Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

Archive: August 2004

Sweet Dreams;How M&M's helped a Panamanian boy become a Marine August 30, 2004 — On a dusty street in Panama City, Panama, 10-year-old Jahir Jimenez and his friends watched silently as a squad of U.S. Marines patrolled past them. The year was 1989, and Operation JUST CAUSE was under way with two objectives: the capture of ruthless dictator Manuel Noriega, and the establishment of a democratic government in Panama. As one Marine MORE
A Visit from the Angels August 27, 2004 — The U.S. Navy Blue Angels spend a lot of their time practicing precision flying skills. Even though they are busy performing at various air shows around the U.S., they take time before each show to share their experiences with people less fortunate such as a recent visit to Niagara Falls, N.Y. Navy Lt. Gary Mullen, flight surgeon, and Petty Officer MORE
Recruiter welcomes sister home from Boot Camp August 26, 2004 — August 20 was a very exciting day for Sgt Christopher Butler; he had driven nearly 600 miles from Mobile, Ala., to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., to watch a boot camp graduation. But this was not just any graduation. Butler stood on the parade deck and was bursting with pride to see his sister graduating from boot camp on the same MORE
Departing chief DI highly regards mentorship and welfare August 20, 2004 — Who takes care of the drill instructors? Staff Sgt. Cortez L. Brown said that's his top priority. Brown is one of Company K's chief drill instructors, and he makes sure his series' drill instructors are as well rested and stress-free as possible. "I have always believed in taking care of my own," said Brown, a father of two. "Raising my girls has MORE
Recruiting, a family affair August 20, 2004 — Recruiters are constantly seeking highly qualified young men and women to fill the future ranks of the Marine Corps.  One recruiter, however, did not have to look any further than home to find what he was looking for. When Sgt. Seth Bai checked into Recruiting Station Springfield in May he knew that his brother had what it takes to become a Marine. MORE
RS Albany Marines aid Habitat for Humanity August 19, 2004 — Whether overseas or at home, Marines providing humanitarian assistance to a community remains an integral part of Military Operations Other Than War. In keeping with this principle, Marines from Recruiting Station Albany aid their community by building houses with their local Habitat for Humanity project. From shoveling dirt to installing dry MORE
OIF Sgt. pins on Bronze Star August 13, 2004 — A sergeant in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program received a Bronze Star with Combat "V" device July 30 for courageous acts during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Col. Salvador J. Calleros, depot deputy chief of staff pinned the award on Sgt. Christopher M. Genetti in a formation at Friday Morning Colors at Pendleton Hall. "I feel honored MORE