1st Marine Corps District

 

1st Marine Corps District

Eastern Recruiting Region

605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
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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.
Hannah DeBalsi, Athlete of the Month from Staples High School, is presented with a plaque by Staff Sergeant Jason Caldwell on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps and Sports Illustrated,  Jan. 9, 2016 at Staples High School, Westport, Conn. DeBalsi received the award for excellence in cross-country, her desire to give back to her community and her superior performance in her academics.
The Marine Corps and Sports Illustrated recognize Hannah DeBalsi as athlete of the month
Hannah DeBalsi, Athlete of the Month from Staples High School, is presented with a plaque by Staff Sergeant Jason Caldwell on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps and Sports Illustrated, Jan. 9, 2016 at Staples High School, Westport, Conn. DeBalsi received the award for excellence in cross-country, her desire to give back to her community and her superior performance in her academics.
Cpl. Aaron Atwood poses for a photograph holding his French Horn Nov. 5, at Marine Recruiting Station Springfield’s Headquarters. The 27-year-old Danbury, Connecticut-native used his Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to obtain a Bachelor’s of Music Performance Classical French Horn from Western Connecticut State University. Atwood has reenlisted into the Marines so that he can have a career as a full time preforming musician. He will be with the Marine Band stationed in New Orleans, La. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
Danbury native lives his dream, plays the French Horn
Cpl. Aaron Atwood poses for a photograph holding his French Horn Nov. 5, at Marine Recruiting Station Springfield’s Headquarters. The 27-year-old Danbury, Connecticut-native used his Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to obtain a Bachelor’s of Music Performance Classical French Horn from Western Connecticut State University. Atwood has reenlisted into the Marines so that he can have a career as a full time preforming musician. He will be with the Marine Band stationed in New Orleans, La. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).
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.
1st Lt. Stefan Milan, center left, explains the Marine Corps Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony on ESPN First Take to Molly Qerim, Nov. 5. The Marines, all from Marine Recruiting Station Springfield, 1st Marine Corps District, appeared on the show in light of the Marine Corps’ 240th birthday taking place on Nov. 10. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Marine Birthday ESPN First Take
1st Lt. Stefan Milan, center left, explains the Marine Corps Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony on ESPN First Take to Molly Qerim, Nov. 5. The Marines, all from Marine Recruiting Station Springfield, 1st Marine Corps District, appeared on the show in light of the Marine Corps’ 240th birthday taking place on Nov. 10. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
(Center) Geno Auriemma, the University of Connecticut’s Woman’s Basketball Coach, is awarded the 2015 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I Regional Coach of the Year, at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Nov. 8. Gunnery Sgt. Manuel Beltran, right, and Danielle M. Donehew, left, the executive director for WBCA, presented Auriemma the award. The award is meant to recognize a coach for exemplary accomplishments throughout the year. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I Regional Coach of the Year
(Center) Geno Auriemma, the University of Connecticut’s Woman’s Basketball Coach, is awarded the 2015 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I Regional Coach of the Year, at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Nov. 8. Gunnery Sgt. Manuel Beltran, right, and Danielle M. Donehew, left, the executive director for WBCA, presented Auriemma the award. The award is meant to recognize a coach for exemplary accomplishments throughout the year. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Jazz Combo joined the Sayreville War Memorial High School band director and his assistant during an improvisation session during a concert at the school in Sayreville, N.J., Oct. 27, 2015.
MCRD Parris Island Jazz Combo jams with local N.J. teachers
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Jazz Combo joined the Sayreville War Memorial High School band director and his assistant during an improvisation session during a concert at the school in Sayreville, N.J., Oct. 27, 2015.
Sgt. Darrell D. Buckley, canvassing recruiter with Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Trenton, motivates a team of Naval Sea Cadets during a leadership seminar with the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps John T. Dempster, Jr. Division, in Lawrenceville, N.J., Oct. 18, 2015. The Marines spent several hours with the Sea Cadets covering the significance of leadership, working together, being unselfish, and how to overcome adversity.
Marines train the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps John T. Dempster, Jr. Division
Sgt. Darrell D. Buckley, canvassing recruiter with Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Trenton, motivates a team of Naval Sea Cadets during a leadership seminar with the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps John T. Dempster, Jr. Division, in Lawrenceville, N.J., Oct. 18, 2015. The Marines spent several hours with the Sea Cadets covering the significance of leadership, working together, being unselfish, and how to overcome adversity.
The Marines of Marine Corps Recruiting Station New Jersey welcomed the Felician College Varsity Female Basketball Team for a leadership seminar aboard Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, N.J., Sept. 19, 2015.
Marines train the Felician College Varsity Female Basketball Team during a Leadership Seminar
The Marines of Marine Corps Recruiting Station New Jersey welcomed the Felician College Varsity Female Basketball Team for a leadership seminar aboard Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, N.J., Sept. 19, 2015.
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon marches off the field after their performance at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2015. Members of the unit are selected for a two-year tour, performing for large audiences and influential individuals to include the President of the United States. The platoon is based out of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Zachary W. Scanlon/Released)
Silent Drill Platoon Performs at Citi Field
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon marches off the field after their performance at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2015. Members of the unit are selected for a two-year tour, performing for large audiences and influential individuals to include the President of the United States. The platoon is based out of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Zachary W. Scanlon/Released)
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs for baseball fans before a New York Mets and Yankees game at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2015. Marines with the 24-man rifle-platoon are infantryman by trade and were selected to be a part of the ceremonial unit. The platoon is based out of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Zachary W. Scanlon/Released)
Silent Drill Platoon Performs at Citi Field
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs for baseball fans before a New York Mets and Yankees game at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2015. Marines with the 24-man rifle-platoon are infantryman by trade and were selected to be a part of the ceremonial unit. The platoon is based out of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Zachary W. Scanlon/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Eugene R. Bryant poses for a photo after completing of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. on October 27, 2013. Bryant received a spot in the marathon through the organization Always Brothers which honors Capt. Tyler B. Swisher who died on October 21, 2005 when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device near Al Amariyah, Iraq (Courtesy Photo).
Marine makes a difference through physical fitness and mentorship
Gunnery Sgt. Eugene R. Bryant poses for a photo after completing of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. on October 27, 2013. Bryant received a spot in the marathon through the organization Always Brothers which honors Capt. Tyler B. Swisher who died on October 21, 2005 when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device near Al Amariyah, Iraq (Courtesy Photo).
Unit News
Marines bring Christmas cheer

