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  1. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. Marine Corps Installations Pacific recently participated in Exercise Constant Vigilance at Camp Kinser in Okinawa, Japan. The exercise helps to increase the overall emergency response and security readiness of the installation's Marines, sailors and civilians. Also in the news, Marine veterans from the first ever Special Basic Class at The Basic School recently assembled at Marine Corps Base Quantico for a final reunion. The first Special Basic Class graduated in October of 1950 and consisted of 360 junior officers from the Marine Corps Reserve. Some had served as enlisted men in World War II, but most had never served as officers on active duty. Veterans from this class were some of the first to fight in the Korean War. Three members of the class were awarded the Navy Cross and 12 received the Silver Star. Throughout the reunion, the class and their families toured MCB Quantico and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, as well the Pentagon where they met the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.
  2. In celebration of the 220th anniversary, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band will host a special anniversary gala concert at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. Guest conductor, composer, and pianist Bramwell Tovey joins the Marine Band for a special 220th Anniversary Gala Concert performing works by iconic American and British composers including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Sir Edward Elgar, William Walton, and featuring George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, performed by Tovey himself. Tovey is the music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has made recent guest appearances with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. Come celebrate more than two centuries of Marine Band history in this special performance!
  3. I'm Corporal Troy Saunders with your Marine Minute. Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I hosted a parade for Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley to honor his service and present him with the Medal of Honor flag on October 19th. The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, was in attendance. Sgt. Maj. Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor, October 17th, for his heroic actions at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War in 1968. Also in the news, Christian Hankins, a poolee from Marine Recruiting Station Frederick, Maryland, was recently recognized after he saved a disabled man’s life during a flood, October 11th. Hankins said that without the values and skills he learned during PT sessions with his recruiting station, he didn't know how he would have been able to save the man's life utilizing the fireman carry; a carry used during the Marine Combat Fitness Test. Hankins is slated to ship to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island next month for his recruit training. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil; And remember to stay safe on the roads!
  4. SGT. JP tells us about Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Maj. John Canley and National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
    Marine Minute, October 18, 2018
  5. I'm Corporal Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute. Sgt. Maj. John Canley, received the Medal of Honor at a White House Ceremony presented by President Donald Trump. From Jan. 31, to Feb. 6 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam, Canley, the company gunnery sergeant assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, took command of the company, led multiple attacks against enemy-fortified positions, rushed across fire-swept terrain despite his own wounds and carried wounded Marines into Hue City, including his commanding officer, to relieve friendly forces who were surrounded. Also in the news, The month of October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Marine Corps has recently announced the creation of a new cyberspace career field that provides a professionalized, highly-skilled workforce that can effectively employ cyberspace capabilities and effects in defense of the nation. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.