Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

July, 2003

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Going from Young Marine to U.S. Marine July 29, 2003 — He promised not to cry while addressing his detachment for the final time.  He had spent the last seven years devoted to the program and now it was time for him to advance.  During those seven years he attained the rank of sergeant major -- and if it weren't for the red and gold patch over the left breast pocket of his uniform, most people would MORE
Hispanic war veteran honored July 23, 2003 — Less than four months ago, Staff Sgt. Eric Alva nearly died.  On March 21, while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Iraq, Alva stepped on a landmine.  He broke his right arm and his right leg was damaged so badly it needed to be amputated. However, his sufferings haven't dampened his mind and spirit. This was obvious to all who saw MORE
Marines celebrate diversity at NCLR Conference July 21, 2003 — Marine Corps Recruiting continued to foster its relationship with the Hispanic community July 12-15 during the National Council of La Raza's 25th Annual Conference held at the Austin Convention Center here. The NCLR is the largest constituency-based national organization for Hispanics in the United States. The organization is dedicated to reducing MORE
Marines celebrate commitment to diversity and equal opportunity with NAACP July 18, 2003 — MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The United States Marine Corps joined thousands of members and representatives of the NAACP in their 94th annual convention July 12 to 16, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The theme of this year's conference, "Having our say," reflects the first amendment of the United States Constitution, the freedom of speech, MORE
NAACP honors Marine captain July 17, 2003 — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recently honored Capt. Steven S. Andrews by presenting him with the 2003 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award. The prestigious award is presented annually to one military or civilian Department of Defense member from each of the Armed Services who has distinguished themselves by MORE
Marines support nation's future leaders at NAACP July 16, 2003 — Several leaders of the Marine Corps met with future leaders of the nation during the 94th Annual NAACP Convention held here 12-16 July. Major General Leo V. Williams, deputy commanding general for Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Va., and a platoon of Marines gathered with youth advisors, representatives and members of the MORE
Team Marines Racing wins again July 14, 2003 — Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 25 Team Marines Ford, and Team Marines Racing chalked up another victory in the Tropicana Twister 300 NASCAR Busch Series Race for a packed grandstand of race fans July 12 at Chicagoland Speedway. "To see that Eagle, Globe, and Anchor come screaming by at speed is an electric thrill that only endears us more to MORE
New Marine takes first steps to become officer July 11, 2003 — Most young Americans leave high school with many career options to choose from. Some join the military, some get jobs, and some go to college to pursue higher education. PFC Louis C. Uhl, Platoon 3090, Company I, is a 31-year-old lawyer from Arizona, who has made his way down all three paths. After the recent terrorist events in the country started MORE
Communication equals success - Senior drill instructor uses communication to find success in life July 11, 2003 — A phone rings as recruits respond to a drill instructor's commands in Building 585, Squad Bay B2. An energetic voice greets the caller: "Platoon 3086, senior drill instructor Staff Sgt. Cano speaking." Transforming young men into Marines is enough to keep anybody busy, but judging by how many times this drill instructor's phone rings in a MORE
Young Marines graduation ceremony held in front of the Depot Theater July 11, 2003 — The Camp Pendleton Young Marines color guard stands at attention after March On the Colors during a Young Marines graduation ceremony held in front of the Depot Theater.  Twenty-two Young Marines graduated from their week-long boot camp, which trains them for service in Young Marines.  Young Marines retire from service as they leave high school. MORE

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