Marine Corps Installations Command

Marine Corps Installations Command This is the official page of Marine Corps Installations Command. The command exercises command and control of Marine Corps Installations in four Regions.

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03/26/2021

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GOING GREEN: The aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, used in Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Fire & Emergency Services’ trucks, until recently, had an unknown amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. This presented a possible health risk.

Efforts were put in motion to replace the existing foam with something greener. The fire trucks now have an AFFF containing less than 3% of the product.

The entire class of approximately 600 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are commonly known as PFAS. The Department of Defense began using AFFF containing perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, and in some formulations perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, in the 1970s. Both are two chemicals in the larger PFAS class.

AFFF is mission-critical because it quickly extinguishes petroleum-based fires.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3rmKXRJ

Today MCICOM recognizes selfless service. 🏅The Medal of Honor is given for heroism in action against the enemy. Establis...
03/25/2021

Today MCICOM recognizes selfless service. 🏅

The Medal of Honor is given for heroism in action against the enemy. Established in 1862 during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor is the highest award for military members and is granted with dignity and respect. We salute our Medal of Honor recipients today and every day.

Do you plan on running the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in May?It’s not too late to register for this and other v...
03/23/2021
Historic Half

Do you plan on running the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in May?

It’s not too late to register for this and other virtual Marine Corps Marathon races.

https://www.marinemarathon.com/events/historic-half

Great medal + Amazing crowds + Terrific weekend getaway + the Marines=an Instant Running Favorite. The Marine Corps Historic Half features colonial sites, a quaint downtown and the now famous Hospital Hill.

03/23/2021

"Women's History Month is a nod to those who have gone before us that have paved the way for us, who went through things that we will never have to go through because they took a stance, fought through adversity and made their presence known."

- Capt. Jessica De Maria, Bravo Company Commander, Headquarters and Support Battalion, MCIPAC

📹 Pfc. Faith Rose

From 1990-1991, nearly 1,000 women Marines were deployed in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Today, many women...
03/19/2021

From 1990-1991, nearly 1,000 women Marines were deployed in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Today, many women continue to answer the call to protect the U.S. against both foreign and domestic threats while honoring the legacy of the early trailblazers.

Learn more about women's history in the Marine Corps here:https://www.usmcmuseum.com/uploads/6/0/3/6/60364049/nmmc_special_topic-women_marines.pdf

#WomensHistoryMonth #MarineCorpsHistory

MCICOM wishes you a happy and safe Saint Patrick's Day!Sláinte!
03/17/2021

MCICOM wishes you a happy and safe Saint Patrick's Day!

Sláinte!

Don’t let colder temperatures keep you from training!Check out these indoor workouts for runners and keep an eye out for...
03/16/2021
​5 Indoor Winter Workouts for Runners - Marine Corps Marathon

Don’t let colder temperatures keep you from training!

Check out these indoor workouts for runners and keep an eye out for Marine Corps Marathon events in your area.

https://www.marinemarathon.com/blog/5-indoor-winter-workouts-for-runners

Whether you’re facing logistical or motivational challenges, winter weather doesn’t have to derail your training. In fact, this is the perfect time to swap out some miles for one or more cross-training activities to get faster, stronger and endure longer in your running.

The American Legion National Headquarters celebrates 102 years of excellence!Throughout the years, the American Legion h...
03/15/2021

The American Legion National Headquarters celebrates 102 years of excellence!

Throughout the years, the American Legion has been dedicated to serving wartime veterans. They also promote national security, patriotism and dedication to service.

To learn more about the American Legion, check out https://www.legion.org/mission

📷 Sgt. Christina Oneil

K9 Veterans Day, a day to respect and reflect on the impact military working dogs have in protecting both our service me...
03/13/2021

K9 Veterans Day, a day to respect and reflect on the impact military working dogs have in protecting both our service members and our nation!

📷 Staff Sgt. Caitlin Brink

Suns out, guns out! Marines, don't be the one who is unprepared.Sleeves up on March 14.#DontBeTheOne
03/12/2021

Suns out, guns out! Marines, don't be the one who is unprepared.

Sleeves up on March 14.

#DontBeTheOne

In June 1948, women were permanently allowed to serve in all branches of the U.S. military with the signing of the Women...
03/10/2021

In June 1948, women were permanently allowed to serve in all branches of the U.S. military with the signing of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act.

Shortly after, close to 2,800 women Marines served in the Korean War from 1950-1953.

Learn more:https://www.usmcmuseum.com/uploads/6/0/3/6/60364049/nmmc_special_topic-women_marines.pdf

#WomensHistoryMonth #MarineCorpsHistory

President Roosevelt approved the formation of the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve in November 1942 in response to the ...
03/09/2021

President Roosevelt approved the formation of the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve in November 1942 in response to the high personnel demands in the Pacific during World War II.

Learn more from the National Museum of the Marine Corps here: http://spr.ly/6182HlLUj

#WomensHistoryMonth #MarineCorpsHistory

03/08/2021
Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune

Accomplished women of MCB Camp Lejeune discuss their Marine Corps experiences.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Makayla Mack)

Headquarters & Support Battalion - Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Installations Command #InternationalWomensDay #WomensHistoryMonth #WeAreMarines

The #COVID19 vaccine was created to protect you and those around you. Distribution phases have been introduced to target...
03/08/2021

The #COVID19 vaccine was created to protect you and those around you. Distribution phases have been introduced to target at-risk people; however, getting vaccinated is a shared responsibility by all. Do your part by getting vaccinated when the opportunity is presented to help #StopTheSpread.

