Day: April 6, 2020

Tabitha Bartley Marine Veteran

Former Marine Public Affairs Sergeant Gives Back to Community After EAS6th Marine Corps DistrictStory by Sgt. Joseph JacobFriday, March 27, 2020 “Don’t you mean that you did those things for the Marines, like as a civilian, not as a Marine? Do they even allow women in the Marines?” A look of puzzlement usually accompanied these…

Faces of MCIPAC – Sgt Vanessa Ramirez

We sat down with Sgt. Vanessa Ramirez, a 1371 combat engineer. Ramirez graduated from the rigorous Infantry Training Battalion and earned the Military Occupational Specialty of 0351 (Infantry Assaultman). Ramirez currently works as the range control Platoon Sergeant with Marine Corps Installations Pacific and hails from Fairfield, CA. (U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Cpl.…

Marine Corps Cpl. Shannon Lilly

First female artillery chief and the first female artillery chief to fire an M777 howitzer. Marine Corps Cpl. Shannon Lilly, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, talks about her work as an artillery chief during a live-fire range near Setermoen, Norway, March 4, 2020. Lilly is the first female artillery…

Memorial Parade Cancellation

From Virginia Bueno, Coordinator, WMA 2020 National Memorial Day Parade  Marines: I just got word that this year’s parade has been cancelled due to the pandemic.  I cannot express how grateful I am to those who signed up to participate. We would have had a blast! There’s next year, of course, and I’m hopeful the…