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MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY RUN BEGINS WEEK OF CELEBRATIONS
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black led a motivational run on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Nov. 5. The run was held in celebration of the Marine Corps’ upcoming 244th birthday.
The Marines ran from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to the Marine Corps War Memorial where Berger and Black shared some motivation with the Marines.
The run began a week of celebration leading up to the birthday on Sunday.
“Having one day to celebrate the birthday is not good enough,” said the commandant. “We have to have a whole week.”
After the run, there was a moment of silence to honor all those who are forward deployed and all those that have come before them, as well as one final loud war cry that echoed across the base.