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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
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Intrepid Museum Celebrates 20 Years July 31, 2002 — She spent 31 years in the Navy, participated in battles in the Pacific during World War II, did three tours in Vietnam, and hunted Soviet submarines during the Cold War.  She retired from the Navy in 1974. Under a scorching sun July 31, the Intrepid celebrated 20 years of post-retirement service as a museum at Pier 86 here. After her military MORE
Marines make impression at La Raza Conference July 24, 2002 — The Marine Corps Recruiting Command augmented by members of the 6th Marine Corps District and Recruiting Station Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., joined members of the National Council of La Raza for their 24th Annual Convention in Miami held July 19-23, 2002. The largest gathering of its kind in the United States, NCLR brings together more than 15,000 MORE
Sergeants Major unite aboard Depot July 19, 2002 — Wisdom and experience over ran the Depot July 12-14 as sergeants major from across the West Coast gathered to renew old bonds and share a few tales at the 2002 West Coast Sergeants Major Reunion. "Nine years ago some of the sergeants major on the West Coast decided they wanted to have a reunion here to mimic the one in Quantico," said Sgt. Maj. MORE
Walking the walk, Talking the talk July 19, 2002 — A teacher's effectiveness can be measured in their ability to communicate with their students.  In the Marine Corps, drill instructors must possess the ability to communicate with recruits to ensure that they are properly trained.  Mastery of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques is required to be able to teach such a broad range of MORE
Marine Band San Diego working hard at playing July 12, 2002 — A child dances along the stagefront, giggles and lands safely in his mother's arms. Eric Ward is starting his lessons in music appreciation at a young age helped along by his patritriotic mother, Carol, and Marine Band San Diego. Eric was among the hundreds of Independence Day celbrators who joined the band at Balboa Park July 4. "We make the MORE
MCRC stands up Recruiting Station Fort Worth July 12, 2002 — In late 2000, the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Headquarters Marine Corps, made the decision to restructure Marine Corps Recruiting boundaries as the U.S. population shifts toward the West. A decision was made to close Recruiting Station Little Rock and open a new recruiting station. The Dallas/Fort Worth area had grown so much in population, MORE
Marine gets new identity while at recruit training July 12, 2002 — After graduating from Northridge High School in his 'little' hometown of Middlebury, Ind., Timothy J. Kidder decided it was time to better himself and do something with his life.  "I joined the Marine Corps to better myself and do something with my life," said Kidder.  "Marines are top notch.  I figured if I was going to join the military I might MORE
As the song goes It's a family tradition July 12, 2002 — Soon after graduating high school, Alex Rivera set off to follow a family tradition. He left his hometown of Tucson, Ariz., to serve his country.Rivera pursued the eagle, globe and anchor just as his father, brother, cousins and uncles did before him. Stepping on the yellow footprints he began the journey that so many of his loved ones had traveled MORE
1MCD TAKES COLLEGE PROFESSORS TO OCS/THE BASIC SCHOOL July 08, 2002 — Educators from across the Northeast recently returned to their universities with more knowledge and power to offer future students.The college educators gained the knowledge at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., as part of a workshop hosted by the Officer Selection Officer of 1st Marine Corps District in Garden City, NY. While at Quantico, "The MORE
Marines provide pre-race excitement at Daytona's NASCAR weekend July 06, 2002 — Marines from across the eastern seaboard stormed Daytona Beach the weekend of July 5th performing for a crowd of more than 250,000 NASCAR fans in attendance at both the Busch GNC Live Well 250 race Friday night and the Winston Cup Pepsi 400 race Saturday. The 6th Marine Corps District combined assets from as far north as Marine Barracks, 8th & I, MORE

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