Recruiting Station Portsmouth

 

Recruiting Station Portsmouth

1st Marine Corps District

755 Banfield Road, Suite 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and 2013 Boston marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman speak with Marines of the 2nd Marine Air Wing band prior to their performing the National Anthem at Fenway Park, April 18. The band opened for the Boston Red Sox baseball game and Gyllenhaal was at this year's marathon filming scenes for the upcoming movie "Stronger," a biopic about Bauman during the marathon bombing.
2nd MAW band at Fenway Park
Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and 2013 Boston marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman speak with Marines of the 2nd Marine Air Wing band prior to their performing the National Anthem at Fenway Park, April 18. The band opened for the Boston Red Sox baseball game and Gyllenhaal was at this year's marathon filming scenes for the upcoming movie "Stronger," a biopic about Bauman during the marathon bombing.
Samuel Majors, a freshman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an applicant of the Platoon Leaders Course, instructs other Marine officer applicants on how to overcome an obstacle as part of the leadership reaction course, April 17. The Officer Selection Teams of Portsmouth, NH; Boston, MA; Amherst, MA and Providence, RI, conducted an Officer Candidate School prep weekend together to prepare their applicants for OCS.
Molding leadership, overcoming obstacles
Samuel Majors, a freshman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an applicant of the Platoon Leaders Course, instructs other Marine officer applicants on how to overcome an obstacle as part of the leadership reaction course, April 17. The Officer Selection Teams of Portsmouth, NH; Boston, MA; Amherst, MA and Providence, RI, conducted an Officer Candidate School prep weekend together to prepare their applicants for OCS.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Eddy, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge for Recruiting Substation Framingham, Massachusetts, passes the Minute Man statue near the end of the 2016 Boston Marathon Tough Ruck at the Minute Man National Historical Park, April 16. The tough ruck has participants hike 26.2 miles with a 30-pound pack in honor of the service men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Marching the marathon
Staff Sgt. Daniel Eddy, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge for Recruiting Substation Framingham, Massachusetts, passes the Minute Man statue near the end of the 2016 Boston Marathon Tough Ruck at the Minute Man National Historical Park, April 16. The tough ruck has participants hike 26.2 miles with a 30-pound pack in honor of the service men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Eileen Flanagan, a Spanish teacher with Westwood High School is Westwood, Mass., rappels down the 47-foot training tower during the Educators’ Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 31, 2016. The workshop is a four-day program designed to better inform high school educators and community influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows the attendees to return to their place of business and provide first-hand experience and knowledge with individuals interested in military service.
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Eileen Flanagan, a Spanish teacher with Westwood High School is Westwood, Mass., rappels down the 47-foot training tower during the Educators’ Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 31, 2016. The workshop is a four-day program designed to better inform high school educators and community influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows the attendees to return to their place of business and provide first-hand experience and knowledge with individuals interested in military service.
Tracy Corbin, a school counselor for the Caribou Technology Center in Caribou, ME., fires at computerized targets at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer during the Educators’ Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 30, 2016. The workshop is a four-day program designed to better inform high school educators and community influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows the attendees to return to their place of business and provide first-hand experience and knowledge with individuals interested in military service.
RS Portsmouth Educators' Workshop
Tracy Corbin, a school counselor for the Caribou Technology Center in Caribou, ME., fires at computerized targets at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer during the Educators’ Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., March 30, 2016. The workshop is a four-day program designed to better inform high school educators and community influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows the attendees to return to their place of business and provide first-hand experience and knowledge with individuals interested in military service.
Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, engage attendees of the National Society of Black Engineers convention about careers and opportunities in the Marine Corps at the Boston Convention Center, March 24. NSBE is a student-run organization focused on the employment of minority engineers from across the country. The Marines set up in the career fair part of the convention as well as aiding in resume creating and running morning workout sessions with interested students.
Marines liaising at Natonal Society of Black Engineers convention
Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, engage attendees of the National Society of Black Engineers convention about careers and opportunities in the Marine Corps at the Boston Convention Center, March 24. NSBE is a student-run organization focused on the employment of minority engineers from across the country. The Marines set up in the career fair part of the convention as well as aiding in resume creating and running morning workout sessions with interested students.
