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Deborah Hager, Pfc. George W. Elmore’s niece, is presented a token of appreciation during a ceremony, where Camp Allen was rededicated as Camp Elmore in honor of Korean War Navy Cross recipient, Pfc. Elmore, Nov. 27, 2018 at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia. Elmore, while serving as an automatic rifleman in Korea, was killed February 26, 1951 and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. In 1953, Camp Elmore was the first Marine Corps installation to be named in honor of an enlisted Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/ Released)
U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and distinguished guests stand during the invocation during a ceremony where Camp Allen was rededicated as Camp Elmore in honor of Pfc. George W. Elmore, Nov. 27, 2018, at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia. Elmore, while serving as an automatic rifleman, was killed in combat Feb. 26, 1951, and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. Camp Elmore is the first Marine Corps installation to be named in honor of an enlisted Marine. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and distinguished guests join Deborah Hager during a ceremony where Camp Allen was rededicated as Camp Elmore in honor of Pfc. George W. Elmore, Nov. 27, 2018, at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia. Hager accepted the honor on behalf of her uncle, Elmore, who gallantly gave his life during combat operations in Hoeng Son, Korea, Feb 26, 1951. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
U.S. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and distinguished guests join Deborah Hager during a ceremony where Camp Allen was rededicated as Camp Elmore in honor of Pfc. George W. Elmore, Nov. 27, 2018, at Camp Elmore, Norfolk, Virginia. Hager accepted the honor on behalf of her uncle, Elmore, who gallantly gave his life during combat operations in Hoeng Son, Korea, Feb 26, 1951. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, left, commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, and Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock wait to be presented during the 243rd Marine Corps birthday ball Nov. 3, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each year Marines commemorate the Marine Corps Birthday by reflecting on its rich traditions through the reading of General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message and the cutting of the birthday cake. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Garett Burns/Released)
U.S. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command participate in a uniform pageant during the 243rd Marine Corps birthday ball Nov. 3, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each year Marines commemorate the Marine Corps Birthday by reflecting on its rich traditions through the reading of General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message and the cutting of the birthday cake. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Garett Burns/Released)
U.S. Marines participate in the Marine Corps birthday cake cutting ceremony during the 243rd Marine Corps birthday ball Nov. 3, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each year Marines commemorate the Marine Corps Birthday by reflecting on its rich traditions through the reading of General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message and the cutting of the birthday cake. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Garett Burns/Released)
U.S. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command participate in a uniform pageant during the 243rd Marine Corps birthday ball Nov. 3, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each year Marines commemorate the Marine Corps Birthday by reflecting on its rich traditions through the reading of General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message and the cutting of the birthday cake. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Garett Burns/Released)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command stand in formation prior to the commencement of the MARFORCOM 243rd Marine Corps birthday run Nov. 8, 2018, at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. The run was held in celebration of the 243rd Marine Corps birthday and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, commanding general of US. Marine Corps Forces Command, speaks to Marines and Sailors at the conclusion of the MARFORCOM 243rd Marine Corps birthday run Nov. 8, 2018, at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. The run was held in celebration of the 243rd Marine Corps birthday and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
Sgt. Maj. Adam J. Moore, sergeant major of Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, leads Marines and Sailors during warm up exercises as part of the MARFORCOM 243rd Marine Corps birthday run Nov. 8, 2018, at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. The run was held in celebration of the 243rd Marine Corps birthday and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, left, and Col Thomas H. Campbell III, commanding officer of Headquarters and Service Battalion, MARFORCOM, lead the MARFORCOM 243rd Marine Corps birthday run Nov. 8, 2018, at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia. The run was held in celebration of the 243rd Marine Corps birthday and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessika Braden/Released)
U.S. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and their families participate in the 2018 Harvest Festival at Headquarters & Service Battalion, MARFORCOM, Norfolk, Virginia, October 18. Events included a costume contest, trunk-or-treat for the children, and a performance by The Walker Academy of Irish Dance. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
U.S. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and their families participate in the 2018 Harvest Festival at Headquarters & Service Battalion, MARFORCOM, Norfolk, Virginia, October 18. Events included a costume contest, trunk-or-treat for the children, and a performance by The Walker Academy of Irish Dance. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis spoke as the Guest of Honor at the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) event in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 20. The SMSA is the nation's only provider of scholarships for the children and grandchildren of individuals who have served with the U.S. Navy Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps imagery by Lance Cpl. Garett Burns/Released)
Marines from Charlie Co., Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment finish a 5K run/Walk event as part of the Marine Corps Community Services 2018 Resource and Health Fair near Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Sept. 21. Marines were joined by other service members and their families to help promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyle. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Service member and their families from the Hampton Roads, Va. area participate in the Marine Corps Community Services 2018 Resource and Health Fair Run/Walk 5K near Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Sept. 21. Participants enjoyed food, music, and prizes during the event. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command prepare for  the Marine Corps Community Services 2018 Resource and Health Fair Run/Walk 5K near Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Sept. 21. Participants enjoyed food, music, and prizes during the event. Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)
Brig. Gen. Michael S. Cederholm, Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, speaks before veterans of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir and their families during a reunion in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 8. Cederholm thanked them for their service and assured them the Marines who follow in their footsteps carry on the same values today. 'The Chosin Few' gather together annually to pay respects to their fallen brothers and to share stories of their experiences during the Korean War. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chris Jones/Released)