By Cpl. Brandon Thomas | December 29, 2015

 Garden City, NY, --Marines from the 1st Marine Corps District area took part in a special opportunity to share their experiences with youths from the Garden City, NY, Dec. 21, as part of a community outreach program. Seven Marines visited Saint Anne’s School to reach out to students and answer questions about what it’s like being a Marine. MORE
Carry High School Student’s give back

By Cpl. Brandon Thomas | December 10, 2015

Franklin Square, NY,- While many high school students wait anxiously for their holiday gifts, one group of high school seniors decided to give back. MORE
Marine, Danbury native lives his dream, plays the French Horn

By Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | December 2, 2015

Cpl. Aaron Atwood has a quality that cannot be taught, and only inspired – passion. In his hands the French Horn seems more like an extension of himself than an instrument. Fused to his lips, it pumps the blood of his soul on every note as he plays. In his mind, there is only one trajectory for the course of his life; that of a performing artist. MORE
Vietnam Marine from Bensalem honored during bridge re-dedication

By Cpl. Matt Myers | November 23, 2015

Marine killed in action in Vietnam has bridge re-dedicated in his honor during ceremony November 14, in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. MORE
Pennsylvania mayor salutes veterans of foreign wars

By Cpl. Matt Myers | September 30, 2015

MEDIA, Pa. – In the early 1950’s, a small group of American advisers began arriving to support South Vietnam forces. Their mission was to assist the South Vietnamese senior leadership in tactical and logistical decision making while providing U.S. commanders and intelligence agencies with valuable information that could help prepare American forces for war. MORE
DISTRICT IN THE NEWS
US Marines honor Medal of Honor recipients
Fox and Friends June 22, 2014
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