Marine Week Takes Over Cleveland June 11-17
Marine Week lands in the nation’s Rock and Roll capital, June 11-17, 2012. A celebration of community, country and Corps, Marine Week showcases the unique characteristics of America’s Corps through more than two dozen events.
Directly connecting the American public with hundreds of Marines, visitors have the opportunity to climb aboard state-of-the-art aircraft, including the MV-22 Osprey and the CH-53 Super Stallion, and ground equipment, including the M777 Howitzer or HMMWV. Plus, you can check out the latest military technology and combat weaponry, witness hand-to-hand martial arts and military working dog team demonstrations, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Corps Band. Throughout the week, Marines will be lending a hand to local communities through dozens of community service projects, including park and recreation center restorations.
The week culminates with a simulated full-scale combat demonstration, as the Marines highlight their unique capabilities to fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and at sea.
All events are free and open to the public. For the full Marine Week schedule, including dates and event locations visit www.marines.mil/marineweek. Follow Marine Week on Twitter @USMC (#MarineWeek) and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Marines.