The party band section of the Marine Corps Base Quantico band plays to a full Everett High School auditorium, March 18. The band visited the school prior to their performance in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston, Massachusetts, the following weekend.
Quantico band in Everett, Mass, high school
The party band section of the Marine Corps Base Quantico band plays to a full Everett High School auditorium, March 18. The band visited the school prior to their performance in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston, Massachusetts, the following weekend.
Sergeant Thomas Adams starts a face-off with a member of the Sanford, Maine, police department hockey team during The Maine Event, Battle on Ice hockey tournament, Jan. 15. Adams is one of 15 Marines who came together from across the Marine Corps to play in the tournament, coming from Hawaii, Alaska, Texas and both coasts. This is the first time the team has played together and are aiming to create a Marine Corps-recognized All-Marine Ice Hockey Team. Adams is a satellite communications operator with the 3rd Marine Regiment.
Marine hockey team plays in Maine
Sergeant Thomas Adams starts a face-off with a member of the Sanford, Maine, police department hockey team during The Maine Event, Battle on Ice hockey tournament, Jan. 15. Adams is one of 15 Marines who came together from across the Marine Corps to play in the tournament, coming from Hawaii, Alaska, Texas and both coasts. This is the first time the team has played together and are aiming to create a Marine Corps-recognized All-Marine Ice Hockey Team. Adams is a satellite communications operator with the 3rd Marine Regiment.
New Marines on recruiters assistance with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts, carry the casket of Sam Bernstein, a former Marine who fought on Iwo Jima, into the Temple Beth AM prior to his burial, Dec. 30. Bernstein left the Marine Corps as a corporal following his return from Japan, but never forgot his time in service.
New Marines honor passed WWII Marine
New Marines on recruiters assistance with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts, carry the casket of Sam Bernstein, a former Marine who fought on Iwo Jima, into the Temple Beth AM prior to his burial, Dec. 30. Bernstein left the Marine Corps as a corporal following his return from Japan, but never forgot his time in service.
Robert Klare, former Marine staff sergeant and survivor of the attack of Pearl Harbor in World War II, promoted Sgt. Travis Colson to staff sergeant on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, Dec. 7. Klare, a resident of Colson's recruiting area of operation, wanted to promote the Marine to the rank he once was due to the camaraderie that the Marine Corps holds for all Marines, regardless of rank or age. Colson is staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Dover, New Hampshire.
Pearl Harbor Survivor promotes brother-in-arms
Robert Klare, former Marine staff sergeant and survivor of the attack of Pearl Harbor in World War II, promoted Sgt. Travis Colson to staff sergeant on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, Dec. 7. Klare, a resident of Colson's recruiting area of operation, wanted to promote the Marine to the rank he once was due to the camaraderie that the Marine Corps holds for all Marines, regardless of rank or age. Colson is staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Dover, New Hampshire.
Lance Cpl. Lindsey Shephard helps unload toy donations from the trunk of a car during the Marine Toys for Tots drive in Newington, NH, Dec. 4. The drive is a three-day collaborative event between the area’s recruiting and reserve units and local radio stations to collect and deliver toys to the local Toys for Tots warehouse for delivery to families. Shephard is a field wireman with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, Marine Aircraft Group 14, and is currently on recruiter’s assistance with Recruiting Substation Dover, NH.
Portsmouth, NH, Toys for Tots drive
Lance Cpl. Lindsey Shephard helps unload toy donations from the trunk of a car during the Marine Toys for Tots drive in Newington, NH, Dec. 4. The drive is a three-day collaborative event between the area’s recruiting and reserve units and local radio stations to collect and deliver toys to the local Toys for Tots warehouse for delivery to families. Shephard is a field wireman with Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, Marine Aircraft Group 14, and is currently on recruiter’s assistance with Recruiting Substation Dover, NH.
