Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

April, 2005

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Elderly woman's trailer home gets love from volunteers April 23, 2005 — A handful of depot Marines and community volunteers joined up April 23 to tidy up an elderly San Diegan's home as part of Rebuilding San Diego. The effort, formerly called Christmas in San Diego, is a local chapter of Rebuilding Together America. The national day for this event was April 30, but volunteers decided to start early. Capt. Bryan R. MORE
Recruits climb high obstacles for confidence before advancing to 2nd phase April 22, 2005 — One week before recruits go north to Camp Pendleton and begin rifle and field training, they execute a motivational exercise called Confidence Course II. "It's really a confidence booster," said Staff Sgt. Roger Taylor, close combat instructor, Instructional Training Company. "Confidence Course II is where the recruits tackle all the high MORE
African immigrant left well-to-do lifestyle for service in American military April 22, 2005 — Though college educated in West Africa, when Ousmane M. Goumandakoye landed in the American West in 1999 following his father's wishes, he knew little. He did know, however, that he wanted to be a Marine. "I got off the plane and I didn't know what to do," said Goumandakoye. "My father told me to remember two words: hotel and cab." The eldest of MORE
RS Jacksonville 'cowboys up' April 22, 2005 — Donkeys have a strong sense of survival. They evolved in an extremely rugged terrain and can now thrive and succeed in any situation that they encounter.  It’s not stubbornness – it’s Mother Nature – yet they are smart enough to know when they must adapt.  Recruiters, who bear a resemblance to these loyal steeds, also have a strong sense of MORE
N.Y. Parade Commitee donates $11,000 to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund April 20, 2005 — The hard chargers of 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, were presented with an award April 20 for participating in the 9th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rockville Centre. The Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Parade Committee presented the Marines with the award for best performance by a military unit or historical reenactment group and honored MORE
San Diego recruits learn choking techniques April 15, 2005 — Recruit Wayne Robinson, Platoon 3073, M Company, cringed when Sgt. Oliver Schiess wrapped him in a python-like blood choke. "When he squeezed, I felt tingling around my brain," said Robinson, red in the face. "I got really light headed." Fortunately, this was only training. There are two chokes that recruits must learn - the rear choke and the MORE
Marine throws opening pitch in Padres home opener April 15, 2005 — The San Diego Padres baseball team honored America's military at its season home opener April 7 at Petco Park when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 in 12 innings. The Navy's Leap Frogs parachuted onto the field, sailors unfurled a giant American flag in the outfield; a Marine once stationed at the depot sang the national anthem; the depot MORE
MCRD San Diego's newest Marines graduate April 15 April 15, 2005 — These are America's newest Marines and their leaders at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Company L graduated 354 men April 15: LIMA COMPANY Third Recruit Training Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. R. W. Gates Chaplain Lt. F. P. Munoz Sergeant Major Sgt. Major S. B. Mearkle Battalion Drill Master Gunnery Sgt. C. T. Balcazar Company L MORE
'Determined to integrate': Montford Point men pioneered equality in Corps April 15, 2005 — June 25, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802 establishing the fair employment practice that began to erase discrimination in the Armed Forces.The Army's Buffalo Soldiers, the Air Force's Tuskegee Airmen and the Navy's Golden Thirteen, though rarely mentioned, all mark a pivotal point in United States' military history MORE
First Marine Corps District Awards Nearly $8 Million in Scholarships April 13, 2005 — The 1st Marine Corps Recruiting District announced that Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarships valued at $7,950,000 have been awarded for the coming academic year to 53 applicants throughout Northeastern United States. One hundred ninety-eight applications were submitted and 27 percent of the applications were selected for $150 MORE

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