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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
NYSSMA Winter Conference helps Corps find next generation of Marine Musicians

By Sgt. Christopher O'Quin | December 15, 2014

Hundreds of high school students from throughout New York flocked to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center Dec. 4 – 7 for the sake of their passion of music. The New York State School Music Association 79th Annual Winter Conference provided the chance for students to perform and learn in many doctrines of music from jazz to orchestral. Students eager to continue their musical talents past high school also had the opportunity to learn about positions in the oldest professional music organization in the U.S., the Marine Band. The Conference enabled Marines from 1st Marine Corps District, Eastern Recruiting Region to meet with high school students and musicians and answer questions about the Marine Music Program. MORE
Pittsburgh Marine earns honor graduate distinction at Officer Candidate Course

By Sgt. Pedro Cardenas | December 09, 2014

Marine officers exemplify the phrase Ductus Exemplo, Latin for “Leadership by Example.” Some find the task of becoming an officer impossible and are dropped from the course. While others like Staff Sgt. James J.W. Geiger, embrace the challenge.Geiger, a recruiter with Recruiting Station Pittsburgh, was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning MORE
Harrisburg Marines up to the challenge at NWCA wrestling tournament

By Cpl. Elizabeth Thurston | November 07, 2014

PHILADELPHIA -- Marines with Recruiting Station Harrisburg attended the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Nov.  1, 2014 to support wrestlers at the event. The Marines attended the event as a way to give back to the community by instilling motivation in the attendees and athletes.“The Marine MORE
Marines Cut Cake with CFR

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | November 07, 2014

NEW YORK –Council on Foreign Relations fellows and U.S. Marines took time to observe the 239th United States Marine Corps birthday together at CFR’s New York Office, Nov. 7, 2014.“Tradition and ceremony are important to whom we are and that’s how we instill our timeless virtues from one generation to the next,” said Col. Stephen Liszewski, the MORE
Marine Corps Band Lands at the Big E

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | October 01, 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
Machine Gunner Serves Up More Than Hot Brass

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | September 29, 2014

Cooking for many people is just a means of survival, whether you are cooking at home preparing dinner or cooking up an MRE (meal ready to eat) in the field. For Staff Sgt. Jesse Costa it’s something more, it’s a passion; a passion discovered in the Marine Corps.Today Costa finds himself cooking with Coast Guard veteran and Hell’s Kitchen MORE
Marine veteran uses GI Bill to become an officer in Amherst, Mass.

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | September 29, 2014

Irfan Siddiqui will be a commissioned Marine Corps officer in 2017, or at least that is his plan. The former staff sergeant is doing something many Marine veterans do – using his Post 9/11 GI Bill to obtain a degree. Siddiqui said he exited the Marines, after nine years of service, with two goals. First, obtain a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry MORE
New Jersey Marines Reflect, Honor 9/11

By Sgt. Samuel A. Nasso | September 11, 2014

Today marks 13 years after the attacks of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The tragedy affected many people and to this day continues to have an impact. For the Marines and poolees of Marine Corps Recruiting Station New Jersey, the impact was felt the day it occurred.“I was in high school science class,” said Sgt. Steven Toth, canvassing MORE
Cedar Creek pushed to their limit by Marines

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | August 02, 2014

Recruiting Station New Jersey hosted an Enhanced Leadership Seminar meant to impart Marine Corps leadership principles, discipline and camaraderie to members of the Cedar Creek High School football team at Naval Weapons Station Earle, August 1.Cedar Creek players started the leadership seminar by warming up with their Marine mentors. Following the MORE
Marine retires, credits his mentors' support for his success

By Sgt. Damany S. Coleman | July 22, 2014

On June 27, 2014 at the National Civil War Museum, Master Sgt. Louis A. Montney retired after 20 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps.Enlisting in the Marine Corps during the February of 1994 he shipped to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego during the following June.Upon graduation from recruit MORE
1MCD’s CO retires, passes torch

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | July 11, 2014

Col. J. J. Dill, the former commanding officer of 1st Marine Corps District, finishes his career where it all started, July 11 at Naval Weapons Station Earle. A change of command ceremony welcoming Col. James T. Iulo, the present commanding officer of 1MCD, and a retirement ceremony for Dill brought together Marines from Recruiting Stations New MORE
New Marine adopts transformation, drops old ways

