1st Marine Corps District

 

1st Marine Corps District

Eastern Recruiting Region

605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
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The Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Brooklyn pose for a photo with three of the original Montford Point Marines. Numerous Montford Point Marines spoke to the Marines of Recruiting Station New York about their experiences at the Bethpage Community Park Feb. 27. The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.
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Four of the original Montford Point Marines spoke to the Marines of Recruiting Station New York about their experiences at the Bethpage Community Park Feb. 27. The Montford Point Marines fought two wars, one abroad and one at home. While they fought for freedom overseas, they returned home to a nation that was separate and unequal. Breaking through racial barriers, they transformed the face of the Marine Corps.
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Gunnery Sgt. Manuel Beltran, a Marine Recruiter with Marine Recruiting Station Springfield, Mass., presents Taj-Amir Torres with a letter of appreciation for his participation in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Amherst High School on Feb 26. The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl featured approximately 100 student athletes selected from across the country based on their athletic prowess, academic success and embodiment of the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment. The game was played on Jan 4, at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
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Rob Trifone, center, the head coach of Darien High School, poses for a photo with Marines from Marine Recruiting Station Springfield, Mass., after receiving the Semper Fi Coach Award during a Glazier Football Clinic on Feb. 21. The award recognizes a high school football coach who exemplifies the Marine Corps motto: Semper Fidelis, always faithful, and who models the Marine Corps’ core values of honor, courage and commitment. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein.)
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BUFFALO, NY – (Right) Marine Capt. Michael A. Kelly takes a moment to speak with Matt McCraith during a visit to the high school, Feb. 4. Kelly spoke to McCraith about life in the military and his days at the Academy, reflecting on many fond memories. McCraith is a Canisius high School student recruited to play for the U.S. Naval Academy Soccer Team. Kelly is the operations officer for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Buffalo and U.S. Naval Academy graduate. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher O’Quin/Released)
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BUFFALO, NY – Canisius High School Crusaders tight end T. J. Wheatley receives a certificate of appreciation from Marine Capt. Michael A. Kelly during a signing ceremony at his high school, Feb. 4. Wheatley received the certificate signed by Maj. Gen. Mark Brilakis for playing in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl this year. Wheatley just signed to play for Michigan State, his father former NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley’s Alma Mata, next year. Brilakis is the commanding general of Marine Corps Recruiting Command. Kelly is the operations officer for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Buffalo. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher O’Quin/Released)
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BUFFALO, NY – Canisius High School Crusaders tight end T. J. Wheatley takes a selfie with Marine Capt. Michael A. Kelly after receiving a certificate of appreciation during a signing ceremony at his high school, Feb. 4. Wheatley received the certificate signed by Maj. Gen. Mark Brilakis for playing in the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl this year. He earned the privilege to play in the game after his head coach nominated him earlier last year. Brilakis is the commanding general of Marine Corps Recruiting Command. Kelly is the operations officer for Marine Corps Recruiting Station Buffalo. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher O’Quin/Released)
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Hiram Knowles, along with fellow Montford Point Marines and supporters, pose for a photo at the conclusion of the ceremony for Knowles receiving the Congressional Gold Medal on Feb.7, 2015. Knowles was one of over 400 Montford Point Marines to be awarded since 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston)
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Hiram Knowles is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Feb. 7, 2015 for his honorable service as a Montford Point Marine. Knowles was one of over 400 Montford Point Marines to be awarded since 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston)
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Surviving Montford Point Marines attend a ceremony for Sgt. Hiram L. Knowles to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Feb. 7, 2015. Knowles was one of over 400 Montford Point Marines to be awarded since 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston)
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Hiram Knowles is presented a citation from the President of the United States, Barack Obama, during his award ceremony of receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. Knowles was one of over 400 Montford Point Marines to be awarded since 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston)
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Hiram Knowles poses for a photo at the conclusion a ceremony to award him the Congressional Gold Medal on Feb.7, 2015. Knowles was one of over 400 Montford Point Marines to be awarded since2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston)
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Cpl. James Ritcheson (left) and Sgt. Joseph Ritcheson pose for a picture together. The twins would eventually enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Joseph is an information systems management technician with U.S. Central Command. Joseph is an administrative specialist with 1st Marine Corps District.
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Cpl. James Ritcheson (left) and Sgt. Joseph Ritcheson (right) pose for a picture during 1st Marine Corps District’s 239th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Joseph is an information systems management technician with U.S. Central Command. Joseph is an administrative specialist with 1st Marine Corps District.
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Cpl. James Ritcheson (left) and Sgt. Joseph Ritcheson (center) pose for a picture together as Boy Scouts. The twins would eventually enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Joseph is an information systems management technician with U.S. Central Command. Joseph is an administrative specialist with 1st Marine Corps District.
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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – Sgt. Sergio Castro poses with four of his poolees from Ferris High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jan. 21. Poolees are men and women that have decided to take the oath to become an Untied States Marine but that have yet to attend Marine Corps Recruit Training and earn the title of ‘Marine.’ Castro is a canvassing recruiter with Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Elizabeth and is responsible for finding young men and women interested in serving their country.
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