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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. SGT. JP tells us about Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Maj. John Canley and National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
    Marine Minute, October 18, 2018
  4. 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.
  5. I'm Corporal Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute. U.S. Marines with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit concluded Mare Aperto 2018, an annual amphibious exercise, Oct. 8-15, in various locations around the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout the exercise Marines worked alongside members of 1st Regiment San Marco Brigade, Italian Landing Force honing their skills in live fire and dynamic amphibious components. The exercise strengthens the bond between the U.S. military and the Italian military by combining procedures and techniques to work for a better partnership in the future. On this day in Marine Corps history, In 1820, the Corps' legendary leader known as the "Grand old Man of the Marine Corps", Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Henderson, became the 5th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Henderson currently holds the record of the longest serving Commandant with 38 years. That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.