By Sgt. Damany Coleman | July 01, 2014

Pvt. Kelvin Contreras, a graduate of Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School, successfully completed Marine Corps Recruit Training, June 6th.There’s nothing easy about boot camp and Contreras, a North Philadelphia native, made things a little tougher on himself by having a “Philly attitude,” he says.“Some of the other recruits were from MORE
Second Annual Basilone Bowl

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | June 27, 2014

The 2nd Annual Basilone Bowl took place June 26, at Bridgewater- Raritan High School bringing together the community, poolees and local Marines.  The Basilone Bowl is a football game held to honor one of the Marine Corps greatest heroes, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.“This game is really awesome; MORE
Recruiter finds motivation in body building

By Cpl. Pedro Cardenas | June 24, 2014

Sgt. Gabrielle G. Reynoso, canvassing recruiter, Recruiting Substation Butler, Recruiting Station Pittsburgh, participated in the 2014 National Physique Committee Pittsburgh Championship at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland, Pa, May 3.The National Physique Committee is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United MORE
Inaugural Dan Daly Cup, game day

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | June 23, 2014

The Inaugural Dan Daly Cup took place June 21, at Glen Clove High School’s Maiden Field, bringing the community and local Marines together in remembrance of a Glen Cove native hero, Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly. Daly is a recipient of two Medals of Honor, the greatest honor given in service to one’s country.The event began with a rededication to the Dan Daly MORE
Marines inspire athletes, remember hometown hero

By Lance Cpl. Jessica Quezada | June 20, 2014

In honor of a forgotten hero, the City of Glen Cove, New York will be the site of the Inaugural Dan Daly Cup lacrosse all­star game this Saturday at 12 PM.The event kicks­off with paying homage to Dan Daly at his memorial in the Glen Cove Monument Park the morning of the game. Following the ceremony, a parade led by the Quantico Marine Corps Band MORE
Recruiting Station Pittsburgh welcomes new commander

By Cpl. Pedro Cardenas | June 17, 2014

Marine Corps Recruiting Station Pittsburgh welcomed its new commander, Maj. Frank P. Mease Jr., who took command from Maj. John M. Hunt during a change of command ceremony at Heinz Field, June 13.The new commander, Mease, completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2002. Mease enlisted and had served in the 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
From law school to The Basic School

By Sgt Caleb Gomez | May 30, 2014

NEW YORK - After much hard work and dedication, for the students of New York University School of Law, the time for graduation has arrived. Many of these graduates will move on to begin a career in their particular field of study, getting a job at a law firm, living their lives day to day; but for one graduate the next chapter in his life is one MORE
Pittsburgh native recognized for participation in SFAAB

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | May 16, 2014

Joseph was accompanied by his parents during the award ceremony. His father, Mark Cosentino, could not have been more proud.“Our entire family went to see Joseph play at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl,” said Mark Cosentino. “It was a really special game for him to be a part of. They brought athletes from all of the U.S. The kids really got to MORE
Sisters in charge

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | May 08, 2014

The Sagebiel sisters are nothing short of rare. Gunnery Sgt. Ann Sagebiel and Staff Sgt. Amanda Sagebiel have both risen to prominent leadership positions in rank and title in the Marine Corps. The Houston, Texas natives are both staff noncommissioned officers. They also both hold a position of authority while serving on independent duty. MORE
Following familiar footprints

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | May 01, 2014

There are many reasons why individuals join the Marine Corps; opportunity, the betterment of one’s self, pride of belonging, and much more.For Pfc. Naim I. Al-Qaadir Jr., joining was a matter of following in his father’s footprints.Maj. Naim I. Al-Qaadir, assistant for officer procurement for 1st Marine Corps District, was reunited with his son on MORE
Binghamton current, future Marines run to remember fallen

By Staff Sgt. Josh H. Hauser | March 31, 2014

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Marines and poolees of Recruiting Substation Binghamton, Recruiting Station Albany are helping keep the memory of a fallen Marine alive. MORE
New York Marine recognized for life-saving actions

By Cpl. Kristin E. Moreno | March 21, 2014

NEW YORK - Sgt. Rasheem Thomas, a native of New York City currently attached to Transportation and Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., was recognized at the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation’s 19th Annual Semper Fidelis Gala on March 20. MORE
Discipline in body, mind, character

