Jan. 2012 - Special Notices

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Fundraiser

Over 90 years ago, in 1914, the Washington auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society held its first “Ball.” Since its inception in 1914, the Navy-Marine Corps Ball has raised millions of dollars for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Funds provided by the Navy-Marine Corps Ball have helped millions of sailors, Marines, and their families with financial assistance for emergency aid, education, visiting nurses services, and other vital assistance at home and abroad.

The 2012 Navy-Marine Corps Ball will be held on Saturday, 24 March, at the Washington Hilton. For more information about attending the ball and/or making a donation to NMCRS, visit the NMCRS website at www.nmcrs.org. If you are interested in tickets for the ball, call the Navy-Marine Corps Ball Committee office at 202–889–8112/3, or e-mail navmcball@aol.com.

Operation SHUFLY Commemoration

The Division of Public Affairs (DivPA), Headquarters Marine Corps, is currently organizing a series of commemorative events in honor of the 50th anniversary of Operation SHUFLY, the first U.S. Marine Corps engagement in combat operations leading to the Vietnam War. If you served in one of the squadrons listed below as part of this operation, DivPA is interested in speaking with you to discuss your possible participation in a commemorative event in 2012. Interested Marines should contact Jeanette Casselano at 703–614–1034 or jeanette.casselano.ctr@usmc.mil.

          Marine Corps Squadron        Time of Rotation
          MABS–16, Sub Unit 2           9 Apr 1962–30 Nov 1964
          HMM–362                            9 Apr 1962–31 Jul 1962
          HMM–163                            1 Aug 1962–11 Jan 1963
          HMM–162                            12 Jan–6 Jun 1963, 1 Jul–7 Oct 1964
          HMM–261                            7 Jun 1963–30 Sep 1963
          HMM–361                            1 Oct 1963–31 Jan 1964
          HMM–364                            1 Feb 1964–30 Jun 1964
          HMM–365                            8 Oct 1964–30 Nov 1964


Maj Bradford Carr’s unit was incorrectly identified in the December issue of the MCG, p. 51. Maj Carr is the CO, II MEF Force Reconnaissance Company.