Coach Leslie, Sgt. Allen, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1989 when she was 17 and celebrated her 18th birthday in bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina.
She served 5 years on active duty and 3 years in the reserve. She was an aircraft firefighting and rescue specialist, AKA Crash Crew. She drove firefighting trucks, rushed into burning aircraft to rescue pilots and crew, filled endless sandbags during the Persian Gulf War (Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield) and spent her final year on active duty at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan where she was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant and summited Mount Fuji.
She served in the USMC Reserves at Camp Pendleton, California while she attended Mira Costa Community College from 1994-1997.
Today we honor the #bosslady with Allen's Attack
5 Rounds to honor her rank and years on active duty
3 DB Devil (Dog) Thruster 35/20 to honor the unit with which she deployed to Desert Storm, 3rd Marine Air Wing
8 Pull-ups to honor her year of enlistment
9 Box Jumps to honor her year of enlistment
10 Renegade Rows 35/20 to honor her month of enlistment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINE CORPS!
It is a special tradition for Marines to celebrate the beginning of our beloved Corps. We were formed while drinking many pints of beer in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1775.
If you see Steve, Leslie, Sean, Nick or Micah today, be sure to wish them a hearty, "Happy Birthday Marine!"
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