian life or to prepare you for a transition to a different line of work. Simply click on the photo above and begin your new journey.

 
 

 

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