Montford Point Marines Chapter 10

Montford Point Marines Chapter 10 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
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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.

Operating as usual

END OF AN ERA: Base wraps final edition of The Globe
09/04/2020
END OF AN ERA: Base wraps final edition of The Globe

END OF AN ERA: Base wraps final edition of The Globe

The last operating newspaper in the Marine Corps, The Globe, managed on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, delivers its final edition today, Sept. 3, 2020.

Montford Point Marines Chapter 10
08/31/2020

Montford Point Marines Chapter 10

As the 55th National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. 2020 Virtual Connection concludes, Chapter 10 Lejeune would...
08/30/2020

As the 55th National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. 2020 Virtual Connection concludes, Chapter 10 Lejeune would like to congratulate all of the awardees and Queen contestants. We look forward to an in-person convention in 2021.

08/30/2020

Congratulations Major James Capers, Jr.
On August 29, 2020, festivities begin with the Parade of Heroes, led by Grand Marshall James Capers, Jr., and ended with the unveiling of the three dimensional relief and plaques honoring The Major at the Memorial Park, Downtown Bishopville, SC.

Thanks to our Chapter 10 members who traveled to support this event.

Conducting the business of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. and Chapter 10 on this great Saturday mo...
08/29/2020

Conducting the business of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. and Chapter 10 on this great Saturday morning on our 55th National Convention 2020 Virtual Connection. #mpma10 #mpmacamplejeune10

Montford Point Marines honored on the 78th anniversary
08/27/2020
Montford Point Marines honored on the 78th anniversary

Montford Point Marines honored on the 78th anniversary

In June of 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order establishing the Fair Employment Practices Commission to aid in the prevention of discrimination against African Americans in

Everyone should exercise their right to vote! Ex-felons, after completing all the terms of your sentence (including paro...
08/21/2020

Everyone should exercise their right to vote!

Ex-felons, after completing all the terms of your sentence (including parole, probation, and restitution), you do not have to do anything to have your citizenship rights restored. Those rights are automatically restored (N.C. Gen. Stat. 13-1). Registering to vote, again or for the first time, is all you will need to do before voting in the county where you reside after your discharge. https://www.dconc.gov/home/showdocument?id=4102

08/17/2020

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

As students return to school, whether physically or virtually, the community is behind you and wishes you the very best this 2020-2021 school year.

One more day to pre-order.  Do not wait until Friday because last time we sold out QUICKLY! Contact me to purchase a pla...
07/30/2020

One more day to pre-order. Do not wait until Friday because last time we sold out QUICKLY! Contact me to purchase a plate or to make a donation.

MPMA Chapter 10 Queen Contest Fish Fry Fundraiser

$8.00 Plate includes fish, greens beans, potato salad, roll, and cake

Friday, July 31, 2020 from 11am-3pm (or until last plate is sold)

PRE-ORDERING AVAILABLE.

Order 5 or more plates and we can deliver locally.

Pick-up location will be 148 Brynn Marr Road. Jacksonville, NC

For pre-orders, donations, or for more information contact:
Nat 910-358-1303
Adam 910-554-0246

MPMA Chapter 10 Queen Contest Fish Fry Fundraiser

$8.00 Plate includes fish, greens beans, potato salad, roll, and cake

Friday, July 31, 2020 from 11am-3pm (or until last plate is sold)

PRE-ORDERING AVAILABLE.

Order 5 or more plates and we can deliver locally.

Pick-up location will be 148 Brynn Marr Road. Jacksonville, NC

For pre-orders, donations, or for more information contact:
Nat 910-358-1303
Adam 910-554-0246

Montford Point Marine Association Auxiliary Chapter 10 Lovietta Batts

MPMA Chapter 10 Queen Contest  Fish Fry Fundraiser$8.00 Plate includes fish, greens beans, potato salad, roll, and cakeF...
07/18/2020

MPMA Chapter 10 Queen Contest Fish Fry Fundraiser

$8.00 Plate includes fish, greens beans, potato salad, roll, and cake

Friday, July 31, 2020 from 11am-3pm (or until last plate is sold)

PRE-ORDERING AVAILABLE.

