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Charles Retter, motor transport maintenance chief, and Lance Cpl. Gustavo Arellano, radio operator, with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, carry a Marine to an aircraft in a casualty simulation exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded onto an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Marines and Sailors participate in a mass heat casualty exercise in support of ITX 4-15
Charles Retter, motor transport maintenance chief, and Lance Cpl. Gustavo Arellano, radio operator, with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, carry a Marine to an aircraft in a casualty simulation exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded onto an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Marines with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, extract a casualty from an aircraft during a mass casualty exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded into an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Marines and Sailors participate in a mass heat casualty exercise in support of ITX 4-15
Marines with 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, extract a casualty from an aircraft during a mass casualty exercise during Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 20, 2015. During the exercise, Marines and Sailors worked together to perform a casualty rescue, in which victims were extracted or boarded into an aircraft and transported to a field medical station. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
World War II veteran Francis Rumi, Sr. and actor Gary Sinise (center) share a moment with Marines from Marine Forces Reserve during the welcome ceremony at the Louis C. Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, June 24, 2015.  Sinise, along with volunteers from the Gary Sinise Foundation, travelled to New Orleans with nearly 50 veterans of World War II to escort them to the National World War II Museum as part of the foundation's program to honor those who have fought to protect America's freedoms.
Marines, others welcome WWII vets to the Big Easy
World War II veteran Francis Rumi, Sr. and actor Gary Sinise (center) share a moment with Marines from Marine Forces Reserve during the welcome ceremony at the Louis C. Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, June 24, 2015. Sinise, along with volunteers from the Gary Sinise Foundation, travelled to New Orleans with nearly 50 veterans of World War II to escort them to the National World War II Museum as part of the foundation's program to honor those who have fought to protect America's freedoms.
Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Sprague (left), the sergeant major of Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, prepares to exchange the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. William J. Grigsby (middle) by command of Brig. Gen. Helen G. Pratt (right), the commanding general, FHG, MFR, June 19, 2015 at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. Sprague was the first sergeant major selected for FHG in June 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Musick)
Force Headquarters Group Sergeant Major Relief and Appointment Ceremony
Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Sprague (left), the sergeant major of Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, prepares to exchange the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. William J. Grigsby (middle) by command of Brig. Gen. Helen G. Pratt (right), the commanding general, FHG, MFR, June 19, 2015 at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. Sprague was the first sergeant major selected for FHG in June 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Musick)
Gabriela Shearer, a family readiness trainer with Marine Forces Reserve Marine Corps Family Team Building, speaks at a hurricane preparedness brief in the Federal City auditorium in New Orleans, June 17, 2015. MCFTB provides educational resources and services to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marines, Sailors and their families. Military members stationed in the New Orleans area attended the brief to learn how to prepare for hurricanes, what to do in the event of an evacuation, and resources available to them.
Hurricane Preparedness Brief
Gabriela Shearer, a family readiness trainer with Marine Forces Reserve Marine Corps Family Team Building, speaks at a hurricane preparedness brief in the Federal City auditorium in New Orleans, June 17, 2015. MCFTB provides educational resources and services to foster personal growth and enhance the readiness of Marines, Sailors and their families. Military members stationed in the New Orleans area attended the brief to learn how to prepare for hurricanes, what to do in the event of an evacuation, and resources available to them.
Peter Hebert (center left), an Algiers Louisiana native and former Navy hospital corpsman, accepts the first piece of cake as the guest of honor at the Navy Hospital Corpsman Birthday cake-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans, June 17, 2015. The first piece of cake is always traditionally given to the guest of honor, the second to the oldest Sailor present. Upon receiving the second piece of cake, the oldest Sailor will in turn pass it on to the youngest Sailor signifying the passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young. The Hospital Corps celebrated their 117th birthday this year.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 117 Birthday
Peter Hebert (center left), an Algiers Louisiana native and former Navy hospital corpsman, accepts the first piece of cake as the guest of honor at the Navy Hospital Corpsman Birthday cake-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility, New Orleans, June 17, 2015. The first piece of cake is always traditionally given to the guest of honor, the second to the oldest Sailor present. Upon receiving the second piece of cake, the oldest Sailor will in turn pass it on to the youngest Sailor signifying the passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young. The Hospital Corps celebrated their 117th birthday this year.
Lance Cpl. Cody McMillian, Team Leader, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Lima Company,3rd Battalion 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve shoots down range during the 2015 Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2015. ITX allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to train in realistic environments and conditions, ensuring the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
3/25th Lima Company Marines participate in a live fire platoon attack exercise.
