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Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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Golfers tee-off to raise money for Wounded Warriors May 11, 2007 — Sunshine peeked through the trees just after 6:30 a.m. on Monday while hundreds of golfers gathered at Cottonwood Golf Club to raise money for active duty Marines wounded or injured in the line of duty. Though it’s too early to tell how much was raised, last year’s Wounded Marines Benefit Golf Tournament brought in about $40,000, according to MORE
Corps honors Marine spouses during appreciation day May 11, 2007 — Depot spouses were treated to a free event hosted by Marine Corps Community Services in accordance with the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ designation of Military Spouse Appreciation Day Saturday. The event gave spouses the opportunity develop and enhance their skills through networking, education and fun activities. “Military spouses are the MORE
Depot Safety Office hosts awareness fair, blood drive May 11, 2007 — Depot service members and guests were given the opportunity to attend this quarter’s safety fair and blood drive, which was coordinated here by the Depot Safety Office May 3. The event’s participants included the California Highway Patrol, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the U.S. Coast Guard Community Emergency MORE
Hoop there it is, H&S Bn. takes week 7 May 11, 2007 — After seven weeks of Commanding General’s Cup five-on-five full court basketball, Headquarters & Service Battalion came out on top, increasing their lead for the CG’s Cup Wednesday. The day started with a Support Bn. 2 forfeit, which pushed 3rd Bn. to the next phase. The forfeit was followed by a close H&S Bn. win over 12th Marine Corps District, MORE
Sudan native finds life-long dream of freedom May 11, 2007 — Throughout his life as a political refugee in Central Africa, one Company L Marine has seen and heard stories about the United States Marines and the good deeds they have done for his region. Private First Class Majhok Chaw, Platoon 3250, has spent most of his 24-year life traveling thousands of miles across four different countries by foot, MORE
H&S Bn. pockets 9-ball tourney ;in the race for CG’s Cup points May 11, 2007 — Headquarters and Service Battalion won the Commanding General’s Cup billiards tournament at the depot recreation center Tuesday. More than 40 players showed up for the tournament, which made for good competition between the pool sharks. The number of players dwindled toward the championship match. Playing the best two of three games, the MORE
Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard makes first appearance at Kentucky Derby May 09, 2007 — The United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard penned another chapter in its distinguished and illustrious history May 3-5, participating in events leading up to and including the 2007 Kentucky Derby. Although Street Sense stole the show, winning the 133rd running of the race, the color guard had the momentous honor of marching in the Pegasus MORE
H&S Bn. takes hike: Hundreds march 7 miles through town in unit's first organized hump in years May 08, 2007 — San Diegans may have been surprised to wake up and find a Marine battalion hiking through the neighborhood Feb. 10. Headquarters and Service Battalion Marines and sailors, including the depot commanding general, stepped off on an all-hands, seven-mile hike that morning for battalion-wide physical training designed to boost camaraderie and MORE
Eagle (globe and anchor) Scout: Grad discovers Marine leadership requires a bit more than what Boy Scouts taught May 08, 2007 — In a family full of Boy Scouts of America, it was hard for Brian W. Gize to stay away from the pack. Afterall, his mother, Carolyn Brandenberger, and father, Bill Gize, were active supporters. Starting out as a Cub Scout, Gize made his way through the ranks to become an Eagle Scout, which many scouts rarely achieve, said Gize. To earn this coveted MORE
Stronger and stronger: Marines like these depot ladies carry on a strengthening legacy for the Corps and equality May 08, 2007 — In 1918, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels allowed women to serve in clerical roles in the Marine Corps. Officially, Opha Mae Johnson became the first female Marine Aug. 13, 1918. That year, about 300 women joined the Corps to hold down clerical positions for the Marines off fighting in World War I. Congress passed the Women's Armed Services MORE

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