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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
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Marine, American Idol Receives Medal July 28, 2004 — Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Gracin, American Idol 2 alumni, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal July 28, by Col. Warren J. Foersch, commanding officer, 1st Marine Corps District, Garden City, N.Y. According to the citation, Gracin received the award for his outstanding support of the 1st MCD’s recruiting mission, making appearances at MORE
Recruiter enlists 11 in one month -- Q & A with Springfield's finest July 20, 2004 — He is the Michael Jordan of recruiters, scoring 11 contracts in the month of June for Recruiting Station Springfield.  This Cleveland, OH native has been on the job for less than a year, but he is setting the standard for what is expected of an RS Springfield recruiter.  Staff Sgt. Christopher F. Lanski, Recruiting Substation Waterbury canvassing MORE
DI duty is hard - Though it might be understated, one detaching drill instructor knows just how demanding duty can be July 16, 2004 — "This is the hardest thing I have ever done," Staff Sgt. Javier Lozano said about being a drill instructor, one who issues challenges and guides recruits through Marine Corps boot camp. Now, after many trials and learning experiences, his three-year DI duty tour secures. "Drill instructor's are demanding of each other," said the 28-year-old MORE
Marines participate in 2004 NAACP Convention July 15, 2004 — The 'City of Brotherly Love' was host to the 95th Annual NAACP Convention July 10-15, here, and the Marines were on hand to showcase the achievements of diversity within the ranks of the United States Marine Corps. More than 15,000 visitors, NAACP members and exhibitors from across the country filled the Philadelphia convention center to MORE
Marine trades civil duty for combat duty July 15, 2004 — Honor, courage, commitment--the values that are the core of every United States Marine.  "Whether active or reserve, you live the Marine Corps core values twenty-four, seven, 365. There is no reason or excuse to ever waiver from those values." Such are the words and the heart of Chief Warrant Officer Kim T. Adamson, local Salt Lake City Marine in MORE
African-American Marine pioneer honored at 2004 NAACP convention July 13, 2004 — An African-American Marine pioneer who helped pave the way for generations of black military service members was honored July 13, at an NAACP Youth Advisor’s luncheon held during the 95th Annual NAACP Convention. More than 500 NAACP Youth Advisors, high school and college students and a handful of Marines from across the country celebrated the MORE
Raised from Navy roots, twins branch to different services July 9, 2004 — "Recruit training is like the top of the Reaper; when you are looking up, you are not sure you can make it, but when you're looking down, you know you have made it," said PFC Joshua R. Mace, Company H honor man. Having climbed to the pinnacle of recruit training, Mace graduates today and joins the armed services with his identical twin, Army PFC MORE
Marines warm up to diversity in Phoenix July 7, 2004 — Perhaps it was the Arizona heat or feelings of patriotism that brought on a warm reception for the Marine Corps as members of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, 8th Marine Corps Recruiting District and Recruiting Station Phoenix, participated in the 26th Annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference here, June 26-29. The four-day event, MORE
Marine Celebrity Lends Talent To Recruiting July 2, 2004 — In support of 1st Marine Corps District’s recruitment effort, American Idol alumnus, Lance Cpl. Josh Gracin continued his Northeastern tour last Friday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. As a guest co-host of ‘Kicks Country 94.3 FM morning show with Captain Buzz and Brandi’, Gracin spent two hours on-air speaking about the Marine Corps, and serenading the MORE
American Idol Marine steals show in the Bronx July 1, 2004 — Recruiting Station New York recently took advantage of an opportunity to maximize their presence at an Enhanced Area Canvassing event by showcasing the talents of Lance Cpl. Josh Gracin, country-artist of Lyric Street Records, at the Bronx Salutes America Fireworks Spectacular held at Orchard Beach, Bronx, N.Y. Working alongside his record company MORE

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