The MCA&F Hosts Social Event for Bravo Company, TBS

On 14 February 2011, The Marine Corps Association & Foundation hosted a social event welcoming The Bravo Company, TBS Lieutenants to Quantico and to the Corps. MCA&F staff members and about 300 Second Lieutenant’s gathered together in O’Bannon Hall...

On 14 February 2011, The Marine Corps Association & Foundation hosted a social event welcoming The Bravo Company, TBS Lieutenants to Quantico and to the Corps. MCA&F staff members and about 300 Second Lieutenant’s gathered together in O’Bannon Hall for several hours of conviviality and camaraderie.

Prior to the social gathering, in one of TBS classrooms, Marine Corps Gazette Editor, Colonel John Keenan USMC (Ret) briefed the students and staff about MCA&F’s Membership support, Mission, Awards, and Professional Reading Program. After, Lieutenants of Bravo Company recessed to the Green Carpet area next to the “Hawk” for some heavy appetizers and draft beer donated by Gordon Bierch Brewery. MCA&F secured seven new memberships and raffled off several professional reading books during the event. 

“Congratulations and a hearty welcome abroad to our new members and to the raffle contest winners.” Winners of the prizes were 2ndLt’s Eric Anderson, Landon Smith and Jeremy Larus.

MCA&F, The Professional Association for ALL Marines established this tradition of hosting social events for each TBS class during their training in 2011 and plans on continuing the custom.

You too can support today’s Marines by joining MCA&F and can stay informed of issues affecting Marines as well as stay connected on unfolding Marine history.  Through the support of our MCA&F members, and revenue from our retail activities by The MARINE Shop, and Marineshop.net and MCA&F recognizes deserving Marines.

Members receive many benefits including access to magazines, discounts with affinity partners and member value pricing at MCA&F retail locations. You can also make a tax deductible donation to the Foundation HERE.

Take a look at some of the pictures from the event:


Col John Keenan, USMC (Ret) Editor of Marine Corps Gazette with raffle prize winner, 2ndLt Landon Smith


Col Keenan with raffle prize winner, 2ndLt Eric Anderson


Bravo Company, TBS filtering in for beer


MCA&F Staff chatting with Lieutenants


MCA&F’s Marketing Coordinator, Sherry Linhares signs up a new member


Bravo Company, TBS chatting in front of the Hawkins Room


Col Keenan announcing raffle winners


LeeAnn Mitchell, Director of Events and Foundation Development and Operations, and Jasmine Byrd, Marketing Writer and Media Coordinator with Lieutenants.