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | March 17, 2014

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall and 195 pounds this Marine is the epitome of physical fitness. It comes as no surprise this body-building award winner was awarded as honor graduate of his Martial Arts Instructor Course. MORE
1st MCD hosts Marine Corps Jazz Ensemble

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas | March 17, 2014

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - “There is a point where music becomes less about music and more about being a person,” said Sgt. Charlie Arbelaez, an alto saxophone player assigned to Marine Band San Diego originally from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. MORE
Glen Cove High students take Marine Corps’ fitness challenge

By Cpl. Kristin E. Moreno | February 21, 2014

GLEN COVE, N.Y. -- He walked into the school, a symbol of pride and authority, but this wasn’t a typical high school visit. And for the students, this wouldn’t be their typical Friday gym class. MORE
Despite small stature, Wolcott, Conn., native earns title Marine

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | February 06, 2014

Bianca Saunders stands 5-feet tall and weighs just under 100 pounds. On Dec. 20, 2013 she did something many people thought she was incapable of – she earned the title Marine. MORE
Wounded Warriors visit National September 11 Memorial, Museum

By Cpl. Daniel E. Valle | February 05, 2014

Marines assigned to the Wounded Warrior Regiment visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Feb. 1.The visit, intended to give the Marines an opportunity to see the site that commemorates and honors the thousands lost in the attacks of Sept. 11, allowed them to pay their respects to those who lost their lives during the attacks as well MORE
Marines honor fallen WWII Silver Star recipient

By Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas, January 10, 2014 | January 11, 2014

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Many have heard the phrase “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” The Marines of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment ensure it is a phrase that is not forgotten. MORE
Marine Receives Award at USO Armed Forces Gala, Gold Medal Dinner

By Cpl Dan Valle | December 13, 2013

NEW YORK CITY – Sergeant David R. Grossman, a special collection team operator with 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, received the USO George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award at the 52nd USO Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner, here Dec. 11.“I’m honored to receive this award,” said MORE
Striving for change

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | December 09, 2013

David Flores’ measure of wealth is values, which is exactly why the 24-year-old Rhode Island resident has decided to enlist in the Marine Corps.Flores, who is scheduled to leave for recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in May, said he sees service in the Marine Corps as a chance for him to provide a future for his MORE
Cutlery inspires change, Recruiting Station Springfield dominates

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | November 12, 2013

It started with a set of steak knives – A friendly jeering gesture from one commanding officer to another. On October 2012, the start of the Marines Fiscal Year 2013, Marine Recruiting Station Harrisburg had won Marine Recruiting Station of the Year FY 12 for the district, 1st Marine Corps District. Maj. Andrew Schoenmaker, the station's MORE
CMC, SMMC visit 1MCD

By Public Affairs Staff | November 04, 2013

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- On Oct. 29, Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, along with Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, the 17th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, visited the Marines and sailors of the 1st Marine Corps District, Recruiting Station New York and 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. MORE
MOH recipient leads Marines to World Trade Center

By Capt. Lindsay Pirek | September 30, 2013

NEW YORK - The Marine Corps’ only living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War led Marines based in the Greater New York City area on a run from Brooklyn to where the World Trade Center towers once stood during the annual Tunnel to Towers run here Sept. 29. MORE
Wounded Marine veteran makes house a home

By Pfc. Brandon M. Thomas | September 30, 2013

ELLINGTON, Conn. - Sgt. Greg Caron, a Marine veteran, was presented with a house Sept. 28 by Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization that supports men and women who have been wounded or disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. MORE
From combat to college, Amherst, Mass., native reaps rewards after military service

By Sgt. Richard Blumenstein | August 23, 2013

Ryan M. Martin is a 25-year-old Marine veteran whose story is similar to that of many other veterans. MORE
Marines, American Legion partner to instill discipline, mentor New York boys

By Sgt. Timothy Parish | July 15, 2013

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK MORRISVILLE, N.Y. -- The annual American Legion Boy’s State of New York gathers around 1,200 promising young men each year at the State University of New York, Morrisville, to learn about the basics of American governance and civic responsibility. MORE
Coram, N.Y., native and Marine veteran reunites with recruiter friend

