Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

February, 2004

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Marine's weekend hobby more than just a high-flying lifestyle February 27, 2004 — A bright sun illuminates the Southern California desert tracks, clouded by dirt flinging from the tires of a new Honda CRF450R motorcycle. Sunbeams glare off the chrome of the avid rider's helmet. After about half an hour of soaring jumps and rough landings, the sweaty rider cruises up to his truck and steps off his top-of-the-line bike, less than MORE
Spend the night - Hotel Company will leave the light on February 27, 2004 — When smells of bar soap and mouthwash blend with the musty air hanging in the house, the Platoon 2150 recruits in Hotel Hell know they'll soon be asleep. However, before lights-out - a cherished time comparable to meal time, or mail call - they must complete a basic daily routine drill instructors call BDR. This ensures good health and personal MORE
Competition helps Depot Marines hone marksmanship skills February 27, 2004 — More than 40 Marines took a shot at enhancing their marksmanship skills during the annual Depot Competition in Arms Program held at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The shooting competition was held Feb. 10-13, but the program began Jan. 26 when shooters arrived at Weapons Field Training Battalion for training by reviewing marksmanship MORE
Montford Point Marines observe modern-day recruit training; reflect on service during segregation February 27, 2004 — Several of the pioneering Marines who trained at Montford Point, N.C., in the 1940s visited the Depot Feb. 13 to attend the morning colors ceremony and Company D's graduation, followed by a visit to the command museum. The Montford Point Marines blazed a trail into the Corps' future while at the same time marking their place in its history books MORE
Marines join in La Raza celebration February 24, 2004 — The Marine Corps Recruiting Command joined the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in honoring members of Congress at the 2004 Capitol Awards at the National Building Museum here. This year the NCLR honored Senator Blanche L. Lincoln (D-Ark.), Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), and Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) for their contributions to Latino MORE
Vermont makes Hummer a hit February 24, 2004 — Recruiting Substation Barre took an average Marine Corps Humvee appearance to new levels Feb. 24 by using a local radio station to amplify the awareness. Normally, a Hummer appearance draws big crowds no matter where it goes.  It has a $20,000 stereo system, plasma screen television and comes complete with a Play Station II mounted in the trunk.  MORE
New Marine gained discipline, lost weight February 23, 2004 — “The change is forever.” No truer words have been spoken about the remarkable transformation undergone by PFC Jesus Vega. The newly trained Marine on Permissive Recruiter Assistance Program orders at Recruiting Substation Fort Pierce, Fla., breathed new life into the Corps’ old motto by taking initiative to change his 305-pound body into the lean, MORE
Hamilton, Jr. finishes eighth in Rockingham February 21, 2004 — The only things missing from Bobby Hamilton, Jr.’s run through an obstacle course on Saturday were the jump over water and the rope climb.  The rest of the traditional obstacle course features managed to find their way into Hamilton, Jr.’s 200-mile run in the Goody’s Headache Powders 200.  Despite collisions with cars, run ins with the wall, tire MORE
Hamilton, Jr. starts season off with safe run in Daytona Beach February 17, 2004 — For a driver with a passion for leading laps and winning races, the Hershey’s Kisses 300 brought a change of pace for Bobby Hamilton, Jr.  Since last June, the White House, Tenn., resident has been a fixture in the front of the pack, dominating the NASCAR Busch Series. Hopefully that will be the case beginning next week in Rockingham, N.C., but MORE
SoCal and Las Vegas high schoolers gathered for Recruiting Station San Diego's Crucible Challenge February 13, 2004 — Two hundred thirty-five high school students from Recruiting Station San Diego's area gathered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 6 for the second Crucible Challenge, a weekend of sleeping in the field and negotiating Crucible obstacles like Marine Corps recruits. The students arrived at Camp Pendleton Friday from Imperial, San MORE

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