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Loudoun County Marine Corps League Detachment 1205

Loudoun County Marine Corps League Detachment 1205 "Even after our Marines have retired from keeping our country safe, they are still out there working for us...."
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The Detachment's major community contribution is the annual Toys for Tots drive. Christmas of 2010 saw the members of the Detachment and over 80 volunteers from Loudoun and Western Fairfax counties collect, sort, package and deliver over 33,000 toys to needy children. The Detachment sponsors Toys for Tots fund raising events during the year, provides color guards for community activities and sends care packages to deployed Loudoun County Marines. Membership is open to all Marines. Auxillary membership is also open to members from sister services and friends of Marines. To inquire, e-mail Richard Rohrer at [email protected].

The director who managed the creation of the National Museum of the Marine Corps retired today. We will miss her and her...
12/19/2018

The director who managed the creation of the National Museum of the Marine Corps retired today. We will miss her and her leadership.

It is with great pride, honor and, selfishly, some sadness that we bid fair winds and following seas to Lin Ezell, director of the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) as she retires after 34 years of faithful service to our Nation’s museums.

Ms. Ezell joined the NMMC team in 2006 and is responsible for leading that team in standing up the Museum. Though she never wore the Marine Corps uniform few civilians have ever done more to promote the Corps and its rich history.

She will leave our official ranks but remain Curator Emeritus of the Marine Corps and always be a member of the Museum family. Ms. Ezell is also responsible for leading the team that stood up the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Learn more about her rich career at https://www.usmcmuseum.com/directors-biography.html

Not all Toys for Tots campaigns are handled by the Marine Corps Reserve. There are many around the country that are mana...
12/16/2018
We Are The Mighty

Not all Toys for Tots campaigns are handled by the Marine Corps Reserve. There are many around the country that are managed by Local Service Organizations such as ours for the Toys for Tots Foundation.

It isn't just for show. It's kind of their mission.

Marine Corps League-Department of New York South East Area
12/15/2018

Marine Corps League-Department of New York South East Area

We hope your supporting #toysfortots

If you are a Marine with a Christmas tree, you should have these ornaments (which you can buy at the Gift Shop at the Na...
12/14/2018

If you are a Marine with a Christmas tree, you should have these ornaments (which you can buy at the Gift Shop at the National Museum of the Marine Corps).

12/14/2018
U.S. Marine Corps

This is just excellent.

Ready, Engaged, and Faithful

I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) has played a key role in global campaigns since 1969.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jocelyn Ontiveros)

Utah Marines
12/13/2018

Utah Marines

Break Rooms these days......

12/12/2018
Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

“A deeply human experience.” From producer and director Peter Jackson comes #TheyShallNotGrowOld – in select theaters December 17 & 27 ONLY.

Go see this. This is an order!
12/11/2018
Fathom Events

Go see this. This is an order!

They Shall Not Grow Old is an emotionally powerful snapshot of the lives of World War I soldiers. Using state of the art technology, footage from WWI was meticulously restored and colored, breathing new life and insights into life in the field during war.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
12/11/2018

National Museum of the Marine Corps

It's #MarineMonday.

Today, we honor and remember Marine Major Megan McClung.

McClung was serving as a media relations officer in Iraq in December 2006 when the convoy she was riding in was struck by a roadside bomb, killing her instantly. She would be the first female Marine officer killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Known for her motto, "Be brief. Be Bold. Be gone.", McClung's legacy lives on. There have been several leadership awards and a scholarship established in her name, including the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's Major Megan McClung Award, which highlights great reporting by an individual covering Marines abroad.

Read more about McClung's service and sacrifice here: https://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/637723/be-brief-be-bold-be-gone-a-decade-later-maj-megan-m-mcclungs-legacy-lives-on/

📷 Lynn Kinney (left), Megan McClung (center) and Amy Forsythe(right) served together during their deployment to Camp Fallujah, Iraq in 2006.

12/11/2018
Terminal Lance

Marines who had proper rifles with wooden stocks (03s, M1s, M14s) never had this problem.

