Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

January, 2004

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Marines team up with College Football All Stars January 30, 2004 — The United States Marine Corps participated in the 2004 Capital One College All-Star Challenge held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, January 30, 2004. The event attracted approximately 2,500 fans and spectators who witnessed some of the nation’s top players in college football compete in a unique skills competition.  This is the MORE
On a mission - Mormon serves Corps with high distinction January 30, 2004 — Instead of pursuing missionary service like many of his religious peers do at his age, Lance Cpl. Derek A. Smith, 19, chose an armed service. One of roughly 11 million Latter-day Saints is now the Corps' latter-day Marine, holding the highest distinction of any boot-camp graduate in his company. Though recruit training was tough, Smith, Company E's MORE
Marine's sense of team makes drill field work January 30, 2004 — Teamwork is a must in sports. It binds a group of athletes together for a common goal, working together so they may receive their prize as one. The teamwork philosophy is used in many other facets of life. However, that may range from a job, maintaining a family or making Marines. Staff Sgt. Jerry McDonough, senior drill instructor, Platoon 2143, MORE
A day at the track: SUPERCROSS - Marines off to races as popular extreme sport buzzes through San Diego January 30, 2004 — Supercross is in the air.The temperature dropped when the sun set, but thousands still gathered in the parking lot to barbeque and party down supercross style. Not even the threat of rain kept these extreme sports fans from getting their fill of excitement Saturday night. Recreational vehicles and roped-off caravans blasting punk rock filled the MORE
A Spry goodbye January 30, 2004 — Cpl. Blane Spry, directives control chief, Depot Adjutants' Office, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Hugh Henry, deputy G-1, following a ceremony Jan. 23 that marked the end of Spry's term of service in the Corps. Spry, who served his entire enlistment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, received a Navy Achievement Medal during the ceremony for his MORE
Locker Room Turns 1 January 30, 2004 — Dozens of Depot staff members took advantage of happy hour drink prices, free food and karaoke at the Locker Room's anniversary party Jan. 23. The party marked one year of existence for the Depot's sports bar and restaurant. MORE
Jack's Back - Depot's star combat artist to receive award January 30, 2004 — A Depot Marine has been selected to receive the Col. John W. Thomason Award for best Marine Corps art in 2003. Sgt. Jack Carrillo, a combat illustrator from the Combat Visual Information Center here, was chosen as the award winner by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, according to Gary Solis, the foundation's award committee chairman. "When they MORE
Recruiters honored for filling the Corps' Reserve January 28, 2004 — Marine Corps Recruiting Command recently announced the Transitional and Prior Service Recruiters of the Year for fiscal year 2003. The Prior Service Recruiter (PSR) of the Year is Staff Sgt. Sean Kennedy, PSR Site Worcester, Mass., 1st District. The Transitional Recruiter of the Year is Staff Sgt. Phillip M. Reimers, 2nd Transitional Recruiting MORE
FFA Student Excels in Corps January 28, 2004 — As a youth growing up in a rural Northern California community, it was one country boy's dream to experience more of what the world had to offer. It wasn't a surprise to friends and family when, at age 18, Joel Holmes, a Chico, Calif., native decided to become a United States Marine.  Eight years have past and today the 6-foot-3-inch Marine MORE
Bobby Hamilton Jr. visits Quantico January 23, 2004 — Bobby Hamilton Jr., driver of the No. 25 Team Marines car in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, posted the best finish ever for a Marine Corps sponsored team, last year.  He placed 4th overall, just 49 points behind champion Brian Vickers. To kickoff the 2004 Busch Series racing season, Major General Christopher Cortez, Commanding General, MORE

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