Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

February, 2006

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Lifelong Dream Becomes Reality Despite Obstacles February 28, 2006 — Since he was young, Nick Leonhard has always dreamed of becoming a Marine. He can remember wrestling with his uncle, who retired from the U.S. Army, and telling him he would beat him someday when he became a Marine. During his senior year in high school, Leonhard enlisted into the Delayed Entry Program, a program designed to prepare young men and MORE
Lewis kicks off season in spectacular fashion February 24, 2006 — Team Marines Racing heads west all revved up for the second race of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series, after escaping the Hershey’s Kissables 300 at the Daytona International Speedway last week with minor scrapes and bruises. Ashton Lewis Jr., driver of the #25 Team Marines Ford Fusion, scored a spectacular 12th place finish as he came MORE
A True Marine Corps Gladiator February 23, 2006 — Sergeant Major John L. Estrada, 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, proudly displays the gladiator sword and helmet presented to him by the Fighting 1st Marine Corps District during the E-8/E-9 Leadership Summit in Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 21-24. Senior Leaders from 1st Marine Corps District, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Marine Corps MORE
Team Marines geared for fury February 16, 2006 — Team Marines Racing is primed and ready to kick off the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series race season in furious fashion this weekend during the Hershey's Kissables 300 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Following a busy off season, Team Marines driver Ashton Lewis, Jr. a veteran of 191 Busch Series races, returns to Team Rensi Motorsports for MORE
RS Springfield Boldly Steps Into the Future February 13, 2006 — The Operations Office at Recruiting Station Springfield is like any other around 1st Marine Corps District. Recruiting substations are checking in with the Operations Chief. Only Cpl. Phillip J. Ginsberg, operations clerk, RS Springfield is able to update the board from his computer. Unlike other operations offices around the district, RS MORE
Last promotion from last recruit February 11, 2006 — Many Marines are familiar with the phrase, “it’s a small Corps,”  but there are two Marines, who — through their career — have been witness to how small it can be. One of the Marines promoted to master gunnery sergeant in December was done so by the last Marine he enlisted as a canvassing recruiter. But for Master Gunnery Sgt. Eric G. Martin, MORE
Evansville, Ind., delivers mailman to Parris Island February 11, 2006 — He already has an eagle on his uniform, but now he’s ready to put that one on hold for another – the eagle, globe and anchor.  This 34-year-old, postal worker hung up his mailbag and headed for Parris Island Oct. 12 but not without a few bumps in the road.  Glennon Parks Jr., has been a postal worker for the last 15 years.  He started at the U.S. MORE
Marines help students wrestle with future choices February 11, 2006 — With the war in Iraq ongoing and the media coverage endless, many in today’s world are under the impression that joining the military means going straight to war.  Not the case for Staff Sgt. James R. Shillow and Lance Cpl. Joseph W. Zinkan, two Marines on the All Marine Wrestling Team from Quantico, Va., who visited Recruiting Station Richmond MORE
'I’ve always wanted to join' February 11, 2006 — High school years are a time when memories are made from homecoming, senior prom, finals and finally graduation.  It is also a time for many important decisions.  In the junior year of high school these decisions could have a major impact on the next five years of a student’s life as he or she starts narrowing lists of colleges and career paths. MORE
No damsels in distress here February 11, 2006 — Making the choice to become a Marine is one of the hardest, but for these women it was easy. “I know that I wanted to become a Marine, and I am willing to make the proper changes in my life to make it happen,” said future Marine Brianna Stuckey recruited out of Raleigh, N.C. Recruiting Station Raleigh conducted its biannual all-female pool MORE

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