Me charging into the week like

12/08/2018
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

This week, the National Museum of the Marine Corps installed a special section dedicated to the attacks of 9/11.

An I-beam from the World Trade Center and a fragment from the Pentagon were installed.

The new exhibit will open in the spring of 2019.

WW2 Colourised Photos
12/07/2018

WW2 Colourised Photos

"Day of Infamy" (U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt)

77 years ago today - 7 December 1941

12/06/2018
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

🔊 Get ready for this weekend's Army-Navy Game by turning on your sound and listen as USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)'s executive officer, Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, rallies the crew. Go Navy! Beat Army!

One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan
12/06/2018
One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

One Marine rescued, 6 missing after planes collide off Japan

One U.S. Marine was rescued, but six others were missing late Wednesday after two Marine Corps aircraft collided while refueling in mid-air during a regularly scheduled training exercise off the coast of Japan.

Hey, Detachment 1205 members, check this out.
12/05/2018

Hey, Detachment 1205 members, check this out.

Don't forget every Wednesday is Burger Happy Hour at the Legion! 1/3 lb local burger meat with fries for only $7! Do you have a sweet tooth? Starting tonight we are selling Funnel Cake Fries with your choice of Chocolate or Strawberry syrup for only $6!

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12/05/2018

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Search and rescue operations continue for Marine Corps aircraft that were involved in a mishap off the coast of Japan around 2:00 a.m., Dec. 6.

A KC-130 Hercules and an F/A-18 Hornet had launched from MCAS Iwakuni and were conducting regularly scheduled training when the mishap occurred. Japanese search and rescue aircraft immediately responded to aid in recovery.

The circumstances of the mishap are currently under investigation. There is no additional information available at this time.

The build-out continues...
12/05/2018

The build-out continues...

Behind the Scenes - Final Phase Update

Today, a significant section that focuses on the attacks of 9/11 was installed at the Museum. The I-beam from the World Trade Center was lifted into place where it is displayed vertically and the Pentagon fragment was installed on a specially crafted mount and bolted into place.

The 9/11 exhibit is directly below the nose of the F-18 which flew over Washington, DC the day after 9/11.

The new section of the timeline opens in the spring of 2019. Visitors to the Museum can check out the construction of our Final Phase galleries from the observation deck behind our Combat Art Gallery.

Our three members who have policing on their résumés and in their blood will appreciate this...
12/04/2018
Nearing 91, veteran Joe Vass is still go-to guy at Capitol Police

Our three members who have policing on their résumés and in their blood will appreciate this...

But one man in the center of the Marine Corps birthday ball dance circle commanded the most attention — Joe Vass, just shy of his 91st birthday, with plenty of energy to spare.

30% off on commemorative bricks. Do you know a Marine who should be honored with one? How about you? There's nothing ami...
12/03/2018

30% off on commemorative bricks. Do you know a Marine who should be honored with one? How about you? There's nothing amiss in buying one for yourself.

If you are trying to find the perfect gift for your Marine, look no further. Our commemorative brick program allows you to honor your Marine this holiday season by engraving his or her name on a brick that will place in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park. Order by Dec 10th and you receive 30% off your purchase.

https://marineheritage.secure-donor.com/E18BB1

National Museum of the Marine Corps
12/03/2018

National Museum of the Marine Corps

The President has issued an Executive order declaring Wednesday, December 5, 2018, a National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. Federal offices will be closed.

The Museum, however, will be open so that people seeking a public venue for the day may use it to reflect upon the career of President Bush and the country he served in so many ways.

Please note that our Homeschool Days event scheduled for December 5th has been rescheduled to December 6th (10 am - 1 pm).

Visitors to the Museum can find information on the life and service of President Bush in our WWII Gallery under the Avenger aircraft (the type of aircraft he flew in WWII).

Photo: Our flag has been lowered to half-staff and will remain at half-staff for 30 days.

12/03/2018
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Gear up and take on the week with some hard-charging motivation.

IRI Apparel
11/30/2018

IRI Apparel

Here's your chance to see USMC uniforms through the ages. thanks to the  US Marine Corps Historical Company.Can you iden...
11/27/2018

Here's your chance to see USMC uniforms through the ages. thanks to the US Marine Corps Historical Company.