Sergeant Britteny L. Whitaker high-fives a young viewer of the Concord Christmas Parade in Concord, New Hampshire, Nov. 21. Marines and poolees of Recruiting Substation Concord led the parade for the day double-timing to cadence. Whitaker is the supply chief for Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH.
Marines lead Concord, NH Christmas Parade
Sergeant Britteny L. Whitaker high-fives a young viewer of the Concord Christmas Parade in Concord, New Hampshire, Nov. 21. Marines and poolees of Recruiting Substation Concord led the parade for the day double-timing to cadence. Whitaker is the supply chief for Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH.
A Marine poolee executes his 11 pull-ups for his current circuit during the MacDonald Hero Workout event at Iron Empire gym in Dover, New Hampshire, Nov. 10, 2015. Iron Empire hosted a community workout in honor Lance Cpl. MacDonald, a Marine who lost his life in Iraq in 2003, or whomever the participants individually wanted to honor.
Marines, civilians work out, remember the heroes during Marine Corps birthday
A Marine poolee executes his 11 pull-ups for his current circuit during the MacDonald Hero Workout event at Iron Empire gym in Dover, New Hampshire, Nov. 10, 2015. Iron Empire hosted a community workout in honor Lance Cpl. MacDonald, a Marine who lost his life in Iraq in 2003, or whomever the participants individually wanted to honor.
Marines with Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, escort the birthday cake to the head table during the station's 240th Marine Corps Birthday Ball held at the Portsmouth Harbor Events Center, Nov. 13.
RS Portsmouth 240th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Marines with Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, escort the birthday cake to the head table during the station's 240th Marine Corps Birthday Ball held at the Portsmouth Harbor Events Center, Nov. 13.
Sergeant Major David E. Compton, a former drill instructor, drill master and drill instructor-trainer, inquires as to the lack of volume given by one candidate of the Officer Selection Office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oct. 24. During the monthly candidate physical training function, Compton demonstrated what the candidates are to expect from the sergeant instructors at Officer Candidate School. Compton is the sergeant major of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH.
Suggesting raising the volume
Sergeant Major David E. Compton, a former drill instructor, drill master and drill instructor-trainer, inquires as to the lack of volume given by one candidate of the Officer Selection Office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oct. 24. During the monthly candidate physical training function, Compton demonstrated what the candidates are to expect from the sergeant instructors at Officer Candidate School. Compton is the sergeant major of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH.
Staff Sgt. Travis McGlew monitors Amanda Hoover during her Maneuver Under Fire run during the Merrimack College Women's Basketball Combat Fitness Test at the college, Oct. 8. The CFT was part of the leadership seminar conducted by the Officer Selection Team of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where the team is briefed on the Marine Corps leadership principles before putting them into action during the CFT. McGlew is the Officer Selection Assistant for OST Portsmouth.
Merrimack Women's Basketball Team kicks the CFT
Staff Sgt. Travis McGlew monitors Amanda Hoover during her Maneuver Under Fire run during the Merrimack College Women's Basketball Combat Fitness Test at the college, Oct. 8. The CFT was part of the leadership seminar conducted by the Officer Selection Team of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where the team is briefed on the Marine Corps leadership principles before putting them into action during the CFT. McGlew is the Officer Selection Assistant for OST Portsmouth.
Danny Dalton, a tight end football player for Marshfield High School in Marshfield, Massachusetts, stands with Capt. Zachary Johnson and Sgt. Cody Lee after receiving his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey at the school, Sept. 30. Following his selection at a previous football camp, Dalton has been chosen to play in the SFAAB game this January in California. Dalton has graduated from Marshfield recently and has committed to Penn State University and their football team. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Lee is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Mass.
Marshfield HS Tight End receives SFAAB jersey from Marines
Danny Dalton, a tight end football player for Marshfield High School in Marshfield, Massachusetts, stands with Capt. Zachary Johnson and Sgt. Cody Lee after receiving his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey at the school, Sept. 30. Following his selection at a previous football camp, Dalton has been chosen to play in the SFAAB game this January in California. Dalton has graduated from Marshfield recently and has committed to Penn State University and their football team. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Lee is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Mass.
