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1st Marine Corps District

Eastern Recruiting Region

605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
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91-year-old Montford Point Marine Vet receives Congressional Gold Medal

By Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston | February 12, 2015

NEW YORK –Montford Point Marine Sgt. Hiram L. Knowles was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his honorable service during the Era of World War II on Feb. 7, 2015 at the Mary Woodard Lasker Biomedical Research Building, New York City. In 2012, Congress authorized the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to each of the 20,000 Montford Point Marines or to their families in recognition of the accomplishments and sacrifices made during a time of segregation. MORE
Seeing Double: Murphysboro, Illinois, twins serve together

By Cpl. Brandon M. Thomas | February 6, 2015

Parents go through an array of emotions when their children join the military. From the sadness of letting their children go, to sweltering pride for their child’s decision. Dana Ritcheson knows these feelings all too well as she has taken the trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego twice for her children’s graduation. 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
Freeport High School NJROTC stands inspection

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | December 22, 2014

FREEPORT, N.Y. - Student after student, row after row, stand with their hands behind their backs, and their feet spread 20 inches apart at a 45 degree angle. They are clean, sharp, intense, yet silent. They are the Freeport High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The NJROTC program is an elective offered at Freeport High school that hosts over 244 students. These students wear the naval uniform once a week in accordance to naval regulations and learn about naval traditions and knowledge in a class called Naval Science....... 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
DISTRICT IN THE NEWS
US Marines honor Medal of Honor recipients
Fox and Friends June 22, 2014
How the US Marine Corps Jazz Ensemble recruits with music
By Andrea Crossan - PRI's The World March 14. 2014

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