Learn more: https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/how-do-vaccines-work

The #COVID19 vaccine went through the same demanding layers of testing as all other vaccines. The vaccine received exten...
03/05/2021

The #COVID19 vaccine went through the same demanding layers of testing as all other vaccines. The vaccine received extensive funding, manufacturing and distribution due to the pandemic and risks at hand. During this process, the FDA found that the benefits were invaluable and found the vaccine to be safe and effective.

Visit the FDA at https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics to learn more!

03/02/2021
MCICOM Celebrates Diversity in the Corps

"I'm grateful that we live in a country where we can recognize the contributions of all cultures who have pushed greatness forward to the success and defense of our country."

Col Carroll, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3/5, MCICOM, speaks on his time in the Marine Corps and what diversity means to him.

In 1918 Opha May Johnson became the first woman Marine. To this day, her legacy inspires women to continue making histor...
03/01/2021
Marine Corps Celebrates Women’s History Month

In 1918 Opha May Johnson became the first woman Marine. To this day, her legacy inspires women to continue making history within the Marine Corps by breaking barriers and accomplishing things once considered impossible!

Read about women's history in the U.S. Marine Corps here: https://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/2099627/marine-corps-celebrates-womens-history-month/

#WomensHistoryMonth #MarineCorpsHistory

The story of women in the Marine Corps dates back to 1918 with the enlistment of the first female Marine. Opha May Johnson’s service was the first chapter. Over 100 years later, the story builds as

Focusing on your heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increase...
02/27/2021

Focusing on your heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Make heart health a part of your daily routine.

Meet Frank Peterson!Peterson flew in over 350 combat missions, tallying over 4,000 hours in various fighter aircrafts. H...
02/24/2021

Meet Frank Peterson!

Peterson flew in over 350 combat missions, tallying over 4,000 hours in various fighter aircrafts. He became the first African American to command a Marine Fighter Squadron, Marine Aircraft Group and Marine Aircraft Wing. In 1979, he also became the first African American Marine Corps General and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his time as Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Va. from 1986 to 1988.

Learn about other African Americans who made history in the military: https://www.military.com/history/african-american-heroism-in-the-military

02/22/2021
Black History Month Facebook 2.mp4

On June 1, 1942, the history of the Marine Corps was forever changed when the first class of black recruits arrived at Montford Point, N.C. near Camp Lejeune to join the 51st and 52nd Composite Defense Battalions.

While initially met with bitter discrimination, these 1,200 men quickly distinguished themselves as some of the finest artillary men in the Marine Corps, and over the years, the over 20,000 Montford Point Marines made significant contributions in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War.

📹 Cpl. Kevin Crist

Don't skip a beat - be aware of the major symptoms of a heart attack ❤️- Chest pain or discomfort.- Feeling weak, light-...
02/19/2021

Don't skip a beat - be aware of the major symptoms of a heart attack ❤️

- Chest pain or discomfort.
- Feeling weak, light-headed or faint.
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back.
- Shortness of breath.
- Pain or discomfort in one or both arms or shoulders.

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you notice any of the above symptoms of a heart attack!

To learn more about how to prevent heart disease and heart attacks, check out: https://bit.ly/393Sgrv

Did you know that Presidents' Day never actually falls on a President's birthday? Their birthdays are either too early o...
02/15/2021

Did you know that Presidents' Day never actually falls on a President's birthday?

Their birthdays are either too early or too late, which is why it is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

We will be livestreaming the MCICOM Town Hall this morning at 10 EST! If you have any questions for MCICOM Commander, Ma...
02/12/2021

We will be livestreaming the MCICOM Town Hall this morning at 10 EST! If you have any questions for MCICOM Commander, Major General Banta, please either leave them in the comments or send us a direct message. All questions addressed during the livestream will not include the name of the submitter.

02/10/2021

Join us for a town hall on February 12, hosted by Major General Banta to discuss pertinent topics for the Command such as the COVID-19 vaccine, command climate survey, and key priorities for the year.

Living a life of dedicated service has become a family tradition in the Bolden family.MajGen Charles Bolden forged a leg...
02/09/2021

Living a life of dedicated service has become a family tradition in the Bolden family.

MajGen Charles Bolden forged a legacy in the Marines, spending 14 years as a NASA astronaut with 4 space shuttle missions under his belt. He then served under President Obama as the Administrator of NASA. His son, Col. Anthony "Ché" Bolden followed in his father's footsteps by proudly serving in the Marine Corps for 26 years.

With over 60 years of combined military service, both MajGen Bolden (Retired) and Col. Bolden (Retired) have made a significant impact on the Marine Corps and for that, we thank them! 👏

To learn more about the Bolden family legacy, visit https://bit.ly/3p2eTCc.

📷 Andrew Milner

Many Veterans have played in the @NFL Super Bowl, Mike Anderson being one of them. In the Marine Corps he was a Lance Co...
02/07/2021

Many Veterans have played in the @NFL Super Bowl, Mike Anderson being one of them. In the Marine Corps he was a Lance Corporal, working as a communicator in an Artillery Battery.

Meet Annie Graham!In 1942, Graham became the first African American women to enlist in the Marine Corps. On September 10...
02/05/2021

Meet Annie Graham!

In 1942, Graham became the first African American women to enlist in the Marine Corps. On September 10, 1949, Graham and Ann Lamb, the second African American woman to enlist, reported for training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. From the beginning, training and housing of African American women Marines was completely integrated.

Learn more: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/News/News-Article-Display/Article/536103/african-american-female-marines-struggled-in-the-fight-against-segregation/

📷 National Archives

Marine Corps Installations Command's cover photo
02/04/2021

Marine Corps Installations Command's cover photo

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