Sergeant Kevin Haas looks at a picture of U.S. Navy Blue Angels aircraft with a patient of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Sept. 4. Prior to the Blue Angels’ flight demonstrations at the Great State of Maine Air Show at the Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, pilots and Navy and Marine recruiters spent some time at the hospital and played with some of the children undergoing various treatments. “The real heroes are the kids and the medical staff there,” said Haas. “Their drive and determination are endless. It was truly a touching experience.” Haas is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Central Maine, Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
With the Children
Sergeant Kevin Haas looks at a picture of U.S. Navy Blue Angels aircraft with a patient of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Sept. 4. Prior to the Blue Angels’ flight demonstrations at the Great State of Maine Air Show at the Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, pilots and Navy and Marine recruiters spent some time at the hospital and played with some of the children undergoing various treatments. “The real heroes are the kids and the medical staff there,” said Haas. “Their drive and determination are endless. It was truly a touching experience.” Haas is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Central Maine, Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
(Left to right) Rachel Erin, Heidi Lewellyn and Faith Swenson conduct flex-arm hangs for time at the Marine tent during the Urban Raid Portland 5K obstacle run, Aug. 15. The three Marines at the event ran the race and placed second in the team category and one poolee placed third in his age group.
Group arm-hang
(Left to right) Rachel Erin, Heidi Lewellyn and Faith Swenson conduct flex-arm hangs for time at the Marine tent during the Urban Raid Portland 5K obstacle run, Aug. 15. The three Marines at the event ran the race and placed second in the team category and one poolee placed third in his age group.
(Left to right) Sergeant Justin Tellar takes a selfie with professional golfers Katherine Perry, Alexandria Jacobsen and Kaitlin Coons following their completion of the W. B. Mason Championship at the Thorney Lea Golf Club, Aug. 16. Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth were invited to tour the course and view the championship, where the golfers play for a spot in the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. Tellar is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts.
A day with the pros
(Left to right) Sergeant Justin Tellar takes a selfie with professional golfers Katherine Perry, Alexandria Jacobsen and Kaitlin Coons following their completion of the W. B. Mason Championship at the Thorney Lea Golf Club, Aug. 16. Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth were invited to tour the course and view the championship, where the golfers play for a spot in the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. Tellar is a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts.
Sergeants Joseph Derby (left) and Justin Tellar give a contestant a reason to move faster during the Wipeout Run 5K event at Gillette Stadium, Aug. 1. Marine recruiters and their poolees volunteered as staff for the event, after which they got to run it themselves. Derby and Tellar are canvassing recruiters with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts.
Offering helpful motivation
Sergeants Joseph Derby (left) and Justin Tellar give a contestant a reason to move faster during the Wipeout Run 5K event at Gillette Stadium, Aug. 1. Marine recruiters and their poolees volunteered as staff for the event, after which they got to run it themselves. Derby and Tellar are canvassing recruiters with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts.
Sergeant Major David Compton (center), sergeant major of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, stands with newly-promoted Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Roadcap (right) and Staff Sgt. Kristopher Barber following their promotion ceremony at the RS headquarters, July 6. The two Marines were meritoriously promoted after winning their respective recruiter meritorious boards. Roadcap is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts, and Barber is the SNCOIC of RSS Concord, New Hampshire.
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Sergeant Major David Compton (center), sergeant major of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, stands with newly-promoted Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Roadcap (right) and Staff Sgt. Kristopher Barber following their promotion ceremony at the RS headquarters, July 6. The two Marines were meritoriously promoted after winning their respective recruiter meritorious boards. Roadcap is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts, and Barber is the SNCOIC of RSS Concord, New Hampshire.
