Leatherneck.com Announces Strategic Alliance
with Team Rensi Motorsports
Leatherneck.com, the top online Marine Corps
community, today announced it has entered
into a strategic alliance with Team Rensi
Motorsports who is the current NASCAR advertising
partner with Team Marines Racing.
very confident that this partnership with
Team Rensi, owners of the #25 Marines racecar
and the #35 McDonald’s racecar, will
be beneficial for both organizations,"
said Jerry Shaffer, Founder and President
of Leatherneck.com. "Leatherneck has
always sought strategic partners who can
enhance and extend our services and support
to the Marine Corps community."
Leatherneck and Team Rensi
plan to roll out their first project, TaylorMade-Adidas
Golf products co-branded with the Marine
Corps emblem, in early December 2006, and
will benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi
Leatherneck.com will make
it’s debut on the Team Marines racecar
November 4th during the O'Reilly Challenge
at Texas Motor Speedway...Read
Commandant's Birthday Message
On November 10th, 1775, our Corps
was born as the Continental Congress
raised the "first and second
battalions of American Marines."
Each Year as we celebrate our birthday,
we pause to reflect on the Marines
of yesteryear who fought in our
touchstone battles and forged the
modern Marine Corps with their courage,
integrity, and undying commitment
to their fellow Marines. Each of
our storied battles is a link in
the long chain that binds all Marines
together- from the Continental Marines
at Bunker Hill to the Teufelhunden
crossing the wheat fields of Belleau
Wood. This chain binds us to the
Marines on the crest of Mount Suribachi;
it passes through the ice and snow
of Chosin Reservoir and the steaming
jungles of Vietnam, and it anchors
firmly today in the sands of Iraq.
celebration again finds many from
our ranks, serving with distinction
in harm's way. As we have for the
past 231 years, our Corps is answering
the Nation's call. I can report
first hand that our Marines fighting
on the front lines of the Long War
on Terror are performing brilliantly,
acquitting themselves with honor,
dedication, and dignity in difficult
and dangerous environments.
All Marine are making a difference.
Regardless of where you are serving,
you are adding new chapters to the
legacy that was earned with sweat
and blood on old battlefiellds.
Just as previous generations of
Marines shaped today's Marine Corps,
your deeds are molding the Corps
of tomorrow. Our Corps has never
been stronger, and all Americans
are extremely proud of your magnificent
performance and unwavering commitment
to server our Corps and country.
With high caliber Marines like you,
our future has never been brighter.
Another irreplaceable element of
our success as Marines is the terrific
support we receive from our families.
Through the long hours, the exercises,
and the combat deployments, their
support is unconditional and firm.
They give us love and devotion,
providing us with the strength to
drive on when duty calls. Today
we should all acknowledge our loved
ones for their patient, steadfast
To all who have earned the title
Marine, to the superb Sailors who
serve with us in every clime and
place, and to our precious families-
I wish each one of you a heartfelt
Happy 231st Birthday.
Fidelis and Keep Attacking!
General, U.S. Marine Corps
General John A. Lejeune's Birthday Message
November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was
created by a resolution of the Continental
Congress. Since that date, many thousand
men have borne the name Marine. In memory
of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines
should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps
by calling to mind the glories of its long
and illustrious history.
The record of our Corps
is one which will bear comparison with that
of the most famous military organizations
in the world's history. During 90 of the
146 years of its existence, the Marine Corps
has been in action against the Nation's
foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the
Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors
in war and in the long era of tranquility
at home. Generation after generation of
Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres
and in every corner of the seven seas [so]
that our country and its citizens might
enjoy peace and security.
In every battle and skirmish
since the birth of our Corps, Marines have
acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction,
winning new honors on each occasion until
the term "Marine" has come to
signify all that is highest in military
efficiency and soldierly virtue.
This high name of distinction
and soldierly repute we who are Marines
today have received from those who preceded
us in the Corps. With it we also received
from them the eternal spirit which has animated
our Corps from generation to generation
and has been the distinguishing mark of
the Marines in every age. So long as that
spirit continues to flourish, Marines will
be found equal to every emergency in the
future as they have been in the past, and
the men of our Nation will regard us as
worthy successors to the long line of illustrious
men who have served as "Soldiers of
the Sea" since the founding of the