The Beaver Battalion celebrated the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps on 09 November. The ceremony began with the arrival of the oldest Marine present, LtCol Nelson Olf. A traditional cake was presented and shared between the oldest Marine present and the youngest, SSgt. Dunn. Shortly following, LtCol Olf gave a very moving speech where he spoke of his time in the Marine Corps and his various deployments and assignments. The ceremony concluded after the speech and Midshipmen and Marines alike shared stories and celebrated the history of the Marine Corps.