2010 Events

Commitment to IMSFF Renewed
Kentucky Marines Renew Commitment to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund with $5,000.00 Grant

Simpsonville, Kentucky; December 10, 2010:  In a reaffirmation of support for wounded Marines nationwide, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) presented a check in the amount of $5,000.00 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).

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235th USMC Anniversary Celebrations 2010
235th Anniversary of United States Marine Corps Commemorated and Celebrated at Multiple Kentucky Events

Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, November 2010: Although 235 years have elapsed since the founding of the United States Marine Corps, those who have served, are serving, or have committed to serve, continue to celebrate this venerable anniversary in every clime and place worldwide. The traditions and customs of the Marine Corps in many ways define the Corps and set it apart from other military organizations.

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TIGERCOMP VIII Gunnery Competition 2010
Marine Corps Tank Detachment Hosts Corps Wide TIGERCOMP VIII Gunnery Competition at Fort Knox

Fort Knox; September 11, 2010:  Since 1996, the finest tank crews, representing each of the Marine Corps' three tank battalions, have converged on Fort Knox to compete for top honors during the TIGERCOMP VIII gunnery competition. It is the only event of its kind within the Department of Defense, which allows both active and reserve combat arms units to compete head-to-head for the distinction of being the top tank crew in the Marine Corps or Army.

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"Honor Flight" Homecoming 2010
Kentucky Marines Welcome Home World War II Veterans Following Nostalgic Excursion to Washington, DC

Louisville, Kentucky; June 26, 2010:  As darkness fell on the Louisville International Airport, thirty one (31) military veterans of World War II, accompanied by eleven (11) escort guardians, returned home from a nostalgic long overdue visit to our nation's capital and its magnificent war memorials.

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Patriots Peace Memorial Enshrinement 2010
Covington Marine Recruit Enshrined Memorial Day 2010 Patriots Peace Memorial

Louisville, Kentucky; May 31, 2010:  Each year on Memorial Day, military personnel with Kentucly connections, who have died in the line of duty but not as a result of hostile enemy actions, are remembered during ceremonies at the Patriots Peace Memorial (PPM), located on the banks of the Ohio River.  In witness to the inherent danger of military service, 434 members of all our armed forces have been enshrined at the PPM since its dedication on November 11, 2002.

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40th Higgins Memorial Mess Night 2010
Higgins Memorial Mess Night Celebrates 40th Year with Iwo Jima Medal of Honor Recipient and Veterans - “Among the Men Who Fought on Iwo Jima, Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue” Chester W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy, March 16, 1945

Lexington, Kentucky; May 8, 2010:  Marines from throughout Kentucky gathered at the Crowne Plaza Lexington (The Campbell House) to enjoy the traditions and camaraderie at 40th Annual Colonel William R. "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night, hosted by the Officer Selection Team (Lexington), Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (MCRSL).  Guest of Honor for the evening was Hershel "Woody" Williams, CWO-4, USMCR (Retired), recipient of our nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for heroic actions during the legendary World War II battle of Iwo Jima.

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LAFC "Patriot Award" 2010
Kentucky Based Marine Honored at Annual Armed Forces Day Dinner

Louisville, Kentucky; May 14, 2010:  Sergeant Joshua Orme, USMC, Inspector and Instructor Staff, Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, was honored with the Louisville Armed Forces Committee "Patriot Award" during its annual Armed Forces Day dinner at the Galt House Hotel and Suites.

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Recruiting Recognition Awards 2010
Marine Recruiters Recognized for Outstanding Performance of Duty

Lexington, Kentucky; January 22, 2010:  Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (MCRSL) routinely recognizes outstanding performance by individual recruiters on a quarterly basis through an incentive program instituted with funding from the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK).  Recently honored for the period October-December 2009, as the "Recruiter of the Quarter" was GySgt Timothy M. Taylor, USMC (Photograph).

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