Major Andrew Gourgoumis, outgoing commanding officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hands the Marine Corps colors to Maj. Stephen Boada during the change of command ceremony, June 26. Boada is coming from his position as inspector-instructor of Battery P., 5th Battalion, 14th Marines in Spokane, Washington, and Gourgoumis is heading to the Command and Staff College aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
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Major Andrew Gourgoumis, outgoing commanding officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hands the Marine Corps colors to Maj. Stephen Boada during the change of command ceremony, June 26. Boada is coming from his position as inspector-instructor of Battery P., 5th Battalion, 14th Marines in Spokane, Washington, and Gourgoumis is heading to the Command and Staff College aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Sergeant Paul Decoste holds a body pad as high school football players rehearse offensive drills during the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at St. John Preparatory High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, June 7. Nearly 200 top football players from high schools throughout the New England states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, received training from National Football League and college football coaches while fighting for a spot to play in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game in California. Decoste is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Lawrence, Mass., Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Working the bags at the Massachusetts Semper Fidelis All-American Camp
Sergeant Paul Decoste holds a body pad as high school football players rehearse offensive drills during the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at St. John Preparatory High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, June 7. Nearly 200 top football players from high schools throughout the New England states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, received training from National Football League and college football coaches while fighting for a spot to play in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game in California. Decoste is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Lawrence, Mass., Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Pierce Gilman, a recent graduate of Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, receives an $180,000 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Marine Corps Option, scholarship from Capt. Zachary Johnson (right) and Sgt. Alex Figueroa during the school’s awards ceremony May 27, 2015, at the school. Capt. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH, and Sgt. Figueroa is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Manchester, NH.
Trinity HS graduate receives NROTC scholarship
Pierce Gilman, a recent graduate of Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, receives an $180,000 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Marine Corps Option, scholarship from Capt. Zachary Johnson (right) and Sgt. Alex Figueroa during the school’s awards ceremony May 27, 2015, at the school. Capt. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH, and Sgt. Figueroa is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Manchester, NH.
Sergeants Travis Colson and Daniel Siniscalchi fold the national flag during a flag presentation ceremony as part of the city of Sanford, New Hampshire's World War II Veteran Memorial Day at the Sanford High School memorial gymnasium, May 14. The event honored the 51 WWII Sanford natives who fell in battle, and the flag the Marines presented was to the family of one of those soldiers. Colson is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-chargeof Recruiting Substation Dover, NH, and Siniscalchi is a canvassing recruiter for RSS Dover.
Presenting honors
Sergeants Travis Colson and Daniel Siniscalchi fold the national flag during a flag presentation ceremony as part of the city of Sanford, New Hampshire's World War II Veteran Memorial Day at the Sanford High School memorial gymnasium, May 14. The event honored the 51 WWII Sanford natives who fell in battle, and the flag the Marines presented was to the family of one of those soldiers. Colson is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-chargeof Recruiting Substation Dover, NH, and Siniscalchi is a canvassing recruiter for RSS Dover.
Staff Sgt. Gerren Means and Sgt. Megan Roberts suggest that a poolee "pick up his volume" during Recruiting Station Portsmouth's all-hands pool function, May 2. The function was a two-day evolution where nearly 400 poolees throughout Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts went through screenings and physical tests with added motivation from two Parris Island drill instructors. Means is a senior drill instructor with India Co., 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Roberts is a drill instructor with Oscar Co., 4th RTB.
Someone lost his volume
Staff Sgt. Gerren Means and Sgt. Megan Roberts suggest that a poolee "pick up his volume" during Recruiting Station Portsmouth's all-hands pool function, May 2. The function was a two-day evolution where nearly 400 poolees throughout Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts went through screenings and physical tests with added motivation from two Parris Island drill instructors. Means is a senior drill instructor with India Co., 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Roberts is a drill instructor with Oscar Co., 4th RTB.
RS Portsmouth News
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. MORE
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. MORE
Marines, civilians work out, remember the heroes during Marine Corps birthday November 10, 2015 — Not everyone knew each other, but that didn’t matter; they still cheered and motivated everyone who was up on the bars. You didn’t need to know everyone because a common goal was set: honor those who were lost and make it to the end. MORE
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 MORE
Marines put New England high school football players through their paces during the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp June 7, 2015 — To the right of him, a man who coached for the Jacksonville Jaguars,  Denver Broncos,  and other The NFL teams. To the left of him, a man who saw combat when he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The high school football player, flanked by these two individuals, dug his cleats deeper and told himself he would push just a little harder once the MORE
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 MORE
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 MORE

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