Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sgt. Jason Michael Simms, Delta Co. 3rd PLT., 2LAR awarded Dickies American Hero award

From the Daily Times News: "Retired Marine Sgt. Jason Michael Simms,  a member of Delta Company, Third Platoon, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance,  Haverford native who was critically injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq in 2004 as  a member of Delta Company, Third Platoon, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance, will be awarded $25,000 Tuesday as the winner of the Dickies American Hero of the Year Contest during a ceremony at Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Retired Major Jennifer Marino meets with Gold Star families across America

Retired Marine Major Jennifer Marino (third from the right) poses for a picture with a gold star family and supporters, along with Lt. Col. Patrick Keane, the commanding officer of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Oct. 22, 2013. Marino rode a bicycle across the country to meet with gold star families about loved ones the families lost in the military. photo LCpl. Scott Whiting

3LAR at Pioneer Days Celebration

Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion drive a Light Armored Vehicle down Adobe Road during the 77th annual Pioneer Days parade Oct. 19, 2013.  Photo LCpl.  Pioneer Days celebration began Oct. 17 and lasted till Sunday.  Photo LCpl Alejandro Bedoya

The multi-day event consisted of a parade, a carnival, a pancake breakfast hosted by the Twentynine Palms fire department, a chili dinner, a K-9 demonstration by the Combat Center’s military police dog handlers and a static display by the explosive ordnance disposal unit.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The CMC presents Staff Sgt. Jon E. Osborn, acting first sergeant Delta Co., 2nd LAR, with Bestwick Award

General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, presents the Sgt. Maj. Wilber Bestwick Award to Staff Sgt. Jon E. Osborn, acting first sergeant, Delta Co., 2nd LAR  for his contributions to Delta Co. combat readiness, Sept. 25, 2013.  Osborn has worked tirelessly to keep his unit combat ready.  The Bestwick Award is named for the first Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and is  given to an enlisted Marine in  ground combat  operating forces who has made an outstanding contribution to increased combat readiness.  (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl Sonia N. Rodriguez)

Monday, October 07, 2013

30th Anniversary Celebration for 2D LAV, LAI, LAR BN-- AUG 2014

The Destroyers Chapter will be celebrating 30 years of the battalions history  August 5th-9th, 2014 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC in conjunction with the 2D Marine Division Associations 65th Annual Reunion. 

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