Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

October, 2005

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Sweat pours as Semper Fit moves spinning workout outside October 28, 2005 — With sweaty brows, exercisers slogged out of a tent pitched next to Murphy Field House on a sunny Oct. 19. They jumped; they sprinted; they passed medicine balls. After that, they were back in the tent. Inside, as the sun and body heat cooked the air, participants mounted exercise bikes and glistened with sweat as part of Survival Cycle, a new MORE
Intuition propels twins through training October 28, 2005 — "Recruit Wombles times two!" yelled the drill instructor as two heads popped up simultaneously. Acknowledging the call, they both rose to their feet and ran to the front of the barracks. Cody L. and Kyle D. Wombles grew up in the small town of Pleasant Hill, Ill. Living in a town with less than 1,000 people, the two Company F recruits welcomed the MORE
Brooklyn Reserve Marines keep families informed October 24, 2005 — The Reserve Marines here have readily answered the call to serve their country during these uncertain times, but these men and women cannot do this without the support of their families. The 6th Communication Battalion headquartered in Brooklyn recently held their annual Family Day to thank these families, build camaraderie and provide useful MORE
Salt Lake City Marine Reenlists With All That Jazz October 17, 2005 — His only wish was to get inside the Delta Center, home of the Utah Jazz, and enlist for a fifth time at center court.  Much to his surprise, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Miguel Bridges, Recruiting Station Salt Lake City supply chief, got more than he bargained for. When Bridges met up with fellow Marines in the lobby of the Delta Center he was just thrilled MORE
‘The Beast’ takes future Seattle Marines to the mat October 16, 2005 — Professional wrestler and Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Dan “The Beast" Severn took time out of his busy schedule to talk to members of the Delayed Entry Program (poolees) and Marines from Recruiting Station Seattle Sunday. Severn was in town promoting a mixed-martial arts competition, the X-Fighting Championship, at the Tacoma Dome where MORE
Marines hefty load unshouldered October 14, 2005 — Throughout his whole life, he was always the slow, fat, out-of-shape kid in his class. Determined to be a Marine, and after a recruiter told the hefty applicant that only his chances were slim, Pfc. Braden Wiley would change. "You only get one shot at life," said Wiley, Platoon 3117, Company K. "Nobody wants to live it like a fat slob." At age MORE
Marines introduce first San Diego Monday Night Football game in nearly a decade October 14, 2005 — Three depot drill instructors auditioned Sunday at Qualcomm stadium for the chance to be the pre-game opener of the Monday Night Football Chargers vs. Steelers, game.  Staff Sgt. Chris C. Krusemark, senior drill instructor, Platoon 1115, Company C, commanded the drill instructors to attention before giving the game viewers preparatory command: MORE
Recruiting's commanding general becomes senior ranking active duty African American Marine October 7, 2005 — The Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, was frocked to his current rank Oct. 7 during a ceremony held here at Geiger Hall. The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Michael W. Hagee, oversaw the frocking and reaffirmed Gaskin's commitment as a leader of Marines. "His current job is one of the most MORE
Tempers flare as depot hoopsters shut down civilian team October 7, 2005 — Marines coolly walked away from a tempered game after the depot's varsity basketball team crushed Kensington, a civilian team, 56-34 at the San Diego Citadel in Clairemont, Tuesday. The game started out with the depot scoring 19 relentless points, answered back only once by a foul shot for a single point. Momentum continued for the Marines, who MORE
New Marine finds refuge in Corps after years of mourning lost sister October 7, 2005 — Disturbed by the loss of his sister, her boyfriend and his family at the age of 15, a Company G recruit lived through the traumatizing experience of a grieving loss at a young age, which ultimately compelled him to join the Marine Corps. Pvt. Adam Boss, Platoon 2113, was impacted in several ways after his sister was murdered in one of several MORE

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