As a Marine Veteran, you live the meaning of “Always Faithful” and demonstrate it on a daily basis in the way you care for your families, manage your careers and continue to win battles for those on your left and right. You may no longer wear the Marine uniform, but there are still ways in which you can actively support the Marine Corps and its fight for the future of our Nation. You can find out how by reconnecting with the Corps.
As Marines, you’ve made a lasting impact on your Marine Corps being “Always Faithful.” Now as Marine Veterans, you have a new opportunity to show your faithfulness to the Corps in brand new ways.
The bond between Marines who fight, endure and win together is as unbreakable after service as it is while serving side-by-side in uniform. The stories of Marine Veterans 1stSgt Michael Pullom and Sgt Santez Kindred reinforce the notion of “Once a Marine, Always a Marine” and demonstrate the loyalty so many Marine Veterans still have for the Corps.
Marine veteran Sgt Onur Yenigun credits his ability to overcome adversity and win life’s battles as an emergency room physician to the discipline and standards instilled in him while serving as an infantry squad leader in the Marine Corps. Between providing critical emergency room trauma response and serving as a disaster response volunteer with Team Rubicon, Sgt Yenigun maintains his connection to the Corps.
Twenty-eight years after first earning her commission and becoming a successful CH-53E pilot, LtCol Sarah Deal retired from the Marine Corps, but she is as much a Marine today as she was while flying heavy-lift helicopters. Now as a Marine Veteran, she stays active leading boy scout programs here in the U.S. and abroad, while also volunteering to support local sports programs in her community. "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" means finding new ways to serve.