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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Ready for the transition ;Sergeant major looks forward to retirement and a rocking chair in San Antonio; June 10, 2003 — After 30 years serving his country, he is now going to get a chance to enjoy a few more freedoms and a lot more liberty time. Sergeant Maj. Jose D. Maldonado left his home in San Antonio, Texas looking for a direction and challenge for his life.  He found it in the United States Marine Corps. "I didn't feel like I had a clear direction of what I MORE
Starting from scratch;MIni-Officer Candidates School helps mold young officer candidates June 10, 2003 — Fifty officer candidates from the Bay Area recently got a glimpse of what Officer Candidate School will be like when they participated in Recruiting Station San Francisco's 2nd Mini-Officer Candidates School (MOCS), April 5th and 6th, at Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin, Calif. Mini OCS is designed to motivate, train and prepare MORE
Warriors continue to make mission June 10, 2003 — As the alarm sounds at 3 a.m., an arm jets out to slam the snooze button for an extra few minutes of shuteye. The day ahead of this well-disciplined young man is mapped out to near perfection. He stands out in the community and is quickly recognized by his sharp appearance and distinct uniform with its blue trousers and  red stripe.  He is a United MORE
Local student named YPF Champion June 10, 2003 — When the Marines at the 2003 regional and national youth physical fitness competition saw Brenda Piñiero perform 30 dead-hang pull-ups, not a jaw remained closed.  The two-time National Youth Physical Fitness Champion astonished the Marines, because most male Marines can?t do 30 dead-hang pull-ups. Brenda Piñiero is the number one ranked female MORE
New training schedule expected to reduce injuries during recruit training June 6, 2003 — A new updated recruit training schedule was implemented  May 21 with Company M here, for the purpose of reducing the number of injured  recruits missing training events and send healthier Marines to the School of Infantry. The new recruit training schedule will reinforce physical training as a part of the Marine Corps culture and will ensure that MORE
New sergeant major takes over at 2nd Battalion June 6, 2003 — Second Recruit Training Battalion welcomed Sgt. Maj. Don W. Gallagher and said farewell to Sgt. Maj. Greg W. Grizzle in a Relief and Appointment ceremony held May 28. "It's bitter sweet, it's been a great tour, but I'm ready to get back to the fleet," said Grizzle.  Grizzle has been the battalion sergeant major since June 2000 and is heading to MORE
Depot welcomes marathoners June 6, 2003 — Roughly 21,000 new recruits arrive at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, every year and spend three months or more working toward their dream of walking across the parade deck as Marines. On Sunday, it took mere hours for the same amount of people to realize their dreams of completing a marathon as they ran across the parade deck and crossed MORE
Marines wrap up drill meet with their own brand of riflemen June 1, 2003 — The Marines' newest drill team rolled in and flanked the competitors in a largerthan life display. Two Marine Corps wrapped tractor-trailers commanded the attention and awe of those in attendance. "These are great -- this is a brand new truck," Sgt. Wesley Michalk, recruiter, Recruiting Substation Redondo Beach, Recruiting Station Orange, said. MORE
RS San Francisco hosts family day June 1, 2003 — Recruiting Station San Francisco recruiters hosted a day of fun and competition for both poolees and parents May 17.  The RS hosted the first half of its annual Poolee Family Day on the USS Hornet, located at Pier 3, Alameda Point, Alameda, Calif. followed by a short trip to Crab Cove in Alameda for a field meet and barbecue. The day was not solely MORE

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