Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

Archive: February 2003

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Sculptor turns emblem into work of art February 28, 2003 — The Command Museum here recently added yet another Claudio D'Agostino original to its halls of Marine Corps history, a sculpted Marine Corps Emblem similar to the emblem adorning the center archway of the arcade and the parade deck flagpole. Through the support of the Command Museum and the MCRD Historical Society, D'Agostino, a professional artist MORE
Ground Security Force - Training challenges put GSF Marines on target February 28, 2003 — Every day, Marines from all walks of the Corps unite for one cause: serving and protecting the Depot.  These Marines are cooks, administrative clerks, infantrymen, journalists, and almost any other job in the Corps.  They are the Marines of the Depot's Ground Security Force. Recently, the members of the GSF headed north to Marine Corps Base, Camp MORE
From Brazil to America, Marine overcomes odds in pursuit of commission February 26, 2003 — Corporal Francesco Tessitore recalls quoting Arnold Schwarzeneger in the movie "Terminator" when he got out of the Marine Corps in 1997. "I'll be back!," he said. But unlike a fiction movie, Tessitore's return to the United States Marine Corps was genuine and brought immeasurable meaning to his life. He first joined the Marine Corps in 1993 as an MORE
Seattle Marines honored as Local Heroes February 22, 2003 — The Marines of Recruiting Station Seattle were recently awarded the Local Hero Award from Seattle?s Madrona Community Council during the ninth annual Neighbor Appreciation Day here. The award was presented to Maj. Robert P. Cote, commanding officer, RS Seattle, as well as representatives from the other branches of service from Ms. Yvonne Sanchez, MORE
Alaskan recruit finds family, brotherhood in Corps' ranks February 21, 2003 — Each year thousands of new Marines are born on the fabled parade grounds of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and MCRD Parris Island, S. C., thus becoming members of one of the tightest-knit families in the world.  Becoming a part of that family has been a dream for Greg Wolf Berkley since the third grade. Berkley knows about families ? good and MORE
Predictions of war: American citizens seem divided on willingness to strike February 21, 2003 — The majority of prospects in our target market were too young to remember, understand or feel the impact of Desert Storm. With the prediction of war looming on the horizon, it?s only natural to reflect on the last time U.S. forces were called up to fight in the deserts of Iraq. Today?s military buildup in the Middle East is the largest movement MORE
Support granted is support received February 21, 2003 — I believe the old adage holds true, that when you lend support it always comes full circle ten fold. Upon receiving orders to the Beehive state, I immediately began having a queasy feeling just as I did when I received orders to Yuma, Ariz.  The feelings surrounded around the usual unknown of a new environment.  Was there a nightlife? What was work MORE
RS LA balances excellence in 2002;Station awarded for quality applicants; February 21, 2003 — The results are in from Western Recruiting Region for 2002 and after a year of hard work and a teams commitment to finding America?s finest young warriors, Recruiting Station Los Angeles earned the title ?Quality Recruiting Station of the Year.? Announced at the commanding officer?s recent conference, the news reinforced the commanding officer?s MORE
Band of Brothers February 21, 2003 — The Marine Corps is known as a band of brothers. For the Malfavon family of Escondido, Calif., that phrase has taken on a whole new meaning. Arturo was the first to join and spent eight years as an LAV crewman. Juan has been in for 13 years and is currently a gunnery sergeant and the NCOIC of RSS Jersey City. Jerardo spent four years as a Sea/Air MORE
Hawaii recruit follows recruiter path back home February 21, 2003 — In January 1995, an eager young Hawaiian native walked into the local Marine Corps recruiting substation with the desire to become a Marine.  He sat at the desk of a newly assigned canvassing recruiter who nervously talked to him about the benefits of becoming a Marine.  The sergeant's hands shook as he laid out the benefit tags in front of his MORE

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