Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

May, 2005

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DI saves life during coffee break May 13, 2005 — An M Company drill instructor became a local hero May 4, when he saved a man's life in a San Diego McDonald's drive-thru line. Staff Sgt. Jaime Nicholson was on his way to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., to join his platoon for the Crucible when he stopped at the McDonald's on Balboa Drive to grab a quick cup of coffee. "I was about to MORE
Marines present Silver Star, bronze bust to fallen comrade’s family May 13, 2005 — Residents of Shelbyville, a small Tennessee town, were recently paid a special visit by United States Marines donned in their dress blues.  The visit was a bright point in a tragic story of sacrifice and heroism. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C., descended upon the Shelbyville Court House to MORE
Team Marines buckles up May 12, 2005 — What does driving at speeds in excess of 180 miles per hour have to do with safety in the Marine Corps? It means a whole lot when Team Marines Racing is involved. Recently, the Safety Division, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC), joined with Team Marines Racing and driver Ashton Lewis Jr., to produce a public service announcement (PSA) on driver MORE
RS Harrisburg Prepares Pennsylvania Natives for Boot Camp May 7, 2005 — Approximately 400 future Marines gathered May 7, 2005 at Fort Indian Town Gap, Pa., for Recruiting Station Harrisburg’s Annual Future Marine Challenge. The event is a series of physically and mentally challenging obstacles similar to those found in Recruit Training.  The purpose is to familiarize the future Marines with boot camp and to allow them MORE
RS N.Y. Marines Learn Lessons/History of the Past May 7, 2005 — The leaders of Recruiting Station New York recently trekked through the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa., to learn why their commander named a two-month recruiting offensive “Operation Fix Bayonet.”The operation was designed to increase production during the historically “difficult” months of March and April. Major J.J. Dill, commanding officer of MORE
New Jersey holds Annual Field Meet May 7, 2005 — They came from the cities, farms, and coastal communities, competing for the top recruiting substation trophy and bragging rights for the year.  More than 350 future Marines from the state of New Jersey gathered for the annual Poolee Field Meet held at Naval Weapons Station Earle, May 7, 2005. According to Sgt. Maj. Ray Centeno, sergeant major of MORE
Marines have to master this job before any other May 6, 2005 — The Marine Corps is full of administrative clerks, combat photographers, supply chiefs and so on, but just like infantrymen, all Marines must become riflemen first. After four weeks training at the depot, recruits move 40-miles north to Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., for field and weapons training.  Much of the MORE
New Jersey Marines Awarded State’s Top Medal May 6, 2005 — Six Marines from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, received New Jersey’s highest military award; the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, May 6, 2005. The medals were awarded for the Marines actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The medals were presented by Senator Joseph F. Vitale, MORE
Marines spread message of opportunity to Hispanic community May 2, 2005 — Representatives from the United States Marine Corps, along with top members of the national and international Hispanic community, gathered April 27, for the release of the 2005 Hispanic Yearbook at the Library of Congress. The annual publication, now in its 19th year, is published by TIYM Publishing Company, Inc., as a resource and referral guide MORE

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