Our Time With the Marines During Marine Week Nashville

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Marine Week, the Corps’ largest community outreach event of the year, was held in Nashville, Sept. 7–11. MP&F had the honor and pleasure of working with the Corps on this large-scale project. There were more than 80 events across the city celebrating “Community, Country and Corps,” during a five-day span. Without getting into too much detail in this blog post, there was a lot of planning and communicating in the months leading up to and during Marine Week Nashville. We couldn’t have been happier with the results and the community’s embrace of the Marines. Thousands of visitors and residents participated … Read More

Marine Week Nashville Honors 9/11 With Remembrance Ceremony

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Marine Week 2016

Marine Week Nashville closes on Sunday, Sept. 11, with the city’s largest 9/11 ceremony to date, a demonstration of Marine Corps aircraft and equipment near the Cumberland River, and the Marines’ joining forces with the Tennessee Titans for the start of the National Football League season. The public is invited to join the Marines and community leaders at War Memorial Plaza from 9–10 a.m. for a remembrance ceremony in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Tennessee Dept. of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder will be speaking at the ceremony, and Mayor Megan Barry will be … Read More

Marine Corps Demo Will Rock Downtown Nashville on Friday

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From the air, land, sea … and the Cumberland River! Please join the U.S. Marines as they demonstrate the Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park. The first of two Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstrations will be held at Riverfront Park on Friday, Sept. 9, from 1:15–1:45 p.m. The demo will be followed by a high-energy concert from Marine Band San Diego’s “Sound Strike” and the “Double Time Brass Band.” The MAGTF demonstration may be loud; but it’s going to be fun, and all demonstrations are free and open to the public. The downtown core area … Read More

Marines Wake Up Nashville With a Workout

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Following reveille on Thursday, Sept. 8, the Marines will wake up Nashville with physical fitness workouts at Walk of Fame park. Nashvillians will be put to the test as they join the Marines during their morning physical fitness training at 7 a.m. The hourlong training, which can be modified for any experience level, will demonstrate how to use your own body weight and will be self-paced. Marines will both encourage and motivate participants throughout the training exercise. Don’t forget to bring some water. Thursday’s other highlights include: Marine Art Project, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., at Douglas Corner Café, (five Marines paint … Read More

Marine Week Slips Into Nashville With Overnight Equipment Arrival, Sept. 6

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On Tuesday, Sept. 6, during the early-morning hours, United States Marine Corps vehicles and equipment are scheduled to start arriving from Joint Base Berry to downtown Nashville. The military vehicles and equipment will be used as static displays and will be set up downtown at Riverfront Park. The arrival of this equipment is not a public event. The USMC will capture video and photos of the vehicles as they enter downtown, and will share with the media. The media are invited to witness the arrival of aircraft that will land at Ascend Amphitheater between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on … Read More

The Marines are coming!

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More than 700 Marines are headed to Music City! MP&F Public Relations is working with the United States Marine Corps on their largest community outreach event of the year: Marine Week from Sept. 7 to 11. The events will feature hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, an array of musical performances by the Marines and other artists, and additional events to showcase the history, military capabilities and community involvement of the Corps. All free. All open to the public. And all family-friendly. In preparation for this event, I had the chance to travel to Parris Island, S.C., to … Read More

U.S. Marine Corps Prepares To Storm Nashville

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Marine Week Nashville Schedule

The full schedule for Marine Week Nashville was released today at a news conference with Mayor Megan Barry at Public Square, adjacent to the Metro Courthouse. The event’s theme of “Community, Country and Corps” will offer more than 80 free, public events across the city Sept. 7–11. The opening ceremony, which is also being held at Public Square, will kick the week off on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m., and will feature a musical performance by country music star Darryl Worley and a special presentation and remarks by Barry. Throughout the week, the public will have the opportunity to … Read More

Marine Week Lands in Nashville

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The United States Marine Corps has selected Nashville to host Marine Week 2016. The celebration of “Community, Country and Corps” will take place throughout the city Sept. 7–11. To play off Nashville’s long and storied musical history, the Marines have chosen a theme for Marine Week Nashville – “Nashville Has a Backstage Pass.” With Nashville as the stage, everyone will have a backstage pass to the free and open public events designed to give a better understanding of the Corps. There will be a dozen events each day beginning with a 6 a.m. reveille and ending with taps at 10 … Read More