The January-February 2008 issue of Semper Fi: The Magazine of the Marine Corps League is headed for the presses this week, and will be arriving in the homes of some 70,000 Marine Corps League members in early January.
This issue is chock-full of reports on how the League played a leading role in celebrating the 232nd birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 10 and then in hosting the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 11.
The issue also reports on the League’s 27th annual Modern Day Marine Expo held aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. in early October. The Expo, and its cousins held in January at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and in April at Camp Lejeune, N.C., bring military suppliers together with Marines who use their equipment. More than just a show and tell for the vendors, the Expos allow the Marines to speak with the suppliers about what works and what doesn’t. And when you are talking about something that can literally save your life and those of your fellow Marines, the talk is direct and to the point.