The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit Veterans organization, established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949, at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina
The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit Veterans organization, established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949, at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina. Montford Point Marine Association also consists of a Ladies Auxiliary. Membership in the Ladies Auxiliary is open to wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers of members or former members of the United States Armed Forces. The purpose of the Association is to support educational assistance programs, veterans programs, and promotion of community services. Throughout the year, the Association is busy with activities that create camaraderie, goodwill, and esprit de corps, both locally and nationally.
Today we celebrated the life of Original Montford Point Marine Manny James Maxwell.
Friday Nights are back at The Point!
Every Friday 9pm-2am
25+ and MUST have ID
FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE
Back to normal hours and no alcohol curfew.
Still limited capacity and CDC recommended guidelines.
Montford Point Marine Association Auxiliary Chapter 10
Female ‘Master Guns’ rises through the ranks despite odds
Master Gunnery Sgt. Rongalett Green’s passion to serve others and determination was the catalyst that propelled her from a troubled past to leadership and success in the Marine Corps.Green,
Camp Lejeune Marine awarded highest noncombat medal for rescuing 10-year-old boy from ocean rip current
The Marine was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroic acts from 2019.
Doors open tonight 8pm-12a
REMINDER ALCOHOL SALES STOP 11PM
Age 25+ must have ID
Temp check and sign in required as well
MCRD Parris Island Recruit Families
Fox & Oscar Company March from Crucible and EGA Ceremony
These images are a small un-edited sampling of photographs/video taken of your recruit’s boot camp journey. These images and thousands more can be viewed by ordering the photo disk at the link provided below. Questions regarding these images or the photo disk can be addressed to Recruit Services at [email protected].
Order your disc today and it will ship on graduation day.
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Wednesday nights are Members Night at The Point. We appreciate all family and friends that come out to support! Tonight was epic and we thank you.
Side note... QUEEN CONTEST in progress. all monetary donations welcomed. Inbox for more information
My name is Lovietta Batts-Herring, the granddaughter of Original Montford Point Marine Master Sergeant Adner Batts, Jr., and I am a lifetime member of NMPMA Chapter #10 Lejeune Auxiliary. As the reigning Chapter #10 Queen and National 1st Runner-up Queen, I am honored to be running for the Chapter#10 Queen for 2021. And with your help, bring the National Queen title back to Lejeune.
The NMPMA is currently having their 2021 Queen’s Contest fundraiser in which all proceeds will support Veteran Program Funds/Scholarship Program. We really need your support this year and all monetary donations will be accepted. This fundraiser will end July 01, 2021.
You can send a tax-deductible donation by using one of the following options:
1. Check/money order payable to Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) Chapter #10 and be sure to note 2021 Queen Contest in the memo section. Mail your donation to NMPMA Chapter #10, Attn: Lovietta Batts-Herring, 148 Brynn Marr Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546.
2. Gofundme: https://gofund.me/39eb2458
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your support in making this 2021 Queen Contest and fundraiser a success. For more information, you can email me at [email protected] #veterans #nonprofit #military #onslowcounty #nmpma10 #Queen #fundraiser #camplejeune #nmpmachapter10 #nmpmalejeune10 #nmpmachapter10queen #nmpma10
My name is Lovietta Batts-Herring, the granddaughter of Original Montfor… Adam Herring needs your support for Lovietta Batts-Herring MPMA #10 Queen Fundraiser
This month JOEMC is honored to feature the Montford Point Marine Association in our Power of
Community series. The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit Veterans organization
established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina. The group
supports educational assistance programs, veterans programs, and promotions of community services.
Take a moment to visit their website to learn the history of this remarkable group, make a donation and see how you can get involved. http://www.mpmalejeune10.org/
PEOPLE FOCUSED. COMMUNITY DRIVEN. That’s Our Co-op!
As we continue to monitor the ongoing developments and changes of the Cornavirus Disease (COVID-19), Chapter #10 will slowly resume operations with some adjustments.
Our Friday Night Party will begin March 12th from 8pm-12am. Come on out and enjoy some good music with a drink or two. Whether it is after work or pre-gaming for your evening activities, stop in and kick it with us.
Masks, valid ID, and temperature checks are required. Seating is available and alcohol sales will STOP at 11pm per NC Governor's Executive Orders. Limited capacity for Friday Nights and building rentals.
MPMA Oceanside Chapter 44
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Original Montford Point Marine and Oceanside Chapter 44 member GySgt (ret.) Robert L. Moore. GySgt Moore went home February 25, 2021. GySgt Moore landed at Camp Montford Point October 31, 1946. He served in Korea and Vietnam retiring in July 1972 at Camp Pendleton, then retired civilian service at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital after 20+ years. The City of Oceanside celebrated his 90th Birthday in 2019.
The impact of the Montford Point Marines during segregation
Montford Point was a unit of the Marine Corps; the first segregated basic training camp in North Carolina established in 1942.
The lives of these Marines and pro baseball players, who witnessed flag-raising at Iwo Jima, were shaped by their service in the Corps
Marine Corps veterans Bill Greason and Wayne
Congratulations Chapter #10 Lifetime Member Ret. CWO3 Gatewood
Monday's Home of the Brave Hero is 20-year Marine Corps veteran Gail Gatewood. She is a retired Chief Warrant Officer 3. Do you have a Home of the Brave Hero you're proud of? Share their photo with us HERE.
