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...."
We provide Marine Corps League presence to community events and we are the Local Community Organization responsible for Toys for Tots for Loudoun County.
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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].

Mission: To provide Marines and friends of Marines with a way to serve the community, the country, and the Corps.

Another reason, as if you needed one, to join your local Marine Corps League detachment..
05/20/2019

Another reason, as if you needed one, to join your local Marine Corps League detachment..

05/20/2019
Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard

Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard

A short clip of our grand entry during the last night of rodeo in Redding, taken by Sgt Wolfbrandt @tim_wolfbrandt. We were soaked and horses were muddy, but mother nature didn't deter the great fans from coming out and showing their support of the Redding Rodeo!
#reddingrodeo #reddingrodeo2019 #redding #rodeo #prca #california #shastacounty #asphaltcowboys #grandentry #performancehorses #horsesofinstagram #horses #wethorses #muddyhorses #rain #rainisagoodthing #usmc #usmarines #marinecorps #military #mountedcolorguard #mcg #semperfi

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor the service of Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, one of the f...
05/20/2019

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we honor the service of Maj. Kurt Chew-Een Lee, one of the first officers of Asian ancestry in the Marine Corps. In 1950, Lee, a machine-gun platoon, struck out ahead of his unit in the mountains of Northeast Korea where his unit was facing advancing Chinese troops deployed to aid North Korean forces. By drawing enemy fire and yelling phrases in Mandarin, Lee confused and exposed the position of the Chinese units. His bravery enabled his battalion to break the Chinese assault of Fox Company at Toktin Pass, thus enabling the breakout from Chosin Reservoir.

Lee earned the Navy Cross, Silver Star, and went on to serve in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart with gold star. His heroics have been recounted in books and a documentary film. Still, when Lee was interviewed in 2010 about his illustrious military career and his bravery, he said, “I am most proud of being able to train future generations of Marines.”

05/20/2019
So what do you do?The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 contained an amendment to allow un-uniformed servicemem...
05/19/2019

So what do you do?
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 contained an amendment to allow un-uniformed servicemembers, military retirees, and veterans to render a hand salute during the hoisting, lowering, or passing of the U.S. flag.

However, CMC Conway, in response, said not so fast: "Saluting. A recent change to the law has authorized active duty and retired service members to salute the national Colors, whether covered or uncovered, indoors or out. By custom and tradition, Marines do not render the hand salute when out of uniform or when uncovered. Let there be no confusion; that has not changed. During the playing of the national Anthem, or the raising, lowering, or passing of the national flag, Marines will continue to follow naval traditions and the Policy / procedures contained in reference (a). Specifically, Marines not in uniform will face the flag, stand at attention, And place the right hand over the heart. If covered, Marines not in uniform will remove their headgear with the right hand And place their right hand over their heart..."

05/18/2019
National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Opening this Saturday, May 18th, is our new show in the Combat Art Gallery, War Dogs. Check out this promo video to get a peek at some of the incredible works of art that will be on display! ⠀

You won't want to miss out on this amazing exhibition of art. The show will run from May 18 - September 30, 2019. ⠀

For more information follow the link below!
https://www.usmcmuseum.com/combat_art_gallery.html

#USMCMuseum #art #dog #Marines #military #SemperFi #wardogs #dogsofinstagram #oif #oef #heroes

05/17/2019
Veterans Home of California - Redding
05/17/2019

Veterans Home of California - Redding

The United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard has represented the Marine Corps in events across the United States for the last 52 years. This is the last remaining Mounted Color Guard within the Marine Corps today. The Marines ride wild palomino mustangs, adopted from the Bureau of Land Management's "Adopt a Horse" program. Every mustang has been carefully selected for their palomino color and disposition. The horses and Marines train together weekly to maintain their performance readiness. The Mounted Color Guard strives to maintain its traditions and standards of excellence fitting their storied past, and it is a privilege of every Marine who has been given the opportunity to be a part of its legacy. Mounted Marines today include Staff Sergeant Esteban Juaregui from Las Vegas, Nevada, Seargent Emily Rowe from Great Falls Montana, Sergeant Nicholas Davis from Lynchburg, Virginia and Sergeant Jordon Smith from Bennington, NE. Today the Color Guard spent time with residents at the Veterans Home of California - Reddning

Today, artist James Mellick and our Exhibits team finished the installation of the sculpted wounded warrior dogs for the...
05/16/2019

Today, artist James Mellick and our Exhibits team finished the installation of the sculpted wounded warrior dogs for the War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You exhibition.
Mr. Mellick will be sharing his inspiration behind each of the wounded warrior dogs this Saturday at 12 PM in the Combat Art Gallery. Please join us!
https://www.usmcmuseum.com/combat_art_gallery.html

Today, artist James Mellick and our Exhibits team finished the installation of the sculpted wounded warrior dogs for the War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You exhibition.

