Happy Birthday Marines! Happy Birthday Marines!

“Where others see challenges, Marines see opportunities.”

The words of inspiration come from Commandment Gen. David Berger as part of a letter commemorating the 245th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps on November 10, 2020.

FivePoint became inextricably linked to the Marines when its joint venture acquired the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro in Irvine, which closed in 1999, and began repurposing former military installation in the Bay Area as well.

Through its public-private partnership with the City of Irvine, FivePoint’s joint venture has transformed the former MCAS El Toro base into a vibrant mixed-use community called Great Park Neighborhoods containing homes, schools, offices, parks, trails and sports facilities. FivePoint has also built a sports park that is among the nation’s largest and other amenities in the adjacent Orange County Great Park.

FivePoint is also a longstanding supporter and sponsor of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to sons and daughters of Marines to help them become future leaders.

While FivePoint would normally gather its associates at its headquarters to salute co-workers like former Marine Col. Bill Hammerle (pictured above) and participate in a time-honored cake-cutting ceremony, the company had to adjust its annual celebration of the Marines this year and go virtual due to COVID-19.

Even so, one thing is constant: the Honor, Courage, and Commitment of the Marine Corps. Happy Birthday Marines. Oorah!