4th Marine Corps District

 

4th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

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Marine Corps Band Inspires Beckley Youth September 18, 2015 — “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band awed the crowd and inspired the next generation of musicians in Beckley, West Virginia, Sept. 16.  Though the performance only lasted the night, it made a substantial impact on the community’s youth, exposing them to the arts and an often overlooked career path.  Locals of all ages filed into the MORE
The title Marine drives some to perform astonishing feats September 15, 2015 — Marine Corps Recruit Training transforms its graduates into U.S. Marines, and most will experience some form of personal transformation, either mental or physical.            For one recent graduate, his transformation had to occur at the recruiting station before he would even be allowed to continue his journey to recruit training.            When MORE
Pittsburgh Marine receives second Navy Marine Corps Medal September 11, 2015 — Master Sgt. Jay Wilfrom, the adjutant chief for the 4th Marine Corps District, received the Navy Marine Corps Medal in a ceremony at the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, September 11.             This is Wilfrom’s second time receiving the award. His first time was in 1995 after saving an American military MORE
Bassett Bengals football trains with Marines, preps for gridiron combat September 8, 2015 — For nearly 60 high school football players, Thursday, Aug. 27 was no ordinary after school practice session. As they took to the field without their pads and helmets, they were greeted by local Marines instead of their coaches.       The Bassett Bengals varsity and junior varsity teams both took part in the Marine Corps’ Combat Fitness Test, a MORE
4th MCD Marine gets promoted September 3, 2015 — U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andrew Cornick, a native of Rochester, Minnesota, and 2004 graduate of Mayo High School was promoted to his current rank in a promotion ceremony at the Defense Distribution Center Susquahanna, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania Sept. 1, 2015. Cornick currently serves as the prior service recruiting administrative chief for MORE
Marine from Newark promoted after returning from 7-month deployment September 3, 2015 — U.S. Marine Corporal William Pawley was promoted to his present rank in a ceremony at a local recruiting office in Newark, Delaware, August 3, 2015. Pawley’s family, girlfriend, and high school English teacher were in attendance during the ceremony.  “I’m very proud of him,” said Jeanette Lauer, Pawley’s mother. “This is probably one of the best MORE
Polish Seaman joins Marine Corps September 3, 2015 — The U.S. Marine Corps’ reputation is one of an elite fighting force. Its history of tenacity, ferociousness and winning battles is known, not just throughout America, but the world.             That proud history has not only influenced many young American men and women to join, but it has also inspired people from around the world.            MORE
Marine receives Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal September 3, 2015 — U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Daeton Shafer, a native of San Juan, New Mexico, and 2003 graduate of Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, recently received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for service with 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion. The award is given to individuals who distinguish themselves by heroic or meritorious MORE
Strasburg, Virginia native saves life in pool August 31, 2015 — A future Marine saved a 16-year old boy from drowningat the Strasburg Town Pool in Strasburg, Virginia Aug. 15.                There were three lifeguards on duty that evening to watch high school senior band members enjoy a pool party. Strasburg local, Adam Gordon, was the one who sprang into action to conduct the rescue.                “He was MORE
RS Detroit Marines, family enjoy annual family day August 31, 2015 — More than 100 Marines and their family members from across Recruiting Station Detroit attended the annual family day event at Memorial Park in Royal Oak, Michigan, Aug. 8. This year, the festivities consisted of activities for the children, followed by the Marines monthly award ceremony and a meal.“This was one of our larger family days that I’ve MORE

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