U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

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2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114
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Sgt. Maj. Anthony A. Spadaro, former Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North sergeant major, passes the Noncommissioned Officer sword to Lt. Gen. Rex C. McMillian, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North during the Relief and Appointment ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, May 27, 2016. Spadaro, who has been selected to serve as the senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Pacific Command, passes on his duties to Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. Kimble, former sergeant major of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Relief and Appointment
Sgt. Maj. Anthony A. Spadaro, former Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North sergeant major, passes the Noncommissioned Officer sword to Lt. Gen. Rex C. McMillian, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North during the Relief and Appointment ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, May 27, 2016. Spadaro, who has been selected to serve as the senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Pacific Command, passes on his duties to Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. Kimble, former sergeant major of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Sgt. Moises Alaniz and Cpl. Joshua Hernandez, Marines from Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, walk in between the tombstones of fallen service members during a Memorial Day volunteer event at Chalmette National Cemetery in Chalmette, La., May 27, 2016. The National Park was built on the grounds of the Battle of New Orleans which took place at the end of the War of 1812.  It is now the final resting place for over 15,300 veterans of American military campaigns from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan A. Barnett)
Chalmette Memorial Day 2016
Sgt. Moises Alaniz and Cpl. Joshua Hernandez, Marines from Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, walk in between the tombstones of fallen service members during a Memorial Day volunteer event at Chalmette National Cemetery in Chalmette, La., May 27, 2016. The National Park was built on the grounds of the Battle of New Orleans which took place at the end of the War of 1812. It is now the final resting place for over 15,300 veterans of American military campaigns from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan A. Barnett)
Master Sgt. Michael J. Decker, Current Operations Chief, and a Kingston, N.Y. native, discusses the closing evolutions of Exercise Eager Lion 2016, in Amman, Jordan, May, 24, with his Jordanian Armed Forces counterpart and Master Sgt. Linda K. Junjak, the Current Operations SNCOIC and Texarkana, Tex. native. A new administrative order MARADMIN 016/06 allows reservists to conduct annual training in an imminent danger pay area.
Reserve Marines roar in Kingdom of Jordan's Eager Lion 2016
Master Sgt. Michael J. Decker, Current Operations Chief, and a Kingston, N.Y. native, discusses the closing evolutions of Exercise Eager Lion 2016, in Amman, Jordan, May, 24, with his Jordanian Armed Forces counterpart and Master Sgt. Linda K. Junjak, the Current Operations SNCOIC and Texarkana, Tex. native. A new administrative order MARADMIN 016/06 allows reservists to conduct annual training in an imminent danger pay area.
1st Lt. Jonathan Stinson, (far right) platoon commander with Company Delta, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, demonstrates the use of a Taser during Distinguished Visitors Day of exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac, Serbia, May 20, 2016. The nations of Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and the United States join together during the final field exercises to demonstrate their abilities to conduct peacekeeping operations and the ability to work together.
Partner Nations Master Peacekeeping Operations
1st Lt. Jonathan Stinson, (far right) platoon commander with Company Delta, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, demonstrates the use of a Taser during Distinguished Visitors Day of exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac, Serbia, May 20, 2016. The nations of Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and the United States join together during the final field exercises to demonstrate their abilities to conduct peacekeeping operations and the ability to work together.
Sgt. Martin Belden, a non-lethal weapons instructor with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, provided essential training to U.S. Marines and soldiers from several European partner nations during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 aboard Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base in Bujanovac, Serbia, May 13, 2016. Seven countries including Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, and the United States joined together to practice peacekeeping operations and improve their abilities to work together.
Finding the Marine Corps
Sgt. Martin Belden, a non-lethal weapons instructor with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, provided essential training to U.S. Marines and soldiers from several European partner nations during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 aboard Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base in Bujanovac, Serbia, May 13, 2016. Seven countries including Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, and the United States joined together to practice peacekeeping operations and improve their abilities to work together.
Capt. Samuel L. Baumer (second from right), adjutant for Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, is presented the Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee Community Service award by retired Marine Maj. Gen. David M. Mize (right), chairman of the Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee, during the Armed Forces Day celebration at the National World War II Museum, May 21, 2016. Baumer was recognized for his outstanding efforts in improving the local community and for setting an excellent example to his fellow Marines. Marine Forces Reserve operates from 160 locations across the U.S. allowing the Marines the unique opportunity to connect with the communities in which they live. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens/ Released)