By Sgt. Caleb Gomez | June 23, 2013

Standing 5’10” tall and weighing 135 pounds, Jamel Herring, a native of Coram, N.Y., stands in his corner awaiting the sound of the bell to face his opponent. MORE
Remembering those who served

By Lance Cpl. Daniel Valle | May 28, 2013

QUEENS, N.Y. -- The borough of Queens held a Memorial Day ceremony May 22 at the Queens Borough Hall.The ceremony was held to remember those service members who have served.Prior to the start of the ceremony, the many veterans in attendance took to time to mingle with each other and share experiences of their time in the armed forces.The ceremony MORE
SEAC administers oath to unsuspecting applicants

By Sgt. Kristin E. Moreno | May 25, 2013

Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, administered the oath of enlistment to a group of more than 25 young men and women going through the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 21. MORE
“And that’s how the cookie crumbles”

By Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle | May 13, 2013

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County visited Marines from the 1st Marine Corps District at their headquarters building May 2.The visit was intended for the girl scouts to become familiar with the Marines who work in their community as well as donate cookies to deployed service members.“These girls sold at least 100 boxes of cookies for Operation MORE
Bronx Marines become U.S. citizens

By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso | March 22, 2013

In a crowd of 75 individuals from 39 countries, two Marines became U.S. citizens March 22 during a Naturalization Ceremony at the Federal Hall National Memorial, here. MORE
Garden City Marine receives Purple Heart

By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso | March 18, 2013

Sgt. Michael Blake received a Purple Heart Medal March 15 during a Purple Heart Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial in Eisenhower Park. MORE
Marine officer spearheads athlete leadership program

By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso | March 08, 2013

Society has changed a great deal over the course of the past 20 years. Young men and women live in a world of online video games, social media and are pulled in many directions. Many times in directions that lack the morals and values that will help them succeed as adults. MORE
Lancaster’s newest Marine recruiter makes impact around community

By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso | February 12, 2013

New recruiters spend their first month learning the ropes, visiting schools and taking in as much as they can before the daunting task ahead of them … recruiting highly qualified future Marines. For many it can be a struggle, but Recruiting Station Harrisburg’s latest recruiter embraces the challenge ahead. MORE
Ballston Spa native excels in, out of uniform

By Sgt. Timothy T. Parish | January 17, 2013

Balancing life between work and home is always a challenge.  Doing so as a Marine Corps recruiter and mother of an infant is even more so.Sergeant Cara J. Tighe, 28, has been a recruiter at Recruiting Substation Saratoga Springs, Recruiting Station Albany, since Nov. 2010, covering much of the same area she knew in her youth.“I am familiar with the MORE
Armory hosts annual Marine Corps Holiday Classic track meet

By Sgt. Kristin E. Moreno | January 03, 2013

High school track and field athletes from across the tri-state area gathered at The Armory New Balance Track and Field Center here for the annual Marine Corps Holiday Classic Thursday. MORE
Marine gunnery sergeant inspires troops through knowledge, humility

By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso | November 14, 2012

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Marines experience many different leadership styles during their careers, but each Marine eventually meets that one leader who inspires them, mentors them and ultimately makes them utter the words, "I want to be like you someday." MORE
1MCD Marines attend Veterans Day ceremony in White Plains

By Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso | November 13, 2012

Marines from the 1st Marine Corps District attended the City of White Plains Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11 at the White Plains City Hall.The annual event is organized by the city’s Veterans Committee to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women who have served in the armed forces."We want to support as many Veterans Day events as we can," said MORE
Marine offers home, car to help Marines after devastating hurricane

By | November 02, 2012

FAR ROCKAWAY, QUEENS, N.Y.- Marines have a saying amongst each other, “We take care of our own.” Normally this saying is limited to small acts of kindness, such as lending them a few dollars to get a haircut or helping them move from one barracks room to another. But sometimes they go out of their way to help one another in unexpected ways. MORE
Marines honor the past during Mess Night

By | September 24, 2012

ELMONT, N.Y. – Have you ever seen an old Viking movie where the Norsemen would gather at a table telling stories of their epic battle as they drank from massive cups overflowing with mead while feasting on more food than any man should be able to eat in one sitting? Then you have an idea as to what a Marine Corps Mess Night entails. MORE
Quantico Marine Corps Concert Band to perform in lieu of 31st John Basilone Memorial Parade, Ceremony

