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Veterans needed to serve as youth mentors

Thursday, November 25, 2021 / BlogVA News

The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is seeking Veterans to serve as youth mentors and help develop character and leadership skills in young adults.

Cold War RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / Blog


Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates His 112th Birthday with Drive-By Party in New Orleans

By Greta Bjornson

Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates His 112th Birthday with Drive-By Party in New Orleans
Sunday, September 19, 2021 / BlogNews

Lawrence Brooks, the nation's oldest living WWII veteran, marked his 112th birthday with a celebration outside his Louisiana home

Temporary hike in BAH imminent for some troops, families caught in housing crunch

By Karen Jowers and Davis Winkie

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / BlogLegislative News

Military members and families affected by surging housing costs in 56 areas around the country may soon get relief through a temporary hike in their Basic Allowance for Housing.

DoD officials had not officially confirmed the initiative to Military Times by publication time, but the start is imminent, according to a Pentagon source with knowledge of the discussions. The temporary BAH hike has been approved by DoD personnel officials and is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, the source said.



Corps to fire ship-sinking missile in Pacific as ‘demonstration of force’

Philip Athey

Corps to fire ship-sinking missile in Pacific as ‘demonstration of force’
Sunday, August 15, 2021 / BlogNewsMarine Corps/DoD News

The Marine Corps will launch a Naval Strike Missile at a scrapped U.S. Navy hull Sunday as a demonstration of the force that future Marine artillery units may be able to bring to the fight.

Another 16 million veterans can get these DoD travel deals

Karen Jowers

Another 16 million veterans can get these DoD travel deals
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 / BlogVA News

An additional 16 million veterans are now eligible to use the Defense Department’s discount travel site, under an expansion announced today by DoD’s American Forces Travel and Priceline.


NEW JOB POSTINGS

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 / BlogJob Postings


LAND NAVIGATION AWARD PRESENTED

"Maj Keith Wells Award"

LAND NAVIGATION AWARD PRESENTED
Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Blog


President Nominates New Marine Corps General Officers

Thursday, March 11, 2021 / Blog

The MCRA is excited to announce that the president has made the following nominations for GENERAL OFFICER in the Marine Corps:

Brig. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Bargeron is currently serving as president, Marine Corps University, Training and Education Command, Quantico, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Brian W. Cavanaugh has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Cavanaugh is currently serving as assistant deputy commandant, programs and resources, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Dimitri Henry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Henry is currently serving as director, J-2, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Brig. Gen. Ryan P. Heritage has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Heritage is currently serving as commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; and commanding general, Western Recruiting Region, San Diego, California.

Brig. Gen. Christopher A. McPhillips has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  McPhillips is currently serving as commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Sofge Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Sofge is currently serving as deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

Brig. Gen. Matthew G. Trollinger has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.  Trollinger is currently serving as deputy director, Politico-Military Affairs (Middle East), J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.

Col. Joseph R. Clearfield has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Clearfield is currently serving as assistant chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Col. Mark H. Clingan has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Clingan is currently serving as chief of staff, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

Col. Simon M. Doran has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Doran is currently serving as special assignment officer, Royal Air Force, British Armed Forces, London, United Kingdom.

Col. Walker M. Field has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Field is currently serving as military fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York.

Col. Anthony M. Henderson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  Henderson is currently serving as director, concepts and plans, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Col. Michael E. McWilliams has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.  McWilliams is currently serving as executive assistant for deputy commandant, installations and logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.

Col. Matthew T. Mowery has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigad


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