1st Marine Corps District
Eastern Recruiting Region
605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
Across the Atlantic, a journey to Marine Corps music
May 3, 2016 — He belted out lyrics to Bruce Channel’s “Hey Baby” while keeping the beat on the bass drum across his chest. The crowd reacted in turn, not expecting the percussionist in the back to take the spot as lead singer. Not only were they impressed that a band trained in military music can break out into modern hits, but that a prominent fighting force had a band at all.
Lynn native strives to help establish All-Marine Ice Hockey Team
January 15, 2016 — The teams sets up in formation. Their minds are both on the objective and the opposition that lies before them. The moments before initial actions are tense, curtailed breaths showing out in quick wisps from beneath their helmets. A resounding “thump” is heard and both sides execute their battle plans.
New Marines honor Iwo Jima veteran during burial
December 30, 2015 — Commitment, one of the Marine Corps’ core values, is usually implied as one’s commitment to the overall Corps, its missions and the dedication to put in 100% effort to help accomplish those missions. Commitment runs deeper, though, in that each Marine has a commitment to each other, regardless of job, age, rank, or time served.
Recruiting Station Portsmouth changes command between Majors Gourgoumis and Boada
June 26, 2015 — Major Andrew G. Gourgoumis relinquished command of U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Maj. Stephen J. Boada aboard Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, June 26.Gourgoumis, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has served as the commanding officer of RS Portsmouth since May 2012, during which the station was awarded with
Boston future Marine recruits tour USS Arlington
March 14, 2015 — “Man, this thing is heavy,” commented a poolee as he picked up an M32 Grenade Launcher. “Well,” said the Marine next to him, “if you want to be infantry, you’ll have to get used to that kind of weight.”The poolees (future Marine recruits) of Recruiting Substation Boston, Recruiting Station Portsmouth, were treated to a unique learning experience
He’s not God, but he is a Marine who’s looking for you
January 21, 2015 — “Gudjeekyin… Godjyck… how did he pronounce it,” wondered the mother. “Ah, whatever, Son,” she shouted. “God’s on the phone for you, and he wants to make you a Marine.”Marines on recruiting duty are tasked with finding the most-qualified individuals to make into Marines while also fighting to break the misconception of what the Marine Corps