Lance Cpl. Cody McMillian, Team Leader, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Lima Company,3rd Battalion 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve shoots down range during the 2015 Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2015. ITX allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to train in realistic environments and conditions, ensuring the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
Service members who were recognized at the New Orleans Chef’s Salute to our Armed Forces hosted by the Navy League at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, June 11, 2015, pose for a picture with Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills (center right), commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North. The New Orleans Chef’s Salute to our Armed Forces has been hosted for five years, showcasing local chefs’ military appreciation by serving them specialty entrees and recognizing the enlisted service members of the year for each respective branch of the U.S. armed forces.
New Orleans Chef’s Salute to Our Armed Forces
Service members who were recognized at the New Orleans Chef’s Salute to our Armed Forces hosted by the Navy League at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, June 11, 2015, pose for a picture with Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills (center right), commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North. The New Orleans Chef’s Salute to our Armed Forces has been hosted for five years, showcasing local chefs’ military appreciation by serving them specialty entrees and recognizing the enlisted service members of the year for each respective branch of the U.S. armed forces.
NEW ORLEANS- Dr. Cameron MacKenzie, an assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, presents the Matlab Hurricane Decision Simulator to the commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, June 11, 2015, at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans.  The hurricane decision simulator depicts tropical cyclones that threaten to strike New Orleans. A forecast includes the chances the storm will strike New Orleans, the expected time until landfall, and information about the wind speed. Based on the forecast, the user must make decisions in the simulation about steps to prepare MARFORRES for the oncoming cyclone, such as whether or not to evacuate. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
Matlab Hurricane Decision Simulator
NEW ORLEANS- Dr. Cameron MacKenzie, an assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, presents the Matlab Hurricane Decision Simulator to the commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, June 11, 2015, at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. The hurricane decision simulator depicts tropical cyclones that threaten to strike New Orleans. A forecast includes the chances the storm will strike New Orleans, the expected time until landfall, and information about the wind speed. Based on the forecast, the user must make decisions in the simulation about steps to prepare MARFORRES for the oncoming cyclone, such as whether or not to evacuate. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
A flag officer’s spouse gears up and poses for a photo in the Marine special operations Zodiac boat in Alameda, California, June 2, 2015. Marines welcomed foreign military attachés and their spouses, as well as members of the defense foreign liaison office, to a static display of vehicles, weapons and gear used by force reconnaissance Marines, during the attachés' regional tour. (U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Foreign Attaché Operations Orientations Program
A flag officer’s spouse gears up and poses for a photo in the Marine special operations Zodiac boat in Alameda, California, June 2, 2015. Marines welcomed foreign military attachés and their spouses, as well as members of the defense foreign liaison office, to a static display of vehicles, weapons and gear used by force reconnaissance Marines, during the attachés' regional tour. (U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Ian Ferro)
Pvt. Marvin A. Rolansky, a World War II Marine veteran, Prisoner of War and Medal of Honor recipient, is greeted by service members, veterans and airline travelers at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La., June 3, 2015. Rolansky was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Guam on Dec. 9, 1941, and spent four years in a labor camp until his return to U.S. military control in 1945 after the end of the war. Rolansky is one of a group of WWII POWs who visited New Orleans for the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society Reunion June 2-6, 2015.
WWII POW Pvt. Marvin Rolansky visits New Orleans for veteran’s reunion and conference
Pvt. Marvin A. Rolansky, a World War II Marine veteran, Prisoner of War and Medal of Honor recipient, is greeted by service members, veterans and airline travelers at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La., June 3, 2015. Rolansky was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Guam on Dec. 9, 1941, and spent four years in a labor camp until his return to U.S. military control in 1945 after the end of the war. Rolansky is one of a group of WWII POWs who visited New Orleans for the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Memorial Society Reunion June 2-6, 2015.
A truck full of Marines from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and Moroccan soldiers wait for a nearby demolition range to be completed during exercise African Lion, May 15, 2015. The Moroccan and U.S. forces had been training on weapons systems all day and were on their way back to the Moroccan camp to spend time bonding and learning about one another. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Gehmann)
African Lion
A truck full of Marines from 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and Moroccan soldiers wait for a nearby demolition range to be completed during exercise African Lion, May 15, 2015. The Moroccan and U.S. forces had been training on weapons systems all day and were on their way back to the Moroccan camp to spend time bonding and learning about one another. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Gehmann)
Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and his wife Patricia place flags at headstones at the Chalmette National Cemetery in Chalmette, La., May 22, 2015. Marines from MARFORRES volunteered Friday morning to place hundreds of flags at headstones in remembrance of Memorial Day to honor the men and women who lost their lives fighting for the country.
A day of Remembrance: Where all gave some, some gave all.
Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and his wife Patricia place flags at headstones at the Chalmette National Cemetery in Chalmette, La., May 22, 2015. Marines from MARFORRES volunteered Friday morning to place hundreds of flags at headstones in remembrance of Memorial Day to honor the men and women who lost their lives fighting for the country.
Maya Goss, 11, wins a water bottle, t-shirt and lanyard after completing a sit-up challenge at a Marine Corps Band New Orleans concert May 10, 2015 at East Senior High School in Cheyenne, Wyo. The band conducted their spring tour through Canada and the northern United States April 29 – May 11, 2015. The tour included combined concerts with the HMCS Tecumseh Royal Canadian Navy Reserve Band, as well as the University of Montana wind ensemble. The band performed concerts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Missoula and Billings, Mont.; Rapid City, S.D., and Cheyenne, Wyo., giving the Marines a chance to tell the Marine Corps’ story through music across North America.
Marine Corps Band New Orleans sweeps through Canada, northern U.S. during annual Spring Tour
Maya Goss, 11, wins a water bottle, t-shirt and lanyard after completing a sit-up challenge at a Marine Corps Band New Orleans concert May 10, 2015 at East Senior High School in Cheyenne, Wyo. The band conducted their spring tour through Canada and the northern United States April 29 – May 11, 2015. The tour included combined concerts with the HMCS Tecumseh Royal Canadian Navy Reserve Band, as well as the University of Montana wind ensemble. The band performed concerts in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Missoula and Billings, Mont.; Rapid City, S.D., and Cheyenne, Wyo., giving the Marines a chance to tell the Marine Corps’ story through music across North America.
ARLINGTON, VA - Maj Rich Fisher, the executive officer of 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve; SSgt Alan Renkl, the Assistant Team Leader, 3rd Force Recon. Co.; Maj Gen. Paul Brier, the commanding general of 4th MarDiv; and GySgt Douglas Stott, Renkl’s Platoon Sergeant, pause for a photo at the 12th Annual Ground Awards dinner in Arlington, Virginia, May 14, 2015. Staff Sgt. Alan Renkl was named the Marine of the Year at the Marine Corps Association & Foundation Ground Award’s dinner. The dinner serves as the annual opportunity to recognize the professional achievements of the top performing Marine leaders in the ground combat community during 2014. (Photo Courtesy of 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company)
Marine of the Year for the Marine Corps Association and Foundation Ground Award
ARLINGTON, VA - Maj Rich Fisher, the executive officer of 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve; SSgt Alan Renkl, the Assistant Team Leader, 3rd Force Recon. Co.; Maj Gen. Paul Brier, the commanding general of 4th MarDiv; and GySgt Douglas Stott, Renkl’s Platoon Sergeant, pause for a photo at the 12th Annual Ground Awards dinner in Arlington, Virginia, May 14, 2015. Staff Sgt. Alan Renkl was named the Marine of the Year at the Marine Corps Association & Foundation Ground Award’s dinner. The dinner serves as the annual opportunity to recognize the professional achievements of the top performing Marine leaders in the ground combat community during 2014. (Photo Courtesy of 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company)
Marine World War II Veteran, Bill Darling, talks to Sgt. John Stratton and Lance Cpl. Mark Adams with 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division during their drill weekend at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, May 02, 2015. During his visit, Darling not only saw the planning, training and execution of the units’ exercise, but he also talked to the Marines, shared stories about his period of service and  compared experiences between his time and what the Marines go through today.
World War II Veteran visits 4th Force Recon Marines
Marine World War II Veteran, Bill Darling, talks to Sgt. John Stratton and Lance Cpl. Mark Adams with 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division during their drill weekend at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, May 02, 2015. During his visit, Darling not only saw the planning, training and execution of the units’ exercise, but he also talked to the Marines, shared stories about his period of service and compared experiences between his time and what the Marines go through today.
Gunnery Sgt. Terry L. Palmer (left), logistics chief with 4th Marine Aircraft Wing G-4, Marine Forces Reserve, is presented the Outstanding Military Noncommissioned Officer Award, during Public Service Recognition Week at the University of New Orleans, May 13, 2015. Once a year, the New Orleans Federal Executive Board hosts a ceremony to present military personnel, state and federal government employees with awards that recognize their hard work and dedication to public service.
Public Service Recognition Week
Gunnery Sgt. Terry L. Palmer (left), logistics chief with 4th Marine Aircraft Wing G-4, Marine Forces Reserve, is presented the Outstanding Military Noncommissioned Officer Award, during Public Service Recognition Week at the University of New Orleans, May 13, 2015. Once a year, the New Orleans Federal Executive Board hosts a ceremony to present military personnel, state and federal government employees with awards that recognize their hard work and dedication to public service.
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