Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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Unit News

Archive: September 2002

One last charge;History comes alive for Band promo September 27, 2002 — On a crisp, clear, late September morning, in the northern most county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought. Brave young men from all corners of our great land fought side by side in the green, blue and white uniforms of the famed Continental Marines. In swift pursuit of an elusive foe, this small MORE
New Jersey H.S. Joins Marine JROTC Program September 26, 2002 — CLIFTON, NJ -- Clifton High School in Clifton, NJ was the latest school to join the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps with a commissioning ceremony last night.  Major Stephen Neary, commanding officer of Recruiting Station New Jersey, presented the school with a charter certificate from the Secretary of the Navy to officially open MORE
Marines join Hispanics' leap to the future September 23, 2002 — With the growing influence of the Hispanics' economic force, organizations of various proportions are dipping into the Hispanic market in a rather accelerated pace. Recently, during the 16th Edition Reception for the Hispanic Yearbook held at Casa Rectoria inside Universidad Del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico a significant number of Latin American MORE
Rising from the bottom to be on top September 20, 2002 — At the bottom of society's barrel lie those individuals who succumb to crime, and violence. And yet, as the saying goes, "the cream always rises to the top." Sgt. Reginald I. Villanueva, a drill instructor with Company M, stands as proof of this tried and true cliché. The 25-year-old describes himself as coming from the bottom of the barrel, giving MORE
USO, Comedy Central team up to bring comedians to San Diego military September 13, 2002 — Laughter is sometimes the best medicine and service members from around the San Diego area received a large dosage Monday night at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar's base theater.  The Uniformed Services Organization, Marine Corps Community Services of Miramar and the television network Comedy Central teamed up to bring laughter and amusement to MORE
Hooah to Ooh Rah, former soldier works hard for Marine title September 13, 2002 — PFC Joey Villalpando III, graduating today with Platoon 2094, Co. H, waited a long time to earn the title of Marine.  Going back to his teenage years he always wanted to become a Marine, but was deferred by his father, a retired gunnery sergeant.  "During the Gulf War, I wanted to join but was too young to go," said Villalpando, who hails from MORE
Marine, mom honored for contributing to freedom September 11, 2002 — On the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on American soil, many paid tribute to the victims and heroes of September 11. Among those acknowledged were a local Marine and his mom. At the Miami-Dade County Public Schools commemoration ceremony themed "We Remember 9-11," fire fighters, police officers, emergency medical servicemen, the MORE
SECNAV and Pataki Name Navy Ship New York September 7, 2002 — The Honorable Gordon England, Secretary of the Navy, and Honorable George Pataki, Governor of New York, officially announced the naming of a new ship USS New York (LPD 21) in a ceremony aboard the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Saturday here in New York.  On hand to witness the ceremony was the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the MORE
Marines Present Colors at US Open September 5, 2002 — Marines kicked off the evening semifinal match up Sept. 5 by presenting the colors at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens, N.Y.  The color guard consisted of Cpl. Nathan Sparks, Cpl. Cesar Gilcardona, Sgt. John Neal, and was led by team NCOIC Sgt. Christopher Weekes.  All members of Thursday night's color guard are permanently MORE