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Friday, July 17, 2015

8 August 2015 - Monthly Breakfast Meeting

Be sure to attend Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 monthly breakfast meeting - share with other Marines and enjoy a great buffet meal and interesting program.  Elks Lodge 0830 for breakfast; 0900 for meeting.


 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

11 July 2015 - First Scholarship Award


Friday, July 10, 2015

Check out 4th of July Parade Photos

Photos of 4th of July Parade, thanks to Michelle Gregory.


Click the red link above the photo for all photos and two videos of the parade.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

11 July 2015 - Monthly Detachment Meeting

Beat the heat and come to the monthly Detachment meeting on 11 July at 0830 for a buffet breakfast and Marine fellowship.  Meeting follows at 0900.


Tickets for the Birthday Ball on November 10th will be available at this meeting.  Take advantage of the opportunity to write out a check for $30 per ticket and get your reservation in place before we are sold out.  Please see Steve Handy who will have a table chart so you can make a great selection.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day Greetings

The SunRiver 4th of July breakfast celebration included Rick Massey as MC and Dixie High School cadet (and last year's Devil Pup) Jack Wright as speaker. 

Here's a video from Larry Mineer's sister of the St. George Parade and our Marines:
video

Monday, June 15, 2015

04 July St. George Parade

2015 4th of July Parade FAQs

2015 4th of July Parade Entry Form

2015 4th of July Parade Staging Area

Note:  If you wish to print out a form, use the tiny printer icon immediately above the center of the form - don't use File/Print.


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VA News

VA News courtesy of Terry Dunne, American Legion:

VA Programs for Veteran Families: A veteran’s family is vital to his or her recovery from physical or mental wounds. VA offers an array of programs and benefits to families who want to assist their veterans. Coaching into Care is a VA program created to provide a coaching service for family and friends of veterans who see that their veterans are in need of help. This program helps veteran families find ways to motivate their veterans to seek care and services for physical and mental health conditions. The service is free and provided by licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. The goal of the service is to help veterans and family members find appropriate services in their community. To learn more, visit: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/index.asp.
  

Arkansas Purple Hearts Awarded: Purple Hearts were awarded Wednesday to the family of Army Pvt. William Andrew "Andy" Long, 23, of Conway, who was killed, and to Pvt. Quinton I. Ezeagwula, now 24, of Jacksonville, who survived after being shot nine times by Abdulhakim Muhammad outside a Little Rock military recruiting center on June 1, 2009. Prior to a recent change to federal law, Purple Hearts could only be awarded to military members killed or wounded by a foreign combatant. The American-born Muhammad, formerly known as Carlos Leon Bledsoe, pled guilty and is now serving a life sentence. Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/arkansas-soldiers-receive-purple-hearts-2009-attack-32158268.

Neller Nominated to Lead Marine Corps: Lt. Gen. Robert Neller has been nominated to become the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, succeeding the current Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford, who is expected to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Neller is currently the commander of Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., and Marine Corps Forces Europe. He is a veteran of Iraq, Somalia and Panama. Read more at: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/07/01/neller-to-be-tapped-for-commandant/29567019/.

Tarawa Remains Recovered: Remains believed to belong to up to three dozen Marines killed during the 1943 World War II Battle of Tarawa have been recovered and are being returned to the U.S. for identification. One of the Marines is believed to be 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, Jr., 33, of Knoxville, Tenn., who would be posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the four day battle, fought Nov. 20-23, 1943, which saw more than 1,000 Marines killed in action. The remains were recovered by History Flight, a Florida-based nonprofit organization that is assisting U.S. government MIA search and recovery efforts through an expanded public-private partnership opportunity. Read more at: http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/07/01/long-lost-medal-of-honor-recipients-remains-be-returned-family.html.

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