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Rear Adm. Margaret Kibbin, the chaplain of the United States Marine Corps, speaks to a Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl attendee during the fan fest before the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 5, 2014. Local Marines from the reserve center and recruiting district set up vehicles and booths for the bowl attendees to learn more about the Marine Corps and be entertained before the start of the game. The Semper Fidelis Football Program brought together over 90 of the best high-school football players in an East versus West game and is an opportunity for the Marine Corps to connect on a personal and local level with players and influencers, demonstrates commitment to developing quality citizens, and reinforces how core values of honor, courage and commitment relate to success on and off the field. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released)

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Fan Fest allows Semper Fi Bowl Attendees to learn about Marine Corps

13 Jan 2014 | Sgt. Dwight Henderson 4th Marine Corps District

Local Marines set up vehicles and booths for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl attendees to learn more about the Marine Corps as part of the Fan Fest before the bowl game at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 5, 2014.

Marines from Battery O, 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, set up an M-777 Howitzer and other vehicles while Marines with 12th Marine Corps District’s enhanced area canvassing team set up a pull-up bar and gave out prizes.

“I love it,” said James Norton, a bowl attendee and Valley Village, Calif., native. “It’s awesome to see all this stuff here and to see all these military guys walking around.”

These stations offer attendees a chance to learn about Marine Corps assets and opportunities that are available to them in the Marine Corps.

“These are always enjoyable when we have a lot of civilians asking several questions,” said Sgt. Kurtis Derby, a section leader with O Battery and Fort Worth, Texas, native. “I love doing these events.”

Derby went on to say that these events allow people to see that the Marine Corps is bigger than just the infantry and that there are many other jobs available to them.

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