Marine Week to offer free events throughout the Valley

(Photo by the United States Marine Corps)

(Photo by the United States Marine Corps)

The United States Marine Corps has announced its schedule for Marine Week Phoenix Sept. 10-13.

It will include more than 750 Marines taking part in more than 35 exhibitions, equipment displays, community service projects, Marine Silent Drill Platoon performances and more.

“Marine Week will bring the Corps’ latest technology, state-of-the-art equipment, rich history and hundreds of Marines to Phoenix,” stated Lt. Gen. David Berger, commanding general of First Marine Expeditionary Force, in a press release. “Marine Week is our opportunity to connect with Arizonans, and all patriots, thank them for their support and demonstrate why the Marine Corps is America’s Expeditionary Force in Readiness.”

Marine Week 2015 events occurring in Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Mesa and Scottsdale will allow attendees to:

  • Climb aboard aircraft and ground equipment – including the Cobra Attack Helicopter and Assault Amphibious Vehicle
  • Witness Marine Corps martial arts and military working dog demonstrations
  • Meet legendary Navajo Code Talkers
  • Honor fallen heroes
  • Workout alongside marines
  • Experience the Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Corps Band

A full schedule of free events during Marine Week can be viewed at www.Marines.mil/MarineWeek. All events are open to the public.

(Photo by the United States Marine Corps)

(Photo by the United States Marine Corps)

Marine Week 2015 Art Mural Construction

  • Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Details: Marine Week 2015 Art Mural incorporating Arizona imagery and Marine Week themes of Community, Country, Corps will be created throughout the week by Marine artists as a permanent display.
  • Hours: Daily (Sept. 7-12) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Unveiling of complete Mural on September 12 from 3-3:30 p.m.

USMC Static Displays, Demonstrations and Activities

  • Location: Civic Space Park, Phoenix
  • Address: 424 N. Central Ave
  • Work out with the Marines – come test your mettle with a grueling PT (physical training) session
    • Hours: 7-7:45 a.m. Sept 9-12
  • See up close, touch and observe the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Training, Infantry Weapon and Robotics System Displays, Deployable Virtual Training Environment, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Military Working Dogs and Marine Corps Martial Arts Demonstrations
    • Hours: 4-8 p.m. Sept 9
    • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept 10, 11, 12
    • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept 13

USMC Vehicles and Aircraft Displays

  • Location: Downtown, Phoenix
  • Address: 1st Street and Jefferson Lot
  • Climb aboard an Abrams Tank, Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Cobra Helicopter, Light Armored Vehicle, Huey Helicopter, and much more
  • Hours: 12-10 p.m. Sept 10, 11, 12
  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept 13

Daily Wreath Laying to honor fallen Marines

  • Location: Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix
  • Address: 205 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Details: Marine Leadership, Phoenix VIP and Gold Star Mother will lay a wreath to remember those service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our continued way of life
  • Hours: 8-8:15 a.m. Sept 10, 11, 12, 13

Marine Day at ASU

  • Locations (multiple): Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Cronkite School of Journalism, Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, Tempe
  • September 10
  • Details: 3-6 p.m. Military Working Dogs and Marine Corps Martial Arts Demonstrations, and Humvee and Internally Transportable Vehicle static display at Sun Devil Fitness Complex
  • 5-6 p.m. Marine Corps Leadership Panel: A Female Perspective at Cronkite School of Journalism
  • 6:30-9 p.m. All-Marine Soccer Team vs. ASU Soccer Club–National Anthem performed by Marine Band; halftime show by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon

Phoenix National Memorial Cemetery 9/11 Ceremony

  • Location: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
  • Hours: 8 a.m.
  • Details: Marines pay tribute to those who have fallen on 9/11 and since then fighting the War on Terror. Marine Band San Diego and Color Guard. General Officer Speaking Engagement
  • Special Guest: Dr. Crow, President ASU University

MAGTF Demo

  • Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale, AZ 85305
  • Details: Marine Air Ground Task Force Demonstration – 25 minute demo showcasing Marines securing an objective with aircraft and ground force. Before the demo will be the military working dog demo and Marine Corps martial arts demos, Marine Band San Diego** and Silent Drill Platoon performances**, static equipment and technology displays
  • Hours: Full show Friday,  10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 11
  • Partial show Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sept. 13 (Pre-Cardinals Game Show)** Sunday performances of the SDP and Band are in/next to the stadium. While the MAGTF Demo will be taking place outside the stadium, if you are not attending the football game it is recommended you come to the Friday show.**

Marines in Mesa Day

  • Location: Riverview Park, Mesa, 2100 W. 8th Street in Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Details: Marine Week Exhibits in Mesa event will showcase Silent Drill Platoon performances, the Marine Band, Working Dog demonstrations and static equipment and technology displays.
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12

For additional Marine Week information visit: www.Marines.mil/MarineWeek.

For updates, follow Marine Week on these social media platforms:

  • Facebook: “Marine Week”
  • Twitter: marineweekphx
  • Instagram: marineweekphoenix
  • Periscope: @marineweekphx
  • Snapchat: @marineweek
(Photo by the United States Marine Corps)

(Photo by the United States Marine Corps)

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