Marine Corps Recruiting Command

 

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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Unit News

Archive: September 2003


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Young guns - Corps has new 'fortunate sons' September 12, 2003 — For many families, the Marine Corps is a tradition, passed down through the generations.  Perhaps the most famous example of that is Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, and his son, 1st Lt. Lewis B. Puller, Jr.  Chesty is arguably the most famous Marine in history, earning five Navy Crosses and commanding victory in many battles.  His son saw combat MORE
Recruit training mission expands with growth of Depot in 40s September 12, 2003 — Despite preparations for war, which began during the late 1930's, the Marine Corps Base was still not equipped to handle the thousands of men who poured in after the war began Dec. 7, 1941.  New Marine Corps camps for training purposes were quickly opened to make room for the expansion of the Depot. World War II brought the Marine Corps Base into a MORE
Hitting the beach - Marine Corps style September 12, 2003 — There may not be any waves breaking on sandy beaches at Range 505, Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif., but there is plenty of natural habitat for some of America's most celebrated 'Marine life.' Dirt, mud and sharp concertina wire to crawl around in, explosions, machine-gun fire and a new test of will every few meters - these are just a few things MORE
SFO and SAC area educators get inside look at Corps September 9, 2003 — Local teachers, counselors and principals of Recruiting Station San Francisco's educational community recently got a rare taste of what Marine Corps recruit training is like at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 16-20. Following a warm welcome of barked orders from the Marine Corps drill instructors, the first two minutes of Marine Corps MORE
LA Hard invades college field for fierce athletic competition September 8, 2003 — On May 30, more than 600 Marines, poolees and guests invaded the West Los Angeles College soccer field for the Recruiting Station Los Angeles' 18th annual LA Games Field Meet. The athletic competition featured nine events that tested endurance; upper and lower body strength and mental agility. According to GySgt. Steve Rubio, pool coordinator, RS MORE
NY recruiter earns two meritorious promotions in three years September 8, 2003 — He may stand five feet three inches tall, but Gunnery Sgt. Myung Yoo has proven to be a giant in the world of recruiting In three years, Yoo has gone from being a disgruntled sergeant to a commander of a five-man recruiting sub-station. Along the way he has been meritoriously promoted twice. But success didn't come easy for him. Yoo faced MORE
Former NYC mayor reassures future Marines and families September 8, 2003 — About 450 future Marines from New York and their loved ones recently gathered for an evening of camaraderie and fellowship aboard the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum in Manhattan.  The Marines of Recruiting Sub-Stations Bronx, Brooklyn, Flatbush, Manhattan and Staten Island hosted a class-act poolee family night to formally introduce them to the MORE
Recruit training rewards maturity, strong character September 5, 2003 — With his platoon carrying an attrition rate of nearly 10 percent among platoon guides, the situation may have looked discouraging for some prospective recruit leaders, but there was one among 79 who was up to the challenge. Mature and strong-willed best describes Pfc. Jason B. Williams, guide, Platoon 3007, and company honorman, Company K, MORE
Perseverance on drill field pays off for SDI September 5, 2003 — If a person peers at a senior drill instructor he may notice the shiny black patent leather belt that serves as a symbol of seniority and distinguishes a drill instructor as senior among his peers. What most people don't see is the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to earn that shiny belt and seniority. Staff Sgt. Terrence C. Whitcomb, senior drill MORE
In 1930s, MCB San Diego was prime training grounds September 5, 2003 — The Marine Corps has a symbiotic relationship with the Navy, which derives from riding ships around the world together for various combat missions or training exercises.  The Marines stationed on the West Coast are easily deployable; ready to go when the need is there.  The Pacific Marines weren't always mobile, however, as the their role in combat MORE

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