Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

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

January, 2008

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Week one in CG 6-on-6 volleyball: Set, serve, spike January 18, 2008 — Week one in the Commanding General’s Cup 6-on-6 volleyball reunited players from last year’s season and introduced some new faces on Jan. 8.  Although a new year brought forth a new season, traditions of hearty competition shone through as the players stepped on the court.  The 6-on-6 volleyball games were won with teams besting two out of three MORE
Perseverance pays off for new Marine January 18, 2008 — Coming from a broken home in Hilo, Hawaii, Pvt. Kapono Kuheana, Company H, Platoon 2175, originally joined the Marine Corps looking for the brotherhood he had never been able to experience. But it took a couple of years for him to earn the title “Marine.” Kuheana first arrived on the depot in July 2006. It was a long and rough journey. He said he MORE
Company H recruits conquer 60-foot tower January 18, 2008 — The depot’s rappel tower may have looked easy for some Company H recruits as they stood at the base of the obstacle and looked up. Recruit Jeremy McAlinden, Platoon 2170, said his thoughts were no different until he climbed 60 feet to the top. Fear then settled in and his body began to sweat and shake as he stepped near the tower’s edge. “I could MORE
True Marine, true teacher: depot’s docent leaves legacy of knowledge January 18, 2008 — After four decades of service to the Marine Corps, 34 years as a Marine and more than 10 years as a docent teaching thousands of recruits Marine Corps history at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s Command Museum, an impressive story has come to a sad ending, as James "Gunner" Carroll passed away at the age of 82. Carroll’s chronicle started in 1943 MORE
H&S Bn. Marines compete in paintball tourney January 11, 2008 — Fourteen teams from the Marine Corps Installations West competed in the first 7-on-7 West Coast Regional Paintball Tournament Dec. 13, at the Paige Field House Parade Deck at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.  To represent Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion created teams Broken and Super MORE
Company D Marine finds family in the Corps January 11, 2008 — After he spent his childhood bouncing from one foster home to the next, one Company D Marine found his permanent home in the Marine Corps.  Private James Flaurr, 19, a Terre Haute, Ind., native, lived a life of instability and neglect from the age of three. He and his siblings were taken away from their parents by his aunt, due to his parents’ MORE
CCX Combat conditioning exercises prepare Company D for battle January 11, 2008 — Equipped with a load-bearing vest and two canteens, Company D recruits battled fatigue through rain, mud and sweat to conquer the Combat Conditioning Exercise course Dec. 19.  The CCX is designed to give recruits a combat mindset by incorporating Marine Corps martial arts techniques while they are exhausted, said Sgt. Mauricio Ramirez, drill MORE
Depot prepares for 2007 tax season January 11, 2008 — The depot Tax Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be opening January 22 to provide taxpayers with free tax advice and preparation. The VITA program is available for active duty, active duty reservists, retirees and their dependants for both federal and state income taxes.  One of the main advantages of using VITA is that the MORE
Uncle, nephew graduate Marines Two family members from a small American town enlist in the Corps looking for adventure January 4, 2008 — Life before boot camp was too simple for two recruits from Platoon 3211, Company I, looking for new experiences in the Marines.  Growing up in Locust Grove, Okla., a town with fewer than 1,000 residents and only two traffic lights, Pvts. Russell Kelley and James Ingram hunted animals, chased girls and spent time with their large family living in MORE
“Attitude is everything” for San Diego recruiter January 4, 2008 — He is an early riser, out of bed by 3 a.m. and on the road to work by 4. His mission: to find highly-qualified men and women to fill the ranks of the Marine Corps.  He reports to his post with razor-sharp creases and a red blood stripe running down the outside of his trousers. Upon his head rests a white cover displaying a golden eagle, globe and MORE

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