OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week approved a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) request to set up an interactive outreach and recruiting event in conjunction with the O.C. Air Show in June.
The Mayor and Council on Monday had before them a USMC event request in conjunction with the O.C. Air Show and the arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The event would provide an interactive experience for the general public as well as promoting the USMC and the benefits of service.
The USMC requested the use of the beach and Boardwalk area between 3rd and 4th streets. The event would include a semi-trailer with an interactive set-up inside, a 10-foot by 10-foot tent with a pull-up bar for potential recruits and other members of the general public, a Humvee and other vehicles, a blow-up drill instructor, an indoor simulated marksmanship trainer (ISMT) and other materials related to the Marine Corps. The corps will also distribute a large amount of free USMC items including lanyards, water bottles, T-shirts and bags along with photo opportunities with corps members.