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Marine Corps Marathon – Racing for Recon

Why Should You Run for the Marine Corps Marathon- with the MRF? Every year, the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) showcases the organizational skills of the US Marine Corps by generating community awareness and goodwill and promoting physical fitness. Established in 1976, MCM currently ranks as the fourth biggest marathon in the United States and ranks ninth at the world level. Held in Washington D.C. and Arlington, Virginia, the event brings together runners from all the corners of the country and is commonly known as the “People’s Marathon”. MCM is open to runners aged 14 and above. One of the most [...]

By |2015-05-04T00:35:24+00:00May 4th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

1st Force Recon Commander’s Comm Check

  1st Force Reconnaissance Commander's speech to class 3-15 of the Basic Reconnaissance Course. Good afternoon distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honor and privilege to stand before you today and address the newest generation of Reconnaissance Marines. You and your families should be extremely proud of what you have accomplished here. Marines are as tough as they come but not many Marines can do what you have done and graduate from the most difficult course in our beloved Corps.   There is a reason that BRC is so difficult. Being a Recon Marine is the toughest [...]

By |2015-04-30T20:34:48+00:00April 30th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

Springfield 1911 Raffle

It's that time of the year again!!!! Please join us on March 21st 2015 at Legacy Brewery (363 Airport Rd in Oceanside) to recognize the Reconnaissance Community in our Annual 0321 Day Celebration. Proceeds will support the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation, a national, non-profit charitable foundation on a critical mission to support Marine Recon Operators, U.S. Special Amphibious Corpsman, as well as their spouses and children. We'll have no shortage of amazing food and beer, plus... There will be a live raffle with amazing prizes, live music (performers to be announced) and door prizes. The winner of the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation [...]

By |2015-04-29T15:38:38+00:00January 29th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

MyCAA: $4,000 of Tuition Assistance for Military Spouses

MyCAA scholarship: What It Is and How You Can Benefit From It     Screenshot of MyCAA website     The military, while a great place to grow and meet people, can also be a difficult place to establish roots; especially when you’re constantly picking up and moving every few years, or even months for those with spouses in school commands. MyCAA scholarship gives spouses the ability to go back to school with a $4,000 scholarship cap (not to exceed $2,000 annually). It pays for tuition costs, examinations leading to an associate degree, certifications from an accredited college, [...]

By |2015-04-29T15:38:38+00:00January 16th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

Corpsman Up!

Chief Petty Officer Justin Wilson during his Navy Cross Award Ceremony. Pictured next to Justin is Staff Sgt. Nicholas Sprovtsoff (right), and Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz (left). Both killed in Afghanistan by an IED on 28 September, 2011. They were both posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with V for valor. Original Image taken from   It’s a regular Monday afternoon for me here in the safe confinements of my house, located right outside of Jacksonville, North Carolina (or “J-Vegas” as many of my girlfriends and I like to call it). I can hear the 53’s patriotically whirring [...]

By |2015-04-29T15:38:38+00:00January 13th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

What is the “Marine Reconnaissance Foundation Team”?

Racing For Recon     When the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation was created we realized that there needed to be a division within the Foundation for athletic events.  Too often we had seen Reconnaissance Marines, many of them world class athletes, competing in grueling physical challenges while fund raising for other organizations that did not directly support the Marine Reconnaissance community.  Marine Reconnaissance is a profession that begins with over 158 hours spent in the water conducting physical training and nearly double that on land before even allowing a Marine to be assigned to their initial unit.  Naturally, this line of [...]

By |2015-04-30T20:32:46+00:00October 13th, 2014|blog|0 Comments