Jun 3, 2014

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Byrd Sr., a Pontiac, Mich., native and the sergeant major of Marine Corps Base Quantico, shakes hands with future Marine recruit Nina Garrido, an Ashburn, Va. native, recognizing her commitment to enlist directly out of high school at the Our Community Salutes Northern Virginia Chapter recognition ceremony at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., May 29, 2014. Our Community Salutes Northern Virginia Chapter is an all-volunteer organization that recognizes young men and women who have chosen to join the military immediately following high school graduation. Our Community Salutes started in New Jersey in 2009 and has since spread throughout the country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Amber Williams/Released)

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