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1ST MARINE DIVISION TO COMPETE IN BOXING MATCH AND TRAINING EXCHANGE WITH ROYAL MARINES

April 12, 2018

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Marines from the 1st Marine Division Boxing Team will travel to the United Kingdom to participate in a military-to-military training exchange culminating in a boxing competition against the Royal Marines April 30 to May 8, 2018.

The United States Marine Corps and Royal Marines will use the competition to celebrate their shared warfighting culture, values and military partnership. The U.S. Marine fighters have been handpicked from units in Southern California to represent the United States Marine Corps in the ring against the Royal Marines.

The 1st Marine Division will be hosting an opportunity for interested media to attend a training session on Thursday, Apr. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Espinoza Coachella Valley Boxing Club in Coachella, California. Those attending will be able to observe the team as they practice boxing drills and conduct interviews with select USMC boxers.

Media interested in covering this event must RSVP no later than 6 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 18, via email at tori.simenc@usmc.mil or by phone at (503) 428-3472. Arrival instructions will be distributed after the RSVP deadline.

Photo, video package, and video B-Roll imagery from this event as well as the military-to-military training exchange and boxing matches in the United Kingdom will be released by the 1st Marine Division Press Office and made available for media use. This imagery can be found on the 1st Marine Division page at https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/1MD.

Media interested in additional information about the event should contact 2nd Lt. Tori Simenec by phone at (503) 428-3472 or by email at tori.simenec@usmc.mil.

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