Can you identify the eras?

Mattis explains new roles, authorities at border
11/26/2018
Mattis explains new roles, authorities at border

Mattis explains new roles, authorities at border

The new authorities allow for lethal use of force, some law enforcement activity — but Mattis said troops will not violate Posse Comitatus

Help select the image of the week.
11/24/2018

Help select the image of the week.

Help select the "Corps’ Top Shot" by liking, commenting on or sharing your favorite image.

The image with the most combined hits by the end of the day will be crowned as our photo of the week.

11/22/2018
Another of Fox Company's Marines has come home.If you're unfamiliar with how Fox Company held Toktong Pass, here's a rem...
11/21/2018
Remains of Arizona Marine killed in Korean War identified

Another of Fox Company's Marines has come home.

If you're unfamiliar with how Fox Company held Toktong Pass, here's a reminder:

For the next three days, Bonelli set up a machine gun position along the platoon’s perimeter and took on all comers. Waves of Chinese troops were cut down in front of his gun.

“On Dec. 2 a head popped over my machine gun nest. I said, “Who the hell are you?’

“Baker Company.’ came the reply. Marine reinforcements had broken through to Fox Hill. By this time, of the 246 men of Fox Company who had marched up the hill five days early, fewer than 90 were standing. The rest had been killed or wounded.

First Lt. Joseph Owen, one of the members of Baker Company who rescued Fox Company wrote, “Our first view of Fox Hill was from 1,000 yards out. It was an astonishing scene. It stopped our men in silent awe.

“The snow field that led up to Fox Company’s position was covered with bodies of several thousand Chinese soldiers. Many of them seemed to lie in peaceful sleep under blankets of drifted snow. Others had died in anguish, their bodies frozen in forms of pain. There were jumbles of dead men in padded green uniforms.

“Craters of dirt and snow made by 105 millimeter Howitzers from Hagaru were filled with bodies and parts of men. Thick bands of Chinese lay at the base of Fox’s perimeter. Most of them had fallen toward the Marines’ position. They had died as brave men facing the enemy.

“We stood in wonder. Many of us bowed heads in prayer. Some went to their knees. Others breathed quiet oaths of disbelief. Tears came to the eyes of raggedy Marines who had endured bitter cold and savage battle to reach that place of suffering and courage,”

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of an Arizona serviceman killed during the Korean War have been identified.

This is a must see
11/20/2018
Fathom Events

This is a must see

They Shall Not Grow Old is an emotionally powerful snapshot of the lives of World War I soldiers. Using state of the art technology, footage from WWI was meticulously restored and colored, breathing new life and insights into life in the field during war.

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
11/19/2018

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Are you looking for a holiday present for that Marine who has everything? Just can't quite put your finger on the perfect gift....look no further! Honor your Marine by engraving his or her name on a brick to be placed along the pathways in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park. You have until Dec 11th to get your order in by the holidays.

https://marineheritage.secure-donor.com/E18BB1

“We’ve got to train. Training is probably the cheapest thing we do,” Neller said. “Just going to the field and l...
11/19/2018
This is why US Marines will be pitted against British Royal Marines in a force-on-force battle

“We’ve got to train. Training is probably the cheapest thing we do,” Neller said. “Just going to the field and living on the ground. No (Forward Operating Base), no chow hall, no email, no phone. Just rain.”

“The Royal Marines are going to be there this winter, they’re going to be our first (opposing force),” Neller said. And I’m talking with the Canadians to see if they’ll come down and fight us.”

“And then I’m sure the Army would love to come over and get a piece,” he said.

The commandant also has invited the Canadian Army, and expects the U.S. Army will want a sparring match.

11/17/2018
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Anyone here ready to volunteer to drive one of those tow vehicles?

Ever wonder what Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division does out at the China Lake Land Ranges? They #MakeAnImpact!

11/17/2018
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Today, the first female Marines graduated from MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE with the new dress blue uniforms.

All female Marines must update their uniforms by September 2022.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Andrew Neumann and Cpl. Daniel Lobo)

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