Order 5 or more plates and we can deliver locally.

Pick-up location will be 148 Brynn Marr Road. Jacksonville, NC

For pre-orders, donations, or for more information contact:
Nat 910-358-1303
Adam 910-554-0246

Montford Point Marine Association Auxiliary Chapter 10 Lovietta Batts

Please see flyer for Golf Tournament information.Reminder: Registration deadline is August 14, 2020 and the Tournament d...
07/18/2020

Please see flyer for Golf Tournament information.

Reminder: Registration deadline is August 14, 2020 and the Tournament date is August 21, 2020.

Note: No personal coolers or beverages allowed

For registration information or sponsorship options contact:
Mr. Johnnie Oliphant 910-330-4529 or email [email protected]
Mr. Johnny Young 910-330-3938
Mr. John Tate 910-330-3744
Mr. Leroy Chevis 910-381-3067

Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dies
07/18/2020
Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dies

Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dies

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the renowned civil rights leader who served as a symbol of the movement throughout his more than three decades in Congress, died Friday at the age of 80.

Please support...Not a Lou Rawls telethon but in my opinion... even better... Southern Soul virtual fundraiser.  Donatio...
07/17/2020

Please support...
Not a Lou Rawls telethon but in my opinion... even better... Southern Soul virtual fundraiser. Donations accept through facebook donations or cashapp. See flyer for more information.

It’s going down tonight 8-10 pm est. Friday night fish fry fundraiser. Be grown or be gone. Hann

This Friday Chapter 10's Queen Virtual Fundraiser
07/16/2020

This Friday Chapter 10's Queen Virtual Fundraiser

This Friday....

Thank You National Monument Director, Hall of Famer, and Chapter 10 Lifetime Member CWO5 Houston Shinal
06/21/2020
Montford Point Marine Association veteran looks back, eyes future on Juneteenth

Thank You National Monument Director, Hall of Famer, and Chapter 10 Lifetime Member CWO5 Houston Shinal

Friday commemorates Juneteenth, a day in which the last enslaved people learned they were free in Texas in 1865. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery, but it was not until 1942 that African Americans could serve in the Marine Corps. Houston Shinal is Marine Corps veteran and member of the Montfo...

06/20/2020

MPMA Chapter 10 & Queen would like to thank you for your continued support. This event was sold out before we could even get it started. Continue to follow us as we are in the planning phase for future fundraisers.

Also, thank you to Chapter 10 Association members and Montford Point Marine Association Auxiliary Chapter 10 for your hard work and support every time.

If you were unable to attend this event but would still like to support the Queen Contest & scholarship fundraiser, you can donate via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/donate/279351646435089/

Thank You

WWII veteran Jonas Bender, one of first black US Marines, dies at 94
06/06/2020
WWII veteran Jonas Bender, one of first black US Marines, dies at 94

WWII veteran Jonas Bender, one of first black US Marines, dies at 94

A visitation will be held today for World War II veteran Jonas Bender who was one of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines. "At the time of his draft, the Marine Corps was an unequal and segregated institution," according to his obituary. "He trained at the segregated Montford Point i...

MPMA Camp Lejeune Chapter #10 remembers all of those who came before us and paved the way.  We honor you all and we will...
05/25/2020

MPMA Camp Lejeune Chapter #10 remembers all of those who came before us and paved the way. We honor you all and we will always remember! Semper Fi!

05/20/2020
Please join us in wishing an Original Montford Pointer and member of Camp Lejeune Chapter #10, Mr Norman Preston, a Happ...
05/11/2020

Please join us in wishing an Original Montford Pointer and member of Camp Lejeune Chapter #10, Mr Norman Preston, a Happy 98th Birthday today. Semper Fi Marine.

Montford Point Marine Association Auxiliary Chapter 10

Repost: Another Montford Point Marine has earned his wings. Rest easy Marine!
05/09/2020
Raymond Elgie Wise

Repost: Another Montford Point Marine has earned his wings. Rest easy Marine!

CARBONDALE — Raymond Elgie Wise "Gunner," 85, of Carbondale, entered into rest on April 30, 2020, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
05/07/2020

AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy

"Unlike the Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen, the Montford Point Marines are a little known part of our history. The group emerged from a 1942 directive from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the military to begin recruiting African Americans. The Marine Corps was the last to comply, and instead of sending the new recruits to San Diego or Camp Parris, South Carolina, the only two camps designated for training at that time, they were shipped to Montford Point in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

From 1942 to 1949, approximately 20,000 African American Marines did their basic training there, barred from even visiting Camp Lejeune unless accompanied by a white Marine. They became trailblazers, with their contribution to American history marred only by how they were treated."

Read more: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/feb/03/presence-greatness-montford-point-marines-jackson-/

Making a difference in the community!!!
05/04/2020

Making a difference in the community!!!

What an amazing community we live in!! Thank you Montford Point Marines Chapter 10 and Major USMC Retired James Capers Jr. for your generous donation to our CHEW Program!! We are so blessed.

""Happy Birthday To Original Montford Pointer Rev. Wortham Fears 95 on May 10th. National Montford Point Marine Associat...
04/29/2020

""Happy Birthday To Original Montford Pointer Rev. Wortham Fears 95 on May 10th. National Montford Point Marine AssociationInc. Los Angeles Chapter #8 ""Semper Fi"" Happy Birthday"" Marine"". Posted by L E. Michael Johnson

Blacks in Baseball
04/29/2020

Blacks in Baseball

March 1943. "Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200-square-mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, North Carolina.

Click Link https://amzn.to/383h53R to Order or Review The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines

Bored with nothing to do? How about a self guided tour (with social distancing) through the Memorial Gardens and be sure...
03/31/2020
National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. - Memorial

Bored with nothing to do? How about a self guided tour (with social distancing) through the Memorial Gardens and be sure to visit the Montford Point Marines Memorial.

The Montford Point Marines Memorial is dedicated to the legacy of nearly 20,000 African-Americans who served in the Marine Corps from 1942 - 1949, but trained in a segregated training facility know as Montford Point Camp, Jacksonville, NC. The memorial tells the story through architecture and sculpture.

For more information about the local chapter, Camp Lejeune Chapter #10 and Membership visit https://mpmalejeune10.org/ or inbox us here.

Thank you and we honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
03/29/2020

Thank you and we honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

03/27/2020

NC Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 0121: Stay at Home Order and Strategic Directions. This order also prohibits mass gatherings of 10 or more people in the same room and reminds everyone to practice social distancing. This Executive Order shall remain in effect for thirty days from March 30th unless, repealed, replaced, or rescinded. (This information was retrieved from actual executive order dated March 27, 2020 from the NC Governor's website)

We encourage everyone to adhere to all orders and if you do have to go out to limit movement from place to place. We hope everyone continue to be safe out there and when you can, check on others.

03/25/2020
CDC

Practice the basic steps / foundation of healthy living...

We hope everyone are in good health, prepared, pray for all, and checking on others during this pandemic.

We look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces soon.

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

• Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
• Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
• Stay home if you’re sick
• Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at www.coronavirus.gov

03/17/2020

From the desk of Chapter 10's President Johnny B. Young and with the guidance of State, local, & Chapter officials:

As we continue to monitor the ongoing development and changes due to the Cornavirus Disease (COVID-19), all Chapter 10's operations are suspended until further notice.

This include but not limited to Member's Night, March Joint Meeting, Social Hour, and Friday Night Party.

Continue to follow this page and website mpmalejeune10.org for updated information

There is still time for Onslow County High School students to submit an application.
03/04/2020

There is still time for Onslow County High School students to submit an application.

02/23/2020

We would like to thank everyone in attendance at our 32nd Heritage Dinner Dance for not only helping us to celebrate our heritage, but also our Original Montford Point Marines.

Thank you to the Heritage Committee, Mistress of Ceremony Tiffani Lassiter, Guest Speaker Carmen E Cole National President of MPMA, DJ Smash Shay, and all special guests.

Photos can be emailed to [email protected] to be shared on our website and social media. www.mpmalejeune10.org

Thank You
MPMA Camp Lejeune #10

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Jacksonville, NC
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