Okinawa Marine new face of Marine Corps

by Pfc. Isabella Ortega
III Marine Expeditionary Force

Capt. Erin Demchko, a native of Pearl River, New York, stars as the main character in the Marine Corps' latest advertisement, "Battle Up," which prominently focuses on a female Marine for the first time. Before filming, Demchko read the script and said she felt it was a true depiction of what it takes to be a Marine. "It's a huge honor to even be selected to do something like this," Demchko said. "I'm thankful to be part of [this commercial] and be able to contribute positively to the history of the Marine Corps." Demchko is the Camp Courtney Deputy Camp Commander with 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan.

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