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New Orleans, LA. 70114

The Department of Defense pays tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) who have enriched our nation's history and who continue to be pivotal to our success as a nation as we move into the future. AAPI encompass a diverse group of cultures, ethnicities, races, and languages.
Marines with Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4 (VMU-4), perform preflight maintenance on the RQ-21A Blackjack during unmanned air system (UAS) training at Camp Talega, Calif., April 10, 2021. VMU-4 conducts this training in order to enhance aviation mission readiness while refreshing Reserve Marines' knowledge on the RQ-21A UAS and emergency procedures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. J’Vonnta Taylor)
Sgt. Maj. Carlos A. Ruiz, Force Sergeant Major, Marine Forces Reserve, greets Marines and Sailors each morning at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans. Ruiz assumed his post as Force Sergeant Major on Feb. 4, 2021. One of his primary goals is increasing morale and esprit de corps. Ruiz says "That first greeting you receive can determine your entire day."
The 2020 MARFORRES Sailor of the Year (Active and Reserve Component) was announced on March 08, 2021. The Active Component winner was HM1(FMF/EXW/PJ) Joshua C. Mackey, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 775. The Reserve Component winner was HM1(FMF/PJ) Ronnie W. Heen, Force Headquarters Group (FHG). Both sailor's nomination packages will be forwarded to Commander, Navy Reserve Force for further competition in their respective categories.
Sgt. Maj. Carlos A. Ruiz, Force Sergeant Major, Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES), speaks with sergeants and petty officers 2nd class of MARFORRES at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Mar. 3, 2021. Ruiz recently assumed his post as Force Sergeant Major and is taking the time to speak with Marines and Sailors of each grade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mitchell Collyer)  
Marines with Marine Forces Reserve await aircraft during Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) training as a part of a Close Air Support Exercise (CASEX) at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Feb. 26, 2021. TACP members are responsible for accurately locating targets for fire missions, providing battle damage assessment, and aid in neutralizing enemies to meet the ground force commander's intent. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Corbo)

Video by Lance Cpl. Samwel Tabancay

All Walks of Life Episode Six

  • Marine Forces Reserve
  • April 12, 2021 | 2:01

Lt. Col. Maisie Wong, Commanding Officer of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 4, shares her experience as a commanding officer in the Marine Corps Reserves at Camp Talega, California, Apr. 12, 2021. Experiencing the positive impacts of public service as a first generation American, Wong chooses to give back by working as an attorney in the civilian sector and serving her country as an officer in the Marine Corps Reserves. Lt. Col Wong also cherishes the opportunity to lead Marines from all walks of life and see the impact they have in their communities. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Samwel Tabancay)