Cpl. Christian Lozano poses for a photo in his dress blue uniform. The dress blues are one of the most iconic uniforms that Marines wear.
Staff Sgt. Kirk poses for a photo with her family after her promotion to Staff Sgt. aboard the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL. The USS Alabama saw service across the globe during World War II and has been preserved as a museum ship in Mobile Bay, AL since 1964.
Staff Sgt. Mallory Kirk poses for a photo during a high school visit with two recently graduated Marines. Kirk is a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Mobile, AL.
Master Sgt. Walter Warren holds his award as he was inducted into the 6th Marine Corps District's Hall of Fame. Master Sgt. Warren spent the majority of his Marine Corps career serving the people of the 6th district.
Montgomery natives Pfc. Adarious Gibbs and Lance Cpl. Isaiah Walker-Trammell pose for a photo in RSS Montgomery's recruiting office. Gibbs and Walker-Trammell will spend their time home assisting recruiters during the holidays.
Staff Sgt. Lindsay Johnson, a Marine Corps recruiter with Recruiting Substation Pensacola, motivates a student during an ammo can run during the USMC Sports Leadership Academy aboard Pensacola High School, Pensacola, Florida, Oct. 24, 2019. The purpose of the academy is to create events that promote physical readiness and leadership training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Terry Haynes)
Maj. Joshua Rystrom, a naval aviator with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, speaks to attendees of the Educators Workshop at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 27, 2019. These educators traveled from Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, Charlotte and Montgomery to experience the Educators Workshop. The workshop allows educators to have an inside look at educational benefits and career opportunities in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
6th Marine Corps District MEOP - The Musician Enlistment Option Program gives young men and women the opportunity to fight and win our Nation’s battles while pursuing their passion for music. While this program serves as a great opportunity, finding the few who are qualified and up to the challenge can be a challenge all in itself. This is because the individual must be not only a skilled musician but first and foremost a Marine.
Capt. Gravelle attends his son's graduation - Improvise, adapt and overcome--a saying that many Marines live by. Serving in the Marine Corps is a difficult but rewarding journey, one that is experienced by both the Marines and their family members. Capt. Darryl Gravelle, recruiting station Charlotte’s operations officer, and his family have grown accustomed to the military lifestyle, for he and his family have a long history of military service. Service that sees no end in the near future.
As high schoolers, both lost their fathers due to heart attacks. Huggan became a father figure for Stanley, who eventually joined the Marine Corps and is now undergoing initial former training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a motor transportation operator. - Staff Sgt. Vincent Huggan joins Rosemary Morris in cheering on her son, Stanley, during a wrestling tournament in the Tampa Bay area during the 2019-2020 school year. Huggan, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation St. Petersburg, Florida, bonded with Stanley, a graduate of Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, Florida, through shared tragedy. As high schoolers, both lost their fathers due to heart attacks. Huggan became a father figure for Stanley, who eventually joined the Marine Corps and is now undergoing initial former training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a motor transportation operator.