Monday evening I had the pleasure of photographing the┬áMedium Tilt Rotor Squadron 163, USMC. It was their Birthday Ball at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Ca. Shooting for GCS Photography it was my 102nd Ball and the last one of the season…for this year at least! The Ridge Runners is one of the oldest Helicopter Squadrons of the Marine Corps and the one that has “evil eyes”on the front of all their Birds!

1st C.A.G.

Saturday evening at the Irvine Marriott I had the pleasure of photographing the 1st. Civil Affairs Group of the U.S.M.C.Birthday Ball for GCS Photography. The guest of honor was a retired Gunnery Sargent, a veteran of Korean war, Navy Cross and lost his leg from the knee down. He talked about how ordinary people can do extraordinary things, something everyone should remember!

11th M.E.U. USMC

Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of photographing the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit of the USMC at Pala Resort and Casino in Fallbrook, California. The job was for GCS Photography, the reason: 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball! Happy Birthday Devil Dogs! Semper Fidelis!!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Marine Corps tradition, they celebrate their birthday no matter where they are in the world… with cake and remember all those who have given their full measure of devotion…