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AFRICOM celebrates United States Marine Corps' birthday
STUTTGART, Germany - Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Lieutenant General Steven A. Hummer, U.S. Africa Command's deputy to the commander for military operations (DCMO), cuts a cake for the Marine Corps' 239th birthday at the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 17, 2014.  Marines from the command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 1 of 10: Lieutenant General Steven A. Hummer, U.S. Africa Command's deputy to the commander for military operations (DCMO), cuts a cake for the Marine Corps' 239th birthday at the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 17, 2014. Marines from the command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 2 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 3 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 4 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 5 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 6 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 7 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 8 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 9 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
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Photo 10 of 10: Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance. Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. Download full-resolution version
Lieutenant General Steven A. Hummer, U.S. Africa Command's deputy to the commander for military operations (DCMO), cuts a cake for the Marine Corps' 239th birthday at the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 17, 2014.  Marines from the command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.
Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.

Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon.

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