Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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Unit News

Archive: December 2002

Riding With That Good Ol' Marine Corps Spirit December 23, 2002 — Whatever you do, don't call them a "gang."  As Stew Rubin will tell you, even the Commandant of the Marine Corps had to learn that lesson. When Rubin and a group of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts who call themselves The Leathernecks attended a Marine Corps birthday ceremony at Times Square in 2001, Commandant Gen. James L. Jones was impressed by the MORE
Recruit Training Regiment battles bacteria December 20, 2002 — In the wake of a recent outbreak of bacterial infection among the recruit training population that might have caused the death of a recruit, Depot officials and medical personnel took action Sunday screening 2700 Marines and recruits for possible infection. At 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Pvt. Miguel Zavala, was transported to the Naval Medical Center San MORE
Living behind a sound barrier no problem for new Marine December 20, 2002 — More than 60 years ago, a young Air Force pilot began his flight training at Luke Field, Ariz., not knowing soon he would become the talk of the aviation field.  October 14, 1947, flying a Bell XS-1, Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager soared past the sound barrier becoming the first supersonic pilot. Today another Yeager is flying past another barrier-Marine MORE
Ghana Marines finish together December 13, 2002 — The Marine Corps draws recruits from all walks of life, all over the United States and even from distant partrs of the world. Two of the Marines graduating today even come from a different country. PFC's Akwetey Akrong and Oko Akrong, Platoon 1125, Co. D, hail from Ghana, a small country in West Africa. It is easy to see that the Akrongs are MORE
Reservists return home after activation December 12, 2002 — Marine Reservists with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment returned home to Garden City, N.Y. this week following almost a year of activation and deployment to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.  The Marines in Garden City are with Headquarters and Service Company and Weapons Company.  Company E in Harrisburg, Pa; Company F in Albany, N.Y.; and MORE
Leno's all Armed Services Talent Show delivers laughs December 6, 2002 — Jay Leno filled his studio in Burbank, Calif., with a unique crowd of men and women Nov. 27 for the taping of a special Tonight Show dedicated to the U.S. military and showcasing the talents of a select few service members. Personnel from U.S. Armed Forces bases throughout Southern California filed into Leno's studios as passers-by yelled, "Thank MORE
Recruit wins two - year battle to become Marine December 6, 2002 — They told him he couldn't do it. His parents didn't want him to do it. He wasn't given the chance to test his meddle or prove that he was physically able. In the expert opinions of medical doctors and eventually an entire medical review board, he wasn't qualified to be a Marine. He was told "thanks for coming. Good luck in the civilian world." PFC MORE
Armory aims in at perfection December 6, 2002 — "This is my rifle. There are many like it but this one is mine."  These two sentences from Maj. Gen. William H. Rupertus' "My Rifle" were immortalized in Stanley Kubric's classic film "Full Metal Jacket."  To many recruits aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, those sentences ring true, at least until they turn their rifles in to the MORE