Mr. Mellick will be sharing his inspiration behind each of the wounded warrior dogs this Saturday at 12 PM in the Combat Art Gallery. Please join us!

https://www.usmcmuseum.com/combat_art_gallery.html

05/16/2019
U.S. Marine Corps

You Never Forget The Thunderdome
Did you win your pugil sticks fight?
(Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. video by Cpl. Daniel Lobo)

I did. Did you?

You Never Forget The Thunderdome

Did you win your pugil sticks fight?

(Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. video by Cpl. Daniel Lobo)

Hilarious
05/14/2019
Terminal Lance

Hilarious

Detailed discussion of the dick drawing takes place.

If you are a veteran diagnosed with MS within 7 years of your separation from the military, the Veterans Health Administ...
05/12/2019
Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

If you are a veteran diagnosed with MS within 7 years of your separation from the military, the Veterans Health Administration may classify your illness as related to your military service and award you a “service-connected” disability. You may still be eligible if you separated from the military more than 7 years ago: you must have a diagnosis by a healthcare provider, preferably a neurologist, who links the symptoms you had during those 7 years directly to your current diagnosis. Some veterans have had success by using a "nexus" letter.

The National MS Society signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, MS Centers of Excellence, in 2019 to improve care and expand resources for veterans living with multiple sclerosis and their families.

Disgruntled Vets
05/11/2019

Disgruntled Vets

Lmao

Chapi

This #flightfriday highlights our recent installation of an AIM-7 Sparrow Missile, ANSAQ-17 laser spot-tracker/strike ca...
05/11/2019

This #flightfriday highlights our recent installation of an AIM-7 Sparrow Missile, ANSAQ-17 laser spot-tracker/strike camera pod and fuel tank on our F/A-18A in the Final Phase Gallery. ⠀

The AIM-7 Sparrow is a radar-guided, air-to-air missile with a high explosive warhead used by all of the U.S. military’s fighter and attack aircraft. Its cylindrical body has four tall wings in the middle, four fins at the rear and is about 12 feet long. This missile has all-weather, all-altitude operational capability and can attack high-performance aircraft and missiles from any direction. ⠀

Take a look at some of our staff installing the fuel tank on the aircraft as well! ⠀

📷: View of AIM-7 Sparrow Missile and fuel tank installed on the F/A-18A aircraft.⠀
📷: AIM-7 Sparrow Missile mounted on the aircraft.⠀
📷: Museum staff installing the fuel tank. ⠀
📷: Staff moving the AIM-7 Sparrow Missile.

This #flightfriday highlights our recent installation of an AIM-7 Sparrow Missile, ANSAQ-17 laser spot-tracker/strike camera pod and fuel tank on our F/A-18A in the Final Phase Gallery. ⠀

The AIM-7 Sparrow is a radar-guided, air-to-air missile with a high explosive warhead used by all of the U.S. military’s fighter and attack aircraft. Its cylindrical body has four tall wings in the middle, four fins at the rear and is about 12 feet long. This missile has all-weather, all-altitude operational capability and can attack high-performance aircraft and missiles from any direction. ⠀

Take a look at some of our staff installing the fuel tank on the aircraft as well! ⠀

📷: View of AIM-7 Sparrow Missile and fuel tank installed on the F/A-18A aircraft.⠀
📷: AIM-7 Sparrow Missile mounted on the aircraft.⠀
📷: Museum staff installing the fuel tank. ⠀
📷: Staff moving the AIM-7 Sparrow Missile.⠀

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#flightfriday #AVGeek #aviation #USMCMuseum #Marines #history #military #SemperFi #Sparrow #Missile #friday #USMC

Dog Like a Weapon
05/10/2019

Dog Like a Weapon

Drak, an Explosive Tracking dog of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines looks on from his stretcher. You can see Drak has his eyes fixated on something out of shot, straining to keep whatever he is looking at within view. What the picture isn't showing is Drak's handler Sgt. Kenneth A. Fischer, laying on a stretcher to the side of Drak. The pair were injured in the same blast. Despite Drak being injured himself he refuses to take his eyes away from Sgt Fischer.
This picture does a fine job of displaying the bond a K9 shares with their handler.
Both made a full recovery from their injuries and upon returning home Drak was adopted by Sgt Fischer.
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War Dogs Art ExhibitAlong with Marine Corps artwork and artifacts, our War Dogs art exhibition will include artwork from...
05/09/2019

War Dogs Art Exhibit
Along with Marine Corps artwork and artifacts, our War Dogs art exhibition will include artwork from the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. Pictured here are just a few of the pieces of artwork from the Coast Guard art collection that our Exhibits team installed this week.
The War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You exhibition opens to visitors on May 18th:
https://www.usmcmuseum.com/combat_art_gallery.html/

War Dogs Art Exhibit

Along with Marine Corps artwork and artifacts, our War Dogs art exhibition will include artwork from the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. Pictured here are just a few of the pieces of artwork from the Coast Guard art collection that our Exhibits team installed this week.

