Marine Forces Europe and Africa Change of Command

Marine Forces Europe and Africa Change of Command

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bowen Woodruff, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, delivers an invocation during the change of command ceremony on the Devil Dog Field on Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen, Germany, July 9, 2019. Major General Hermesmann, the incoming commander who recently relinquished command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea, reiterated Maj. Gen. Russell A.C. Sanborn’s, the outgoing commander, high praise for his Marines and challenged them to push themselves even more to face tomorrow’s challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Menelik Collins)
Marine Forces Europe and Africa Change of Command

The Hidden Gem of U.S. – Australian History

The Hidden Gem of U.S. – Australian History

U.S. Army Maj. Edward Harris speaks with Lance Watson at St. Christopher’s Chapel, Nerimbera, Queensland, Australia, July 7, 2019. St. Christopher’s Chapel was built by American troops during World War II, it stands today as a monument to the century long partnership between the U.S. and Australia. Harris is a chaplain for the 10th Support Group in Japan, and Watson is a group leader of Mt. Archer Scout Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert)
The Hidden Gem of U.S. – Australian History

Okinawa Marines and Sailors visit Iwo To

74 years ago the U.S. Marine Corps underestimated their enemy, what they had anticipated to be a short battle against the outnumbered Japanese troops ended up as a 36-day siege resulting in nearly 7,000 Marines losing their lives. There was no doubt the U.S. would successfully complete their mission, however the landing forces were not prepared for the Japanese that were well entrenched and had prepared for battle, resulting in one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. Marine Corps history.

MARFORCOM welcomes new commanding general

MARFORCOM welcomes new commanding general

U.S. Navy Capt. Stephen J. Shaw, the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command chaplain, delivers the invocation during a change of command ceremony where the outgoing commander of MARFORCOM, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, relinquishes command to Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Virginia, July 3, 2019. The change of command is a time-honored tradition where all responsibilities and authority are ceremoniously passed from one commander to another. MARFORCOM is one of three major Marine Corps commands, along with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Reserve, which generates operating forces to support Unified or Joint Task Force Commanders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/ Released)
MARFORCOM welcomes new commanding general

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment Reunion 2019

2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment Reunion 2019

U.S. Navy Lt. Edwin Handley, right, chaplain, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, photographs a former U.S. Marine during a battalion reunion at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2019. A marksmanship event was held during the reunion so past service members could fire updated weapons. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee)
2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment Reunion 2019