By | September 21, 2012

RARITAN, NJ (Sept. 18, 2012) – The Marine Corps Base Quantico Concert Band will perform on three occasions in commemoration of the 31st John Basilone Memorial Parade and Ceremony in Raritan, NJ Sept. 22-23.  John Basilone, born November 4th, 1916, and native of Raritan, NJ, is the only enlisted Marine to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor MORE
Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon to perform at Mercer County Italian American Festival

By | September 21, 2012

WEST WINDSOR, N. J.– The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon will perform at the 13th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival at Mercer County Park on Sunday, Sept. 30.   The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is a 24-man rifle platoon that performs a unique precision drill exhibition. The highly disciplined platoon exemplifies the MORE
Montford Point Marine receives congressional award

By | September 11, 2012

NEW YORK – Friends, family and Marines past and present gathered Sept. 8 at the Harlem YMCA to honor Clement Poussaint, an original Montford Point Marine, with the Congressional Gold Medal. MORE
Family Readiness Conference brings Marine spouses together in Northeast

By | September 06, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. – Raising a family can be one of the most challenging endeavors.  Couple that with being married to a Marine on recruiting duty and spouses end up having to practically raise their children on their own.Although Marine spouses are capable of being heavily leaned on by their Marines, they are accustomed to living on bases and MORE
Basketball player turned Marine embraces both at same time

By | August 29, 2012

For some, basketball may be just another sport, but for others it is more than just a game.Pfc. Eddy D. TineoMateo, an administrative specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, has always played the sport he’s now come to know and love.The 19-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., native has had a long road to this point in MORE
Marines take part in Jersey Boys State

By | August 10, 2012

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — For the last 67 years, the top male students from New Jersey have gathered for the American Legion Jersey Boys State. Called “Boys State” for short, the week-long program has a strong tradition of education, patriotism and excellence in the development of tomorrow’s leaders. For the first time in New Jersey, the Marine Corps MORE
Marines take charge at Boys State New York

By | August 10, 2012

The American Legion of New York recently welcomed Marines from across the state to advise and mentor young men participating in the annual weeklong Boys State conference.The 1st Marine Corps District Marines traveled to the State University of New York in Morrisville to mentor and teach basic Marine Corps knowledge, such as close order drill and MORE
Upstate youth, future Marines, preview 'Boot Camp'

By | August 10, 2012

MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION, ALBANY, N.Y. – Youths from across Upstate New York will gather, April 27-28, to learn more about their commitment to the United States Marine Corps during the annual Recruiting Station Albany Combined Pool Function in Watervliet, NY. Some 450 future recruits from across Eastern New York will come face-to-face with 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
Observant Marine helps Colonie Police apprehend shoplifter
By Andrew Beam - The Record News December 20, 2013
U.S. Marine stops shoplifter at Colonie Center Mall
By Erin Vanella - TWC News December 20, 2013
Marine stops shoplifter at Colonie Center
Fox 23 News December 19, 2013
Marine halts attempted shoplifting at Colonie Center
By Ben Gorenstein - News Channel 13 WNYT December 19, 2013
Marine stops shoplifter at Colonie Center
CBS 6 December 19, 2013
Marine halts attempted shoplifting at Colonie Center
NBCNews.com December 19, 2013
Marines run their boot camp to bring MV together
By Ray Duckler - Concord Monitor Aug 21, 2013
Marine Corps Sponsoring First Ever Basilone Bowl
By Audrey Levine - Bridgewater Patch April 23, 2013
Football: Inaugural John Basilone Bowl to be played in June
By James Kratch - The Star Ledger April 23, 2013
Basilone Bowl Game not just about football
By Harry Frezza - The Courier News April 23, 2013
Maine-Endwell student's love of music leads to Marine Corps
By Meghin Delaney - Pressconnects.com Feb 17, 2013
Enlistment in the MEOP Program
By Fox 40 Binghamton Feb 11, 2013
Selinsgrove the talk of S.C. Marine Corps base 
By Francis Scarcella -  The Daily Item Feb 5, 2013
Boot camp A lot of screaming not much sleep
By Amelia Kunhardt - The Patriot Ledger Jan 12, 2013
Freedom meets the Marines
By Darren "Freedom" Green - The Trentonian Jan 9, 2013
Marines mold men, educators
By Sean Sanbeg - Pocono Record Dec 22, 2012
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