February 23, 1945
Camp Lejeune Chapter #10 would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Like and share our page. Follow us for upcoming fundraisers and events.
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U.S. Marine Corps
"There was no black, no white. That meant you were a United States Marine."
On and off the battlefield, the stories of Montford Point Marines like Master Gunnery Sgt. John Spencer define honor, courage and commitment. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Tyler Abbott)
Montford Point National President
Happy Valentines Day to our Montford Point Marines!
Preserving the legacy of the Montford Point Marines
Chief Warrant Officer Five Huston Shinal stands tall on the legacy thousands of Marines built before him.
Local veteran fears history of Montford Point Marines could fade
As many of the first Black Marines at Montford Point age into their hundreds, Carmen Cole fears their history has not been told nor read by enough people to stay afloat in years to come. Cole is the president of the National Montford Point Marine Association and served at Camp Johnson and Camp Lejeu...
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of NMPMA Chapter #10 Lifetime Member and Retired Sgt. Major Henry Davis on February 7, 2021.
Sgt. Major Henry Lee Davis USMC (Ret), age 81, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Public viewing will be held from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Saunders Funeral Home, 210 Bell Fork Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28540.
A celebration of Mr. Davis' life will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 12, 2021 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 153 Broadhurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Interment will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
View Obituary online at https://www.saundersfh.com/obituaries/Sgt-Major-Henry-L-Davis-USMC-Ret?obId=19927951#/obituaryInfo
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For Subscribers: The Montford Point Marines endured hardships to help pave the way for future Black Marines and the desegregation of the military.
Black History Month / Super Bowl Sunday: One of the first African American college football stars, Kenny Washington was one of two Black athletes to reintegrate the NFL in 1946.
Credit: Biography.com and NFL
Kenny Washington didn't achieve the accolades of Jackie Robinson, but holds the distinction of being the NFL's first African-American player in the modern er...
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USNS Montford Point Takes On Legacy, Leads New Class of Navy Ships
Credit: AiirSource Military
United States Naval Ship Montford Point T-MLP-1(Mobile Landing Platforms) was christened by Jackie Bolden, wife of retired Marine Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, t...
Black History Month: Sergeant Major Gilbert "Hashmark" Johnson
"Throughout his Marine Corps career Johnson provided leadership to his younger and less experienced comrades. It was at Montford Point he was given the name "Hashmark," because of his age and many years of service.
In 1943, he was among the first black men to be trained as Marine drill instructors. He also served as field sergeant in charge of all recruit training at Montford Point. As a member of the 52d Defense Battalion on Guam in World War II, "Hashmark" asked that black Marines be assigned to combat patrols from which they were currently exempt. Once approved, he personally led 25 combat patrols.
Johnson later served in Korea with the 1st Shore Party Battalion, then later with 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, and finally as administrative advisor at the Headquarters of the Korean Marine Corps. Asked if he had experienced any problems as a senior black NCO serving in predominantly white units, Johnson characteristically said "I didn't encounter any difficulty. I accepted each individual for what he was and apparently they accepted me for what I was."
Johnson went on to become one of the first black sergeants major in the Marine Corps. Sergeant Major Johnson transferred to the Fleet Marine Force Reserve in 1957 and retired in 1959.
On 19 April 1974, the Montford Point facility at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was dedicated as Camp Gilbert H. Johnson, Montford Point, Camp Lejeune, in honor of this outstanding Marine. "
Black History Month: The men of the 51st distinguished themselves as the finest artillery gunners in the Marine Corps, breaking almost every accuracy record in training. Unfortunately, discrimination towards African American fighting abilities still existed and when shipped to the Pacific, the 51st and 52nd were posted to outlying islands away from the primary action. The only Montford Marines to see action, and record casualties, were the Ammunition and Depot Companies in Saipan, Guam, and Peleliu.
Marine Forces Special Operations Command
U.S. Special Operations pioneer and Raider legend, Major Jim Capers - the story of our heritage would be incomplete without acknowledging what Major Capers has contributed to the community.
Major Capers is the Marine Corps’ first black special operator, a member of the inaugural class of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Commando Hall of Honor, recipient of a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars with “V” for valor, and three Purple Hearts. Most notably for his time in Vietnam, he is one of the most decorated Marines in Raider history. He became the first African American to command a Marine Reconnaissance company and to receive a battlefield commission.
#MontfordPoint #Recon #Vietnam #BlackHistoryMonth #MARSOC #MarineRaider #AlwaysFaithful #AlwaysForward #USMC #Raider
NMPMA Chapter #5 Atlanta's Annual Golf Tournament
Update: Annual Golf Event: Friday, April 23, 2021!
Black History Month: Corps' first black drum major remembered
A local trailblazer is being remembered for pushing through adversity, despite racial barriers facing the nation in his youth. Retired Gunnery Sgt. James
Marine Corps Base Quantico
February is African American/Black History Month, a time during which we honor the many contributions made to our country by African Americans. The commemoration continues the tradition of excellence started by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, by honoring the men and women who have played a vital role in the history of our nation.
Learn more about this years theme, The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, by visiting https://asalh.org/black-history-themes/
#BlackHistoryMonth @ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Video by Charles Wolf
Black History Month: African American Heroism in the Military
Dating all the way back to the American Revolution, African Americans have played key roles in the history (and success) of the U.S. military. Profiled are some notable African Americans and their achievements, as well as milestones in the integration of Black Americans in the U.S. military.
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