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Benefits of MCJROTC Participation

"The effects of the Marine Corps JROTC program reach far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility in tens of thousands of America's kids. Marine Corps JROTC at its essence is a character education program. The program keeps kids in school, helps them find their way during the turbulent teenage years, and assists them in becoming productive members of their community. Our program produces young men and women who are ready to accept the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship. We are rightfully proud of our contribution to America's future and thankful for the dedicated instructors, staff, school administrators, and communities whose hard work and commitment make the program's success possible."​



This Week In Marine

Corps History

2 August 1950: The 1st Provisional Marine Brigade landed at Pusan, Korea, one month after being alerted.

3 August 1950: Eight Corsairs of VMF-214, the famed "Black Sheep" squadron of World War II, launched from the USS SICILY and executed the first Marine aviation mission in the Korean War in a raid against enemy installations near Inchon. After the F4Us delivered their incendiary bombs and rockets on their targets, the Marines concluded their greeting to the Communist troops with a series of strafing runs.

4 Aug 1950: Marine Corps League receives federal charter signed by President Roosevelt.

5 August 1864: Marines participated in the Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama.

6 August 1945: Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. (The inevitable and terrible consequence of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.)

7 August 1953: SSgt Barbara Barnwell was the first woman Marine awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism.

7 August 1990: President Bush ordered U.S. military aircraft and troops to Saudi Arabia as part of a multinational force to defend that nation against possible Iraqi invasion. One week later the Marine Corps announced the commitment of 45,000 troops to the Persian Gulf area as part of Operation Desert Shield which would become the largest deployment of U.S. forces since the Vietnam War.

8 August 1942: The 5th Marine Regiment and Company A, 1st Tanks, crossed the Ilu and Lunga rivers, meeting the first Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal.

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