U.S. Marines Celebrate Corps 237th Birthday on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines participate in a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 6, 2012. The Marines are assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marines render honors to the colors before a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 6, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marines wheel in a cake for a ceremony celebrating the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 6, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Ian T. Brown, center, reads from a traditional, scrolled message during a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 6, 2012. Brown is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jay M. Holtermann, right, slices a piece of cake during a ceremony celebrating the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 6, 2012. Holtermann commands the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marines stand in formation while participating in a cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 6, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo