U.S. Marine Gen. James Amos and Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett, the Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, present awards to Sgt. Christopher Stine and Petty Officer 2nd Class Maxwell McGill, an intelligence specialist and corpsman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, during a Thanksgiving Day visit here, Nov. 24. During the visit, the Corps’ senior leaders thanked the Marines of “America’s Battalion” for their service and asked for their continued devotion during their seven-month deployment to Helmand province’s Garmsir district. After wishing 3/3 a belated happy 236th Marine Corps birthday, the leaders answered questions regarding budget cuts, the Corps’ potential drawdown and the recent news of Marines serving overseas in Australia.