Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

November, 2007

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Baby Boot Camp teaches needed skills to new Marine parents November 30, 2007 —  Many young couples are challenged after the births of their babies, as they try to raise them with no prior knowledge of how to take care of children. Baby Boot Camp, a one-day class aimed at preparing service members and their spouses to be confident and competent parents, was held Nov. 19, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to provide a MORE
Marathons help wounded warriors through recovery November 30, 2007 —   Four recovering wounded warrior Marines who were injured in combat operations cope with their disabilities by rising above their new limitations and competing in marathons. Sergeants Chad Carter and Chris Chandler, and Cpls. Robert Pratt and Matt Dominguez, Marine Medical Rehabilitation Platoon, Headquarters and Service Battalion, have taken to MORE
Russian adoptee beats the odds, builds a future November 30, 2007 —  Forced to fend for himself when his parents were no longer up for the challenge, Pvt. Dimitri Johnston, Platoon 3254, Company L, was exposed to the horrors of the world at a young age. Johnston, 20, remembers his abusive, alcoholic parents arguing all the time. He remembers his unemployed father taking his mother’s hard-earned money to buy vodka MORE
Sport helps wounded warriors cope with combat experiences November 30, 2007 —  The popping sound from a paintball marker sent chills down his spine. The marker, an air-powered device used to shoot paintballs, malfunctioned making a rapid popping sound. The sound would normally inspire any avid paintballer to make his move against the player experiencing the malfunction during a game, but the sound was too familiar for Lance MORE
Parade deck etiquette is a matter of tradition November 30, 2007 —  Millions of young Americans have earned the title of United States Marine and have marched countless miles across Shepherd Memorial Drill Field here at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The drill field is a revered and respected part of the depot where civilians become Marines. There is even an order that delineates what is acceptable and MORE
Depot band conductor named Musician of the Year for 2007 November 30, 2007 —  Each fall, the bands throughout the Marine Corps nominate one to become Musician of the Year, and one staff noncommissioned officer from their unit, to compete on a board for a chance to be deemed Staff Noncommissioned Officer Musician of the Year. Staff Sgt. Joey A. Payton, enlisted conductor, Marine Band San Diego, proved worthy of the position MORE
With vet's methods, bn.'s rifle scores up November 27, 2007 — As of late, the Headquarters and Service Battalion's rifle scores have vastly improved. Marksmanship instructors have created a stress-free, relaxed environment so shooters can focus more on shooting without being worried about micromanagement. One of these instructors is Sgt. Mark Sarmiento, a relaxed Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who has a MORE
Twins rejoin in boot camp after family separation November 27, 2007 — Mom hit 15-year-old William for the last time. He packed up and moved in with his older sister. Mom never laid a hand on James - the identical twin who stuck around. More than three years later, James and William Snyder moved back together, reunited under the rule of Marine Corps drill instructors. As Company H recruits, the twins have so much in MORE
Two depot Marines fly first-class to Super Bowl, box seats November 27, 2007 — Marines all over the world watched as the New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. According to reports, even in Iraq, the Marines on post that couldn't watch, would listen to the updates sent through the radio waves. Two Medical Holding Platoon Marines here who MORE

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