Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

Archive: August 2003

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Depot Decade: A base is born in San Diego August 28, 2003 — In an ongoing project to cover the 80-year history of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, the Chevron will be covering a decade in the history of the Depot in weekly installments. The archivist at the Command Museum has verified all facts.In 1915 Col. Joseph H. Pendleton envisioned a Marine Corps Base in San Diego and approached Congressman MORE
PUNTERS AREN'T WIMPS - Injury ends NFL player's game, toughens him for Marines August 28, 2003 — From a field of dreams to field training exercises, making the transition from a professional punter in the National Football League to a professional Marine in the United States Marine Corps brings a rewarding change of lifestyle to one new Marine. A Chino, Calif. native, PFC Christopher H. Gutierrez, Platoon 2093, Company G, loved playing MORE
A Miracle on 42nd Street! August 27, 2003 — In years past, people have been successful at the recruiting office in Times Square, but today, Staff Sgt. Marcos Cordero has brought it to new heights. Being a recruiter at Times Square can be a dream come true or a nightmare waiting to happen.  The ability to balance an abundance of tasks and still surmount oncoming challenges is what makes MORE
12th District sets unprecedented record August 22, 2003 — The sun was shining and a cool breeze was blowing off the ocean July 2, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Boat House as 12th Marine Corps District celebrated 100 consecutive months of making mission. The celebration included a picnic, team sporting events and a tug-o-war competition to top off the day. Attending the event were Colonels Asher W. MORE
Marines and country music - Only in America August 22, 2003 — Perhaps the biggest duo in country music, Brooks and Dunn, is currently illustrating to thousands of dedicated fans their love for the United States Marine Corps while on the road with their traveling neon circus. The country musicians loved having the Marines during their first tour, so they decided to bring them back for another round.  All four MORE
Recruiter nabs burglary suspects August 22, 2003 — When Sgt. Raymond Strike stepped out on the balcony of his southeast Portland apartment, all he was expecting was a breath of fresh air after a tough day of prospecting and interviews.  Instead he found suspicious criminals exiting a neighboring apartment building trying to make a getaway. "My wife and I went outside ... and we heard a smash," MORE
Lightning strikes twice; RS Portland recruiter catches another crook in the act August 22, 2003 — On April 7th, Sgt. Raymond Strike found himself in uniform chasing down a burglary suspect on foot while simultaneously updating Portland Police Department personnel on his position and direction of travel.  The chase resulted in the arrest of two men suspected of burglarizing an apartment in the apartment complex where Strike lives.  Less than one MORE
Marines enjoy Bayfest 2003 August 22, 2003 — Faces dripped with wet, red, sticky, watermelon juices after devouring two large slices of the larger than average fruit in a contest to see who could eat both pieces the fastest.  This type of activity filled the stages throughout the five-hour long festival. Service members and their families were invited to attend Bayfest 2003 held at the Marine MORE
Depot's own combat artist continues legacy August 22, 2003 — Without the aid of any camera or high-tech broadcast equipment, one Marine completed a very unique mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom, telling the Marine Corps' story with nothing more than a sketch pad, pencils, some charcoal and a very deep love for art. In America's most recent war, Sgt. Jack M. Carrillo, combat artist, Marine Corps MORE
Mud Makes The Volley Go Round August 18, 2003 — When it comes to playing sports and getting dirty, no one does it better than the Marines.  That's why Recruiting Substation Hartford Marines jumped at the opportunity to participate in the 17th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, at Zoar's Pond in Middletown, August 16. The event was hosted by local rock station WCCC and drew more than 100 teams who MORE

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