Community Relations Requests
Our Community Relations program aims to foster and support a relationship between Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) and local, state, and National communities.
The MARFORRES Communication Strategy Department is responsible for processing, determining eligibility, and approving every request for a Reserve unit to support.
If an organization or individual is interested in requesting support from a MARFORRES unit, they are required to submit either a DD-2535 or DD-2536 form. These forms are used by the Communication Strategy Department to help determine whether a request is eligible for support and to assist in coordinating details with the unit closest to the event location.
REQUEST FOR ARMED FORCES PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC EVENTS (NON-AVIATION)
(Examples of Ground Assets: Color guards, Vehicle displays, Guest speakers, Demonstrations)
Complete form DD-2536 and submit by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR MILITARY AERIAL SUPPORT
(Examples of Aviation Assets: Airshow participation, Static display)
Complete form DD-2535 and submit by email to: email@example.com
COMMUNITY RELATIONS REQUESTS - GOVERNANCE
All requests for Community Outreach are governed by DoD Instruction 5410.19 and Marine Corps Order 5720.77 (Chapter 6).
(DOD Instruction 5410.19, Volume 4 Community Outreach Activities: ceremonial, musical, and aerial event support)
(Marine Corps Order 5720.77 - Marine Corps Public Affairs (PA) Order
Please submit requests 90 days prior to the event date, to give the Communication Strategy Department sufficient time to determine eligibility and coordinate with the closest unit. Due to the operational tempo of Marine units, eligible events will still have to be accepted by the unit based on their availability.
What does the approval process look like?
If you are not contacted about availability of support for your event within two weeks of the event date, please call 504-697-9300. We respectfully request that you refrain from calling for an update on availability prior to two weeks out.
REQUEST FOR MARINE FORCES RESERVE BAND
If you are interested in instilling a sense of national pride and patriotism at your event with the musical styling of Marine Forces Reserve’s in-house band, please coordinate with the band directly through the link provided below.
Request Marine Forces Reserve Band Support