Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

June, 2003

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New Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps posts June 30, 2003 — Hundreds of Marines and civilians gathered at Marine Barracks, Washington D.C., Thursday for a special ceremony to welcome the new sergeant major of the Marine Corps. Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada relieved Sgt. Maj. Alfred L. McMichael, becoming the 15th Marine to hold the post of highest enlisted Marine. McMichael's next assignment will be sergeant MORE
'Jane Waynes' get taste of life as Marines June 20, 2003 — The sun was high by 10 in the morning, but still covered by a cloudy haze, keeping the temperature low as a cool breeze blew through the infiltration course at Range 505, Edson Range. A quiet nervousness hung in the air, just as thick as the smell of perfume. Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Edson Range, held a Jane Wayne Day for more than 15 MORE
Family time takes priority for Marine June 20, 2003 — For many fathers, the most cherished moments in their lives are those spent with their children as they grow up, especially when those fathers set their children on the right path for life. Staff Sgt. Ngiraterang T. Sakuma, senior drill instructor, Platoon 1081, Company B, is one of those fathers. Although his job on the drill field demands a lot MORE
Depot units team up for advanced MCMAP June 20, 2003 — Sweat pours off his flushed, red face, stinging his eyes as he and his adversary twist and manipulate one another's body with tortured intensity. He has already engaged five adversaries -- all of them strong and determined, none of them willing to quit. Suddenly, he sees his window of opportunity. With a surge of adrenaline, he instinctively MORE
Depot drill instructor awarded Military Women Achievment Award June 20, 2003 — Staff Sgt. Denise Ruiz, swim instructor, Instructional Training Company, accepts a Military Women Achievement Award from Maj. Gen. Jan Huly, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, and Barbara Nimesgern, president, the Navy League of the United States San Diego County Women's Council.  "I am very MORE
Team Marines Racing victorious in Kentucky June 16, 2003 — On Saturday night, Bobby Hamilton Jr. drove the No. 25 Team Marines Ford Taurus in dominating fashion, winning the Busch Series Meijer 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. The race was Hamilton's from the start. On lap one he passed the pole sitter and proceeded to lengthen his lead over the next 66 laps. Following a quick pit stop on lap 67, the team MORE
Female drill instructor nominated for award - Depot's first female drill instructor to receive achievement award June 13, 2003 — A female drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, will be honored with a Military Women Achievement Award at a ceremony to be held at the Depot Commanding General's home June 17. SSgt. Denise M. Ruiz, swim instructor, Instructional Training Company, will receive this award along with other local outstanding female military MORE
They have a nose for their business June 13, 2003 — Some dogs help people in wheelchairs, some dogs help people that use walking sticks, and some dogs help find people who are missing, but the dogs aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, protect the lives of those who work and serve here. The working dogs here serve to protect the interests of the service members here. The Military Working Dog MORE
New sergeant major trades high seas for poolees June 10, 2003 — The Marines of Recruiting Station Orange bid farewell to SgtMaj. Raul Tena when he passed the sword of the office of sergeant major to SgtMaj. Leonard Rivera, in a ceremony, Feb. 28.  Tena's departure was bittersweet.  He was leaving a command he had dedicated so much to over the last three years, but he was headed for a unit who had trained the MORE
RS SDO helps out a Supercross June 10, 2003 — Mud, speed, heart-pumping action, high-flying stunts and competitiveness attract many 17 to 28 year old men and women to a phenomenon known as the American Motorcycle Association Supercross series motorcycle racing.  The Marines from Recruiting Station San Diego have been integrated into the sport by highlighting patriotism for the fans.  For MORE

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