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Registration & Check-In

Registration times and locations will be as follows:
Thursday, 1600-2000 at the Crossroads Inn, 3018 Russell Road, Quantico
Friday, 0900-1400 at the Warner Center, 2040 Broadway St, Quantico (location for the PME)
Saturday, 0830-1030 at the Clubs at Quantico, 3017 Russell Rd, Quantico

PME Panel Discussion

Friday, 13 May 2022, 1100-1300

Held at Marine Corps University, 2040 Broadway St, Quantico

Attire for those attending:
Marines, Service C; equivalent for Sailors
Civilians, Business casual

The first major event of the MEB-A Reunion is a Professional Military Education Panel. This is open to the greater Quantico Community, students at MCU and Veterans of 2d MEB-A attending the reunion.  Key Leaders, Policy Makers, Authors and Veterans provide insights into the Campaign of 2009-2010 when 2d MEB-A conducted operations in Afghanistan. In 2012, the Secretary of the Navy awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to 2d MEB-A. 

Book Signing

Friday, 13 May 2022

Following the panel discussion, authors will be available to talk with audience members and sign books. Attendees and Veterans can purchase books from MCA&F via the reunion website or at The Marine Shop. Tables will be set up for Veterans to pick up their books and meet the authors

Authors for the Book Event:

  • JK Weston – The Mirror Test 
  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran – Little America 
  • Carter Malkasian – War Comes to Garmser and The American War in Afghanistan
  • Dr. Lucas Dyer – A Battle Won By Handshakes
  • Maj Frank “Gus” Biggio, USMC (Ret) – The Wolves of Helmand: Stories from Afghanistan
  • Paul Roach, MD, CAPT, USN (Ret) – Citizen-Surgeon

Mr. Bing West, author of several books on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, unfortunately can no longer attend the reunion and will not be a part of the panel discussion. 

Pentagon Tour for Gold Star Families

Friday, 13 May 2022

Pentagon Tour focusing on 9/11, Gold Star Families, and past conflicts.

Participants will need to sign up for this about 6 weeks prior to the reunion and must have a REAL-ID with them to gain entrance.  Examples of REAL-IDs include driver’s license, military or military dependent ID card, passport card, or passport.  All will have to go through a security check, similar to that at an airport.  Buses will be leaving the Crossroads Inn around 1400 to get to Arlington, VA for the Pentagon tour and then on to DC for the evening parade at 8th & I.

  • Hall of Heroes
  • The Faces of the Fallen
  • Gold Star Display
  • 9/11 memorial chapel
  • Navy memorial
  • Army memorial
  • Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Corridor
  • DIA memorial

Note: The Pentagon is currently closed to tours, but this event will be conducted for Gold Star Families if it is open during the reunion.

Evening Parade, 8th & I

Friday, 13 May 2022, 1900

The Evening Parade, held at Marine Barracks 8th & I, has become a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the United States Marines. Marine Barracks 8th & I has graciously set aside 250 seats for our group, and the reunion committee has arranged buses to take us from Quantico to the Barracks in Washington, DC. If you desire to ride the bus, which is highly recommended because of the difficulty of finding parking in DC, we will meet at the commuter lot off I-95 exit 152 on Rt. 234 between I-95 and Hwy 1 (just north of Quantico) and board the buses in time to depart at 1600. Upon arrival in DC at approximately 1730, parade attendees will be free to dine on their own, but need to be back as a group by 1900 at the Barracks. For those who desire to transport themselves to the DC area, you will need to find our group outside the main gate to the Barracks no later than 1900. Attire for the parade is casual, however, if Marines/Sailors wish to wear a uniform, the uniform for the parade is Blue Dress Bravos (ribbons and badges) or service equivalent. It’s highly recommended to come comfortable, as DC summer weather can vary. Please note that all attendees will need to present a Photo ID to gain entry to the parade. Marine Barracks 8th & I does not allow food, drink, or weapons. For additional information, visit their website

Memorial Service

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 0900

Attire for those attending:
Marines, Service C; equivalent for Sailors
Civilians, Business casual

We will gather together, alongside many Gold Star Families, to pray and remember all those Marines and Sailors we lost both abroad and back home.  The service will take place in the Marine Corps Base Quantico base chapel, across from The Clubs at Quantico and the Crossroads Inn.  Join us after the service at The Clubs for a Memorial Brunch.

Memorial Brunch

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 1030

Attire for those attending:
Marines, Service C; equivalent for Sailors
Civilians, Business casual

Join us for a Memorial Brunch from 1030 to 1200, at the Clubs at Quantico, directly across Russell Road from the base chapel. The Memorial Brunch is sponsored by the Semper Fi & America’s Fund and the menu includes Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits with Pepper Cream Gravy, Cheddar Cheese Grits Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Spicy Smoked Pork Sausage, Roasted Home Fries, Smoked Bacon, Orange and Apple Juice, Regular and Decaf Coffees and assorted teas. 

Our 10 year reunion has been made possible by the following sponsoring foundations who will join us for the Memorial Brunch. Foundation representatives will be available to chat with you about their services and missions. 

Semper Fi & America’s Fund: Beth Cooling  

Warrior Reunion Foundation: James Ferguson

Focus Marines Foundation: Dennis Simpson  

The Independence Fund: Sam Johnson 

TAPS: Marie Campbell

Gala Dinner

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 1800

Attire for those attending:
Marines, Service A; equivalent for Sailors
Civilians, Business casual

The culminating event of the weekend will undoubtedly be Saturday evening’s Gala Dinner which will be held at the Clubs at Quantico.  Our guest of honor is LtGen Dennis J. Hejlik, USMC (Ret) who was the II MEF Commanding General charged with forming, training and deploying 2d MEB-A. 

The buffet menu includes Rosemary-Crusted Beef Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce and Au Jus, Oven Seared Salmon Picatta with Herbed Lemon Reduction, Chicken Breast Marsala with Mushroom Glaze, Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan, Caesar Salad, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Garlic-Glazed Green Beans, Fresh Vegetable Melange, Rolls, and your choice of Flourless Chocolate Torte or New York Style Cheesecake for dessert.  Beverages include Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Coffee, and Assorted Tazo Teas.

The cash bar will open at 1800. Guests should find their seats by 1900. Dinner will begin following the welcome, introduction of special guests, and remarks from LtGen (Ret) Hejlik.