CAMP SHELBY, Miss. --

U.S. Marines from 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, Marine Forces Reserve will escort Santa Clause in their Dress Blues via parachute into the Auxiliary Airfield of Mississippi National Guard Base Camp Shelby and deliver toys to children awaiting on the ground on Thursday, Nov. 10 at approximately noon.

In honor of the Toys for Tots 75th Anniversary and in conjunction with the Marine Corps 247th Birthday, 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company is assisting Santa Clause in delivering toys to military children aboard Camp Shelby.

 “To this day, the Toys for Tots program, which includes about 147 of your Marine Forces Reserve units, has helped support and bring a smile to the precious lives of 272 million children..." Retired Lt. Gen. James Laster, Toys for Tots Foundation president and CEO

Media is invited to attend on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. News teams can expect to capture video, imagery, and interviews of the following:

• Parachute operations from Marine Corps Reserve VMGR-234 C-130 transport aircraft.

• Two jumps: (5) Marines in dress blue uniforms conducting a static line jump;
Santa Clause and (6) Marines in dress blues with toy bags conducting a free fall.

• Toys will be delivered to children awaiting near the drop zone.

3rd Force Reconnaissance Marines are conducting this mission in concert with their family day (estimated attendance approx.

R 082000Z NOV 22
MARADMIN 586/22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC AVN ASM//
SUBJ/RESULTS OF THE FY23-01 4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING (MAW) OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AIRCRAFT (OSA) AVIATOR SELECTION BOARD//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/MARADMIN/407/22//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/MARADMIN/475/19//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/CMC/MCO 1001R.1L W/CH-1/20180315//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/4TH MAW/WGO 5320.2T//
REF/E/MSGID:DOC/CMC/ MCO 1331.2K//
NARR/REF A IS THE FY23-01 4TH MAW OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AIRCRAFT (OSA) AVIATION SELECTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT. REF B IS THE MOBILIZATION DEFERMENT FOR MARINES TRANSITIONING FROM THE ACTIVE COMPONENT TO THE RESERVE COMPONENT. REF C IS THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT MANUAL (MCRAMM). REF D IS THE 4TH MAW ORDER ON RESERVE OFFICER MANAGEMENT POLICIES. REF E IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER ON TRANSITION CONVERSION TRAINING FOR MARINE NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS//
POC/B. D. APPLE/LTCOL/UNIT: HQ 4TH MAW G-1/-/504-697-7784 /EMAIL: BENJAMIN.APPLE@USMC.MIL
POC/D. I. FULLER/LTCOL/VMR BELLE CHASSE EXECUTIVE OFFICER/ TEL: 504-678-7442/EMAIL: DAVID.I.FULLER@USMC.MIL//
POC/G. R. SANDERS/LTCOL/VMR ANDREWS S-3/TEL: 240-857-4274/ EMAIL: GREGORY.SANDERS@USMC.MIL@USMC.MIL//
POC/B. A. PRICE/LTCOL/CMC WASHINGTON DC AVN/TEL: DSN 223-4108/ 703-693-4108/EMAIL: BENJAMIN.A.PRICE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IAW REF A, the FY23-01 OSA Selection Board was convened by 4th MAW on 5 October 2022 and selected the below listed officers for training in the UC-12/UC-35 aircraft and subsequent Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) service within 4th MAW. Read in four columns:
Rank Name MOS Squadron
Capt Helwig, Adam 7566 VMR Andrews
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R 091300Z NOV 22
ALMAR 030/22
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SUBJ/VETERANS DAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, I express my profound appreciation to the brave Americans who have heeded the call to serve our Nation. Our observance of Veterans Day traces back to the end of World War I, and the establishment of Armistice Day on 11 November 1918. In 1954, American veterans pushed Congress to change "Armistice Day" to "Veterans Day" in an effort to acknowledge all veterans. In recognition of the first Veterans Day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared “let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
2. Today we honor those Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians, and Coast Guardsmen, who have served this nation in war and peace. Let us extend our heartfelt gratitude to them for their selflessness and recognize the sacrifices they have made as members of the United States Armed Forces.
3. This Veterans Day, let us take time to proudly remember all who have worn the uniform. It is my distinct and solemn honor to thank you for your service.
4. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//


R 091200Z NOV 22
ALMAR 029/22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING 80TH ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of the Marine Corps, it is an honor to congratulate the Marines and Sailors of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) on 80 years of warfighting excellence. This is an important anniversary and a great time to reflect on your illustrious legacy.
2. Since its activation on 10 November 1942, 3d MAW has provided combat support to U.S. forces on the ground during World War II, the Vietnam War, Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. In between, the wing has provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and conducted training in preparation for tomorrow’s battles. The Marines and Sailors of 3d MAW have met every challenge with skill and determination.
3. Today, your professionalism and dedication to be among the best in Marine Coprs Aviation prepare you to respond to the Nation’s call anywhere around the globe. As you celebrate this historic anniversary, and carry your legacy into the future, pause to remember those who have gone before, and know that all Marines and Sailors are grateful for your service and devotion.
4. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//


R 081700Z NOV 22
MARADMIN CANCELLATION 029/22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA RA//
SUBJ/CANCELLATION OF MARADMIN 582/22//
REF/A/MSGID: MARADMIN 582/22/YMD: R 071900Z NOV 22//
NARR/REFERENCE (A) IS RESULTS OF THE 2022 ACTIVE RESERVE (AR) PROGRAM AVIATOR ACCESSION BOARD//
POC/ROBERT D. FRYE/MAJ/RAM-2/TEL: (703) 784-0531/EMAIL: ROBERT.FRYE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. MARADMIN 582/22 is hereby cancelled.
2. Release authorized by Major General M. S. Martin, Director, Reserve Affairs Division.//


OKINAWA, Japan --

Since its establishment in 1977, Marine Corps Bases Japan Fire Department has evolved into the Marine Corps Installation Pacific Fire and Emergency Services, one of the Department of Defense’s premier all-hazard response agencies.

MCIPAC F&ES’ provides fire suppression, emergency medical attention, technical rescue, hazardous material cleanup, and fire prevention services that protect both life and property throughout the community of Okinawa, Japan.

Over the years, MCIPAC F&ES has streamlined its processes leading to a notable increase in efficiency and capability, along with the requisition of new innovative equipment, in response to the ever-changing mission of MCIPAC.

Ulysses Taormina, a Chicago native and the regional fire chief of MCIPAC F&ES, stated that consistent training is vital to readiness and capability while operating in the unique geographical location of Okinawa.

“We live to train and train to live, this is done on a daily basis." Ulysses Taormina, MCIPAC F&ES regional fire chief

Taormina explained that there are extensive mandatory training requirements set by national standards, DoD regulations, and Marine Corps Policies. MCIPAC F&ES excessively surpasses these requirements on a yearly basis.

Striving to increase their capabilities and readiness, the quest for new life saving equipment is one of MCIPAC F&FS’s many priorities.

“We are in the process of requisitioning the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard remote water rescue vehicles," said Taormina.