OOH-RAH! The Few, The Proud, The Marines are coming to Cleveland

The United States Marine Corps will partner with the city of Cleveland, Ohio, to bring Marine Week to the nation’s Rock and Roll Capital, June 11-17, 2012.

MARINES  Marine Week is a celebration of community, country and Corps, and it provides the unique experience to directly connect the American public with hundreds of Marines.

During the week, Clevelanders will have the opportunity to climb aboard state-of-the-art aircraft and ground equipment, check out the latest military technology and combat weaponry, witness hand-to-hand martial arts demonstrations and engage in clinics with Marine Corps sports teams, all while taking in the sights and sounds of the Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Corps Band.

Marines will be lending a hand to local communities through dozens of community service projects, including neighborhood clean-ups, park restorations and housing rebuilds. The week will culminate with a simulated full-scale combat demonstration, as the Marines highlight their unique capabilities to fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and at sea.

All Marine Week events are free and open to the public. The Marine Week schedule, including dates and event locations, will be announced on this website in early spring of 2012. For the latest Marine Week updates follow us on Twitter @USMC or become a fan on Facebook.