October 11, 2019
When formal training (boot camp, School of Infantry, and military occupational schooling) is complete, each Marine is assigned to a Permanent Duty Station (PDS).

Your Marine may be stationed at any number of permanent duty stations around the world, depending on his or her Military Occupational Specialty (the job that your Marine will do while in the Corps).

MarineParents.com has information for the bases as well as travel information in case you plan to travel to visit your Marine.
Eighth Marine Regiment Activated
On October 11, 1951, a Marine battalion was flown by transport helicopters to a frontline combat position for the first time when Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron-161 (HMR-161) lifted the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, as a part of Operation Bumblebee, northeast of Yanggu, Korea.

To learn about more events in Marine Corps history that took place in October, click the link below:

100 Years of Women in the Corps
The Marine Corps has a long and storied past with many milestones along the way. One major milestone came in 1918 when Opha Mae Johnson became the first female to enlist in the Marine Corps. Since then there have been numerous events to occur that show the importance of women in the Marine Corps.

In October of 1942, the Secretary of the Navy authorized the Marine Corps to create a Women's Reserve and accept applicants for commissions and enlistments. Colonel Ruth Cheney Streeter was named the first Director of Women Marine Reservists.

DD 214 Information
The DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, generally referred to as a "DD 214", is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation, or discharge from active-duty military service.

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