It required a good deal of effort to first remove the Bot, and secondly to repair the damage that it caused.
However, we are back up, and running. We now have new firewalls that hopefully will prevent another infection.
Fiscal Year 2023 Competition-In-Arms Program (CIAP) for the Marine Corps kicks off this coming week, and will work its way across five regions over the course of the next five months ultimately culminating with the Marine Corps Championships to be held in the Spring of 2023.
The National Capital Region (NCR) is the first of those five regional competitions, all of which are coordinated and facilitated by the Marine Corps Shooting Team. The National Capital Region competition is scheduled 23 October – 04 November 2022, and will be hosted by WTBn, Quantico, with the Awards ceremony slated for 04 November 2022.
Each of the five regions is to receive ten training days over a two-week period. MARADMIN 441/22 describes the two-week training package as follows:
Week one: history of the CIAP, classroom instruction, firing positions, dry fire, zero establishment, instruction on advanced pistol and rifle positions, dynamic target engagement, and individual marksmanship practice.
Week two: individual competition with rifle and pistol, team competition, annual rifle and pistol qualification, and awards ceremony.
As outlined in the MARADMIN, the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competitions (MCMCs) enhance “…a Marine’s lethality on the battlefield via advanced marksmanship training and competition in support of the Commandant’s guidance to develop warriors with physical and mental toughness, tenacity, initiative, and aggressiveness to innovate, adapt, and win in a rapidly changing operating environment. The MCMC provides an opportunity to refine the fundamental skills that make a Marine lethal on the battlefield and able to deliver lethal force in a dynamic environment in accordance with the Marine Corps Rifle Marksmanship Lethality Capabilities-Based Assessment.”
Look for updates in December, January, February and March as we track the CIAP dates for each of the following additional regions: Far East, Pacific, West, and East.
NO FOOLIN’ — OUR 2023 MCDSA REUNION/COOKOUT IS CURRENTLY SLATED TO BE HELD ON 01 APRIL 2023 AT RANDY ALLEN’S HOUSE NEAR LAKE ANNA IN UNIONVILLE, VIRGINIA.
…HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
(NOTE: The timing and location of our next Reunion/Cookout is in alignment with the current schedule for the Marine Corps Marksmanship Championships to be held at WTBn, Quantico, VA from 28 March – 07 April 2023.)
More details will be provided following the 10 December 2022 Board of Governors’ meeting.
Our next Board of Governors (BOG) Meeting is scheduled for 10 December 2022. If any MCDSA member has something which they would like the Board to address or discuss at that time, we need to hear from you. Contact information for members of our Board can be found by clicking on “About Us” (at the top of your screen), and then selecting “Board of Governors” from the drop-down menu.
You can also connect with us by using the form found on the “Contact Us” link, or by mailing correspondence to our Post Office Box (address listed on the “Contact Us” page of our website).
Our grateful thanks to MCDSA member Dan Scott who personally covered the cost of the artwork used for the MCDSA Coffee Mugs and Steins which sold like hotcakes at our 2022 Reunion. If you would like to buy an MCDSA Coffee Mug or Stein, please head over to “Fraternal Items” (listed in the drop-down menu under the “Merchandise” tab at the top of your screen). Once you are on the “Fraternal Items” page, please scroll down to the bottom of that page, and learn how you can order one (or some)!
Celebrating 246 years -- Happy Independence Day!
While a hard copy of the BADGE (newsletter) was recently mailed out to our members, it is also available online by going to the menu at the top of this website, and clicking on “the BADGE Newsletter.” The page you are taken to has a link which you will click on to open a new window containing a scanned copy of our 9-page, most-recent newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading over the newsletter and that members will take advantage of the opportunity to contribute to our future newsletters — it is yet another way to stay in touch and to further build our bonds with one another.