Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

Archive: August 2005

Salt Lake City Marine awarded Bronze Star August 31, 2005 — Sergeant Maj. Jayme F. Winders, U. S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Salt Lake City sergeant major, and Aurora, Ill. native, was awarded the Bronze Star, the nation’s fourth highest military decoration, Aug. 31, for actions during combat while deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., Utah, honored Winders by personally MORE
Albany Marines aid Habitat for Humanity August 19, 2005 — Whether overseas or at home, Marines providing humanitarian assistance to a community remains an integral part of Military Operations Other Than War. In keeping with this principle, Marines from Recruiting Station Albany aid their community by building houses with their local Habitat for Humanity project. From shoveling dirt to installing dry MORE
Dodge City: Pendleton's Cheap Sunglasses reigns supreme in annual dodgeball tourney; Depot eliminated early August 12, 2005 — Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton's dodgeball team, Cheap Sunglasses, took first place in the Single Marine Program dodgeball tournament here Saturday. Representatives from four Marine installations came together for laughs, food, entertainment and competition. In the first match of the tournament, the Pink Ladies from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, MORE
MCRD San Diego's newest Marines graduate Aug. 12 August 12, 2005 — These are America's newest Marines and their leaders at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Company B graduates 271 men today: First Recruit Training Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. B. S. Blankenship Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. A. A. Spadaro Chaplain Cmdr. M. G. Mueller Battalion Drill Master Staff Sgt. L. G. Duranleau Company B MORE
CMC visits depot August 12, 2005 — Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee visited the depot Aug. 11. He began his visit at Drill Instructor School. After meeting with several of the exemplary drill instructor students, Maj. David B. Morgan, director of Drill Instructor School, briefed the Commandant on the health of the Marine recruits and drill instructors. Questions MORE
Marine Team conquers 50-mile Rock Run August 6, 2005 — The Rock Run is a 50-mile, five-person relay run around Massachusetts’ Nantucket Island. This grueling race traverses a combination of soft, sandy beaches and rocky, shell-infested shores. Runners foreign to the island often find it difficult to train for these varied conditions, which have been known to render a pair of running shoes useless by MORE
Vietnam vet shows recruits value of honor, teamwork August 5, 2005 — A retired Vietnam veteran, who served as the team leader for a Medal of Honor recipient, addressed the recruits of Company I at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Monday. Retired Maj. Steven M. Lowery narrated the heroic actions of a 12-man reconnaissance team fighting against a North Vietnamese Army platoon. Recruits reenacted MORE
Commandant wishes Coast Guard happy birthday August 5, 2005 — The depot's Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team and Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 joined other Coast Guard units as they celebrated their service's 215th birthday yesterday. "On behalf of all Marines, it is an honor to salute the United States Coast Guard as you celebrate 215 years of distinguished service to our nation," wrote MORE
Dallas Marine wife, children presented posthumous Bronze Star for husband's valor in Iraq August 4, 2005 — The wife of fallen Marine 1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney was presented the Bronze Star (posthumously) with the Combat ‘V’ device August 4 as a result of his heroic actions in Fallujah, Iraq while serving as the commander of 2nd platoon, Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team for Hawaii based 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III MORE
EAD recruiter tears up the streets August 1, 2005 — Recruiting duty has long been billed as an “independent duty” billet. A recruiter can often count on going an entire month and only see two or three other Marines. This is exactly why recruiters have always formed bonds within their respective recruiting sub-stations and often refer to themselves as “teams.” They know that when the going gets MORE