Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

September, 2004

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Future Marines Act as Victims to Support Local Community September 18, 2004 — Approximately 60 poolees from Recruiting Station Harrisburg, Recruiting Sub-stations Capital City and Carlisle participated in a full-scale emergency training exercise at the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) September 18.  The poolees imitated injuries ranging from minor bumps and bruises to fatalities to add realism to the exercise which is MORE
Marine Corps bids farewell to highest-ranking Hispanic officer September 17, 2004 — Brigadier General Walter B. Gaskin assumed command of Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) this afternoon in a ceremony at the Lejeune Hall parade field here. Major General Christopher Cortez relinquished his final command and he retired after 33 years of service to the Marine Corps. Cortez retires as the highest-ranking Hispanic American MORE
From a fractured Haitian home, he became a Marine by learning from scratch September 17, 2004 — It was a stormy night in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and the 15-year-old boy lay on his bare mattress shivering as the cold rain filtered through the ceiling and soaked his bed. "It was so bad," said Pfc. Nasson Nesthant in tears. "My mother and my sister and me sat in the house, cold and wet. Hungry." Nineteen-year-old Nesthant, now a member of Platoon MORE
SoCal poolees visit depot, see boot camp beforehand September 17, 2004 — Prospective Marines from the recruiting substation in Van Nuys, Calif. - some joined by their parents and their recruiters - visited the depot Sept. 10 to get a beforehand look at training. Company A drill instructor Staff Sgt. Armando Figueroa guided the group around the base and explained different recruit training stages. While leading the tour, MORE
DI dad keeps commitment September 17, 2004 — He committed to training new Marines, and he said that's what he'll do, even if he must be away from his son and daughter. Platoon 1097's senior drill instructor, Staff Sgt. Michael J. Brown, has served the last two years with Company B. The Marines there have supported him since he came to the company while in the final stages of a divorce. He MORE
'Quarters One' becomes French Quarter September 17, 2004 — The depot and Western Recruiting Region commanding general held his annual officers' reception at Quarters One here Saturday. Brig. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. invited more than 300 officers and community leaders to an evening of drinks, food, music and good conversation. "The general's officers' reception is a way to enhance camaraderie between the MORE
Drill field longtimer talks about every Marine's first leader: the DI September 17, 2004 — For the past five years, two drill instructors - one man, one woman - have locked their cold, bronze gazes upon every graduating Marine to cross Shepherd Field. And they have manned their post without ever missing a ceremony.The monument - The Known Marine - was sculpted by John Chalk and chiefly envisioned in September 1967 by retired Sgt. Maj. MORE
Marines, poolees remember fallen comrades of 9/11, GWOT September 11, 2004 — Approximately 20 poolees from Recruiting Substation Atlantic City, N.J., gathered for their monthly meeting September 11, 2004. This month’s meeting was designed to remind the poolees to never forget their fallen comrades.In front of the recruiting substation, Staff Sgt. Kevin A. Stom, staff non-commissioned officer-in-charge, RSS Atlantic City, MORE
Central Jersey poolees meet Philadelphia Eagles football players September 11, 2004 — Poolees from Recruiting Substation Central Jersey were rewarded for their hard work and motivation during their monthly poolee meeting, September 11, 2004. Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Sanders, staff noncommissioned officer in charge, RSS Central Jersey, facilitated a meeting with several players from the Philadelphia Eagles football team at Trott’s Spot MORE
Midway defenders hold final reunion September 10, 2004 — The sun began to set on the two-square-mile island group named Midway. Its Sand and Eastern islands sit in the central Pacific Ocean. "Two destroyers attacked," said Don J. Drake, former private first class and searchlight operator for 6th Defense Battalion. "The events are very easy to remember," said the gray-haired gentleman in his 80s. At dusk, MORE

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