Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

Archive: February 2004

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To China with love - Depot Marine answers calling to spread faith in Asia February 13, 2004 — He sits at his desk tying up loose ends and doing the last of his Marine Corps duties, only stopping to sip from his Proverbs 20:7 coffee mug and reminisce over his long tenure. A sigh escapes his lips. Deputy assistant chief of staff Lt. Col. Hugh A. Henry sighs with gratitude and relief. He sips, peering over his mug into a unique future with his MORE
Hamilton Jr. ready to chase the championship in 2004 February 10, 2004 — The time has finally arrived, the #25 Team Marines Ford is ready to roll and driver Bobby Hamilton, Jr. can't wait to pick up where he left off the 2003 Busch Series season.  The White House, TN resident finished last season as the hottest driver on the series, averaging a fourth place finish over the final ten races of the season.  The journey MORE
Thirsty for More - College start grooms Marine for success February 6, 2004 — Most Marine Corps recruits arrive on the Depot fresh out of high school. For many, it's the first time being away from home with no experience as self-sufficient adults. These men need a peer to lead them through recruit life's intensity. That leader for Platoon 2143, Company I, was Lance Cpl. Justin Lewis, a 23-year-old who has five years of MORE
Senior drill instructor gets second chance to prove himself February 6, 2004 — In Sgt. Mauricio Ramirez's first training cycle, he earned the Gunnery Sgt. Nichols Award as his company's best new drill instructor. After reaching high accolades early, he became intensely aggressive, intent on being the best. But his intensity reached a point where battalion leaders had to fix his behavior. He was assigned away from the Depot MORE
Compassion Devotion Caring - Child Development Center is more than a day care February 6, 2004 — As Marine Corps cadences echo around the Depot, faint laughter resounds just beyond the recruit-training boundaries. While drill instructors transform men into Marines, another team of individuals nurtures the playful spirit of youth at the Child Development Center here. For the past 25 years, the CDC has been caring for children of service members MORE
Physical fitness tests mental toughness February 6, 2004 — Pull-ups: Pvt. Diego Camargolozano, Platoon 3141, demonstrates his might by pulling a perfect score of 20 pull-ups. Crunches: PFC LaNell Lamkin, Platoon 3137, bears down on the crunches portion of the physical fitness test. After the two minutes expired, he immediately muttered a few disappointing words. He finished with 93 crunches, seven shy of MORE
Chicago, Milwaukee educators storm Edson Range February 6, 2004 — Cpl. Cory A. Foster, field instructor, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, explains a Crucible station to Rusty W. Bluse and Robyn Anderson, both guidance counselors from Milwaukee, at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Educators visited and toured Edson Range Tuesday during their week-long visit to San Diego in conjunction with Recruiting MORE
Depot Dental promotes good habits for Children's Dental Health Month February 6, 2004 — Tooth decay is still the most common chronic childhood disease that will not resolve without treatment. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Total health, both physical and mental, is enhanced through good dental health habits learned early and reinforced throughout life.    With these facts MORE
Schwarzenegger helps welcome fellow immigrants to citizen status February 6, 2004 — Several Depot Marines were among 207 service members who became American citizens Jan. 30 in a mass naturalization ceremony hosted by the Marine Corps and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service at Camp Pendleton's South Mesa Staff Noncommissioned Officers Club. Cpl. Renison S. Kirton, administrative clerk, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion and MORE
RS Springfield Scores a Slam Dunk February 6, 2004 — Recruiting Station Springfield began a winter offensive with a slam dunk at the Basketball Hall of Fame, Jan. 29.  The offensive, which is appropriately named "Operation Slam Dunk," is designed to maintain contracting and shipping momentum during challenging months of recruiting. The months February through May are traditionally difficult MORE

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