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R.S. Phoenix appoints new Sgt. Maj. Gomes, bids farewell to Sgt. Maj. Mains

Sergeant Maj. Jerry Gomes, sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix, speaks to his Marines for the first time, after formally being appointed during a ceremony between him and Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 24, 2013. “Gentlemen, I am excited to be out here at R.S. Phoenix,” said Gomes. “I’ve been a drill instructor, an MCT [Marine Combat Training] instructor and now recruiting duty is kind of the last piece of that puzzle. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but we’re going have a great time doing it.”



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This work, R.S. Phoenix appoints new Sgt. Maj. Gomes, bids farewell to Sgt. Maj. Mains [Image 1 of 7], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.24.2013

Date Posted:07.29.2013 18:21

Photo ID:983775

VIRIN:130724-M-XK427-825

Resolution:4017x2678

Size:3.01 MB

Location:LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ, USGlobe

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