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It’s that time of the year again. Marine Week is here. The Marine Corps’ annual traveling exhibit of all things leatherneck set up shop in Cleveland this year, and will call Ohio home for the week. There’s a variety of exhibits, concerts and volunteer events, as this listing outlines. Marines from Ohio have a rich history in the Corps. Cleveland alone has yielded five Medal of Honor recipients, Marine officials said. Third Battalion, 25th Marines, out of Cleveland, also contributed heavily during the Iraq war. The Corps will push out content about Marine Week this week on Twitter using the…

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World will showcase the Marine Corps next summer. Cleveland, Ohio, has been selected as the next site for Marine Week, the Corps’ annual community outreach event, Marine officials announced today. It will be held from June 11 to 17, include demonstrations of military equipment and training and conclude with a “full-scale combat demonstration,” assumedly involving nearby Lake Erie. The Corps already has launched a promotional website here featuring this video: Some of the Corps’ history in Cleveland is available here.

Marine Week wraps up in St. Louis on Sunday, so it seemed like a good time to play catch-up on what’s going on in the Gateway City. In this video, filmed near the famous Gateway Arch, Marines demonstrate a special patrol insertion/extraction. They take off with a CH-46 helicopter from a helipad on the Mississippi River, providng a pretty sweet aerial view of the city from Cpl. A.J. Lugo’s helmet camera: In another highlight, Cpl. Justin McLoud threw the opening pitch before the Cardinals game Wednesday night. Other events this weekend include martial arts demonstrations, military working dog exhibitions and…

At this point, Marine Week St. Louis is well underway. Leathernecks are out and about in the Gateway City, promoting the Marine Corps’ values, performing community service and answering questions about the military. All should be right with the world. Unfortunately, there’s a public relations snag today. Lt. Col. Shane Tomko, commander of the task force leading Marine Week, performed an on-air interview last night during a Phillies-Cardinals game. An apparent die-hard Cards fan, the salty head of 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, out of St. Louis, made an observation about Phillies ace pitcher Roy Halladay that has blown up the…

Never let it be said that the Marine Corps doesn’t know how to promote an event. Months before the Corps rolls into the proud city of St. Louis for its annual Marine Week event, it’s already drumming up support for it. The latest outreach effort is a slick video that features old combat footage, running cadences and a movie-like music score. “After this summer the city of St. Louis will never be the same.” That sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it’s still a pretty sweet video.

Two years ago, the Marine Corps decided to hold a new event to showcase its self to the American people: Marine Week. Since Marine Corps Times first broke news of that decision in February 2009, the Corps has has held successful events in Chicago and Boston, developing innovative ways to incorporate itself into some of the U.S.’s most bustling and historic cities. Today, the Corps announced formally that Marine Week 2011 will be held in St. Louis. It’s something Marine officials had suggested previously, but the formal announcement posted on YouTube is still pretty compelling: The Corps already has launched…

St. Louis looks to be the frontrunner to serve as host of next year’s Marine Week. “We’re looking at St Louis, but it’s not official,” said Lt. Col. Peter Conlan, who is heading Marine Week planning through the Marine Corps Division of Public Affairs. Historically, Marine Week has occurred in May. Chicago hosted the first year, in 2009, and Boston hosted this year. Dates have not been set for Marine Week 2011, Conlan said. “The City of St. Louis would be a proud, hospitable location for Marine Week 2011,” Mayor Francis G. Slay told Marine Corps Times via e-mail. St.…

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