Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

Archive: May 2005

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Hometown hero lands in backyard May 28, 2005 — Imagine what it would be like to ride in a Marine helicopter over your hometown, knowing that you were going to fly over your house and fast-rope into your neighborhood park as hundreds of people, including your family, watched. This was the case for Lance Cpl. Christian Dominguez, a native of East Meadow, N.Y., who was one of about 20 Marines from MORE
RS Albany holds first poolee field meet May 27, 2005 — Confusion and fear immersed the cool May night as more than 200 pairs of eyes nervously followed the dark silhouette marching towards them.  Stepping into a streetlight’s beam, poolees and guests of Recruiting Station Albany caught their first glimpse of life at Marine Corps recruit training: The senior drill instructor. With the sharp edge of his MORE
Marines, chaplain volunteer at food bank again May 20, 2005 — Marine volunteers and the Headquarters and Service Battalion chaplain devoted their afternoons to sort and package food for senior citizens and the needy May 12 at the San Diego Food Bank. "This is the second time that we have done this project," said Navy Cmdr. Randal B. Craft, H&S Bn. chaplain. The Marine volunteers, usually from around the MORE
Marines Storm Castle Island May 20, 2005 — More than 300 young men and women in the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program, and 66 Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Portsmouth, N.H., spent the night at Fort Independence located on Castle Island in Boston, the site of the first Marine encampment in New England, May 20-21. The event was in conjunction with the visit of the USS John F. MORE
Hispanic Marines honored for outstanding community service May 19, 2005 — The Department of Defense in concert with National Image Incorporated, honored 10 military service members during the 17th Annual Salute to Hispanics in the Military Awards Banquet, May 19. This year’s event gathered more than 400 special guests to celebrate and honor the efforts of Hispanic military service members from the U.S. Armed Services, MORE
Sub-station's positive attitude leads to success May 14, 2005 — Less than 10 months ago, Recruiting Sub-station Greensboro, Recruiting Station Raleigh, was a struggling station.  During the third quarter of fiscal year 2004, Gunnery Sgt. Alex Quiles, a Winston-Salem native, took over as noncommissioned officer in charge of the station. At that point, there was a noticeable change in production.  So much of a MORE
Cleveland recruiter's target practice pays off May 14, 2005 — Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Perdue, a recruiter from Recruiting Sub-station Canton, recently became the first recipient of the new .50 Caliber club award at Recruiting Station Cleveland. The .50 Cal Club award replaces the older “Half-Cock” award given for the same accomplishment. The award recognizes recruiters for 50 net contracts in the first 18 MORE
New Marine makes early contribution to Corps May 14, 2005 — Many Marines go on to do great things after their transformation through boot camp and their military occupational school, but others don’t wait that long before making an impact.  Some make great strides long before they’ve even stepped onto the yellow footprints. Private first class Kevin Gallagher graduated boot camp just a few months ago and MORE
Volunteers clean beach, learn to surf Pacific May 13, 2005 — Marines, sailors and family members recently surfed and cleaned up Pacific Beach during a depot Single Marine Program outing. Early risers assembled at Crystal Pier, and SMP coordinator Britney O'Connor said 15 volunteers showed up throughout the day. Carrying large white trash bags and wearing latex gloves, the cleanup crew combed more than 800 MORE
Like father, two brothers, he is newest to join Marine family May 13, 2005 — The Marines are the few and the proud, but in the McLean family, few aren't Marines. William C. McLean, 22, joined his father and two older brothers by becoming a Marine May 6. Only two sisters, 3 and 17, remain as the only civilian siblings - for now. William's father, retired Lt. Col. D. Speed McLean, and eldest brother, Maj. Cameron McLean, MORE

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