Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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Unit News

Archive: April 2004

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Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran receives decoration for heroism April 30, 2004 — If you stretch your imagination, recruiting and combat have many similarities; the workplace is characterized by long workweeks, very little quality time with family members, a lack of conventional support and the ever-present potential risk of failure.  However, failure in recruiting results in a tarnished career, whereas in combat, it could mean MORE
Marines Attend NFL Draft April 29, 2004 — The National Football League Draft was held April 24, at Madison Square Garden, N.Y. and Marines and Soldiers from the surrounding areas were invited by the New York Metropolitan United Service Organization (USO) and the NFL to attend as honorary guests. Several Marines were on National television with the Commissioner of the NFL, Paul Tagliabue, MORE
Hispanic publication highlights Marines April 28, 2004 — The Library of Congress boasts more than ten million items within its Hispanic collection, an estimated one million books and periodicals on Latin America alone. It is in the setting of this impressive collection that the United States Marine Corps joined with TIYM Publishing at a special event to release the 2004 Hispanic Yearbook, an MORE
REMEMBERING THE BEAST April 23, 2004 — Without regard for what anyone watching might think, the drill instructors locked together in a tearful embrace. The news weighed heavy on their hearts: their best friend had fallen in combat. Sgt. Scott McLaughlin and Staff Sgt. David Watts retreated to a vulnerable state of mourning as they met at the Locker Room here April 7, just hours after MORE
Bravo Nation loses brother - Drill instructors lay to rest one of their own killed in Iraq April 23, 2004 — A funeral at Los Angeles National Cemetery Monday marked the last of a series of memorial services for a former 1st Recruit Training Battalion drill instructor who was killed in Iraq recently. Staff Sgt. Allan Walker, 28, a Lancaster Calif., native, who served with Company B, 1st RT Bn., just a few months ago, was killed by hostile ? re April 6 in MORE
Boxing team a knock out in Atlanta April 23, 2004 — Marines scored a knock-out recently when members of the Camp Lejeune, N.C., based All-Marine Boxing team made their “rounds” at three local schools. Six of the Marine Corps’ finest glove slingers, along with their coach and former All-Marine boxer Robert W. Michael, performed boxing clinics at Meadowcreek, Jonesboro and Northview High Schools in MORE
Marine serves for two homelands April 9, 2004 — Steaming toward Peru along Argentina's coastline, the lance corporal prepared to face the same army that killed his fellow Ecuadorian soldiers. "It was very difficult. I had flashbacks," said Staff Sgt. Erick E. Velez, a Kilo Company senior drill instructor. Even though Velez was operating with Marine Forces Unitas as a U.S. Marine he once operated MORE
Marine forgoes career in education to serve country April 9, 2004 — After their son earned degrees in sociology and education, Chris and Daisy Dodds thought he was on his way to a teaching career. Little did they know their 25-year-old son would be leaving Burlington, Iowa to undergo recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. PFC David C. Dodds, platoon 3053, Company K, decided to put off a MORE
High school students show strength at Youth Physical Fitness Competition April 9, 2004 — School representatives from all over Recruiting Station San Diego's territory gathered on the soccer field at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego for the 2004 Regional Youth Physical Fitness Competition April 3. Mar Vista High School continued their legacy by taking first and second place in both boy's and girl's competition. Although they took MORE
Depot has strong showing in Western Division Rifle Matches April 9, 2004 — The 2004 Western Division Matches awards ceremony was held April 2 at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. The individual rifle and pistol competition was held as a two-day event, March 30 and 31, and team competition commenced April 1. Sgt. Raymond L. Browne, primary marksmanship instructor, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, MORE

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