1st Marine Corps District


1st Marine Corps District

Eastern Recruiting Region

605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
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Brothers-In-Arms has a special meaning for two Marines

By Sgt. Pedro Cardenas | May 22, 2015

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA--For Nathan and Michael Wilson the phrase brothers-in-arms is more than just a motivational quote; for them it is the story of their life. After 13 weeks of training, Nathan and Michael Wilson graduated recruit training on May 8 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Nathan and Michael grew up in York, MORE
From the Islands to the Windy City; Marine sheds weight to become one of the few

By Sgt. Pedro Cardenas | March 20, 2015

The Marines are known as “the Few and the Proud.” However, female Marines sometimes have a harder road to earn the title and become one of the smallest and proudest groups within the Corps.  For Sgt. Kemmala S. Kelsey, the road to earning the title Marine was a harder than usual. “I was in college, working two part-time jobs, but I wanted more,” 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
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
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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