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4th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

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RS Charleston Poolees compete for top sub-station November 26, 2013 —  Approximately 100 Marines and poolees braved below freezing temperatures to compete for top bragging rights during Recruiting Station Charleston’s Statewide Pool Meet held Nov. 23 in Beckley, W.Va.The meet is a semi-annual event conducted every spring and fall, with the purpose of further exposing poolees to life in the Marine Corps. “It’s an MORE
Marine general speaks about leadership at Chesterfield high schools November 15, 2013 — It’s not every day that a Marine brigadier general visits a high school to speak about leadership, but two local high schools were fortunate enough to have U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General David Furness do just that Nov. 7 and 8.       Currently serving as the legislative assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Furness returned to his MORE
Marines show Poolees weapons handling, combat simulation November 6, 2013 — Aisha Green stood completely still as artillery rounds exploded in front of her. Standing at barely 5 feet 3 inches, the 17-year-old Baltimore native made ready her AT-4, a shoulder-fired rocket launcher, as she and the rest of her squad held their fighting position in a dark desert valley on the morning of Oct. 12.       Once the bombardment MORE
Marine recruiters utilize Delayed Entry Program to reduce attrition November 1, 2013 — Some may think of enlisting in the Marine Corps as an easy process involving a quick trip to the local recruiting station, signing a few papers and then a short time later taking a trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depots San Diego or Parris Island.However, the paperwork at the recruiting station is only a formality in the process toward becoming a MORE
Medal of Honor Tribute presented to Dakota Meyer, displayed at Lindsey Wilson College November 1, 2013 — Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, a native of Columbia, Ky., was presented a Medal of Honor Tribute at Lindsey Wilson College Oct. 28. Richard Powers, creator of the tribute and retired sergeant first class, along with Gunnery Sgt. Allen Rosenblatt, staff noncommissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Sub-station Elizabethtown, and Staff Sgt. MORE
Marines educate, congratulate during high school band competition November 1, 2013 — Thirteen high school marching bands took to a muddy football field to compete at the Kempsville Classic Band Review, held at Kempsville High School, Oct. 19. The bands were also educated about some of the music-related opportunities offered in the Marine Corps.Field shows, often seen at half time during high school football games across the nation, MORE
Marine helps High School swim team take strides October 30, 2013 — Sprinting, squatting, lunging and pressing could be considered routine exercises of just about any football team. What might surprise some people is that these exercises are also used by the Southwest Guilford High School swim team during their preseason workouts. To prepare for their time in the water, these young athletes train out of the water MORE
Michigan teen travels from South Africa to join Marine Corps October 30, 2013 — Three countries and eight years later, 19-year-old Jesse Flanagan is back on American soil, to become one of America’s Finest, a United States Marine. Flanagan, whose father is from Pinckney, Mich. and mother is from the United Kingdom, was born in Johnson City, N.Y. He traveled to several different countries with his parents who served as MORE
Recruiting Station Baltimore moves for cost, safety, opportunity October 18, 2013 — Marine Corps Recruiting Station Baltimore recently moved its headquarters to a new location in Hanover, Md., Sept. 25. The Marines of RS Baltimore moved the furniture and equipment from the headquarters’ old location off Route 1 in Elkridge, Md. to the new building located at 1334 Ashton Road in Hanover.       The move was necessary for several MORE
Officer Selection Station Roanoke gives Virginia lacrosse teams combat fitness test October 1, 2013 — More than 60 varsity lacrosse players from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Va., got a taste of the Marine Corps’ combat fitness test, Sept. 30.Both the men’s and women’s teams took part in the event, which included an 880 yard sprint, ammo can lifts, and the maneuver under fire course. Prior to the university students taking part in MORE

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