News Release, City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Craig Reem, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 949-724-6077, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2016): The Irvine City Council at its Jan. 26 meeting proclaimed Feb. 11 “Irvine 2/11 Marine Battalion Day.” The City adopted the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in 2007 and supported the development of the 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee.
The 2/11 Marines, based at Camp Pendleton, is composed of approximately 750 active Marines and sailors. The primary mission of the 2/11 is to provide direct support to the 5th Marine Regiment in time of conflict. The troop has previously been deployed to Kuwait and Iraq.
The Adoption Committee acts as a liaison between the City, the Marines and the community. In partnership with the City, the Adoption Committee provides important services for Marines and their families, including hosting a holiday toy drive, collecting and distributing “Welcome Home” packages and organizing fundraisers.
Find more information and learn how to donate by visiting irvine211marines.org.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.