Left to right: Marine Staff Sgt. Richard Sasamoto, Lance Cpl. Long Tran and Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Schaefer run one mile Nov. 5, as part of a 245-mile total that Marines stationed here completed last week in celebration of the Corps’ 245 years of service to the nation (the actual birthday was Tuesday). This has become an annual event, as Marine students are paired with detachment personnel to … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps!
With the snip of a blue ribbon, the Marine Corps Police Academy opened Oct. 15 in Bldg. 1706 on Fort Leonard Wood, the culmination of an intense, 18-month project to relocate the school here from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. “This is a testament that the military is able to do rapid planning, rapid execution, rapid acquisition — that we can do this. It just takes … [Read more...] about Marine Corps Police Academy opens on Fort Leonard Wood
The Fort Leonard Wood Marine Corps Detachment’s Motor Transportation Instruction Company, along with one of their instructors — Marine Staff Sgt. Matthew Caruso — were named the 2019 Marine Corps Motor Transport Unit and Instructor of the Year. The winners of the annual Marine Corps Motor Transport Awards Program were announced March 3. Marine Maj. Chad Phillips, MTIC commander, said he’s … [Read more...] about Transportation unit, instructor win Marine Corps-level awards
Command Sgt. Maj. James Breckinridge, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major, and Marines with the post’s U.S. Marine Corps Detachment kick off the celebration of the Corps’ 244 years of service to the nation Tuesday by running the first of 241 consecutive miles to be run before the detachment completes the final three together early this morning. This … [Read more...] about USMC Detachment kicks off 244th birthday celebration
Lance Cpl. Joseph House, youngest Marine present, right, prepares to take a bite of birthday cake handed to him by the oldest Marine present, Master Gunnery Sgt. Bill Torres, left, during a ball held for student Marines Friday at Fort Leonard Wood's Nutter Field House. The cake was cut by Col. Ralph Rizzo Jr., far left, U.S. Marine Corps Detachment Fort Leonard Wood commander and guest speaker. … [Read more...] about 243 years of Marine Corps tradition
Story and photos by Matt Decker Assistant editor email@example.com Runners battled hot and humid conditions as they scaled steep hills, completed multiple obstacles and waded their way through mud pits and the Big Piney River Saturday during the Marines’ 19th annual Volkslauf 10k run. “All in all, it was a great time,” said Marine Capt. Victoria Crabbe, who served her third and … [Read more...] about Runners turn out for hot, muddy Volkslauf