UPDATE

Updates for our Members, Family & Friends - August 22, 2020

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Marines to Test Exoskeleton Suit That Can Do the Work of Up to 10 Troops

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Semper Fidelis Memorial Park Reopens

The Semper Fidelis Memorial Park at the National Museum of the Marine Corps is now open again for visitors to enjoy as well as the outdoor playground. Small ceremonies may also be held in the park. Safe social distancing is required at all times. The health and safety of our visitors remain the primary concern of the Museum. The Museum will remain closed at this time but the Museum staff are hard at work readying for a phased reopening when it becomes safe to do so.

We, the Marines Q&A

Did you know the Director of "We, The Marines" and his team spent time producing the sounds for the Museums signature film while in the Medal of Honor Theater? They did this to get the most intense and immersive experience possible for Museum visitors. You can learn this and more during a Q&A between our President and CEO MajGen James Kessler USMC (Ret) and Director Greg MacGillivray who brought We, The Marines to life. The conversation can be viewed on our YouTube page. Greg MacGillivray discusses the struggles his team overcame as they faced the biting cold of the Sierra Nevada and the blistering heat of the desert all to create a film that remains true to the Marine Corps.

Marine Corps History

Marine Corps Aviation officially began in 1912 when First Lieutenant Alfred Cunningham reported to Naval Aviation Camp in Annapolis, Maryland. The first Marine Aviation Company was commissioned in 1917 for duty with the Advanced Base Force at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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Light Armored Vehicle at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I Evening Parade

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Plan Would Improve Testing and Treatment of Vets Exposed to Burn Pits, Other Toxins
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VA partners with OnStar to bring suicide prevention services to Veterans with the push of a button
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VA launches pre-entry screening tool
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New guide series provides GI Bill benefits information
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Purple Heart Veteran receives Artificial Larynx
Vietnam Veterans device substitutes sound, vibration
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Support for Veterans facing homelessness
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Preparing for emergencies: Its never too early to start teaching kids
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How a negative pressure room lets families say goodbye
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3D printing innovations deliver medical breakthroughs for Veterans
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Friendship in Death: The Nimitz Plot at Golden Gate National Cemetery
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Looking for some country air? These rural VA sites have jobs
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VA offers hiring preference, support to employees with disabilities
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Update Your Beneficiary
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Claim Exams Resuming
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Collections relief extended for VA medical care debts during COVID-19
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How VA Helps Veteran business owners
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V A Home Loan
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