Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
Unit News

August, 2002

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'Teamwork is key to making good Marines' August 30, 2002 — Their eyes are fixed on him. They listen intently as he explains specific instructions. The looks in their eyes are looks of trust and interest. They know that this drill instructor cares about their training and their performance and because he cares, they care. "I believe he cares a lot about the platoon," said Pfc. Benjamin R. Ritenour, Platoon MORE
Family inspires Marine through training August 30, 2002 — He'd wake up early, still groggy and hungry. Immediately he would look for food, something to fill his empty stomach. But unlike most Americans, he wouldn't head to a refrigerator, cupboard or pantry. His family didn't have any food, and the burden of providing his family with something to eat every day fell on his shoulders. "We'd eat once a day MORE
Midshipmen receive life lessons August 30, 2002 — For the newest students enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University, a good start meant coming to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, to receive a five-day orientation on military skills and knowledge.  The midshipmen began training aboard the depot Aug. 19, and graduated MORE
Specialist keeping depot safe August 30, 2002 — Annually, more than 80 million Americans leave the dinner table with more than a full belly. These unfortunate folks find themselves dashing to the head or swallowing cases of antacid. They are the miserable and often, unaware, sufferers of food poisoning in one glorious variety or another. According to the California Department of Health Services, MORE
Marines, Veterans Commemorate Sept. 11 With Ceremony August 30, 2002 — Area veterans and Marines united to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11 at the Sgt. John Mackie Center in Garden City Aug. 30. A platoon of 40 Marines from 1st Marine Corps District headquarters and about as many guests - many of them Marines who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam - paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist MORE
Making Mission With Conviction August 29, 2002 — The success Recruiting Station New York has earned throughout the past 10-plus years does not go unnoticed and neither do the Marines who get the job done here.  Staff Sergeant David G. Cabrera leads the team of Recruiting Sub-Station Ridgewood in the northern part of Queens with a sense of direction that is in direct alignment with the command MORE
Cartoon Watchers Make Mission Early August 28, 2002 — Ocean County is not only one of the vacation hot spots for families and partygoers to the Jersey Shore, but apparently it's the best place to be a Marine recruiter. The team of three Marines led by Staff Sgt. Ronald E Bohlayer at Recruiting Sub-Station Toms River, N.J., consistently manages to close out within the first or second week each month. MORE
Marine Corps Mountain Biking Team tackles Mount Snow Vermont August 21, 2002 — The Marine Corps Mountain Biking Team participated in their largest competition to date at Mount Snow, Vt., Aug. 16-18. The three-man team, consisting of Cpl. Jesse Peel, Sgt. Jeffrey Fox and Capt. Michael Holt, raced the cross-country course as part of the National Off-Road Bicycle Association 2002 Championship Series. The 16-mile course took MORE
Camp Wanakura makes splash with kids aboard Depot August 16, 2002 — Children from around the San Diego area gathered aboard the depot July 30 to Aug. 2 for a chance to make new friends. Camp Wanakura, sponsored by the American Diabetes Assosiation, gives children a chance to meet and greet new friends that share a common factor in life, diabetes. The campers range from five to 12 years old.  For 13 years, the camp MORE
First female to train aboard Depot joins Co. G August 16, 2002 — The first female Marine to train at the depot recently began her recruit training with Company G -- and she's getting star treatment. The Texas native has her own billeting, specially ordered uniforms and a personal..uh..veterinarian. The female recruit is Recruit Molly, a five-month-old female English Bulldog who will serve as the depot's mascot MORE

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