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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

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Chancellor High School senior receives US Marine Corps football certificate June 2, 2014 — Every year, the Marine Corps invites less than 100 of the best high school football players to participate in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Steven Moss, a senior at Chancellor High School, was on the list and he accepted.Moss has been playing football since he was 13 years old, but this was his last game as a high school player. Moss was MORE
Ashland, Ky. native receives $150,000 NROTC Marine Option Scholarship June 2, 2014 — Joseph Hupp, an Ashland, Ky. native and a senior at Boyd County High School, was awarded a $150,000 Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Marine Option Scholarship during a ceremony at Boyd County High School May 29.The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and will pay for some of his books, as well as providing a small living stipend. Hupp MORE
‘America’s War Horse’ SSgt. Reckless honored, remembered at Triple Crown race May 20, 2014 — More than 60 years ago, in the mountains of the Korean Peninsula, the Marines of the Recoiless Rifle Platoon, Anti-Tank Company, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, were in need of a way to transport ammunition to remote firing positions. The mountainous terrain was unsuitable for motorized vehicles and humans could not move ammunition fast MORE
RS Baltimore poolees compete in statewide pool function May 7, 2014 — Recruiting Station Baltimore held a statewide pool function to educate poolees at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Md., April 26.A pool function is designed to familiarize future Marine Corps recruits with the stresses of recruit training in a controlled environment. “We came out to assist the local RS in mentally and physically preparing the MORE
Marines of RS Frederick take to Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival May 7, 2014 — Marines with Recruiting Sub-Stations Winchester and Martinsburg woke up bright and early May 2 to set-up for the two busiest days of the weeklong Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival with one goal in mind, make appointments. The festival is the largest recruiting event in Recruiting Station Frederick’s area with more than 200,000 attendees.To bring in MORE
Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program proves beneficial for poolees May 2, 2014 — Every month, recruiting stations across the Marine Corps welcome new young men and women into the Delayed Entry Program. The program serves to prepare those men and women for recruit training.“The Delayed Entry Program is basically a program that utilizes the holding time a person has between when they make the commitment to become and Marine and MORE
Future officer candidates experience life at Officer Candidates School May 2, 2014 — Twenty-eight aspiring officer candidates from Officer Selection Team Columbus, Ohio spent the weekend preparing their minds and bodies for the rigors of Officer Candidates School during an OCS preparatory weekend at Camp Woodward, Pa. April 25-27.The weekend was planned with the purpose of giving the Candidates a realistic view of OCS.The mission MORE
Marines visit Miles Jones Elementary School’s career day May 1, 2014 — Two Recruiting Station Richmond Marines were greeted with awe as they walked into a first grade classroom at Miles Jones Elementary School in Richmond, Va. April 28.The Marines took part in the school’s career day and used the opportunity to educate the children about what it is to be a Marine.This marked the 14th year the elementary school invited MORE
Carolina Hurricanes honor two RS Raleigh Marines during final game of season April 24, 2014 — Sgt. Thomas S. Otwell and Sgt. David A. Miller, recruiters with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh, were honored as the Chevy Service Members of the Week by the Carolina Hurricanes during the team’s final game of the season against the Washington Capitals at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., April 10.The Marines were given free entry to the game MORE
Maryland educators get an inside look at Marine Corps recruit training April 16, 2014 — Every year, more than 20,000 men and women are recruited and sent to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., with the hopes of becoming a United States Marine. It is on this island that recruits endure 13 weeks of “boot camp,” which is arguably the most physically and mentally challenging basic training of all the uniformed services.Forty MORE

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