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James L. Fowler, founder of the Marine Corps Marathon, dies at 84

By Emily Langer (The Washington Post) | January 22, 2015

James L. Fowler, a Korean and Vietnam war veteran who dreamed up the event that became the Marine Corps Marathon, the annual race that has drawn tens of thousands of athletes to the capital over nearly four decades, died Jan. 20 in Alexandria, Va.He was 84.The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife, Betsy Fowler.The Marine Corps MORE

FY15 Active Reserve Program Aviation Officer New Applicant Accession Board

By Cpl. J. Gage Karwick | January 21, 2015

MARADMIN 016/15 announces guidance on the qualifications and application process of the FY15 Active Reserve program aviation officer new applicant accession board, convening Feb. 5, 2015.The mission of the AR program is to provide a cadre of well-trained and experienced Reserve component Marines to serve as a critical piece of the full-time support MORE

New Orleans-based Marines harvest citrus orchard with Second Harvest Food Bank

By Cpl. Tiffany Edwards | January 21, 2015

New Orleans-based Marines joined young children, teenagers and parents, donning gloves and shoulder bags to harvest the citrus orchard at Second Harvest Food Bank, Jan. 17 in Belle Chasse, Louisiana to help feed the needy. Volunteers picked navel oranges and kumquats to be distributed to food pantries, kitchens and shelters across southern Louisiana. The food bank offered this unique volunteer opportunity to the local community and the Marines of Marine Forces Reserve. For some Marines, the event was an extension of their duty as leaders-in-training. MORE

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