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NNOA hosts Black History Month Luncheon

More than 100 Marine, sailors, retirees, representatives from the Montford Point Marines and government civilians attended the second annual Black History Month Luncheon, hosted by the National Naval Officers Association, at the Pacific Views South Mesa Club here, Feb. 29. The theme for the event was “Black Women in American Culture and History,” and presented a way for Camp Pendleton to celebrate diversity within American culture and the military.



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This work, NNOA hosts Black History Month Luncheon [Image 2 of 3], by Cpl Jovane Holland, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.29.2012

Date Posted:03.01.2012 17:31

Photo ID:533951

VIRIN:120229-M-#####-011

Resolution:4752x3168

Size:4.2 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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  • Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese, the deputy commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force and Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, the commanding general of 1st Marine Division arrive at the 2012 Black History Month luncheon at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 29. Black women in American culture and history is the theme for this year's Black History Month. Bailey was the guest speaker and spoke about the accomplishments of African-American women.
  • Guest speaker and 1st Marine Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, presents the gift he was awarded at the 2012 Black History Month luncheon. The gift was a framed portrait of 16 famous or influential female African Americans. The theme was black women in American culture and history.
  • Sgt. Maj. Gerard J. Calvin, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 sergeant major, bows his head during the benediction prayer at the Black History Month Culmination Luncheon in the Club Iwakuni dining room here Feb. 29. The culmination luncheon and living wax museum exhibit were the last two events the Iwakuni Black History Community Group held for this year’s Black History Month, which focused primarily on African-American women in American history and culture.
  • Sgt. Maj. Darryl G. Mills visits with veterans at the 2012 Black History Month luncheon at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 29. The theme was black women in American culture and history. The luncheon consisted of a slide show with famous or influential African-American women and a guest speaker. We should have more of these events to unite us together to realize that we all have common values that make this country what it is today, said Lloyd Morland, a veteran from Cleveland, Ohio. "It also educates our youth of how it used to be and how it is today."

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