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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Royal descendant finds pride, belonging, brotherhood among Marines January 23, 2004 — Nigerian-born Kolapo Babatunde is a Marine today after a journey blocked by tribulation, personal loss and learning to be a man early in life. Three ethnic groups occupy Nigeria: the Yoruba in the West, the Hausa/Fulani in the North and the Igbo in the East. Babatunde is a Yoruba. These groups are divided into tribes painted with poverty, promise MORE
Marine Corps presence in Panama fosters teen to join January 23, 2004 — On Dec. 15, 1989, the National Assembly of Panama declared a state of war against the United States.  Two days later, President George H. W. Bush gave the order to execute "Blue Spoon" as Operation Just Cause. The mission was to protect American lives, ensure implementation of the Panama Canal Treaties and remove Gen. Manuel Noriega, Commander of MORE
Riding High - SMP makes fun in snow affordable; Depot Marines hit slopes at Big Bear January 23, 2004 — A dozen Depot Marines packed two vans heading for the snow-packed hills of Big Bear Mountain Resort Jan. 16 to 18. Britney O'Connor, the Single Marine Program coordinator here, made the trip possible for the Depot Marines who joined Marines, dependants and friends from Camp Pendleton, Calif. and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The Marines MORE
Wounded OIF vet speaks to recruits January 23, 2004 — The recruits of Special Training Company gave audience Jan. 15 to an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran at the Bldg. 626. Sgt. Jason Wittling attempted to provide a motivational epiphany to recruits awaiting their return to training.  Wittling explained the importance of determination and having a positive mindset. He used accounts of his personal MORE
Depot Marines help on homefront, aid deployed comrades January 23, 2004 — Three Depot Marines took part in delivering donated toys, school supplies, medical supplies and sports equipment Jan. 16 for deployed Marines to give to Iraqis as part of the No Better Friend Program. The Marines were Capt. Dave Walker, assistant Depot inspector, Cpl. James Jones and Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Green, both from the installation and MORE
Cruz control - Lima Company's 8 cycle DI departs January 16, 2004 — "Okay recruits, climb that rope! Faster! Louder! Higher! Ten, nine, eight, three, two ..." Oftentimes, drill instructors order recruits to accomplish things like this, which seem impossible. For eight cycles, one Company L senior drill instructor has challenged himself and his fellow drill instructors in the same manner. Platoon 3132's Staff Sgt. MORE
The gift of life - Marine spouse gives birth to 29 week-old baby boy January 16, 2004 — A brisk Dec. 3 evening found him lying on his couch half-asleep after a hard day's work.  Through the twilight haze of the television, he heard the phone ring.  Slightly annoyed, he broke away from his slumber and picked up the phone. Staff Sgt. Dustin Kazmar expected to hear one of his fellow drill instructors from Company K on the other end, but MORE
Brotherhoods Unite to Honor Memory and Families of Fallen Heroes January 15, 2004 — The Marines of Recruiting Station New York recently unveiled a “Wall of Heroes” honoring the 23 former Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice Sept. 11, 2001 as firemen, policemen and federal agents attempting to save lives at the World Trade Center. More than 200 firefighters of the Fire Department of New York, police from the Port Authority and MORE
Recruiting Duty, are you up to the challenge? January 14, 2004 — Myth: You are a salesman.Fact: You are a Marine. You are not a salesman, but a Marine on Recruiting Duty. You don't sell used cars or vacuum cleaners. You will be telling the Marine Corps story; using your personal example, communication skills, and leadership to convey those attributes that make Marines extraordinary warriors and human MORE
Almost an Angel, now a Marine January 14, 2004 — For most Americans, D-Day -- June 6, 1944 -- was the day Allied forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, setting the Allies on a path towards total victory in WWII.  But for one of Recruiting Station Jacksonville's newest Delayed Entry Program (DEP) members, June 6th has an even deeper meaning: he was born on that day -- four times! Jeff Stockton's MORE

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