Marine Forces Reserve Marine honored for outstanding community service
Capt. Samuel L. Baumer (second from right), adjutant for Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, is presented the Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee Community Service award by retired Marine Maj. Gen. David M. Mize (right), chairman of the Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee, during the Armed Forces Day celebration at the National World War II Museum, May 21, 2016. Baumer was recognized for his outstanding efforts in improving the local community and for setting an excellent example to his fellow Marines. Marine Forces Reserve operates from 160 locations across the U.S. allowing the Marines the unique opportunity to connect with the communities in which they live. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens/ Released)
Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps (left), congratulates Staff Sgt. Christopher Smith, the 2015 Reserve Career Planner of the Year during the Commandant of the Marine Corps Combined Awards Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 11, 2016. Smith, the career planner from 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his hard work and dedication. The ceremony also recognized superior recruiters, drill instructors, combat instructors, Marine security guards, career planners and Semper Fit male and female athletes of the year.
3rd ANGLICO Marine takes top honors in Quantico
Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps (left), congratulates Staff Sgt. Christopher Smith, the 2015 Reserve Career Planner of the Year during the Commandant of the Marine Corps Combined Awards Ceremony, held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., May 11, 2016. Smith, the career planner from 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his hard work and dedication. The ceremony also recognized superior recruiters, drill instructors, combat instructors, Marine security guards, career planners and Semper Fit male and female athletes of the year.
Marines with the 4th Marine Logistics Group Headquarters G-4, Marine Forces Reserve, and a civilian employee with MARFORRES, were honored at the Distinguished Service Awards and Luncheon Program as a part of Public Service Recognition Week, May 4, 2016 at the University of New Orleans. From left to right, Lance Cpl. Coltin J. Kersey, embarkation clerk, Sgt. Justin A. Snapp, maintenance management chief, Mrs. Janet Heriot, customer service support specialist with the MARFORRES Installation Personnel Administration Center, and Maj. John J. Gutierrez, supply officer, were recognized for their hard work and dedication in supporting the Marine Corps, as well as the local community. With the geographical diversity of MARFORRES, Marines have the unique opportunity to interact with the local community and American public on a daily basis. This involvement helps keep the future bright for the Marine Corps and the community as a whole. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens/ Released)
Marine Forces Reserve personnel honored for community excellence
Marines with the 4th Marine Logistics Group Headquarters G-4, Marine Forces Reserve, and a civilian employee with MARFORRES, were honored at the Distinguished Service Awards and Luncheon Program as a part of Public Service Recognition Week, May 4, 2016 at the University of New Orleans. From left to right, Lance Cpl. Coltin J. Kersey, embarkation clerk, Sgt. Justin A. Snapp, maintenance management chief, Mrs. Janet Heriot, customer service support specialist with the MARFORRES Installation Personnel Administration Center, and Maj. John J. Gutierrez, supply officer, were recognized for their hard work and dedication in supporting the Marine Corps, as well as the local community. With the geographical diversity of MARFORRES, Marines have the unique opportunity to interact with the local community and American public on a daily basis. This involvement helps keep the future bright for the Marine Corps and the community as a whole. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Martens/ Released)
Cpl. Joseph A. Myers, a military policeman with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, participates in the oleoresin capsicum qualification course during exercise Platinum Wolf 16 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Serbia, May 11, 2016. Exercise Platinum Wolf 16 is designed to seamlessly integrate Reserve Marines with the active component while demonstrating interoperability with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Alonzo Barnett)
Pushing Through the Pain
Cpl. Joseph A. Myers, a military policeman with 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, participates in the oleoresin capsicum qualification course during exercise Platinum Wolf 16 at Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Serbia, May 11, 2016. Exercise Platinum Wolf 16 is designed to seamlessly integrate Reserve Marines with the active component while demonstrating interoperability with partner nations in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan Alonzo Barnett)


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Marine Reserves roar in kingdom of Jordan's Eager Lion 2016

By | May 24, 2016

Marine reservists from Marine Corps Forces Reserves recently took advantage of a new administrative order that allows them to conduct annual training in an imminent danger pay area, during Exercise Eager Lion 2016, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, conducted May 15-24. MORE

Partner Nations Master Peacekeeping Operations

By | May 23, 2016

Following two weeks of extensive training in peacekeeping operations and non-lethal weapons, seven countries including Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States, joined together during exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 for their final field exercise on Peacekeeping Operations Training Center South Base, Bujanovac, Serbia, May 19-20, 2016. Their culminating training showed their mastery of all the skillsets taught by the participating partner nations. MORE

Reserve Marine finds balance as Corps, civilian rescue instructor

By | May 23, 2016

Finding the balance between the civilian world and Marine Corps can be a challenge, but Martin Belden, a 27-year old from Missoula, Montana, has proved he has found that balance and used his experiences in both worlds to lead to success. MORE

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