The War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You exhibition opens to visitors on May 18th:
https://www.usmcmuseum.com/combat_art_gallery.html/

05/09/2019
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Expect the Unexpected

Marines with Special Purpose MAGTF - Crisis Response - Central Command carry out a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel Exercise at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 28, 2019.

(U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Justin Huffty)

"...Vura added that their response to the shooting wasn’t planned. It was an extension of the training they received i...
05/08/2019
‘We got to get up there and help’: California Marines receive Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism in Las Vegas mass shooting

"...Vura added that their response to the shooting wasn’t planned. It was an extension of the training they received in the Corps.
“I did it because I was able to and that’s what you should do as just a decent human being," Vura said. "You should just help if you can.”

The two Marines had just ordered drinks at the music festival and were preparing to make their way to the stage when the music stopped and the shots started.

'...the Marines fielded units with not only the traditional Navy medical personnel, but also with Army officers who serv...
05/07/2019
Marines dedicate Panzer Kaserne parade ground as ‘Devil Dog Field’ - StuttgartCitizen.com

'...the Marines fielded units with not only the traditional Navy medical personnel, but also with Army officers who served from platoon to brigade level within the 4th Marine Brigade. Marine officers would also serve in, and in some cases command, Army units of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 6th, 27th, 32d, 35th, 90th, and 92d Divisions of the AEF. And for the only time in Marine Corps and Army history, a Marine would command an Army division in combat when Maj. Gen. John A. Lejuene assumed command of the 2d Division on July 28, 1918, until its return to the U.S. in August 1919..."

Marines dedicate Panzer Kaserne parade ground as ‘Devil Dog Field’ - News

Ned Forney, Writer, The American Korean Experience
05/05/2019

Ned Forney, Writer, The American Korean Experience

"I never thought she would survive. I figured she’d end up dead. But there was an angel riding that little mare’s back every time she went up and down Vegas . . .” -Harold Wadley, Korean War veteran

As Americans watched the fastest and most beautiful horses in the country “Run for the Roses” yesterday, many Korean War veterans and their families were reminded of another horse . . .Sgt. Reckless.

Reckless, a chestnut-colored Mongolian mare loved by millions, has become an American legend.

Serving alongside US Marines during the Korean War, she was loved by the men who watched her carry ammunition, supplies, and wounded Marines up and down lung-busting hills and mountainsides and through enemy artillery barrages and firefights.

Her herculean perseverance, indomitable courage, and almost human-like dedication to the Marines who fought with her became legendary.

In March 1953, during one of the bloodiest days of a relentless Chinese assault on Outpost Vegas, Sgt. Reckless, despite almost constant Chinese artillery fire, transported over 9,000 pounds of supplies and ammo to the front lines, helping the Marines “break the back of the enemy."

The Marines who survived the battle never forgot the fearless mare.

Postscript:
Sgt. Reckless died peacefully on May 13, 1968, at Camp Pendleton. One of her offspring, "Chesty," was named for Gen. Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history and one of the few people allowed to ride Reckless.

Sgt. Reckless lives on in numerous memorials, including a bronze statue at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, and another monument in Korea near the DMZ. She is also remembered in the critically acclaimed book, "Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse,” by Robin Hutton.

In the introduction to the book, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, wrote “ . . . Sergeant Reckless will be forever remembered as one of the greatest war horses in history.”

Today we honor the Marine Corps’ only combat-decorated horse and all the brave men who served and sacrificed with her. Semper Fi, Sgt. Reckless!

Dr. Jonathan Shay, the clinical psychologist who coined the term Moral Injury, says that in order for the soldier and so...
04/29/2019
The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

Dr. Jonathan Shay, the clinical psychologist who coined the term Moral Injury, says that in order for the soldier and society to find healing we must come together. He states we must come alongside the soldier and confess:
“What you did was done in our name, at our request. We cannot bear your physical wounds, or psychological scars, but we can bear the moral responsibility with you. Your transgressions in war, they are our transgressions, too. We confess this together, and seek forgiveness together.”

“You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.”

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