Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

January, 2003

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Enlisted Marines get a taste of OCS January 31, 2003 — As Gunnery Sgt. Charles Walters lowered himself into the frozen swamp waters he wasn't wondering what he had got himself into...he was more concerned with the icy obstacle he was in and how he was going to get out. Recently, Marine Corps Recruiting Command and the Officer Candidate School held an Officer Selection Assistant (OSA) Course here. The MORE
Demanding senior drill instructor instills discipline January 31, 2003 — A hornet lands on a recruit's face in the middle of a uniform inspection and begins to crawl up and down.  It starts to tickle and then becomes an unsettling itch.  Drops of sweat pour down the recruit's face as the itching becomes more and more unbearable.  What makes this recruit stand still?  Why doesn't he swat the hornet away?  The answer is MORE
Chemical agents - how to MOPP up January 31, 2003 — Ever since the development of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, Marines have trained to protect themselves from its effects and carry on with the mission.  Part one of this three-part series emphasizes the history, creation and symptms of exposure to agents used as weapons * Chemical warfare began during World War I. On April 22, 1915, MORE
Mobile legal team sets up shop underway January 31, 2003 — Three members of the Depot Staff Judge Advocates Office and one Marine reservist flew from Naval Air Station, North Island, to the USS Nimitz for a three-day training exercise Jan. 17-20. The training exercise was to test the abilities of Capt. Bryan E. Cornelius, legal assistance officer-in-charge, Cpl. Manuel Acosta and Lance Cpl. Stan Wong, MORE
Along for a ride with USS Nimitz January 31, 2003 — To make any budding metropolitan city work several different elements are needed.  An airport, shopping centers, a television news network, police officers and a jail, a place for eating, a library and mainly an area of land to designate the boundaries.  Take away the land and confine the residents to a ship floating at sea with a very specific MORE
Former Marine serves Raider nation January 31, 2003 — In 1972, the Oakland Raiders went 10-3-1 in the regular season and later lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-7 in the first round of the playoffs. The same year, a 17-year-old from Hornell, N.Y., left home for the Marine Corps. Little did he know his decision to serve his country would steer him down the path that would eventually lead him to a MORE named Site-of-the-Year January 28, 2003 — The Marines Corps' recently revamped recruiting website,, was recognized by Favorite Website Awards Dot Com, winning Site of the Year honors. The award, given by industry professionals, is considered one of the top website awards in the United Kingdom and highlights the best use of the Macromedia Flash application on Internet websites. MORE
College football all-stars soar at MCAS Miramar January 27, 2003 — Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Recruiting Command hosted the annual College Football All-Star Challenge that aired nationally on the Fox network on Super Bowl Sunday.  More than 1,500 Marines and their families turned out to watch the event that brought together eight top college football players, including Heisman trophy MORE
Senior drill instructor shoots for success January 22, 2003 — In the mind of a 7-year-old boy, remarkable tales of valor and heroism can sometimes lack the elements required to captivate a young child. Throw a live 22-caliber rifle and some target practice into the mix and the level of interest increases significantly. Staff Sgt. Jeffrey R. Craig, senior drill instructor, Platoon 3143, Company K, said he MORE
Enlisted aide serves up hot meal January 10, 2003 — Meticulously placing each place setting for an evening meal at Quarters One, one Marine prepares the décor for the guests of the commanding general. Gunnery Sgt. Kevin J. Saskowski, enlisted aide to the general, works diligently to ensure meals are prepared for the guests that will soon arrive for dinner. Starting out 14 years ago as a cook in the MORE

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