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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

3280 Russell Road, 2nd Floor Quantico, Va. 22134
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Marine had no reason to join apart from desire to serve August 18, 2006 — Three college degrees, five years as a firefighter and even owning his own home and truck before the age of 30 wasn’t enough for Pfc. Wendell R. Simmons, Platoon 3015, Company M.   Simmons, a 28-year-old native of Long Beach, Calif., is the type of person who wants to accomplish everything he can in life.   Every year, Simmons writes a list of MORE
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Drill instructors teach advanced methods of self-defense, martial arts August 18, 2006 — Since August 2005, almost every drill instructor who has graduated from Drill Instructor School here has attended the Instructors’ Course at the depot’s Marine Corps Martial Arts Program facility.   The course is designed to give drill instructors more knowledge and experience with the materials taught in MCMAP before they teach it to the recruits. MORE
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Rappel tower tests recruits’ will, guts August 11, 2006 — As a young recruit peeks over the rappel tower’s edge, his forehead begins to perspire and his limbs begin to shake. The recruit knows he must face his fear of heights as he knows the only way off this obstacle is straight down.   He gets into position with his toes on the edge and his heels facing away from the tower. In a matter of seconds, he MORE
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General changes: Maj. Gen. Paxton bids farewell to depot, Western Recruiting Region August 04, 2006 — While addressing a gathered crowd during a recent Morning Colors ceremony at Pendleton Hall, the commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region paused, which has become a routine over his three years at the depot, to allow the roaring noise of an outgoing airplane from nearby Lindbergh Field to fade MORE
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Senior ranking Hispanic female promoted to brigadier general August 02, 2006 — Today is another landmark day in Marine Corps history.  For the past 230 years, only five females have ever held the rank of general officer in the Marine Corps.  Today, the sixth female Marine was promoted to general officer and she is the first Hispanic female to hold the rank of brigadier general.    Brigadier General Angela Salinas was MORE
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