Recruiting Station Springfield

 

Recruiting Station Springfield

1st Marine Corps District

700 Eagle Drive, Bldg 3103 Suite 143, Chicopee, MA 01022
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Sgt. George English, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Plymouth, poses for a photograph at Westover Air Reserve Base, Aug., 18. English is a 25-year-old, Brockton, Massachusetts native. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
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Sgt. George English, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Plymouth, poses for a photograph at Westover Air Reserve Base, Aug., 18. English is a 25-year-old, Brockton, Massachusetts native. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
Sgt. Rosa Luna, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Waterbury, motivates Gisel Gomez, a female Poolee, a woman currently enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program, during a run as part of an Initial Strength Test on Westover Air Reserve Base, Aug., 15. The Delayed Entry Program is meant to help prepare young men and women for the rigors of Marine Corps Boot Camp. Gomez, 20, is from Worcester, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Worcester Vocational Technical High School. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
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Sgt. Rosa Luna, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Waterbury, motivates Gisel Gomez, a female Poolee, a woman currently enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program, during a run as part of an Initial Strength Test on Westover Air Reserve Base, Aug., 15. The Delayed Entry Program is meant to help prepare young men and women for the rigors of Marine Corps Boot Camp. Gomez, 20, is from Worcester, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Worcester Vocational Technical High School. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Brendan G. Walsh, a resident of Trumbull, Connecticut, and recent graduate of Brien McMahon High School, is one of this year’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program, Marine Corps Option, recipients. Maj. Thomas Abbott, left, and 1st Lt. Stefan Milan, right, present Walsh with a $180,000 scholarship during a high school awards ceremony June 3, 2015, at the school. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein.)
Brien McMahon High School Graduate Receives $180,000 NROTC Scholarship
Brendan G. Walsh, a resident of Trumbull, Connecticut, and recent graduate of Brien McMahon High School, is one of this year’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program, Marine Corps Option, recipients. Maj. Thomas Abbott, left, and 1st Lt. Stefan Milan, right, present Walsh with a $180,000 scholarship during a high school awards ceremony June 3, 2015, at the school. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein.)
Steven Jones, a resident of Tolland, Connecticut, and recent graduate of Tolland High School, is one of this year’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program, Marine Corps Option, recipients. Maj. Thomas Abbott, left, and 1st Lt. Stefan Milan, center, present Jones with a $180,000 scholarship during a high school awards ceremony June 2, 2014, at the school. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein.)
Tolland Graduate Receives $180,000 NROTC Scholarship
Steven Jones, a resident of Tolland, Connecticut, and recent graduate of Tolland High School, is one of this year’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program, Marine Corps Option, recipients. Maj. Thomas Abbott, left, and 1st Lt. Stefan Milan, center, present Jones with a $180,000 scholarship during a high school awards ceremony June 2, 2014, at the school. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein.)
Bill Felmer poses for a photograph in his office at the Core Fitness Health Club, on May 5. Felmer recently became the first veteran to complete Western Connecticut State University’s Honors Program while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in political science. The 28-year-old Marine veteran is a Bethel, Connecticut native. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
Bethel, Connecticut, native first student veteran to earn degree with honors from Western Connecticut State University
Bill Felmer poses for a photograph in his office at the Core Fitness Health Club, on May 5. Felmer recently became the first veteran to complete Western Connecticut State University’s Honors Program while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in political science. The 28-year-old Marine veteran is a Bethel, Connecticut native. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
Poolees from Recruiting Substation Waterbury compete in a tug-of-war competition during the 2015 Annual Field Meet, at Dufresne Recreational Park, May 16. Approximately 465 newly enlisted men and women from across New England, to include; Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, attended the event. The annual Marine Corps event is designed to challenge the Poolees’ physical fitness through various competitions and tests of endurance to ensure that they are prepared for the rigors of Marine Corps recruit training. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Marine Recruiting Station Springfield Annual Field Meet
Poolees from Recruiting Substation Waterbury compete in a tug-of-war competition during the 2015 Annual Field Meet, at Dufresne Recreational Park, May 16. Approximately 465 newly enlisted men and women from across New England, to include; Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, attended the event. The annual Marine Corps event is designed to challenge the Poolees’ physical fitness through various competitions and tests of endurance to ensure that they are prepared for the rigors of Marine Corps recruit training. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Sgt. Victor Sierra, a drill instructor and Covina, California native, teaches Poolees drill commands during the 2015 Annual Field Meet, at Dufresne Recreational Park, May 16. Approximately 465 newly enlisted men and women from across New England, to include; Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, attended the event. The annual Marine Corps event is designed to challenge the Poolees’ physical fitness through various competitions and tests of endurance to ensure that they are prepared for the rigors of Marine Corps recruit training. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Marine Recruiting Station Springfield Annual Field Meet
Sgt. Victor Sierra, a drill instructor and Covina, California native, teaches Poolees drill commands during the 2015 Annual Field Meet, at Dufresne Recreational Park, May 16. Approximately 465 newly enlisted men and women from across New England, to include; Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, attended the event. The annual Marine Corps event is designed to challenge the Poolees’ physical fitness through various competitions and tests of endurance to ensure that they are prepared for the rigors of Marine Corps recruit training. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Thomas Pereira looks at a display inside the Parris Island Museum on April 9, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Pereira was in attendance as part of the Educators Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to give educators a firsthand look at how the Marine Corps transforms young men and women into United States Marines.  Pereira is an educator with Westhill High School. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
Educators Workshop
Thomas Pereira looks at a display inside the Parris Island Museum on April 9, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Pereira was in attendance as part of the Educators Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to give educators a firsthand look at how the Marine Corps transforms young men and women into United States Marines. Pereira is an educator with Westhill High School. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
A Marine encourages a participant during the 5th Annual Sgt. Josh Desforges Fitness Challenge at Ludlow High School, on March 12. The challenge is used as a means to raise money for a scholarship/award fund in Josh’s name. Last year, 20 Ludlow High School students were awarded $1,000. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
How Ludlow High School honors its fallen Hero
A Marine encourages a participant during the 5th Annual Sgt. Josh Desforges Fitness Challenge at Ludlow High School, on March 12. The challenge is used as a means to raise money for a scholarship/award fund in Josh’s name. Last year, 20 Ludlow High School students were awarded $1,000. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
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).
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
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).
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.)
Semper Fi Coach Award
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.)
RS Springfield News
Travel and Adventure

By Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | August 28, 2015

Sgt. George English has seen the world, now he wants to give the next generation of young men and women from his home state the opportunity to do the same.The 25-year-old, Brockton, Massachusetts native enlisted on a whim in 2007. English had just graduated from Brockton High School when he decided to visit his father in Cape Coral, Florida. His MORE
Returning quality citizens: Bethel, Connecticut, native first student veteran to earn degree with honors from Western Connecticut State University

By Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | June 2, 2015

The Marine Corps is known for doing three things: Making Marines, winning our nations battles and returning quality citizens. Bill Felmer is every bit the quality citizen the Marine Corps promised it would make him. He recently became the first student veteran to complete Western Connecticut State University’s Honors Program while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in political science. MORE
How Ludlow High School honors its fallen Hero

By Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | March 13, 2015

The memory of Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges grows each year in the Ludlow community with the passing of Ludlow High School’s annual fitness challenge. MORE
Springfield Marines up to challenge at 2015 Hoophall Classic

By Cpl. Thurston | January 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., -- Marines with Recruiting Station Springfield attend the 2015 Spaulding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, Jan. 15. The United States Marine Corps began attending the event on Nov. 12, 2014, as a way to give back to the community The Marine Corps takes every opportunity to celebrate student’s excellence in physical fitness, and commitment. MORE
Shedding, Shooting, Recruiting

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | December 19, 2014

He can play in the pocket. He can play it straight. He can shoot a target 500 yards away center-mass. He can give you a job doing all three. Staff Sgt. Eric Kyne is a Marine musician currently serving as a recruiter for his home town of Hartford, Connecticut. Kyne enlisted in the Marines halfway through his senior year at William H. Hall High MORE
Marine Corps Band Lands at the Big E

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | October 1, 2014

The United States Marine Corps takes part in many community outreach events and programs, though arguably nothing leaves a fonder memory in the public’s mind then being present at a performance of the illustrious Marine Corps Band. Thirty-seven Marines with the Parris Island Marine Corps Band made their way to West Springfield, Mass. to perform at MORE
Taking steps in right direction

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | May 30, 2014

Private First Class Tony R. Fantoli has a clear goal in life, and service in the Marine Corps Reserves is going to help get him there. MORE
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